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The Crooked 45 – ‘Why Are You Complaining’ – OUT NOW
The Crooked 45 is a UK rock trio based in Reading featuring ex-members of Attention Thieves, Alex Green and James Harris, with singer-songwriter Sam C Harris. The Crooked 45 have enjoyed widespread support from the likes of BBC Radio, BBC Introducing, Total Rock & were featured as artists of the week by Louder following the release of their debut EP ‘Heathens’.
MAYDAY PARADE RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘WHAT IT MEANS TO FALL APART’
“Life can be pretty hectic no matter who you are,” drummer Jake Bundrick shares about the single. “‘Think Of You’ is about not wanting to miss a single moment with someone in your life, and cherishing every moment you do have with that person, place or thing.”
NATE SMITH FINDS HEAVEN ON EARTH IN NEW SONG, “I DON’T WANNA GO TO HEAVEN”
Written by Nate and Daniel Fernandez, “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven” went viral on TikTok after he first posted a clip of it in September. Since then, the song has amassed over 3.5 million views, 550k likes, and 30k fan video creations on the platform.
YEИDRY x J Balvin Unveil Their Latest Offering “Instinto”
“A man and a woman long for a lust-filled love outside of their respective mundane relationships. They follow their instincts because they’re drawn to each other both emotionally and physically…But ultimately don’t act on their feelings and resist each other,” explains YEИDRY about the meaning behind the song.
SIAMESE Release Music Video for “Sloboda” – New Album ‘Home’ Coming December 10th
THE LURKING FEAR RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “FUNERAL ABYSS”
“Here’s another song off “Death, Madness, Horror, Decay” for you. This time we decided to go for a heavier one, because you do need some heaviness too, not only speed,” states The Lurking Fear lead guitarist Jonas Stålhammar about the track.
HONNE UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘THREE STRIKES’ FT. KHALID
Directed by Greg Davenport (JP Cooper, Rag’n’Bone Man), the video – which unfurls like a series of daydreams – captures the deep-set, visceral emotions of the track itself. Opening with HONNE members Andy and James playing the track lying on a living room floor, the visuals then flow between gritty, filmic portraits of different protagonists each going through something; from a midwife clocking in for her shift, to an amateur boxer taking notes from his coach, to a schoolgirl catching her breath in between lessons.
Lo-fi Electronic Artist Animalweapon Releases Shimmering New Single “Deserve”
Bedroom Synthwave / Electronic artist ANIMALWEAPON (née Patrick Cortes) has finally returned with his latest single “Deserve” via Polychromatic Records. Streamable now on Spotify and Apple Music, the track tackles relatable mental health issues of anxiety and depression. Says Cortes, “‘It’s about realizing that you don’t deserve to let depression or trauma or anxiety ruin your life, which is something I’ve known I’ve been doing for a very long time, brought into even sharper relief when I recently started going back to therapy with a firmer commitment.”
Today Ovlov’s highly-anticipated and long-awaited third full length Buds is out via their long time label home Exploding In Sound. The follow up to their beloved 2018 LP TRU, the album has already seen praise from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, MTV, and Stereogum , and in the last two days has been the subject of major feature coverage from FADER, BroolynVegan, Uproxx, FLOOD, Talkhouse & Paste, who said that the album “followe[s] up a cult-fave album (or in this case, two) with an effort that preserves the band’s strengths while also showcasing artistic growth and illuminating a path forward.”
AT THE MOVIES, Featuring Members Of Pretty Maids, Soilwork, Royal Hunt, Therion, King Diamond, And More, Unveils Music Video For “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover) In Celebration Of Today’s 7″ Release
Scandinavian all-star group AT THE MOVIES are set to release two albums, The Soundtrack Of Your Life – Vol. 2, featuring movie hits from the ‘90s, and The Soundtrack Of Your Life – Vol. 1, featuring movie hits from the ‘80s, on January 7th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records.
Joy Again Release New Single/Video “What Lovers Do”
“What Lovers Do” marks Joy Again’s first release with Arista Records. The dreamy, lo-fi track explores “a playful cat and mouse game, the push and pull of a complicated relationship, and a rumination on the perpetuity of love.”
ENIGMATIC UÈLE LAMORE LOOKS INTO “THE DARK”
Uèle Lamore has always explored music’s infinite possibilities. Been enraptured by the joy it can bring. Both elements have fueled the 27-year-old Franco-Amerian artist’s curiosity and creativity as she’s deftly weaved a love of jazz, rock, indie, hip hop, trip hop, and classical music with conducting the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO), experimenting with AI-generated sounds, and exploring modular, electronic, and synthetic elements.
Bio: The Mighty Capeech has been making ground on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts with an upbeat feel & boom-bap, Primo-style beats (heavy drums and soul samples) & raps that never disappoint. Influenced by Rakim, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep & Tribe Called Quest. You were waiting for someone to bring that 90’s hip hop back, Capeech is your guy.
Iconic hardcore guitar player and frontman Billy Graziadei has a new full length BillyBio album coming out on AFM Records in 2022 titled Leaders And Liars. Earlier this week a video was unwittingly leaked by sometime Graziadei collaborator Lindsay Martin on her Instagram @drummerlinz.
MONSTA X RELEASE 10TH MINI ALBUM, NO LIMIT
Produced by Rapper Joohoney; focus track and music video for “Rush Hour” convey a central message that sets a specific tone for the new album. As the phrase suggests, “Rush Hour” refers to a chaotic situation or time, emphasizing Monsta X’s identity by comparing the current music industry to congested traffic during rush hour. Within the music video, the band members have competed nonstop in the cold grayish city, have pioneered a barren land and walked their own path. Their ambitious steps towards their final goals are portrayed as off-road driving, and the unchanging competitive society is depicted as hanging on by a thread from a high place.
After non-stop demands from fans, aka the “phemily” to #freesillyputty, multi-talented LA alt-pop enigma phem has released her new upbeat love song anthem “Silly Putty.” phem has been performing this energetic track on her current tour supporting Waterparks and is eager for fans to finally hear it recorded.
Speaking on the new single phem shares, “i’ve nvr dropped a love song before….started playing it while on tour with waterparks and the #freesillyputty movement started so we scrambled to get the song out asap. The energy it brings to the live show is so fun. I can’t wait for ppl to be able to hear the recorded version.”
ASHLEY KUTCHER RELEASES DEBUT EP ONE EIGHTY
Rising pop singer/songwriter Ashley Kutcher opens up about love, loss, and the feelings in between on her emotional debut EP, One Eighty, out today on Darkroom/Interscope Records.
THE FAIM RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “EASE MY MIND”
Produced remotely from Perth to Los Angeles, “Ease My Mind” is an emphatic and infectious anthem driven by dynamic instrumentation and the far-reaching vocals of front man Josh Raven. The track flourishes in vitality, with resounding drums and vigorous guitars uniting for the purifying chorus.
On the inspiration behind his new album, Max B shares, “When I made this album it was at a time when I had no plans of doing music. So I had to really dig deep for the content. My inspiration came from my incarceration. When the slaves would work on the plantation’s they would come up with these harmonies, these melodies and gospel and they would sing through their oppression.