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Khamari – “Doctor, My Eyes”
‘Doctor, My Eyes’ is about looking for perspective. When I wrote it I had moved from Boston to LA and was trying to make sense of my life. A lot of things were shifting too fast to keep up with, but things I hoped would change stayed the same. I got put on to this Jackson Browne record, and the story resonated with me, that’s where I got the title. It’s about him being desperate to make any sense of his life and experiences. Then a friend played me Incubus, the song ‘Mexico’. I knew I wanted to lay out these thoughts over a guitar that intimate. In the outro my grandfather is the voice that gives me advice cause he’s always been an anchor for me.
Submission: Saturate New Single/Video “Light The Match”
Formed in 2005, Saturate literally “hit the ground running” has one goal in mind: To “inspire” the masses by earning their part in modern rock culture as we know it. By blending smooth melodic riffing, heavy edge-up beat rhythms, and harmonious, emotion-filled vocals, Saturate is able to achieve all extremes of the musical spectrum in a tasteful way.
Ruth Koleva’s new single “Wassup” Out Today!
2021 has been a career year for Bulgarian-born, New York City based artist Ruth Koleva, who has quickly grown from a Bulgarian national treasure to an international star. Her single ‘Salty’ topped the charts in multiple European countries and led to a surge in her viral presence, complete with over 8 million TikTok views. She is keeping up the momentum with her newest single, a stirring anthem of love and reinvention for the post lockdown era. The music video is a fresh cut Wes Anderson inspired visual, shot in Ruth’s hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria.
RÜFÜS DU SOL have just released the official remix to their recent album heater ‘I Don’t Wanna Leave’ from melodic tech titan, Innellea. Out now on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, the remix follows a career milestone for the Australian live-electronic trio during their US tour, coming off 70,000 tickets sold at Los Angeles’ Banc of California stadium.
YARLIE Releases New Single ‘OK’ and ‘Stupid With A Sore Heart’ EP
Swedish alt-pop artist Yarlie has been warming us up for her debut EP ‘Stupid With a Sore Heart’ across 2021. Following single releases ‘Wreck’, ‘Blush’ and ‘Call of the Night’, Yarlie now presents a new stand out track ‘OK’. The track features a sassy vocal line and a soaring rhythm, making for a dance-pop offering with a tantalising energy.
Japanese boyband BALLISTIK BOYZ aim for global domination with ‘All Around The World’ – single and music video out now!
Ever since they formed in April 2018, Japanese boyband BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have had their sights set on global stardom.
Each of the group’s seven talented members perform flawlessly with mic in hand, with the physical ability of an acrobat. So far, they have been mostly focused on activity within Japan, but as a world-class group with several bilingual members, they have also conducted successful promotional tours across Southeast Asia.
Music Video // Mugun – ‘Walking Street’
Proudly representing the Coventry scene, Mugun is on an unstoppable course to flaunt his profound lyrical prowess. Embodying the same action-packed formula as his single ‘Walking Street’, it only makes sense that the accompanying visuals match an equal level of intensity and impact. Filmed by ‘Mani J’, Mugun keeps it real and native as he sticks with his beloved backdrop of his hometown and sticking even closer to his circle, he’s surrounded by his crew outside a local corner shop as he delivers his dynamic fire-flow.
Today (22nd November), Irish-born, Manchester-based singer & songwriter Solis shares the latest in a string of singles recorded at her home in Moss Side, Manchester – ‘Sunday’.
Pairing buoyant and nostalgic percussion with her classically trained, hypnotic vocal melodies, the new cut is an endearing introduction into Solis’ world of dreamlike textures and poignant lyricism. The track documents the frustration of youth, toying with the narrative of being stuck in a life that’s not really yours.
American metal band Low Gear unleash the heavy new album “Siktunes Redux”
Low Gear writes music that comes from their sum total of their experiences . They express it with heavy music. They sing about the reality of being sick , and the reality of letting it go and being an omnipresent power with strength and desire and a drive to have success and achieve in life your dreams and what all humans deserve. And when They show up, its gonna get loud, its gonna get heavy, and your gonna fuckin know who we are.
Listen: Bajan alt-pop star RoRo doesn’t settle for less on new track ‘R$ch B$tch’
Following on from 2020’s impressive debut EP ‘Mood Forever’ which was supported by the likes of Clara Amfo on Radio 1 and Gilles Peterson on 6 Music, RoRo has positioned herself as a unique alt-pop artist. Full of personality, genre-spanning vocals and the potential for true pop stardom, ‘R$ch B$tch’ sees RoRo pay homage to artists and eras she loves. Her rap flow takes inspiration from Biggie, whilst the jazzy hook nods to Erykah Badu and RoRo adds her own stamp.
xskarma return with new single TRAGIC
Bristol-based trip hop producer xskarma’s latest single, ‘Tragic’, was written the day that the Taliban walked back into Kabul, which even gave the track its title. xskarma explains: ‘It just seems tragic that after 20 years of steady progressive development in Afghanistan suddenly Women’s Rights have taken a terrifying step backwards.’
BEANS ON TOAST- Releases Uplifting New Single: “Humans” | Upcoming Album: ‘Survival Of The Friendliest’
Laced with lilting, lullaby-like arrangements and a gentle pace designed to pause for reflection, “Humans” is a tender love letter to humanity and our very existence.
With references to all things bright and beautiful, great and small, real and imaginary: “It’s a song about humans, nature, awe, wonder….. and unicorns.” says Beans.