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North-London newcomer Catching Cairo “When It’s Over” EP and Stunning video
Bursting with rich, soulful musicality, the newcomer’s homegrown lullaby tones glide over fresh and innovative production. Blending genres, 5 track EP “When Its Over” combines Cairo’s love for reggae, psychedelic soul, contemporary R&B and 60’s influenced harmonies as she explores how the varying genres play a role in the moods of each track.
“Chris Lorenzo’s new track ‘California Dreamin’‘ is on fire!” says Vintage Culture. “My intention is to throw gasoline on the fire…. thrilled to remix the song, shout out to Chris Lake and the Black Book/Astralwerks team.
London is home to many of the most exciting emerging voices in music, and Nigerian-born John Alone undoubtedly sits at the top of the pile. Following the welcome reception of his last two singles ‘Ego’ and ‘Show Up’, the enigmatic, young neo-soul artist presents his second EP of the year ‘Scared Money Pt.1’.
New Album from Platinum-selling Artist – Simon and the Island
Simon Ward’s musical monogram is marked by his knack for camouflaging a downhearted song within a cleverly constructed poppy tune. Oftentimes, listeners will be singing at the top of their lungs and dancing along, when they suddenly realize the rawness that courses through the lyrics, making the music all that more relatable. In his day job as principal songwriter and frontman of The Strumbellas, Simon, along with the five other members on stage, engulf sad songs with big, glorious sounds.
New Release: Essosa – ‘LEMONADE’ | OUT NOW
Essosa is a 20 year-old singer, songwriter and dancer based in London. With a string of releases in 2021 already, her new single ‘LEMONADE’ follows on from the artist’s EP ‘Dreamworld’. Honing her craft as she writes new music, Essosa steers away from the dreamy soundscapes of her latest EP for an upbeat R&B dance anthem with ‘LEMONADE’.
‘Live Your Life’ video from Kibra
JADE Release New Video For “Forget Everything”
An intimate song for the artist, as she says: “This song was born after a very special event for me. My dad and I had a conversation. We always struggled a lot with our relationship. My dad comes to me one day after revealing he had a tumour in his brain and he desperately wanted talk to me and apologise for his dad’s behaviour up until that moment. He asked forgiveness. That moment was the best and the most difficult in my life, it opened my heart and we eventually fixed our relationship becoming stronger and a new couple of father-daughter that I always have wanted. My dad is now fine and he is healthy. ‘Forget Everything’ talks about the walls that people build through relationships by not talking, not fixing the problems, preferring to remain in silence fearing to open up their hearts. Forget about what happens in the past trying to move on, as the past is the past and we cannot get in return the time we’ve lost. It talks about how breaking those walls can be the hardest but the best decision ever and how the time is big part of it as the more we wait to solve and face the reality, the more we separate and we are distant from these people and then it can be too late. Trying to be more brave and go beyond these “walls” that become bigger and higher that everyday goes by. I want people to relate and I want to give a message that it is never too late to fix something, I found my dad again at 33 years old and it is like everything started from the beginning”.
Pass Away Release Thirty Nine
Happy Black Friday!! Today marks the official release of Thirty Nine by Brooklyn’s own Pass Away. Featuring members of I Am the Avalanche and Crime in Stereo, Pass Away have put together ten impressive tracks of heart-on-your-sleeve punk that are driven by Mike Ireland’s vivid lyricism. Pass Away has a penchant for focusing on the moments between smoking, drinking, late nights, and doing it all over again. It feels ritualistic and part of the very DNA that makes Pass Away stand out amongst their peers. If you’re looking for some fresh tunes to cleanse your ears of any terrible Thanksgiving arguments, hit play on Thirty Nine now. Vinyl preorders are available from Suburbia Records and will ship in the upcoming months.
GWAR AND KNUCKLEHEADZ TO RELEASE GWAR HALF PINTS
Knuckleheadz is proud to partner with the almighty GWAR to bring you Series 1 of the GWAR Half Pints. This set features Blothar, JiZMak and Beefcake. All Half Pint figures have different attributes making the size vary, but are all approximately 4 inches in height. Figures come packaged in their own box. They are expected to ship the 2nd week of December, so you Bohabs should be able to get them in your grubby hands and under your tree just in time for Xmas!
Upon seeing the figures, the Berserker Blóthar demanded to know: “What sorcery is this?! Someone has shrunk us down so small we are barely visible. This is fucking adorable! We will kick the ass of every toy under the tree.”
THE UK’S MOST BELOVED CHOIR THE KINGDOM CHOIR SHARE THEIR NEW EP ‘TOGETHER AGAIN’
The Kingdom Choir have gone from strength-to-strength after coming to global attention with their inspirational performance at the Royal Wedding in 2018 in front of an audience of two billion people. Since then, The Kingdom Choir have sold-out shows all over the world, including a prestigious performance at the Royal Albert Hall; hit the Top 20 of the UK Official Albums Chart with their debut album ‘Stand By Me’, which also received Breakthrough certification from the BRITs/BPI in recognition of 30,000+ sales from a new artist; and enjoyed a spell on Radio 2’s A-list with their first original song ‘Real Love’.
MxPx Releases Pop-Punk Christmas Tune “Hold Your Tongue and Say Apple”
“”Hold Your Tongue and Say Apple” accidentally has immaturity and wisdom all baked into one happy messed up message…but it’s coming from a fun place. A song my kids won’t hear because I don’t want to have to tell them what an asshole is and that no, even though Dad says it, A- hole is not really a nice name to call your teacher! In case you missed it, the A-hole can be all of us — but mainly, it was me.” – Mike Herrera
‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ is, ultimately, an album “for the outsiders”, those that refuse to be pigeon-holed by society and is a rallying cry for self-acceptance and individualistic expression whilst also touching upon Bookie’s own internal demons. This album is “a showcase of eclecticism, influence and identity,” he says. ” To be more than the print of a rapper, to express my introspections, my vulnerability, my voice. To challenge who I am more than who I was, unlearning fear and going against the traditional mould.”
Bluegrass virtuoso Becky Buller is celebrating the release of two new holiday tracks today packaged as The Christmas 45, Vol. 2 on Dark Shadow Recording. Produced by Dark Shadow label head Stephen Mougin, Christmas 45, Vol. 2 features original tracks “The Box” and “Mary Rocked Her Baby” featuring The Fairfield Four. Buller debuted “Mary Rocked Her Baby” with The Fairfield Four live, in-studio on WSM AM’s Coffee, Country & Cody on November 15th.
Mike Dean co-sign KOFLOWS drops visuals for latest hit track “Reason”
Following up from his innovative 2020 hit project “Universoul”, Koflows returns to the sound-sphere with the explosive track “Reason”, showcasing his assertive bars and powerful melodic flows. Gaining the East Asian star regular playtime from acclaimed US radio stations SiriusXM Radio, New York Power 105.1 and Boston Jam’n 94.5.
Check Out IMMERSER Official Lyric Video for “Invoking the Priestess;” FFO Failure, Gemini Syndrome, In This moment, Type O Negative, Violent Idols
Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official lyric video for his new single, “Invoking the Priestess.” Written, performed by, produced, and engineered by John Logan Parsons III, “Invoking the Priestess” features Kellii Scott (Failure, Queens Of The Stone Age, Veruca Salt) on drums.
Gammer & Darren Styles Unveil New Single “Superhorn” Out Now via DIM MAK
Following the release of his animated single “Quit” with Hudson Mohawke, UK-based producer Gammer returns to the limelight with a stimulating new banger “Superhorn” with Darren Styles. Out November 26th on Dim Mak, Gammer & Darren Styles’ “Superhorn” combines the forces of two leading hardstyle junkies for one supercharged party starter.
ACID’S TRIP: watch new video “No More Fucks” available!
Swedish hard rock firestorm ACID’S TRIP share their brand new video “No More Fucks” exclusively on New Noise Magazine. The song is taken from their debut album ‘Strings of Soul’, released this spring on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Says the band: “This steamy video was made together with the brilliant video director and drummer of Electric Hydra – Dennis Åhman. We put together a hot mess while smoking out the epic fumes of our track ‘No More Fucks’ from our debut album ‘Strings Of Soul” – released on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. It’s a rock’n’roll track filled with energy and wicked guitar licks that will make you wanna rip this joint. Let’s go!”