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New Video: Hollowed Human – Sedated – (Rock / Metal)
“We are Shame, Angst, Ire and Hope. Like you, we are people who have lived through life’s euphoric highs and descended to the darkest depths of agony. ALL of us share a compelling history. We wear a face of happiness behind a transparent mask of misery, in a suspended state of numbness and on the edge of sanity in search of balance. Collapsed in torment but but determined to endure this journey, we are the lost souls of a Hollowed Human.” – Hallowed Human
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.
Cosmic Crooner to unveil cinematic new single ‘Bolero’ out November 19th
‘Bolero’ is a stark contrast to his previous string of jazz-fuelled singles and is inspired by his adoration for 60s French & Italian movie scores.
A track worthy of its title, “Celebrate” showcases Kwesi Arthur’s innate skill of capturing varying moods within his catalogue, this time offering an addictive afro-induced beat produced by Mogbeatz alongside ever-smooth lyricism from Nigerian youngstar Teni.
CROWDOWN Look Into The Depths Of The ‘Horizon’
The debut EP by Crowdown, Horizon, is raw and unflinchingly brutal with every shout and thrash of guitar accompanied by growling bass encapsulating the dark side of human emotions that weave together a story of rage, loss and despair.
Black Country, New Road share new single “Concorde” | New album “Ants From Up There” out 4th Feb via Ninja Tune
“Concorde” swings from one of the most tender moments on the new album – opening with gentle drums, twisting guitar lines and frontman Isaac Wood’s almost whisper-soft delivery – into one of its most joyous and eruptive. It continues to signal the musical evolution of the band’s new material, capturing them exploring a vast range of dynamics as they harness the power of tension and release, exercising potency in not only the explosive crescendo but also the restrained build up.
Modern Metal Unit DAGOBA Announces New Album, “By Night” & Shares New Single + Video “The Last Crossing”
Modern metallers DAGOBA are back! After putting their stamp on the metal scene with their unique blend of metal and neckbreaking grooves, and relentlessly touring and sharing the stage with legendary acts like Metallica, Machine Head and In Flames, DAGOBA’s undeniable talent was discovered by Napalm Records. Now, the French four-piece is gearing up to reach the next level with their most ambitious material yet – the punishing new full-length, By Night, out February 18, 2022 via Napalm Records!
A GOOD ROGERING Release “Face Value” On Streaming Platforms
A GOOD ROGERING have released their single “Face Value” on streaming platforms. With a career marking over a decade, A GOOD ROGERING thrive on taking their releases in unexpected directions drawing influences from southern rock to primal metal and even the Romantic period.
Out Now // Skeamer ft Ard Adz – ‘Pride’
Renowned for his London grit, hard-hitting flows, and thought-provoking bars, the South London native has gifted supporters with exactly that in this wheel-up worthy joint. Accommodating an eerie yet spacious production courtesy of Maniac (AJ Tracey, Chip, Headie One), Skeamer opens ‘Pride’ with a slew of introspective bars with his laid-back demeanour as he reflects on his journey up until now, “I never knew real until I saw death / I never knew hate until I saw feds / My daughter took her first steps and in that same year my brudda took his last breath”, he spits. Swiftly accompanied with a conversational hook between the pair, Ard Adz delivers a potent verse that follows in style.
NYC Indie Electronic Funk Artist NICK VIVID Releases Slo-Mo Video For Lo-Fi Electro Tune “Blackmail”
“I have been threatened so many times in my life, and none of them came true. Take what you want from me, you’ll never get my soul and my spirit,” says NYC solo artist and electrifying performer Nick Vivid about his newest single “Blackmail” off his album No More Secrets (released on November 12, 2021 via MegaPlatinum Records). A lo-fi synth tune about empty threats, “Blackmail” is based on the idea that the threats of others are based in fear and don’t carry that much weight in the scheme of things. “For instance, I used to get bullied in school on a daily basis growing up, but those kids never really had any power over me. Once I realized people only have the power over me that I allow them to have, it got easier to cope,” he says.
EIGHT BELLS reveal details of and video single taken from new album
EIGHT BELLS are now revealing the volcanic video single ‘Nadir’ taken from their forthcoming new album “Legacy of Ruin”, which is slated for release on February 25, 2022.
The avant-garde doom project from Portland, Oregon conceived by guitarist and singer Melynda Jackson has also unveiled cover art, tracklist, and further details of their new full-length below.
ABBIE OZARD signs to House Anxiety | ‘Grown’ Single
Manchester’s Abbie Ozard returns with new single ‘Grown’ – her first since signing to boutique London label House Anxiety, home to Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Genesis Owusu and Carpetgarden, and instrumental in launching the careers of King Krule, Courtney Barnett and Vagabon.
Album Out Now // A!MS – ‘OFFSHORE’
Flying straight into the number 1 spot on iTunes pre-orders, ‘OFFSHORE’ has already amassed over 10 million streams through the previously released smashes that have been cherrypicked from the 14-track opus. The culmination of perseverance, hard work and experience, A!MS delivers a project filled with substance, graft and endless topical content that utilises his long-established relationships, offering up a prestigious line-up of producers and artists to make this album a reality. The result is a flawless combination of different styles and ambitious artistry that sets a new bar in his musical repertoire.
MAYA ISACOWITZ – Pop – New single/video “Nature Is My Hood” – Out Now
“This song is a love song for nature, it came out of wanting to be ok with being on my own. Finding the wholeness in myself and not depending on someone else to fill a void. It was recorded partly in my home studio (surrounded by nature), and produced together with my music partner Omry Amado. As a part of conveying a sense of freedom and innocence I recorded my nieces and nephews singing the line: “Nature is my hood, I’m alone but I’m good”, and it became the main sample of the chorus.” – Maya Isacowitz
Combo Chimbita Announce Transcendent New Album ‘IRÉ’, 2022 Tour Dates With Lido Pimienta
Continuing their mystical saga, NYC’s Combo Chimbita roar back onto the global stage with the announcement of their cathartic new album IRÉ today, coming out via ANTI- on January 28. Afro-Caribbean transcendence, bewildering chants, booming drums and psychedelic distortion lay the rhythmic foundation for IRÉ, a testament to the ever expanding scope of Combo Chimbita’s sonic palette and their modes of resistance in realms both spiritual and terrestrial.