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Jay Productions And Mars Return With “5 to 9” From New EP BIPOLAR
British rapper/songwriter Mars and producer/singer/songwriter Jay Productions have already had plenty of early success so far – their previous collaboration “Made It” was supported across UK radio and also featured on US rapper The Game’s mixtape End Games Vol. 3. Having been heavily supported by the likes of BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1, Jay Productions is quickly making a name for himself in the UK and international music scene. Another collaborative effort with Mars in 2021 (“We Ain’t The Same”) alongside Sukhraj and Ello S has already racked up hundreds of thousands of streams.
IN THE STUDIO: QUEEN KWONG readies new album for 2022 feat. members of The Cure, Swans, and more
“It’s not a fun record… but, at times, it’s a funny one,” admits Carré Kwong Callaway a.k.a. QUEEN KWONG about the new album she is putting the final touches on which is slated for release in Spring 2022. Signed to Los Angeles-based indie record label Sonic Ritual (home to Gypsum, Joe Cardamone, and Ultimate Fakebook), Carré has assembled a notable cadre of contributing musician friends including The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell (keyboards), Swans’ Kristof Hahn (lap steel) and Blood Red Shoes’ Laura-Mary Carter (backing vocals) who appear on assorted tracks on the upcoming LP. Producing the record is The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone with Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple) mixing it.
FULLMINATOR Release New Video
FULLMINATOR have released a video for their song “Cyberpathic”. The song has also been released on all streaming platforms today.
Today, the longtime musician, songwriter, and member of bands The Gadjits, The Architects, and Other Americans, is releasing his new single, “Riot of the Rebel Angels,” in support of these movements. “‘Riot of the Rebel Angels’ is about the 2020 BLM marches and it’s about Stonewall and DAPL and the Ludlow Massacre and a lot of other movements that stood up to state sponsored violence. I celebrate the courage of those who’ve stood up to it in the name of basic human rights. ‘Riot of the Rebel Angels’ is for them.”
E-L-R release first video single and details of new album
E-L-R are now revealing the video ‘Fleurs of Decay’ as the first single taken from the doomgaze trio’s sophomore album “Vexier”, which has been slated for release on March 11. The Swiss are also revealing the details of “Vexier”, which can be viewed below.
Video: Born I – In This Moment
Born I’s “In This Moment” takes us on a visual journey, exploring Born’s struggles with mental health as he strives to achieve personal freedom and enlightenment. The video was filmed at Kunzag Palyul Buddhist Temple and features cameos from Born’s wife Ayanna and their son. About the song and video, Born says “‘In This Moment’ is a very important song for me, it was written at probably my lowest point in life and it was then that I realized that self love, family, meditation and support were what I needed to be the person I truly want to be in the world.” Born is currently filming a video for each song on his album of the same name, “In This Moment”, to be released as a visual album in 2022.
ABISHA is treating us with the perfect anthem to wrap up 2021 with a new reimagined version of “Numb” by Jess Bays, which is out now. The original track, which premiered on Complex and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, provided an introspective space for its listeners to power through dark, lonely moments with an intimate message of hope. The remix received its first spin by on Danny Howard’s Radio Dance Party show and it takes the track to upbeat, reinvigorating heights making it the perfect piece to celebrate the end of another year.
IDLES | New Video | When The Lights Come On
Last month saw IDLES release their brand new album CRAWLER – their fourth in as many years and the follow-up to their first No. 1, 2019’s Ultra Mono. Met with widespread acclaim, the album was produced by IDLES’ Mark Bowen alongside Kenny Beats and marked a real turning point in the evolution of the band, adding a whole new dimension to the music the Bristolian five piece make. Following the soul soaked comeback single ‘The Beachland Ballroom’ and the abrasive ‘Car Crash’ today they release new single ‘When The Lights Come On’. With it’s motorik rhythm and propulsive bass lines the track harks back to the days when frontman and lyricist Joe Talbot would DJ in Bristol clubs until the early hours, chasing the party into the night only to be confronted by the harsh realities that turning the lights on can expose.
ARÐ release lyric video ‘Banner of the Saint’
ARÐ have unveiled the lyric video ‘Banner of the Saint’ as the second single taken from the Northumbrian doom act’s debut album “Take Up My Bones”, which has been scheduled for release on February 18. Details of ARÐ’s first full-length can be viewed below.
Kings & queen of Turbo Polka, RUSSKAJA, bring you a jolly good Christmas time! Brass and violins come together on this ska-infused Christmas classic – a unique cover version of WHAM’s smash hit “Last Christmas” – with which RUSSKAJA are guaranteed to spice up your holiday season, Russki style!
With over 20 million streams on Spotify alone and relentless touring while still rocking as the house band on the prestigious TV show “Willkommen Österreich” – RUSSKAJA’s Turbo Ska Punk is unstoppable!
Today, Toronto-based alt-pop/rock songwriter Jon Stancer unveils the music video for “These Arms (Won’t Let You Go),” the latest single off his impressionistic and achingly beautiful new EP ‘In Light Of,’ out January 21st, 2022. The video, premiered exclusively by Under The Radar Magazine this week, features private home videos that Stancer shot of his kids. “I owe a great debt of gratitude to the brilliant young actors who appear in the video,” Stancer joked. “They performed wonderfully.”
3 YEARS HOLLOW Release New Single “Breaking Sound” + Official Music Video
3 YEARS HOLLOW released their brand new single “Breaking Sound” to all major platforms via Imagen Records along with the official music video.
“We are extremely excited to get new music out to our fans. We are grateful to be in a position where we are able to record and release music in a time where some artists are struggling more than ever. The song “Breaking Sound” is the most recent song we’ve written as a group and I’m definitely looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks!” -says the band’s lead vocalist, Jose Urquiza.
NON RESIDENTS Premiere New Video For “Comfortably Tied”
“Comfortably Tied” is the dynamic new single from NON RESDIENTS’ debut album, Against Police Brutality. The video is premiering now at The Ripple Effect and The Moshville Times.
Watch the video for “Comfortably Tied” here:
High on Fire’s Matt Pike to Release Debut Solo LP, ‘Pike vs. the Automaton’, February 18, 2022
Born out of the challenges brought on by a worldwide pandemic, birthed under hellish red-orange skies bred from rampaging west coast wildfires, and built amidst the yearlong political riots and rallies in Portland, OR, Pike’s solo debut, ‘Pike vs. the Automaton’, is both a musical and emotional release. The record was written by Pike with drummer Jon Reid, features contributions from a slew of family and friends, and was recorded with longtime conspirator Billy Anderson, the producer who brought the best out of Pike previously on touchstone titles such as ‘Surrounded by Thieves’ and ‘Sleep’s Holy Mountain’.
“Everyday People (Remix)” was produced by Miguel Happoldt (Sublime/Skunk Records) and George Spits (Llama Beats). The foundation of the remix is built upon a drum sample from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters’ 1975 anthem, “God Make Me Funky,” lending a brillant jazz fusion and funk vibe. Elevated by B-Real’s (of Cypress Hill) fresh bars and coupled with G. Love’s original lyrics, the remix straddles multiple genres and is ripe for any end of the year playlist!
JESTR Release New Track “Ghost of You”
Punky alternative outfit JESTR have released the first single, “Ghost of You” from their upcoming album The Dead & Riches. Heavily inspired by the boppy alternative punk of the early 2000s, as well as the spookiness that permeates their home state of Louisiana, the track is equal parts light hearted and dark.
Musician & Alt-Model Lyzzie Larosa a.k.a. babychaos Releases Monstrous New Track “Playgod” Today
She is somewhere between a Bratz Doll, a cult leader and a rockstar. 20 year old vocalist and alt-model Lyzzie Larosa, known online and by her fans as babychaos, releases her fourth original single “PLAYGOD” today. Inspired by rap, metal and industrial music, the track’s lyrics revolve around the concept of a crashing god complex and sexually-charged, female self-empowerment. babychaos implements various religious references, such as sitting on a Catholic priest’s church chair, holding black rosary beads and wearing a crown of thorns on the single art.
Nique Got-It “Marathon” Video | @NiqueGot_It
Nique Got-It and CMC Ent. LLC presents the official video to the Muskegon, MI. rapper and recording artist, latest single “Marathon”, produced by D. Wade, an instant street classic. Stay tuned, we will be hitting you with the lyric video soon. Run The Bag Up, young brothers and sisters, it’s a Marathon to the Money!