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Kate Havnevik announces ‘The Lightship Conversations’
Ahead of the release of her fourth album Lightship on January 21st via Continentica Records, Norwegian experimental artist, composer, producer and musician Kate Havnevik has released the first episode of The Lightship Conversations, a descriptive interview series about specific tracks on the new album.
Elliot Lee + GIRLI Collaboration (Photo Finish Records)
Brooklyn based artist Elliot Lee fuses dark pop melodies with edgy vocals and innovative Electronic rock soundscapes to create an unpredictable sound, acting as a voice for the voiceless. Elliot Lee holds an awareness of what music that is unhindered by norms can do for the underrepresented. This bravado oozes through the cracks of her homemade music, with tracks that are laced with late night slumber party confessions and existential cognizance. Inspired by the feeling of loneliness, Elliot’s music acts as a reminder that you are never alone.
Artist Nick Lexington – new release, “LOVE”
NKSG ft. ICE ONE THE LITTLE THINGS Official Video OUT NOW
“Il brano tratta il tema della riscoperta delle piccole cose come l’amicizia, l’amore e gli affetti che sono le uniche cose veramente importanti che danno un senso a lla vita di ognuno di noi”.
Il Videoclip racconta l’importanza delle piccole cose immaginando la vita di uno dei tanti Babbo Natale che dal 25 Dicembre in poi, dopo essere stati al centro del mondo dai primi di dicembre fino al 25, passano dal 26 in poi nel dimenticatoio cadendo in depressione, nella solitudine e nella disoccupazione fino all’anno successivo…ma “le piccole cose” come un gesto di affetto o l’incontro con un amico fedele possono cambiare tutto in qualsiasi momento.
GIA G New Single/Official Video ‘Cosmic Waves’
US rock guitarist Gia G has released her new instrumental single taken from her forthcoming EP of the same name, Cosmic Wave. Along with the track comes an official video featuring the lady herself providing the licks.
The press release states; “Cosmic Wave is a groovy upbeat instrumental track with great harmonics, whammy bar insanity, technical pull-offs, bends, legato playing using jazzy scales and modes while featuring some intense ‘tapping’ and more of Gia G’s signature ‘Tap Harmonic Technique’ she first became known for on her video and single hit The Chase in 2013.”
Binker & Moses announce new album “Feeding The Machine” + share new single “Accelerometer Overdose” | Out 25th February via Gearbox Records
Today, London jazz trailblazers Binker & Moses return with details of a new album titled “Feeding The Machine”. The new album marks the band’s first studio record since their widely-acclaimed 2017 album “Journey To The Mountain Of Forever”, and its subsequent live albums “Alive In The East?” and “Escape The Flames”. The album will be released 25th February via Gearbox Records (Abdullah Ibrahim, Graham Costello, Chiminyo, The Cookers, Levitation Orchestra) on ltd. edition ECO vinyl (200 Rough Trade Exclusive / 300 directly from the label), standard vinyl, CD, and digitally.
Viral grime sensation RINSA MALONE drops highly anticipated new track and visuals to “One Eye Open”
Renowned across the capital for his involvement in the rise of grime, Rinsa Malone is now dubbed as a modern-day viral TikTok sensation after featuring in a short video singing his catchy one-liner. Capitalising on the widespread recognition and love for the video, the Londoner serves up a high-quality, heavy-hitting soundtrack – reminiscent of that of an artist who has been rapping in the game for years
‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ is the first new release from Jonas Blue’s brand new collaboration project ’Together’ that will see a stream of new music dropped across the year with exciting global talent. All of these collaborations will feature the theme of togetherness, unity and positivity – a crucial message that’s needed in the world more than ever right now – and is synonymous with Jonas’ music and his hugely successful career to date.
Caperuzo, la banda de funk rock, presenta “Cruzar el Sol” su primer single y videoclip.
Caperuzo es una agrupación que viene con todo, su sonido es una amalgama de estilos que nos propone adentrarnos en su propio plano, con influencias que van desde el rock hasta el pop, pasando por el funk, el blues y el soul. Sintetizadores modernos, guitarras funky, una sólida base rítmica de batería y bajo qué alza el groove como su estandarte junto a la simbiosis enérgica y armoniosa de voces femeninas y masculinas, son parte de la propuesta de la banda.
Out Now // RA (Real Artillery) ‘Parabellum’ EP
Following the pre-released singles ‘Rewind 07’ and ‘Fast Life’, RA has shared his highly awaited – first studio – EP named, ‘Parabellum’. Spread across 8 tracks, each of which boast an electric energy and renowned London grit, the emcee takes us on a journey down memory lane with a selection of hard-hitting rap and grime tracks that intertwine elements of the modern-day sound: mixing the old in with the new. Housing guest features from Harris J, and Krept & Konan, RA is on a mission to reclaim his rightful crown. From the self-assured joint ‘Rewind 07’ where he poses the question “Why am I the GOAT?”, we manoeuvre through the slick sounds of ‘Fast Life’ alongside Harris J, to later stumble across the hard-hitting vibrations of ‘Shut Your Mouth’, ‘WWF’, not to mention his impeccable story-telling abilities on ‘4 Hammers’, where RA continues to display his refined pen game, punchlines, and cut-throat bars.
Rockshots Records – Finland’s AMOTH (ft.Ensiferum’s Pekka Montin) Posts Lyric Video “The Hour Of The Wolf”
Finland’s Amoth featuring Pekka Montin of Ensiferum on vocals are sharing their next single and title track from their forthcoming album “The Hour Of The Wolf” due out on January 28, 2022.
“This is a very very personal song lyrically. There was a time when I couldn’t even listen to the song without getting emotional. I think many people can appreciate the lyrics and reflect them to their own life. Musically there’s a lot going on. Lots of cool melodies and riffs and A LOT of solos. Many parts in this song, including the solos, were played and recorded at the hour of the wolf.
“The hour of the wolf is the hour between night and dawn. The hour when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are most real. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fears, when ghosts and demons are most powerful.” adds Amoth guitarist and main songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.
COOPER MCBEAN: Texas-Based Folk Artist Releases Installment Of Anti-Corporate Music’s The Magnolia Sessions; “Only For Tonight” Playing At The Sleeping Shaman
The first season of The Magnolia Sessions delivered a new record the first week of every month from its launch in September 2020 through May of 2021. The series showcases bluegrass, dark country, and folk singer/songwriter acts, recorded in an intimate outdoor setting by a large magnolia tree at the Anti-Corporate Music/Black Matter Mastering headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, by owner Dan Emery. The first season yielded heartfelt releases from Matt Heckler, Jason Dea West, Johno Leeroy, Cristina Vane, Nick Hans, Casper Allen, Jeff Loops, Angela Autumn, and Austin Stambaugh, many of which debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Following a break over the Summer, the new season of The Magnolia Sessions relaunched in September, having since delivered albums from The Lost Dog Street Band, The Hill Country Devil, Joe Wunderle, and The Resonant Rogues.
[PRESS] Divided Heaven Release Frank Turner Produced Single “Creep” feat. Guise.
Jeff Berman has not made it easy on himself. For the past 12 years the DIVIDED HEAVEN frontman has tried relentlessly to buck the typical singer-songwriter mold with his unique writing style and career path. The new DIVIDED HEAVEN album, Oblivion, out February 4th on A-F Records (US) and Gunner Records (EU), blazes that ambition forward with a bang, a dash of weird, a pinch of Satanism, and a heavy dose of sex and politics resulting in an unapologetic and provocative DIVIDED HEAVEN album like none before.
Rising Rapper Cliassy Fp Shares Sensational New Album DinnerTime 4 And New Single “Ferragamo Freestyle”
Rising rapper Cliassy Fp – from Austin, Texas and based in Houston – has returned with his must-hear new album, DinnerTime 4, a ten-track collection of authentic and diverse hip-hop in all its glory. The independent rapper has been going from strength to strength over the past year – the album’s lead single “Outside” made waves organically and new single “Ferragamo Freestyle” looks set to be his biggest single to date.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi announced today the Bon Jovi 2022 Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Hampton Water. The tour is scheduled for arenas this coming Spring. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public for most markets beginning Friday, January 14th at 10:00am local time, check www.bonjovi.com for specific details on VIP packages as well as on-sale dates and timing. The JBJ Experience member pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, January 11th at 10:00am local time.
The band spent much of the past two years recording and releasing new music, while also creating livestream performance content and launching Bon Jovi radio for their fans. Bon Jovi’s 2020 was one of the most critically acclaimed album releases of that year with USA Today calling it “BRILLIANT” and Associated Press highlighting the depth of lyrics within the songs that “chronicle pain, loss, fear and death from the coronavirus, police killings and mass shootings.”
Crystal Murray’s intoxicating “Other Men” via Because Music
“Other Men feat Le Diouck” is another sultry, experimental pop song that marries Crystal’s soulful flair with her love for the underground Parisian electronic scene. Crystal’s vocals are slick, slinky, and totally intoxicating, she calls the track “a song about a toxic love which keeps coming back, a repetitive ballad. This song touches me deeply, when I sing it the piano melody possesses me and something mystical happens. Le Diouck and I knew straight away we had to do this track together– I wanted an out of the ordinary voice, a surprise effect.” The “Other Men” video, also out today, is lusciously paced – a bright white background leaving an upside-down Crystal fully vulnerable, dangling under a blaze of light.
Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band kick off the new year with a brand new single that offers a fresh take on the early stages of a relationship with the romantic offering. Available everywhere now via The Valory Music Co., listen to “Love Talking” HERE.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters release new track ‘Farewell, OK’…
“Like a lot of good rock and roll songs this began with a drummer down in a basement and a singer howling outside the backdoor”, Costello tell us, adding “It’s a blurred gaze, a drink too much, an accidental punch and a kiss goodnight all in the tumult of a dancehall”
2x-Grammy nominated artist Steve Aoki joins forces with platinum-selling recording artist and basketball legend DJ Diesel aka SHAQ on the new gametime anthem “Welcome to the Playhouse.” Out now through Aoki’s Dim Mak label, the collaboration sees SHAQ spit hype-ready-for-the-court raps over thundering EDM production. The song is paired with a high-energy animated music video that follows adolescent versions of Aoki and SHAQ on a wild adventure through the carnival-esque Playhouse.