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Blending a variety of sonic influences together and applying his own unique stamp of originality onto things, Melbourne songwriter and performer Fox DeRoche unveils new single, ‘SOC PUPPET’.
Like a cross between Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala and Rex Orange County, Fox DeRoche brings an otherworldly element to his music; ‘SOC PUPPET’ standing out as a strong example of where the artist is taking his music into 2022. The single shimmers with its electronic and synth-driven production, with DeRoche’s vocals existing here to warp and hypnotise.
The Race to Net Zero is on as 24 youth activists monitor the climate commitments presented by global leaders in a new video series launching in January, 2022
The gap between where we are now – the pathways for decarbonization that nations have submitted and the pathways that science is telling us are required if we are going to stick to the 1.5 degree target planetary warming ceiling – is vast. At Cop26, almost 200 countries and parties agreed to decarbonization plans. The road to Net Zero includes phasing out coal power, getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies, curtailing deforestation, encouraging investment in renewables, focusing on adaptation policies for both wealthy and developing nations, and working together to deliver.
Looking ahead to the release of his long awaited debut album Planet Oasis in April, producer and sonic curator extraordinaire Just A Gent gives fans another taste of the bigger picture in new single ‘Who Would Have Thought’.
A collaboration with West Coast hip hop firebrand Arno Faraji, the newest release from Just A Gent highlights both his love for finding new inspiration and sounds, and also his pure knack for bringing unique voices together into the mix with his own honed style. The execution of it all = effortlessly engaging for maximum entertainment.
ZOYA is a solo project of Zoya Belous, singer, and co-writer of Esperoza (Dark Symphonic Extreme Metal band from Moldova). In 2020 not having any active music projects and having a lot of spare time I finally decided to release some songs which I’ve had for many years on my waiting list, and this is how this solo project was born. The more emotional and less official version of this story is on my blog page.
How low can you go? Molosser Barebones Sessions #2: Dive In gives you an answer
Swedish acoustic downtuners MOLOSSER take the bassline a notch lower in Dive In (Barebones Sessions), where a small guitar plays a monstrous, primal blues riff under singer Tess’ almost rap-like vocals. The song opens up into a beautiful, if hardly cheerful, chorus – “I’m diving in and melting, but I never meant to sink” – all presented with the minimalistic yet intricate interplay between the two guitars and the vocals that has become Molosser’s trademark.
Renowned Anjunadeep Artist Lycoriscoris remixes Karmacoda’s “Make Me The One”
Renowned Japanese producer Lycoriscoris has released a remix of KARMACODA’s single, ‘Make Me The One’ on the 17th of December via Sola Musa Music. The remix will also be featured on KARMACODA’s upcoming Remixes EP which will be released on the 11th of February 2022 and will also feature remixes from renowned artists Sailor & I and Extrawelt.
METRONOMY – ‘Things will be fine’ | From ‘A Small World’ LP – out 18 Feb | UK Dates
Metronomy today share ‘Things will be fine’, the second single from their forthcoming seventh studio album Small World, out on 18th February 2022 via Because Music. ‘Things will be fine’, grapples with harnessing hopeful, sunny optimism in the face of difficult situations, speaking positivity into existence whether for our own reassurance or for that of our children or loved ones – even when we have no idea ourselves if things really will be fine.
Jackie Bristow has taken many musical journeys to reach her fifth album. The New Zealand native has gone to Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles to Austin to Nashville to pursue her artistic vision. Outsider finds her standing at crossroads — of soul and country; rock ‘n’ roll and singer-songwriter folk — and reveals her drive to embrace change, keep moving, and to discover something new and exciting.
Crows return with new single ‘Slowly Separate’ and announce new album ‘Beware Believers’ released 1st April 2022 via Bad Vibrations Records, plus UK/EU Tour for April 2022
Talking about new track ‘Slowly Separate’, Crows frontman James Cox says: “Slowly Separate is about living in London, working a job you hate and just going through the mundane routine of hand to mouth living. Don’t get me wrong, I love London. It’s been my home for 13 years, and this song translates to any city and anytime you’re working a job that doesn’t fulfil you. When it gets to the end of the month, all your rent and bills come out and you’re barely left with enough to get through the next month. It gets to you, I’m sure a lot of people can relate. It just makes it sweeter when you are finally making changes in your life for the better and you can leave those feelings in the past.”
Being the one woman powerhouse she is, in the face of adversity across 2021, Katy Alex wrote ‘Glow’ during a drive back from a family holiday whilst her musical career was in turmoil.
Though the outside world could see Katy was beginning to thrive, behind the scenes a long-standing working relationship was falling apart due to outside factors to the detriment of her own songs and plans for the following two years.
LISTEN – TAI VERDES RELEASES HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘LAst dAY oN EaRTh’ – OUT NOW
“LAst dAy oN EaRTh” follows a whirlwind 2021 for the rising star, where he performed on the TODAY Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and capped off the year with a performance of his RIAA platinum-certified smash hit “A-O-K,” at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball from Madison Square Garden. The hitmaker shows no signs of slowing down, as he kicked off 2022 with a New Year’s Day performance for Grubhub’s Sound Bites campaign (watch HERE), and has teamed up with Chipotle to create his very own custom menu item, “The Tai Verdes Bowl,” featuring Chipotle’s new plant-based chorizo.
PARA LIA – “Fade to grey” from album “Gone With The Flow”
“Fade To Grey” is a song from Para Lia’s album “Gone With The Flow”, an album which thematically is all about the interplay between artist and muse, art and passion, light and dark.
While Para Lia delivered with the former released single “My Muse” an ode to the muse, they have a look at the dark side with “Fade To Grey”. What if the muse disappears? The lover? The beloved one?
This track contemplates the loss. What is left? What inspiration does the writer gain? And what about the lover? What saves them from disappearing into a black hole?
No Frills Announce Debut LP, Share “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog Anymore” Single via FLOOD | ‘Downward Dog’ LP Due April 1, 2022
Today, Canadian indie rock outfit No Frills announce their forthcoming debut LP, Downward Dog, which is due April 1, 2022. Alongside the announcement, they have shared the project’s first single, “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog Anymore.”
BLACK WATER RISING Release Music Video For Hard Rocking New Single “Jokes On You”
New York Stoner Rock veterans BLACK WATER RISING are kicking off the new year with a new single and music video! The band has released a new video for their latest hard-rocking track, titled “Jokes On You”. The music video was directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb Of God, All That Remains).
Speaking about the music video, drummer Mike Meselsohn says:
“It was great working with Tom (director) on the video. His vision was for more of a raw stripped-down performance and I believe he really captured the energy and attitude of the song. It’s straightforward while still being visually interesting!”
Punky rockers TURKEY VULTURE have teamed up with The Ripple Effect to stream the entirety of their new EP Twist the Knife. The album is out this Friday on all streaming platforms.
“On this EP, we went too metal to be punk and too punk to be metal — and we hope someone enjoys it!”
JAMESON RODGERS GIVES VOICE TO HEARTBREAK IN “MISSING ONE” MUSIC VIDEO
With image-laden lyrics that describe losses of everything from an Eagles album to a broken heart, “Missing One” succeeds Rodgers’ Platinum-certified, No. 1 debut single “Some Girls” and follow-up chart-topper “Cold Beer Calling My Name” featuring Luke Combs. All appear on his debut album Bet You’re From A Small Town, which was released in 2021. Rife with hook-heavy songs that explore the emotions of life in a flyover state, the project showcases Rodgers’ “true, raw gift of music” (Sounds Like Nashville) and steadfast songwriting.
Gunna Drops Music Video for “pushin P” Ft. Young Thug & Future
Schedule 1 delivers your contraband in four equal measures. Created in the Pacific Northwest by students of the Old World. Post-punk mixed with influences in Oi, Hardcore, Emo, cut with hard-hitting melody, clarion declaration, and laced with bittersweet.
TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS have released their new song “Transparent” via Metal Injection. The song will be available on all streaming platforms this Friday.