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Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher announce details of debut EP ‘Polyawkward’, and share sumptuous new cut ‘A55’, out today (January 17th) via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR).
PET NEEDS – “Punk Isn’t Dead (It’s Just Up For Sale” – Watch Video) || Deluxe Edition of Debut – Out Now
Making a passionate case for being its future saviours and major stakeholders for years to come, PET NEEDS look to bail-out the under-fire genre with an ambitious bid worthy of your investment.
A 3-minute masterclass of incisive three-chord riffs, flailing guitar solos, and the wryest of lyrical wit, ‘Punk Isn’t Dead…’ is as lean and dynamic a punk track as you’ll ever hear, with a devilish sense of humour to boot.
EDM-Metal Duo Berried Alive Release Dazzling Track ‘Sit There Like A Lemon’
With a fanbase that includes Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee and Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter, Berried Alive are a force to be reckoned with. Now the genre-bending duo return with their fearlessly infectious track ‘Sit There Like A Lemon’.
LANDON LLOYD MILLER – Announces ‘Light Shines Through’ LP this March || Listen to “Bluebonnet” Now
Texan singer-songwriter LANDON LLOYD MILLER is pleased to announce his debut solo album: ‘Light Shines Through’.
Confirmed for release on 4 March 2022 via the Twin Mesa label, The Wall Chargers frontman goes it alone to release this strident first collection under his own name.
In anticipation of the release Landon has shared its first official single “Bluebonnet”; a tender, raw, confessional track that finds the singer opening-up about the tumultuous relationship with his father, to overcoming the mental pressures he has experienced as a touring artist.
Ryuichi Sakamoto celebrates his 70th birthday today, January 17. To mark the occasion and to offer encouragement to the revered musician as he continues his battle with cancer, his Japanese record label commmons has prepared a surprise gift: a special anniversary website that explores his legendary career throughout the decades.
CELTIC HILLS Release First Single + Lyric Video ‘After the Earthquake’ from Upcoming Album “Huldufólk”!
Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS have released their first single and lyric video ‘After the Earthquake’, taken from the band’s new album “Huldufólk”, coming out in the first quarter of 2022 via Elevate Records.
“After The Hearthquake” is a song that tells of the strength and aggregation of the people after the terrible earthquake of May 6, 1976 in Friuli. A text that tells the tenacity, the solidarity for what has gone down in history as the Great Reconstruction of Friuli. A hymn to remain united and help each other during the tragedies that afflict the peoples of the whole Earth.
Jordan W. Carter Shares “TORTOISE, HARE, AND SMOKEY THE BEAR”
Fast-rising Atlanta rapper Jordan W. Carter has unveiled his new single, TORTOISE, HARE, AND SMOKEY THE BEAR, and accompanying visuals. The single is a standout track from his latest EP, Mr. Fun & Games, and sets up what will surely be another impressive year for the rapper, who is now based in Brooklyn, New York. With multiple projects and a string of live performances under his belt already, he’s been going from strength to strength since bursting on the scene a few years ago, and his latest project may be his best to date.
JIRM: new single “Pestilence” available!
Stockholm progressive heavy rock stalwarts JIRM unveil the second single taken from their upcoming fifth album “The Tunnel, The Well, Holy Bedlam”, due out March 4th on Ripple Music. Get propelled into a new dimension at full force with “Pestilence”!
Young prodigy KAVO drops brand new single and visuals to “AIRFORCE ONE” featuring RA (REAL ARTILLERY)
The 17 year-old of Rwandan heritage displays a thrilling maturity beyond his years. A sign of his reputation and knowledge even at this nascent stage of his career, Kavo enlists a true Grime original in RA (Real Artillery), the Brixton OG bringing electric energy fuelled by the pain and glory of street life – his aggressive flows link perfectly with Kavo’s more playful lyricism.
Vancouver Singer-Songwriter SARAH TOLLE Voices Empathy to Those with Mental Illness in Piano-Driven “Fight For You”
Fighting for one’s mental health can be a lonely endeavor; one made much easier when you have at least one person in your corner. Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Sarah Tolle gives voice to that fight through the perspective of a loved one or a friend in her cascading new single, “Fight For You” — available now.
Rockshots Records – Cosmic Metal VANDERLUST Shares Space Ballad “The Last Ganymedian”
Cosmic metallers VANDERLUST (ft. members of S91, Dreal) will be rocketing their self-titled debut album on April 15th, 2022 via Rockshots Records.
Inviting fans into their universe with their first single “Scavengers of Kuiper Belt” this past December, the space musicians are ready to share their next musical constellation entitled “The Last Ganymedian”, which is one of the two ballads on the album.
“It starts like a country-acoustic song (played by acoustic guitar) and then goes into metal riffing. This is a 90’s oriented song, slow and grungy. No prog-technical parts but very dynamic vocals and epic atmospheres. The last Ganymedian… should we still consider him a human being?” adds the band.
twocolors drop exhilarating official video for ‘Feel It 2’
Supported by Samsung and directed by twocolors themselves, the vibrant, fast-paced official video for ‘Feel It 2’ features scintillating footage from a recent show in Helsinki. A certified hit, the track has already amassed millions of plays globally.
Check Out THE VEER UNION Official Music Video for Inspiring New, Heavy Rock Anthem, “Standing My Ground” off of Upcoming Album, ‘The Butterfly Effect’, Via Rock Shop Records
Glasses Malone addresses toxic femininity on Kayne Should’ve Never Married (That B*tch)
Watts rapper Glasses Malone recruits Los Angeles sibling duo L.A. Giantz and iconic West Coast rapper Suga Free for an unapologetic Gangster Rap track “Kanye Should’ve Never Married (That B*tch)” via his own independent label Division Movie Company. Over the hard-hitting West Coast production by Ervin “EP” Pope, the four rappers lay into the trappings of toxic female sexuality.
Leedz Edutainment Moves Forward Not Back With New Single “Hands Of Time” Feat. Blak Madeen, Smif-N-Wessun, The Arcitype & DJ Slipwax
Leedz Edutainment moves forward not back with new single Hands Of Time FT. Blak Madeen, Smif-N-Wessun & DJ Slipwax. The breakneck Arcitype production lays the foundation for the spiritual warriors to trade bars along with a classic cut chorus. “This was inspired by the Theology of Time by Elijah Muhammad. Its about being one with time and moving in accordance with it” says Al-J (Blak Madeen). “All humans lose the race against time physically. Our only hope is to win spiritually. Working with legends Tek and Steele, we had to come up with some real subject matter” says Yusuf (Blak Madeen). Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming provider.
PARTNER share new single / video TIME IS A CAR
Partner are back with a new single and video “Time Is A Car”. It is a new single for a new era as we enter 2022 and the youngest member of Partner (Josée Caron) enters her 30s. This single follows Partner’s Never Give Up (You’ve Changed Records) and their break out debut album, In Search of Lost Time.
Toronto’s MY HOLLOW Premiere Puppet Video “Vultures” Off “Fighting The Monsters” On MetalInjection
Canada’s My Hollow has a new album coming out entitled “Fighting The Monsters”, which they are anxious to release upon the world this year. Taking inspiration from modern death metal bands, they are continuously evolving and this next release from them is no exception.
The first single “Vultures”, being premiered on Metal Injection, came about when guitarist Greg Gallagher set out to write something heavy based on a black metal fast tremolo guitar riff that, as he puts it, just totally crushed. This was one of the more difficult songs for him to write, but the finished product made the struggle completely worthwhile. Humorous and lighthearted, the video contrasts the pummeling drums and harsh riffs throughout the song, making the single heavily engaging both visually and sonically.
ALUNA – Unveils New Single And Music Video, “Forget About Me” | Noir Fever Festival Set To Take Place 27–30 May
British singer-songwriter Aluna returns today with her new single “Forget About Me,” a collaboration with Diplo and Italian producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Durante, offering fans a taste of what’s to come from Aluna in 2022. The track was co-written with fellow British artist Kelli-Leigh, who Aluna connected with last year over their shared work pushing for better representation and crediting of Black women in the industry, and co-produced by Aluna, Diplo and Durante.
DEEPER GRAVES: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Corridors” As Disorder Recordings Prepares To Release The Colossal Sleep From Chrome Waves/Contrition Guitarist’s Post-Punk Solo Project
DEEPER GRAVES is the solo venture of Jeff Wilson, formerly of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, and others, and a founding member of current acts Chrome Waves, Contrition, and Altars Of The Moon. Differing from the more metallic output most of his résumé offers, DEEPER GRAVES presents lush soundscapes and slow-paced rock movements that venture further into the realms of his post-punk, shoegaze, and alternative influences, with elements tracing to foundational acts Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy, Christian Death, and the like.