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Electric Enemy – Sweet Tooth
You say you aren’t a sweet tooth? Then this one’s for you, cause it will make you feel the excitement and joy when all your senses just scream for something (or someone) – and you Just. Can’t. Help. It!
This is a song to start the day on a higher energy level. A song to dance to under the shower.
A song to celebrate sundown and sunrise.
Nuff said – here it is:
BLXST RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “ABOUT YOU”
Created with support from the Breakthrough program on Amazon Music, the video pulls inspiration from Malcolm & Marie, the black and white visual follows Blxst and his love interest, played by Paige Hurd of Power Book II: Ghost and The Oval, as they go through the motions of their relationship. An intimate portrayal of the raw emotions over the course of an evening, the cinematic music video shares the good, the bad, and the ugly facets of love.
Grammy Nominated Writer/Producer Poo Bear Releases “Distant Shore (Joel Corry Remix)”
Originally released in October 2021, “Distant Shore” was co-written by Poo Bear, Nabeel Y. Zahid, Sasha Sirota, Luis Manuel Martinez and Michael Michael, and co-produced by himself, Sasha Sirota, and SHDNO. With impassioned vocals and an electronic, upbeat energy, the song encapsulates that of a siren’s call.
Starry Synth-Pop Single // Lorde Meets Lennon Stella
“A Dream I’ll Forget” explores the unsettling realization that a relationship might not have been everything she thought. The track begins in a lull of lethargic whispers, before brightening into a constellation of starry synths and crackles of fireworks.
Ryan Wright has garnered acclaim from the likes of Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Earmilk, LADYGUNN and Atwood Magazine to name a few.
Digging Roots release “SKODEN,” an electric, magnetic new single that calls for courage over comfort, solidarity over apathy. “SKODEN,” from Digging Roots’ fourth album, Zhawenim, offers a burst of energy and positivity with buzzing blues edges and driving momentum. Skoden: a movement in a single word.
Le Big Zero announce LP; Share “Horror Movie Pie Fight”
Today, the Brooklyn-based band Le Big Zero are thrilled to share “Horror Movie Pie Fight” and its accompanying music video. The song is the lead single from their upcoming album, A Proper Mess. Following their critically-lauded debut album, 2019’s Ollie Oxen Free, the new LP is a high-energy cocktail of garage rock and off-kilter punk. Vocalists Michael Pasuit and Carolina Aguilar continue their wry exploration of monotony and anxiety in the modern age, via a Frank Black-Kim Deal-esque sonic intertwining. The album is a reflective, messy love-letter to uncertainty and the choice to just press onward. A Proper Mess is set for release on April 8, 2022 via Know Hope Records out of Philadelphia.
IMARI TONES Release Video For “The Garden”
The Garden is the new official video from Japanese group Imari Tones, taken from their double album Nabeshima. Here’s what the group has to say about the track and video; “This is a spiritual love song. A love song in heaven and on earth. Some of you might not agree but we believe it is a Christian love song. This song is telling every step of mankind/God relationship storyline. Destiny, hope, sin, rebellion, life, death, love, repentance, forgiveness, and eternity.
FUTURE CAVEMEN – Unveils “Gypsy Curse” single || New EP: ‘II’ – out 25 March, via Tough Candy
Shouldering a Dandy Warhols-eseque leather-clad cool and vortexing synthesisers straight out of a retro arcade game that Grandaddy would surely approve-of, “Gypsy Curse” is a bewitching alternative-rock cut that will ensnare from the moment go.
GROUPTHERAPY. ANNOUNCE NEW EP + DROPS VIDEO
LA-based collective grouptherapy. have announced a new EP Truth Be Told, their first project since their 2020 breakout mixtape there goes the neighborhood that saw a high level of acclaim from the likes of The New Yorker, Fader, Teen Vogue, Stereogum, Paper, and much more. The collective, whose purpose revolves around community are more open and vulnerable than they’ve ever been on Truth Be Told giving an honest and true look into their experiences and navigation of family, careers, and personal lives. The new EP comes with some names changes for SWIM formally known as KOI and TJOnline formerly known as TJW and features production from the fourth member of the group Dee Lilly. Watch the self-directed video for the first single from the EP “Tangerine”, an orange-tinged, warm, and airy r&b / rap cut featuring Jadagrace and TJOnline.
Julie Doiron and Dany Placard follow up her recent release with a new album, Julie & Dany – Out April 29th on Simone Records
Julie and Dany welcomed us into their daily lives, at their creative hub, for a drink in their kitchen while they play us a tune. Produced entirely in their home in Memramcook, New Brunswick, this first album was written, composed, and recorded during the mandatory isolation between Quebec and its neighbouring province. These songs are born from the complicity that enlightens the couple’s everyday lives: They treasure the magic of tiny details, a pure existence stripped of pomp and extravagance.
Icewear Vezzo Stirs the Pot in “Richer Than My Opps”
Having carved out a name for himself amongst Detroit rap royalty with his effortless bravado, offhand slick talk, and casual delivery, Icewear Vezzo has entrenched himself as a fixture of the city as both a rapper and entrepreneur. The competitive mentality and devoted persistence required to excel in each of those fields as Vezzo has are abundantly evident in his latest video single, “Richer Than My Opps,” available now. Driven by the infectious repetition of its titular hook and punchline heavy verses, the track finds Vezzo putting enemies on notice that they could never make flexing look so easy, so they might as well stop trying.
Poolside and Brijean release “Better When We’re Close”
“Better When We’re Close” continues a remarkable run from Poolside’s visionary producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Paradise. The new single marks the latest in a seemingly infinite series of original track releases, remixes, and collaborations with such diverse musicians as Billy Idol, Milky Chance & Jack Johnson, Foster The People, Purple Disco Machine, Satin Jackets, L’Imperatrice and Buscabulla, to name but a few. Last year also saw the arrival of HIGH SEASON, a celebratory companion volume to Poolside’s internationally acclaimed 2020 third album, LOW SEASON, available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Paradise is currently hard at work crafting the fourth Poolside full-length, due later this year.
UK rockers Electric Enemy reveal their “Sweet Tooth” side with new single & video
Buzzing out of the London, England rock scene, Electric Enemy have shared their new single “Sweet Tooth” out today via Circular Wave. The single immediately draws in the listener with a blistering guitar line and singer Jim Lawson’s distinctive voice before heading into a dreamy, melodic break and then picking right back up again. Centered around love, and lust, at first sight, the lyrics dive into the rush of being completely captivated by another person. “Sweet Tooth” was recorded at Fish Factory Studios with the band’s long-time collaborator, friend and producer Sam Miller (Alberta Cross, Razorlight), working together to create a sound that is vintage and modern at the same time.
Rising Retro Prog-Rockers HÄLLAS Announce New Album, “Isle Of Wisdom” + Reveal New Singles
Rising Swedish “Adventure Rock” stars HÄLLAS return with an evocative, feel-good blend of nostalgic 70’s hard rock, prog, proto-metal, folk and psychedelic influences on their anticipated upcoming third studio album, Isle Of Wisdom, out April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records. This collection of fresh tracks allows the listener to emerge in a brand new realm soaked in mystery and retro atmosphere – key features of HÄLLAS’ fantasy and sci-fi driven auditory aesthetic. Isle Of Wisdom, the successor to HÄLLAS’ critically acclaimed full-length offering Conundrum (Top 50 on the Swedish Charts, P3 Guld Award nominee), is set for release just before they hit the road on an extensive European tour.
SHAPE OF DESPAIR Premieres New Song, “Forfeit”
Lee Brice Drops Celebratory Music Video for Latest Single “Soul” Out Now
Curb Records recording artist, Lee Brice, has released his latest music video for his current single, the upbeat and danceable, “Soul.” The track, written by Kevin Kadish and Tony Ferrari, celebrates human connection that goes deeper than simply surface attraction. The wonderfully energetic music video, directed by Justin Clough and Chase Lauer, takes us to a pivotal moment of two “souls” solidifying a lifetime partnership and having one hell of a party.
A GOOD ROGERING Release New Video
A GOOD ROGERING have released their video for their song “Systematic Paralysis” via The Pit. The song is from the band’s upcoming album of the same name which will be released this spring.
Etta Marcus shares mesmerising video for latest single ‘Provider’
Today Etta Marcus returns with a stunning video for her new single ‘Provider’, taken from her debut EP ‘View From The Bridge’ which is out now via Platoon. The video arrives with news of Etta’s first headline show which will take place on the 31st of March at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church.