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ICYMI: THE GOA EXPRESS share anthemic new single “Everybody in the UK” | UK tour and festival dates upcoming
THE GOA EXPRESS today share their anthemic new single “Everybody In The UK”, a melodic call-to-arms for togetherness in a world that increasingly looks to drive us apart. It’s a further statement piece from the Manchester five-piece, close friends since their teens, that they’re making music set to connect on a much wider level than most.
New single: Rising R&B newcomer RAHH delivers sultry new single ‘Weave My Web’ out today
AARON RAITIERE SHARES NEW SINGLE “FOR THE BIRDS” & ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM “SINGLE WIDE DREAMER” OUT MAY 6TH
Raised in Danville, KY, Raitiere is one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters with cuts by Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Anderson East, The Oak Ridge Boys, Midland, Shooter Jennings, Brent Cobb, Hayes Carlland many more. Raitiere also wrote A Star Is Born’s “I’ll Never Love Again” with Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsay and Natalie Hemby, which won Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Anna Shoemaker Presents New Single/Video “Mariah” | Debut Album Out 3/4
Following the title track (“Everything is Fine”) and singles like “Change My Mind,” “Sick!” and “It’s Depression (ft. Middle Part),” “Mariah” is a cathartic release of anger, packaged into an infectious pop tune. The “Mariah” video, which was filmed in one take, sees Anna Shoemaker once again collaborating with visual artist Josefine Cardoni. “It was terrifying because at the end I literally throw a guitar into the fire, so it was an incredibly high stakes situation,” Anna quips about the shoot.
Rob Burger (Laurie Anderson, Iron & Wine) shares new single ‘A Robin Egg’ ahead of Friday’s album release
Brad Stank presents… Hank Stankovic
‘Hank Stankovic’ by Brad Stank sees the well-known sexistentialist songwriter cosplay through his dusty-cowboy-raconteur alter ego. Bourbon on the ranch, full moons, and Grand Ole Opry aspirations haunt the cracks between chord changes as Hank sings for his cowgirl. ‘Hank Stankovic’ is a side-project or interlude within the evolution of Brad Stank.
Los Angeles-based artist MALIA has released her new single ‘Only One’, the first single from her upcoming EP, What’s After ‘I Love You?,’ due out March 4th via Black Sea Music. ‘Only One’ premiered with FLOOD Magazine and is an enchanting alt-R&B track, which sees MALIA grappling with the aftermath of unrequited love, the moments when you step back and question the relationship. On the song, MALIA looks inwards, her soulful, velvety vocals uplifting the lyrics as she muses:
Emerging Scottish rapper MC Salum releases uplifting cut ‘We Talkin’ ft. Jazz’
Dundee-based emerging rapper and producer MC Salum creates hypnotic heart-on-sleeve bop ‘We Talkin ft. Jazz’ released 9th February via Big Indie Records. Dropping the track just before Valentine’s Day, MC Salum’s highly addictive track is a heart melting introduction to his 2022 works. The first single to follow the release of his accomplished debut album Crocodile DD last year, MC Salum is sure to make bigger moves this year.
Michelles share “Not Gonna Get It” from upcoming LP
Today, Michelles are thrilled to share the new song and video “Not Gonna Get It,” which serves as the second single to be shared from the band’s forthcoming album The Empty Promises of Rock and Roll, set for release on March 8, 2022. Pre-order and pre-save the album on your preferred streaming service. The song, and the album’s lead single “Illusions,” mark the first music Michelles has released since 2017’s critically lauded album, Dark As A Daisy.
FORMER HEAD OF A&R AT G.O.O.D MUSIC, RICKY ANDERSON LAUNCHES NEW ANIMATED MUSICAL SERIES THE TUNIES
“As a father of three, I find myself having to listen to children’s music – oftentimes on repeat! I couldn’t believe that there was nothing better out there for families to enjoy together. I saw an opportunity to reimagine the genre, taking my skills and knowledge in the industry, to create music and video that the entire family can actually enjoy together, while still focused on everyday routines and children’s development.” says Ricky Anderson.
THE BIG DEAL RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘NEVER SAY NEVER’
‘Never Say Never’ serves as an appetizer for the band’s upcoming debut album, composed by the team of guitarist Srdjan and keyboardist Nevena, which will be released this spring. Stay tuned for more news on that soon!
Introducing teenage indie-rockers Island Of Love | Third Man Records London’s first ever signing | “Songs Of Love” EP out March 18th
Watch Father John Misty’s Official Video for “Q4”
REEF release wild skateboarding video for ‘Wolfman’ single
UK rockers REEF have revealed the raw and ripping new skater video for lupine banger ‘Wolfman’, their brand new single. Shot in Cornwall, it features Ben Grove from alternative skate group SCUM as The Wolfman, alongside other skaters such as Rosie Kliskey, a finalist in the UK Women’s Street Skateboarding Championships, and Eddie Belvedere one of the professional team at Death Skateboards
Melissa Weikart Announces Signing With Northern Spy Records — Hear New Song “Diamond”
French/American vocalist, pianist, and composer Melissa Weikart today announced officially signing to Northern Spy Records and shared a new song. With “Diamond,” Weikart offers a peek into her upcoming debut album (her first release with Northern Spy). Accompanied solely by her piano, Weikart weaves a Brothers Grimm-like tale of a human who finds a precious stone — a diamond that represents true romance and mystical beauty. So powerful is this diamond that the human is put under its spell, pulled in by the weight of this immaculate discovery. Following in the footsteps of legends like Tori Amos and Regina Spektor, Weikart’s musical approach is shaped by her passion for experimental vocal harmony and formative training as a classical pianist. Melissa’s solo songwriting project has been described as a playfully intimate dialogue between voice and piano, inviting listeners into a rich, raw world of twisted melodies and exposed dissonance.
‘Memory Lanes’ is set in a melancholic atmosphere of loss and mourning. It confronts the listener with moments of despair, but the guitar wall of sound, the harsh rhythmic power and the haunting vocals give enough energy to embrace those inevitable tragic moments of life.
Montreal’s TESS ROBY shares title track w/ stunning VIDEO from upcoming album ‘Ideas of Space’ out April 22nd // Launches new label SSURROUNDSS
Tess Roby’s explorative brand of electronic music continues to remain unique and visionary. A classically trained vocalist and a self-taught synth player, her songs ride the lines between pop, ambient and alternative folk structures, with an emphasis on voice as instrument.