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MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER-SONGWRITER VANCE JOY UNVEILS “DON’T FADE” – PREVIEWING FRESH NEW SOUND OF FORTHCOMING ALBUM
Vance Joy says, “I wrote ‘Don’t Fade’ with my friend and frequent songwriting partner Dave Bassett toward the end of 2019. It came as a surprise and felt like a special discovery. I like writing about that feeling of timelessness you get when you’re with someone you love. When we came to produce the song, I had the great fortune to work with Take a Daytrip, Edwin White and David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors). Writing this song was the starting point for my new album. I knew I was on a path somewhere once this song came along.”
The Blinders release ‘Hate To See You Tortured’ video
EADES release the video for latest single ‘Delusion Spree’
Leeds quintet Eades reveal the video for latest single ‘Delusion Spree’ today. The highly anticipated debut album of the same name is out digitally on March 4th and physically on May 6th via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Brad Stank).
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will honor world-renowned singer, composer, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the “Together We Celebrate” Annual Gala. The Education Award is being presented to Robbin Gordon-Cartier, harpist, award-winning educator and founder of the Elizabeth School District harp program which is now at the Cicely Tyson Performing Arts School in East Orange. She is President of the North Jersey Chapter of the American Harp Society and a sought-after presenter of workshops across the country.
‘Times Forgotten’ Is The New Official Video From KRILLOAN
From the new album “Tokyo Ex Machina”, FEMM releases a brand new music video for “Outta The Clouds”
They dropped a surprise release of “Tokyo Ex Machina” featuring world renowned creators from Europe to Asia such as Jenna Andrews who has worked on BTS’s “Butter”, One Direction, John Ryan who has worked with Maroon 5 and Rita Ora as well as.Danny L Harle who has worked with Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama. “We Got Each Other” from the album was produced by Kool Kojak known for his work with Doja Cat and more. The agents (FEMM’s fans) around the world were in shock as FEMM revealed their first ever smile (though it was in their dream) in the music video released together with the album.
New Zealand Singer-Songwriter Zack Sympson Presents Acoustic Pop Track ‘It’s Not The End’
Produced by Matthew Tryba (One Republic, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, The Fray, Ariana Grande), the new single is an uplifting pop track that radiates warmth through Zack’s melodic vocals.
It is the first single from Sparklet’s forthcoming debut release EP01, also announced today and due out on the 19th May.
The story of Club Mykonos is told in vibrant electro-pop colours alongside a video that reveals more about Sparklet’s approach; a restless creativity, playfulness and a painter’s eye for detail that brings in everything from rave aesthetics to 80’s soft rock guilty pleasures.
SOPHIA ALEXA REVEALS STUNNING NEW SINGLE ‘HIT & RUN’// WATCH HERE
Fast rising newcomer Sophia Alexa continues to build the rising momentum around her name with Hit and Run, the follow up to well received debut single, House Of Cards. Having gained acclaim from areas such as Wonderland and Fashionably Early, Alexa beguiles again with her dreamy brand of indie -pop. Speaking on the release, she states:
HARVEY SUTHERLAND shares “Feeling of Love” ft. DāM-FunK w/ video from debut album ‘BOY’ out 4/29 on House Anxiety
Today, Melbourne-based producer, DJ and instrumentalist, Harvey Sutherland reveals his forthcoming debut album, Boy will be released on April 29, 2022 via House Anxiety. Accompanying the announcement, the synthesizer enthusiast shares his latest single, ” Feeling Of Love ” featuring DāM-FunK, out now.
Listen to the debut LP from OMBIIGIZI, ‘Sewn Back Together’ now
Today, OMBIIGIZI, (pronounced om-BEE-ga-ZAY, meaning s/he is noisy) is celebrating the release of their debut album, Sewn Back Together, and sharing the new visualizer for album centerpiece “Spirit In Me.” Frayed electric guitars, multidimensional percussion, and huge emotive melodies show the essence of OMBIIGIZI on “Spirit In Me,” with the power of family at its core. Of the track, the band says, “We each have our own story to tell, but putting our circle together in honour of our ancestors helps us weave a future.”
High on Fire’s Matt Pike Releases New Video, “Land”, featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds
“”Land” was written after I had just come home from a tour. It’s like an old blues song. I was thinking of it as like a bunch of old dudes in a subway doing a doo-wop thing,” offers Pike. “It has the feel of a two-step like my Mom used to dance to, like Country Western. It’s totally about depression and leading a hard life. Later, I was playing the song for Brent Hinds from Mastodon who had come out to Portland to jam with me and he laid down this smokin’-ass Billy Gibbons kind of solo! I did one solo and then he did his solo and I’m like, “You’re a dick,” (laughs). The bass player from Brent’s other band West End Motel, Steve McPeeks, played some stand-up bass – both plucking and with a bow – and it really brought out this depth to the song. I’ve never written a song like that and recorded it and made it as cool as it is. It’s totally different.”
HELL MILITIA Unleashes New Song,”Genesis Undone”
HELL MILITIA comment: “The song is very much inspired by the world crumbling right below our feet. While the topic is nothing new, the results have never been so close. All that matters right now is to accelerate the end and welcome a lifeless symbol among the ruins.”
Will Joseph Cook Announces New Album Every Single Thing Out May 20th
Tears For Fears Release New Video For “Break The Man”
Today, iconic British duo Tears For Fears have released their new music video for “Break The Man,” the third single off their highly anticipated first studio album in seventeen years, THE TIPPING POINT, arriving February 25th, 2022 via Concord Records. Inspired by the song’s lyrics, the music video encompasses a world that illustrates the constructed reality of the patriarchy – a place of endless hierarchies built on blind devotion to unstable and unsustainable structures. From the inside, the world appears infinite, but from the outside it’s a mere plaything in the hand of Mother Universe.
Juni Ata returns with ‘Someone Else’s Rising Sun’ & announces new EP ‘Some Songs’…
“In five simple songs, dear curious listener, we range from the moment just before birth- where all is warmth and distant, glowing light, to the moments approaching death; from California sun to cold, dreary north Alabama winters and far-flung battlefields in distant lands,” Edwards says about Some Songs. “There is love to be sure, and that love is lost, then rediscovered but changed… then there is hope, and loss, but not so much as before. Can we ever be hurt as much as before? In the end we are glad to remember, we exult in remembering, that we are all of us standing on a tiny rock, floating on and on in the black, frigid, nothingness of outer space. And that time is short, but wondrous beyond compare.”
Pillow Queens Share “Hearts & Minds”
Today, the band are sharing the second single from the new record, a track called “Hearts & Minds” that singer/guitarist Pamela Connolly describes as capturing the reoccurrence of teenage insecurities occasioned by the band’s rise to prominence and the imposter syndrome she experienced as a result.
LAUREN AUDER PREMIERES MAJESTIC NEW SINGLE “HAUNTOLOGY”
An orchestral piece of alt-pop, “Hauntology” is the latest proof of the spellbinding power of Auder’s music. Produced by Auder herself along with Jessica Winter, Larry Hibbitt, and Dviance, the track unfolds in a lush arrangement of sonic elements: ethereal textures, emphatic drum rolls, ornate horns, Vai’s wildly frenetic guitar work. But despite its sheer opulence, a certain visceral emotion cuts through each line of “Hauntology,” thanks to the raw and hypnotic passion of Auder’s vocal presence and the poetic wisdom of her lyrics (e.g., “Time is haunted differently/It’s something you let go/No new comes of repeating/The things we almost hold”).
“From the heavenly dancing of Balanchine’s Chaconne to Kylián’s breathtakingly beautiful masterwork of art that is Bella Figura, and finally to the special world premiere of DEVIL’S/eye choreographed to the iconic music of The Rolling Stones, this program is a feast for eyes, ears, and soul. I can’t wait for audiences to experience such divine beauty and dynamic excitement,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen.
Rockshots Records – New Music Video – Ride SANDNESS’ Rock n’ Roll “High Tide” + New Album “Play Your Part” Out May 2022
Italian classic 80’s hair metal-inspired band SANDNESS will be releasing their fourth studio album entitled “Play Your Part” this coming May 2022 via Rockshots Records. The album follows their two previous released records on Rockshots Records, 2020 EP “Enter Please (2020) and 2019 LP “Untamed”.
GONE “Control”, new techno single out today & premiered by MIXMAG