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Toronto based band MONOWHALES release feel-good banger “New Threads”
Following on from the bands industrial-infused single “CTRL^^^”, vocalist Sally Shaar, guitarist Zach Zanardo and drummer Jordan Circosta, return with feel-good banger “New Threads”. Evoking a feeling that is deeply personal and wholeheartedly unique, MONOWHALES’ fuzzy indie pop/rock track lets listeners peer into a world of self- discovery, uncertainty, struggle and hope. Layering a glossy, electro melody over formidable synths the lush musical backdrop breathes life into the band’s introspective lyrics, producing a scorching summer tune that is brimming with anthemic hooks.
Propelled by the smoothest of classic hip-hop beats, ‘Don’t Let Them See You Cry’ sees Strandz offload similarly slick bars, detailing his rise. Premiering on GRM Daily, the accompanying official video features Strandz highlighting and celebrating legit businesses in line with his motto ‘Fully Lidge’. He will also be featured on GRM Daily’s exclusive freestyle series, One Mic, to celebrate the release. Strandz’s second single of the new year, it follows on from recent single ‘4Eva Timeless’.
Commenting on the track Gwenno says: “Men an Toll (also known as Mên-an-Tol and meaning holed stone) is a wonderful Bronze Age formation of standing stones near Madron, Cornwall. With its obvious feminine symbolism, its holed stone was believed to aid fertility. I was inspired by Ithell Colquhoun’s ‘The Living Stones’ as well as the eternal nature of these ancient monuments and how they enable us to reflect on our own nature as human beings and on our relationship to the landscape. I sing, in Cornish “It’s completely obvious that I can’t escape from this…” I’m trying to express the moment when you connect with your own instinct and accept what you are. With ‘Men an Toll’, I wanted to share a different and quieter side to the record, one that is grounded in the music that has had a big influence on both Rhys and I – ambient Celtic music, film scores, and experimental electronic music. I’ve created a playlist of artists and songs which I think embody some of these elements, and having listened to so much music which soothes the soul over the past couple of years, I hope that this collection of songs will serve as a small and helpful reminder of how powerful the sound of gentleness and beauty is.”
SOPHIA ALEXA REVEALS STELLAR DEBUT EP ‘ GROUNDWORK’// LISTEN HERE
I wrote ‘Buried Alive’ at a time when I had become a bit of a hoarder, and I’d hold on to everything, down to pamphlets from a doctor’s office to every journal I’ve written in. It was a strange sentimental attachment to everything I owned. I wondered why people, including me, attach themselves to things, and it’s more than materialism, it’s having something permanent. The title came from this tv show called ‘Buried Alive’ about hoarders and in a way I related to them trying to fill some void or emotion with possessions.
DEJA – How It Is
West London riser DEJA is re-defining conventionality with her ‘norm’ defying singles as she challenges stereotypes and confronts topics such as sexuality, relationships and womanhood – her latest single ‘How It Is’ being an example of just that. With no hesitation, the track dives into its message exploring female monogamy and although possibly more expected of men, DEJA turns things on its head as she says, “It might be harsh but although he’s living his fantasy with me, I’m keeping my options open” – and that’s just how it is.
Jamie Beale releases tantalising debut single ‘Borderline’, taken from upcoming album
Taking to writing after a whirlwind year, and increasingly isolated period of his life, songwriter Jamie Beale has released his debut single ‘Borderline’ today, taken from his upcoming debut album out later this year.
KLAUS SCHULZE Shares New Music From Upcoming Album ‘Deus Arrakis’
Electronic legend Klaus Schulze shares the first excerpt off his new album with “Osiris – Pt#1”. The track is available now as stream and download at all digital platforms.
The kaleidoscopic sonic agriculture of Wet Tuna has long inhabited its own universe. Over the past five years, they have established themselves as one of the most forward thinking and anarchic of the many groups rethinking and reconceptualizing the notion of the “jam band,” all the while frustrating critical attempts to slot the group’s music into any scene, sound, or easily classifiable genre fad.
Miami-based artist & songwriter Peach Martine is back today with her fiery new single, “Romeo and Juliet.”
“Romeo and Juliet” is a pop-punk fantasy. Pairing grungy, high-energy production with Peach’s striking vocals, it’s an untempered, in-your-face anthem that makes you want to scream at the top of your lungs. “‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the perfect song for your chaotic yet awesome love story,” Peach says of her new single. “It’s loud and high energy, with the same wit and flirtatiousness in the lyrics that keeps a relationship’s flame alive.”
Jack White unveils new album ‘Fear Of The Dawn’
Today, Jack White has released his first of two new albums this year, FEAR OF THE DAWN, available everywhere now via Third Man Records. White’s second new album of the year, ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE, will follow on July 22. Featuring acclaimed singles “Taking Me Back” & “Hi-De-Ho (w/ Q-Tip),” as well as rollicking title track “Fear Of The Dawn,” the new album can be enjoyed on all formats, including a variety of limited edition vinyl pressings.
Lilith Ai Returns with Indie Gem ‘Teenage Brain’
Lilith has garnered support with her previous releases from the likes of The Fader, Wonderland Magazine and Notion! Now Lilith returns with a stunning and introspective new track ‘Teenage Brain’.
PENDANT RELEASES SADDLE CREEK DEBUT ALBUM
Los Angeles artist Chris Adams who makes music under the moniker PENDANT (all caps) has released his Saddle Creek debut Harp. A lush, surprising new body of work from the producer and songwriter, Harp connects 90s house and rave music with hip-hop, shoegaze, and pop, and which serves as a culmination of years of painful emotional work for Adams brought on by the death of his father over 10 years prior.
DUSTY GRANT Releases Official Music Video for “Oceans”!
Lena Scissorhands Featuring Death Dealer Union Releases “Borderlines” Video via Napalm Records
“Puff Break (Believe That),” which is co-written and produced by Nat Motte of the band 3OH!3, is an uplifting ode to picking yourself up and trying again. “I love inspiring songs,” Frasco says. “I know sometimes they’re cheesy, but I wanted to write a song about how it’s OK to wake up some days and be depressed. Even if you’re feeling low, take a deep breath, walk out of that house, have a cigarette and let’s get this day going, you know?”
Holly Montgomery Releases “Looking For Lancelot,” a New Single From Her Forthcoming LP
Americana artist Holly Montgomery announced the release of a new single today titled “Looking For Lancelot.” The track debuts in advance of her 2022 LP, Sorry For Nothing, which listeners can expect in May. “Looking For Lancelot” is a lyrical acoustic ballad with a blues-rock grit. The track features Montgomery’s long-time collaborator, guitarist Buddy Speir. It is the artist’s second single released by KZZ Music, following her signing this February.
Praise unleash new single and video “Hotline To Memory”
ELECTRIC CALLBOY Releases New Single and Video for “Spaceman” Feat. FINCH
Of course, the band didn’t miss the opportunity to produce a music video on Hollywood blockbuster level, which leaves nothing to be desired in terms of humor and extravagance. Creative and crazy as ever, the band comes up with another party ready hit that is following their previous singles “We Got The Moves” and “Pump It”.
Skope video submission: Brandon Marquiste, “Outchea” Representing Lynwood, Ca
Swedish guitar-slingers Tribe Friday today serve up another addictive dose of vibrant 21st-century indie. “sugar” is the fifth single release from the band’s upcoming debut album bubblegum emo (out June 3rd), and may well be the purest distillation of that album’s moniker. This is a track that revels in an unabashed embracing of the melodic, thrashing chords, and a healthy serving of Tribe Friday’s wry self-loathing. Singer Noah Deutschmann explains the song’s genesis, “sugar” is about having been attached or addicted to something for so long that getting rid of that attachment leaves you feeling empty and weird inside. Which is just a fancy way of saying I wrote a song while quitting nicotine for the first time… Unfortunately I couldn’t stay off the nicotine for more than 6 months. Next time!”
Spacey Jane share new single ‘It’s Been A Long Day’ – UK/EU Tour underway | New album ‘Here Comes Everybody’ out in June
The Fremantle foursome have just kicked off a 17 date tour of the UK and Europe, with demand such that many venues have either been upgraded or sold out. Spacey Jane also has 24 dates across North America in October and November, again with some shows sold out months in advance.
Louisiana born and bred R&B/Gospel artist Jor’Dan Armstrong today shares new single “CALL” by way of Encouragement Music, an urban inspiration label started by longtime QC/Quality Control Head Engineer/A&R, Thomas “Tillie” Mann (Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty). Featuring Grammy award winning artist Erica Campbell, the track describes the confidence that comes with leaning on one’s faith.
HOMO SAPIENS: New single / video by the forthcoming album
Greek rockers Homo Sapiens (based at Athens) few months after the first single “All Roads Are For Us” included in their new album “Rebirth”, they present the video for the self-titled track. “Rebirth” will be released on the spring of 2022 via Ikaros Records. You can watch the video to the link below.