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As they cross the country on their 64-date ‘A Tribute To Kings’ world tour paying homage to prog-rock legends, Rush, Primus has just released a new video with SPIN.com offering fans an exclusive look inside their tour bus. It’s the first edition of a new series for SPIN, in which top artists offer an inside look at how they travel. Guitarist Larry LaLonde told SPIN about the band’s 23-and-a-half-hour party, the messiest person he tours with, and that time they were “inches from not making it out alive.”
El cantautor ganador del Grammy Latino y voz líder del Vallenato a nivel mundial Silvestre Dangond, se une, nada más y nada menos que, a su hijo El Monaco, para darle vida a una fusión tropical urbana que demuestra la gran camaradería que existe entre padre e hijo, mostrando además una etapa muy conmovedora en la vida de Dangond como padre de familia. El sencillo “No tenemos la culpa” se estrena con su video musical oficial, disponible en todas las plataformas digitales de música
New Song + Video From Carly Rae Jepsen “Western Wind” Out Now
“Western Wind” inhabits a warm and hypnotic atmosphere achieved through a delicate tapestry of elements: sunlit guitar tones, soulful piano melodies, the luminous textures of Hammond B3 organ, an elegant patchwork of percussion. Graced with Jepsen’s radiant vocal work, the result is a spellbinding backdrop to her lyrical storytelling, infusing the song’s mood of nostalgia and longing with a lovely euphoria.
ALISON WONDERLAND’S NEW ALBUM, LONER, IS OUT TODAY ON ASTRALWERKS
“My life was going a certain way before something pulled everything out from under me,” Alison Wonderland explains. “I felt like I had hit my rock bottom.”
ROY WOODS IS BACK WITH PASSIONATE NEW SINGLE “INSECURE”
The track’s lightly plucked guitar ebbs and flows with the romantic rise and fall of his falsetto. His dynamic vocals provide the perfect soundtrack to the accompanying music video; a nod to the Robert Rodriguez-directed nineties cult classic feature film Desperado. Roy pays homage to the iconic Antonio Banderas antihero with his trick guitar case and thirst for vengeance.
ElectraQueens Drop Their First Single “Walk Away”
The ElectraQueens refuse to play by the rules in every way – with a revamped sound and image, the previously-country girl group is taking a darker, edgier turn in 2022. Released March 25, “Walk Away” is the first original song by the newly named ElectraQueens, and their vocal chops are more stunning than ever before as they quite literally walk away from everything we thought we knew about the group.
Fleetwood Mac Meets Feist New Single
Haley Johnsen is a Portland, Oregon-born musician with a knack for genre-bending and a hard-earned career path that is uniquely her own. Raised listening to powerhouse singers such as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, Eva Cassidy, and Bonnie Raitt, her greatest inspirations become apparent in her soaring vocals, introspective lyricism, and cross-pollinated style of indie-pop, and bluesy folk rock music. Whether her songs muse on the aches of self-doubt, the joy that can accompany nostalgia, or simply trying to stay afloat in tough times, her bona fide songwriting combined with her performance ability is bound to evoke an emotional response. “I want my music to encourage people to push through their challenges and continue to have hope and belief in themselves and their authenticity,” she says.
Synonymous for her explosive pop bangers, ‘Pattern Of Behaviour’ is anther knockout example of why Call me Loop is one of the most exciting new artists and songwriters in the world. The disco-indebted stomper is bold and powerful and follows the undeniable anthem ‘Year Of The Ex’ and piano-led ballad ‘Painkiller’, which was Loop’s most vulnerable and emotive release to date.
Joe Goddard announces ‘Gabriel Redux’ project with Ewan McVicar remix out today on Greco-Roman
Joe Goddard and Valentina’s ‘Gabriel’ is a bona fide classic. Something of a sonic rarity — celebrated worldwide, even topping the chart as far away as South Africa — ‘Gabriel’ could be defined as a key cultural moment in dance music. This year Goddard celebrates the much-loved anthem, with Greco-Roman presenting Gabriel Redux – a plush package of remixes, renditions and covetable new merchandise set to drop throughout 2022. The anniversary project is rooted in dance music and cultural nostalgia yet remains forward facing, with remixes coming from ground-breaking emerging artists including Ewan McVicar, established electronic heavyweights, and a very special classical offering – all yet to be revealed.
AARON RAITIERE DEBUT ALBUM SINGLE WIDE DREAMER OUT TODAY PRODUCED BY MIRANDA LAMBERT AND ANDERSON EAST
Produced by Miranda Lambert and Anderson East, Single Wide Dreamer is the realization of a long-awaited artistic dream for Raitiere, who is already known for his acclaimed behind-the-scenes career as a songwriter. Initially started four years ago, the album began when Raitiere gave Lambert and East a collection of songs and complete creative control, allowing them to curate the track list, suggest arrangements and add guest vocals. The resulting record, which features friends and collaborators Bob Weir, Dave Cobb, Natalie Hemby, Ashley Monroe, Robert Randolph, Foy Vance and Waylon Payne, is twelve tracks that exemplify Raitiere’s signature observational writing—sometimes reflective, sometimes irreverent, but always inspired by his own experiences. In celebration of the release, Raitiere will make his Grand Ole Opry debut tonight.
Throughout the five-song release, George shows a real talent for honing in those make-or-break moments in relationships, whether it’s with those tiny details that mean you never quite forget someone or the sudden realisation that you’re in far deeper than you ever anticipated. His poetic lyricism and luxuriant baritone will connect with anyone who has seen the course of true love run less than smoothly.
Meeting in the queue for Pets at Home on London’s Old Kent Road, Alexa Daly, Jenny Wells and Jess McGill, three pet owners with a shared taste for experimental post-punk, started playing about with the instruments they had lying around. Through a serendipitous phone call a couple of years later, drummer Heather Britton joined the band with a multi-instrumentalist gift, which glued the four together to become Krush Puppies.
OUT NOW // Bethany – ‘Something Different’
Forget what the Zodiac predictions are, 2022 is the year of Bethany. The Manchester-bred South West London-based vocalist is currently rising through the R&B stratosphere at a breakneck pace, shaping up to be one of the UK’s most promising rising stars. Inspired by the R&B monarchs Jhené Aiko, SZA, Frank Ocean, Cleo Sol and Mahalia; Bethany weds a classic, silky smooth bedrock of soul with auto-biographical, pensive lyrics. Bethany’s diverse sound palette could be heard across her trap-leaning heater, ‘Drip’ and the Y2K-inspired ‘Something Different’.
Today – FRIDAY MAY 6th – production duo and electronic virtuosos Subjective – comprised of legendary DJ and producer GOLDIE and acclaimed engineer and producer JAMES DAVIDSON – release the brand-new album track ‘AMERICAN GODS feat. NATALIE DUNCAN’. The track is taken from their new upcoming album ‘THE START OF NO REGRET’ which is set to be released on MAY 20th via THREE SIX ZERO RECORDINGS/SONY MUSIC.
Ingrid Døssland, the incredible Norwegian singer and songwriter better known as døssi, followed up her bluebirds EP from last year by beginning 2022 with a double single “last time together/how it ended”. A duo of songs about letting go following the loss-laden EP collection, it showed that døssi was in the process of healing. After embracing the joy of love on “jasmine, darling”, she’s back on the rollercoaster of life with the call-home message of “wildflower”. It’s out today on GEMS/Warner Music Norway.
Kasabian make a most welcome return this summer with a series of must see shows, armed with a high-octane new album fuelled by their trademark swagger. New single ‘SCRIPTVRE’ arrives in the wake of their snappy track ‘Alygatyr’ and heralds a brave new world from Serge’s magic kingdom.
Introducing Twelvez, a two track, 12 inch series from the ec2a camp. A subtle nod to the classic, club ready twelve. Expect one track per side, cut at 45 rpm for extra emphasis and bass weight. First up on the new imprint are two rising producers in UK Garage, Daffy & Dominus, combining for ‘Warlord’ – an ice-cold dubstep wobbler featuring London city warlord and OG Roll Deep general, Riko Dan, out today [6th May 2022] on Twelvez. Classic 140 arrangement and sub-lows setting the pace for the one of the most recognisable grime flows over the past two decades. On the flip comes an addictive speed garage remix by the ever-illusive Yorkshire outfit, Soul Mass Transit System, out 3rd June 2022.
“I want to write the kind of music people can relate to and feel where it was written from. I want them to understand and relate to me and my writing,” says UK newcomer Chris de Sarandy about his music and the message he wants to bring across as an artist. And the message is, in fact, coming across. With incredibly relatable songs and a raspy, soulful voice, the British singer-songwriter is as authentic as he is talented.
DERMOT KENNEDY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘SOMETHING TO SOMEONE’
‘Something to Someone’ is Dermot’s first new music since the Certified Gold Top 20 hit ‘Better Days’ last July and he again shows off his incredible capability for tapping into a wider consciousness and connecting with feelings that listeners from any walk of life can take something from. ‘Something to Someone’ tracks the story of a distant love but rather than dwelling on the sadness, it seeks comfort and takes the listener to a place that’s hopeful – something that fans have always looked to him for and taken inspiration from.
SCOSSE ELETTRICHE is the new experimental creation by Riccardo Sinigaglia and drummer percussionist Davide Zolli. The meeting between two generations of free musicians. Another kosmische interpretation of the thin line between rock and avant-garde merging electronic music, impressionist and free-jazz piano, minimalism and krautrock.
Amalie Bryde faces a self-love dilemma on “Stranger Inside”
The follow-up to “Love Again”, Amalie’s latest offering is a tender self-love song about finding strength and love from within. Built around a delicate Spanish-guitar riff, “Stranger Inside” is brimming with lush melodies and 90s R&B influences, and was produced by Amalie herself and co-produced by J.Ar.J (who has worked with artists Jordan Stephens and Yiigaa to name a few).
Germany’s LIOTTA SEOUL Reveal Video For New Single ‘Hypernormal’ Released 6th May 2022 via KROD Records
Jonas Blue & Sam Feldt premiere Endless Summer project with new single ‘Till The End’
Musical titans Jonas Blue and Sam Feldt have joined forces for a new collaborative project under the moniker Endless Summer, unveiling their new single ‘Till The End’ featuring Sam DeRosa, out today.
Endless Summer’s first ever release, ‘Till The End’ is an irresistible dose of sun-kissed, dancefloor euphoria, centring around rousing horns, sophisticated drops and DeRosa’s impassioned vocals.
A high-energy club jam that captures the essence of house music and showcases a specialist side to the Irish hitmaker’s sound, ‘Love Me Or Let Me Go’ combines euphoric piano chords and impassioned diva vocals with a driving bassline. Codd’s first single release of the year, it follows remixes of ‘24/7’ by Billen Ted and ‘Lose My Mind’ by LYRA. A second new track, soon-to-be summer hit ‘Rather Be Alone’, is set to follow at the end of the month.
LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE Release New Single & Music Video for “A Cloak Woven Of Stars”
German Dark Metal act Lacrimas Profundere have released the first single from their upcoming album. Fans can listen to “A Cloak Woven Of Stars” today. The new song is accompanied by a music video, which can be found below. “A Cloak Woven Of Stars” is taken from the band’s new studio album ‘How To Shroud Yourself With Night’, which will see an August 26, 2022 release via SPV/Steamhammer.
Marvel Riot & Celina Sharma link up on new single ‘Say You Want It’
Pairing Sharma’s sultry vocal stylings with rousing piano chords, ‘Say You Want It’ is a feelgood deep house gem based around a sample of UK garage hit ‘Do You Really Like It’ by DJ Pied Piper and Master of Ceremonies, which went to #1 in the UK in 2001. Following on from Henry Daniel’s tech bomb ‘Shake That’, ‘Say You Want It’ is the second in a series of tracks that Lift Me Up plans to release. With its founding mission to put amazing dance music in front of people – from crossover dance records to club focused tracks – the label will be a positive place for like-minded individuals to come together and collaborate.
Kudu Blue return with intoxicating new single ‘Never Let You Go’
Tapping into an intoxicating sound that is quickly becoming synonymous with Kudu Blue, ‘Never Let You Go’ combines soaring vocals, delicate piano chords and a classic 303 acid bassline. It follows on from ‘Train To Catch’, ‘Just A Second’ and ‘Skin Tight’, which was heavily supported by Jaguar on her BBC Radio 1 show as well as BBC Introducing. All four tracks will feature on their forthcoming EP ‘KBVOL.5’.
Needing a track to encompass the excitement of a booming club, veiled in the eagerness for love and escapism? YouNotUs, Ilkay Sencan and Marmy have the perfect fit for you with their upcoming single ‘Darkroom’.
New Music: Ava Lily Shares New Single ‘Sad Party’
Newcomer Ava Lily returns with her second release of the year with the haunting new single ‘Sad Party, which is released globally today [May 6th,2022]
The ‘Tight Fit’ singer-songwriter’s newest release explores her relationship with alcohol and the effects that drinking has on her life and her relationships. “I felt like anything beautiful I touched I ruined. My relationship was falling apart. There’s a strange comfort in being deeply alone, in your room, to wallow in your own self-pity party”, she explains.
Production extraordinaire Gryffin has linked up with regular collaborator Calle Lehmann on new single ‘Alive’, out May 6.
Steeped in emotion, ‘Alive’ is a rousing single that centres around poignant chords and Lehmann’s impassioned vocals. It follows ‘You Were Loved’, Gryffin’s mammoth collaboration with One Republic, with both tracks set to feature on his forthcoming sophomore album.
THE DARK OVERLORDS: EP “Darkpocalypse” out today
The Age of Darkpocalypse has been ushered in as the enigmatic hooded horde The Dark Overlords unleash today their second EP, which offers even more extreme cosmic black metallic terror!
HOLYROLLER Release Title Track From Swimming Witches
North Carolina heavy rockers HOLYROLLER are now streaming their single “Swimming Witches”. The song is the title track from their upcoming full-length which will be released on Black Doomba Records on July 8, 2022.
The band comments:
“Swimming Witches is a straightforward rock song about the feelings of being left behind or abandoned. Sometimes you gotta go through darkness to see the light.”
Saâda Bonaire’s unreleased ’90s material ‘1992’ out today on Captured Tracks!
Today Saâda Bonaire releases their collection of recently uncovered ’90s material which saw the band dip their toes in dub, house, & trip-hop territories – straying away from their earlier post-punk & new wave sound, creating a time capsule that up until now – no one knew existed. Stream it and purchase it here.
Balt Getty presents “Bags”, his new collaboration with Philly rapper OT The Real, out now on Purplehaus Records. The artist, DJ, producer, award-winning actor, director and Purplehaus founder born Balthazar Getty is the son of German artist Gisela Getty and John Paul Getty III. Balthazar entered the mainstream via his role in 1990’s Lord Of The Flies, going on to star in David Lynch classics like Lost Highway and the 2017 resurrection of Twin Peaks.