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Following the release of three new tracks last week, today sees rising star Cassyette announce her ‘Sad Girl Summer’ headline UK tour for September 2022.
Kicking off in Glasgow on September 9th, the ‘Sad Girl Summer’ tour sees Cassyette perform several dates across the UK, before a closing show at London’s O2 Academy Islington.
OUT NOW: Platinum Certified Producer Sleepy Tom Releases Disco Single, ‘Call My Name’. (FFO: Jungle, Purple Disco Machine, The Weeknd)
Vancouver-based electronic producer Sleepy Tom has released his new single, ‘Call My Name’ on the 18th of May via MNRK. The prestigious producer previously collaborated with Diplo on the platinum-certified ‘Be Right There’ which reached #2 on the UK Dance charts, Top 10 in the UK Charts and #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic charts. Sleepy Tom has also worked with other established artists including Anna Lunoe, Grandtheft and LIGHTS as well as providing official remixes for Zeds Dead, Martin Solveig, Porter Robinson and Dillon Francis amongst others.
Rising Electronic Duo sweeep & Sace Unveil ‘gaze’ Single [FFO: Lorn, CHVRN, Shlohmo, and Clams Casino]
BETH ORTON — Announces New Album + Shares First Single “Weather Alive” || + UK Headline Tour This Autumn
Beth Orton is very pleased to announce details of her seventh studio album, Weather Alive – set for release on 23rd September 2022. It will be her first album through her new record label Partisan Records, home to the likes of Fela Kuti, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., and Laura Marling.
Italian Death Metal Band SONUM Sign With Wormholedeath & Release ‘The Poison We Create’ Single
Italian Death Metal Band SONUM have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album “Visceral Void Entropy”, which is due for release on July 8th, 2022.
The Boundary Monument label honcho share their Adept Aeronautics EP including some of their favourite tonal sounds: “the Korg M1 “Organ 1″ preset, and papa 303”.
Recorded during the height of the pandemic, the atmosphere of the EP provides a properly combustible juxtaposition of club theology, ailing from Olin’s obsession with dance music.
South London’s Joey Clipstar — aka The Connect — is an instantaneously recognisable name in the UK music sphere. Having developed the innovative freestyle platform Hardest Bars over the past decade, Joey lives and breathes the culture. Currently situated as one of the biggest freestyle platforms in the UK — Joey shows no signs of stagnation.
DIVORCE share second single ‘Pretty’ | out today (May 31st) via HAND IN HIVE
Nottingham indie newcomers Divorce share pop-infused second single ‘Pretty’, set for release May 31st via tastemaker London label Hand In Hive (TV Priest, Wyldest, Blackaby).
Following on from explosive and playful alt-country debut ‘Services’, with acclaim generated throughout the press landscape (DIY, So Young, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash), the band turn down a shadier fork in the road with latest effort ‘Pretty’.
MIDNIGHT RODEO share second single ‘Shootout Sunday’ | out today (May 31st) via FATCAT RECORDS
TABOO RELEASES FIRST SINGLE ‘FLAMES’
As previously announced, Frontiers Music Srl has signed a new Danish hard rock band TABOO, who will release their self-titled debut album via the label this fall. Taboo features vocalist Christoffer Stjerne, who also fronts the band H.E.R.O., and guitarist Ken Hammer, who rock fans around the world will recognize as a founding member of the beloved hard rock institution Pretty Maids. Based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, Taboo’s songs are stuffed with classic heavy riffing and super melodic hooks with a dose of modernity.
LUSH – Life’s What You Make It – A new triple Folk Compilation ft Jackie Oates, Eliza + Martin Carthy, Teddy Thompson, Marry Waterson, Lisa Knapp + more
Lush Fresh Handmade Sound and Mark Constantine are proud to unveil ‘Life’s What You Make It’, following from the acclaimed compilation albums ‘Self Preservation Society’ and ‘Instant Replay’. This stunning vinyl triple album has once again been personally curated by Mark Constantine, co-founder of Lush and passionate music fan. It features 30 brand new versions of songs originally recorded between 1981 to 1991, including some of the finest pop, folk, rock and ballads of the time.
Psychedelic inspired folk music from Finnish Soul/Jazz Musicians
Fresh from being invited to play Wilko’s Solid Sound Festival, Tuomo & Markus return with their unique blend of psychedelic inspired folk music. New single ‘Wishful Information’ showcases the retrospective strengths of Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. New album promised for later 2022.
Rochester, NY – Ovtlier Release Their Heaviest Work Yet With New Single “Blame The Dead”
Following their last ballad-esque release “All I Need”, Ovtlier is back with “Blame The Dead”- bringing a previously unheard aggression and heaviness to the table. While Ovtlier has always maintained a powerful musical presence, be it through songwriting and lyricism or instrumentation, “Blame The Dead” encourages unification amid unprecedented polarization; the track incorporates the best Ovtlier has to offer from a musical standpoint while extending a meaningful, lyrical plea to listeners.
Sean Nicholas Savage shares new single “Streets of Rage”
The song comes off his upcoming Mac DeMarco-produced album, Shine, that’s out July 22nd on Arbutus Records.
“maybe this is saying, ‘rapunzel, don’t throw your hair down here. it’s bad down here. i’ll love you from a distance. i want you to be happy.'”
Sean Nicholas Savage
“More Than Life” is about the magic of radio. When you could turn to an FM station, hear something totally unexpected, a new song for the first time, and feel so good,” Mitch said. “We tried to capture the spark of hearing a new song for the first time and knowing you’re going to love it forever.”
Southern California psychedelic/progressive rock unit, Birth, will release its full-length debut LP, ‘Born’, on July 15 via UK rock label Bad Omen Records (Wytch Hazel, Spell, Satan’s Satyrs). Featuring members of San Diego’s revered retro rockers Astra, along with current or former members of Joy, Radio Moscow, and Sacri Monti, Birth owns a cavernous cache of credibility rarely found in developing musical groups. Described as “a magic-eye journey into kaleidoscopic sound”, and “a dystopian take on the here and now”, ‘Born’ is available for pre-order purchase.
Editrix share Editrix Goes To Hell / LP out Friday on Exploding In Sound
Last month Editrix, the project of singer/guitarist Wendy Eisenberg, bassist Steve Cameron (of Landowner), and drummer Josh Daniel (Tortured Skull), announced their sophomore LP, the excellently-titled Editrix II: Editrix Goes To Hell. The follow up to their highly praised 2020 debut Tell Me I’m Bad, the album will be released this Friday, June 3rd via Exploding in Sound, and today the band are sharing a final single from the LP, the album’s almost title track “Editrix Goes To Hell”.
The hopefully melancholic new single, “FOMO,” released under the name WIESINGER, encompasses the fear of missing out everyone felt during the pandemic. Instead of loving people and using things, we found ourselves using people and loving things. We all bought an air fryer and collected possessions in order to feel that hole that only connection with others and community can fill.
Sarah Bethe Nelson shares video + single “Can’t Catch a Break”
Bay Area singer-songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson’s multiple albums of balladry and pop chart an emotional wave of the multifarious and sometimes tumultuous changes of the area’s landscape. Her latest is no exception. Enter Mental Picture, a collection of aftershock spectral tunes ghosting in the aura of the recent age spinning out from the contradictions of Nelson’s steely reserve and melancholy fragility. If past efforts highlighted a certain zeal for the times, Mental Picture, while no less resolute in its approbation of the charms of this particular wasteland, definitely adds the haunt of eyes that have seen a grimness and dared to wink back at it. Think later Townes Van Zandt self-deprecation jolted through the afterglow of Stoned And Dethroned horizon-watching.
Brazilian Black Metal band Patria to release new album
ARONIOUS Release Lyric Video for New Single “Descent of Inanna”
Wisconsin-based Prog-Death metal quintet ARONIOUS are back with a new full-length studio effort. The follow-up to their 2020 album ‘Perspicacity’, the band’s sophomore LP, ‘Irkalla’, will see an August 12th, 2022 release via The Artisan Era. To give fans a first taste of the new record, the band has released the first single, titled “Descent of Inanna”, along with a lyric video for the track that can be seen below.
TORCHLIGHT PARADE Release Title Track From Upcoming Album
St. Louis Heavy Metal band Torchlight Parade are pleased to announce that they will release their upcoming album “Never Laugh When A Horse Rolls By” on June 6 2022. The album will be released on both CD and digital formats. The band features guest musician Teddy Andreadis (Guns-n-Roses, Alice Cooper) on keyboards and a guest appearance from Sam Bam Koltun of Faster Pussycat.
Josephine Philip releases catchy and gritty new single, ‘She Said’
She Said is a song about being a woman. The song unfolds from two perspectives – one being young, carefree and full of hope, but also feeling insecure and scared to make the wrong decisions. The other perspective is delivered from an older narrator, that has lived life – singing to her younger self, wanting to give advice, but not wanting to interfere, because she knows that life has to be lived and experienced, good or bad, wild and mundane. The track is a celebration of all women and a reminder to believe in oneself. Philip’s catchy vocals are supported by gritty drums, dynamic beats and sparse guitar.
Marcus King reveals Tarantino-inspired video for ‘Hard Working Man’
OCEANHOARSE Release New Single & Video for “Heads Will Roll”!
“We’ve been working on ‘Heads Will Roll’ for a few years, as it took a while for us to find the right groove for it. But we’ve believed in the song’s potential from the beginning, so we kept at it. Finally, with the help of producer Kari Huikuri, we managed to capture the song as we feel it should be, while playing it live in the studio. No click tracks, just four musicians locking in and going for it. I think that energy shows through the end result!”
Austin, TX band Shooks release new single and music video “O2” [FFO: Spoon, The Voidz]
Today, the emerging indie band from Austin, TX Shooks are proud to share their newest single “O2”, a woozy bit of indie pop / post-punk that contrasts a smooth vocal performance from lead singer Marlon Sexton with distorted guitars that sound almost like a blaring horn section and an insidiously funky bassline from that wriggles around the track like a loose python.
SPINALL x Asake – Palazzo [DJ Pack]
“Can’t See Us”//New Single from Pop/R&B Duo Rubygld Smoke
“There is a feeling when people try to be condescending or put you in a box. That’s something that we refuse to do, and we made sure the music has a serious and memorable undercurrent to it,” says Rubygld Smoke. Combining a confidence-boosting blend of pop and R&B, the song carries an incredibly intentional feel, as if the protagonist in a movie just realized their full potential and is ready to yield it. It’s not a boastful track or one that means to put others down, instead it intends to lift the listener up and invite them to embrace their own badassery. This track is about thinking big, working hard and proving you have something to show for it. With a driving, bass-heavy beat and an instrumentation which channels an air of victory, the track’s production is equally as brash and motivating as its lyrics.
The Inflorescence shares new single “Board Game,” debut LP on Kill Rock Stars is out June 10
Thank San Diego for giving us Iron Butterfly, Blink-182 & Stone Temple Pilots but it’s got another distinction now. In 2019, a group of wise-beyond-their-years SD teens, singer/guitarist Tuesday Denekas (they/them), drummer Milla Merlini (she/her) and bassist Sasha A’Hearn (she/her), rose like punk-pop phoenix’s from the ashes of their previous band to corral guitarist/singer Charlee Berlin (who owned but didn’t know how to play her instrument at first) to resurrect Denekas’ songs of heartbreak and determination, starting out as the Fluorescents with 2020’s noteworthy ‘self-titled’ EP. Proudly christening themselves The Inflorescence, the band found the right home with Kill Rock Stars to unleash their debut LP Remember What I Look Like (due Summer of 2022). The group faces challenges like juggling high school and college classes, finding all-age venues in town to play and rejecting gender labels as they explain: “in a largely male-dominated industry, we see how undermined we are for being a no-man band, and we see how being on stage empowers alternative girls and non-binary people.”
NEW LIL LOADED POSTHUMOUS SINGLE “CELL TALES” OUT NOW IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Regarding “Cell Tales,” his mother said, “As we come to the end of mental health awareness month, I wanted to share a new song from Lil Loaded. I appreciate all his fans for the love that you gave to my baby boy and I know we all miss him very much. As we approach the first anniversary of his passing, I want to shed light and send love to those who are suffering quietly as well as their loved ones. Please know that mental health awareness is so real and so important.”
Working Men’s Club Share Newest Track “Ploys” || Out Now on Heavenly Recordings / PIAS
Today, Working Men’s Club share the video for “Ploys,” the latest track to be taken from their recently announced second album Fear Fear. The album was produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Tricky) and will be released on July 15 via Heavenly Recordings. “Ploys” follows 6Music A-listed lead single ‘Widow’ and the follow-up, ‘Circumference’.