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Canada’s THE WRING Shares New Video “Sins” Off New Album “Spectra” Out Now! via WormHoleDeath Records
The Wring, hailing from Sudbury, Canada released their third album “Spectra” this past December via WormHoleDeath Records. It’s an assertive mix of different styles including hard rock, jazz, metal, classical, 80’s rock, and 70’s rock. Solo artist Don Dewulf brought the idea to a myriad of professional players that include Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats), vocalist Chandler Mogel, Canadian bass superstar Reggie Hache and sessions keyboardist Isamu McGregor to form the full-length. There is a wide range of influences that are apparent on the record with its vivid progressive sound that is tight, concise, and well-executed with interesting melody, rhythm, and lyrical themes.
OUT TODAY: Inger Nordvik – Echo (FFO Agnes Obel, Joni Mitchell, Linda Perhacs)
Inger – a classically trained musician raised on Nordic folk songs but also influenced by artists like Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush – already had ideas for her new album, Hibernation, pre-pandemic. A lot of the feelings she was addressing at the time seemed to accelerate with successive lockdowns. “The song sprung out from a feeling of being more and more trapped in a digital echo chamber,” she explains. “I started questioning my freedom of thought. During lockdown, it was like the bubble grew even thicker and expanded in every direction. It felt like an ‘everything-bubble’. It’s all out there, yet you still struggle to see clearly.”
New Song Partnered with Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Stefano May has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) on his touching new single “Hope It Will Remind You”, a heart-wrenching and bittersweet dedication to those affected by the disease. The artist has witnessed early stages of dementia develop into more serious stages of Alzheimer’s amongst friends and loved ones alike and draws passion for this cause from his own personal memories. With the dedicated research of ARPF and the immense power that music plays in the healing process, May hopes his new single will shed light on the Alzheimer’s community and provide comfort to those suffering.
WINTERSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2023 HEADLINERS: STARS, DAN MANGAN & MEN WITHOUT HATS
Wintersong Music Festival has officially announced the headliners for their 4th edition, taking place January 20th – 21st, 2023 in Stouffville, ON. The annual festival draws thousands to the local area in the shoulder-season of Winter, giving a much-needed boost to the local economy.
Wintersong will be headlined by Montreal indie-pop band Stars; two-time JUNO award winning musician Dan Mangan; and 80’s new wave/synth-pop band Men Without Hats.
Msaki x Tubatsi (Black Coffee, Keleketla!) – new single + video out now
BEGONIA SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘MARRIED BY ELVIS’ – NEW ALBUM ‘POWDER BLUE’ FOLLOWS ON FEBRUARY 24TH
With ‘Married By Elvis’, Begonia imagines being a bride on her wedding day, clad in “fringe coat, blue heels” and anticipating a ceremony hosted by Elvis – or at least, the closest thing to Elvis that money can buy. She has her doubts, but the love the couple share is enough for her to go for it regardless of what consequences may follow. The music also follows the moods of a wedding day: the sparse looped beat and stripped-back guitar establishing a nervy atmosphere, before sweeping violin and ethereal vocal harmonies evoke the elegance of the ceremony.
THE LUKA STATE SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘MATTER OF FACT’ FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘MORE THAN THIS’ WHICH FOLLOWS ON MARCH 10TH
The reaction to The Luka State’s recent single ‘More Than This’ showed that the quartet’s fiery indie-punk attack is destined for bigger things in 2023. A visceral declaration that people deserve more than an endless roundabout of financial struggles, the track picked up coverage from NME, The Sunday Times and the Daily Star, along with airplay from BBC Music Introducing, Absolute Radio and Soccer AM. They further landed on over 38 editorial playlists on Spotify alone and were tipped by The Sun as One To Watch in 2023.
The Psychotic Monks share new single ‘Crash’ with video directed by Bart Price (Black Country, New Road) + announce only UK show in London | New album ‘Pink Colour Surgery’ out 3rd Feb via Fatcat Records (produced by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox)
Speaking on the new track, Paul Dussaux says “Crash was made out of jam sessions, as we were trying to get out of our comfort-zone and explore more electronic rhythms and sounds. The lyrics are about people on tour, feeling exhausted about live, festivals, and about the mental health within the music industry. We got a lot of testimonies plus our personal experience that motivates us to try to talk about it. Not without some heavy emotions, this track means to create a safe moment of dance for all.”
About three years after ‘Le Grand Vide’, Canadien post-metal sextet from Quebec A L’Ombre d’Héméra finally release its third full-length record called ‘Saison de Déceptions’, available right now on LP & Digital via d7i records, Ripcord Records & Violence In The Veins.
Stay Lunar are back with a fresh sound, new year, new them and sticking true to form a new banger. Whilst I like it when you’re around is laced with the sound of Stay Lunar from before, the track is no doubt a heavier take.
ORACLE SISTERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘HYDRANISM’ OUT APRIL 7th
At the tail end of 2020, Oracle Sisters decamped to the island of Hydra, Greece to write and record their debut album, ‘Hydranism’. Recorded over the course of two months, the 11-track album reflects a world suspended in time between the future and the past, and embraces larger than life ballads, intimate folk songs and table thumping rousers spun with the silk of poetic reveries.
Naughty Alice – “bloodline” 18th January
Dwen Reveal Animated Video For New Single ‘Memory Foam’ Out Now
Newcomer Ava Lily welcomes in 2023 with haunting new single ‘Nobody Breaks My Heart Like I Do’, released globally today [January 18th, 2023].
The singer-songwriter’s latest offering is a gorgeously vulnerable, stripped-down track showcasing her flawless falsetto and an ability to write delicate melodies with undeniable sophistication. Ava Lily’s songwriting prowess sees her bare all on ‘Nobody Breaks My Heart Like I Do’, which explores the personal theme of self-destruction.
Knosis is a new project featuring Ryo, the ex-vocalist of Crystal Lake, along with Survive Said The Prophet member Yosh and Made in Me member Daiki, backed by production team The Hideout Studios. The project will precede the Wednesday, March 22 release of their debut EP with the release of lead single ‘Sei-Sai’ on Wednesday, January 18.
The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) – Promoter of the FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 – is thrilled to confirm that multiple Grammy nominated US rapper, Travis Scott, will perform at this year’s event taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 17th-19th March 2023.
The concert will take place on the Main Stage of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, F1®’s longest and fastest street circuit.
Recorded with Trevor Brooks (Ezra Furman, Art Moore), the ten magnetic tracks of Slightly Off Kilter encapsulate the ebb and flow of the new existence we have all adopted. Opening with the beautiful and vulnerable track “Madeline,” Spry’s forthright vocals and acoustic guitar are accompanied by lush sonic textures and Harrison-esque slide guitar licks. The ensuing tune “Cruel Dream,” driven by a thumping rhythm section, is a dark descent into the racing mind of a conflicted narrator, unsure of what is real, all tucked into a retro-inspired highway ride. “Rotten Mausoleum” bursts out of the starting gates with an anthemic arrangement of harmonized guitar lines and thunderous drums and crescendos into carefree indie rock.
Gina Birch (The Raincoats) shares new song; first-ever solo album out Feb 24
Legendary post-punk musician, artist, and filmmaker Gina Birch has shared the title track from her debut solo album, I Play My Bass Loud, arriving via Third Man Records on Friday, February 24, 2023. Pre-orders are available now. “I Play My Bass Loud” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services and is joined by the release of an official music video directed by Vice Cooler (who is also a multi-talented musician and performer himself), with concept and choreography by Brontez Purnell.
MF Tomlinson releases second movement of magnum opus “We Are Still Wild Horses” – new album out 17th February via PRAH Recordings
London-based, Brisbane/Meanjin-born singer-songwriter MF Tomlinson’s second full length album We Are Still Wild Horses is out 17th February 2023 via PRAH Recordings. Today he releases “We Are Still Wild Horses (Part II)” – the second movement of the album’s ambitious 21-minute-long title and closing track.
Tommy Ashby Releases New Single ‘When Love Goes Dark’ – 18.01.23
On January 18th, 2023, Scottish songsmith, Tommy Ashby unveils his dramatic new single ‘When Love Goes Dark’ via Dance To The Radio, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Sam Okell (Celeste, Graham Coxon, The Beatles). Am emotive music video, shot by a beautiful Loch in the Scottish Borders by videographer Fraser Taylor lands the same day, perfectly reflects the introspective, unnerving atmosphere of the track.
Girl Scout Announce Debut EP “Real Life Human Garbage”
Buzzing Swedish newcomers Girl Scout have officially announced their debut EP Real Life Human Garbage, arriving February 15th, 2023 via Made Records. On the heels of their lightning-bolt arrival this fall and just ahead of their forthcoming debut live performances in the U.S. at SXSW Festival in March, the project serves as a proper introduction to the band: a four-piece who met while studying jazz in Stockholm and bonded through a shared penchant for the garage rock and brit-pop sounds of the 80s and 90s. Produced by Ali Chant (Soccer Mommy, Perfume Genius) and Jacknife Lee (The Killers, Bloc Party), the EP is led by the release of the group’s brand new single “Weirdo” today.
On Lotus Glow, the French Caribbean, Brooklyn based soul-funk-r&b artist combines her masterful production, soaring vocal chops and spectacular bass prowess to create her most political, personal and striking body of work to date. The announcement comes with the release of her new single, “Multiply”, which debuted with Rolling Stone today. “‘Multiply’ is about that very real thing that happens to many women when their hormones start saying ‘I want a baby'” explains Adi. “It can be purely hormonal, or desperately romantic. Sometimes it’s both. Of course, men say ‘I want to have your baby’ to women all the time. But I wanted to flip the script, saying it from a position of power, but also from a place of vulnerability.”
Skope video submission: Balt Getty, “80s Crack Baby”. DJ Premier & Ye shout out Getty heir’s animated mixtape
Drew & Ellie Holcomb Share New Single “Bones”
Drew & Ellie Holcomb are kicking off another year with new music and a tour. The husband-and-wife duo best known for their heartwarming Americana and folk tunes that weave stories of life, love, hope, and resilience deliver another toe tapping earworm with “Bones.” The new single is being released via Magnolia Records/Tone Tree Music and comes just a few weeks ahead of their upcoming tour – An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb: The Residency Tour – which has the Holcombs visiting Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Knoxville, DC, and Seattle with all stops outside of Valentine’s Day in Atlanta, being multi-night plays.
Three Eyes of the Void – Release New Single/Lyric Video For “Against the One”
The story of “Against the One” is inspired by the theme of “Death of God”, a dramatic evolution of humankind which led to a sequence of tragic events of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
UPSTATE Announces New Studio Album YOU ONLY GET A FEW (March 31 via Royal Potato Family)
On You Only Get a Few, Upstate paints an intimate portrait that touches on every corner of life. Inspired by the trials and successes the group has seen over the last three years – marriages, babies, funerals, and personal awakenings – the group’s latest opus is as much a personal manifesto as it is a universal offering that brings the larger effects of the pandemic into broader perspective.
OFF! RELEASE “TIME WILL COME / L” VIDEO AHEAD OF FEATURE FILM DEBUT
New England-based songwriter and guitarist, Savoir Faire, has returned with a jazz-inspired and powerful single, “How’s It Supposed To Feel.” Savior Faire wrote and performed the song from the viewpoint of an essential employee working during a national health crisis. “How’s It Supposed To Feel” is available now on all digital platforms.
Fall Out Boy Announces New Album ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ Arriving March 24, 2023