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Belfast newcomers CHALK share scintillating effort ‘Static’ | out today (Feb 9th)

Formed after meeting at film school and Influenced by their love of film and the emerging Belfast dance scene, the band have already been championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1), and are one of the only Irish acts ever to be announced in the First Fifty of legendary showcase festival The Great Escape; Chalk’s rise has felt less like a whirlwind and more like a plan falling into place.

STRAIGHT HATE: Polish Grindcore Quartet To Release Third Album, Slaves Of Falseness, On Selfmadegod Records In March; “Decay” Lyric Video

Formed in 2008, STRAIGHT HATE deploys ravenous death-infused grindcore mayhem. The band released their Mental Disorder debut EP in 2014, followed by their first album Every Scum Is A Straight Arrow in 2016, and second album Black Sheep Parade in 2019, along the way dropping splits with Speedy Gonzales, Neuropathia, and Nuclear Holocaust. The band has played many successful gigs and festivals in Poland, Czech Republic, and Lithuania including Symbolic Festival, Infernal Night, Rock & Rose Fest, Core Manifest II, Brutal East Festival, EveryDayGrind VII, Mini Merciless East Festival, Ont GRIND’U Open Air Festival, and more, and has played with many notable acts including Benediction, Interment, Rotten Sound, Venom Inc., Hemdale, Cattle Decapitation, Squash Bowels, Dead Infection, Parricide, among many others.

THE DEADNOTES Carve Their Own Niche On New Single ‘Forever Outsider’

Outsiders unite! With their new single ‘Forever Outsider’ (released February 9th 2023), German duo The Deadnotes are calling on all freaks, geeks, and loners to build a new community with them.

Downtown Kayoto releases genre blurring new single “Run from you’

Pacific Avenue – Spin Me Like Your Records

Aussie quartet Pacific Avenue kick off what is set to be a massive 2023 with latest offering, “Spin Me Like Your Records”. The track swims with the energetic hooks that have become a staple with the outfit’s releases to date. Coming off 2022 UK support tour with DMA’s, along with Aussie tours with Louis Tomlinson and 5 Seconds Of Summer, the band also adds festival spots at Lost Paradise and Yours & Owls to their ever growing resume. Previous singles ‘Leaving For London’, ‘Give It Up For Yourself’ and ‘Easy Love’ have all seen tremendous support from Triple J (#57 in triple j’s Hottest 100 2023), The Guardian “Pacific Avenue write songs of optimism against a backdrop of despair”, Clash Magazine”The band are a hot ticket in Australia”, and NME.

Genre-Agnostic Sydney St. Humain New EP // METADRAMATIC

St. Humain is a genre-agnostic artist based in Sydney, Australia. Born in Singapore, the musician’s colourful, multi-cultural upbringing infuses his sound with a vibrancy like no other. With his music built around honest and personal stories from his own life, his latest EP METADRAMATIC is like reading from his journal, as every song peels back a layer, revealing more and more.

THE REVENANTS: New Video/Single

THE REVENANTS release the next single a few days after the release of their first song “Ghosts”. The journey leads to “Los Angeles”. The Stuttgart-based trio around “End Of Green” singer Michelle Darkness shows from the beginning that they want to make a lasting impression.

The album “Ghosts” will be released on 21.04.2023 as a DOUBLE-CD-DIGIPACK with 20 songs and is on presale from today. Pre-orderers of the album can look forward to a few special features!


Moderat, the trio of Sascha Ring (of Apparat) and Gernot Bronsert & Sebastian Szary (of Modeselektor), have announced EVEN MORE D4TA, a collection of remixes of material from their accomplished 2022 album MORE D4TA, is set for release on March 17, 2023 from Monkeytown Records. The band’s fourth album captured them in top form, returning from an extended hiatus with a revitalized collection of emotive pop and fluttering electronic soundscapes that emit a warm, almost bioluminescent glow.

New Visuals from Irresistible Indie Pop Artist

Natalie Shay is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning musician known for her explosive live performances and vibrant, infectious anthems. The North London artist writes relatable lyrics touching on love, self-discovery and the everyday experiences of a twenty-something. At her core, she’s a remarkable storyteller, one that continues to break boundaries and trailblaze into her own realm of indie pop from the soul.

Finnish Stoner Rockers HEEZER Reveal Full Album Details; New Single Out Now

Hailing from Lappeenranta/Imatra, Stoner Grunge force Heezer was formed in late 2020 and began their journey as a feel good jam project. That casual jamming mentality was very soon discarded as they noticed their high potential as a fulltime band.

“We each have our own unique playstyles and influences but when we come together as writers the music expands to another levels for which we are not afraid to explore” says the band.

Alt-indie pop artist RIZ LA VIE shares debut LP ‘Haven’ + title track & video

Purr Share “Cave,” April Tour Dates with Ruston Kelly Announced

“Cave,” the latest track by New York City’s Purr, talks of taking a chance on love over cool melodies with Purr’s own take on a confident, 70’s inspired style. In the song’s video half of the band’s duo, Jack Staffen, sings the track in a flickering black and white clip. Listen + watch it below.


15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and globally-celebrated music icon Alicia Keys today released the stunning visual for her electric collaboration “Stay” featuring Lucky Daye off her album KEYS II. A celebration of the power of true love, the song’s soaring vocals, moving beat and beautiful lyrics send the perfect romantic vibes for the end of cuffing season, the beginning of spring and, of course, Valentine’s Day.

Trapland Pat Reports Live From Haiti in “Inside Looking Out” Video

California rock band ALO share single + video “Sparrow” ahead of LP ‘Silver Saturdays’

Godcaster Release a Burning Love Song from Upcoming Self-Titled LP

“Vivian Heck,” is a thunderous vision of romance at its most extreme and precarious. Its almost sensual aura is in tension with strikes of discordance, capturing what the band describes as an “too much ecstatic passion, so much that it could make you sob or scream.” Guitars and bass swirl alongside soft vocals, capturing the listener in their mesmerizing pattern before culminating in an outburst like a solar flare of sound and color. The video stars James Carr, a hometown neighbor of original Godcaster founders Judson Kolk and Bruce Ebersole, whose band they would play in as primary school children.

OAK Streams New Album ‘Disintegrate’ Ahead of Release

Oak comments, “You had already explored the two craters left by the Giant’s feet with the excerpts from ‘Disintegrate’ that we revealed earlier. Now, you stand before him and you will be crushed by tons of his flesh that will fall on you and soon become dust. The time has finally come.”

Jack River Announces New Album; New Single + Video Featuring Genesis Owusu out Today

“I wrote this album before I fell pregnant, but the reality of the ‘endless summer’ we are entering globally has become even more tactile for me after the birth of my child,” she says. “There is a part of the future beside me now, and she will experience the consequences of all the decisions we are making today. The experience of being pregnant and giving birth has made everything beautifully and awfully real. I think that sentiment plays out in this record.” – Jack River

Dougie Poole sings of joy in the rubble of grief on “Beth David Cemetery” / new LP out Feb 24th on Wharf Cat

Dougie Poole’s new LP, The Rainbow Wheel of Death, is due out on February 24th via Wharf Cat Records. The follow up to his beloved 2020 album The Freelancer’s Blues, the new LP has generated a great deal of early excitement around its first two singles, the album’s title track and January’s “Nothing On This Earth Can Make Me Smile,” with FADER declaring them “his most affecting songs yet” and Stereogum saying Poole’s songwriting “already holds its own when compared to the work of the greats.”

LESOTHO: Boston Instrumental Post-Metal Trio Announces April Release Of Debut Album

Boston, Massachusetts-based instrumental post-metal trio LESOTHO is preparing to release their first full-length album, Through The Dying Light, in early April, today unveiling its cover art, track listing, preorders, and the lead single, “Truth.”

ISLA ROSE shares long-awaited second single “I’M SORRY” – WATCH

The London-based indie-pop musician, producer, dancer, and songwriter Isla Rose is excited to announce that her debut EP No Answers will be released on March 10, 2023.

To celebrate the announcement, Isla Rose has shared her long-awaited second single “I’m Sorry” along with a gorgeous music video that highlights why this young and rising artist is so special.


Bailey Beckons Her Lover To Come A Little “Closer” In Seductive New Single

Soul-baring siren Bailey has released her newest single, “Closer,” a dreamy R&B track that details the thrills of flirting and showcases Bailey’s punctuated vocals. The song not-so-subtly opens up about the alluring desire we experience after meeting someone new who we’d like to get to know better. Focusing on feeling someone else’s energy so intensely that it becomes the only experience wanted, the sensual new single captures the emotions of trying to get as close as possible to the sensation that is being craved. “Closer,” which was produced by Jus James, is now available to stream and download on all major platforms worldwide.

Out Today: Kid Koala Shares Exuberant “Things Are Gonna Change” | Album Out 4/14

Chicago’s OK Cool Announce New EP ‘fawn’ Out 4/28, Single/Video ‘normal c’ Out Now

Directors Sheehan and Garbrecht explain the video: “A chance encounter with a house show flier sends Bridget and Haley to a mysterious manor, where they find familiar foes and something more sinister. Armed with a Polaroid camera and a secret weapon, OK Cool puts on a house show for the ages.”