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PET NEEDS — Release New Video For: “Ibiza In Winter” || + Announce UK Dates + Festivals For 2023

Filmed when the band took a recent out-of-season trip to Ibiza, the new video unfurls as a somewhat desolate tour of the usually buzzing party island. A track about frontman Johnny “trying to remain creative, positive and to look after himself after a downward spiral”, “Ibiza In Winter” sees Pet Needs take things to a “much deeper, more personal” level.

Ukrainian Death Metal Band ORBSTRUCT Release Music Video For “Reaper’s Path”

The plot tells us about an alternative vision of Death, as a kind of creature that has a certain life cycle and must be reborn in a new image at the end of this cycle. But every time a new candidate is needed for rebirth, who will follow its path – the “Reaper’s Path”, proudly walking through the desolate lands of the dead, where silence and peace reigns, and there are no wars, no regrets, and no remorse.

SHELF LIVES release explosive new single “BITE” – currently on tour with Panic Shack

Skopemag // New single TAPE TOY + announcement EP release

Today, TAPE TOY release their new single ‘Sick Sick Sick’. It’s the first single from their new EP called ‘TTYS’ (talk too you soon), out April 15th. Their debut album (2022) had a bit more of a serious undertone, but the new EP makes room for lighter themes and lots of energy. ‘Sick Sick Sick’ is about trying to stop the time, forgetting our daily problems, drinking and partying, despite knowing there will be some consequences…

Varas just wants an easy life in bouncy new alt-pop track + video ‘Hell No’


Overcoats have also announced a 16-date spring U.S. tour in support of the anticipated new album. Having previously toured with Mitski, Maggie Rogers, Cold War Kids, Tennis and The Japanese House, Mitchell and Elion will make their welcome return to the live stage for a long-awaited reunion with fans in the US. Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 17th; for more information visit overcoatsmusic.com.


Today, electronic pop auteur Alison Goldfrapp – of the acclaimed duo Goldfrapp – has joined forces with acclaimed house and techno mainstay Paul Woolford for her new track “Fever.”

“Fever” – a euphoric, piano-driven collaboration – is adorned with textured arpeggiators and Alison’s signature dreamy vocals; strokes of highly-pressurized synths blast through the arrangement with rapturous effect. A sonic sugar-rush, “Fever” release represents another important step in Alison’s already incredible musical journey.

Tyler Graham Turns Up the Indie Pop with “If It Were Up to Me”

90’s power-pop is where singer-songwriter Tyler Graham takes his cues. As a youngster he started listening to groups like Sloan and Thrush Hermit and Teenage Fanclub and Weezer, and he never stopped.

As such, they (and more) all had a huge influence on the sounds he makes which is evident in his captivating and vibrant new release “If It Were Up to Me,” from his latest album Finally.

SUPER PINK MOON: new album “IRON RAIN” out now!

Lyiv-based multi-instrumentalist and Somali Yacht Club frontman Ihor Pryshliak aka SUPER PINK MOON presents his stirring anti-war new solo album “IRON RAIN”, available today on Bandcamp and all digital streaming platforms.

TWO BLINKS, I LOVE YOU announces debut EP

Bret Nybo releases the experimental and classic rock single “Jungle Love”

“Jungle Love” is Bret’s first cover release. It drops February 2023. Be sure to give it a listen and see what you think. Bret also has more music on the horizon. He currently has his hands in production for a fellow band, music collaboration efforts with other musicians and a new album dropping later this year.

Indiana post-gaze outfit SPACESHIPS share crushing, epic single “Spillt” (featuring Ryan Osterman of Holy Fawn)

South Bend, Indiana-based post-gaze outfit SPACESHIPS is set to release their fourth full-length, Ruins, on March 24 via Friend Club Records. Recorded by lead vocalist/guitarist Nat FitzGerald with the other members individually throughout 2021 and 2022, Ruins is a collection of songs born out of the social polarization of the pandemic, protests, and political upheaval of 2020 and the fractured relationships with those standing on the other side of where the dividing lines were drawn.

Miles From Kinshasa makes no compromises on his new mixtape, ‘if not now, then when’

Kinshasa (DRC) born, South London raised artist Miles from Kinshasa returns with a brand new mixtape ‘if not now, then when’ a seamless exercise in dexterity, put together with frequent and long time collaborator kadiata. Having steadily placed himself as one of the most idiosyncratic vocalist and producers in the UK, it delivers on and offers even more potential to come from him.

WITCHTHROAT SERPENT: new single “Yellow Nacre” streaming

South of France’s occult doom foursome WITCHTHROAT SERPENT present the second track taken from their forthcoming new album “Trove Of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway”, to be released on March 3rd through Heavy Psych Sounds.

Premiere: Witchthroat Serpent ‘Yellow Nacre’ – New Album Drops 3rd March via Heavy Psych Sounds

Salt Ashes Returns With An Intoxicating New Single “Heart Attack”

After the instant success of last year’s “Didn’t See It Coming” and “Body Says,” London-based singer/songwriter SALT ASHES returns with a new intoxicating single, “Heart Attack” (released today via Radikal Records). Showcasing her expert approach towards marrying beautiful dreamlike vocal melodies with huge electronic dance rhythms, Salt Ashes soundtracks the crippling sensation of longing for someone, creating something more personal in every way.

Baby Stone Gorillas Storm the Desert in Animated“Y’all Know Who Did That” Video

Coming straight from the Baldwin Village jungles with an endless arsenal of bars, Baby Stone Gorillas bring a whole new meaning to “gorilla” warfare. Returning to deploy the latest video from their recent mixtape, The Military, the LA rap quartet shares “Y’all Know Who Did That.” The standout track finds 5Much, Top5ivee, EKillaOffDaBlocck, and P4K plotting how to leave their mark on the enemy over a sinister instrumental as they assert their status: “You a lil pup, get your rank up, I’m a big dog,” raps 5Much.

French emo-pop trailblazer Silly Boy Blue unveils the chic “Widow Dreams Forever” (Sony France)

Produced by Paco del Rosso, the left-field gothic pop of “Widow Dreams Forever” marries chic, dreamy guitars with airy synths and an off-kilter lyrical perspective for a characteristically uncompromising moment from the artistic French native.

Janet Air Releases Debut Single “Gone To Waste”

Full of Hell and Primitive Man Uncover “Tunnels to God”

As they prepare for the release of their ferocious new collaborative album Suffocating Hallucination (March 3 / Closed Casket Activities), Full of Hell and Primitive Man have released their second single. The song, which is the album’s closer, spans over 11 minutes and is strong, steady and sustained.

morgen slams the door on bedroom pop with “Sick of Me”

On today’s single, morgen said, “’Sick of Me’ is 100% teenage rage and self-loathing. I wrote this song whilst in the middle of breaking up with a friend, which left me feeling really vulnerable. I was so annoyed at myself for letting our friendship carry on the way it had been, and I hated who I was at the time. It was a really tense and heated time for me, but luckily I got one of my favorite songs out of it!”

OUT NOW: Extraordinary Producer Kooma Shares ‘Subliminal’ Visualizer (Nils Frahm, Brian Eno, eevee, and Jinsang.)

Naima Bock Shares Official Video For Euphonious New Single “Lines”


Indie/pop-punk staples Joyce Manor are back with a brand-new music video for their song “NBTSA” from critically acclaimed sixth studio album ‘40 oz. To Fresno’. With cheeky lyrics and frenetic energy clocking in at just over a minute long, the track calls to the “ragtag spirit of their debut” according to Stereogum’s Album Of The Week feature.

The New Pornographers announce new single “Angelcover” | New LP “Continue As A Guest” out March 31st on Merge

The New Pornographers are debuting their new track “Angelcover” today in anticipation of their forthcoming album Continue as a Guest, their first for Merge Records, due for release on March 31st.

Worriers share new single “Prepared to Forget”

Today, Worriers – the acclaimed Los Angeles, CA-based project helmed by singer/songwriter Lauren Denitzio – share the chillwave indie-skewering new track “Prepared to Forget” from their fourth album Warm Blanket, due April 7, 2023 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. The band has also revealed several new tour dates alongside a new touring lineup, which includes Atom Willard (drums), Dominic Angelella (bass), and Frank Piegaro (guitar). See below for the full list of dates, all of which feature support from Lizdelise.

Psych indie rock trio The Get Right Band share single “Generation Happy Or Dead” ahead of LP

The Hails tighten their sonic grasp with new single “Breathless” – out today

A live show fan-favorite dating back to 2019, The Hails spent years tinkering with the track until it felt up to snuff with the potential they knew it had. Through the band’s own experimentation and guidance of longtime collaborator and producer Matt Lewin of Magdalena Bay, “Breathless” started to take on its final form, apropos to the polished sonic fingerprint of the modern band.

Tanukichan (feat Toro y Moi) share “Take Care” / GIZMO LP out March 3rd

Tanukichan’s sophomore LP GIZMO is due out March 3rd via Company Records. A project led by Hannah van Loon, in collaboration with the Grammy-nominated chillwave pioneer Chaz Bear of Toro y Moi, their album is the follow up to their debut LP, Sundays, a release that saw an enthusiastic response when it was released in 2018, earning praise from outlets like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, FADER, Stereogum, Loud & Quiet and The AV Club.

ANOVA SKYWAY Release Cinematic Video for “City Underground”

Well known for his graphic works for At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Mayhem, Ulver and many others; Chioreanu expertly captures the perplexing collisions among different spiritual beliefs and dissects the common theme of love that runs through them all in this stunning cinematic work of art.