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HIPPO CAMPUS announce ‘Wasteland’ EP & share lead track ‘Kick In The Teeth’ | out today (Feb 21st) via GRAND JURY

US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus announce the release of their new EP Wasteland, out April 14th via Grand Jury Music (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun, Hovvdy). The announcement is accompanied by single ‘Kick In The Teeth’, a warm, raw ode to a lover that spotlights frontman Jake Luppen’s honeyed vocals. The five-track EP follows their 2022 album LP3 that marked a sonic purge in the band’s repertoire, with their “chilled-out-yet-catchy-as-hell” (Billboard) sound solidifying them as a pillar in modern alternative indie-rock.


A new duo named DARK BARDO step onto the scene today with the reveal of exciting debut offering, Wild Thought. A track which hits with wild abandon in a burst of vibrant instrumentals, the single features critically acclaimed Zimbabwean/ American artist Shungudzo on vocals and arrives with a suitably trippy video.

UK Artist Paris Paloma Shares New Single “Notre Dame”

Today, Surrey-based singer-songwriter Paris Paloma has shared her newest single “notre dame”. Inspired by a reverent afternoon spent in a great church, the song muses on the experience of being on the fringes of religion – and of faith. Paloma’s poetic lyricism does full justice to this weighty thought, and the mystical, ritual sense of the high church resonates throughout choral vocals and the purity of her voice.

New Versions Of LARRY WALLIS’s MOTÖRHEAD-esque Metal Anthem “LEATHER FOREVER” Hit The Road

Cleopatra Records announce the dynamic return of Larry Wallis, the legendary co-founder of Motörhead and a former member of UFO, in the shape of two dramatic fresh remixes of one of his most beloved compositions, the metal anthem “Leather Forever.”

A savage reminder of one of British metal’s true unsung heroes, “Leather Forever” spotlights not only the excoriating guitar that was Wallis’s trademark, but also the songwriting that underpinned the very best of early Motörhead. In fact, it’s not hard to imagine “Leather Forever” lining up alongside any of them. Talking a few years before his death in 2019, Larry remembered writing it “around the same time” that he was a member of Motörhead, before recording it in late 1977 as a possible follow-up to his solo hit “Police Car.”

The Backfires Create the Soundscape of New York City on New Single “Joyride”

New York City-based transatlantic four-piece The Backfires have released their exhilarating new single, “Joyride.” Fueled by the group’s high energy, organic guitar work, and lead vocalist Alex Gomez’s inspired approach, “Joyride” follows the success of their 2022 singles “Reflections On My TV” and “Blindsided.”

BOTANIST announce new album and release first single

Plant-based metal avant-gardists BOTANIST have planted the new track ‘Angel’s Tumpet’, named after the highly toxic and hallucinogenic nightshade shrub as the first single taken from their forthcoming album “VIII: Selenotrope”, which has been sowed now in order to bloom on the release date May 19, 2023.

Indie Up & Comer Ziggy D’Amato Shares Infectious New Stunner ‘Tina’s Nite Club’

Ziggy D’Amato shares the infectious new indie-rock stunner ‘Tina’s Nite Club’ taken from the upcoming EP Maya Blue. Playing all the instruments, self-recording, producing, and mixing, Ziggy is a restless and multi-talented creative with endless musical ideas and a wide range of influences. With a head full of pop melodies, three-part harmonies, 60’s girl group backup vocals, 70’s wah-wah guitar solos, and over-the-top 80’s choruses, David “Ziggy” D’Amato has a unique approach to making music which shines across the upcoming EP.

GracieHorse (Fat Creeps) Signs To Wharf Cat Records, Shares Music Video for “What I’m Missing”

Today Wharf Cat Records announced L.A.-based songwriter GracieHorse as the newest addition to their roster, and shared a music video for her recent single “What I’m Missing.” GracieHorse was a founding member of Boston based rock band Fat Creeps, and has contributed to albums by Alex Izenberg (his latest, I’m Not Here), Color Green, and Jonny Kosmo (who also produced “What I’m Missing”).

NAUT Streams New Album ‘Hunt’ Ahead of Release

NAUT comments: “It is with pleasure that we share our debut album with you today, in full! ‘Hunt’ is something very dear to us, a statement of intent in terms of what NAUT is and the starting point of what we hope will continue to be an interesting foray into the nightside of us as a band and individuals. We thank Season of Mist for their continued support and for allowing us creative freedom. Thank you to everyone who has streamed the singles, watched the videos and taken time out to contact us or comment on them. We hope the rest of the songs on this album fill you with the magic that we have breathed into them – may you shed your skin and dance amongst the ruins! Hopefully see you on the road.”


Nearly a month after the audio was released, fast rising star Nigerian artist KHAID releases the video to his first single of 2023 ‘Jolie’, an Afro Classic song filled with themes of love.

The video is full of romance showing a couple’s intimate moments and connection with each other, with colourful and vibrant scenes. The video was directed by Neville Records boss Sydney Talker.

Bernice Announce New LP, Share Lead Single “Underneath My Toe”

Toronto’s Bernice have always been subject to their own distinct rhythms. Releasing their first album in 2011 then waiting 7 years for the release of their sophomore LP, and another 4 until the release of their 2021 album Eau De Bonjourno, each release from the Robin Dann-led band feels like a missive from another world, and one that arrives precisely when it was supposed to, independent of any external pressures or expectations. Despite their periodic disappearances, Bernice’s albums have reliably provoked waves of startled excitement from both the press and their fellow musicians, with high praise coming from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum and the New York Times, and legendary artists like Beverly Glenn-Copeland, who described himself as “a down on my knees fan” of the band, saying “the vision is extraordinary and it’s musically so exciting.”

Maraschino shares new single “Kamikaze,” ahead of her debut LP ‘Hollywood Piano’ out March 3

Acclaimed vocalist HANNAH GRACE goes deep on revelatory ballad “at 28”

Another beautiful reminder of the intricate delicacies of Hannah Grace’s exquisite music, the sole piano production sets the stage for Grace’s signature silky vocals to dazzle in all their glory in a grippingly powerful ballad, written about figuring life out in your late 20s.

sophie meiers Shares Heart-Racing Love Song “star”

Existing on a plane all their own, LA-based artist sophie meiers (they/them) has created a surrealist alternate universe for their art to live, melding their passions for writing, visual artistry, and producing with an aesthetic uniquely theirs. Today they share a peek into a new celestial portal with their single, “star.”

Odd City – New Video “Slink”

Odd City, from Detroit, MI., is back in the spotlight with their new video for, “Slink”. The single is off of their Fission album, which has been climbing the rock charts. Odd City is a very musically diverse band on many levels, which can be heard throughout their latest album.

Julia Kahn brings introspective indie-pop to the UK

Listen to “All In Time” from Zack Rosen’s posthumous album which benefits mental health organizations

Zachary Golub Rosen suffered with schizophrenia and the effects of medications meant to treat the illness during the last years of his life. He died by suicide May 18, 2019, at the age of 30. Zack grew up in upper Manhattan and attended Fieldston High School and Wesleyan University, where he earned a BA in philosophy in 2011. He was an exceptional acoustic and electric bass player and is credited on more than a dozen albums.

THE CROOKED WHISPERS: new album on Ripple Music!

Transcontinental satanic doom foursome THE CROOKED WHISPERS announce the release of their sophomore full-length “Funeral Blues” this April 7th on Californian label Ripple Music. Stream the debut single and title track on The Ripple Effect website!

healthyliving streams new track “Galleries” + announces debut LP, ‘Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief’

healthyliving is now streaming the first single, “Galleries,” off Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief, their concise and direct full-length debut, funded by Creative Scotland and will be co-released on 7 April by the band and La Rubia Producciones, followed by a debut live performance this April at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.

Singer/Songwriter Jason Delismon Releases Official Lyric Video for New Single “Hard To Breath”

Singer/Songwriter Jason Delismon released his new single “Hard To Breathe” to all major platforms on January 12, 2023. Today, he released the official music video for the song. The single was produced, mixed and mastered at Groovetone Studios.


The Lad Classic Uplift with New Single “Feelin’ High”

Their latest offering, “Feelin’ High,” is about meeting someone who instantly lifts you up because of the connection you feel to who they are as a person and how you vibe together. Not because of what they do for a living, or what they wear, or how much money they have.

Alternative artist Jane. shares pensive single “Dreaming” today | EP ‘Celeste’ due out March 31

“Dreaming,” the fourth track on the five track project, is a soothing search for peace and hope as Jane. attempts to hold onto the belief that society will progress positively, despite the deep-rooted issues that plague American life. Unlike previous releases, “Dreaming” carefully tackles more complex, real-life issues and offers a quiet place of refuge, even just for four minutes.

The Revivalists Announce North American Summer Tour

Chart-topping rock band The Revivalists have announced their North American summer tour, including co-headline dates with The Head and The Heart beginning June 30th with support from Jaime Wyatt (on most dates) followed by co-headline dates with Band Of Horses beginning July 28th with support from The Heavy Heavy (on select dates). After the run wraps up at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on September 10th, The Revivalists will return for their anticipated Red Rocks show in Colorado on September 14.

Track from MIHI NIHIL

MIHI NIHIL (say: Mee-Kee Nee-Keel) is an emerging band comprising Mihi Vox (vocals), Benjamin Montoya (guitar), Nick Steinberg (bass) and Adam Alt (drums). Their eponymous debut album, produced by Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, Lilys, Madder Rose, Army Navy), arrived digitally April 15, 2021 and reached #1 on Amazon, #15 on iTunes and #18 on the NACC most added chart, with radio/publication support in over 17 countries. Later that year, the LP was included on the 2021 Grammy ballot under Best Alternative Music Album.

Picturesque return with ambitious new single “Hopeless”

This release marks the return of the band after a several year hiatus following their critically acclaimed sophomore LP Do You Feel O.K?. Born out of a post-hardcore scene that’s often characterized more by aggression than accessibility, the five-piece steadfastly refuse to be boxed or pigeonholed, and they’re set on embracing musical tropes not traditionally associated with heavy music.

Unlearn & MP Shaw announce new collaborative LP, share first single “Dusting The Astral Plane”

“What might be the sound of an infectious bass groove battling with a broken speaker is a befitting description for what drives the rhythm of this eclectic track. Samples of an old television set and clinking glass bottles help along the way. The emotive beat and gratifying melody pass back and forth, trading friction and harmony, mirroring the fluster and spark of life on earth. At last we take off, traveling light upon an interstellar current and into deep space. The final act washes over us in a gentle wave of white noise, melodic tones scatter and converge as we float on across the outer reach, forever into the infinite.”

CANINE To Release New Single “I.U.T.B.F”, Announce New Album Perception

Israeli metalcore warriors CANINE are now streaming their latest single, “I.U.T.B.F (It Used To Be Fun)”, exclusively on Metal Insider. This is the first of many planned singles, leading up to their second full-length, Perception, due out early 2024.

Video Premiere: Canine – “I.U.T.B.F (It Used To Be Fun)”

All Time Low Announces Global Livestream of Album Release Show

“We’re excited to announce that the Wembley show, our album release celebration, will now be a live stream event for the world to join in,” said frontman Alex Gaskarth. “We know it’s going to be a really special, fun night and we wanted to make sure as many of our fans around the world would have the chance to be involved and participate.”

OF THE LIGHT Inspires Positivity With Newest Single “Live On”

OF THE LIGHT delivers art metal/rock music, infused with hard-hitting grooves and coupled with infectious melodious hooks.

OF THE LIGHT’s newest single “Live On” (released January 27th) is powerful, hard-hitting, and emotionally charged with a message about suicide prevention and healing negative thought patterns that lead to depression and hurt.


“I have my own unique raspy voice, and it’s like an instrument to me. It’s authentic and real. When I hear a beat, I just go off the vibe and speak what’s on my mind,” states Neek.

HERETIC PLAGUE: UK Death/Grindcore Duo To Release New Album, Context Is A Stumbling Corpse, Through Selfmadegod Records In April; “Bleeding Stump Marathon” Visualizer + Preorders Posted

STARCRAZY Unleash “Egging Me On”

All-Star Band Cimarron 615 Shares New Music Video For Single “High Lonesome Stranger”

VISION DEPRIVED: Italian death metallers premiere new single “I Am”, debut album “Self Elevating, Deep Inside The Void” out in March

Italian apocalyptic death metal act VISION DEPRIVED will release their debut album “Self Elevating, Deep Inside The Void” on March 28th 2023 via Slaughterhouse Records.

Track Premiere: Vision Deprived – “I Am”

Don’t Miss Out On Niagara Falls-Based James Blonde’s New Single “FOMO” And Their 2023 Tour Dates


Luchy DR ha experimentado exitosamente con varios géneros, pero definitivamente su favorito ha sido el merengue, ya que lleva el ritmo en la sangre, siendo la sobrina de Belkis Concepcion, de la popular agrupación de merengue “Las Chicas Del Can”. Luchy DR lanza ahora el tema “Tamo Bien”, que comienza como un ritmo romantico y sigue con un merengue moderno.

Jay Critch Reigns in Jugg Season

CARBELLION (heavy stoner rock) drop new “Pity the Backseat” music video & single

American heavy stoner-rock band Carbellion just revealed a new music video for their latest single “Pity the Backseat”. This is the third music video & single taken from their upcoming LP album Weapons of Choice which will be released on March 17, 2023 via Eclipse Records. The video was directed by Joel Nilsson. The album was produced by Carbellion and Chris Djuricic (Nonpoint, Soil, Novembers Doom) and mastered by Andy VanDette (Beastie Boys, Porcupine Tree, Rush).


“Put You On” exudes a feeling of the now balancing genres of Hip Hop and New Jersey Club Music stemming from TJ’s east-coast born roots as a Philly native. His range in music defies all genres and creates the understanding that the term rapper does no justice for his artistic contributions through song and lyrics. With accuracy, TJ Atoms delves into sonic escapism that brilliantly bleeds into all the avenues he continues to conquer.

Bleed the Sky Release New Single “The Parasite” featuring Mark Hunter from Chimaira + Official Music Video

Orange County’s Bleed the Sky welcome new vocalist, Monte Barnard and release new single “The Parasite” featuring guest vocalist Mark Hunter from Chimaira.

Occurrence Share Single+Video “Universe Moves So Fast” via V13 | SLOW VIOLENCE LP Out April 7, 2023

Indie electronic trio Occurrence recently announced their fourth album: Slow Violence, slated for release on April 7th, 2023. With the album announcement, the group shared the lead single “Heels Over Head,” a jubilant electro-pop anthem. Now, the group is back with their third single and accompanying music video “Universe Moves So Fast” – out now!

Occurrence Premiere Their Agile Music Video for “Universe Moves So Fast”