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Razor Braids launch tour tonight in New Jersey, headed to SXSW

Brooklyn’s Razor Braids is a queer, all-female/non-binary rock band combing the vulnerable self-awareness of indie rock with dynamic instrumentation anchored in a 90s alternative ethos. Through soaring harmonies and a driving rhythm section the band has honed a magnetic sound that is a testament to the healing power and catharsis of community.


Today, 10-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Tauren Wells delivers two new Spotify Singles – a special version of “Use a Friend” and an exclusive cover of Beyonce’s “Halo”. Recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the Spotify Singles version of “Use a Friend,” which was originally released on his 2022 studio album “Joy In The Morning,” incorporates unique new sounds and refreshes the overall instrumental and his cover of “Halo” energizes the early 2000s classic, blending a soulful serenade with the addition of an upbeat rhythm.

Submission from Butterfly Haus

Dande and the Lion release their emotive new single ‘Children of The Hour’ with their alluring and nostalgic music video soon to be released

Sydney indie-pop four piece Dande and The Lion release their powerfully curated new track, ‘Children of the Hour.’ Following their previous single, ‘Harder to Breathe’, Dande and The Lion continue to pour their emotion into their beautiful lyrics, expressed through the powerful vocals of Natassa Zoe and Abbey Gardner.


Niven returns with his Glitchy, Experimental, Kinetic Chirrups

After recently breaking his five-year hiatus to deliver the enigmatic new single ‘Rositsa Walks’ last month, the first new offering lifted from his forthcoming new EP ‘Van’, British electronic producer and visionary Niven now continues the support for his latest collection with the kaleidoscopic new effort ‘Snow’.

Grande Royale release single and video ”Stark Raving Mad”

Grande Royale launch the digital single and music video “Stark Raving Mad”. Mixed by Robert Pehrsson (Death Breath, Dundertåget, Imperial State Electric, to name a few) in Studio Humbucker, “Stark Raving Mad” is the third and final single leading up to the Swedish garage rock band’s sixth studio album “Welcome to Grime Town”, set for release in late March via The Sign Records.

Softcult share new single ‘Love Song’ from new EP ‘see you in the dark’ out 24th March via Easy Life Records | EU/UK April tour on-sale now

Leave it to Canadian twin siblings Mercedes (she/her) and Phoenix (they/them) Arn-Horn –– aka Softcult –– to put a dark spin on falling in love. Today they share new single ‘Love Song’ which captures both the hopefulness of new love and the anxiety that often comes with it.

CHROME WAVES Release New Music Video And Digital Single From Forthcoming Album

Midwest post-black metal operatives CHROME WAVES release the second single and music video from their forthcoming album. Check out “The Nail” now at all streaming/download platforms and watch the video HERE –

Aussie alt-punks DUST share ‘Ward 52’ single | announce debut EP

Channelling the eccentricity of Injury Reserve and Jockstrap, on ‘Ward 52’ dust present a more insular purview of their experiences, in contrast to ‘The Gutter’s furious commentary on class division and socio-cultural power imbalances. The out-of-body experience of being confronted with your own mortality is captured here through shrieking saxophone, throbbing bass and erratic percussion. In ‘Ward 52’, dust attempt to make sense of that mind-state, from the daily consideration of your physical ability to complete what was otherwise second nature – basic human function – against the often invisible, cerebral combat of pushing past fear.

Finnish Goth Rockers LAMORI Release New Single & Video “DARK MESSIAH”

ARTIFICIAL SUN Release New Official Video ‘Hell-o’

‘‘Powerful Riffs And An Infectious Groove’’ – UMB Premieres Hard-Rockers Sig and The Firepilots Who Bring Groove-Fueled Power Riffs And Call Out Superficiality in ‘Clickbait’ [Supported By Amazing Radio]

This three-piece rock band have developed a signature sound of reggae-inspired groove combined with heavy guitar riffs and ‘Click Bait’ is the first offering to show this interesting sound. ‘Click Bait’ explores the idea of clickbaiting as a phenomena of online life, where there is a craving for attention even at the cost of deceiving others to get it. The band explore this idea providing an ironic social commentary on the idea. The accompanying music video illustrates this through interrupting images and clips throughout a rocking performance by the band.

US Symphonic Melodeath Band Vesuvian To Release Debut Full-Length Album On April; First Single Released

US Symphonic Melodic Death Metal band Vesuvian set April 9th, 2023 as the international release date for their long-awaited debut full-length album Emergence.

Check out their impressive debut video for the first single “On Cursed Sands”:

PREMIERE: ESPERFALL Unleash Their Killer Music Video ‘Nature Of The Disease (The Second Advent) ‘ [metal, female fronted metal, melodic metal]

LOW ISLAND release new single + announce extended LP

Low Island announce the extended edition of second album Life In Miniature for release on March 10th via their own label Emotional Interference – preceded by brand new single ‘It Holds And It Holds’ today.

The deluxe version lands as the quartet take off to perform at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin. Either side of this stateside jaunt they undertake their most significant UK headline tour to date, and support indie icons Friendly Fires in London for their double-header at HERE at Outernet tonight and tomorrow.

QWÄLEN: Finnish black metal punks premiere new single “Tähdet Tippuvat”, sophomore album “Syvä hiljaisuus” out in March

Following the success of their debut album “Unohdan sinut” (2021), Finnish black metal punks QWÄLEN will be releasing their second album, “Syvä Hiljaisuus”, on March 10th 2023 via Time To Kill Records.

TRACK PREMIERE: ‘Tähdet Tippuvat’ by QWÄLEN

[PRESS] UgLi Announce girldick. EP

Philly alt-grunge outfit, UgLi, have wasted no time since releasing their debut album, FUCK, in June of 2021. The group spent most of 2022 playing behind the album throughout the Northeast in addition to a tour that brought them to the Midwest and Southern United States. In between all of the shows, UgLi made their way back to Gradwell Recording House to record a new EP titled girldick. and it does not disappoint.

Skope video submission: Aroly Tariq, “Perspective”. Melbourne alt-pop meets trip-hop

Aroly has performed at festivals such as CMW, St Kilda Fest, Melbourne Music Week and Peats Ridge. Tariq says the meaning behind her new track is “based on the point-of-view shift of, ‘don’t be sad it’s gone, be grateful it happened,’ and I wanted the sonic movements to represent that. I produced and visually created everything, which is a beautiful way to execute a concept, because there’s no artistic compromise, as opposed to working collaboratively with others. I’m loving how much I learn about production with every song I make. For example, I never thought I would use a horn sample, but this song really would be empty without it, and it’s also a reminder that songs tend to write themselves and find their own way as they grow.” “Perspective” is out now on Equity Distribution.

NO COSMOS Shares Animated Video For New Single “everything else………”

ELIZA Shares New Single “Midnight Rose” Via Different Recordings

Speaking about “Midnight Rose”, ELIZA says: “We made this song Midnight Rose whilst writing A Sky Without Stars but we didn’t finish it in time. I didn’t want to let it slip by without sharing it with you. We finally got it ready for you to hear, here it is. Keep your ears peeled as there’s more (almost) lost music to come.”

Vallis Alps announce debut album ‘Cleave’ out Aug 24

Sparks Fly on “Montana,” Helena Li’s Ode to a Secret Crush

Helena Li is a Toronto-based singer and songwriter whose musical journey started in Beijing in the 90s, years before she moved to Canada in her late teens. After spending some time in the music industry as a professional, Helena made the bold decision to embark on her dream path as a recording artist, and break boundaries for artists with Asian immigrant backgrounds in North America and beyond — a dream which has come to fruition with her debut single, “Montana.”


Foyer Red (Carpark) announce debut LP/share “Plumbers Unite!” (RIYL: Suburban Lawns, Fivel Is Glaque, Water From Your Eyes)

Instead of sticking to their guns and re-treading similar ground, Foyer Red reinvented itself as a five-piece, adding singer and guitarist Kristina Moore and bassist Eric Jaso, and became a fixture of the NYC scene in 2022, sharing stages with artists like Cola, Empath, Babehoven, Why Bonnie, Peaer, Momma, Mamalarky, and Diane Coffee.

Rich Aucoin Shares New Single “Pure,” Announces North American Tour Dates

‘Pure’ weaves a textural Tame Impala meets Todd Terje fabric while introducing the phasers of a Daft Punk track and a persistent hook provided by a classic Moog Model D synth. The track envelops over a sample created on a Lowrey Genie organ that Aucoin happened upon at an Air BnB and created the big Justice’s ‘Genesis’-sounding wall-of-sound bombast.