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British-Kurdish stand-up comedian Kae Kurd announces autumn UK headline tour…

Smart, sharp and brilliantly funny, British-Kurdish stand up comedian and social media star Kae Kurd has announced an autumn UK headline tour that will feature his biggest shows to date. Kicking off on September 22nd, Kae will take his incredible show up and down the country, capping things off with a special night in the capital, as he takes on London’s Eventim Apollo on November 3rd.

Reminder: The Stone Eye Press Release “Not My Circus”

The Stone Eye Release Their New Single “NOT MY CIRCUS”. The Stone Eye is that spot on the sun that burns a memory into each layer of immersive sound. Not to be placed in a box, their stylistic music continues to be released with “NOT MY CIRCUS”.

Lambrini Girls share video for ‘White Van’ – a song about catcalling – announced to open for Iggy Pop | Debut EP ‘You’re Welcome’ out 19th May 2023 via Big Scary Monsters

The T-shirt worn by the white van man was a second hand Lambretta T-shirt subverted to say “Lambrini” – created by designer Karthur. It was imagined to upset the character to see the juxtaposition of his favourite brand T-shirt, mashed up into Lambrini Girls merch.

MORNING TOURIST – Releases Official Video For: “Small Flame” || + New Album Out Summer 2023

Willie Nelson’s OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR Returns Bigger than Ever for 2023

Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the first 16 shows for the 2023 Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The 2023 Outlaw Tour continues the celebration of Willie’s legendary life and legacy in his milestone 90th birthday year. For the largest-ever Outlaw Tour to date, Willie’s bringing his family and friends on the road for a can’t-miss lineup of summer shows featuring artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Whiskey Myers, Gov’t Mule, Marcus King, Margo Price, Trampled By Turtles, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Kathleen Edwards, Flatland Cavalry, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid, with additional shows still to be announced.

Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2023

Don’t Come Knockin’ Music Video!

JATK’s music video for Don’t Come Knockin’ is out today! Comprised of what was thought to be lost footage from our appearance on The Dick Griffin Goodtime Hour, a rare VHS copy recently surfaced and we’ve now uploaded it to watch on YouTube!

Queer, experimental saxophonist Lara Jones announces left-field electronic EP ‘Fig’ due June 16th with EP title track

Today, London based, queer, experimental saxophonist, composer and producer Lara Jones announces her captivating new EP Fig due out June 16th. Creating high energy pulsating electronics using saxophone, synths, beats, live processing, voice and field recording; Lara builds structures and queer narratives through her work. New EP Fig is explosive and chaotic with rampant breakbeats and glitchy electronics. It’s also powerful and intimate with queer energy weaving through each track, offering a personal insight of Lara’s connection to her own queer identity and experiences. Lara’s new project follows on from the success of her 2022 EP release Flow as she now returns with her grittiest, heaviest and boldest pieces of music yet.

New Video! Finnish Band IAmber Releases “Atomist” Music Video from Upcoming Album “Mercurial Shakes”

“Mercurial Shakes” explores recurring themes of time, life, and environmental change, which inspired the creation of the album. The writing process was intuitive, combining old and new ideas to mold the songs, recorded in two sessions in the Finnish countryside. Drawing from post-metal influences, the album’s sound is diverse and ever-evolving, guided by the band’s desire to cultivate its own unique sound. IAmber’s soundscape captures the beauty and alternative melodies within noisy post-rock and sludgy metal, evoking images of autumn twilight, the nameless dread of existence, the dust of Pompeii, or the glow of a secret fire.

New Item to Post: Brooklyn Funk Essentials New Single & Album Announcement

Brooklyn Funk Essentials are on a roll as they release their feelgood, rollerskating jam ‘Rollin’ (Love Will Be Here)’ today on Dorado Records.

‘Rollin’ (Love Will Be Here)’ is the 4th single from ‘Intuition’, Brooklyn Funk Essentials’ seventh album of stellar, master-crafted R&B, discofunk, poly-riddims and pop-laced hooks, which will drop on 5th May, ahead of two UK shows at Jazz Café London May 10th and Blues Kitchen Manchester May 11th.

Triz Nathaniel – Dragon With the Girl Tattoo

We shot the Dragon With the Girl Tattoo video in Dublin, Ireland with the brilliant director ED DIDIT. The fiery visual imagery captures the theme of the song: burning down the paradigm of patriarchy and white supremacy. That same idea is reflected in the title as well, I see the role of dragon as my job in this rap game – to bring the lyrical fire to the booth, and metaphorical fire to the systemic problems we face – and I have a lot of “girl tattoos.” The slow, soulful melody was produced by bvtman, and the track was recorded at Camden Studios in Dublin.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors to Join Darius Rucker on Summer Tour!

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors were just announced as direct support for three-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-time Diamond-certified star Darius Rucker when he returns to the road this summer for his “Starting Fires Tour.” Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, March 17.

In addition to the Darius Rucker tour, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will make their return to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 18th and they were just announced for this year’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival, where they’ll be playing on September 14th alongside Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples. Holcomb will also be joining JOHNNYSWIM on September 9th for a Goodbye Road performance at his annual Moon River Music Festival in Chattanooga, TN –

Ultra Q share indie-synth pop new single ‘Klepto’ with animated video | Debut album ‘My Guardian Angel’ out 9th June via Royal Mountain Records

One of the most fascinating things a music lover can do is witness the growth of a young artist. It starts as an inkling or a glimmer of natural talent and expands into something vast and formidable.

JOSIE COTTON Gets In Your Face With Her Upcoming Album Day of the Gun, out April 18

“Every record I’ve ever made has been kind of an experiment… a chance to morph into something else but this is the one where I go completely over the cliff,” laughs infamous New Wave icon JOSIE COTTON about her upcoming album DAY OF THE GUN out April 18, 2023 on Kitten Robot Records. “You could call it a metaphor but it feels true to me,” she explains regarding the album title which she pulled from the album’s title track. “I’ve never been shy about being provocative or too ironic but I saw no reason to pull any punches on this one.”

carina Returns With Brand New Single “Waste Me Away (Demo)” Via Don’t Sleep

The latest offering from the unique artist takes another refreshingly honest venture deep into her mind. Opening with a melodic almost lullaby-esque tone, the track is guided by the artist’s voice and explores themes of vulnerability with a stripped-back soulful quality. When discussing the track, carina explains: “The song is very personal to me, I’ve been sitting on this one for a long time, waiting for the right time to put it out. It’s me in my purest form and I’m ready to share it with the world.”

Temples share new song; new Sean Ono Lennon produced album out April 14

Temples have shared their shimmering new single, “Afterlife,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An elegant collision of soulful grooves, futuristic synth, and spellbinding guitar tones, the track is joined by an official music video premiering today at YouTube. Produced by labelmate Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT), “Afterlife” heralds the British psychedelic rock quartet’s long awaited new album, Exotico, arriving everywhere via ATO Records on Friday, April 14. Pre-orders are available now.

U.S. Stoner Rockers UNCOMMON EVOLUTION Release New Video “Rut Struttin’” from the Album “Fry”

Today the band shares their new videoclip for the song “Rut Struttin'”.

“The song has been a blast to play live. It really gets people grooving. It started out as kind of a joke, like how l can get this guitar to sound. Then played some bluesy riffs and it just took shape.” Briar of Uncommon Evolution says. “The video was a LOOOong journey. But you can relate I’m sure. You have this problem, right, and you FINALLY found an answer (you think) then it all falls apart in a tremendously horrendous way. But you try to make it look cool.”


Gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated EP For Motivational Use Only, Grammy® Award-winning producer, songwriter, and rapper, Jermaine Dupri, and New Orleans-based rapper and founder of Jet Life Recordings, Curren$y, delivers a live performance of Never Enough for ‘From The Block,’ available today.

Produced by Dupri and co-written with Curren$y, Never Enough chronicles the quest for “more” and the constant desire for excess, although what you currently possess could be deemed “enough.” The pursuit and maintenance of the lavish lifestyle becomes addictive!

Hardcore band Torena release Evil Eyez EP out now on DAZE

Today California hardcore band Torena have released their new EP, Evil Eyez, out on DAZE. Produced and mixed by Taylor Young (Mindforce, Age of Apocalypse) and mastered by Nick Townsend (Drain, Militarie Gun), the five songs on the EP sound as explosive as its artwork looks. Throughout the record, throaty leads make way to gang vocals, metallic guitars cross paths with pulverizing drums. The band set out to make heavy-hitting music fueled by breakdowns and succeed in crafting one of the most volatile releases out this year.


Previously released on his self-titled project Eshu Tune, “Veneers” is reinvented with additional vocals from fellow alternative hip-hop strongholds; Danny Brown offers his signature, esoteric bars while Houston rap legend Paul Wall provides the hook. The remix is accompanied by a psychedelic video directed by Kris Merc and edited by Michael Reuter.

Mike Gordon announces new album; shares first song

Mike Gordon has announced his new solo album, Flying Games, arriving via ATO Records/Megaplum on Friday, May 12. Pre-orders are available now. Produced by Gordon, recorded by longtime collaborator Jared Slomoff, and mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs), Flying Games is heralded by today’s premiere of the high velocity new single, “Tilting,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. An official animated video premieres today via YouTube.

ERIN K releases gorgeous new video for ‘Keep Her’

Erin’s narrative-driven songs are as forthright and personal as they are engaging and the candid nature of her often fearlessly self-deprecating lyrics make repeated listens of the timeless songs rewarding. None more so than on new single ‘Keep Her’ which drops today 10th March.

US Rocker Totten Bridge Returns With ‘Brave New World’

NYC Rocker Totten Bridge returns with the explosive new single ‘Control’. Striving for his music to be as diverse and unique as the city that he calls home, Totten encompasses a number of genre spanning influences into his music whilst retaining his emphatic Rock tendencies.

Country Bay Music Festival Brings Biggest Country Music Acts to Miami

Loud And Live, the Miami-based leading global entertainment, marketing, and live events company, in conjunction with its South Florida-focused live events division, EngageLive! announced today that the inaugural Country Bay Music Festival is set to take place on November 11-12, 2023, on the grounds of the iconic Miami Marine Stadium, just minutes from downtown Miami on Key Biscayne.

Headlining the festival’s standout slate of performers are perennial country music chart toppers – Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, and Lee Brice – who collectively have amassed 56 No.1 country singles, as well as numerous GRAMMY® nominations and country music awards. Also headlining is recent CMA Award winner for “Best New Artist” and “Female Vocalist of The Year”, Lainey Wilson, a spitfire, singer/songwriter from Louisiana who scored her own No. 1 in 2020 with Things A Man Oughta Know. Wilson most recently snagged six nominations to lead all others at the upcoming CMT Music Awards.


SATURNUS announce new album and release video single

After years of anticipation, the Danish doom legends are back: SATURNUS have released a performance video of the new track ‘The Calling’ as the first single taken from their forthcoming album “The Storm Within”, which has been slated for release on June 16, 2023. Please see below for album details.

The video ‘The Calling’ is now available for immediate publication via this link: