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Ready for broadcast… How High from Scottish singer / songwriter Natalie Clark

Scottish singer-songwriter Natalie Clark, who has reaped plaudits from Virgin’s Richard Branson and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw was selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch” after moving to the US. Natalie was featured in the Mercedes Benz commercial campaign which also included performances at the famous Roxy on Sunset, and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She was handpicked to open for the Grammy award winning Indigo Girls tour and has been recording in LA when not busy touring the US. Natalie has received acclaim from multi-platinum artists such as Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, who praised her voice as ‘cool and powerful’ and ‘incredible’.

JOHNNY THE BOY Announces New Album, Reveals New Song + Music Video

Although the band contains members of CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, the music of JOHNNY THE BOY is not what you’d expect. It’s creepy, heavy, dark and full of diabolical black metal screams from none other than Belinda Kordic.

Sid Simons Announce June 23rd Release of LP; New Single “Wendy” Out Today!

With “Wendy,” Simons has created a boisterous track that blasts into the listener’s consciousness with its call and response chorus. It is seemingly about a “topsy-turvy” woman” who “can’t tell her left from right,” but is really about Simons’ GPS gone awry and “rerouting all the time.” What better then but to give her a human name? The sassy track ends with the unforgettable rousing chorus, “She’s got something on her mind” – which she certainly does.

Introducing: Deadbeat Girl & their epic new single ‘These Walls’ + DEBUT EP OUT NOW

Born and bred in South Florida, 19-year-old artist and producer Deadbeat Girl has been making waves with their indie-rock sound and honest songwriting. Taking shape as a collection of their innermost thoughts, ‘What Will It Take?’ is a coming of age body of work, pinning the rising artist as someone exciting to watch.

Watch – Jaz Elise x Rice & Peas

The familiar expression, “I love you like cooked food,” is deeply stewed in this new song produced by Jamaican Grammy-winning beatsmith Di Genius (Drake, John Legend). Jaz’s native signature dish of rice and kidney beans serves as a fitting metaphor for the blissful feeling of love. Fulfilled by this joy, Jaz Elise basks in it. The bubbly vocals from the singer-songwriter radiate in Fernando Hevia-directed scenes, picturing her against a sprawling backdrop of palm trees and open fields, also accompanied by a friends and family celebration where rice and peas brings smiles to everyone around.

Childe Shares New Single “Death Wish” via Lower Third

Multi-hyphenate artist Childe is ready to unleash his brand new track ‘Death Wish’ into the world. The voice of discomfort, his emphatic tones ensure that listeners are welcomed into the mind of this young trailblazing artist. With a knack for conveying his emotions through his songwriting and vocal prowess, ‘Death Wish’ seamlessly blends beautiful constructed sonics with his unmistakable infectious voice. The new single is about being loved when you don’t deserve it, to which the artist explains: “I’m talking about love and despair, powerlessness, being manipulated and understanding how to stop that, looking for God, getting high, nostalgia, and grief.” Childe is influenced by a wide range of artistic cultures – modern literature to abstract painting and from FKA Twigs to Grayson Perry. All of which help to administer a self-confidence allowing him to utilize his voice as an instrument, and a tool for telling his unique story.

Tribe Friday is a band of guitar slinging emo kids from the woods of Sweden

VIDEO RELEASE NEWS: Manchester’s finest The Cuza unveil a darkly comedic video to their latest single “Leeches”

Vocalist, Transylvanian native and adopted ‘Mancunian’ Tudor Todut, guitarist and songwriter Wayne Edwards, guitarist and keyboard supremo James Adams, bassist Shaun Taylor and drummer Ryan Ormerod collectively make up the visionary and genre-defying band The Cuza. They release their second single off their debut album “A Life Full Of Colour” (out later this year) called “Leeches” – out now.

Devin Kennedy Releases New Single/Video “Fine Wine” & Announces Debut Album

“Love is like a fine wine; it only gets better with time. As time goes on, you learn more about your significant other, and your relationship deepens and you build a better connection. And that’s what ‘Fine Wine’ is about – the beauty of a relationship that grows and matures over the years, becoming sweeter and more complex with every passing moment,” shares Devin.

Danny Brown, Vijay Iyer, Nick Hakim link w. Kassa Overall on debut album for Warp + new video out now

After sharing news of his signing to Warp Records and debuting new single “Ready To Ball” earlier this month, Kassa Overall is back today to unveil details of his forthcoming album, ANIMALS. Due for release on May 26, ANIMALS was largely incubated in his hometown Seattle, where Kassa took respite to build out his solo work after many years of living and working within New York City’s jazz and music circuit as an in-demand drummer and producer.

PiPEllA Releases Empowering New Single “Robot Overlord”

Soaring cinematic rock artist PiPEllA has released her fiery new pop single, “Robot Overlord,” an impassioned take on identifying as part of the asexual community while fighting for the representation they deserve to strengthen their community. “Robot Overlord” is available now on all streaming platforms worldwide.

Big Words Release “Speed Racer” Single & Annouce Debut Album

Recorded over two years across three different studios, Nightmares of a Stardom Dream is an honest representation of the band’s lived experiences that sways from psychedelic-soul grooves to alt-R&B bops to cosmic folk to infectious indie-pop. Expanding on the cult success and critical-acclaim that followed their debut EP Hollywood, A Beautiful Coincidence, Big Words have benefited from taking the long way around – giving their debut album time to breathe and develop a sense of unhurried yearning.

BONES Lives an In-Flight Nightmare in “AirplaneMode” Video

Spellbinding Live Performance Video – R&B/Neo Soul from Sophia Habib

Sophia Habib is a singer, writer, performer and producer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Delicately dancing between infectious pop, spellbinding R&B and silky neo-soul, Sophia’s music is a hypnotic blend of her love for the 00’s, along with smooth R&B vocals and a dark, melancholic tone taken from her classical piano background. Having studied at the prestigious Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, her sound reaps a musical maturity and sophistication, while her honest themes touch on relatable, everyday life experiences. Breaking barriers and doing the unexpected, Sophia’s music exudes a subtle suspense and tension, allowing for surprises around each and every corner.

Allegra Miles Celebrates Women with New Song!

“Girl” is an indie-pop LGBTQ+ anthem that celebrates women loving women and the divine feminine. The song’s dreamy, atmospheric soundscape brings to mind a Malibu sunset sparkling on the water. And that feeling of free, glittery summer love is expressed even more fully in the music video. It’s a warm embrace of the momentmwhen two girls dance on the shore and explore a beach arcade together, and you can’t help but feel their joy.

STATUES: Ghost Cult Premieres New Single “Dead Of Summer”

Sweden’s STATUES have launched the throwback punky track “Dead of Summer”. Recorded in Svenska Grammofonstudion and produced and mixed by Christian Ramirez, this dreamy alt. rock track is the third taste of STATUES’ upcoming third studio album Black Arcs Rising.

MisterWives enter their sacred anger era with new single & video “Out Of Your Mind”

“Out Of Your Mind” also comes with an empowering video that acts as a metaphor for giving that much needed permission to embrace the parts of self that aren’t sunshine and roses. Breaking out of the mental cage takes tenacious strength when alchemizing pain into power. Commenting on the video, PAPER says, “Anger pulsates through the track’s music video,” adding it “brings their punk sound to life.”

ANASSA ‘STAY OVER’ – Official Video Drop Today!

Washer (Exploding In Sound) share “Not Like You” from new LP

Last month, Washer announced their long awaited third LP. Entitled Improved Means To Deteriorated Ends and due out April 28th on longtime label home Exploding In Sound, the album was announced with the single “King Insignificant, which Uproxx called “a remarkable return, retaining their signature charm.” Today, the duo of Mike Quigley (vocals, guitars, bass) and Kieran McShane (drums) have returned to share a second single from the new LP, the driving “Not Like You,” and announce a run of East Coast tour dates.

BONES Hits “AirplaneMode” as Lightning Strikes – New Video

Unable to see where the fluorescent lights end and the lightning strikes begin, “AirplaneMode” is as eerie as it comes. Directed by Darkwave, the video deposits BONES in every flyer’s worst nightmare. The Michigan native takes a haunted nighttime flight, surrounded by snorers, toenail clippers, and demonic, seat-kicking children–when they aren’t breaching in-flight etiquette, they’re transforming into living skeletons. When things seemingly can’t get worse, lightning strikes, and BONES begins to realize he has more in common with the other passengers than one might think. With everything BONES, there’s a little bit of horror, thrill, and cinematic edge, so if you’re afraid of flying you might want to look away.

MAST YEAR: Toilet Ov Hell Premieres “Fuckboi” Single From Baltimore Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock Group; Debut Album, Knife, To Be Released Next Week On Grimoire Records

As Baltimore-based post-hardcore/noise rock quartet MAST YEAR prepares to release their debut album, Knife, through Grimoire Records next week, the album’s opening track “Fuckboi” has been premiered through Toilet Ov Hell.

Premiere: Mast Year – Fuckboi


“‘i loved a boy’ is the first song I’ve put out that isn’t from my perspective. Late last year I caught up with a friend who was going through a breakup, and I found myself really struggling to give her any advice on how to deal with it. Then going into the studio with my friend Taka Perry, it just all seemed to come right out and we wrote it really quickly. I played it live on my October and November shows and now felt like the perfect time to put it out.” – Thomas Headon

Top New Debut EP Out Today // SOMOH – “A Plan To Get Home”

Today, rising talent SOMOH releases her debut EP “A Plan To Get Home.” All songs were written by SOMOH & produced by Joel Johnson, Mack Jamieson & RISC, who have collaborated to create an emotive collection of songs that cover a range of topics people of any generation feel such as love, friendship, growing-up, self-image, family, and hardship. The release is out now everywhere via Tiny Library Records.

J. Stalin Renews His Vows to the Game in “Don’t Front Pt. 2” Video

“Washed Up Drummer” CARMINE APPICE Teams Once Again With Guitarist FERNANDO PERDOMO On A New Album Of Instrumental Rock, Releases First Single & Video

Hull based indie/R&B artist Downtown Kayoto announces new EP and shares new single

Under his Downtown Kayoto moniker, Chiko Chinyadza is quietly heralding a scene very much his own from his bedroom in Hull. In-between his biomedicine studies, DK is creating music and art with no geographical limits; building a network of global creatives to help realise his vision.