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Gentleman’s Dub Club have teamed up with the inimitable force of nature Eva Lazarus on their new single, “High Hopes,” which comes out today via Easy Star Records. It’s the next cut coming from their upcoming new studio album due out June 9. The song is a heavy-grooving one drop riddim that has all the hallmarks of another classic GDC sing-along anthem. Laced with the songwriting and production wizardry of Brad Baloo (The Nextmen), “High Hopes” is an already essential cut for lovers of feel-good summertime reggae. Watch the new music video here:

DICE release soaring single ‘Stockholm’ the final taste of EP ‘Time Will Tell’, out May 4th, gearing up for May-June tour

West-coast rockers DICE show no sign of slowing down and release yet another polished indie-rock gem ‘Stockholm’, the final taste of their imminent EP ‘Time Will Tell’, out May 4th. Proven in spades, with accolades to back, they’re quickly proving themselves as one of Australia’s premier indie-rock outfits.

JJ Braves new song “The High Dive” (released Friday, March 31)

Music Submission: Nethermead

Nethermead is a music producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from South Louisiana. Drawing on his Cajun, Hispanic, and Latin heritage, he incorporates elements of jazz, surf, Latin, gypsy, and more to create a genre-bending amalgamation with catchy vocal melodies on top. Nethermead’s music carries a characteristic creep, an outspoken spookiness that finds roots in the indietronic shoegaze realm, heavily featuring polyrhythmic world percussion.


Of the EP’s release, Ava Lily said: “This project was created throughout periods of lockdown where I was reflecting on certain aspects of my life and focussing massively on my own healing. I’d recently become sober and was prioritising self-love having reflected on some unhealthy relationships and self-destructing habits. I’ve been the most vulnerable I’ve ever been on this EP, which has been really cathartic for me. It’s personal, but I hope you can take from it whatever you’re needing in your own road to self-discovery.”

Hugh Sheehan shares new single ‘He’ and announces debut album Shapes That Are Different (June 2nd)

Shapes That Are Different, the genre-bending debut album from Hugh Sheehan, will not be confined to any one box. The album, a sincere and open-hearted debut, is a deep dive into the experience of growing up as a queer person in 90’s Birmingham.


Following on from a rich and dynamic array of initial offerings throughout last year, Scottish singer-songwriter Blair Davie ( (he/they) is now kicking off his 2023 with the wonderfully heartfelt new single “To Miss You”.

Capturing more of that warm and inviting pop-rock aesthetic he has developed since he first emerged, “To Miss You” makes for a beautifully alluring listen. With his rich and soaring voice layered across a euphoric production from start to finish, he is returning for the new year with one of his most impactful offerings to date.

Speedy Wunderground’s genre-hopping Moreish Idols announce new EP “Lock Eyes & Collide” | Out April 28th | Share new single and video for “Chum”

They also share a final single from the Dan Carey produced upcoming EP, “Chum”, a slice of insistent, grungy noise-pop that pairs knowing melody to Sonic Youth-esque dissonance. Tied to a Sambu directed video, where a deranged TV presenter welcomes the band to his late night TV show hellscape to perform the single, they had the following to say regarding the themes to both their new single and the latest EP:


PET NEEDS — Release New Video For: “The Argument” || + Support Tour w/ The Lottery Winners

Sun Spot Sign To Venn Records + Announce New EP ‘Working Memory’ Released 12th May 2023

Bristol genre-fluid-pop quartet Sun Spot are delighted to announce they have signed to Gallows’ label Venn Records (Witch Fever, Bob Vylan, High Vis) and will release their new EP, Working Memory, on 12th May 2023.

Zak Abel releases new single ‘Dance With You (Comeback)’ & announces winter tour…

Bass-driven and rich in rhythm, ‘Dance With You (Comeback)’ is Zak Abel at his very best. Co-written with the impeccable Tom Misch, “are you ready for the comeback?” Zak sings; lyrics that resonate so strongly as he makes his welcome return, ringing in an exciting new phase in his career.


Rising three-piece HotWax today announce their debut EP ‘A Thousand Times’, out May 19th via Marathon Artists (home to Courtney Barnett, Pond, and more). The EP announcement follows a riotous sold-out headline show last night at The Lexington and is accompanied by the release of its title track with an official video, shot and edited by lead singer Tallulah. HotWax will also play a special hometown EP release show at Hastings Printworks on 20th May, with support from Snayx and a Borough Council DJ set.


Having shared bills with some of the biggest UK names, including Stormzy and Emeli Sandé, London’s black pop powerhouse, DEJA, has been potently carving her own unique space in the current soundscape with her afro-infused pop and undeniably filling a gap in the market for the next unapologetically bold, tenacious temptress to emerge from the UK music scene. The release of “ONE” being a fiery example of just that.

Michael Hamilton’s “Glimmer” swoops and soars on gossamer wings of violin and synths!

Glasgow based electronic producer Michael Hamilton releases “Glimmer” today 17th March, the third single from his forthcoming album “A Language Forever”, which is set for release on 14th April via Monotreme Records.

“Glimmer” swoops and soars on gossamer wings of violin and synths, underpinned by airy beats. Would love to get your ears on it!

German-American art punk band LAWN CHAIR share new single ‘Punkrock Band’

Ever since their stage debut in late 2021, German-American art punk band LAWN CHAIR have relentlessly rehearsed, recorded and played shows, including appearances at showcase festivals such as Reeperbahn and Waves Vienna. The band, fronted by Seattle-born Claudia Schlutius, has quickly gained recognition in the German indie scene with a guitar-driven energetic sound, Schlutius’ powerful stage presence and meticulous songwriting. Last month, the band released ‘Sunset Heartbreak’, a single that has garnered the group early support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music and DIY as well as comparisons to bands like Gustaf & Bodega.

CINDY share third single, “Earthly Belonging”

This last line of the title track from Cindy’s fourth LP Why Not Now? works as a slogan for Karina Gill’s evolving musical vision. Her music is simple out of necessity and introverted in delivery, but the songs contain vivid worlds and are quietly ambitious. With this latest batch, Gill pulled the process of making Cindy music even more inward. “Some of these songs were first recorded as demos alone in my basement. I think that process set the tone for the record…Maybe it set up a kind of starkness,” she says.

Ben Harper announces new album ‘Wide Open Light’ out June 2nd

Singer-songwriter, musician and producer Ben Harper has announced his new studio album WIDE OPEN LIGHT, the follow up to his GRAMMY-nominated record BLOODLINE MAINTENANCE, to be released on June 2 via Chrysalis Records. Today, he shares the new single ‘Yard Sale’ featuring long-time collaborator Jack Johnson and revealed tour dates for summer 2023.

UMBILICHAOS: Brazilian progressive/experimental entity announce new album “Mourning Carnivals From Now On”

Death Metal Band Eciton Drops Visualizer Video for “The Autocatalytic Process” Title Track

Danish death metal band Eciton has released a captivating new visualizer video for “The Autocatalytic Process”, the title track of their latest album. The video, created by Thomas Berg, is a stunning and intense visual representation of the band’s sound.

Jesse Jaxx Releases New Album “From The Eyes of A Dragon”

Jesse Jaxx, the talented artist, has announced the release of his latest album, which promises to be a powerful and thought-provoking collection of songs. Titled “From The Eyes Of A Dragon » the album explores themes of identity and spirituality, inviting listeners on a journey of self-discovery.

Jesse Jaxx is known for his raw and emotional lyrics, which have captivated audiences around the world. With ” From The Eyes Of A Dragon, ” he continues to push boundaries and delve even deeper into the complexities of the human experience. The album features a range of musical styles, all infused with Jesse’s signature sound.

“I wanted to create an album that really explores what it means to be human,” Jesse said. “There are so many different facets to our identities, and I wanted to touch on some of the most important ones – like our spirituality and our connection to the world around us.”

Edinburgh’s Samuel Nicholson Reveals New Single ‘Black Dog Funeral’ Out Now

With the recent World Autism Acceptance Week still fresh in thoughts, neurodivergent Edinburgh songwriter, musician, and composer ​Samuel Nicholson is proud to reveal his new single ‘Black Dog Funeral’ which is released on 5th April 2023.

TEN TONNES releases LP title-track ‘Dancing, Alone’ | out today via ABSOLUTE

“This is the title track of the new album and one of the main foundations I built the rest of the record off”, explains the enigmatic songwriter. “It’s a dark, atmospheric song dealing with isolation and outsiderness. I had so much fun layering the textures and building it up to the guitar solo and final chorus. It’s one of my favourite songs I have ever written and I think it shows a completely different taste of the album and highlights the breadth of the songwriting. And you can dance to it, what more could you want”.

ANGELICA ROCKNE — Release Title Track From Upcoming Album: ‘The Rose Society’ || Out 5 May

“The Rose Society is that place you return to for respite. An unexpected sanctuary found behind eroding city streets, and when you arrive you kind of collapse because you can. This tune also pays homage to the parts of ourselves that were never seen, or could never fully come into the light.”