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Out Now: DAHLIA – ‘Keep Running’ – Edinburgh witch pop act hints at future future euphoria with black sheep ode
‘Keep Running’ is the new single from Edinburgh based witch-pop act DAHLIA, which sees the singer channeling those post party sadness vibes with her familiar bewitching vocals paired with a more snappy euphoric production, hinting towards a more dance-floor ready sound.
INDIE ARTIST MEXX HEART RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM
A paper house is a metaphor, often used when discussing the future with your significant other. It is a symbol of love, hope, and commitment. Paper houses are fragile, yet strong, and can withstand the test of time if built on a solid foundation. Mexx Heart uses this analogy in her debut album to tell the story of her first engagement.
FAKE A SMILE REVEAL STUNNING DEBUT SINGLE ‘PROM DRESS’ // WATCH HERE
Making a stunning entrance into 2023, Bournemouth trio Fake A Smile leave a lasting impression with Debut single Prom Dress. Hooking up with Mercury Award winning producer Gianluca Buccellati following a serendipitous meeting at a London hotel, the newcomers unleash an infectious blast of sun bleached indie driven by woozy vocals and crunching guitars. An exciting glimpse into their debut EP, Shoot Me To The Moon, Prom Dress signals the arrival of a must watch band.
Emily King Shares New Single “False Start”From New Album Special Occasion Out May 5
Today, New York City singer-songwriter Emily King releases “False Start,” the third single from her highly anticipated album Special Occasion, due out May 5 via ATO Records. Acclaimed labelmate Nick Hakim joins King on the track, a stripped-down, soulful offering of an unfiltered yet gently spellbinding meditation on the pain of unsuccessfully trying to extract yourself from a seemingly comfortable relationship.
WOLFNAUT: new track “Brother of the Badlands”
Norwegian stoner rock goldsmiths WOLFNAUT present their stomp-inducing new video for “Brother of the Badlands” today courtesy of The Sleeping Shaman. Their fourth album “Return of the Asteroid” will be released on April 21st on Ripple Music.
Eleni Drake shares new single “Rookie”
“Look what you did, you’ll make a killer of a Jewish girl” sings Blondshell at the top of “Salad,” a lyric so searing it almost burns through the speakers. Not only does “Salad” nod to Blondshell’s Judaism in its first 20-seconds (on the first night of Passover, no less), but it proceeds to rip through four more minutes of storytelling both angry and empowered, a revenge fantasy of sorts narrating an imagined vigilante justice after a friend’s abuser gets absolved of his crime.
Today the band shares the track “Drift,” a song about wanting someone you love to help themselves, replete with driving guitars and locomotive drums that have a touch of ‘The Bends.’ Father John Misty drummer Dan Bailey plays drums on the track and is the only musician on the record other than Purr and Rado.
CYDNEE WITH A C RELEASES NEW EP ‘CONFESSIONS OF A FANGIRL’
Today, Atlanta-raised, LA-based singer Cydnee With a C releases her playful and imaginative new EP Confessions of a Fangirl. Deeply passionate and colorfully inventive, the anticipated project is laced with bubblegum-electric dance-infused pop for a breathtaking exploration of love and longing. Intended as a nod to her own ”fangirl” tendencies, the 6-track EP harnesses wavy synths and hypnotizing drum and bass treatments that shimmer with an obsessive drive—the sort of relentless passion only a true “fangirl” could emulate. Stream/purchase Confessions of a Fangirl HERE.
VIDEO: SCOTT MATTHEWS explores the burden of belief and hope in new visual
HotWax Announce Debut EP ‘A Thousand Times’ Out 5/19 (Marathon Artists), Share Title Track Single & Video
Petite Noir debuts new single “Play” prod. by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, new album out next Friday 4/14
Today Petite Noir shares “Play,” produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) at his Glendale Hills Studio in the tranquil Los Angeles suburbs, where the pair completed MotherFather’s final track together – a moment of ecstatic uplift that finds Ilunga crooning “I just need another way to process all these feelings.” From there, the serendipitous meetings kept coming, a brace of collaborators helping Ilunga bring his ideas to life. In his own words, Petite Noir explains, “It’s a song about a playful romance. Going through the ups and downs of love in the fast lane.”
Dutch Uncles announce new single “Damascenes” ft. Everything Everything’s Jonathan Higgs
DUTCH UNCLES, Manchester’s much-revered electro art rock quartet, have just released their long-awaited sixth album, True Entertainment, via Memphis Industries to widespread worldwide acclaim.
Album standout “Damascenes” is this week released as a single alongside a new visualiser with behind the scenes studio footage, coinciding with the announcement of further tour dates and a headline slot at this year’s Twisterella Festival in Middlesbrough.
New Music: Powerhouse Canadian country outfit ORCHARD SKY releases self-titled debut EP featuring current single “Rollin’ 7s”
Global DJ/producer superstar, Oliver Heldens teams up with pop queen Kylie Minogue for his stunning new single “10 Out Of 10.” Kylie’s glittering career has seen her amass sales of over 80 million records worldwide, with a catalog of global smash hits including: “Spinning Around,” “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and “All The Lovers” and is the only female artist to score a Number 1 in the UK in five consecutive decades.
Jason Kent is living in the moment with “Fake Those Blues”
“Fake Those Blues” captures a moment in time of a singer banging away at his piano. The whole time Kent was writing this song, he was just trying to keep up with it because it was literally written and recorded in two days.
Moreish Idols Share New Single “Chum” / Announce EP Out April 28 via Speedy Wunderground
South London’s Moreish Idols today announce their much-anticipated second EP, Lock Eyes & Collide, will be out April 28 on limited 12″ vinyl and digital release from Speedy Wunderground.
CLUB EAT’s ode to “Clothes” – new single from upcoming debut album ‘Start’
SAVAGE EXISTENCE UNVEIL NEW VIDEO/SINGLE, “LEAP OF FAITH,” ANNOUNCES APRIL 28, 2023 RELEASE OF NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM, AND EURO TOUR WITH ROSS THE BOSS
For hard-hitting modern day metal, Savage Existence is tough to beat. And the buzz surrounding the band will only continue to grow in the coming months – starting with the release of a brand new video for the single ‘Leap of Faith,’ and then followed by the anticipated release of their self-titled sophomore effort, which will be supported by a Euro tour with Ross the Boss.
The ‘Leap of Faith’ video and single can be viewed/listened to via this link:
Madison Watkins Restores Faith In Romance With New Single “Find You”
Soulful pop artist Madison Watkins has released her latest single, “Find You,” a delicate and heartfelt ballad about looking ahead and trusting that she will eventually meet the person made for her. “Find You” is the second single the artist has released following the debut of her EP, Electric, which was released last year – chasing her single “Other Ones,” a soulful bop about infatuation and dealing with residual hurt. “Find You” is now available to stream and download on all digital platforms.
Ohio thrashers WAR CURSE have released their song “Shadow Gods” exclusively on Bandcamp. The song has been released in order to raise funds for victims of the East Palestine Ohio train derailment.
Indigo De Souza shares new single “You Can Be Mean” | New album “All Of this Will End” out 28th April via Saddle Creek
Rival Sons Unveil Official Video For “Bird In The Hand” – Tour Starts 5/11
Renowned GRAMMY-nominated band Gov’t Mule has announced their new studio album, Peace…Like A River, will be released this summer and has shared the first single “Dreaming Out Loud” featuring Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster. For the stirring new song, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes wove together inspirational quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert and John Kennedy, and the late civil rights leader and U.S. Representative John Lewis –
Silver Synthetic share new single “The Door”
Silver Synthetic has carved quite a niche for themselves with the release of their full-length debut. Their Out Of The Darkness EP (Third Man) won accolades from the likes of SPIN, BrooklynVegan, CLASH, Glide Magazine and more. The acclaim continued to roll in with the full-length debut from outlets like Consequence, who said that “Around The Bend” was “Perfect for being blasted full volume during a road trip”, and Louder than War, who said that their debut is a “near-perfect album to welcome in the spring.”
Austin TX Singer/Songwriter TRASHY ANNIE Launches New Single & Video In Anticipation Of Her Full Length Debut Album STICKS & STONES!
She’s a boot-stomping, beer-swilling, foul-mouthed female singer-songwriter from Austin TX who is about to kick down your door and win your heart. Her name is Trashy Annie and on May 19 she’s releasing her incredibly well-crafted, hook-laden debut full-length album, Sticks & Stones, blending country, hard rock, pop and more! The album title references the many slings and arrows Annie has endured as a middle-aged woman kicking up dust in a music scene dominated by young men. Yet the mere existence of the album itself testifies to Annie’s sheer determination and forceful presence that has earned her a significant following in the highly competitive ATX music scene.
AVALON EMERSON SHARES NEW SINGLE “KARAOKE SONG”
On the song, Avalon shares, “Intimacy isn’t just the big ticket vulnerabilities, it’s also the breeze blowing little pieces of leaves and dust between two people that you don’t really notice until they’re gone. Are you still reading that book? Are you going to do anything on your birthday? It’s on a Saturday this year. How’s your dog’s training going? “Karaoke Song” is the wondering and not wondering that fills in the gaps where all those little things used to live.”