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Msaki x Tubatsi share new video from acclaimed debut album (Under The Radar, MOJO, Observer, Clash)

PETER GABRIEL — Reveals New Single: “i/o” || Title-Track Of New Album

Written and produced by Peter Gabriel, “i/o” was primarily recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London. The song features Soweto Gospel Choir, who were recorded at High Seas Studios in South Africa.

bdrmm share new single “Be Careful” | New LP “I Don’t Know” out June 30th on Rock Action

Following the release of 2020’s widely-acclaimed debut LP “Bedroom”, and a clutch of hotly-received singles that’ve landed in the interim, February saw the Hull based shoegaze quartet bdrmm return with the news that they had signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action and that the revered independent label would release an anticipated second album “I Don’t Know” on June 30th.

The Cope – Oíche / Back On My Bullshit

MERA BHAI releases Relax Into Yourself EP today

Mera Bhai AKA Karthik Poduval, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer & DJ also known as a founding member of Psych band Flamingods & member of the Internal team of Global Asian Underground collective Daytimers.

Born in London, with roots in India, alongside time spent growing up in Italy, Albania, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Nigeria, this worldly influence seeps into his unique take on dance music.


Bristol dream-pop outfit Oslo Twins sign to Fascination Street Records and release new single “Breath”

With lo-fi, dream-pop and trip-hop influences, Oslo Twins’ new single “Breath” is teeming with quiet passion. Produced, mixed and engineered by Ali Chant, the track signals the release of the band’s debut EP, due for release on Fascination Street Records later this year.

OUT NOW: Electronic Producer Kooma Shares ‘Hydra’ Video (FFO: Øfdream, CHVRN, eevee, Jinsang)

MISSION IN BLACK “Profit Reigns Supreme” – New Video / Single

MISSION IN BLACK release the title track “Profit Reigns Supreme” from the upcoming album.
In contrast to the first single “What Does It Take To Be Alive”, “Profit Reigns Supreme” is much darker and harder, an indictment against the financial economy and value system: Who draws the line between ethics and prosperity?

Jack River Shares New Single “Lie In The Sun” out Today; New LP out June 16!

As Holly stated, she co-wrote “Lie In The Sun” with John Ryan whose credits include One Direction, Maroon 5, Dave Guetta and Harry Styles. The single was produced with Josh Fountain (BENEE, Alison Wonderland, Jarryd James) and paints the picture of an apocalyptic holiday, of blissfully floating in the sea while the sky is on fire around you. “Josh and I layered vocals upon vocals, reversed and twisted sounds, turned things upside down,” Holly explains. “Within the production there is a story of obscuring what is real, so it doesn’t feel as harsh anymore.”


“Nadie Sabe” es el tema actual de Nino Freestyle, cantante joven que forma parte de la familia de Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment. La cancion habla de superación, y los obstáculos que uno tiene que pasar para llegar a ser exitoso en lo que hace. El tema también se enfoca en comentar que las personas en realidad no se dan cuenta los sacrificios y el trabajo que toma para lograr sus metas.

Marie Dahlstrom recruits Kofi Stone for new single, new album ‘A Good Life’ out 22 May

Consistently proving she is one of the most essential voices in contemporary R&B, the release of new album ‘A Good Life’ on 22nd May will mark 3 years to the day since her widely acclaimed debut album Like Sand was released.

Sweden’s Progressive Doom Rockers OCKRA Re-Sign To Argonauta Records And Release New Single

Says the band: “We are stoked to be a part of the Argonauta family again! After having released our first EP with Argonauta Records, continuing the good collaboration for the release of our debut album feels like the right next step for us to go. We thank Gero for this opportunity and look forward to joining a roster with bands that cover a variety of different heavy musical genres and beyond. Argonauta Records is the perfect companion for us!”

Give ear to the new single “We, Who Didn’t Know” with more news to be revealed soon:

Mazey Haze channels French new wave + 60’s psych on new single and video ‘Back to the Start’ – new EP out today

The EP’s titular, opening track perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the project. Announcing itself like a Californian daydream, awash with synths, heavenly vocal harmonies and jangling guitars, the song’s accompanying video was directed by Pasqual Amade.


Acclaimed indie-folk quartet Darlingside announces the July 28th release of their anticipated new album Everything is Alive (Thirty Tigers). Everything is Alive is the follow up to the band’s celebrated 2020 release Fish Pond Fish, and while Fish Pond Fish celebrated the unity and harmony of multi-instrumentalists Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft, Everything is Alive showcases the individuality of each band member. And while their talent for lush harmonies and intricate songwriting has distinguished Darlingside throughout their acclaimed career, the evolution to Everything is Alive inspires listeners with a new degree of intimacy and nuance.

Psychobilly Heroes STELLAR CORPSES Mourn The Loss Of Founding Member, Announce Their Final Album MURDERVILLE & First Single FACE YOUR FEARS!

After a near 10-year absence, one of the most exciting psychobilly bands on the scene Stellar Corpses have returned with a much-anticipated full-length album, but in an unforeseen and unfortunate turn of events, fate has decided it is to be their last. Frontman and founding member Dusty Grave announced recently that his longtime SC partner and co-founder Dan “Mothman” Lamothe passed away suddenly leaving Dusty with no choice but to make this new album the final chapter in the band’s career.

SAM BURTON — Details New LP: ‘Dear Departed’ Out 14 July || Listen To “Long Way Around” Now

Los Angeles-based singer Sam Burton will release his forthcoming album ‘Dear Departed’ on July 14th via Partisan Records, his debut for the label (IDLES, Fontaines DC, Beth Orton, Fela Kuti).

To coincide with the announcement, Burton has shared the album’s gorgeous lead single, “Long Way Around” and its accompanying lyric video.

ROTTEN SOUND Shares New Music Video for “Digital Bliss”

The Hails share new moody groove “Fiona” – an ode to the spellbinding Fiona Apple

The Hails front man Robbie Kingsley explained, “’Fiona’ finds us in one of our moodiest grooves. It has a cadence that I don’t think a lot of our other songs have. The layers in the chorus are thick but there’s a hint of intricacy that can be felt through each lyric, which I love.”

LA Priest Releases New Single “Star”

Following the release of “It’s You” and the announcement of his third studio album, Fase Luna (out May 5), on today’s Pink Full Moon LA Priest, aka Sam Eastgate, releases another track from the forthcoming record: the dreamy, trance-inducing, “Star.”

Sam’s expression on what it feels like to be a ghost, his soft vocals and George Harrison-like guitar playfully interact to bring the vision of the spectre he sings of to life. “While I was living in Mexico nothing seemed real and it made me think of people I missed,” he recalls. “I walked on the streets at sunset and at night with a dog that I found there and made up this song.”

Signed to Madonna’s Label at 15yrs old – Louise Burns has seen it all

The former Lillix bassist is now an established solo artist and will release a new album in April via Light Organ Records. New single ‘Bloom’ is song that perfectly marries the 2000s groovy influence Burns is known for with her layered R&B vocals and synthesizing beats, showcasing Louise’s influence from British greats Depeche Mode, Brian Eno and Kate Bush.

THE END OF SIX THOUSAND YEARS: Italian black-death metal punks share first single in 10 years, new self-titled EP out soon

Italian black-death metal punks THE END OF SIX THOUSAND YEARS have been mostly dormant since 2012’s “Perpetuum”, but have now come out of their long hibernation. The band returns with a new self-titled EP, which is slated for release via Hypershape Records on May 18th 2023.

LISTEN: Alt/shoegaze duo beachtown share raw new single “Can’t’, UNSAYABLE EP out 12th May

Today London-based alternative duo beachtown reveal “Can’t”, the latest track to be lifted from their forthcoming EP’UNSAYABLE’, out 12th May via Young Poet (WOOZE, Conor Albert).

Consisting of Menorca born Zaine Masoliver and British/Danish Fred Cowan, together the pair blend oddball pop sensibilities with elements of shoegaze, indie and dream pop whilst intermittently paying tribute to Zaine’s Hispanic upbringing with bossa nova influenced breaks alongside vocal textures which wouldn’t be out of place on ‘Pet Sounds’.