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Described as “Nova Scotia’s emerging songwriting sensation” – Braden Lam New Single/EP

‘Strange Paradise’, Braden Lam’s upcoming EP is released on 7th April 2023, with new single from the EP ‘Second Wind’. See both below and check out Braden’s UK live dates including two shows at The Great Escape Festival in May.

Tribe Mafia Drops New Single “Reach For The Stars” Featured on CW’s ‘All American’

Austin-based Rap duo Tribe Mafia are back with their new song “Reach For The Stars” The upbeat feel-good song is produced by Grammy-nominated Phil Lewis. “Reach For The Stars'” mood is carefree, energetic, and upbeat, with a pop/electronic dance sound. Debuting on CW’s “All American”, this positive anthem about self-focus will resonate with listeners. Reach for the stars with Tribe Mafia’s hit!

Visceral melancholic wonderland leaving you breathless // new single ft Chelsea Collins

Good things come in fives. Dropping his first rough cut as a high school freshman when he was just fourteen, Matthew Borley, couldn’t have known that five years later he’d be touring Europe, playing packed-out shows in the South of France.


Of the release, Saxe states: “‘I Don’t Miss You’ is me trying to lie to myself about my feelings — how I distract myself from them, how I compartmentalize them, and how I ultimately lose to them. It was produced by Malay and features the brilliant guitar playing of my friend John Mayer. My guiding principle in my songwriting is ‘am I’m telling the truth’, so a song that’s lying to itself may seem a tad antithetical, but the truth is, trying to hide from how I feel about people is a common and futile adventure inside my head, and I’m excited for this song to bring people into that with me.”



In just three singles, Abby Simone has picked up acclaim across the tastemaker spectrum. Collectively they’ve hailed the Singaporean singer-songwriter’s ability to weave between different genre touchpoints (R&B, neo-soul, jazzy pop) all united by a voice which has the undeniable class to seemingly effortlessly pinpoint specific emotions.

Josienne Clarke shares blistering new single ‘Anyone But Me’ ahead of new album this Friday

The “Anyone But Me” video has earned early support from film festivals across the world–it’s currently a semifinalist in the London Indie Short Festival and the San Jose Independent Film Festival, and has been selected by the Tokyo International Short Film Festival and the Roma Short Film Festival. “Anyone But Me” follows previous album singles “The Birds,” “The Tangled Tree,” and “Words Were Never The Answer”.

Bedroom pop newcomer COSIAL releases video for Pool Chalk

Bokani Dyer shares new single “Move On” via Brownswood + US tour dates

Today, South African pianist, singer and composer Bokani Dyer, an established multi award-winning artist with a growing global reputation shares “Move On”, the third single taken for his forthcoming album Radio Sechaba on Brownswood Recordings. Over soulful grooves, Afrobeat percussion and punchy horns, Dyer delivers an ode to calmness in the face of life’s difficulties: “Please, grant me wisdom to accept / The things I cannot change, and just move on”.

Out Today: “Lolita” – A Delicious Slice of Indie-Pop from Canada’s Rebecca Lappa

After making a recent return to music with her acclaimed single ‘Blue Lips’ Rebecca continues in this indie-pop thread with her latest release – ‘Lolita’. With its addictive chorus and steady beat it’s another slice of intelligent pop from the Canadian star which with deeper inspection reveals a darker undertone… Loosely taking inspiration from the 1955 book written by Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Lolita’ follows the unnerving path the story takes, one of lust and desire in a sinister situation. Co-written by Rebecca and her producer Louise Burns, the track gradually builds with unease as the craving for control intensifies…

NEW VIDEO: French-Canadian Super Plage shares +1 Music video (FFO: Empire of The Sun, Claire Laffut, Le Couleur)


The influential punk-pop-rave band Little Big are going full force, gearing up for their new music era.

Paul Simon Returns With Highly Anticipated Musical Work, Seven Psalms

Paul Simon, who has consistently crafted some of the most influential and enduring work in the history of music, has announced the release of his highly anticipated musical work, Seven Psalms. Intended to be listened to as one continuous piece, the 33-minute, seven-movement composition transcends the concept of the “album” and will be released in its entirety on vinyl, CD and across digital platforms on May 19.


As the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA)’s mid-year reporting suggested, Latin music revenues in the U.S. continued to flourish at an exceptional rate in 2022, outpacing the overall industry with a 24% increase that totaled $1.1 billion. The annual review also highlights an all-time high for the genre at 6.9% market share. Streaming remains the primary driver at $1.06 billion, representing 97% of Latin music revenues.

Alexa Dark’s alt-pop noir debut EP weaves the tale of a femme fatale character

Raised between Barcelona, Munich, London, and NYC, Dark finds herself drawing inspiration from her multicultural upbringing and eclectic music taste (from Françoise Hardy to Portishead, to Nancy Sinatra and Arctic Monkeys), as well as her love for film noir and French New Wave cinema. She began writing her own songs and poetry in her early teenage years, quickly taking this to the stage, where she began performing live in London both solo with her acoustic guitar and in different bands, honing her artistic direction and arriving at her unique sound and presence.

Canadian Indie Pop Musician Rebecca Lappa Releases New Single LOLITA

‘Lolita’ is the 2nd single from Rebecca’s new EP Tales of a Taurus, which is set for release on May 5th via Tonic Records/Fontana. After making a recent return to music with her acclaimed single ‘Blue Lips’, Rebecca continues in the same indie pop vein on her latest release. With its addictive chorus and steady beat, ‘Lolita’ is another slice of 80s-tinged intelligent pop, revealing a darker undertone upon deeper inspection. Loosely taking inspiration from the 1955 book written by Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Lolita’ follows the unnerving path the story takes, one of lust and desire in a sinister situation. Co-written by Rebecca and her producer Louise Burns, the track gradually builds with unease as the craving for control intensifies.

Josienne Clarke Shares Darkly Urgent New Single “Anyone But Me” From New LP Out This Friday

Josienne Clarke today released “Anyone But Me,” the final single from her new album Onliness (songs of solitude and singularity), out this Friday, April 14th via Corduroy Punk Records. Darkly urgent, with distorted guitars reframing its folk origins to create a whole new sound for Clarke, “Anyone But Me” is a study in possessiveness.

Indie Newcomer Park Days Shares Vibrant Debut Single ‘Down And Out’

Park Days shares the vibrant yet heartfelt debut single ‘Down And Out’ (Wednesday 12th April). The new side- project of Brighton based Dutch Criminal Record band member Sam Thrussell, the single comes fresh off the back of the band’s recent appearance at this year’s SXSW.

PONY Share New Single “Sucker Punch,” New LP ‘Velveteen’ Out 5/19 (Take This To Heart Records)

PONY–the Toronto duo of singer/guitarist Sam Bielanski and multi-instrumentalist Matty Morand–have shared their new song “Sucker Punch,” the final single in advance of their forthcoming new album Velveteen, due out May 19th, 2023, via Take This To Heart Records. Led by chiming guitar leads and a singsong chorus, the song is yet another indelibly catchy entry in the band’s long line of memorable releases.

1476 announce new album and release lyric video as first single

1476 are now revealing the lyric visualiser ‘When Comes the Dawn?’, which is also the first single taken from Salem’s wayward occult rockers’ forthcoming album “In Exile”, which is slated for release on July 7, 2023.

Magic Sword surprise release new album ‘Badlands’

Boise electronic music group Magic Sword has surprise-released Badlands, a new soundtrack album streaming on DSPs via Joyful Noise Recordings. Conceived as a sort-of solo album for Magic Sword member The Keeper, the music on Badlands is a departure from Magic Sword’s trademark “synthwave” sound and reminiscent of artists like John Carpenter and ​​Ludwig Emil Tomas Göransson. Over the course of Badlands’ 21 tracks, The Keeper embarks on a righteous quest to navigate a corrupt world where the sword has been abducted by an evil most foul. Amid the conflict, he seeks to find himself and reclaim what is rightfully his.

Teenage Wrist Share Blissful New Single, “Sunshine”

Today, LA rockers Teenage Wrist bring us their latest single “Sunshine” – the first new music from the band since the sophomore album Earth Is A Black Hole (2021). The feel-good track finds them looking towards the light while “letting go of past trauma, being present and finding love inside yourself,” according to front man Marshall Galagher.

NEW MUSIC // Indie Pop Artist Harry Bodley-Scott Releases New Single ‘Bad Dancing’ – OUT NOW

Blues Lawyer shares “Someone Else” music video ahead of Pacific NW shows w/ Chime School

Blues Lawyer was formed in 2017 as an outlet for guitarist/vocalist Rob I. Miller and drummer Elyse Schrock to write pop songs outside of the strictures of their other groups. Following 2018’s Guess Work and 2019’s Something Different, Blues Lawyer had “graduated from being a side project band, a sort of throwaway project, to actually being a legitimate band,” according to Miller.

Sleep Signals Release New Single “Fearless” to all major platforms!

Sleep Signals have kicked off THE SINKING SHIPS TOUR: PART II, which began April 6th in Spokane, WA at The Big Dipper Spokane and concludes on May 14th. The tour is in support of the band’s new single “Fearless” that released to all major platforms today, April 7, 2023.

Bleach Lab Announces Debut Album ‘Lost In A Rush Of Emptiness’ Out September 22nd

“Counting Empties” builds on themes of heartbreak and isolation laid out in previous single ‘Indigo’ and arrives alongside a stunning new visual. On the track, the band reflect on “how having a difficult relationship with alcohol can hinder romantic and personal relationships. A battle with your own mind to do better and a vulnerability of asking someone patience and forgiveness, although you may not feel you deserve it”