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Classically Trained Indian Singer Releases Debut R&B Single [OUT NOW]

“golden” is a majestic, radiant R&B snapshot of a profound acceptance of our innate humanity through the ebb and flow of love, life, and making the space to shamelessly honor our truths regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in. Avara entrances listeners with a rich, classic R&B feel, soulfully decadent vocals, and reassurance of their self-worth especially through times of romantic turmoil.

Chart Topping Viral Rocker Blacklite District Releases The Music Video For Revamped Single, “The Struggle XL”

Chart-topping viral rocker, Blacklite District (Kyle Pfeiffer) has released the music video for a new recording of his 2016 hit single “The Struggle,” titled “The Struggle XL.” This new release follows the commercial success of the original, which has over 10 million Spotify streams, 1.3 Million official video views, and over 53 Million views on the viral Minecraft-themed video. “The Struggle XL” takes the original recording to new levels as Blacklite District continues to grow as an artist and individual.

MENTAL CRUELTY Announces New Full-Length Album Zwielicht, Starts Pre-Order And Releases New Single “Forgotten Kings”

Zwielicht, the latest full-length album from MENTAL CRUELTY, will be made available via Century Media Records on June 23.

Amaris Releases Debut Indie Pop and Indie Rock Single “Lemon, Lime & Bitters”

Amaris’s (pronounced Am-uh-ris) debut indie pop single “Lemon, Lime & Bitters” is reminiscent of The Killers in sound and Susan Tedeschi in her voice. She wrote the song during the pandemic when she was a senior at Cornell and she and her husband, who’s from New Zealand, were in the midst of the immigration process. She would drink lemon, lime, and bitters, her husband’s favorite drink and a popular cocktail in New Zealand, when she really missed him.

Global Superstar BLACKPINK Announces [BORN PINK] World Tour Encore in North America

Today, after a showstopping headlining performance at Coachella, global superstar BLACKPINK announce their WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] ENCORE in NORTH AMERICA, with stops at a limited number of major stadiums across the US. Starting on August 12th, BLACKPINK will perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Oracle Park in San Francisco, and wrap up on August 26th at Los Angeles’s iconic Dodger Stadium.

The New Video “Come Alive” Is A Brilliant, Melodic Journey From L.A. Project (ft. guests from Annihilator, Exxocet)

L.A. Project has a solid new EP “Electric Life” coming out July 223 and leading up to it, they are releasing their single “Come Alive”. The international melodic metal/rock group has been pieced together by top players in the game including bassist Rich Gray (Annihilator, Aeon Zen), and vocalist Lukky Sparxx (Exxocet) who have joined guitarist/visionary Luis Amaro. The response to the first single “Carry On” was very positive and they expect a similar reception with this new track. Amaro explains:

Kings County – New Single & Video “Holding On”

Kings County, out of Orlando, FL., has been hard at work over the last year writing and recording new music, including their single and video for, “Holding On” dropping April 28, 2023. This track is like no other with its intense and powerful vocals, hardcore guitar and unapologetic, yet melodic sound. “Holding On”, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed, “Equilibrium” single and video with over 450k YouTube streams.

Marked;Life Reveal New Single “Lavender Town”

Marked;Life’s new single is haunting and powerful. “Lavender Town” features mesmerizing instrumental and vocal performances. The song showcases the band’s signature blend of metalcore and ambience, with lead vocalist Sam Laponis’ uniquely emotive voice soaring over an impressive drum and guitar arrangement. The lyrics are introspective and poetic, exploring themes of addiction and existential despair, Sam explains:

“I wrote this song about self realization of who my past was as a person. Feeling numb and not knowing how to come out of it mentally. It’s a deep story of inner self hatred, continuing to make the same mistakes over and over again without solving the problem. Like an addiction that I didn’t want to get rid of but at the same time it clogs my thoughts and fills me with anxiety. So when I wrote the song it was from a first person perspective of a scratch that can never be itched and knowing it’ll continue.” – Sam Laponis

Winterlark – “Too Blue To Be Haunted”

Winterlark’s approach to romance in their music is largely to avoid approaching it at all. They subvert the tropes you might find in similar genres and old jazz standards, turning a gimlet eye to romance and acknowledging how quirky and flawed it can be — a term they might winkingly use to describe themselves.

[Album Submission] Gotham City Boys “Gotham City Boys”

Gotham City Music Group presents Gotham City Boys’ members Ricky Bats, Smiley The Ghetto Child, Drew Wolf, Rel Lyfe, Jay Lateif, Jail Hitta and Pop Burna on their exemplary debut album.

CILVARIUM Take Pause And Contemplate A ‘New Beginning’

The new album from Cilvarium is entitled New Beginning and is composed of all original compositions written, performed and recorded by Ryo Utasato-Pike. Each track is infused with Ryo’s unique signature sound and musical sensibilities, sprinkled with an Enigma flavor. From one composition to another, from beginning to end, the music is transportive and takes the listener on a trip through time, space and other dimensions of the mind.

Ash Olsen – The Juice

There aren’t many artists doing it like Ash Olsen at the moment. At a time when the boundaries of gender are dissolving, Olsen’s arrival of androgynous releases seem perfectly timed to fill the gap in the market for a female rapper who isn’t afraid to stand up against conventionality and challenge the historically gendered nature of genre.

WILLIE J HEALEY shares new single ‘Little Sister’

Willie J Healey has today announced the release of his latest standout single ‘Little Sister’ (as premiered by Steve Lamacq) and a 2023 headline UK tour beginning this November, including his biggest London show to date at Brixton’s iconic Electric venue.

Lambrini Girls share new single ‘Lads Lads Lads’

With just a month to go until their debut EP You’re Welcome out 19th May via Big Scary Monsters, Lambrini Girls share new single ‘Lads Lads Lads’ about toxic masculinity.

Critically acclaimed award-winning Kiwi artist Reb Fountain shares her stunning new single, ’Faithless Lover’ + UK dates

Critically acclaimed award-winning Kiwi artist Reb Fountain shares her stunning new single, ‘Faithless Lover’ alongside announcing three showcases at the Great Escape Festival and a headline show in London.

Hartbreaak – “Quarantine”

xskarma Shares New Single “Hello”

Charles Grimsdale AKA xskarma is a songwriter/producer/drummer from Bristol, UK, creating a blend of indie pop and trip hop, driven by quirky retro funk-inspired beats. He is also a tech entrepreneur who co-founded one of Europe’s first streaming services, OD2, alongside Peter Gabriel. He is an active technology investor and is non-exec Chairman of on-demand vinyl platform elasticStage. He is also passionate about conservation and tackling climate change, and with previous single “Changing”, he has partnered with OneTreePlanted and donates all streaming revenue for the track towards planting trees in Uganda to help restore some of the most important forest for Chimpanzees.

New Jersey Heavy Rockers EGO PLANET Sign To ARGONAUTA Records; New Single “The Call” Now Streaming

After several months of writing, Chris partnered up with vocalist/lyricist, Jarrett Mead, to add a voice to his music. The two collaborated to finish 10 songs remotely while Jarrett was living in Seattle, WA. In January of 2021 recording began at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ with owner/engineer Kevin Antreassian. The studio band features Jarrett Mead (Vocals), Chris Baker (Guitars/Bass) and Steve Iannettoni (Drums).

Says the band: “We are beyond stoked to join the Argonauta family for the release of our first full-length album. We can’t thank Gero enough for the opportunity and for believing in our music. Can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs.”

Give ear to the first single THE CALL, from the upcoming full length whose complete details will be revealed soon:

Eyes of Others Share New Single “Once Twice Thrice” / Debut Album Out May 19 via Heavenly

Eyes of Others, the studio alias of Edinburgh based John Bryden, a self-christened ‘post-pub couldn’t get in the club’ producer, have today shared the video for “Once, Twice, Thrice”, the latest track to be taken from their self-titled debut album, which will be released on Heavenly Recordings on May 19.

Lael Neale Shares “Must Be Tears” Official Video From ‘Star Eaters Delight’ Out Friday + US Tour Dates

This Friday, April 21st, Lael Neale will release Star Eaters Delight on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. Today, she shares an official new video for “Must Be Tears,” a bittersweet standout from the album that invokes Nico with its pulsing Mellotron strings.

Conchúr White Signs to Bella Union and Releases First Single “Atonia”

Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of Conchúr White who today shares his lush new single, “Atonia”. The song is a moonlit plaint inspired by the experience of sleep paralysis, something White experiences quite regularly. Those who know the sensation, he says, “may feel there is a spirit / demon / ghost above them”. That haunted intensity is sumptuously evoked on the track, where submerged psychedelic verses and a blossoming chorus combine in a cathartic plea for release. Listen and watch the visualiser HERE.

TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES “Numb” Out From A Drug-Fueled Haze

Following the announcement of their new album Sea Of Sorrow (Out May 16 via Kitten Robot Records), psychedelic shoegazers TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES (TITE) are now offering up “Numb,” a methodical track that musically encapsulates a drug-fueled euphoria. With the refrain “I’m numb from all the drugs” hypnotically repeating with guitar fuzz as its backdrop, vocalist/guitarist John Treanor revels in the whirlpool of sound… It premiered via FLOOD Magazine and is out today on all DSPs.

RELEASE NEWS: U.S. Indie dreamer Moon Worm releases the deeply personal “Midnight Audio” single from EP of the same name

Moon Worm a.k.a. Jack Shaefer … digs deep into his own motives and actions and his decisions, past and present, through the entire EP. The focus title track is itself an intensely introspective and ethereal electronic dreamscape where he evaluates the past, present and future and the very limits of humanity itself.

Annie Taylor are Europe’s answer to Wolf Alice

Described as Europe’s answer to Wolf Alice, Annie Taylor recorded the new eagerly-anticipated second album in Bristol, UK with producer Ali Chant (Yard Act, Katy J. Pearson, Aldous Harding, Sorry)