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Reminder: NOTHING: Melbourne Metal Act Release Third Chapter In Ambitious 5 Part Concept Series

THE SHROUD is the third chapter in the ambitious 5 part concept series THE SELF REPAIR MANIFESTO from Melbourne metal act NOTHING which deals with surviving a toxic and narcissistic relationship. THE SHROUD is about lifting the veil of deception to reveal true motives and evil intentions. The song showcases the band’s love of blackened death metal with some of their most aggressive riffs to date.

Odium Records Reissues BLACK ALTAR’s Highly Acclaimed “Arcana of the Higher Principles”

Now, year later, Odium Records released its version of this material as limited to 300 copies jewel case cd and de luxe LP, thick gatefold, 180gsm heavy Black vinyl, limited to 250 copies with promo CD. Both Lp and cd will never be re-pressed.

“Arcana of the Higher Principles” is a compilation of tracks from the 3 splits: with Kirkebrann, Beastcraft and Varathron/Thornspawn. As a bonus, there is a new title composition specially recorded for this material, which is one of the most brutal in Black Altar’s discography.

Aussie alt country pop band Germein | New Single ‘Suitcase’ 21st April

Aussie alt country pop band Germein made up of three sisters Georgia (guitar, keys), Ella (bass, electric cello) & Clara Germein (drums) release their brand new single ‘Suitcase’ on 21st April, just ahead of their performances at The Great Escape in Brighton this May. These shows follow their debut USA performances at SXSW.

Rising UK emcee RICARDO GOLD serves up his relentless new rap heater “PATIENCE”

Pop Artist Sam Paige Gets Real and Raw with “Don’t Hold Back”

Sam Paige’s new single “Don’t Hold Back” is a pop song that ignites a fire within, to go for it in life and not settle. Over the song’s progression, Paige highlights her message with deliberate rage and explicit lyrics that will resonate with the younger demographic. With addicting beats and stellar vocals, the listener will be inclined to identify and cheer her on.

Brynjolfur – ‘Paisaje Sintetico’ out now on Prom Night Records

The track surfs along on a classic 4/4 house groove, deep analogue bassline and bittersweet sunset pads as Final Grrl purrs her seductive suggestions. The accompanying video captures the vibe perfectly with VHS-shot rave footage, and balearic scenes compiled by Brynjolfur himself.

HOLIDAY GHOSTS release debut LP ‘Absolute Reality’ | out today (April 21st) via FATCAT RECORDS

Garage rockers Holiday Ghosts release brand new album ‘Absolute Reality’, out today (April 21st) via cult tastemaker label FatCat Records (TRAAMS, Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).

Pop artist Rosie Darling shares “Nail In The Coffin” with Swedish alt-pop artist Boy In Space + Music Video

Boston-born, LA-based pop artist Rosie Darling arrives with her new single “Nail In The Coffin ft. Boy In Space” via Nettwerk. Produced with collaborator Justin Gammella (FINNEAS, Ashe) & Freddy Häggstam (Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha), mixed by Yianni AP (Alexander 23, Jeremy Zucker), “Nail In The Coffin” serves as an early glimpse into her debut LP later this year.

DUSKWOOD: new single “Deathproof” streaming!

Somerset-based up-and-coming heavy and stoner rockers DUSKWOOD release a burning hot third track taken from their sophomore full-length “The Last Voyage”, to be issued on May 12th via Ripple Music.

DJANGO DJANGO — Release ‘Off Planet Part 3’ || + Listen To “No Time” ft. Jack Peñate

Django Django have released ‘Off Planet Part 3’, the next selection of tracks from their album, ‘Off Planet’, which is being released in four parts and will be available in full on 16th June 2023 via Because Music.

Bella White’s new album ‘Among Other Things’ out now

Bella teased Among Other Things with a handful of songs that together give the listener a sense of Bella’s remarkable writing and life-long-honed skills as a bluegrass player. “Bella White stands out as the youngest in her class of breakthrough virtuosos defined by the likes of Billy Strings and Amythyst Kiah. Her poetic poignancy conjures up the palpable devastation from a novice lover whose heart —one brimming with naïve ideas of romance—has shattered into a seemingly irreparable form,” said American Songwriter.

Cory Singer Brings The Heat During Autism Acceptance Month with New Single and Video for Anti-Bullying Anthem”Don’t F With Me”

“Don’t F With Me’ was written about my experiences with being bullied. Through elementary school all the way into my adult life, I’ve always had to stand tall and fight for myself as someone with autism. Bullying and cyber-bullying is such a huge issue today, especially towards people like me with disabilities.” – Cory Singer

WATCH: Killer Kin Release New Video Single “On The Chain” from S/T Debut Album

New Haven CT’s rock n roll upstarts Killer Kin are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated self-titled debut album on April 28th, 2023 via Dead Beat Records. The five-piece band delivers an unapologetic sound that captures the menace of high-energy rock in all its storied glory.


[PRESS] Crossed Keys “Vina Park” Video + Single Out Now

Philadelphia melodic-punk outfit, Crossed Keys, have released the final single before the release of their upcoming full-length Believes In You. Featuring former members of Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, and more, Crossed Keys is heavily informed by the punk and hardcore bands of yore that rattled the walls of VFW halls and basements in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Vina Park” is another upbeat ripper that pays tribute to friendship and the music scene. Vocalist Josh Alvarez says “Vina Park is a song about friendship.

London-Born, Sri Lankan-Originating Electronic-Pop Artist Gilska Shares Pulsing New Single ‘Don’t Need Your Love’

London-born, Sri Lankan-originating solo artist Gilska shares the pulsing new single ‘Don’t Need Your Love’ a unique blend of tight electronic music and pop tendencies to create an intense alternative-electronic-pop sonic experience.

Coppe Cantrell’s “War Cry” Sparks Emotions & Inspires Action

“War Cry” is a testament to Cantrell’s incredible talent as both a singer and songwriter. Her ability to convey powerful messages through her music has made her a rising star in the music industry and a prominent voice in the fight for social justice.

The release of “War Cry” comes at a crucial time in our society, with issues of social justice at the forefront of many conversations. Cantrell’s song is a timely reminder that we all have a role to play in creating a more just and equitable world.

New Single: Ugly Tony feat. Marv Won “Ya Future”

French beat-maker Ugly Tony returned with a new single today titled “Ya Future”. Linking up with Detroit battle-rap legend Marv Won (8 Mile) for a synth-laden lyrical beatdown.

This is the 2nd single to be released from Ugly Tony’s upcoming album “Time Flies” which be released on Below System Records on June 2nd. Another single entitled “Blind Fury” also recently dropped featuring Journalist 103 (also known for his work with Apollo Brown in The Left) and DJ Duke. Carefully curated, next to Journalist 103, DJ Duke and Marv Won, the album boasts features from such artists as Edo.G, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sean Boog, Snook Da Crook, Eto, El Gant, Fel Sweetenberg and multiple tracks with frequent collaborator The AbSoulJah.

Dead Billionaires Party Through The Apocalypse On New “Straight Shooter” Single/Video

Virginian ramshackle rock trio Dead Billionaires return to drop new single “Straight Shooter”; a power pop belter that takes aim at our all-too-human proclivity to consume as a substitute for rest. Singer/guitarist Warren Campbell digs into the details, saying “sometimes when you’re sick or depressed, you’ll do things that aren’t going to help you get better. You’ll indulge in junk foods and alcohol, stay up too late, pretend everything is fine.”

LARKHALL — Releases Jim Cornick Rework Of: “On The Morning Of The Second Day” || + New Album 26 May

Revealing a fresh insight into his upcoming ‘And You Were: Say You’re With Me Reworked’ project – LARKHALL – is pleased to share the JIM CORNICK adaptation of the featured track “On The Morning of the Second Day”.

Jazz & Soul 4-Piece The Fabulous Red Diesel Share New Album ‘Goddess The Seahorse’

Having already made a lasting impression on the UK jazz and soul scene with support from the likes of Jazz FM, Jazz Journal and BBC Radio 6 Music, the band have toured the UK, sell out appearances at Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts as well as festival slots including Cheltenham, Sidmouth and Rye Jazz Festivals. Building a reputation as one of the most hard working bands on the scene, The Fabulous Red Diesel are now back with new material and a string of live dates which include The 606 Club, The Verdict, Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts and Toulouse Lautrec.

ARE WE HUNTING takes you to the ocean with new single “STRAWBERRY BEACH”

Today, upcoming indie folk songwriter Are We Hunting is excited to release “Strawberry Beach”, the first single from his upcoming album.

“Strawberry Beach”, the first track of Are We Hunting’s upcoming album, helps paint a picture of what the project will look like . “Strawberry Beach” creates a cinematic sense of sadness and resolve that you can expect from the full length LP.

Bonner Rhae’s ‘Forward Address’ displays her “unrelenting talent”

Bonner Rhae’s debut album, Forward Address, out today, offers her take on unpretentious country music—which is to say, it’s a collection full of well-honed storytelling and razor-sharp character-building.

Within 10 songs, the influence of fellow Lone Star singer-songwriters like Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris weaves throughout songs about young love and subsequent heartbreak, moving on and letting go, chasing small-town dreams, and what happens when you don’t.

CloZee Announces Forthcoming Album With New Single ‘Microworlds’ via Odyzey Music

Today, French multi talented artist and Odyzey Music label head CloZee releases her new single ‘Microworlds’. Along with the single, CloZee announces her forthcoming album of the same title, Microworlds, due out this summer.


“I hope people feel like they are sitting next to us on this train as we were making this music. I hope it feels like a ride they want to keep getting on board for and feel comforted by the rattle of the tracks and the hum of the engine in the fabric of these songs,” said Townes. “I felt so inspired in the motion of this trip, and by the resilience and generosity of the human spirit, witnessing people bundled up in the freezing cold to come support their local food banks at these 65 shows we played along the way. I couldn’t help but write about it and record it, and I’m so glad we get to take this ride together through this project out there now.”

Jayli Wolf juxtaposes love and sadness in new single “Holding On”

“Sometimes the darkness can be so lonely that the love for another is the only thing tethering us to this world,” Jayli adds. “Such a weight placed on another can be extraordinarily difficult for them to carry. The awareness of this burden and the journey of finding self-love/purpose is what this song and visual portray.”


Regarding the song, she commented, “‘That’s Why We Fight’ is about one of those relationships where fighting is the thing that keeps you together. Your significant other is your favorite person to fight with. It adds a little spice and keeps things interesting. I wouldn’t recommend a relationship like this, but we’ve all had one. I’ve been a fan of Koe for a long time, and it was really cool he jammed on it.”

Neo-Soul-Tip-Hop Singer-Songwriter YOUANDI Shares New Beauty ‘all time’

Amsterdam-based singer and songwriter, YOUANDI shares the swelling, melancholic new beauty ‘all time’. Taken from the anticipated new album isaidtome, the track offers a taste of the intoxicating R&B, Neo-Soul and Trip-hop blending soundscapes that you can expect to find across the full upcoming project.