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Gordo b2b Mathame, Elderbrook + Hayden James + Joy Anonymous, and ISOxo Play Surprise Sets At The Do LaB Stage

Do LaB continued an impressive weekend two at Coachella on Saturday, April 22, bringing in three massive surprise performances including a rare back to back set from Gordo and Mathame, Elderbrook and friends Hayden James and Joy Anonymous, and ISOxo.

Joining these three surprises throughout the day were previously announced Saturday weekend two acts including a back to back set from forward-thinking producers HOLLY and Machinedrum, Hellbent Records boss Cloonee, rising bass producer A Hundred Drums, married live act and performance duo Elephant Heart, tech house sensations it’s murph and DJ Susan, and more.

Following Grey’s Anatomy Sync & Kaiser Chiefs Support, Acclaimed Duo Firewoodisland Share ‘Looking For Love’

Fresh off the back of their recent TV sync on Grey’s Anatomy and show support Kaiser Chiefs in London, acclaimed folktronica duo Firewoodisland share the beautiful, delicate and beguiling new single ‘Looking For Love’, taken from an upcoming album due later this year.

Java-Island based Psych-Fuzz Rockers Mud Spencer Announce New Album and Share First Single

By following their collaboration with Studio Berserk (run by Monolord drummer Esben Willems), MUD SPENCER says: “For this second album, I focus more on the global atmosphere, taking the time to slowly build variations based on a main idea. I have enjoyed the work based on samples in parallel, especially including horror Indonesian movie soundtrack at the beginning of the album as opening.


Of the song, Clark shares, “I was driving around listening to a lot of Merle Haggard. I got stuck on ‘Are the Good Times Really Over for Good’ for weeks. That song really makes me think of my grandparents and that generation. I just couldn’t get away from it. So I started on a song called ‘They Smoked in the House,’ but I just couldn’t connect with it in the way that I needed to. I remembered someone once telling me that to be general, you must be specific and so I pivoted and started working on ‘SHE Smoked in the House.’ The ‘SHE’ is my grandma Ruth. To this day, my grandma Ruth is my favorite character to ever walk the planet. Looking back, I wrote this song because I was missing her and the things that she valued in life. I never thought that it would ever be on a record. It was for me….but now it’s for you, too.”

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

For this latest instalment, Larkhall enlists acclaimed film composer Jim Cornick to reimagine one of the post-classical piano pieces of his 2022 album ‘Say You’re With Me’ in a whole new light. A musician, composer and music therapist based in Bristol, Cornick has earned a reputation for his elegant works that often stray between the realms ambient and electronica, classical and indie. With 10 albums and many other solo releases to his name, Cornick has also scored music for the BBC, Aardman and Sky and more throughout his career.

Neev shares ‘Will I Change You’, her final single ahead of debut album release this Friday via Trapped Animal

Ahead of the release of her debut album Katherine this Friday, Glaswegian artist Neev has released new single ‘Will I Change You’ via Trapped Animal. The single, a rousing indie-folk anthem, is an ode to the contemporary Scottish artists that inspire Neev. Of her new single, she says:

Gyakie x JBEE Release The Visuals To “Scar”

Rising Ghanaian afro-fusion artist Gyakie has teamed up with North London’s rap riser JBEE with newest single ‘Scar’.

‘Scar’ is a powerful and emotionally charged R&B cut laced with Hip-Hop brought to life by Gyakie’s fierce flow over a Sosa-crafted drill beat featuring JBEE. Gyakie tells the story of a love gone wrong from both sides – hers representing pain, and his centering on doubts and insecurities. ‘Scar’ features ominous production underscored by heavy 808s with both artists providing hard-hitting lyrics juxtaposed by softer melodies showcased throughout JBEE’s verse.

Skope single submission: Absolute, “Believe In Me”

Buscabulla join Alex Anwandter on heavenly new single “Mi vida en llamas,” latest preview of new LP ‘El diablo en el cuerpo’ out 5/26

Translated to “My life up in flames,” Anwandter explains the song is “about a conversation I had with a girl-friend back in the beginning of the pandemic–when both the world and our respective love lives seemed to be going up in flames. Overall it’s a positive song though: it’s about how the world might be a bad place, but life, in spite of all, is pretty wonderful. I also thought it’d be great to make it an actual dialogue with another person; Raquel and her amazing voice as a stand-in for my friend.”

Toy City Share Video for Single “Do Re Mi”

When the pandemic struck in 2020, film production ceased in LA, and the NY art scene froze. From the surreal and dark landscape of pandemic lockdown, filmmaker Paul Burke and sculptor Steve Shaheen pivoted back to songwriting. Toy City is the exciting new release from these two friends who met performing in the alt rock scene of Pixies-era Boston during the mid-90s.


Hailing from ‘The Bluff’ by way of Atlanta, Ralo has been highlighted in the past for vivid lyrical caliber, and his undeniable ability stands out from other rappers. Dripped in heavy-hitting, potent production, 97 Months soars with Ralo’s sonically rich hooks and infectious charisma as the world receives a more in-depth sense of his story. His latest music offering exemplifies these sentiments to a magnitude as listeners receive a masterful project that attests to his allure whenever he is placed.

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal shares alt-country new single ‘It’s Getting Dark’ | New S/T album out 2nd June via Run For Cover

For over a decade the Pennsylvania-based singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Adam McIlwee, has been using the Wicca Phase Springs Eternal moniker to create a vast catalogue that’s as unpredictable as it is impressive, and now the name is also the title of his latest full-length. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal offers the musician’s most finely honed and welcoming songs to date, but it’s more than just a self-titled album–it’s a portal, an entryway into an entire world.

Watch Colleen Green’ Awesome New Stop Motion Video For “Posi Vibes” + New US Tour Dates Apr. 27th- Sep. 17th (select dates)

Colleen Green is sharing an awesome new stop-motion video for “Posi Vibes,” a single from her acclaimed 2021 album, COOL, out now on Hardly Art. The video was directed and produced by John Murphy (@_facewithaview).

NEW VIDEO: Pop Powerhouse LT RELEASES ‘Act Your Age’ Video (FFO: MARINA, Sohodolls, and Melanie Martinez)

NEWS: Daktyl & Benni Ola release their second collaboration ‘Say No More’ on TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records

Prodigy multi-instrumentalist Daktyl and acclaimed poet and songwriter Benni Ola return to TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records to release ‘Say No More’ the second track to be released from their Chaos Theory EP, due on May 19. The single is accompanied by a music video, which features the duo performing ‘Say No More’ as they explore the chaotic city of Los Angeles.

Bernice share “Second Judy” / New LP out Friday on Telephone Explosion

With Cruisin’, their second album for Telephone Explosion, Toronto’s Bernice distills their playful sense of composition resulting in the most affecting collection of their young career. Across fifteen tracks, a special kind of contemporary, jazz-inflected pop unfolds, miraculous for being both fun and musically adventurous, all in the name of emotional resonance. Each groove in the bassbin is matched by a little scratch at the listener’s heartstrings. The album was recorded at home with Phil Melanson (Sam Gendel, Andy Shauf) and Thom Gill (Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Joseph Shabason), led by songwriter and vocalist Robin Dann (Martha Wainwright) and producer Matthew Pencer, with additional contributions from longtime members Dan Fortin and Felicity Williams (Bahamas) being captured remotely.

SKINHER Stream New Album Heartstruck At NWOTHM

SKINHER are streaming their new album, Heartstruck now at NWOTHM. Fueled with driving rhythms, compelling riffs and a vintage analogue sound, SKINHER bring thrilling hard rock with a dark and gory undertone. Heartstruck is available now via Aural Music.

“Throwing it back to the 1980s with rocking riffs, huge hooky choruses, spooky vintage John Carpenter-esque synths. and classic slasher-inspired lyrics, SKINHER is a band you need to know for 2023.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

Photo Ops shares new single “Stand In The Shadows” ahead of new LP

Johanna Samuels Shares New Single/Video “Holy Mothers”

nascar aloe Announces New EP ‘HEY ASSHOLE!’, Drops Fight Club Inspired Music Video

Brash and in-your-face, LA-based nascar aloe is exactly what music needs right now. Featuring a sound that’s of-the-moment and classic all at once, he’s reminiscent of recent rap scions like Jasiah and XXXTentacion as well as punk acts past and present like the Melvins and Show Me the Body. Following the wild success of his 2022 full-length AMERICAN WASTELAND, which has reached over 20 Million streams to date, today the underground rapper and self-taught producer announces a new EP, ‘HEY ASSHOLE!’ out on May 26 via Epitaph Records.

SANDRIDER: Treble Premieres “Alia” Video From Seattle Loud Rock Trio

Seattle loud rock trio SANDRIDER today presents their latest video for “Alia.” Now playing at Treble, the track comes by way of their latest full-length, Enveletration, out now on Satanik Royalty Records.

Watch the new video from Sandrider, “Alia”

HOUNSKULL Release New Single “Altær”

Psychedelic metal trio HOUNSKULL deliver driving rhythms and a fuzz-fueled sound in their new single “Altær”. The track offers a further glimpse into their upcoming album The Faces of Evil due to be released later in 2023.

The band comments:

“‘Altær’ was one of the first song written for the album. We had the idea to do a series of songs under the concept of control alt delete, ‘Altær’ being Alt while the other songs you’ll hear when the album drops. Lyrically the song is about the hero of our story standing at an altar utilizing the powers from the characters they met through out the album and altering their physical and mental state to combat the big bad evil guy of our story, hence the use of the ‘æ’ in the song name to represent the physical altar and the altering of the character.”

PREDATORY VOID – Releases video for “Funerary Vision”, Debut Album, “Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being” Is Out Now

Last week PREDATORY VOID released their debut album, Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being, to much acclaim via Century Media Records. The afternoon before the band played their debut album in its entirety at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg. Today they are unveiling a new video to the final, 10 minute long track, “Funerary Vision”, that was created by Dehn Sora:

HERETIC PLAGUE: Metal Injection Premieres “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” Video

Metal Injection is today hosting the exclusive premiere of HERETIC PLAGUE’s “Briefcase Full Of Cutlery” video. The song is found on the English grindcore duo’s caustic debut album, Context Is A Stumbling Corpse, out now on Selfmadegod Records.

HERETIC PLAGUE Will Grind You Into Nothing On New Single "Briefcase Full Of Cutlery"


Singer and performer Jackson Wang has released his latest single “Cheetah,” following his exhilarating performances at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The track’s lively, jazz-infused rhythm is produced by Jacob Ray (NIKI, Rich Brian, and Alison Wonderland) and MAX (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd).

Dark Americana Artist Lisa De Angelis Releases Single and Music Video

Dark Americana and southern gothic singer-songwriter Lisa De Angelis releases her new single and music video, “My Sisters Blue Suitcase.” The Brisbane-based artist wrote and co-produced the single from her perspective of acknowledging life’s obstacles and becoming a stronger, new version of herself despite those past challenges. Hailing from Australia, Lisa is a rising country-folk artist that showcases her smoky vocals and vulnerable side through her lyrical storytelling.

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

Blending authentic songwriting with modern indie flare, Braden Lam is forging the path to a new 21st-century folk. The young artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia sounds like The Lumineers and Phoebe Bridgers met at a campfire in Canada. He’s described as “Nova Scotia’s emerging songwriting sensation” by Grid City Magazine.

‘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.