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La Faute reflects on a past life in new single and video ‘The Crown’

La Faute is preparing for her upcoming album drop ‘Blue Girl Nice Day’ with the release of her brand-new single ‘The Crown’, out now.

La Faute (the mistake, in French) is Messing’s dark, dreamy solo project. A visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she explores themes of surface vs. depth, longing, betrayal, mourning and desire. Using a 4 string tenor electric guitar and obsolete hardware samplers, she created her captivating live show and released her debut EP just before the pandemic.

LOOSE ARTICLES Reveal Video For New Single ‘Sinead Loves Bitcoin’ + Launch Parody “NFT” Scheme

The Vaccines’ former lead guitarist Freddie Cowan announces first London show with new band Freddie & The Scenarios!

Freddie & The Scenarios will play The Lexington on 22nd July 2023 and tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 28th April –

The show marks the release of Freddie & The Scenarios’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Answer Machine’, which you can check out on Spotify here:

Mogwaa – Drifted EP | Out now on Peggy Gou’s Gudu Records

Today [26 April] Mogwaa returns to Peggy Gou’s Gudu label with Drifted, his second EP for the imprint and a perfect summary of what makes him one of Korea’s most exciting contemporary artists – complete with a remix by Klasse Werks founder Mr. Ho.

OUT NOW: Bok Bok Duetto EP | Label head returns to Night Slugs + announces global NS 15 Tour

Today [26 April 2023] Bok Bok returns to his seminal label Night Slugs to follow up last year’s single “Ouais” with a deeper trip into the forest on new EP Duetto.

A twilight world opens up across the four percussive, jazzy, immersive tracks, as Bok reconfigures deep house, dub techno & UK funky with cyborg vocoders & industrial size 808 subs designed for intimate dancefloor moments of trance & connection.

Northern soul artist Kenny Lee Roberts releases brand new album + video

Following his latest album ‘No Talc on the Dancefloor’, Kenny Lee Roberts has just released his newest music video for the track ‘Giving it Travolta’ on the 7th of April. The video contains cameos from Gordon Dalziel and Frank McAvennie, former football players and fellow Scotsman, and appear as the ‘DJ’ and the ‘Dancer’, respectively.

Combining the soul-stirring energy of Motown and American soul with the syncopated beats of underground rhythm, Northern Soul was adored by the masses in the 1960s. This movement of music had captivated thousands of hearts and created a unique and powerful subculture where individuals could dance their feelings away for hours on end.

Lia Hide Shares Visuals For New Single ‘Birthdays’

Following a string of high profile live performances and recent awards, Greek Avant-Pop artist Lia Hide returns with the hypnotic new video for ‘Birthdays’ taken from the brilliant new album ‘The Missing Fourth Guest’. Following a stint signed to EMI-Universal, working with a number of acclaimed producers including multiple Grammy award winner Adam Ayan, the Athens-based artist has established herself as one of the most exciting names on the Art-Pop scene.

Burr Island release 60s tinged debut single ‘Distant Stars’!

Recorded at Kundalini Studios in Devon and produced by Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller/The Specials/P.P. Arnold), ‘Distant Stars’ explores themes like the expansiveness of the cosmos and how selflessness can allow us to open up to the boundless beauty of the universe.

Aiobahn, a hot topic now, releases a new song on his first major label!

Aiobahn, a one-of-a-kind music producer and DJ with roots in electronic dance music and a connection to the Japanese subculture scene, released a new song “Re: searchlight” digitally on Wednesday, April 26.

Aiobahn’s song “INTERNET YAMERO,” released on March 17 (Fri.), received over 6.4 million views on YouTube within a month of its release, and the number of subscribers to his YouTube channel increased by 30,000 in a month.

Until The Ribbon Breaks Returns With ‘Everything Else But Rain’ With Lucius

“During the decade that I was making music, I hadn’t realized the toll it took on me, emotionally and physically. I started questioning why I put myself through so much, and why I medicated myself so that I could deal with it. The addiction and Until the Ribbon breaks had become inextricably linked. So, I decided to retire me in that iteration, and see what happens from there.” Winfield shares on his recovery and decision to step back. “But there was a problem. I love making things of all kinds, especially music. At that time, performing was not an option. I was a raw nerve, and I could not consider performing without the perceived safety net of substances. I thought producing and writing for other artists was the answer.”

Chris Shiflett Turns Out Another L.A.-Meets-Nashville Country Rocker “Dead And Gone”

“It’s kind of classic country chords,” says Chris Shiflett about his brand new tune “Dead And Gone.” He’s not wrong, but it’s so much more than that. The two-step-ish feel is there, as are the sweet dobro playing of Charlie Worsham and the swampy tremolo guitar tones of Tom Bukovac, but a wildly fuzzy electric guitar fills the space between Shiflett’s slightly overdriven and doubled vocal lines.

Keaton Henson Shares “I’m Not There” / New Album Out June 9 via Play It Again Sam

Keaton Henson today unveils his new single, “I’m Not There”, out now via Play It Again Sam. The opening track of Keaton’s forthcoming album House Party, due June 9, sets the tone for a record that stands apart from his seven acclaimed LPs to date; its mellifluous jangle pop melodies masking the feelings of disconnection and isolation at the album’s heart.

Graham Czach shares anti-racism single “Can’t See A Thing” feat. Angelo Moore of Fishbone ahead of LP

Sub Pop Signs Australia’s Girl and Girl, Shares The Official Video For “All I See”Available Now On All DSPs

Sub Pop is thrilled to welcome Australia’s Girl and Girl to our self-proclaimed iconic and undoubtedly recognizable label roster. This exciting, four-piece garage rock outfit features frontperson Kai James and his Aunty Liss on drums, with longtime friends Jayden Williams on guitar and Fraser Bell on bass.

To celebrate this budding union, the group has shared an official video for their new single, “All I See.”

LOVE AND ROCKETS reissues “Sweet F.A.” and announces “My Dark Twin” (outtakes and abandoned tracks) out June 9th!

Forming in 1985 after the first split of their band Bauhaus, LOVE AND ROCKETS is the seminal, groundbreaking trio of Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Love and Rockets provided a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination and influences.

Foyer Red (Carpark) talk new LP with BrooklynVegan / Share “Pocket”

In a little less than a month Brooklyn’s Foyer Red will release their debut LP Yarn The Hours Away on Carpark Records (The Beths, Cloud Nothings, @). The follow up to their promising 2021 EP, Zigzag Wombat, which earned high praise from outlets like Pitchfork, Stereogum and Paste, the album has seen the release of two singles, “Gorgeous” and “Plumbers Unite!”, which FADER described as “a great introduction to a band whose wonky pop songwriting blends with surreal lyricism and moments of alt-rock mayhem.”


Sleez will include ThxSoMch’s previously released singles “Hate.”, “Keep It Tucked”, and “Caroline”, as well as his breakout hit “SPIT IN MY FACE!”. Released in the fall of 2022, the Platinum-certified track has already amassed over 330 million streams and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. ThxSoMch’s early releases arrived to praise from Complex, Sheesh, Early Rising, Ones To Watch, Our Generation Music, and more. Be on the lookout for more from ThxSoMch soon.

STRABE Share New Single With Tom Furse (The Horrors)-Directed Video / Out via PIAS Recordings

STRABE have today dropped brand new single “All My Heart”, which is available now on [PIAS] Recordings alongside a stunning video directed by Tom Furse (The Horrors). It introduces the musical and visual world behind the band’s upcoming debut album, having gone viral with first track “Best Worst Year” (which has surpassed over 10 million streams) and won widespread praise for debut mixtape JUVENOIA.

XASTHUR release new single ‘Euphoric Bad Trip’

XASTHUR reveal the second single ‘Euphoric Bad Trip’, which is taken from the forthcoming double-album “Inevitably Dark”, and slated for release on June 23, 2023.

The American stylistically highly diverse act instigated by multi-instrumentalist Scott Conner has created a kaleidoscopic double-album that is ranging from acid folk to black metal. Please see below for cover art, tracklist, and further details of XASTHUR’s new full-length.

Carl Baldassarre: Video for “You’re Gonna Be Right” – formats include cassette case USB for debut album ‘Grand Boulevard’ released Fri

Austin’s DAIISTAR signs with Fuzz Club, shares “Tracemaker” video ahead of Austin Psych Fest


‘Overstimulated’ comes two years after releasing their debut EP, ‘Life of Mine’, which featured Cat & Calmell’s breakout hit, ‘Dumbshit’, alongside ‘Dramatic’ which appeared on an episode of Netflix series, YOU, and catapulted them onto the global stage. 73 Million global streams later and a growing fanbase approaching 500k, Cat & Calmell scored a coveted support slot with Dua Lipa in Melbourne late in 2022. Acting almost as a sequel, their new project excavates the experiences and issues on ‘Life of Mine’ and re-examines them with the gift of hindsight.

Mike Doughty’s Ghost of Vroom returns with new song; new album out September 1

Ghost of Vroom – the acclaimed band comprised of veteran singer-songwriter Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), bassist Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, and drummer Madden Klass – have announced the release of their new album. GHOST OF VROOM 3 arrives via Mod y Vi Records on Friday, September 1. Pre-orders are available now.

Oxymorrons & Troi Irons team up for “Last Call” (mental health)

Produced by Zach Jones (Fever 333, Nova Twins, Crown The Empire), “Last Call” is a fervent hip-hop/rock tune exploring self-medicating with alcohol to quell your inner demons. Brothers and co-frontmen Deee and KI get candid in their lyrics, with vulnerability shining through each verse and accentuated in their earnest tonality and masterful cadence. The song evolved into something extra special with the addition of singer-songwriter/producer Troi Irons (he/him/they), who’s raspy, evocative voice perfectly delivers the desperate hook, “Last drink up in my hand, This time I’ll take it slow, Oh shit I’m fucked up.”

Los Angeles Singer, Tiana Kocher, Releases Silky Duet “Slow It Down” with R&B Great Bobby V.

Hot off a string of successful solo releases, rising R&B talent, Tiana Kocher, has teamed up with music legend Bobby V. on her latest single, “Slow It Down”. If the title sounds familiar, don’t be surprised. The name, as well as samples in the new track, pay homage to Bobby’s biggest hit, “Slow Down”.

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’.

NO MAKEUP: Michael Franti Invites Fans to Wash Away Insecurities with New Music Video

Melodic-punk band Freewill share new single and video “The Weight”

“The year is 2023. Anxiety, Depression, and substance abuse are at all time highs. This, along with our addiction to social media, has propelled communities to a boiling point. All of this being evident in the societal ills we are witnessing on a daily basis. Is this the new normal? ‘The Weight’ attempts to address this.”

Indie Duo CHAMPS Release Their New Album ‘Ride The Morning Glass’

A unique combination of cool minimalism and evocative Americana, Ride The Morning Glass is studded with radio-friendly songs that capture the imagination with cinematic vistas and colorful characters open to a dozen interpretations. Produced by James Thorpe, the album was recorded at Isle of Wight’s legendary Red Squirrel Studios. The studio still features some incredible equipment – “museum pieces” – such as the Russian synth you’ll hear played, in reverse, on “Adeleine.” “It was a musical free-for-all,” says Michael: “We have always been analog nerds and now we are finally able to indulge it…”

K.Flay Shares New Single & Video “Raw Raw” out Today!

LA based Multi-platinum two-time GRAMMY-Award nominated artist K.Flay is releasing the riveting new single “Raw Raw” today. The song is her first new music of 2023 and first since confirming that she has gone completely deaf in her right ear. “Raw Raw” is accompanied by the official music video which offers a psychologically chilling visual that taps into the disorienting effects of her real-life physical disability. The new single is her second for new label GIANT Music and the first from a new full-length studio album coming fall 2023.

Boston’s Medical Maps Share Video for “Modern Magnets & Miracles”


“Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?” (ft Ms. Jaylin Brown) ushers in summer and his upcoming record, serving as the final taste of the project before its release. A full choir hymns the title before McKinley kicks off the track spitting, “keep my braids, braids for the summer. I’m less likely to falter.” The accompanying music video aims to capture the full range of human experience while paying homage to Carrie Mae Weems’ Kitchen Table sessions. Each frame within the video – whether a family sitting down at a table for portraits or a lively gathering – imbues a sense of community and belonging that McKinley hopes to share through song.

THE SLIME Unveil Video For “Real Garbage”

The hardcore/ thrash crossover outfit from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, deliver a headbanging, champagne-fuelled hardcore party vibes in their video for “Real Garbage”. With a love of horror B-movies bleeding into their themes, the band draw musical influences from the likes of POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, SNFU and GANG GREEN.

Stolen Gin Share “Drunk Ambition” Single + Video

Bleed the Sky Release New Single “Soul Collapse”

“‘Soul Collapse’ is about being at odds with what you want to do and what you have to do. The persistent voice in your head stemming from the decisions that take you away from where you want to be in life. The natural connections, bonds and comforts we develop on that path become anchors to a life we cherish, but are antithetical to what we really want, but can’t bring ourselves to sacrifice,” says Monte Barnard.

Ovtlier Releases New Single “HEARTLESS”

Ovtlier teamed up with SiriusXM Octane for the exclusive world premiere of their latest single “Heartless”. The single released via TLG/INgrooves to all major platforms along with the official music video that was directed by Tom Flynn . Tom has worked with artists such as All That Remains, Body Count, 10 Years, and more.