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Lilac Kings’ New Single Ft. Daisy Chamberlin of I Met A Yeti

“‘Sick Set Bro’ is a song about the battles of the scene.” Vocalist Dylan McBride explains, “Dealing with the ugly side of things from other bands or people that want to cut you down and see your journey end. And if you’re in a band or even any creative community, you’ve definitely met these people.”

Country Artist Jay Allen Releases Touching Lyric Video for “No Prayer Like Mama’s” In Honor of Mother’s Day

Jay commented on the release of the lyric video, saying “It’s been a joy to watch the lyric video for ‘No Prayer Like Mama’s’ come together and to see the incredible photos that fans have shared of their moms or mother figures. As a songwriter, it’s incredibly gratifying to see how a song can connect with people and resonate with their own experiences. This song is very personal to me, as it’s a tribute to my own mother who passed away from Alzheimer’s, and I’m humbled to see how it’s touched others who have also lost their moms or who are celebrating the love and bond they have with their mothers. I hope this video and song brings comfort, joy, and gratitude to everyone who watches it.”

SANDRIDER: The Obelisk Premieres “Circles” Video From Seattle Loud Rock Trio; Enveletration Full-Length Out Now On Satanik Royalty Records

Seattle loud rock trio SANDRIDER today presents their video for “Circles.” Now playing at The Obelisk, the track comes off their latest full-length, Enveletration, released in March via Satanik Royalty Records.

Sandrider Premiere “Circles” Video From Enveletration LP

Far From Saints Share “Screaming Hallelujah” Single & Video; Debut LP out June 16th

Far From Saints – a new band formed by Kelly Jones of Stereophonics with Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker from The Wind and The Wave – have already made a striking introduction. Their first two releases, “Let’s Turn This Back Around” and “Take It Through The Night,” have won strong radio support in the UK from the BBC’s Bob Harris (The Country Show) and Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), while garnering a groundswell of initial critical acclaim.


Bruse Wane returns with his latest offering, the video for his “Episode V A New Dope”. On the track we find Bruse Wane spitting fresh bars over this ultra classic Hip Hop beat. Bruse Wane’s “The Bat Man Should Have Been On it Mixtape 2”, is scheduled to Drop June 15th courtesy of Wane Enterprises. On the project Wane will be dropping fresh new bars over some of Hip Hop’s most classic beats, and show us why The Bat Man should have been on it.

Calgary’s Dynamic Rocker Duo THE WANDERING OFF Release “Knick Of Time”

bdrmm share new single “Pulling Stitches” | New LP “I Don’t Know” out June 30th on Rock Action

Following the release of 2020’s widely-acclaimed debut LP “Bedroom”, and a clutch of hotly-received singles that have landed in the interim, February saw the Hull based shoegaze quartet bdrmm return with the news that they had signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action and that the revered independent label would release an anticipated second album “I Don’t Know” on June 30th.

MAPLE GLIDER — Releases new single “Don’t Kiss Me” – Watch Video

Today we welcome back MAPLE GLIDER with a new track, “Don’t Kiss Me”, the first new slice of original music from the Naarm/Melbourne-based artist since her breathtaking debut album, ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’. (Yes, there will be a new album in ’23).

MERYL STREEK Attacks Irish Eviction Ban Lift On New Single ‘If This Is Life’ Out Now Venn Records

Rising garage jazz-rock three-piece Being Dead new single ‘Daydream’…

Once In A While Share New Single & Video “Nihilist”

After the release of “Catharsis”, italian quintet piece Once In A While have shared the video for their new single “Nihilist”, which was produced and mixed by Jarno Bellasio at Theorem Studio and available now in all digital platform in collaboration with Superbia Music Group. The track is accompanied by a video directed by Matteo Alemanno.

Canadian outfit The Broken Islands return after three years with shoegaze post-punk single ‘Tempest’

Following on from the release of their highly-acclaimed sophomore LP ‘Masquerade’ in 2020, Canadian outfit The Broken Islands are now ready to break their three-year silence with the release of their euphoric new single ‘Tempest’.

DREAM WIFE — Release Single: “Who Do You Wanna Be?” Today || ‘Social Lubrication’ LP out 9 June

London-based trio DREAM WIFE – vocalist Rakel Mjöll (she/her), guitarist Alice Go (she/her), bassist Bella Podpadec (they/them) – will release their electrifying third album, ‘Social Lubrication’, on June via Lucky Number. The band have already shared three singles – the dance rock “Orbit”, the cheeky “Hot (Don’t Date A Musician)” and the rock-heavy “Leech”.


After independently releasing ‘Save Me’ with a message to his fans, the song tapped into Jelly’s uniquely connective ability to bring fans “therapeutic music,” and has long become a show stopping moment during his live shows and continues to generate unprecedented fan response- earning more than 155 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA. The never-before-heard version featuring Lainey Wilson, will be featured on Jelly Roll’s new album is out now.

Maja Milinković released new album “FADOLINKA 2.0”

The new album of the Sarajevo fado and sevdah singer-songwriter Maja Milinković is available on all streaming platforms as of today. “Fadolinka 2.0” brings powerful emotional lyrics, rich melodies and impressive vocals, with which Maja flawlessly evokes her musical aesthetics. This CD, which is available on official physical sale now, continues the story of the 2019 album called “Fadolinka”, which, as you might guess, combines Maja’s two musical passions – fado and sevdah.

Green Arthur Shares New Single “Pine Needles”

Green Arthur (Peter Dorrien Traisci) hails from New Fairfield, Connecticut and had a childhood that he still cherishes today. Peter’s parents routinely filled the house with classic records from a variety of artists – James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Carly Simon. These early musical experiences helped shape his music into what it is today.

Araya shares a world of heartbreak on ‘ARENA’

ARENA, although incredibly cohesive, offers a stand-out moment with “Where Flowers Go To Die.” Araya seamlessly bounces between the desperation of heartbreak and the hope of closure. The track begins somberly, as he expresses the excruciatingly crushing feeling of his anguish in love. The pain in his voice contrasts with the a lone piano, providing a sonic mirror to his aching lyricism. A Church organ chimes in for the drama and on we go to the electronic world of Araya we love so much.

CHRIS FARREN announces new Jay Som-produced album ‘Doom Singer’ out 4th Aug via Polyvinyl | Watch the video for new single ‘Cosmic Leash’

Today beloved and prolific songwriter Chris Farren announces his incredible new album, Doom Singer, out on August 4 via Polyvinyl. Farren made his name recording with Jeff Rosenstock in Antarctigo Vespucci and now-defunct Floridian punk band Fake Problems, but all work under his own name has been created by Farren in self-described “miserable” isolation…until now. Doom Singer was produced, engineered and mixed by multi-instrumentalist/producer, and Jay Som mastermind Melina Duterte (who also performs on the record) in her Atwater Village studio. It was also written entirely with live drummer Frankie Impastato, and features Rosenstock on the occasional bass and saxophone.

Spoon announce forthcoming EP ‘Memory Dust’ & release new track ‘Sugar Babies’…

These aren’t b-sides. The recordings began during sessions for Spoon’s Grammy-nominated album, Lucifer on the Sofa, but were left unfinished. Following the record’s release and at the tail end of a year-plus of intense touring, the band came back to the sketches with renewed energy and fresh perspective. The completed tracks retain a touch of Lucifer’s character – rock ‘n roll music, played in real-time – but stretch out hypnotically.

RAVEN Unleash New Single/Video “Surf The Tsunami”

RAVEN’s new single/video ‘Surf The Tsunami’, released today, showcases the relentless, resolute energy the three-piece brings to everything they do. Prepare yourself for a truly vehement ambush as drummer Heller gatecrashes your eardrums with a furious flurry of his own, before some supreme twister riffs bring on the full metal chaos!

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal shares new single ‘Farm’ | New album ‘Wicca Phase Springs Eternal’ out 2nd June via Run For Cover Records


Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) reveals details for his new solo studio album, CMF2, including the release of the electrifying new single, “Beyond,” out today.

THE FAR OUTS: debut video “Last Night”

Brisbane’s garage rockers The FAR OUTS (with members of Grand Atlantic and Sacred Shrines) announce the release of their debut album “The FAR OUTS” this July 7th on Rebel Waves Records and Ripple Music, and unveil the video for “Last Night” via The Sleeping Shaman today!

Video Premiere: The Far Outs ‘Last Night’ – Debut Album Releases 7th July via Rebel Waves Records

New Music: JOHN HEWITT announces Broken Rebels LP, shares new single “Before The Well Runs Dry”

John Hewitt readily admits that every five years or so he gets restless to the point that he has to shake up his life in a radical way. In 2018 he moved from Toronto to Edmonton, and the change of scenery immediately influenced his output as a singer/songwriter. Although in many ways Hewitt is a classic troubadour—comfortable traveling alone and playing solo—his creative ambitions have expanded over the past few years as he’s settled into his home studio.

Laura Groves (of Blue Roses) Shares New Single / Announces New Album Out via Bella Union on Aug 11

Much of Radio Red, the first full length album Laura Groves has released under her own name, was written, produced and recorded by Groves in her studio, watched over by two radio transmitting towers. “I became very drawn to them and they became like symbols to me; they were always awake, sending their messages, the red lights always came on at night and watched over whatever was going on in my life.” The album deals with themes of communication – missed and intercepted signals, chance meetings, synchronicities, the channels through which we try to express our true feelings, the outside interference that can get in the way and the joy of letting go and allowing the messages to flow freely.