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Out Now // mlbacard¡ – “REAL”

Today, rising newcomer mlbacad¡ wows once more on her genre-defying, sophomore single “REAL” which would glisten on any playlist. A smorgasbord of sounds collide with subtle soul, dnb, traditional pop & alternative indie references to create a track with true individuality alongside mlbacard¡’s stunning vocals.

Goodbye Karelle – “Sneakers” video


Lyrically, “Fake My Death” embodies the two writing partners for those both familiar and unfamiliar with their music as Dolo and Roe masterfully display their clever brand of paradoxically upbeat misery with a unique blend of morbidity and good humor that sets them apart from their peers.


Complete with Shelley’s signature lead guitar finger-picking and haunting vocals, Mother blooms as it builds, strings and horns adding to the lush and catchy chorus. It’s an emotive folk song, with a beautiful meaning behind it, that we should all love ourselves in the same way as our mothers love us, and how we love our mother, not for what we’re told our bodies should look like, but for the nurturing and loving qualities that are important in life.

Six Impossible release new single “Twenty Something” and announce new EP

After two EPs as a duo, Six Impossible Things take a major step by involving two more members in the project and thus incorporating a full band sound in its own right.

“Twenty Something”, out Tuesday, June 6, 2023, is the single that ushers in the new direction for the band, and it is also the first track taken from the forthcoming EP, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”, which will see the light in 2023.

Japanese Black Metal Discovery Deathroll Presents “The Grey Life” (Official Lyric Video)

Prepare to descend into the depths of darkness as DEATHROLL, the awe-inspiring Japanese black metal discovery, unveils the new lyric video for the track “The Grey Life.” This bone-chilling masterpiece is a glimpse into the forthcoming album, “Japanese Extreme Metal Art,” set to unleash its fury on July 7th, 2023, via Wormholedeath.

Hannah Grace delivers stunning new single “Love Takes a While to Grow”

First debuted by Grace exclusively at her sold-out London show at the stunning St Matthias Church, the silky-smooth sounds of “Love Takes a While to Grow” are the perfect backdrop for Grace to deliver personal, heartfelt lyrics which discuss having patience with life and love – written by Grace with the Grammy nominated UK songwriter Laura White.

Kenny Muney Takes On Sin City in “After That” Video

With his hustler pedigree and unquenchable appetite for cold-hard cash, Kenny Muney knows that it pays to plan ahead. Taking a moment to reflect before making his next move, the Memphis native shares his new video for “After That.” A standout from his recent Blue Muney (Deluxe) with poignant lyrics and heartfelt melody, the track finds Kenny bobbing and weaving through life’s hardships as he yearns for stability: “Been planning a vacation, mom got sick, I had to cancel that/Since bruh got shot, ain’t had no sleep, I don’t wanna do nothing but handle that/I’m tryna keep control on this road, where the handles at/I’m tryna stay in control, don’t explode, but they tampering.”

CROSSED HEARTS: Atlanta Heavy Metallers Drop Italian Horror-Styled Music Video For “Ruminating;” Debut Album “Forced Perspective” Out Next Month

Atlanta retro metallers CROSSED HEARTS have dropped their debut music video for their debut album’s lead single, “Ruminating,” taken from Forced Perspective, out July 7 via Church Recordings.

JUNO Award Winner And Master Songwriter MARC JORDAN Releases New “Rio Grande” Video

The heartfelt emotional centerpiece of Marc Jordan’s new album Waiting for the Sun To Rise is “Rio Grande,” a sweeping anthem which artfully blends sociopolitical commentary about America’s loss of innocence with personal lovelorn yearning. Featuring trumpet great Randy Brecker, and piano by co-produce Lou Pomanti, the song was co-written with Steven MacKinnon from the Art of Time jazz ensemble.

Baaba Maal – releases ‘Freak Out (Baba Ali Remix)’

Belfast’s PROBLEM PATTERNS Celebrate Queer Joy On New Single ‘Letter of Resignation’ Released 7th June 2023 via Alcopop! Records

Belfast-based DIY feminist queerpunk quartet PROBLEM PATTERNS are proud to return with their new single ‘Letter of Resignation’, set for release on 7th June 2023 via new label home Alcopop! Records.

The Gleeman to release radiant single ‘Marie’ from debut album Something To Say

Following last year’s debut EP and a string of single releases, The Gleeman unveils the uplifting ‘Marie’ as the lead track from his forthcoming and highly anticipated debut album Something To Say.

The Dust Coda release new single ‘Love Sick’

The new single showcases the softer side of the new album and channels influence from the likes of The Black Crowes and Led Zeppelin. Despite the silkier tones, the track builds to a gospel-esque crescendo oozing soul and melody tinged with the flavours of the sixties, which ties in perfectly to the sunny Surrey Delta and its rich musical history where the video was filmed.

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS — Releases New Single: “A Day In The Water” || + New Album Out This Fri

Christine and the Queens today releases new single “A day in the water,” the latest song to be lifted from his acclaimed forthcoming album ‘PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE’, due out this Friday June 9th via Because Music.

DUTCH MUSTARD reveals shoegazey new single ‘Feel Everything’

Dreamy alt-rock artist Dutch Mustard returns with her first single of 2023, ‘Feel Everything’ today – supports Fake Turins at Village Underground (London) on June 8th.

Netherlands born, London based Sarah-Jayne Riedel – AKA “SJ” – is the mastermind behind the project. She marries a blend of ethereal dream-pop and 90s alt-rock with timeless shoegaze touches. The overall soundscape layers abstract drones and washes with bouncing psych-infused guitar lines, whilst SJ’s vocals drift between a borderline whisper and heaven-directed lung-bursts.

CLT DRP Announce New Album ‘Nothing Clever, Just Feelings’ Released 8th September 2023 via Venn Records

Riding high on appearances at The Great Escape and an extensive UK/EU headline tour, Brighton-based feminist electro-punk trio CLT DRP are delighted to announce that they will release their second album Nothing Clever, Just Feelings on 8th September 2023 via Venn Records (Bob Vylan, Witch Fever, Meryl Streek).

NOCUI returns with 00s inspired single ‘Faster’

Berlin producer and Shapeless Culture label boss NOCUI returns with 00s inspired groover ‘Faster’ arriving on the imprint 7th June.

Hot on the heels of his captivating ‘Anomie’ EP earlier this year, multi-instrumentalist NOCUI is back with seductive dancefloor mover ‘Faster’. Bubbling with irresistible groove, analogue synths, rhythmic vocal samples and early 00s references, it’s a track that may’ve been cooking for a while but is absolutely served to perfection.


After ending 2022 with Radio 1 Future Pop airplay for her track ‘Right Girl, Wrong Guy’ and ‘Sophie’ as well as completing a huge arena tour as special guest to Blue, next wave pop talent Cassa Jackson now shares her first single of 2023 in the shape of ‘The Guy I Never Dated’. The track made a flying start when its first teaser received 100,000 views within just 24 hours.

KARRAS Descend Into The Catacombs In New Video

M-Theory Audio recently announced the signing of extreme power trio KARRAS to their roster. The Parisian band return with a second sampling of the band’s sound with the video for new single “Roland Doe.” Inspired by old-school death metal and grindcore influence the group follows up the 8 second assault of “Demons Got Rhythm” with a longer track (2:11) showcasing different facets of the group’s repertoire. Dirge-ridden, dirty heaviness meets a rockin’ and grinding pummel equally compelling as the video showcasin

g the band performing in the famed catacombs of France – watch HERE

IF I DIE TODAY Release New Video For “Autumn (Sadness)”

After the recent performance at Venezia Hardcore Festival (one of Europe’s premier DIY/Alternative punk/hardcore festivals), italian post-hardcore act If I Die Today is back with a new video for “Autumn (Sadness)”, new single taken from the album “The Abyss In Silence” out on 2022. A track who describes the mood of the band, with a potent mix of introspective lyricism and raw energy.

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES — Announce New Album Out 29 Sept || + Announce Greatest Hits Tour This Nov

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES celebrate thirty-five years since the release of their debut single with ‘Never Stop… The Best Of,’ a new best of compilation bringing together twenty one hits, available on double heavyweight vinyl and double CD.

BLACK RAINBOWS: stream new album in full!

Italy’s prolific godfathers of stoner rock BLACK RAINBOWS stream their loud and fuzzy ninth studio album “Superskull” in its entirety today, ahead of its world release this Friday 9th June on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Review & Full Album Premiere: Black Rainbows, Superskull

[PRESS] The Carolyn “Salvation” Video Premiere

In two days, The Carolyn will release their new fist-pumping EP titled Harmful History. Before that hits streaming platforms, the band wanted to share a music video for their fantastic cover of “Salvation” by The Cranberries. While they don’t stray too far from the original, they do manage to add their own brand of heart-felt indie-punk to it making it sound like their own. The music video includes a montage of footage including live performances, behind the scenes at their practice space, and hanging out on the road. DyingScene is hosting a premiere of the video today that you can find here. Harmful History will be released this Friday on 59 X Records. The Carolyn will be touring throughout Europe during the month of June to celebrate the release.

DS Exclusive: Watch The Carolyn’s new video for their awesome cover of the Cranberries’ classic “Salvation”


Detroit rapper Babytron has released his 6th project, fittingly titled 6, via TheHipHopLab / EMPIRE. In celebration of his birthday yesterday, the 6th of June, Babytron shares his most distinguished project yet, one notably void of features creating a true snapshot of Tron’s essence as an artist. This is also the first project that does not feature Babytron as a cartoon on the album cover, instead using a picture of himself as a kid. Accompanying the album is Cole Bennett directed video for album opener “100 Bars”, a track where Tron literally packs 100 bars (and outfits) into one song. The video also features a cameo from Andy Milonakis. Watch that here.

HOT SUNDAY BLOOD – new single “A Better Today”

Dublin’s Sprints share new single “Adore Adore Adore” – Out now on City Slang, the band announces their first US performance in Brooklyn on Nov 15th

Sprints today share new single “Adore Adore Adore,” out now on City Slang. The band also confirm details of their biggest headline shows to date, including an Autumn show at London’s Scala. Sprints are set to dominate the festival landscape this Summer, bringing their own brand of charisma laden punk to stages around Europe. Despite being pre-debut album, Sprints have received a wealth of press support (The Guardian, Dork, DIY, NME, Loud & Quiet, Clash, Gigwise and others). They’ve also won an abundance of support at Radio 1 and BBC 6Music as well as earning a reputation as one of the most incisive and exciting live bands around. “Adore Adore Adore” finds Karla Chubb reflecting on her experience as the frontperson of Sprints; a woman fronting a punk band being held to patriarchal standards of acceptability.

Hailing New Jersey – Sekond Skyn New Single “My Head”

From Forked River, NJ – the hard-hitting rock/metal band, Sekond Skyn has released their single/video for “MY HEAD”. The band consists of Jesse Shar (Lead Vocals), Mark Monjoy (Guitar), Zack Miranowic (Guitar), Brian Jennings (Bass), and Tommy Spano (Drums/Backing Vocals). These seasoned set of musicians play off each other so succinctly that the beat and melodies coincide effortlessly with the rhythm. Sekond Skyn creates a dynamic full sound and solidifies a behemoth stronghold that resonates. “My Head” undeniably relays their works and their forthcoming album release later this year. Sekond Skyn is a high-functioning beast that produces its well-known New Jersey sound. Get ready for a force to be reckoned with.

Bass phenom Karina Rykman announces debut album; shares first song

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-bassist Karina Rykman announces today’s premiere of “Joyride,” the first single and title track from her debut album, JOYRIDE, arriving via AWAL on Friday, August 18. Pre-orders are available now. Equal parts thick bass, ethereal synths, disco-funk guitar, and silky, inviting vocals, “Joyride” – which features signature lead guitar from JOYRIDE co-producer Trey Anastasio – captures Rykman’s jubilant brand of sonic exploration, bridging an array of genres to arrive at her own compelling and original take on psychedelic indie rock.

JAWS — Announce New EP Out 15 Sept || + Listen To “Are My Friends Alright?” Now

Birmingham dream-pop four-piece and indie stalwarts – JAWS – have announced a new EP ‘If It Wasn’t For My Friends, Things Could Be Different’ (out 15 September).

The band have also unveiled the EP’s lead track, “Are My Friends Alright?”, and have announced a UK tour for Autumn 2023.

Fiddlehead announce new album ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’ out 18th August via Run For Cover Records, plus share new single ‘Sullenboy | Announce London show at The Garage – 23rd Feb 2024

Fiddlehead are back! Today the post-hardcore heroes have announced their upcoming third full-length, Death Is Nothing To Us, due out 18th August via Run For Cover Records. They also announce a UK show at London’s The Garage for 23rd February 2024, with tickets on-sale Friday at 10am BST here.

Deeper announce their full-length Sub Pop debut “Careful!” + share “Build A Bridge” | New album out 8th September

On Friday, September 8, Deeper will release Careful!, its new full-length album worldwide on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Pop. Careful! was recorded at Palisade Studios in Chicago with help from producer/engineer Dave Vettraino (Makaya McCraven, Lala Lala), and this thirteen-track collection of new songs finds the band reshaping facades, splashing color, and sonically testing their limits.

Beharie announces debut LP ‘Are You There, Boy?’ due out Oct 20 & shares groovy love song “Deadly” out now

The forthcoming bright, wistful album Are You There, Boy? meets Beharie where he is today and invites listeners into a brand new, carefully curated sonic world. Through vibrant melodies and delicate, smooth vocals, the artist explores nuanced themes of love, self-doubt, desire, longing and pain with his heart on his sleeve. Over 12 tracks, the project follows a multi-faceted character who seeks meaningful connections, follows his curiosity where it takes him, and ultimately discovers more of himself. Delving into the album’s story and its main character, Beharie says, “This album conveys stories of a complex character. He is confident, emotional, insecure, curious, loving, and looking for connections. He is searching for both someone and himself. Longing for true connections with the world and with himself. He is confident, playful and daring, but also insecure and not always fully present.”

Deeper To Release Careful!, Their Full-Length Sub Pop Debut, Worldwide On September 8th, 2023

On Friday, September 8, Deeper will release Careful!, its new full-length album worldwide on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Pop. Careful! was recorded at Palisade Studios in Chicago with help from producer/engineer Dave Vettraino (Makaya McCraven, Lala Lala), and this thirteen-track collection of new songs finds the band reshaping facades, splashing color, and sonically testing their limits.

Kaien Cruz Unveils Queer Anthem “I Lay”

Co-produced by Glass Animal’s Edmund Irwin-Singer alongside Alli Valenzuela and Joshua Choo, “I Lay” is an anthem about the power of intuitive love and cosmic energy. Through potent vocals and the universal language of musical expression, the infectious song takes you on an upward spiral journey of curiosity, expansion, pure joy and ecstasy. “I Lay” follows on from the heartfelt “Black Ice” released earlier this year setting the tone for what’s to come from their forthcoming project.

Calling All Captains Release New Single “Unlike Me”

Edmonton, AB based pop-punk/post-hardcore band Calling All Captains, made up of Luc Gauthier (vocals), Brad Bremner (guitar/vocals), Connor Dawkins (guitar/vocals) and Tim Wilson (drums), are sharing a brand new single and accompanying music video. Entitled “Unlike Me,” you can stream now via your preferred platform + watch the official visuals on YOUTUBE.

The Japanese House Releases “One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones”

Written with MUNA’s Katie Gavin and co-produced by The Japanese House’s Amber Bain with Chloe Kraemer, “One for sorrow, two for Joni Jones” is named after Bain’s dog, who is in turn named after Joni Mitchell. As the final track on the record, the song ends with a gentle flourish of pianos and single drum hit to seamlessly bring listeners back to the start of the record creating an endless loop the way Bain intended.

Ezra Williams’ gorgeously gruesome “Skin”

“I’ve never been somebody’s earth, and you do it different, but she did it first,” is the lyric that we hear once at the beginning of the song, and once at the end as it fades away into silence. The video is as gruesome and cannibalistic as some relationships can feel, leaving you metaphorically bleeding out on the kitchen floor, your emotional energy drained, your heart barely still beating beside you on the cold tile. Ezra’s art speaks volumes through the swelling of background vocals and gentle strumming, and through the sometimes disturbing imagery they use. It stirs up even the most buried emotions and forces you to confront them in a cathartic way – you’re made to feel like you’re in good company; seen.

Folk Singer-Songwriter Dan Pallotta Shares Wistful New Single, “Winnebago Dreams”

Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter, Dan Pallotta, is sharing “Winnebago Dreams,” his first new release since 2022’s American Pictures LP. The fiddle and vocal-harmony laden folk tune paints evocative imagery of the open road and the trips that Pallotta’s family would go on during his childhood.

Sounding liberated and at peace, Pallotta enlisted Soozie Tryrell of E Street Band fame on fiddle, and Tony Garnier, music director for Bob Dylan, to join him on bass to complete the song’s instrumentation.

MARBL – Piano Pop – New video “Song for Mom” – Out June 16th

“Mom has always let me paint my unique trails to walk along. She knows best how to plant the confidence and passion in me, to do whatever my heart desires the most, and quiet down the voices of fear. She is an eternal home to me, where I can find endless support, listening, and unconditional love. “A Song for Mom”, is the least I can give her as a gift.” – Moria Or

Mike Doughty’s Ghost of Vroom share 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 shared their sizzling new summer single, “Still Getting It Done,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. A mesmerizing official music video – directed by experimental video creator William Schalda Jr. aka SWIVS – premieres today on YouTube. “Still Getting It Done” heralds the upcoming release of Ghost of Vroom’s eagerly anticipated new album, GHOST OF VROOM 3, arriving via Mod y Vi Records on Friday, September 1. Pre-orders are available now.


Today marks the release of the second ever single by Goodbye Karelle, a new musical project led by singer-songwriter, actress, and poet Karelle Tremblay. “Sneakers” follows “Moonroad” as the earliest music in a promising career and the first glimpses at her forthcoming debut album Hugh Greene & the Lucies Made Me, which she wrote and brought to life alongside Quebec producer Jean-Philippe Levac.

Mold! Returns with Crushing Single 20Mg

Miami-based band Mold! are back with crushing single “20Mg”. Punk, noise, and indie collide in the second release off the band’s upcoming self-titled album, due out in September. The track, highlights the tribulations of feeling comfortable in your own skin with or without relying on medication.

K.Flay announces new album / new single released

“In my music, I’m so comfortable being loud and brazen, but in my personal life, I can be a bit shy. Especially when it comes to romantic relationships. I wrote this song after I’d just met my (now) girlfriend. And I sent it to her out of the blue. I guess I only know how to flirt through songs? It worked though.

Harry Hudson Releases New Single “Emotional Hangover” Alongside Special “Meditation” Version

Tapping into his distinct vulnerability as an artist, “Emotional Hangover” welcomes listeners into Harry’s headspace with poignant honesty. As self-reflective as it is infectiously melodic, the new track draws on the repercussions and fallout that tend to accompany periods of intense emotion. “Emotional Hangover” resonates with relatability and personal meaning, almost as if it were taken directly from a page of Harry’s own journal. Additionally, the song’s meditation version provides a soothing antidote to the original, offering the kind of respite generally needed following an emotional bender.