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Floating is complicated. It can symbolize success, as a cream rises to the top. It can boast of achievements and richness, paired with a feathery effortlessness. To float on air, to live a sublime existence.
Biitchseat finds themselves riding through the peaks and valleys of emotional waves as they explore new depths in their sophomore album, Float. An album that is about how every aspect of what it means to be alive is simultaneously so hollow and so very full, and the beauty that resides in between.
JONAS BLUE & JULIAN PERRETTA SHARE SIZZLING NEW SINGLE, “PERFECT MELODY”
Perretta has been turning heads ever since Mark Ronson asked him to join him on a 2008 European tour with Amy Winehouse. Shortly thereafter, Beyoncé invited Perretta to support on her U.S. and U.K. tours. His breakthrough single “Wonder Why” appeared on his 2010 debut album, Stitch Me Up, which highlighted Perretta’s remarkable musical maturity and unique range. Karma, his 2016 follow-up album, featured the hits “Miracle,” “I Cry” and “Karma.” “Miracle” quickly became an international anthem, topping the charts in 13 countries and selling over four million singles worldwide. He performed the track in front of one million people at the opening ceremony of the EUFA European Football Championship and for 80,000+ fans at Stade De France, where he opened for Beyoncé. Perretta has also worked Ed Sheeran, Lil Baby, Lost Frequencies, Kygo, ZHU and numerous other artists.
Tom Odell Releases “Sad Anymore.” Confirmed To Play Governors Ball and Austin City Limits
‘Sad Anymore’ is the second installment from his latest body of work and follows the release of ‘Best Day Of My Life,’ which ignited this new musical chapter. ‘Sad Anymore’ is a bittersweet song of self-reflection that see’s Tom question his own state of mind as he sings “Look at all the happy people / What are they doing that I ain’t doing?”
Little Hurt Releases New Track “Chelsea’s Coming Over”
“’Chelsea’s Coming Over’ is sort of about constantly looking for love but feeling like you’re not entirely ready for it when it arrives,” states Dieden about the track. “I can remember times in my life when I’d meet someone so incredible- so insanely special- and I’d be sitting there on the couch thinking about myself and my life like ‘I do not even deserve this.’ Which isn’t true. This song is about realizing you deserve to be loved and to love. It’s about feeling GOOD about yourself despite all the reasons your mind will create to make you feel otherwise. This is a love song to yourself. My favorite thing about ‘Chelsea’s Coming Over’ is that I got to write it with my best friends and I’ll never forget how much fun we had doing it.”
Dawes share new song & video; new album out July 22
OCEANHOARSE Release New Single & Video for “Heads Will Roll”!
“We’ve been working on ‘Heads Will Roll’ for a few years, as it took a while for us to find the right groove for it. But we’ve believed in the song’s potential from the beginning, so we kept at it. Finally, with the help of producer Kari Huikuri, we managed to capture the song as we feel it should be, while playing it live in the studio. No click tracks, just four musicians locking in and going for it. I think that energy shows through the end result!”
TODAY: Indie soul artist Kitt shares smokey emotive single “State of Mind” off sophomore LP
Her new single, “State of Mind” is a song about Kitt and her journey through depression. Even when she was young, she was very aware of her inner feelings and how different I was to the people around her. Last year, she was hearing a lot about the idea of working with one’s inner child, and Kitt almost felt like her inner child wrote this tune. You can hear her in the chorus – she’s talking to the adults around her, wishing they could help her understand her state of mind.
A Rising Force New Release “Eclipse” Set For Worldwide Release June 3rd, 2022
A Rising Force is set to release their second full-length studio album “Eclipse” On June 3rd 2022, fresh off the tail of their previous album “Undertow”.
The new album contains 10 new tracks, featuring the first single “Believe”, which is also their brand-new video, which can be viewed here:
Bahjat Announces New EP, Shares “I’M HERE” Single + Video
BLOOD OF INDIGO Release Video “Angelus, the ‘Faceless’ Vampire”
Canadian fantasy metal band BLOOD OF INDIGO have unleashed a stunning animated video for “Angelus, the ‘Faceless’ Vampire”. The song is from their album Dawn of the Shaded World which will be out this summer.
The band comments:
“This song holds a very special place in our hearts. We really experimented with song structure, cinematic vibes, sound design, and the overall character of this piece. Angelus is such a unique character too. I’ve always had a passion for creating characters and giving them an origin story. This song definitely brings that out of me. Especially in my lyrics and performance in the recording.”
Faded Youth & Young Love // New Summer Anthem
Juls is a pop singer/songwriter from Connecticut, who is creating a world radiating with starry eyes, ocean blues and true love. Her love for music began at just eight years old, when her dad built a stage in the basement for Juls and her sister. Instantly recognizing that performing and singing was her calling, Juls shares, “My sister Jacqs was my presenter, and I was the star of the show, prancing onto the stage in my sparkly bodysuits and 6-inch heels (Jacqs was my stylist and makeup artist too, of course). Quite a bit has changed since then, but one thing has remained the same: our shared love for music. Well, two things actually…Jacqs still does my performance makeup lol.”
Slaine Announces Director’s Cut Of “One Day” Album Featuring 5 Brand New Songs on June 3th
Boston’s veteran wordsmith Slaine has announced the upcoming release of “One Day: The Director’s Cut”, a deluxe edition of his 2019 Billboard charting album via AR Classic Records on June 3rd. The album will feature 5-brand new unreleased songs from the studio sessions from “One Day” that did not fit into the framework for the theme and framework of the original release of the album. A video of Slaine discussing the director’s cut “One Day” online at –
The sixteen-track album sees the global icon serving up his classic infectious sound and party-starting rhythms, just in time for the summer. In traditional Sean Paul fashion, the album boasts features from legendary artists across genres including focus track “Light My Fire” featuring Gwen Stefani and Shenseea. The unexpected pairing of vocals from pop icon Gwen Stefani and Jamaican dancehall stronghold Shenseea is a testament to Paul’s supreme ability to produce global hits. Complete with an unshakable chorus that hears Stefani sing “baby won’t you light my fire,” “Light My Fire” is primed to be this summer’s biggest anthem! The new album also includes previously released songs “Scorcha,” “Only Fanz” (ft. Ty Dolla Sign), “Dynamite” (ft. Sia), “How We Do It” (ft. Pia Mia), and “No Fear” (ft. Damian Marley & Nicky Jam). While Scorcha promises to get you dancing, Sean takes his music to new depths on this project by exploring personal topics such as infidelity, stress and fear on tracks like “Borrowed Time” and “Good Day.”
HEALING MAGIC: Volume I: Fire Full-Length From Arizona Desert Metallers Out TODAY On Blood Blast; Tour With Cavalera Underway
Hailing from the deserts of Arizona, HEALING MAGIC — vocalist/bassist/guitarist Igor Amadeus Cavalera and drummer Johnny Valles — take influence from the majesty of the mountains, mesas, and spirit of the Canyon State, imparting their music with a blazing desert vibe. A natural force of raw sludge, splicing fuzzed-out riffage, ritualistic rhythms, and colossal heaviness amidst drifts of smoke and psychedelics, each song is like a trip into a dark fantasy world, a world teeming with a sense of despair, urgency, and unknown dangers. Truly a unique sound, rife with crunching overdrive that is only complimented by subtle melodies and epic song structuring.
For Skope: FOVOS present fusion of dark techno/hardstyle “Platia” – single influenced by raves of the 90s (out now)
For Skope: Versatile Brazilian producer Kohen returns to Alok’s label with gentle dance-pop single “I Mean Never” (out now)
Texmex Shaman releases “Whew”, single is a fusion of rock eras with a retro punk-glam vocal styles
A fusion of rock eras celebrating the coolest retro punk-glam vocal styles from the 80’s all the way to the 90’s. High powered rock riffin’ guitars to make you sweat out the Whew factor! That’s the newest single from Texmex Shaman featuring Canadian artist Rekha.
Lost Cat Share Self-Titled Debut LP via Joyzine
Today, Los Angeles riot grrrl-adjacent trio Lost Cat finally share their stellar 10-track self-titled debut LP, out today via Lolipop Records. Singles “L.O.S.T.,” “Bitch Fight,” and “Loser’s Beware,” established the group’s confidently spunky energy in the vein of girl groups of decades past, and the unveiling of their full-length project has made their affinity for fuzzed-out riffs, vocal harmonies, and unabashed shredding even more apparent.
B.A.R.S. Murre ft. Benny The Butcher “Ralph Cifaretto”
Viral Sensation Tiko – New Single “Take Off”
Merging his love for gaming and music, Tiko began launching content on his main YouTube channel in 2018 and has since garnered more than 6.5 million subscribers and 1 billion views, making him one of the biggest stars in the creator community.
Out now, “The Reaper is Calling” is the powerful first single to land ahead of SPLINTERED THRONE’s upcoming album The Greater Good of Man.
Lisa Mann comments:
“When people ask “what did you do during the pandemic,” we can say we spent it making a kickass old-school metal album. When we put it all together, we knew “The Reaper is Calling” had to be the opening track. People are in for a solid kick to the eardrums with this one. We’re very proud of how it turned out!”
HELLOWEEN Presents 3D Road Movie Music Video For “Best Time” Feat. Cameo By Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz
Today, HELLOWEEN celebrates with fans again with a video for “Best Time.” Serving as the party song of the album, the track has been streamed via Spotify more than four million times. Written by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris, the sunny hymn propagates hope and optimism.
Toyko Deliver Transcendent New Single “The Void” Under NFT Label
Inspired by the NEAR Extinct Heroes(NEH) NFT lore, Los Angeles producers and songwriters Matt Wiggers and Zac White bring their new single “The Void” into the world. “The Void” is the first release by NEH Records, founded by music marketing expert Anthony Pacheco and Isaac Wilson, vocalist of the rock band Dwellings from Tragic Hero Records.
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Californian Musician Matthew Torres Shares Irresistible Indie Melodies on ‘Could Have Told You That’
Matthew Torres writes emotionally moving and intimate music that ranges from folk to wistful pop to modern indie and captivates audiences into a journey of reflection, exploring our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with others. Matthew Torres returns at the end of May with a brand new single ‘Could Have Told You That’. The anthemic indie offering gives an edge to melodic storytelling, channeling a similar energy to fellow Californian musicians Weezer.
Carrie Baxter – You (alt)
Re-imaging her single ‘You’, Carrie Baxter bares all in this completely unfiltered version of the single, recorded and filmed under the seemingly hard task of one-take, yet demonstrated with confident ease by Carrie. The original sits in her EP ‘What Now’, releasing at the end of 2021, which captured the ears and imaginations of Wonderland Magazine, Notion, Earmilk, national Irish press and just shy of 500,000 listeners across DSP’s.
DO BETTER! New single from the Swedish artist BLEONAH
Bleonah lives in Sweden with her family from Kosovo, and started her singing career at an early age. At the age of 13, she made her debut with Opposites Attract, a song that topped the national Swedish Radio’s chart P3 Unsigned four weeks in a row. Last summer, Bleonah signed an exclusive artist agreement with the Stockholm-based music company RIKA Music Group and with the single Body Like Goddess, the young singer took her first steps in her international career in December.
Rosie Carney releases sophomore album i wanna feel happy via Color Study
Today, Rosie Carney releases her second album i wanna feel happy via Color Study. It follows her 2019 debut album Bare, and last year’s full covers version of The Bends.
Today’s focus track, “Sugar” comes after the fuzzy tones of “dad”, the intimate, reflective “tidal wave” and Folklore inspired “break the ground”.
ELIS NOA Announce I Was Just About To Leave LP [FFO: Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Jordan Rakei, Jacob Banks]
Ghostkeeper’s first LP in almost 10 years is out today via Victory Pool Records
YE & XXXTENTACION “TRUE LOVE” OUT NOW
Says John Cunningham, X’s longtime collaborator, on the creation of the track, “For four years the song has been playing in my head. Ever since X first started singing “True Love” around the house in early 2018 it stood out to both of us as a special song. While we weren’t able to finish recording the song at the time, four years later in January of this year I had the opportunity to meet Ye while he was working on Donda 2 and I played him the demo of it. At the time it was only X’s vocal and my piano, but as soon as Ye heard it and started singing over the instrumental section in between X’s choruses, it felt like the song was always meant to be finished by him. As someone X has cited for years as one of his biggest inspirations both musically and more widely as an individual, Ye breathed a life into the song that I feel blessed to have been witness to. I couldn’t imagine being more proud of how this song came to be, both as a collaborator and as a friend trying to do right by the legacy of someone who was taken far before reaching their full creative potential.”
VALENCIA GRACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOODBYE”
The opening bars of the single recall the fragile beauty of her debut song “It Was You,” but then she calls out, “I’m scared I’ll miss my chance to hold you/ And feel you wrapped around me one last time.” “Goodbye” was the first song Valencia wrote addressing the breakdown of a family relationship: “It was so difficult, because it was about saying goodbye to someone who’s still right in front of you.” There are many lessons that Valencia has learned even at 18 years old, and she is unafraid to channel her story into art. For Valencia, the process of songwriting is therapeutic, an escape, but its also clear she’s on a mission to be a voice for other girls.
Manuel Turizo “derriba” las barreras musicales y presenta su primera bachata / Manuel Turizo “breaks” musical barriers and presents his first bachata
El ídolo colombiano de la música latina Manuel Turizo, “derriba” las barreras musicales y presenta su primera canción en género bachata que lleva por nombre “La bachata”. El tema, cargado de mucho romanticismo, se estrena con su video musical oficial, disponible en todas las plataformas digitales.
Living Authentically Yourself “Bloodline” by EMINZADA
Birds of Bellwoods Return with Hook-Filled New Single
The West Virginian artist hones in on self-expression this year and continues to broaden his musical journey, while connecting with listeners via podcasting and growing a new fanbase. Stream below and stay tuned for more news to follow.
LA Rockers BUDDERSIDE Search for “The Truth” In Latest Music Video Single Out Today, 5/27, via oneRPM
WILL HAVEN Releases “Wings Of Mariposa” Single And Video; Band Prepares For UK Tour Dates + New LP Nears Completion For Release Through Minus Head Records
“Wings Of Mariposa” marks WILL HAVEN’s first new music to see release since their 2018 LP, Muerte, and is a precursor for their incoming seventh album which is in its final stages of production. The band has been recording the new record with Joe Johnston at Pus Cavern in Sacramento over the past several months, and is now in the mixing stage, soon to be completed and prepared for release through Minus Head Records in the months ahead.
TATE MCRAE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM i used to think i could fly
The album will be released on May 27th via RCA Records and showcases Tate at the top of her game. The album features All-Star writing collaborators and producers including Greg Kurstin, Finneas, Charlie Puth, Alexander 23, Blake Slatkin, Louis Bell and more. The album will feature already released tracks “feel like shit,” “she’s all i wanna be,” “chaotic,” “what would you do?” and more. “she’s all i wanna be” has over 230 million streams and is currently in the Top 12 on the Top 40 chart.
Nova Scotia-via-Yukon songwriter Magnolia releases new EP, Confluencer
Born in British Columbia, transplanted to the Yukon, and now living in Nova Scotia, Magnolia (aka Sophie Noel) has been playing for as long as she can remember, singing in three-generational harmony around the house with her mother and grandmother. This life-long musical background imbues her sound with the legacy of old jazz, classic country, and Americana while infusing the influence of contemporary folk and alt-pop. The result is an eclectic mélange this is comfortable and confident; timeless and fresh.
WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE RELEASES NEW TRACK “I LIKE TO HIDE IN THE BATHROOM AT PARTIES” WITH THE KNOCKS
Rising rapper and creative JAY MALAKHI drops infectious jazz cut “Home”
Laraw Releases New Single & Video “Scissors”
Today, Montreal singer-songwriter Laraw returns with new single “Scissors.” Chronicling the highs and lows of romance and breakups, the irresistible bop comes alongside a music video, directed by Gerado Alcaine and co-directed by Laraw, that perfectly captures the melancholy and angst of the release.
In keeping with the Laraw’s personal and raw production, the “Scissors” lyrics narrate the angsty effects of a heartbreak, complemented by her stunning vocals. “Scissors is about the grief of having a loved one completely destroy you,” said Laraw. “Knowing they will and just letting it happen.”
Dallas Remington, one of Music City’s most promising rising stars, has released a personal homage to the men’s hairstyle that helped define the 80s and early 90s with her new single, “MULLET.” Smart writing, outstanding musicianship and Remington’s gritty vocals make this the perfect song to crank up while waxing nostalgic for that bygone era of the mullet, with the added hope that the “business in the front, party in the back” haircut could be making a comeback!
Across the album’s eleven tracks, ELLES writes a story through a conceptual arc that follows her (and all of us) from leaving the office on a Friday and entering the cathartic process of going out clubbing and its ramifications. Weaving personal reflections with collective experiences, it tells the ultimate tale of nightlife as a continuum of blissful resistance using beautifully programmed beats and melodic incantations, all narrated by sensitive, synesthesic lyrics and vocal mantras.
BUZZING PHENOMENON NICK BONIN REVEALS NEW SINGLE “NEXT TIME IT’S TOO LATE”
Particles: The New Album “Heavy Heart” Out Today!
After the release of few singles between 2021/2022, today is a big day for italian alt-rock act Particles with the release of their debut album “Heavy Heart”, available now in all digital store! Produced by Federico Ascari at Zeta Factory Studio, the new album it’s an important step ahead for the band, as explained by their singer Silvia Costanzini.
Jay Isaiah shares new single “Garden”
Isaiah’s music draws inspiration from his everyday experiences and combines sounds from his youth. His music holds space in nostalgia as he fuses the present with the past through his musical storytelling. Stream “Garden” below and stay tuned for more news to follow.
Ladders Releases New Enigmatic Single, “Dead Rose”
Alt-pop artist Ladders has just released her latest single, “Dead Rose,” an alternative pop track that addresses the challenges of maintaining a genuine personality despite being judged by society. Ladders shares her struggles of finding her true character, attributing some of these identity issues to the dominance of social media. She explains this need to fit in the digital world, saying, “somewhere it drained me of my true energy, and I’m not what I appeared to be, so I wrote a song about it.” To keep up with her musical journey, follow her on Instagram @wavesandladders.
Amanda Rheaume Releases New Album, The Spaces In Between, Today
Amanda Rheaume marks today’s release of her powerful new album, The Spaces In Between, with a new video for “Do About Her.” The song, which makes a pointed statement about the impact of colonial intrusion upon community and identity, asks difficult questions with no easy answers.
ROCK LEGENDS DEF LEPPARD’s NEW ALBUM DIAMOND STAR HALOS OUT TODAY
Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries. Without the pressure of timelines or deadlines, they focused their creative energy into delivering 15 essential and meaningful tracks that are a mixture of classic Def Leppard meets modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, among others. The title itself notably references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” However, they didn’t embark on this musical journey alone. The multi-Grammy award winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her pristine vocals to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless,” while David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
But Wait… There’s More! YN Jay Drops Video for “Shake That A$$ Baby”
CHRISTIAN FRENCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOLDEN YEARS”
The first release from Christian this year, “golden years” initially gained traction on social media after Christian performed the song for fans on TikTok. Garnering over a million views online, the heavily-anticipated “golden years” explores the fear of losing precious time in the prime of one’s life. Written during and inspired by the pandemic, the song carries a joyous, upbeat melody which is juxtaposed against its cutting lyrics that hint at a deeper sense of anger and frustration.
Biting through a massive mix of aggressive guitars, thunderous reverb and vociferous vocals, GRAMMS aren’t ones for a polite introduction.
Flecked with classic alt-rock stylings but taking an innovative approach to production, their debut single “Shut Up A Second” calls to mind a blustering row between Royal Blood and The Black Keys. Touching on decaying empathy and the power divide between ruler and ruled, the track is an immense anthem with a sting.
ABISHA Shares New Video “Everything Falls Into Place” ft. Double S – OUT TODAY
KAASH PAIGE DROPS NEW SINGLE + VIDEO, “24 HRS” FT. LIL TJAY
Queer alt-pop artist rei brown shares single ft. Joji: “Thinking Bout You” + announces debut LP, ‘Xeno’
“This song has so much meaning to me personally. It’s the first song I’ve written that really captured how I was feeling at the time,” explains Max Drazen. “It’s a song about holding on to something you know is not good for you but not being able to let it go. For me personally that was a relationship that affected me mentally for years. I’m thankful I had music and writing that allowed me to get to the other side of it. I hope people can find closure to their own experiences through my story.”
Singer-songwriter TIANNA ESPERANZA releases powerful visuals to “Terror”
Blending masterful wordplay and a range of vocals, “Terror” finds Esperanza singing in detail about so much of what she’s experienced throughout her life. From the grief of losing a sibling to the tragedy of sexual assault, the young artist touches on difficult, yet powerful and sensitive subjects.
We live in a time of great transformations, of such sudden and abrupt changes that their effects often, and in a completely uncontrolled manner, end up violently hitting people’s souls, upsetting them and leaving an overwhelming feeling of unease. The health emergency, on the one hand, has caused a wave of malaise and depression that is still being fought against, and which is likely to continue to produce negative effects in the medium and long term. Nowadays, anxiety and uncomfortable feelings of uneasiness and depression seem to occur spontaneously, as if they were not directly linked to an external trigger, a dramatic circumstance or event. More often than not, they are the delayed effects of a previously experienced trauma, the existence of which we were not even aware of. The conventional armour that we thicken every day, at home, with the family, at work, can in fact act as a veritable screen, momentarily deflecting the negative effects of a traumatic experience and allowing them to settle in the deeper layers of consciousness, ready for a later awakening. When the seeds of malaise are reawakened, the person is immediately assailed by unpleasant, overwhelming feelings, and made even more disturbing by the apparent absence of a cause.
The most effective methods to ward off anxiety
Regardless of the kind of anxiety, it must be understood that cures for this kind of symptom exist, and they are incredibly numerous. One of the most popular methods, from this point of view, consists of keeping busy with one’s work, with a sporting activity, or with any kind of activity that forces the person to take his or her mind off his or her problems and to focus it on something else, on the present moment, in particular on whatever he or she is accomplishing at that very moment. This will not only have immediate benefits for the person’s mood, but will also have obvious healing effects in the long term. By getting used to keeping busy for several hours a day, people will train their minds not to be overwhelmed by depression and to focus freely on other, more pleasant and positive aspects of existence.
Sport can also be an excellent ally in chasing away anxiety and restlessness: to demonstrate this, you or football together with your friends, then carefully analysing your state of mind at crucial moments of the game. You will realise that while you are playing sport, in the middle of the game, your mind is focused on your body movements, on the progress of the game, and that you have no time to think about anything else. You could also successfully try running, swimming or any other kind of sport that requires certain physical and mental efforts. The benefits will come by themselves, almost spontaneously.
The power of music
Sometimes, to combat the unpleasant physical sensations associated with depression, it is enough to listen to music, even for hours on end, closing one’s eyes and letting oneself be lulled by the sweet sound of the songs. For some, music is in fact the best way to extricate oneself from reality and to avoid thinking about what ails us, directing one’s thoughts towards those ethereal regions where only the positive associations linked to sound, song and music find their place. Music, in this sense, has a real healing effect, as if the notes, melodies and voices of artists represented real natural antidotes against depression and despondency in human beings. It is no coincidence that certain songs are also successfully used to motivate people, to urge them to act more consciously and decisively. The effects of music on people’s mood and conscience are unquestionably beneficial, and can be enjoyed anywhere: in the car, in the shower, in bed, and even in the office (provided you are equipped with a pair of earphones).
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Fleurieu Peninsula born Nukunu singer-songwriter, Tilly Tjala Thomas (pron. ‘Jala’), today releases her liberating new single ‘Mansion’. Receiving its first play on triple j’s Home and Hosed last night, the track provides the first taste of Tilly’s soon to be announced debut EP.
Supathick make their return with the vibrant new single ‘Love Back’
A new era has dawned for one of WA’s most beloved fresh names; stepping back into the spotlight with their new single ‘Love Back’, SUPATHICK are here to remind fans and newcomers alike why their brand of sharp soul and funk music has earned them fans right around the country.
Earlier this month Lady Gaga revealed “Hold My Hand” as the first single to be released from the soundtrack. Produced by Gaga and BloodPop© with additional production by Benjamin Rice, the soaring anthem received widespread critical acclaim right after its release with Billboard declaring “Lady Gaga soars with “Hold My Hand,” and Vanity Fair raved the song “catapults her [Gaga] into next year’s Oscar race.”
MEMPHIS RAP STAR NLE CHOPPA RELEASES HOT NEW TRACK “SET UP STORY PT. 1”
Warner Classics campaign to get Her Majesty to the top of the UK singles chart for the Platinum Jubilee weekend and raise money for the British Red Cross. Brightman and Boe join these efforts by calling on the British public to download, buy and stream the single this week. Warner Music UK and iTunes UK proceeds from this unique digital double A-Side single will be donated to support the vital work of the British Red Cross, of which Her Majesty is a Patron.
Established as a star for the Gen Z audience across central Europe, 20-year-old Karin Ann has also ignited wider international attention in recent months. Jack Saunders at Radio 1 supported her singles ‘looking at porn’ and ‘almost 20’, both of which featured on her current EP ‘side effects of being human’. With coverage ranging from tastemakers Wonderland to rock bible Kerrang!, the EP demonstrates Karin Ann’s huge pan-genre potential.
agajon & Jay Prince link up on new single ‘Higher’
WOOZE announce new single “Bittersweet Timpani” | Out now via Young Poet
London duo WOOZE have announced their return with a propulsive new single titled “Bittersweet Timpani”. The track is out today via London tastemaker label Young Poet and follows on the heels of the band’s 2021 EP “Get Me To A Nunnery”, which saw the band earn widespread critical acclaim for their inimitable sound and visuals.
Reading-based singer-songwriter Natalie Gray has unveiled her new single ‘Fire’, out 27th May 2022.
A powerful, deeply impactful track, ‘Fire’ touches on themes of domestic abuse and finding the strength to leave, with Natalie delivering a flawless vocal performance amidst a smooth, wistful production.
Sampling Whitney Houston’s eternal classic ‘It’s Not Right but It’s Okay’, ‘Rather Be Alone’ is a dancefloor-focused weapon with serious crossover appeal. The hitmaker’s second single in quick succession, it follows the similarly high-energy ‘Love Me Or Let Me Go’. 2022 is shaping up to be another huge year for the young DJ as he has also just announced his debut US tour, kicking off next month.
18-year-old newcomer Ladybyrd has spent most of her youth living a relatively sheltered existence. While the life experiences she draws upon in her songs are largely based upon classical coming-of-age emotions – relationships, desire, longing and regrets – a bigger influence is her fascination with literature and film. Those characters have lived lives far richer and complex than she is, which infuses her songwriting with a grander dramatic scale to boost her teenage tumultuousness. Those elements are all evident in her debut single ‘Too Close To Call’, which is out now. Listen HERE.
PRISMA reveal ‘Drive’ single with stunning video
Danish duo PRISMA release new single ‘Drive’ via Luna Sky Recordings today, as the follow-up to their well-received second EP ‘Inside Out’.
Nashville pop icon DeVries releases new summer dance track “Just Me”
A rising star in the pop world, DeVries stuns and impresses in her latest single, “Just Me.” Dripping with all the auditory trappings of an instant party favorite, DeVries takes the listener through an eventful night that might end in romance, if the other person agrees that they want this too. The final lines of the chorus, “baby all that’s left is to leave/or maybe it’s just me,” perfectly capture the track’s overall message of wanting something, knowing that the mood is perfect, but being unsure that that’s what the other person also wants.
German Alt-Rock Trio LIOTTA SEOUL Announce New Album WORSE Released 4th November 2022
TOM JENKINS — Releases “Under The Sun” w/ B-Side “Blue Beard” (Band of Horses cover)
Offering up another canny curveball and adding another string to his increasingly diverse and genre-hopping bow, Tom Jenkins has served up a slice of feel-good pop-tinted indie-rock on latest single ‘Under The Sun’.
JC STEWART SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘SCARS’ – WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO HERE
The MTV VMA nominee JC Stewart adds to his rising star status and 250 million+ streams by sharing his brand new single ‘Scars’. It follows two big tracks already this year for the pop singer-songwriter: his single ‘Love Like That’, which saw him grace the cover of Spotify’s New Pop UK playlist and pick up Radio 1 Best New Pop airplay, and a feature on the Armin van Buuren / Billen Ted dance hit ‘Come Around Again’. JC joined the two artists to give the song an unforgettable debut at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and it exceeded a million streams in just five days. ‘Scars’ is released as JC’s long-awaited European headline tour, The Tour After The Tour That Didn’t Tour, is now underway. It includes his biggest shows to date in both London and Belfast.
Out today: Arya Zappa 80’s teen film majesty “Listen To the Wind”
Listen To the Wind bursts out of the traps and immediately pulls you into its 80’s teen film majesty. With its persuasive disco beat and optimistic tone, it’s an invitation to cast off the doom and gloom and to dance again. But like all good cinematic experiences, there’s a melancholy that haunts the track, letting us know that no disco can last forever.
Alt-pop artist Ocean Tisdall releases brand new single + video ‘Crying Room’ today through Universal Music
Following on from the release of his anti-valentines pop anthem ‘White Lies’ earlier this year, which found itself on Spotify’s NMF UK and Apple Music’s ‘New In Pop’ playlists, fast-rising Irish alt-pop artist Ocean Tisdall is back once again to deliver his heartfelt new single ‘Crying Room’.
Kwengface drops hotly-anticipated new mixtape YPB: The Archive
The Peckham artist’s second mixtape to date, YPB: The Archive is a twelve-track showcase of his uncompromising, high-energy flow that demonstrated why he is one of the most highly rated rappers on the Drill scene and beyond. The project opens with March singles ‘Runtz’, which sees Kwengface offload effortless, hard-hitting bars amidst a suitably dark-and-menacing drill beat, and ‘Oh My’, a more energetic affair, propelled by a futuristic production. The tracks have already racked up a combined 2 million Spotify streams. Next up are April singles ‘Step Out’, which juxtaposes Kweng’s rapid-fire bars with New York driller Dusty Locane’s husky flow, and ‘10 Years’, where the Peckham mainstay looks back on his ten years on the roads and what he has achieved in that time. The latter is accompanied by an exhilarating official video which captures the vibe and accentuates the street sound of the track.
Kissi releases gen-z sad banger ‘Pretty When I Cry’
Kissi is a brand new artist project signed Kristina Blakli from Lillehammer in Norway. Her first single ‘Pretty When I Cry’ was created while studying at the world renown artist school LIMPI which was started by the world known producer team Stargate.
Indie-tinged pop-punk quartet Martha have made their much-anticipated return with a brand-new single, alongside the announcement of a 7″ to be released via Specialist Subject on 24th June, available for pre-order now. ‘Please Don’t Take Me Back’ is a song about refusing to let rose-tinted glasses distort your visions of the past.
UMBILICUS (CANNIBAL CORPSE/DEICIDE members) releases first single, “Hello Future”
New rock outfit UMBILICUS have released their first single, called “Hello Future”, from their debut album “Path of 1000 Suns”. The group is made up of CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer/lyricist Paul Mazurkiewicz, guitarist Taylor Nordberg (DEICIDE, INHUMAN CONDITION), bassist Vernon Blake (ANARCHUS, NAPALM DEATH-live), and vocalist Brian Stephenson (FORE, OLD JAMES). Though the band members are active in the metal community, the quartet put their love of 60’s and 70’s rock into an album of hard rock, drawing influences ranging from GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, AEROSMITH, LUCIFER’S FRIEND, SCORPIONS, LED ZEPPELIN.
Black Masses bring hard rock and garage rock together on their unhinged self-titled effort. Volume is a given for they play as loudly as they possibly can. Everything here has a degree of wild, feral spirit to it. They dive deep into rock’s very soul within each of these tracks while they conjure up a feeling that is quite timeless. Forgoing trends, they opt instead for a truly classic approach, one that has an arena-like expanse to all of it. Vocals scream through the din helping to work as the very unifying force of the entire thing.
“Hell is Knocking” starts things off with a sheer blast of energy, and it only increases from there. Tempos are brought to their breaking point. Eerie atmospherics draw the listener close on the expanse of “Creepin” as the guitar get woven together to make a wonderful tapestry. Lyrics have a gothic cryptic poetry to them. A sheer wall of sound crashes over the listener as “On the Come Up” has them completely and fully freak on out. Confidence reigns supreme on the swagger of “What did I do?”. Modest Mouse’s sense of freedom rolls as “Perfect” is a pure rush. Things mellow a bit on “Deep Sea Crash Dream” by far the highlight of the album, with a stately grandeur to it. Bringing the whole thing to a satisfying close is the title track “Black Masses”.
Everything about Black Masses’ self-titled effort revels in its purely chaotic yet strangely appealing gigantic sound.
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Groundbreaking global trailblazer M.I.A returns with a brand-new track titled ‘The One.’ Produced by Rex Kudo & T-Minus, ‘The One’ signifies a compelling new era for the multi-talented artist and activist, who remains one of the most captivating and innovative creators of a generation. The track comes with confirmation that a new album titled ‘MATA’ is on the way.
Watch ▶ Ir Sais x Farina x Konshens “Flauta”
Today, the multi-platinum Bonaire singer, Ir Sais drops his fiery new anthem and visual for “Flauta” ahead of his anticipated EP, Deeper X (Part 1), out tomorrow May 27, 2022 via Sony Latin. Its U.S. broadcast premiere aired last night (W. May 25) on REVOLT TV network.
ELIZA Unveils New Single “Heat Of The Moon” || Out Now on Different Recordings/ PIAS
Today, ELIZA releases her new single “Heat Of The Moon” and its accompanying video. “Heat Of The Moon” follows ELIZA’s previous single, the minimalist and edgy “Straight Talker” released this past March. Underpinning the song’s palpably earnest spirit is its bewitching and bass-heavy production handled by Finlay ‘Phairo’ Robson. Sonically traversing neo-soul, indie and Hip-Hop sounds.
Check out Peter McPoland’s new music video for “Dead Air” from his new Slow Down EP!
NYC’s Kristeen Young releases highly relevant video for new single, “Sara Get the Baby”
Known to his fans as “Jimmy Soul,” singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Holvay established a formidable rep on the Windy City music scene during the ’60s, as the co-founder of the horn-based band The MOB — the major inspiration for another popular local act, CHICAGO — and as the author of The Buckinghams’ chart-topping national hit “Kind of a Drag” and three other top-20 hits by the group.
“Joy,” his latest single, is a somber yet funky piece of blue-eyed soul music taken from his forthcoming second album, which was written to sit alongside the greats of analog music’s golden age.
Sometimes it can feel like we only hold onto joy for a moment before it slips away. This song captures that universal yearning over a nostalgic, R&B groove.
INVICTUS: Metal Injection Premieres “Exiled” Video From New Solo Project Led By Kataklysm/Ex Deo Frontman Maurizio Iacono
Well-respected as the singer of Kataklysm and Ex Deo, head of Hard Impact Artist Management, founder of Distortion Music Group, and co-owner of hard-and-heavy booking agency Continental Touring, Iacono delivers dynamic new layers of heaviness and melody with his latest creative vehicle. A Latin epithet for various Roman deities, “Invictus” translates to “unconquered” or “invincible,” a theme present throughout Iacono’s latest output. “I’ve explored many facets of the music business, from performing, writing, and producing to managing,” he explains. “But I’d never explored that deep down energy inside my thoughts which drives me to compete and, in many ways, survive everything thrown at me.”
Her new song, “Echo” is an exploration of the tip into obsession, the reckless romanticization of an oppressive dynamic, and the underlying sadness that often drives it. Haunting and intimate, this song aims to draw attention to the often enticing nature of toxicity.
In The Valley Below Present “Candy Hearts”
“Candy Hearts is the story of a fun, indulgent and shallow relationship,” says Angela Mattson, “the kind of relationship that is exciting but going nowhere. Inspiration came from many past love affairs. It started with this cool, dark instrumental track where we sampled our friend’s dog growling. The sound is buried deep now, but the feel permeates. It’s dark and sweet.”
Quote from the band- “We gave our all to deliver the fans this debut shot of JJ’s music. We hope the people have as much fun listening and we did creating it . We look forward to seeing the fans up close and personal in the very near future. Love to all ”
Just Wondering Release New Single “IDK Maybe” || Out On Lower Third / PIAS
EL ESPERADO EP DE LUCHY DR “LUCKY 7” YA ESTA DISPONIBLE EN TODAS LAS PLATAFORMAS DIGITALES
La cantante dominicana, Luchy DR, lanza hoy el esperado EP titulado “Lucky 7”. Un album que contiene 7 temas “Soy”, “Dime La Verdad”, “Mal De Amor”, “Pa’ Que Me Llamas”, “Confesión”, “Te Quiero Comer”, y el primer sencillo y tema de enfoque, “Nota” que es con Juan Magan y Maffio. “Nota” es un tema bailable, mezcla de merengue electrónico y música urbana que habla de fiesta y estar en una nota que la tiene loca.
Montreal Grunge-Punk Band BAD SKIN Capture the Crazy-Making Sorrow of a Bad Breakup on “Completely Insane
On the new track, Rezz says, “I originally started creating this instrumental for Nightmare on Rezz Street but then I started to hear the sweet dreams vocal over top of it. I played around with the vocal and loved the result, but I didn’t want it to be just a cover. So I reached out to fknsyd to help me record the vocal and it came together so organically. I’m really happy with how this turned out and it’s been so cool playing it live and seeing the crowd’s reaction night after night!”
MATOMA PAIRS UP WITH JP COOPER TO RELEASE “MIDNIGHT SUN”
Inspirational Norwegian DJ and record producer Matoma, known for songs like “All Night” with The Vamps and “I Don’t Dance” with Enrique Iglesias, has released his newest single “Midnight Sun” with JP Cooper, available now on all streaming platforms HERE. Working together for the first time in their music careers, the incredibly talented artists have seamlessly blended their two unique styles to create one of the top hits for the Summer.
Red Spot Rhythm Section covers Soft Cell and The Cure
Chicago’s Red Spot Rhythm Section follows up last year’s Won’t Back Down: A Roots Tribute to Tom Petty with a double dose of broken-hearted soul, covering two big hits from 1980s Britain:
Parisian duo, ClubDisco share their single “Darius” via Casablanca Sunset.
Reminiscent of Daft Punk and many of the French Touch producers that have come before them, ClubDisco leave little to disappoint on this club-friendly house single.
Press Release: Scars And Guitars (Australia) – Scars And Guitars Volume 1 – (Books- Podcast Memoir)
Short Bio: Contained within the pages of Scars and Guitars, Volume 1, you’ll discover thoughts and recollections from conversations with over 90 podcast guests. You’ll read excerpts from conversations with the members of bands playing their trade under the broader banners of rock, classic rock, heavy metal, industrial, death metal, black metal, deathcore, thrash metal, punk, and reggae, featuring musicians as diverse as Michael Schenker (MSG/ Scorpions), Don Felder (Eagles), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Al Di Meola, Adam Darski AKA Nergal (Behemoth/ Me and That Man), George Lynch (Dokken) as well as bumper entries featuring conversations with the members of Morbid Angel, Anthrax, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Testament, Corrosion of Conformity, and Cradle of Filth, to name just a few.
Dear Masha: new video Where U Wanna B out
American band DEAR MARSHA, release their video for the new single Where U Wanna B today.
With hundreds of shows under their belt and influences ranging from Janis Jopin and Melissa Etheridge to Tina Turner, DEAR MARSHA, is ready to release new music.
SINGER SONGWRITER JESSICA CARTER ALTMAN’S HEARTFELT NEW SINGLE “LUCKY ONE’
Rising pop singer-songwriter Jessica Carter Altman, who is currently putting the finishing touches on a new EP, For You, the follow-up to her debut No Rules, is sharing a new song, “Lucky One”—a heartfelt ballad dedicated to her father. This first single is perhaps the most deeply personal song to date in her repertoire—it’s a gorgeously uplifting acoustic ballad that pays homage to the strength and inspiration her father instilled in her. That strength and passion has seen her through many phases of her life—from her fast-track career as a successful lawyer, to the moment that her artistic impulses galvanized her to pursue music. The song was written by Carter Altman and Palmer Lee and produced by Jason Lehning. Also appearing on the song are Todd Lombardo on acoustic guitars, Viktor Krauss on bass, Jordan Lehning on keyboards and percussion, and Palmer Lee on backing vocals. “Lucky One” will be released digitally via Symphonic.
Those who grew up listening to all the best 2000s hits can speak of the infectious releases and the popularity of the music. Anyone trying to relive the musical glory days of that decade and get a taste of the vibes of industry greats — like Usher— needs to have a listen to up-and-coming afro-fusion star Mighty Koba. Born as Ernest Nguatem in Cameroon, Africa, and currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, music has always been a key component of his upbringing. He initially discovered his passion for music through dance, looking up to the renowned talents of Michael Jackson from a young age. Now, dancing is of utmost importance in his creative process of making songs, as he puts the choreography before songwriting, singing, and other components. His latest single, “2 Many,” featuring Jaey London (Justin Onyewuchi), showcases all that makes his art unique, special, and reminiscent of the 2000s popular music. With London’s production expertise behind this track, Mighty Koba is learning all the important tricks of the trade and making his way as a contemporary artist that exudes the best nostalgic vibes from a highlight stage in music history.
Bringing together the contemporary and the nostalgic, “2 Many” offers the perfect balance between the most beloved features of the music of today and yesterday. The Zulu XL (Ramses Nguatem)-produced backing track with the smooth and meaningful yet catchy vocals aligns with the early aughts R&B style Mighty Koba found great inspiration from. However, the message packs a more modern perspective. Time and time again, there have been songs exploring the objectification of women by men. Instead, “2 Many” ponders the aftermath of a steamy nightclub encounter that ponders what happens when the roles are reversed. Overall, Mighty Koba’s effortless collaboration with London manifests throughout “2 Many.” The song is just perfect for the club scene with an Afrobeat vibe that makes it inclusive across all cultures.
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NEW :: Sad Boys Club – Ignorance Is Bliss (Haven’t You Heard?) – Out TODAY (26/5)
Sad Boys Club return today, with playful, tongue in cheek summer single ‘Ignorance Is Bliss (Haven’t You Heard?). Partnering with world renowned artist Josh Parky Art (Action Bronson, Gerry Cinnamon & more) on an entire new cartooned aesthetic / imagery for the single, it’s bold statement with their catchiest single to date.
Chicago Sludge Band Exosphere Release Blistering New Track – “Beg Towards The Sky” and premiere via Doomed & Stoned.
“Beg Towards The Sky is a blistering track that captured the universal fear of AI autonomy/free will and presents it with riff after pummeling riff of energetic grooves and grandiose atmosphere.”
WALLNER VAIN Drop ‘Necrobot’ Music Video, Featuring ‘Vinny Appice’ (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell) On Drums
Hard Rock duo WALLNER VAIN have released a music video for their new digital single ‘Necrobot’, featuring ‘Vinny Appice’ (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell) on drums, the song is taken from their new album ‘Duel’, which is scheduled to be released towards the end of 2022. The YouTube video can be viewed here:
Jo Dog & Paul Black:New Video for ‘Tree For Shade’from ‘Everybody Rains On My Parade’
Sparklet releases EP01 and shares final song “At Sandymount”
Sparklet releases his debut EP01 today and shares its final song “At Sandymount”. The closing track on the EP details a day in Sandymount in Dublin where Sparklet went to reflect on a particularly difficult period of time that he was experiencing.
Press: Empress Mayo’s hilarious video for single “Mars with Elon”
JUST WONDERING release ‘idk, maybe’ via Lower Third
Rising Electronic Duo sweeep & Sace Unveil ‘gaze’ Single [FFO: Lorn, CHVRN, Shlohmo, and Clams Casino]
We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Living Room’s brilliant new album New Years. The Brooklyn based post-rock outfit have put out two stellar singles with “Petrol Head” and “Mauve Frame” and now we’re getting one more titled “Flood.” Each single has been accompanied by a music video directed by Brendan McKnight and you can see what they have cooked up for “Flood” which is premiering now at Chorus.FM.
CHEZ KANE RELEASES INSANELY CATCHY NEW SINGLE ‘POWERZONE’
UK BREAKOUT STAR MIMI WEBB RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “GOODBYE”!
The track unfolds as a hypnotic and heartfelt ballad underpinned by sparse and shuddering piano. Confessional verses give way to a soaring refrain as she admits, “I miss the old you, but that ain’t the whole truth, ’cause baby you’ve changed and so have I.” In the accompanying visual, Mimi stands on a mountain overlooking the desert. She sings as the sun sets over the valley, delivering a powerful performance before departing into the night in a classic convertible.
The End At The Beginning Shares New Single “Eden”
UK electronic artist SOUND OF FRACTURES releases stunning track and visuals to “Ultraviolet”
Shaped by the culture of UK dance music, hip-hop and soul, and based around the concept of finding beauty in imperfection, Sound of Fractures takes influence from the likes of Massive Attack, Jamie XX, Burial and Frank Ocean — sharing honest and visceral experience through music which takes an air of nostalgia through sound and imagery.
RAYGUN ROMANCE (Former POWERMAN 5000) Reveals Official Music Video for New Darkwave Lament, “Adore You”; FFO CHVRCHES, The Birthday Massacre, Aesthetic Perfection, Shiny Toy Guns,The 1975, 80’s/Synthwave, The ANIX, Julien K, IRIS
Electronic Rock/Synth Pop project RAYGUN ROMANCE (former POWERMAN 5000 Guitarist TY OLIVER) has unleashed the official music video for his newest Dark Synth masterpiece, “Adore You.” Filmed by Marie Ilene and the inimitable front-man (who also edited), “Adore You” features burlesque dancer and pinup Princess Miss Spent Youth
The Prince Estate, in Partnership with Legacy Recordings, Releases Another Remixed and Remastered Song From Prince and The Revolution: Live
With only one week to go before the entirely enhanced and reconstructed release of Prince and The Revolution: Live on June 3, 2022, The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have issued a final preview: a show-stopping rendition of Prince’s 1999 hit “Little Red Corvette.” Recorded at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, on March 30, 1985, the performance features Prince and The Revolution firing on all cylinders on their historic Purple Rain Tour.
beabadoobee Releases New Track “Lovesong”
“‘Lovesong’ is a song that I had bits written for since my second ever EP,” says beabadoobee. “The chorus was actually already written since Loveworm, I just didn’t have any chords to sing it with. It’s actually written in a really strange tuning that I forget. And, yeah, it’s just another sweet love song. It was one of the last songs I recorded for Beatopia.”
Lawn (Born Yesterday) share ode to disgruntled Todd Rundgren roadie “Night Life”
Last month Lawn announced Bigger Sprout, their new record which is due out July 15th on Born Yesterday, the up and coming Chicago label that is home to bands like Moontype, Cafe Racer and Caution. Written, rehearsed, and recorded under a month-long period, Bigger Sprout explores a feeling of urgency as a theme and a catalyst: urgency to get out of uncomfortable situations, urgency to take relationships more seriously, urgency to work on themselves, urgency to play shows again, urgency to record, urgency to start a family, urgency to make plans and leave old settings behind, urgency to grow up and become more in tune to your surroundings, urgency to quit old habits and pick up new ones. The EP, co-written with former drummer Hunter Keene, is a document that embodies the anxieties of change, for better or worse.
AFRO-R&B ARTIST, NONSO AMADI RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “DIFFERENT” FEATURING MAJID JORDAN
KARIO collective announces debut album, shares video by Ben Ditto
“This film is about social media Stockholm syndrome,” director Ben Ditto says. “It features an enigmatic cult leader existing alone in a world of her creation. She is the master of her fantasy, existing in a vapourware dream of confused ideologies, interacting with iterations of her own persona while the world burns on secondary screens around her which display dystopias as a backdrop to her blissful utopia. She is all of us, creators of cults of personality, supreme dictators of nations and worlds that only reflect our personal desires, beliefs and curated aesthetics.”
PHILOSOPHOBIA: Sonic Perspectives Premieres “Time To Breathe” Video
As Sensory Records prepares to release the eponymous debut album from international progressive metal quintet PHILOSOPHOBIA – formed by current and former members of Kamelot, Pain Of Salvation, Wastefall, and more – the record’s lead single has been issued. An official video for the song “Time To Breathe” is now playing through an exclusive premiere at Sonic Perspectives.
A FITTING REVENGE Release Official Music Video for “The Overthrow“! New LP, Omnipresence, Out July 1, 2022! FFO: Lamb of God, Trivium, Children of Bodom, Gojira, Avatar, The Halo Effect
Rochester, NY based Heavy Melodic Metal band A FITTING REVENGE has released the official music video for their single, “The Overthrow.” Produced by Jack Daniels (WAR OF AGES) with SickTones Studio (Life By Death, Fleshkiller), with mastering by John Douglass (Nile, Carnifex, Amon Amarth Records), “The Overthrow” is off of the band’s upcoming album, Omnipresence, due to release July 1, 2022.
Kabwasa notes on the song, “failure is not an option, but you can lose yourself in the pursuit of success.” In ‘To Be A Star,’ I pulled influence from The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, to bring the funk alive and inspire others to chase their dreams while remembering to appreciate the journey and each small moment along the way.”
Known best for enmeshing old-school sounds with a new-school flow, the budding artist plans to bring good vibes and sonically transcend listeners with each song. Stream “To Be A Star’ below and stay tuned for more news to follow.
IDLES approved experimental-punk band Pure Adult (FatCat Records) share new single ‘The Power Of Incredible Violence Pt.III’
Having grown up in the unusually sheltered environment of a church-turned-cult, Brooklyn based musician Jeremy Snyder has always found himself drawn to the harsh, dissonant music that was off limits during his formative years. Today, Pure Adult, the experimental punk band he formed in 2017 with contemporary dancer and visual artist Bianca Abarca, has released new single ‘The Power of Incredible Violence Pt. III’ via FatCat Records. The single, a visceral explosion of angst that calls to mind post-punk greats This Heat, addresses two questions; What does a hyper-violent oppressor perceive as violence against itself? What threatens the fundamental structure that upholds its violence?
Norwegian Rock’n’Roll Discovery DUCKWALK CHUCK Present “Cold Hard Love” Official Video
“Cold Hard Love” is a track taken from DUCKWALK CHUCK ‘s album “Fired Up” due for re-release on June 17th, 2022 via Wormholedeath.
The riff and music was provided by Arild Rettore and the lyrics penned by Arvid Thorsen. It’s (another) tune about hooking up and having a good time, nothing more or less. It was also the first tune recorded to feature Tord Eiken on the drums. Shortly after he joined, we wanted some material out there with him playing, and recorded CHL aswell as Nothing Left. CHL is a faster rocker than NL, so we got a hold of Sondre O. Michaelsen to shoot a video for us. CHL is a stayer on the setlist, as it kicks extra hard live!
Brooklyn rock duo Power Pose announce debut LP + release playful, confident single + video, “Honey”
United by their friendship and shared sense of purpose, Jacqueline Bodley (guitar/vocals) and Kelly Rudman (drums) formed Power Pose in 2017. After overcoming several personal obstacles and the pandemic further delaying their creative process, they are finally here to introduce themselves. Through gritty guitar riffs and bold, emotionally evocative lyricism, Power Pose redefine womanhood and reclaim their agency and femininity as they blaze their own trail.
Electronica Quartet Stavroz Drop Other-Worldly Video For ‘In Mindibu’ [FFO: Parra For Cuva, Nicolas Jaar, Kiasmos and Worakls]
Neggy Gemmy Drops Fierce New Driving Anthem ‘Beep Beep’
Today, LA-based Neggy Gemmy shared her latest single ‘Beep Beep’. It’s the second single to drop from her long awaited LP. It’s a fierce soundtrack to tearing up the LA highway system. Confident and distorted lyric strust over bouncy house chorts, fizzy bubbles and punchy brass section reminiscent of the early 00’s dance pop Neggy Gemmy was raised on. Written and produced by Neggy Gemmy, mixed by Grammy nominated Jorge Elbricht.
PROFILER Release Hypnotizing New Video For “Glitch Theory”
Frontman Mike Evans comments “There is a strong argument that the world we perceive and experience is a simulated reality. The track discusses the idea that when we are watching screens it takes away the pain and stress of modern society. By hypnotising the individual (plugging in) the Simulation takes us in, allowing us to fall away from physical reality into the digital mainframe.’ Television, gaming and smartphones, if used in moderation can be valuable. But in modern times this has become a dangerous and addictive drug. A Lot of my inspiration comes from Terrence McKenna’s conversations around the phenomenon of the technological singularity.”
i.O. Underground Releases New Single “What U Do”
CECE RELEASES AN ANTHEM FOR THE BROKEN
Singer, songwriter and designer, CeCe, releases her music video for, “FUEO,” today. Drawing inspiration from her own life, “FUEO” showcases a combination of CeCe’s confident writing ability, strong sense of style, and commanding vocals. MTV referred to it as a “new summer playlist must-have,” and Consequence of Sound stated “There’s a sense of energy and confidence around the latest release from singer-songwriter CeCe.”
Susie M is a recording Gospel/ Christian music artist based in London UK.
Susie is a lover of God and a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. She started singing at the age of six and was appointed the lead singer of the children’s Sunday School choir at her local church. Susie’s Sunday school teacher discovered her singing talent and since then, music has been part of Susie’s life.
There’s a pastoral calm to the string play in the single “Weary Old Highway” that draws us back to a simpler time in the history of Americana, where the aesthetic was less an influence and more a force of culture all on its own.
Neither complicated by construction nor filled with any of the synthesized filler that has become increasingly common in mainstream country music over the past twenty years, “Weary Old Highway” brings together Jim Hurst with Darin and Brooke Aldridge for what feels like one of the more moving collaborative moments I’ve come in contact with this spring, at least out of this genre in particular. From the moment we get into the guts of the opening verses, there’s a markedly strong hesitance in the beat as if to suggest that this road the players are traveling down is one that will be beset with regret and growth the same. The lyrics add to this powerful suggestion, and although the imagery is quite vivid, I don’t think you can accuse anyone here of overthinking the concept. This is pure for sure, and it’s coming at the perfect time this year.
The arrangement in “Weary Old Highway” is pretty cut and dry, and I would even say that because of its black and white stylization we’re able to better appreciate the vocal skills that are working their way into the spotlight at one moment or another here. though I don’t think they needed to be as heavy on the front end, the strings here are profoundly delicate and give us the right kind of counterpart to the singing, which is delivered to us with a colorful panache that I wish I heard more of in this genre these days.
From one verse to the next, we cannot evade the harmonies that are filling in the edges in this single, which is probably the number one reason why I would describe “Weary Old Highway” as magnetizing no matter how in love with the country music scene you are (or aren’t). It’s highly melodic, and in an age filled with chiptune-driven hooks, it feels especially organic to put it quite mildly.
Between the surprising chemistry that Jim Hurst has with the Aldridges and the general sense of equilibrium that we find in the structure of this song, I would have to say that “Weary Old Highway” is a big win for these players, and likely something that’s going to bring both acts a lot of attention from the press on all sides of the dial this year.
This is unquestionably a hot moment for the Americana revival movement, and with Hurst’s significantly more relaxed pace in this performance, I think he’s making it clear that he’s aligning himself with the puritans of his scene far more than he is with anyone creating hybrid harmonies in the studio right now. This is old school and unabashedly so, which is what a lot of listeners have been demanding for the better part of the last few years.
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While living and recording in Guelph, Ontario, brothers Connor and Duncan Ivany have been pursuing full-time careers in organic farming and conservation, both with a strong passion for the environment. They have been creating, recording and performing Indie-folk-rock music which has been inspired by the likes of: Bahamas, Bruce Springsteen, Zac Brown Band and Blue Rodeo.
The North Coast Band is trying to elicit the listeners into the feeling of adventure and folklore. With “Ohio In The Distance,” The North Coast Band try to embrace Canadiana storytelling and want listeners to hear a full sound to accompany it to give it the feel of a tall tale.
Studio D’lux Releases New Single “Ain’t Good Enough” (Feat. Bill Champlin) + Official Music Video
ELIS NOA Announce I Was Just About To Leave LP [FFO: Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Jordan Rakei, Jacob Banks]
Uji Shares “Kinto” Single + Video via Wonderland | ‘TIMEBEING’ LP Due October 21 via ZZK Records
Today, Argentinian electronic music producer Uji shares “Kinto,” the second single off his forthcoming album, TIMEBEING, due October 21 via ZZK Records. The track comes alongside an accompanying music video, part of the record’s 8-part film, directed by Jazmin Calvarami.
Finnish Artist/Comedian, The Mattoid, Returns After a 14 Year Hiatus
Olmo shares his mighty new single ‘Whatever Works’
Today Olmo shares his stellar new single ‘Whatever Works’ ahead of his upcoming album ‘The Trunk’ due for release on the 10th of June.
Katy J Pearson Shares New Single “Alligator” || Out on Heavenly Recordings / PIAS
The accompanying video, directed by Edie Lawrence, features an eclectic cameo list including Paul McGann (reprising a somewhat familiar character from Withnail & I) and Tom Gould (of the band Pottery).
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH: new video “Psychlopean Dread” available
Says the band: “Psychlopean Dread is the second track from our upcoming album and another Cosmic Horror-themed song. It’s one of those songs that started with a simple riff in the rehearsal room and came together pretty quickly. It’s also the first song that was started and finished when we returned to a power trio format with our bassist Menno fronting the band. The video was produced and edited by our friend Collyn McCoy from the band Circle of Sighs.”
Watch annonXL’s “WAY DOWN” Official Video For Their New Single and Contribution to the Hardly Art Singles Series
Courting Announce Debut Album ‘Guitar Music’ || New Track “Loaded” Out Now on PIAS
Today, Liverpool four-piece Courting return with details of their much-anticipated debut album Guitar Music, which is due out September 23 via [PIAS]. To mark the announcement the band will also share the official video tomorrow morning for their new single titled “Loaded,” which follows the release of last month’s critically acclaimed track “Tennis”.
Recorded in Copenhagen in September 2020, BYE BYE TSUNAMI’s debut EP sees the core trio – Lorenzo Colocci (flute, flaubosax, electronics), Søren Høi (drums), and Uldis Vitols (bass) – joined by guest vocalist Praytell, the record mixed by Marco Colocci and completed with art by Nathan L.
Theo Tams Shares Official “FBG” Music Video
Featuring the classic flow of rapper Karma Rivera, “FBG” and Trilogy III as a whole represent an unapologetic and bold stride forward in Tams’ career, asserting his confidence as an artist and songwriter.
Louisville’s The Homies Get Hype Like Williams in “Shake” Video
ALAN PARSONS ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’
Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of the upcoming new studio album, From The New World, by the legendary Alan Parsons on July 15, 2022. Fans can get their first preview of the new album with the release of the single and music video, ‘Uroboros’ which features vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw of STYX.
Alice Boman Announces New Album ‘The Space Between’ || Shares Single “Night and Day” on Play It Again Sam
Today, Web3 decentralized audio streaming platform Tamago announced their seed round raise, which reached $1M in funding via Block0, Move Capital, Daedalus, Human Guild, and Big Brain Holdings. The platform, which launched in March of this year, is nearing 1000 tracks on platform with over 700 users and 45,000 minutes of streamed content thus far. Additionally, Tamago announced a trove of exclusive NFTs and music drops coming to the platform this summer, including exclusive content from the likes of Felix Da Housecat, Paramida, Tiga, Deep Aztec, and Rose Bonica.
Superorganism release new single “On & On” – 2nd LP out July 15
As the release of Superorganism’s second album World Wide Pop moves closer (due July 15th), the quintet are pleased to reveal a fourth song from the record. Entitled “On & On”, it is the most upfront pop moment of World Wide Pop and cloaks the existential lyrics with the band’s idiosyncratic production. The track delves into the relentless and repetitive treadmill of life as Orono sings: “Am I insane or is it now the normal way? / Reason’s out, just hope and pray / And switch off till it goes away”
DESERT CLOUDS Release Video For “Mamarse”
Stoner rockers DESERT CLOUDS have released a video for their song “Mamarse”. The song is taken from their album Planexit which came out recently via Mandrone Records.
Katrina Ford (Celebration) Shares “Go Deep” Single + Video via Cool Hunting | Solo Self-Titled EP Out June 24 via Violin Films
Today, singer-songwriter Katrina Ford (of Celebration and Mt Royal) shares “Go Deep,” the fourth single off her debut solo EP, due June 24 via Violin Films, along with an accompanying collage-like video, made by Ford herself.
TODAY: Juno award winner David Myles shares silky and swaying single “Mystery”
The Happy Fits share official music video for “Dance Alone,” filmed at the Cameo Villa + EU/UK tour dates
Reo Cragun and Kid Ink new music video Light Show
Finnish Extreme Metal Band ANZILLU Sign With M-Theory Audio
Finnish extreme metal phenoms ANZILLU – whose sound is punctuated by buzz-saw guitar riffs delivered with equal amounts of dexterous shredding and pummeling brute force – have signed with M-Theory Audio. The group’s as-yet-untitled debut full-length is currently set to be unleashed at the beginning of 2023. In the meantime, ANZILLU’s first single “Needles (On My Nerves)” is available for streaming now, and the music video for the song is available to view at –
Skope: Hercules & Love Affair + ANOHNI single: “One”
Today we have released the latest single “One” from queer art dance phenomenon, a ferocious, vital composition with lynchpin collaborator ANOHNI and drummer Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees). “One” is a powerful clarion call to the othered and disenfranchised riding in on a wave of tribal beats as ANOHNI’s singular, cinematic vocals urgently call upon ancient Pagan forces in the universe to rise up against the patriarchy and renew.
MisterWives Explosive New Double Single Releases + Visuals
Infectious, cathartic, and embracing darker notes, “Where Do We Go From Here” is a slight departure for the band sonically and lyrically. MisterWives further explains, “it’s what happens when trust is broken and rather than running from the anger, fear and jealousy that comes with that, we made a 4 minute soundtrack for those complex and uncomfortable emotions.”
Hard Rock Band DALI VAN GOGH Present Their Lyric Video For “Boneyard”
NPR Approved Dream Pop: TERMINATOR x DYNASTY COLLECTION
Polartropica is the music endeavor of Los Angeles based, dreamy space-pop artist, Cherise Wu. Born in Taiwan yet raised in California, Wu has created a fantastical dreamland, successfully combining quirky pop melodies, futuristic synths and classical string arrangements, resulting in a genre of ethereal fantasy dream rock that you’ve never heard before.
DREAMDOLL DROPS ICY HOT MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ICE CREAM DREAM” FEATURING FRENCH MONTANA
TAFOYA SHARE SINGLE “LONG TIME AGO” Via V13
Chicago based Rock ‘n Roll band TAFOYA announce their debut EP Freedom (out June 17th) and share their second single off the project “Long Time Ago”, out May 20th. Already a big name in Chicago and having performed all over the midwest, the EP marks the group’s first official release since forming in 2021. “Long Time Ago”, a song that Mike Tafoya calls a sort of “autobiography”, starts off with a “snake-charmer” intro that quickly unfolds into the sort of vivacious and driving classic rock sound that Mike Tafoya has been delivering for decades. From the intelligently crafted guitar melodies and chord progressions to the deep and illustrative lyrics, TAFOYA are serving a powerful message behind a rich wall of Rock ‘n Roll sound.
SKY FERREIRA Unveils “Don’t Forget”
Released in March 2019, “Downhill Lullaby” marked Ferreira’s first new original song since 2013. NME said, “The pop outsider’s first release in six years feels like the beginning of an ambitious new era…Ferreira’s return serves as proof that exceptional things can come to those who wait.” Vulture noted, “‘Downhill Lullaby’ shares more in common with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds than Ferreira’s own earliest singles…It’s the voice of a woman who won’t take her suffering alone.” Pitchfork named “Downhill Lullaby” as one of the best songs of 2019 and praised it as “a five-and-a-half-minute, goth-noir, chamber pop piece – with strings – that could have easily closed an episode of the revived ‘Twin Peaks.’”
NEW HIT SONG: UFFEII – Pick it up
Magic Arm returns with the mesmeric glitch of ‘432’
With accompanying film to concrete-in the frequently used, critical terms ‘cinematic’ and ‘widescreen’, Magic Arm – also known as multi-instrumental off-grid explorer of vivid soundscape, Marc Rigelsford – sets the kindling glowing on his first album release in nearly ten years. Lifted from lost recordings completed in the sanctuary of a former whiskey distillery on the Manchester fringes, 432 is the first listeners familiar with Magic Arm’s first two, accessibly experimental albums will hear of new long-player, Dance Mania.
We at Clubbed Thumb along with Flower Power Records are happy to bring you the new album from Black Market Karma “Aped Flair and Hijacked Ideas”. A psychedelic carousel of syrupy melody and liquid audio.
The title of the album is a tongue in cheek reference to the idea that nothing is truly original. Influence is a beautiful infinite web connecting all art.
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WACO Reveal Video For New Single ‘Hardships Will Happen’ Out Now (Venn Records)
Following a raucous appearance at Manchester Punk Festival last month, London cosmic punk favourites WACO are proud to reveal the video for their new single ‘Hardships Will Happen’ which is released 25th May 2022 on all good digital service providers.
The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming third album released Autumn 2022 via Gallows’ label Venn Records (Bob Vylan, Witch Fever, Static Dress, WARGASM), with further details TBA over the coming months.
RYL0 brings her spectacular best on new stellar EP, ‘I’m the Worst!!’
As one of the few black women in the Hyperpop sound-scape, RYL0 is one of the most exciting new voices coming out of the emerging scene. The LA-based, New Jersey-bred, left-field pop mastermind builds worlds around her public image. An enchanting creative process that has endeared fans to her charismatic music and candid online presence. Following her ‘I’m the Best!!’ mixtape last summer. RYL0 began to ascend within the Hyperpop scene, landing on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’, ‘hyperpop’ and ‘Fresh Finds’ playlists; gracing the latter as its cover star.
Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts Post “Don’t You Think It’s Time” Music Video, The Voice Of Pride, Furyon & Colour Of Noise
UK classic rockers MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS have released a animation music video for their fourth single ‘Don’t You Think It’s Time’, the track is taken from the sophomore album ‘Mission’, which will be out on July 29th, 2022. The song relates to bereavement and the affects of such loss. MATT MITCHELL is the former singer of PRIDE, FURYON and COLOUR OF NOISE. The YouTube video can be viewed here:
Dundee-based emerging rapper and producer MC Salum creates an atmospheric cut ‘Bambooz Me ft. Nayme’, released 25th May via Big Indie Records. Describing ‘that’ infatuating feeling of seeing someone for the first time, ‘Bambooz Me’ carries a fresh energetic touch, filled with his own zeal for life. Following his first post debut-album single release ‘We Talkin ft. Jazz’ earlier this year, MC Salum promises more collaborations and even bigger moves in the latter half of this year.
DAVIDO’S DEEPLY PERSONAL NEW VIDEO
See the world through a ‘glitter filter’! Japanese girl group FAKY release ‘Diamond Glitter’, the lead song and video from their first full album
The next-generation Japanese girl group FAKY released new single ‘Diamond Glitter’ today, May 25. This is the lead track from their forthcoming first full-length album, which is set for release on Wednesday, October 19. The new digital single is accompanied by a music video, also released today.
LA-based, non-binary Korean-American guitarist – NoSo (real name Abby Hwong) – has shared the opening track from their upcoming debut LP ‘Stay Proud Of Me,’ out July 8th via Partisan.
“Parasites” was written in the wake of NoSo’s recovery from top surgery as a message to their younger self, celebrating their newfound physical + emotional freedom: “The parasites, removed from your skin / And so lovely to meet you again / So lovely to be born again.” The song is accompanied by a moving self-directed music video, marking Hwong’s directorial debut.
TROLLFEST Reveals New Party-Anthem “All Drinks On Me” + Music Video
At the start of February, indie-rock troubadour Divided Heaven released their fourth and most ambitious full length, titled Oblivion. The album included a slew of musical guests and tracks produced by Charlie Stavish (Jenny Lewis, Vacation Manor), Tim van Doorn (Joe McMahon, Tim Vantol), Mike Biancaniello (5 Seconds to Summer), and UK folk powerhouse Frank Turner. Oblivion is an eclectic mix of pop, folk, and indie rock all wrapped in a punk mindset with soaring production quality. One of the two Frank Turner produced tracks on Oblivion is titled “Beginning of the End” and Divided Heaven put together a music video for it that is currently streaming at BrooklynVegan. The video is a playful twist on killing off former incarnations of Jeff Berman/Divided Heaven in order to make room for Oblivion to shine. Oblivion is available now on all of your preferred streaming platforms and physical copies can be purchased from both A-F Records (US/CA) and Gunner Records (UK/EU).
RODDY RACKZZ RELEASES “REALEST RICHEST YOUNGIN (REMIX) FEAT. PEEZY” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Roddy Rackzz raps with poise and urgency. Hailing from West Baltimore, the 24-year-old brings the grittiness of his city to his warm sing-raps, emphasizing sincerity and storytelling in solemn hits like “Never Enough.” Over the last few years, he’s made songs that detail life’s highs and lows. Tough memories of his rise from nothing are cut through with a feeling of aspiration.
JB SOMERS ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP + NEW SINGLE “LEAVE IT BEHIND”
Budding Nashville-based pop singer/songwriter JB Somers officially announces his debut EP They Say I’ve Changed slated for release during PRIDE month, June 15th. The announcement is accompanied by Somer’s second single and visual for “Leave it Behind” and follows the recent release of “There For Me” which acquired praise from the Montgomery Advertiser, Instinct Magazine, and The Honey Pop.
JULIA BHATT Releases Colorful, Indie-Pop “Karma,” Debut Album ‘it is what it is’ out July 20
Written when she was 16, “Karma” was recorded at the same time as the original version of “Miami” (which is included on the album). “I wrote it pretty early on, so it’s really nice to see that it’s held up in my eyes. It has a lot of meaning to me. I don’t want to say much more than that, but I recorded it with some friends from high school, and for the resources we had, it was pretty good. Shoutout to Jacob, Ben, Ryan, and Leo.”
Momma share new single and video, “Lucky” | New album, “Household Name”, out July 1st on Lucky Number
Joshua Idehen – I Got You Every Step Of The Way (For Leone Ross)
Striking while the iron is hot, Joshua Idehen releases the second instalment of his forthcoming project, ‘I Got You Every Step Of The Way (For Leone Ross)’. The release piggy backs off of the recent successes of single ‘Don’t You Give Up On Me’ which quickly gained praise from Clash Mag, Trench, The Quietus, Afropunk, Notion and Fred Perry. It comes as no surprise that Idehen has been named under NME’s 2021 ‘Ones To Watch’ and has contributed vocals for two Mercury Nominated albums.
Alt-rocker Moon Walker shares new dark, synthy single + surreal video, “I’m Afraid I’ll Go To Heaven” + announces sophomore LP
Ganser announces new EP ‘Nothing You Do Matters’, produced by Liars’ Angus Andrew, out Oct. 5th on Felte!
In the era of Ganser’s Just Look At That Sky delightfully descended on the world in July of 2020, I do admit that I mostly did find myself looking skyward, though that looking was often colored by an ever-present anxiety. My city was coming apart and maybe your city was coming apart too. Maybe atop the buildings of your downtowns there were guns, and men in fatigues. Maybe in front of the libraries, there were tanks, maybe in front of the food banks, there were army patrols. And yet, maybe you found an album or some tunes that reflected the times, which means both everything and nothing at all now, as time fractures into small, elastic shapes, some jagged, some joyful. An album of a moment must require malleability – songs that hold several songs within them.
British Artist VIVIENNE CURE Returns With Her New Single & Video “Paranoia”
Vivienne Cure is a British born musician and visual artist, her work has blended elements of experimental sound scape doom metal and alternative gothic rock. Her collection of musical works lay at the centre of a vortex swirling fragments of deeply personal memories driven by her inner conflict and her reaction to societies collective sadness.
Out Today: Sweet Pill’s ‘Where the Heart Is’
Philadelphia’s Sweet Pill write eruptive emo songs that embrace the edges of pop and hardcore. The kind of band whose members are fully immersed in their local scene—through a handful of notable side projects and the show-promoting Philly staple 4333 Collective—the quintet’s sound takes wide-spectrum influence from its environment. The result is an amalgam of complex song structures and flourishes of technical acumen, wholly unconcerned with genre, yet evoking the specific styles of touchstones such as Paramore and Circa Survive.
MISS MAY I Releases “Bleed Together” Video Today – Curse of Existence Album drops September 2
“‘Bleed Together’ describes the connection a parent has with their child and the lengths they are willing to go to be there for them. It is a natural instinct for a parent to want to guard their child and for some that still seems to be something that was missing in their life. This song is from my perspective and an emotional follow up to our song ‘Hey Mister’ which describes the lack of a father figure around in one’s life.” – Levi Benton
Beach Rats Share New Single “Heavy Conversation” Ahead Of New Album
Epitomizing the high-energy raucous nature of the project, guitarist Brian Baker shares that “It’s loose, it’s imperfect, don’t overthink it.” He goes on to say, “It’s the experience of doing it. The time travel, that’s what it’s about.” Comprised of vocalist Ari Katz (Lifetime), guitarist Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls,) bassist Bryan Kienlen (Bouncing Souls,) guitarist Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat) & Danny Windas on drums, the gang of seasoned musicians are here to transport you back to the essence of 80’s hardcore punk.
The Airborne Toxic Event Release “Faithless” Video
The Airborne Toxic Event has released their video for the single “Faithless,” which was filmed live at their recent homecoming headlining show at the historic Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The music video is an homage to the “filmed live” music video format of the 80s.
The live video from “Faithless” comes from the band’s epic concert at the Greek, which featured a surprise appearance by Finneas. A long time Airborne Toxic Event fan, the Grammy Award winner joined the band for a rousing version of “Graveyard Near The House,” a song from the band’s second album All At Once.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Releases Third Single ‘The Sleeper’ From Forthcoming Album ‘When the Lights Go’
Today, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs releases ‘The Sleeper’, a 4 minute ballad that is a window into the difficult emotions of love and relationships. The track marks the third release from the forthcoming album ‘When the Lights Go’ due out in July on his own label imprint Nice Age.
Sizzy Rocket begins new era with “Rebel Revolution”
An electrically charged rock ‘n roll paean to self-love and transformation, “Rebel Revolution” sees Rocket joining forces with longtime collaborator Benny Reiner and 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated super-producer Fernando Garibay, known for his work with Lady Gaga on such era-defining albums as 2011’s 4x RIAA platinum milestone, Born This Way.
Protoje Stands Still on “Incient Stepping”
Protoje reminds fans that the pursuit for peace is as much mental as it is a physical journey on “Incient Stepping,” his next single and video to drop from his anticipated summer LP (In.Digg.Nation Collective/RCA Records).
LA music pioneer Carlos Niño Announces EXTRA PRESENCE album ft. Shabazz Palaces, Sam Gendel via International Anthem
Today International Anthem shares details for EXTRA PRESENCE, a double LP album by Carlos Niño & Friends, available in record stores and on digital music platforms Friday July 22nd, 2022. The album is a 90 minute, 17-track collection showcasing the Los Angeles modern music scene pioneer Niño’s unique, highly developed, self-described “Spiritual, Improvisational, Space Collage” sound, and featuring an incredible cast of collaborators (including Jamael Dean, Nate Mercereau, Shabazz Palaces, Deantoni Parks, Sam Gendel, Laraaji, Jamire Williams, Iasos, and more). A single lead track “WaterWavesArrival” (featuring Jesse Peterson) is available on all digital music platforms today, and the full album is available for pre-order on vinyl, cassette & digital via IARC.
DERMOT KENNEDY RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SOMETHING TO SOMEONE’
End It bring you to the Hardcore Playa Haters’ Ball in video for “Hatekeeper”
Created during the gut-punch of the past two years of the pandemic, road companions FØES and HEATED teamed up to assemble the succinct but damaging War On Everything split. With two songs from each band, War On Everything is complete and total war against the environments we are subjected to, and an all-out assault against themselves in the physical and mental stress ridden times we find ourselves, here in America in 2022.
Star2 is a Thai-born, San Diego-based artist who is a proven storyteller through his dramatic life experiences. Since he was young, he’s been torn between two worlds: from escaping a refugee camp on the Thai/Myanmar border to finding his place in the money-based lifestyle of the United States. Even when it came to breaking into the rap industry, the creative had to constantly prove himself worthy as one of the few Asian-American artists on the scene. After multiple successful back-to-back hits like “Run Away,” “Thinkin Bout You,” and “Real Life,” the multi-dimensional artist has solidified his name amongst the next generation of artists ready to bring substance and lyrical intention back into the hip-hop game. Now, he is debuting his single “Big Bands,” from the Real Life EP, with rap icon and hero $tupid Young.
“Big Bands” is all about the come-up, grinding away day and night to finally see your dream come to fruition. On the track, Star2 collabs with noted gold-record, Long Beach rapper $tupid Young. Discussing the collab, he says, “$tupid Young reps the Asian community and paved the way for all Asian rappers in the industry.” Star2 has forged a unique sound that moves listeners to feel and relate to his life experiences. He’s paid his dues. He’s earned the right to flex his accomplishments by gaining a loyal fan base among his Ka-ren community and an international following now too. His breezy rap flows are layered over a fresh, bouncy beat that speak to his coming-of-age youth in the streets of City Heights, San Diego, his determined rise to success, and at times his sampling the finer aspects of life in Southern California. In true Star2 fashion, the music video is out-of-the-box and unique. Inspired by Grand Theft Auto and animated by Serbian artist Lubomir Atan, Star2 steps into his own version of the popular game rolling with $tupid Young as the two cruise in luxury through the virtual streets after they pull-off a bank heist – Star2 in the getaway car and $tupid Young as the robber – and then hit a strip club, where they make it rain with the money. The video captures the reckless fun of GTA that matches the high energy of the song.
Nick Phoenix doesn’t have anything to prove. His ongoing work as one half of film music outfit Two Steps from Hell more than occupies his time, especially considering their pending European tour and status as the #1 streaming film music artist working today. Such lofty heights, however, haven’t dampened Phoenix’s desire to write and play songs with a band. His 2021 release King of One announced his return to writing songs for a band configuration and its follow-up, Wide World, improves on that fine debut in almost every meaningful respect.
He doesn’t veer too far afield from the vision powering his film work. Several of the top-shelf cuts included on the album possess cinematic inclinations and the title cut/opener is among them. The mid-tempo pace for “Wide World” builds surprising energy as it develops, and Phoenix orchestrates its peaks to land in all the right places. The album’s second track “Rise Up” boasts much of the same orchestrated template we hear with the opener, but on an even grander scale than before. Phoenix goes to great pains constructing the proper mood, hushed at first, before transitioning into the first of the song’s dramatic zeniths.
“Always On” moves away from a cinematic atmosphere into scaled down intimacy. It has a light roots-rock roll present throughout the song and the piano expands the track’s rhythmic dimensions, but it nonetheless retains a quiet and unassuming mood. “Andromeda”, however, returns Phoenix and his listeners to the world of the second song. He opts for a longer build-up this time around though and also makes the crucial move of essentially breaking the track into three distinct “movements”. The guitar during the song’s final section is especially powerful.
Some may say Phoenix has a very systematic way of writing many songs. He works to a formula on several Wide World cuts, with variations, and another of its wide-screen moments arrives with the track “That Won’t Stand”. The addition of strings is an especially notable move for this recording and the resulting classical influence heard throughout the song underlines its art-pop sensibility. “Tumblin’ Down” brings the rock, albeit in a thoroughly modern fashion, and there’s biting lead guitar in the song’s second half that raises the track’s temperature.
“Row” is, arguably, the closest thing on the collection to an outright ballad. The duet between Phoenix’s voice and the piano is the heart of the song, but its surrounding adornments aren’t shallow gloss. Every track on the album carries emotional weight and never feels overwrought despite the obvious sonic ambitions on display. The finale “He Knows Enough” takes those ambitions to their pinnacle. It’s a track that unites Phoenix’s various strands into a single colorful thread. The second and final section of the track is its indisputable apex as Phoenix blends piano, crunching guitar, and emotional vocals as the crowning touches of the album’s greatest song. Wide World sets the bar higher than ever before for Nick Phoenix’s music, but there’s ample evidence of Phoenix possessing the necessary talents to soar even higher.
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Atlanta crossover neanderthals TURN COLD, in conspiracy with Asheville black thrash maniacs ALL HELL, are pleased to announce a summer spectacle of heavy metal madness across the circle pits of the east coast. This July – HELL FREEZES OVER.
Their latest eponymous EP is another unapologetic homage to classic thrash and hardcore. No neck is safe from the weekend bangover.
Chelsea Rose shares new single & video “Fallin'” via Under The Radar
“I never intended to write a spoken word song, but this one just came out that way, so I went with it. “Fallin'” tells the story of falling in love while out on the road; it tells the story of closeness, distance, longing, and an eventual ending of falling back into loneliness. Sometimes when I’m crushed and really going through heartbreak, writing is the only way to process and heal.” –Chelsea Rose
TANDM Release Cover of Accidentally In Love
TANDM is a Toronto-based indie pop duo consisting of Maxine Beck-Sinderby whose distinctive vocals and catchy reverb-filled guitar riffs are driven forward by the energy of Thomas’ dynamic drum flourishes. Together, they tell complex stories of the bittersweet personal pleasures and conflicts experienced in young adulthood.
In the midst of preparing their third EP, TANDM offer “Accidentally In Love,” their optimistic and hopeful cover of the Counting Crows’ song from Shrek 2.
Chicago sludge lords PALE HORSEMAN are streaming their formidable new single “Exile” over at Invisible Oranges. Landing ahead of the split album shared with BUZZHERD, “Exile” brings an imposing atmosphere with a crushing sound.
“The song was written by Eric Ondo and he does lead vocals on that one. It was the first song we completed of the new batch of songs, and it’s been a band favorite ever since. It was written during and inspired by the lockdown phase of the COVID pandemic here in the Chicago area. Ultimately the lyrical content ended up being about multiple plagues that have wiped out large numbers of people over the centuries, and how mankind has responded to managing the spread of the plagues. It also touches on the level of care/lack of care given to the infected and dying individuals, including the disposal of the contaminated corpses.” – Andre Miguel Almaraz
UFOMAMMUT Posts Official Visuals Version Of Ninth LP, Fenice, Out Now On Neurot Recordings; European Tour Underway
For more than two decades, UFOMAMMUT has combined the heaviness and majesty of dynamic riff worship with a nuanced understanding of psychedelic tradition and history in music, creating a cosmic, futuristic, and technicolor sound destined for absolute immersion. Fenice, “phoenix” in Italian, represents endless rebirth and the ability to start again after everything seems doomed. The album is the first recording with new drummer Levre joining Poia and Urlo, marking a new chapter in the band’s history and unveiling a more intimate, free sound for the group.
DaeDreamr And Danny G. Wash Down Their Worries With Song Of The Summer “All Good”
Enter the daydream that is “All Good”, a worry free track that exudes positivity from the Nashville pop producer Jay Putty, otherwise known as DaeDreamr. Written by Jay Putty and Danny Guarino, the artists capture that serene feeling of letting go and being carefree once again. With its fresh pop and R&B elements, “All Good” transports the listener to a sunny day, walking down the sidewalk with ice cream in hand, and not a care in the world.
Rap Icons Jim Jones and Maino Team up as ‘The Lobby Boyz’, Announces New Album Releasing May 27th via ONErpm
New York bred royalty Jim Jones and Maino have teamed up as the iconic duo of Lobby Boyz. Their self-titled album releasing May 27th, shows the dynamic sounds of New York City bringing together all the heavy hitters currently in the rap game. The features on the Lobby Boyz album include Fivio Foreign, Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Young M.A. & many others.
Crush Club & Amazonian Rockstar Team Up For the Pure Summer Joy of “Bohanna”
Queer joy and summer vibes abound on disco-house duo Crush Club’s new single “Bohanna”, with long-term collaborator and non-binary vocalist Amazonian Rockstar. Bells and rhythmic percussion introduce a track imbued with the joy of a hot summer’s day and the unbridled joy that can only come from spending a long day in the sun with friends.
New Video From Lute ‘Like Wine’ Out Now On Dreamville/Interscope Records
After crafting an entrancing debut, headlined by his gripping issues with anxiety and self-doubt, North Carolina MC Lute quenched fans’ thirst for more music with his deluxe release of Gold Mouf, including “Luther’s Freestyle,” “Run It Back,” and “Like Wine.” The latter receives the visual treatment from 12VY as GRAMMY-Award winner DJ Drama bolsters Lute’s lyrical exercise with his braggadocios adlibs. Standing in front of a fleet of cars, including a cherry red BMW, Lute’s confidence reigns supreme as he barks at his detractors with a series of jabs: “Shit, so fuck who ain’t believin’ me/ Can never say I’m wack, ’cause you rap niggas never seein’ me.” “Like Wine” comes on the heels of Lute’s recently released videos “Eye to Eye” and “Changes.”
California Roots Music & Arts Festival to Broadcast LiveFor Cali Roots Live – The Return!
California Roots Music and Arts Festival is excited to return, after a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, on May 26th! And for those who are unable make it to Monterey County Fair and Event Center this year, the festival is thrilled to announce the return of Cali Roots Live – The Return, the livestreaming event for Cali Roots 2022.
Music Connection Magazine Calls Anita Squeeze one of the Top unsigned bands in the US
Anita Squeeze is the first in a new breed of Real Rock N Roll bands to impact the Los Angeles music scene. Their Five Song Self Titled Debut EP is stacked to the rim with 5 powerful melody drivin, foot stomping, sing along anthems that will keep you captivated til the end.
CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING sign to EMI and share huge new single “Full Round Table” | Watch the video now
New Music: Indigo Eyes announces new UKG-Inspired EP ‘Late Nights’, out 22nd June and releases the infectious new cut ‘In My Head’, out today
His forthcoming EP is set to be a bold step forward for the producer at the helm. While his formative work saw him explore a rich and atmospheric texture of chill house, his latest material sees him blend those formative ideals with a more UKG-inspired direction, making for a fresh and enticing listen throughout.
Music Submission: Duppy Nesta
Gee dem by Duppy Nesta is a unique afrobeat/Afro pop sound with catchy lyrics and an authentic west African Afro beat. The artist “Duppy” also incorporates trap elements in his style of deliver and vocal texture. A banger in every sense, enjoy.
Märvel premiere music video for “Hot Nite in Dallas”
High energy rock’n’roll trio Märvel launch a music video for the track “Hot Nite in Dallas”. A cover of Moon Martin’s 1978 number, “Hot Nite in Dallas” is featured on Märvel’s recently released, 9th studio album “Graces Came with Malice”. Now, the Swedes premiere the official music video for the track via Metal Injection.
Edinburgh-based artist/producer Becca Shearing, aka SHEARS, dropped the brilliant Mind in Decline EP back in October 2021 and since then hasn’t stopped working. Alongside some collaborations she’s been hidden away in her home studio mapping out the future for SHEARS. Today she’s releasing “Blurry” – and it’s an enormous electropop banger.
OUT TODAY: AMUNDA – Isn’t This What You Want? (FFO Missy Elliott, ALUNA)
From leading the acclaimed bands Operator Please (straight out of school) and Bossy Love, Amandah Wilkinson has spent most of her teenage and adult life front and centre in the music industry. A decade and a half into her frankly incredible career she recently took the bold step of going solo as AMUNDA. Following on from debut track “Did You Get That?”, she’s back with a second incredible single of 2022 in the shape of “Isn’t This What You Want?”.
Indie-pop artist Blonds shares sun-soaked single ‘Yesterday’
Blonds is the musical project of professional painter and musician Luciano Thomas. Having studied oil painting at the University of California Santa Barbara, and written multi-instrumental music since a young age, Luciano takes his talents “wherever the ideas go.” Now Blonds is back with an indie-pop offering ‘Yesterday’, a sun-soaked single that blends timeless guitar pop with punk infused vocals. Blonds not only brings to life the sunset inspiration for the track through warmth-imbued soundscapes but also with the single artwork, which is taken from a composition Blonds painted himself.
Courting announce debut album “Guitar Music” + share new single “Loaded” | New album out 23rd September via Play It Again Sam
Today, Liverpool four-piece Courting return with details of their much anticipated debut album “Guitar Music”, which is due out 23rd September via Play It Again Sam. To mark the announcement the band have also shared a new single titled “Loaded”, which follows the release of last month’s critically acclaimed track “Tennis”.
SORCHA RICHARDSON RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE + VIDEO ‘ARCHIE’
Today Irish singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson returns with a new single and accompanying music video “Archie” via Faction, the first taste of her forthcoming second album. The release comes hot on the heels of a European tour supporting her compatriot Villagers and as Sorcha plays two special shows in LA and London, including a James Vincent McMorrow-curated event at the Barbican tomorrow, May 26th.
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The Wilful Boys Release New Video Ahead of This Weekend’s Release Show!
After 8 years playing around New York and the rest of the US, The Wilful Boys are hitting Brooklyn Made on Friday May 27th to launch their third record, World Ward Word Sword. Arriving on venerable punk label Big Neck Records (home to Lost Sounds, Baseball Furies and more), the album is the band’s most exciting statement to date. Recorded by longtime associate Jordan Lovelace (Brandy, Pampers) at Spiceworld studio in Williamsburg, WWWS is a crusher of a record, running the gamut from sludgy punk to straight up rock. They will be joined by Aussie rockers C.O.F.F.I.N, currently on their maiden US tour, as well as local pals 95 Bulls and Pyrex.
Following a hugely successful headline tour in her home country, Danish doom pop star Rebecca Lou is pleased to announce a clutch of June 2022 UK live appearances including Long Division Festival and a headline show at The Grace, London on 12th June 2022.
[SKOPE MAG] ‘Ultimate Exemplar Of MARL0’s Cathartic, Introspective And All Too Relatable Songwriting’
London-based 21-year-old MARL0 recently released dreamy post breakup track ‘Time Will Tell’. The young songwriter wrote and produced the track in the garage of his parent’s home in Malibu which was then mixed and mastered by award-winning producer Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Elton John, Blondie).
Old Heavy Hands have released their single “Runaround” to coincide with the release of their beer “Small Fires.” The single is now streaming and available for download from all digital platforms. Nate Hall, guitarist/vocalis on the track, shared, “It’s a song that comes from a place of revelation. Sometimes we don’t realize that we’re the bad guy in our story. Runaround is about accepting that and changing the story. ”
The “Small Fires” Pilsner is a collaboration with the band’s friends at Little Brother Brewery. They chose a Pilsner because they wanted a crispy boy that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready for another. Coming in at 4.20% ABV this beer lets you enjoy the show and not forget the party.
Indie-Punk band Sun Spots share new single and video “Loosey”
BERRIES – Release video for: “We Are Machines” || Announce UK Tour Dates
Gabe Gurnsey Announces New Album ‘Diablo’ || First Track “Push” Out Today on Fantasy Sound /PIAS
Super Shredder Joey Concepcion Drops New Single “Giant Spider Attack On The City!”
Guitar virtuoso and super shredder Joey Concepcion, from CT., drops an amazing new single called “Giant Spider Attack On The City” on Friday, May 20th, 2022 . Joey will drop a full length solo album very soon on the newly formed record label Mindsnap Music, distributed by Von Artists, Ltd. (The Orchard). Joey C.’s new ripper of a song is out now and available worldwide on all major platforms!
Bush Tetras are excited to announce their upcoming West Coast tour supporting their Rhythm and Paranoia box set with Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) on drums. All upcoming shows & tour dates are listed below. In additon, the band will be performing a live session tomorrow (Wednesday 5/25) on Evan “Funk” Davies’ WFMU show which airs from 12 – 3PM. Front-woman Cynthia Sley had this to say about the exciting times for the band and their upcoming tour with their new drummer:
Powerhouse R&B Singer, Songwriter & Actor Simone Miller Reveals Heart-Wrenching “Older” Single & Video
Nothing hits harder and cuts deeper than midnight reflections on our life, wishing we could go back in time to warn ourselves of future heartache. It’s this encapsulating retelling so beautifully captured by Toronto R&B artist Simone Miller that makes her newest single, “Older” — available now — so breathtaking.
Anti-Pop Artist Dolo Tonight Announces New EP, Drops New Single
Today, Los Angeles based anti-pop artist Dolo Tonight announces his new EP ‘Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead’ via Epitaph Records. Since signing to the label, the multi-threat creative has earned an impressive 230K organic views on the music video for single “Tucson” and its follow up “Car Ride.” Today he shares a new track “Hotels” that feature his crooning vocals over buoyant production and warm acoustic guitar. When asked about the meaning behind the song, Dolo shares:
JACQUEES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SAY YEA” — OUT NOW!
He’s back with another sultry bedroom anthem as we slip into the warmer months of Summer. “Say Yea” rides a sexy and slow beat towards a climactic chorus from the powerhouse vocalist. He flaunts his dynamic range with a falsetto-fueled crescendo. Once again, it showcases his raw vocal prowess.
“Jaded” as in: lacking enthusiasm – Murdo Mitchell bears all
Join The Swarm With Quiescent Mantis And Their New Lyric Video For “Shake The Cage”
JAX Diaries Release New Single “I Gave My Life To Rock N Roll” + Official Music Video
“Right after the release of ‘When i turn I see the future’ and of our live-session at the Pink Noise Recording studio we found ourselves devastated having to deal with band members leaving for the most unknown reasons and having to re-build what we just created two years prior,” says Jaxon, the band’s vocalist.
ARY Releases “My Awe Sustains” Music Video
“I’ve always loved ‘music video’ as a concept,” shares ARY. “The thought of making visuals to fit the sound is intriguing. Working with Pernille and Herwig to create this magical, dark universe was such a fulfilling experience and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Emily + Shawn Reveal Their New R&B Pop Single “What You Got”
MOTHER NATURE ANNOUNCES NEW EP ‘NATURE’S WORLD ‘
Chicago hip hop duo Mother Nature have announced Nature’s World EP for June 10 via Closed Sessions. Their first project to come after the highly acclaimed SZNZ mixtape, the EP is a collaboration between the duo and Renzell of former Chicago production outfit, THEMpeople, and features theMIND and Mother Wata. A true representation of the new and old wave of Chicago music, listen to the first single “Don’t Worry”.
80purppp Navigates Through The Ups & Downs Of Intimacy In New EP ‘Je Sais’ & Video “Cliché?”
Rising rapper and singer 80purppp has released his new EP Je Sais via amuse. The project follows the release of last month’s EP, If Anything, and delves further into the arduous and dynamic journey of a relationship with each track marking a specific point in time from being hopelessly naive to slowly maturing as a relationship develops, changes, and eventually dies. Alongside the release of Je Sais, 80purppp has shared the video for “Cliché?” that gives us a close-up view of some of the most intimate and emotional moments shared between a couple during the initial phases of a relationship.
New Video: Pawz One & Evolve “Bo Jackson”
Pawz One & Evolve dropped their new music video for the track titled “Bo Jackson” today. The song is taken from their recenly released album titled “Random Act of Violence”, which is also the name of them as a duo. “Bo Jackson” is produced by Breeze, video is shot by Hectik and edited by Breeze. “Bo Jackson” and several other songs from the album was played on several radio stations including radio shows of DJ Premier and DJ Eclipse on SiriusXM.
California’s indie beach pop duo DWLLRS return with their new single “Blue Spirits” via Boom.Records. The melodic track kicks off with a minimalist guitar as an infectious drum pattern sets the tone for the lush vocals and strikes the gut, eliciting deep-seated emotion in the duo’s signature style. “Blue Spirits” touches on yearning and pushing through past hurt, reflecting and growing from the lessons found within the pain’s undertow. The song premiered earlier today on The Zane Lowe show on Apple music. Speaking on the track, the duo shared:
”Blue Spirits’ is about growing up and going through heartbreak. We all fade away eventually. We keep holding all these memories tight because they’re a big part of making us who we are. This song feels like I’m driving home from a breakup and realizing I’m free to do whatever I want again. If you’re down bad, this one’s for you.”
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VIDEO: TACHYS ft. YUNA ‘You Can Be My Guide’ out today + eponymous TACHYS debut album!
Also out today is their video for ‘You Can Be My Guide’, which features LA-based Malaysian singer Yuna, a phenomenal pop- and RnB artist, mostly known for her work with Usher, Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator and Jhene Aiko.
French indie-rock duo Équipe de Foot to release their third studio album “Geranium”, on June 10, 2022
Équipe de Foot is a French duo of singer-songwriters who record pop songs and play them much louder live in concert. Since their formation in 2015, Alex & Mike have played hundreds of gigs, from the sweaty basements of their hometown of Bordeaux to the stages of nationally renown festivals and European venues, making a solid name for their band, and little by little becoming part of the new wave of French rock, right beside bands like Lysitrata or Johnny Mafia.
TV Priest share new single ‘It Was Beautiful’, with a one-shot video – Extends 2022 International tour | New album ‘My Other People’ out 17th June via Sub Pop Records
Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says of the single, “‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”
Today sees rising star Cassyette release three brand-new tracks ‘Sad Girl Summer’, ‘Dead Roses’ and ‘Mayhem (Acoustic)’, out now via Cassyette’s independent label Devil Land. These tracks give us an insight of the range that will be displayed on Cassyette’s highly anticipated upcoming project, more details to follow.
DEJA – Beggin’
It’s no secret that DEJA holds the power to unlocking every girl’s inner confidence and challenging every man’s inner desires with her norm-defying singles, latest release ‘Beggin” being a prime example of that. Exploring the power of the female anatomy, DEJA illuminates the addictive nature and irresistible allure of the female flower. Dosed in pulsating beats and spikey exuberance, Corey K and Trey Qua’s production bring to life the signature seductive and gravitational pull of DEJA’s message.
NIGHTS LIKE THIEVES CELEBRATES ITS MUSIC INFLUENCES WITH NEW VIDEO FOR THE NOSTALGICALLY-DRIVEN “THESE DAYS”!
A commentary on the modern day struggles that people face just to be heard in a sea of white noise, US alternative quartet Nights Like Thieves offers a reprieve from the mundane with the band’s most recent release – the nostalgic “These Days”!
BALTES & ZÄYN : GODSHATTER is the first video single from the upcoming debut album
Northampton’s finest wordsmith Jah Digga lands with inspirational new track ‘Got To Go’.
Starting out as a freestyle on Jah Digga’s Instagram page that blew up over the pandemic, ‘Got To Go’ was produced by long-term collaborator Nick Stez. The jazz-inspired track is a collaboration of session musicians, with live saxophone, guitar, piano and flutes, all recorded together in the studio. ‘Got To Go’ was written when Jah Digga was in a vulnerable space during a dark time, tied up with a lot of bad energy. Writing it enabled him to release any negativity from his life and express exactly how he was feeling. Exploring his struggles with mental health, Jah speaks with refreshing honesty, using his lyrics to encourage listeners to do the same.
Dundalk, Ireland 5-piece Just Mustard have shared new track – “Seed” – from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Heart Under’- out this Friday May 27 via Partisan. “Seed” is a dark and dangerous album highlight that showcases the band’s more experimental side – the rhythm section bordering on techno, anchoring revving twin guitars that sound as though they’re feeding back from the underworld. Listen below and feel free to share:
OUT NOW: Award-Winning DJ and Producer The Toxic Avenger Releases Carbone Toxique EP
Award-winning French DJ and producer The Toxic Avenger has released his latest EP, Carbone Toxique on the 20th of May via Enchanté Records. On the EP, listeners will find the magnetic song, ‘87.6%’. The EP is an imaginary OST of the award-winning Carbone & Silicium and Shangri-La Slipcase comic by Mathieu Bablet, who also created the official artwork and visualizer for the EP. The comic won the best comics prize from the French national radio station FNAC/ France INter and the vinyl edition of the EP sold out in just three hours ahead of the release.
With another season of summer heat ahead, multi-Platinum country hitmaker Niko Moon is back on his mission to spread positive vibes – but this time he’s taking the long way to a “good time.”
Set to release his new EP COASTIN’ on June 10, the emerging RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville star is officially putting life on cruise control. Mixing organic beats and blue-sky optimism into a chill-country cocktail, it finds the laid-back maverick – hailed by Billboard as a “one-man party” – on a new road, dropping the seats back and cranking the windows down.
Soulful Duo ELIS NOA Share ‘Mad About You’ Single [FFO: Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Jordan Rakei, Jacob Banks]
Elegant soulful duo ELIS NOA released their single, ‘Mad About You’ on the 20th of May. The single is taken from their sophomore album, I Was Just About To Leave which will be released on the 27th of May via Las Vegas Records. The pair previously worked with Marco Kleebauer (Leyya and Bilderbuch) as well as Max Walch (Left Boy and Bilderbuch) and performed across Europe. In total, ELIS NOA have earned over 1.4 million plays across platforms with support from well-known international publications including Tonspion, NBHAP, Glamglare, Metal Magazine, Music Export and Everything Is Noise to name a few as well as MrSuicideSheep, FM4 and Oe1.
GAG SALON release ‘Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Pavement’
Frenetic art-rock quartet Gag Salon reveal new single ‘Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Pavement’ today, ahead of debut EP ‘Get A Load of This Guy’ – out June 16th via Blitzcat Records.
Cora Onori Shares New Single “Bloom”
Rising artist Cora Onori has revealed her brand-new single, “Bloom”, which features producer Slowface. Cora has been making a name for herself since arriving on the scene in 2018 with debut single “Dream, Girl”. Two more tracks have followed since, including last year’s “Free Falling”, and it’s become increasingly clear with each single that Cora is one to watch. Now back with “Bloom”, her fourth official single, she looks set to continue her rise.
Alan Mair Returns With Incredible New Single The Devil’s Porridge
Legendary rock star Alan Mair (The Only Ones) returns with hard-hitting single The Devil’s Porridge. The track highlights the story of Alfred Nobel’s (of Nobel Prize fame) explosive journey, all to an unforgettable rock-heavy score.
Black Am I Seeks To Uplift The Struggle Of Work Life With Latest Single Work Day
Bull Bay’s very own velvet voiced reggae crooner Black Am I releases a new anthem for the working class titled “Work Day”. This new track which is released through the Ghetto Youth’s International label is produced by the legendary Damian Marley himself and features an upbeat reggae/ska rhythm that carries the message perfectly. The message is clear, there is beauty in the struggle of sweat and the toil that takes care of our responsibilities. Black Am I’s serene but resounding vocals give new meaning and hope to what would otherwise seem like a repetitive mundane work life. This latest single is supplemented by the official video set to release on the same day.
Shearwater Releases Shadowy New Single/Video “Laguna Seca” From ‘The Great Awakening’
Shearwater today released “Laguna Seca,” the shadowy final single that previews the band’s first new album in six years, The Great Awakening, due out June 10th digitally and on CD (July 15th on LP) via the band’s own Polyborus label in partnership with Secretly Distribution. “Laguna Seca” inhabits an eerie world of thick drums and slithering strings that’s unlike any previous Shearwater song, and is accompanied by a chilling video directed by Loma’s Emily Cross, which continues the storyline of her videos for “Aqaba” and “Xenarthran”. “‘Laguna Seca’ came from one of those dreams where you meet someone you know, but they aren’t themselves,” explains singer Jonathan Meiburg. “And then you realize that you’re not yourself, either.”
Returning with his first new music since 2019, hear Gold Panda’s new single “I’ve Felt Better (Than I Do Now)” – Out now on City Slang
Despite the dour track title, “I’ve Felt Better (Than I Do Now)” is a composition packed with soulful breaks and joyous warmth. This first taste of a forthcoming new album shimmies and skips along at a breathless pace, merging kaleidoscopic synths, chopped vocals and Balearic melody. The track is a sparkling reminder of all the qualities that has made Gold Panda one of the key artistic voices from the last decade of electronic music – the sort of effortless wonder that immediately takes you back into his inventive world of melodic electronica, just in time for summer.
The 12-track album was recorded at Royal Recordings in Colorado Springs with producer Bill Douglas (Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins). Thick As Thieves twists together a unique blend of Americana, folk, and bluegrass, defying categorization into one single genre. There’s a newfound level of depth, complexity, and authenticity that elevates the record to a new sonic spectrum for the band.
Dream-pop group Tallies share “Special” (ffo Penelope Isles, Galaxie 500, Ride)
The Toronto-based band, Tallies are today sharing their new single, “Special” which comes as another preview of the band’s forthcoming second album, Patina which is out July 29 via Kanine Records (US), Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Bella Union (UK/EU). The latest single arrives following a string of recent tracks which have found support at Stereogum, Paste, Clash, Under the Radar, Exclaim, CBC Radio, Brooklyn Vegan and more with the new record following their self-titled debut which earned acclaim at NYLON, DIY, CRACK, MOJO, KEXP and BBC 6 Music in 2019.
Dutch Metal Rockers BLACK NAZARETH Sign With Wormholedeath & Release “Drops Of Sorrow” Single
Dutch Metal Rockers BLACK NAZARETH have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their self titled album “Black Nazareth”, due for release on July 8th, 2022.
After releasing all of the songs as singles, the band felt it was time to gather all of the singles into a mini album, along with a previously unreleased song. Black Nazareth’s self-titled “Black Nazareth” is a masterpiece of pure and adrenaline-pumping rock!
Pale Blue Eyes share new single “Globe” + announce debut album (ffo W.H. Lung, The Orielles)
Pale Blue Eyes’ excelsior modernist pop music is rooted in Devon and Sheffield. The group’s debut album, Souvenirs – out September 2 – brims with the influence of both the Steel City – home of British electronic music – and the psychedelic Southwestern greenery that surrounds the band at their South Devon HQ. The album will be released by the Full Time Hobby label.
Metallic hardcore band Simulakra release new album The Infection Spreads out now on DAZE
Today, Delaware-based metallic hardcore band Simulakra have released their debut album The Infection Spreads, via DAZE. The Infection Spreads is aggressive and morbid, spanning across ten invigorating songs centered around a story of disease, death, and government control. On the LP, the band worked with producer and mixer Wyatt Oberholzer (Chemical Fix) and the vocals were tracked by Brandon Watkins (Year of the Knife). Not only is the album the band’s most collaborative effort, but also their most experimental, as the songs thrive off the metallic hardcore sound they put forth on past releases (2019’s Tales from the Fevered Subconscious) while also incorporating more death metal-leaning elements and even tapping into grindcore at moments.
Watch TV Priest’s “It Was Beautiful” Official Video + New 2022 Tour Dates
Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says this of the single, “‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”
PVA return with new single “Untethered” + announce new London headline show for July | New single out now via Ninja Tune
The new single sees the band expanding on the insistent and propulsive sound laid down on their widely acclaimed debut 2020 EP “Toner”. Produced and mixed by the band, the unrelenting and energetic new single sees the trio once again combining the release of the dancefloor with jagged punk spirit. Built on a bed of dynamic industrial beats, blistering synths and sprechgesang inflected post-punk, “Untethered” is a freeing and powerful statement of intent from the band as they continue their musical evolution.
Symphonic Metal Icons XANDRIA Return with Massive New Single “Reborn“ + Official Music Video!
Active since the early 90s, the band introduces this eagerly anticipated sign of life, featuring the dynamic range of new vocalist Ambre Vourvahis, impressively varying between angelic harmonies, a powerful and classically-induced chorus and even lurking harsh growls! Accompanied by fellow musicians Robert Klawonn (guitars), Tim Schwarz (bass) and Dimitrios Gatsios (drums) the newly formed outfit around band leader, main songwriter, composer and guitarist Marco Heubaum is ready to bring its impressive career to the next level. “Reborn” coincides with a bewitching music video that introduces the new line-up and gives a promising glimpse of what can be expected from this intriguing entity in the near future. Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!
[Video] Kount Fif ft. Empuls & Merkabah – Etapes prod. by Kount Fif
As the sickening sweet sample plays, visuals of nature turn to Mandalas and flood the screen for the visuals of Kount Fif’s new song “Etapes” feat. Empuls and Merkabah. The track is featured on “Numero UN,” his debut producer album which not only showcases his production skills but highlights each artist’s lyrical ability.
Barcelona’s heavy blues and psych revelers CACHEMIRA share their upbeat new single “Mujer Vudù” exclusively on Outlaws Of The Sun website. Their sophomore album “Ambos Mundos” will be available on June 24th through Heavy Psych Sounds.
About the song, CACHEMIRA says: “Mujer Vudù is the first song we ever wrote in Spanish, which gives it an exotic feel. It features a 5/4 rhythm signature to spice up the riff. Special mention to Organ Fury from Moundrag for trading licks on the solo section!”
While going through a divorce God began to reveal to Gigi to write songs. She began to write songs to help with the hurt she endured. The first song she wrote was “HE IS HERE. After writing that song she never recorded it due to the fear of it not being good enough. After sitting on the song for five years Gigi decided to finally go to BCA recording studio to record it and leave. Shortly after her session, Mr. Cain (founder) told her about BCA being a label and would like to sign her on. Gigi decided to take the offer.
Gigi’s first single “HE Is Here” was released in November 2019 worldwide. Shortly after that, Gigi wrote another song “FREE” which was released in May 2020.
Incredible Faith Filled singles “Anyway”, “Big Up Mi God”, “But God”, and “Christmas is Here” all followed in 2021.
In 2022, after surviving covid, Gigi and the team have recorded, created visuals, and re-released “But God” (the remix) under a newly launched label; Gigi P. Rivera Music (GPR Music).
Prayers go out to the family members who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And thank GOD for those who survived.
Incredible achievements can be a lifetime in the making. Albert Cummings’s decade-spanning music career is in full gear with the highly anticipated release of his tenth album. His music has captured the hearts of music fans across the globe, and it’s easy to see why. The soloist takes fans on a joyride through the multifaceted genre of blues music, with hints of country flair, cascading guitar plucks of rock and roll, and infectious tunes of pop. Albert Cummings’s ability to push forward through challenging times and spin his experiences into lyrical honesty make him a captivating listen. He’s even caught the attention of American legends like Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, and B.B. King. Now ready to forge his name amongst the greats, Albert Cummings delivers “Meet the Man” to showcase his talents across the globe.
Albert Cummings has an impeccable method of crafting songs that tug at the heartstrings. In “Meet the Man,” he pens a melancholic song about facing death and the mystery of the afterlife. The song offers a wave of relief as Albert Cummings’ voice takes us on an introspective journey of life’s most difficult questions. The stunning music video presents the artist in a magnificent way, standing proud under the spotlight with the endless darkness surrounding him. It’s tastefully artistic, which allows the listeners to focus on what Albert Cummings has to say. Wash away into the unknown in the track “Meet the Man.”
The Steel Crows have released their newest single “Fugitive on the Run”, a riff driven hard rock track following the story of someone who committed a murder, ran away, and was ultimately apprehended. This marks an important release for The Steel Crows, as it is the first single released off their upcoming album “Politician’s War”.