@skopemag news – friday – december 3, 2021 @ 7 pm est

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MERCI RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “MANHATTAN”

“New York feels a bit like a Rorschach test,” the band shares about the new track. “Everyone sees something different. This song and video are about what we see.” The music video premiered on DSCVRD yesterday, who wrote, “Blending emotional undertones with stadium sized choruses, the DC band’s latest offering, ‘Manhattan’ is the perfect track for the oncoming winter cold and early darkness of December.”

Matt Blais Releases New Single / Lyric Video for “Christmas Without You”

As Blais explains, his first holiday tune was four years in the making, born out of a melancholy moment during the holidays in 2017. “I feared I was about to lose someone I loved,” he recalls. “I sat at home, staring at the decorations, contemplating what it would be like to spend that Christmas without them. As I often do, I grabbed my guitar to help process those feelings.”

New Signing Luke Sital-Singh Shares Video For “Blind Missiles”; Watch Here 

Today, the now LA-based creative releases “Blind Missiles,” the first track from his forthcoming album (details TBA) and follow-up to his acclaimed EP collaboration with a fellow artist (and labelmate) Old Sea Brigade, All The Ways You Sing In The Dark. Co-written with fellow British singer-songwriter Dan Croll, the indie-folk track is about isolation and looking for empathy in spaces of conflict.

SPILL TAB RELEASES NEW EP BONNIE

French-Korean-American artist spill tab releases her second EP Bonnie today, marked by two new singles including “Velcro” feat. Gus Dapperton. The six track EP features previous singles including “Grade A” feat. JAWNY, “Indecisive” feat. Tommy Genesis, “PISTOLWHIP” and “Anybody Else”, and is out now on Arista Records. It is completed by final track “en quatre”, which was produced in Paris with Myd and marinelli, with additional credits from Oscar Scheller. spill tab recently supported both Gus Dapperton and JAWNY on their North American tours, and was invited to feature on Metronony’s recent Posse EP via the track “Uneasy”.

HIP HOP ICONS STYLES P & HAVOC RELEASES “WRECKAGE MANNER” TODAY!!

What happens when you put two extraordinary Hip Hop Icons from New York together?! You get Wreckage Manner, the undeniable rap style and production of Styles P (The LOX) and Havoc (Mobb Deep), joining a solidified wordsmith who has consistently waved a flag for the streets and production that is a vessel to every street corner. The two are now gearing up to release their self-titled debut album Wreckage Manner today via MNRK Music Group. With amazing reception from the press and fans, the duo released the official video for the lead single “Nightmares 2 Dreams,” which was directed by WaveChange. The single encompasses their journey in the game and the hook relates to the life. “Nightmares 2 Dreams” is indicative of the feel of the entire album. Artistry and truth could not be a better narrative of hope for those who feel hopeless. Wreckage Manner is currently available on all digital platforms…Get it NOW!

JAGMAC Releases Holiday Single & Video “Wrapped Up”

“‘Wrapped Up’ is the perfect Christmas song to get you ‘wrapped up’ in the holiday spirit,” shares JAGMAC. “It’s a feel good, head boppin’ vibe that will make you want to cuddle up next to your loved ones when the big chorus drops. We can’t wait to hear everyone join us in the big chant, ‘I just wanna be wrapped up in you!’”

AMORPHIS Presents Music Video For New Digital Single, “The Moon;” Halo Preorders Now Available

AMORPHIS — who stands among Northern Europe’s leading dark metal acts, hitting #1 on the Finnish charts five times — has been captivating fans and critics for over thirty years with their melancholic, yet heavy soundscapes. After announcing their upcoming fourteenth studio album, Halo, set for release February 11th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records last month, the sextet presents the world with the record’s first single, “The Moon.”

EMELINE SHARES FIERCELY HONEST NEW TRACK “WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GIRL”

A deceptively breezy piece of noir-pop, “what it means to be a girl” arrives just ten days after EMELINE premiered the video for her recent single “this is how i learn to say no” — a massively inspiring anthem for setting boundaries and reclaiming your power. On “what it means to be a girl,” the Rhode Island-born singer/songwriter brings her captivating vocals to a candid account of her experience as a young woman in a dangerously toxic culture (sample lyric: “We’re living in a world/Where I get into clubs/Because I’m hot as fuck/But I don’t trust what’s in my cup”).

Ghost Town Remedy Share “Winnebago” Video

Music City goof punks Ghost Town Remedy today share the lyric video accompaniment to recent single “Winnebago” (released November 19th via Never Nude Records). The visual superimposes scrawled words over road and stage footage captured on the band’s recent southeastern US tour, as well as their pandemic-delayed Nashville release show for their 2020 album Dry Spell.

Joyner Lucas and Lil Durk join forces for “Rambo”

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated independent rapper Joyner Lucas has announced today’s premiere of an incendiary new collaboration with chart-topping superstar Lil Durk. “Rambo (Feat. Lil Durk)” is available now via Lucas’ own Twenty Nine Music Group label at all DSPs and streaming services.

Teenage Pop/AC Recording Artist Valentina Releases New Single “Lifted Me”

The new single follows suit to reveal the eighteen-year-old as an accomplished stylist, songwriter and performer who is devoted to delivering music with heart and purpose, as introduced by her debut, “There’s No Stopping Me Now” (August 2021), an up-beat anthem empowering women and celebrating those who have overcome hardships. Characterized by her passion to lift listeners through simplistic, yet illustrative and thought-provoking lyrics and storylines, Valentina is passionate to make music with purpose. The current release, “Lifted Me,” is no exception; Valentina sings praises of love and light to celebrate the season…and the reason.

Volbeat’s Eighth Studio Album, Servant Of The Mind, Out Today Via Republic Records

Today, multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat release their eighth studio album, Servant Of The Mind, which Revolver calls “excellent… the darkest and heaviest Volbeat offering yet,” via Republic Records. For Servant of the Mind, the band, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll sound up a notch while showcasing Poulsen’s keen ability for songwriting and storytelling.

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen on Servant of the Mind, Tour with Ghost, and Metallica’s Black Album

Everything But The Everything release new single “In Love…Again (feat. Golden Plates)

Everything But The Everything, the moniker of Northern California songwriter Izzy the Gent, has dropped his latest single “In Love…Again” on all streaming platforms. The song premiered this week via MXDWN. In true form, Izzy invites his favorite musicians and vocalists to collaborate on each track, and for “In Love…Again” brought in acclaimed songwriter Golden Plates to lend his talent. Everything But The Everything (EBTE) is known for their energetic tracks with a new wave touch, including layers of synths, driving bass and new wave styled vocals.

Termanology + Ishan “Thankful” (produced by Nottz)

Termanology returns with the new single “Thankful” prod by Legendary Producer Nottz. The song features up and coming Boston Rapper Ishan. The soulful boom bap joint was released on all platforms with a music video on the way.

YXNG K.A UNVEILS LATEST SINGLE “LOVE ME”

Today, North Philadelphia rapper YXNG K.A. unveils his latest single “Love Me” (Double O/ Interscope Records). A melodic and soulful record, “Love Me” showcases heartfelt honesty and vulnerability, proving the range of musical ability from the young prodigy. The song is a musical love letter as YXNG K.A. raps “you a different breed, baby… I’m just tryna sweep you off your feet, baby” over a melancholic beat. The track comes alongside official music video, directed by TayyOfficial.

070 SHAKE RETURNS WITH “LOSE MY COOL”FEATURING NLE CHOPPA

Paige King Johnson Releases Music Video for Latest Single “Baby Don’t”, Premiered by Heartland TV and CMT.com

Country music singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson proves that no amount of clever tricks and games can lure her into falling head over heels with the release of her music video for her latest single, “Baby Don’t.” Johnson is pictured holding on to an apple throughout the video, but unlike Eve, she doesn’t give in to taking a bite. The video shows how easily tempting it is to be blinded by charm, recognizing the lack of feelings involved. Directed by Pam Tillis and Whitney Wolanin, the video’s concept comes to life through over-the-top visuals, colors, and costumes. The “Baby Don’t” music video was premiered by Heartland TV and digitally by CMT.com, and both the single and acoustic version is available to download and stream on all digital platforms today!

SARAH MAE CHILTON RELEASES HOLIDAY SONG “MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING”

“I chose to release Merry Happy Everything, first and foremost, because I think it’s a great song,” Sarah Mae explains. “My friend and hit songwriter, Jan Buckingham, sent me Merry Happy Everything last winter during quarantine after she had put together the whole thing in the middle of the night. The whole Christmas/Holiday season is about giving to others, celebrating loved ones and being together. I want to approach my music like my life: I’ll always let myself cry from heartbreak, but never want to forget to be grateful and celebrate how beautiful it is to live.”

Kramer Shares “Falling Skies” Single + Music Video

Today, Kramer shares his brand new LP, And the Wind Blew It All Away, out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings. This record is Kramer’s first solo LP of completely original material since 1998’s Songs From The Pink Death.

ALESSIA CARA RELEASES OFFICIAL “MAKE IT TO CHRISTMAS” VIDEO TODAY VIA DEF JAM

Milan Ring Releases Debut Album ‘I’m Feeling Hopeful’ || Out Today on Astral People Recordings / PIAS

I’m Feeling Hopeful explores the themes of love (for others and for the self), relationships, control, freedom, the critical mind, depression, desires and addiction from many different perspectives, all born “from my observations of the world around me and the world within,” says Milan. Threading together singles ‘Sydney Hue (feat. BLESSED)’, ‘Pick Me Up (feat. Jean Deaux)’, ‘BS (feat. Che Lingo)’ and ‘Hide With You,’ I’m Feeling Hopeful has garnered support from triple j, BBC Radio 1, COLORS, CLASH, NME and community radio stations around the country.

THOMAS THUNDER Releases New Metal Christmas Song: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”

Are you ready to rock into the Holiday spirit? Well, Thomas Thunder’s rendition of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” will definitely fulfill all your heavy metal cravings. Written by a 14 year-old drumming prodigy, this song combines the classic Christmas melody with an epic progressive metal arrangement. Thomas is the mastermind behind writing this song, and shreds the drums with his double bass, killer drum fills and odd time signatures. Amazing musical guests include Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo; Dream Theater; Billy Idol) on keyboards, Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Sons of Apollo; Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, and Tony Franklin (The Firm; Jimmy Page) on bass.

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Out Now // RA ft Harris J – ‘Fast Life’

Taking a slightly slicker approach to his usual charged-up style, ‘Fast Life’ sustains a glossy feel accommodating a slick yet infectious hook courtesy of fellow London hit-maker Harris J. Underpinned with an eerie Benzmusik and Rilbeats-produced backdrop, we are welcomed with Harris J’s auto-tuned vocals before RA later pierces through with his signature fiery flow. Spraying the beat with raw street poetics and unapologetic bars throughout, the contrast between both artists intertwines effortlessly.

Nova & Hiko Momoji share new single + video “BAPESTAR”

NOVA returns with an already extensive catalog under his name that includes numerous viral singles, including 2019’s “Not Around” (over 45M streams to date and went viral on TikTok), 6LACK’s hit breakout single “PRBLMS”, XXXTENTACION’s “I Don’t Wanna Do This Anymore” and many more. Nova helped shape the true SoundCloud era of rap and is now making a name for himself as he continues to dive into new territory while reinventing himself and proving that he’s one to watch.

BAKAR Releases New Song “BUILD ME A WAY” From Upcoming Album + Sold Out Shows in NY/LA!

Both singles are an enticing but very different glimpse of what to expect from Bakar’s debut album, due for release in 2022. Whereas Bakar’s hugely acclaimed 2018 debut mixtape BadKid embodied the anger and rebellion of a misunderstood kid, the intervening years have seen Bakar increasingly connected to his own heritage, his Islamic faith and a concept of the “Future Immigrant”. These all shape the music Bakar is making right now in 2021; music that is more emotional, expansive and ambitious than anything he has done before.

Canadian Alternative Artist RIIVER BRUKES Sign With Epictronic

Scottish born and currently Canadian Alternative artist RIIVER BRUKES is happy to announce the signing of a deal with Epictronic for the release of her masterpiece album “Reformed Soul”, which will be out on the 25th of March, 2022.

Riiver Brukes – Statement on Album Release and Signing – Completing ‘Reformed Soul’ has been an experience, some downs – but mostly up’s and a whole lot of fun. It’s definitely a labor of love but one that is so rewarding and fulfilling. I am beyond excited that Epictronic Records have listened, heard and liked the ‘Reformed Soul’ album. Words cannot express how thrilled I am – and fortunate to have been invited to sign to this great and vibrant young Label. I look forward to a wonderful and successful collaboration with Epictronic on this new exciting adventure ahead.

The Temptations Release New Album, ‘TEMPTATIONS 60’, Coming January 28th

Today, the Grammy Award®-winning Temptations announce their much-anticipated new album, TEMPTATIONS 60. Released by UMe, a leading global music company, the new album consists of nearly all-original songs that are both modern and classic in feel and sound. In addition to tracks produced by group members, the album brings the iconic group together again with some of its beloved producers, including the legendary and award-winning Smokey Robinson and Narada Michael Walden. Dr. Otis Williams, the group’s founding member and the album’s executive producer, said, “Our new album carries with it, our legacy, our love of music and our hope that through our music we can uplift and bring people together. Most of all, we want fans to enjoy it and share it with family and friends around the world. It’s a thank you gift from our hearts to all of our fans, past, present and future.”

Femoir!

Canadian songstress Karen Myatt has released the first single/video from her new album Femoir.

The title track is the first in a series of singles/videos to roll-out over the coming months.

“Femoir, itself, was the very first song that I ever wrote,” shares Myatt. “It started with a single line and a simple melody and just evolved organically from there. It almost wrote itself. Given my love for literature, the song’s theme of books, diaries, letters – the written word in any form – just poured out of me.”

KIM PETRAS Releases New Song “Coconuts”

As a gift to her fans for the holiday season, international pop sensation Kim Petras has released her brand-new song “Coconuts” from her forthcoming 2022 debut album – a playful, tongue-in-cheek, disco-inspired bop that shimmers with body confidence.

Shanyia – Slide (Official Music Video)

Produced by hit song maker, Swiftbangaz (Fredo Bang, Migos, Lil Yachty, Rick Ross, Miguel), Shanyia’s single “Slide” will have the youth in a melodic frenzy encompassing an all time vibe of fun & excitement. Directed by famed music video and commercial Director, Caleb Seales (J. Cole, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, BET, TVone), The music video “Slide” provides for a stimulating, highly fast paced ride with Shanyia. Swirving through the midnight hour, we can’t help but slide into action with this heavy hitting, uniquely cut visual.

JOAN AVANT Premieres New Video For “End Of The Opera”

“End of the Opera” is the new single from Victoriana infused hard rock artist JOAN AVANT. Premiering now at Ghost Cult Magazine, “End of the Opera” officially releases with the music video on Friday 3rd December 2021.

JOAN comments:

“End of the Opera” is a semi-autobiographical song, with poetic license taken. The latter half of Dies Irae is dark and heavy, and this song lifts the mood unexpectedly. It concludes “Dies Irae” in a resolute and uplifted manner.”

Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa Share New Song + Video; Collab Album Coming Soon

Legendary artists and longtime collaborators and friends Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa have released their new song and video called “Pop That Trunk”. It’s their first collaboration since “GAH DAMN HIGH” from Juicy J’s most recent album The Hustle Continues and will serve as the first of many as the two are set to release a joint album in early 2022. Directed by Gabriel Hart (Gucci Mane, Future, Young Jeezy, Migos), the narrative-driven video is full of twists as Juicy and Wiz play disciples of the Devil coercing a group on the streets into handing over their souls. This single comes on the heels of the Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugz-N-Harmony Verzuz battle last night in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for full album info coming soon.

Memoria XI enlists Landon Cube on new single

Maryland hailing 19-year-old artist Memoria XI shares his new single “Lonely Star” featuring fellow DMV native and viral rapper Landon Cube via Boom.Records. With “Lonely Star,” the rising artist shows off his emotional depth through audaciously raw and impassioned lyrics tackling themes of loneliness, growing pains, and heartache. The stylistically innovative track harmoniously blends hip-hop, R&B, alternative pop, and emo trap sounds into a creative and authentic aesthetic beyond genre. Drawing from and offering nods to established artists like Kanye West, The Weeknd, XXXTENTATCION, Post Malone, and Juice WRLD, Memoria XI is poised to leave an imprint in the coming years.

Skope / Reeny Smith shares “Dear Santa”

With a gentle, head-nodding groove and the requisite classic Christmas sounds – don’t you hear those sleigh bells ringing? – Reeny Smith’s soulful original song offers up a grateful new take on an old holiday trope.

NEWS: The Rave-Ups, proto-Americana rockers, return with ‘Tomorrow,’ first new album since 1990, coming February 4, 2022 on Omnivore Recordings.

The Rave-Ups’ three previous albums — 1985’s independently released Town + Country, along with 1987’s The Book of Your Regrets and 1990’s Chance, both for Epic Records — established the group as one of the pioneers of the cowpunk genre that eventually transformed into Americana, following in the footsteps of L.A.-bred country-rock groups from the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds through contemporaries like X, the Blasters, and Rank + File.

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Rave-Ups Make a Triumphant Return with Exuberant Rocker “How Old Am I?”

Toosii Drops New Three-Song Capsule, ‘Pretty Girls Love Toosii’

After wrapping up his first-ever U.S. headline tour – which included sold-out shows in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, Houston, and Orlando – Toosii closes out 2021 with a trio of new songs on the capsule Pretty Girls Love Toosii. Released today by South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records, the capsule is the Syracuse-born, Raleigh-based artist’s tribute to women everywhere.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults Reveal Video For ‘Corners Pressed’ Mastered By Scott Simon (Slowdive) Out Now

Austin,TX-based shoegaze favourites Letting Up Despite Great Faults are pleased to reveal the official video for their new single ‘Corners Pressed’, which is out now on all good digital service providers.

Video: Wisdumb – Zephyr

“Zephyr” is Wisdumb’s latest single and most promising track yet.

In collaboration with Ozo on production, the duo from Biel, Switzerland brings us a mellow and chill sound with jazzy elements to vibe to.

Taste of Country Premieres “Champagne High” From Sister Hazel’s New Album Before The Amplifiers 2

“The newness of what they were doing — the fact that it was an unusual experience both for Sister Hazel and for the string players — lent an electricity and excitement to their performance,” lead singer Ken Block tells Taste of Country. “We don’t do that every day. They don’t do what we were doing every day. So to find th at symmetry and interplay between us was really fun. They really brought excitement and enthusiasm…it just feels different when you’re sonically sounding different and you have different human energy up there.”

Method Man, Ransom, Raekwon, Nicholas Craven join Justin Tyme for “Live By The Code”

The 1st single, “Live by The Code” features Raekwon, Ransom and Method Man Nicholas Craven (Westside Gunn, Roc Marciano, Ransom). “Live By The Code” sets the tone for the upcoming Album release “Iron Bars” due in Early 2022, which will be backed up by Hip-hop Icons like Twista, Havoc of Mobb Deep, MF DOOM, Stove God Cooks, The Game, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier and more.

The Regrettes Share New Song, “You’re So Fucking Pretty,” Via Warner Records

Lead singer Lydia Night shares: “It’s the first time I’ve ever written directly about a girl I had a crush on, and it took me a while for me to even allow my brain to accept the fact that I’m bisexual. I always felt like I couldn’t validate my own feelings because I had never been in a relationship with a girl. But I had a pretty big crush on one of my friends a while ago and this song is an exaggeration of that, but it’s still coming from a very real place. It was the first experience where I was like, ‘Oh, these are real feelings, this isn’t just a sexual attraction,’ and that helped me realize I wasn’t straight. This song means so much to me because it also represents the time we spent in Joshua Tree and opening up to my whole band about that experience and not feeling embarrassed or scared of talking about it. Writing this was important for me because it just validated my own sexuality.”

Artsick shares second single from new Slumberland LP, “Ghost of Myself”

Artsick was formed in June 2018 when Christina Riley was feeling “artsick” and writing songs, but missing the inspiration and excitement of collaborating with her old band, Burnt Palms. Christina played Mario Hernandez (Kids On A Crime Spree, Ciao Bella) a couple of demos and recognizing that “artsick” feeling, Mario offered to play drums and record some songs at his fully-analog Oakland recording studio. Christina’s bass idol, Donna McKean (Lunchbox, Hard Left), who loved the songs and jumped at the chance to help her friends with their “artsickness” and a band was born. The results were a terrific 2018 7″ single, which led to some epic pre-COVID shows and a whole batch of new songs.

New single from indie folk artist Anna Westin

The single, titled “A Slow Revelation”, is a spellbinding, ethereal indie folk ballad that blends a more traditional folk music style inspired by Anna’s musical heroes Joni Mitchell and Leondard Cohen with a more forward-thinking, modern style of experimental / electronic folk practiced by artists like Juliana Barwick or Grouper. Anna Westin’s music draws inspiration from the Irish, choral and Swedish folk songs that she grew up with, and brings them into the world of modern indie folk, “trying to combine something ancient and almost monastic with something totally contemporary. A blending of time to create something beyond time”.

LENA WAITHE’S HILLMAN GRAD RECORDS NEW SIGNEE NEO-SOUL R&B SINGER-SONGWRITER DAVION FARRIS RELEASES NEW VIDEO “SOMETIMES”

Now, Hillman Grad proudly presents the voice of Davion Farris. Hailing from Inglewood California, two-time GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Davion Farris has previously written with and for artists such as Mary J Blige, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Ginuwine, Jill Scott, SiR, and more.

NEW RULES DEBUT NEW SINGLE “CHEERS”

The group commented, “We wrote ‘Cheers’ as lockdown was coming to an end and we were truly sick of being stuck inside. We see the song as a big middle finger to the hardest parts of the last 24 months. Now life seems to be getting back to normal, we can finally go out again, see people and do our favorite thing in the whole world: drink…. I mean play shows! To that we say ‘Cheers’🍻”

Monaleo shares new song “We Not Humpin”

Houston’s very own rap princess, Monaleo shares new single, “We Not Humping.” Monaleo isn’t shy about laying out the rules on this new track — with its throwback 80s breakbeat and her trademark boisterous, barred out delivery. She continues to lead the pack as a breakout artist to watch and has been steadily solidifying her place as the new queen of the South.

DOJA CAT RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WOMAN”

Doja Cat partnered with Girls Who Code to create DojaCode, an interactive music video experience for Woman. Inspiring a new generation of computer scientists, DojaCode invites fans to unlock exclusive content in Doja Cat’s newest video — all by using code. The interactive experience was dreamt up in partnership with Mojo Supermarket and built by Active Theory.

Conner Eko Releases Powerful and Emotive Single for the Holidays ‘Christmas Morning Goodbye’

‘Christmas Morning Goodbye’ faces the fact that a lot of people experience heartbreak and sadness during the holiday season and may want a change versus hearing the same overly joyful corporate products of the holidays.

Everything But The Everything release new single “In Love…Again (feat. Golden Plates)

Everything But The Everything, the moniker of Northern California songwriter Izzy the Gent, has dropped his latest single “In Love…Again” on all streaming platforms. The song premiered this week via MXDWN. In true form, Izzy invites his favorite musicians and vocalists to collaborate on each track, and for “In Love…Again” brought in acclaimed songwriter Golden Plates to lend his talent. Everything But The Everything (EBTE) is known for their energetic tracks with a new wave touch, including layers of synths, driving bass and new wave styled vocals.

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Leeds Punks SUNLINER Release New Frank Turner-Produced Single ‘Special Place In Hell’ via Lockjaw Records

Leeds melodic punk quartet SUNLINER are delighted to share the A-side of their latest Frank Turner-produced single, ‘Special Place In Hell’, out now via Lockjaw Records.

A jaunting, riff-led track, ‘Special Place In Hell’ sees front man Jake McAlister drawing aim at the classist attitudes that surround many people’s perspective on employment and the so-called ‘social ladder’.

LE CYGNE NOIR- Reveals Alternative Xmas Single ‘Last Christmas’ Out 3rd December

LE CYGNE NOIR returns with an alternative to the traditional seasonal cheer – and instead offers ‘Last Christmas’, a reflective take on the festive season.

Inspired by the iconic Julianne Regan from ‘All About Eve’ fame, as well as the social and personal concerns we have all faced, the ballad is touchingly honest and will strike a chord with anyone for whom the Yuletide season isn’t solely about rocking around the Christmas tree.

Swiss/Polish artist Emilia Anastazja blurs 90’s R&B and modern pop on new single “Flower House”

London based Polish/Swiss singer and guitarist Emilia Anastazja releases her new single ‘Flower House’, the title track and final single to be lifted from new EP ‘Flower House’, released today via Young and Aspiring.

With influences ranging from 070 Shake and Jessie Ware to Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston, those sonic touch-points can be distinctly heard within Emilia’s creations.

New video: Trillion – ‘Sure’

BLXST RELEASES HIS FIRST SOLO SINGLE IN A YEAR – “ABOUT YOU”

NBA-Champion-turned-music-talent Serge Ibaka has joined forces with multi-platinum artist Diamond Platnumz and Grammy winner Mohombi on new single ‘Tayari’, out 2nd December.

Named after a motto that draws inspiration from the artists’ African influences, ‘Tayari’ – meaning “Ready” in Swahili – is propelled by infectious Afrobeats rhythms and vibrant vocals, and also see’s Serge sing in Spanish for the first time, having previously delivered his vocal in French. The slick accompanying video, shot in France and featuring all three artists, perfectly captures the track’s infectious Reggaeton-infused energy.

THEM Release New Single “Encore” – Band Teases Upcoming Studio Album ‘Fear City’

THEM is back with a new single, and news of their next full-length studio effort…

With KK Fossor finally being defeated by The Crimson Corpse at the tail end of ‘Return To Hemmersmoor’, his maniacal assistant, Remsen, continues to live out his remaining days on earth always focused on his final task at hand…Remsen must continue his bloodline!

New Visuals // Chill 90’s inspired Hip-Hop

Gozé has an emporium of successes including playing sold-out arenas, at venues including Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall as well as live television performances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and many more. His single “Chasing Dreams” featuring rapper Old Man Saxon and trans activist Shea Diamond is the official song for Hulu’s Original Documentary, “Changing The Game.”

WILD RIVERS SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘NEON STARS’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Indie trio Wild Rivers have made a big impact in the space of just one album and two EPs. Drawing upon elements of pop, rock, indie and folk, they craft tracks which are rich with evocative emotions and classic songwriting. It’s a flair that’s naturally connecting with audiences. They’ve accumulated over 200 million global streams, including 30 million+ for the songs ‘Wandering Child’, ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Thinking ‘Bout Love’, leading to more than 2 million monthly listeners at Spotify.

Bulgarian Cartrader Releases Debut Single “No Other Drug” + Announces LP

After two years of experimenting in his Berlin studio and learning the art of production, creating literally hundreds of song ideas, Sofia born artist Bulgarian Cartrader is ready to present the first single, “No Other Drug”, from his ten-track debut LP “Motor Songs” on December 3rd.

Secondhand Depression Stream New Video For “Victims Of A Victimless Crime”

Secondhand Depression adds: “This opening track is reminds me of the more punk and goth rock styled music I listened to as a teenager. Type O Negative, Danzig, Sex Pistols, etc. I think this was the first song I used my Placid Audio microphones on, the drums in the verses have that lo-fi sound that I’m really into. I think this song is a good introduction to us.”

Metal Shock Finland’s Exclusive Premiere: SECONDHAND DEPRESSION – Official Lyric Video ‘Victim’s of a Victimless Crime’

ZERO 9:36 UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE “I’M NOT”

Storming out of the gate, “I’m Not” hinges on a hard-hitting guitar riff as Zero 9:36 spits intense bars laced with a spirit of raw defiance. The track culminates on the infectiously anthemic refrain where he unapologetically assures, “I am not making your decisions, because you’re everything I’m not,” before dipping back down into an acoustic bridge. With no holds barred, it illuminates the power of his rap and rock alchemy.

Tears For Fears Release New Single “No Small Thing”

“In early 2020, Curt and I sat down together with just a couple of acoustic guitars. The first time in decades. We needed a meeting of minds, a coming together psychically. We were literally going back to the drawing board looking for some depth, heart and soul with which to complete our album. Curt came up with this simple folk/country riff, a little bit Dylan, a little bit Johnny Cash, and then we were off. It was the complete opposite of what we had been trying to do for many years – searching for the elusive, modern hit single. We felt suddenly unencumbered, free if you like, no longer worrying about the market, about success, but drawing on influences from our childhoods. It was at this point that the whole album started opening up. ‘No Small Thing’ was the key, the thing that turned a red light green,” Roland said.

IN A SURPRISE MOVE, BELGIUM’S ANGÈLE RELEASES ALBUM NONANTE-CINQ A WEEK EARLY

Today, in a surprise move, the Belgian pop star Angèle (born Angèle Van Laeken) released her album Nonante-Cinq (translation: Ninety Five) a week early. Along with the album, she reveals a brand new video for the album track “Démons” featuring her fellow Belgian artist Damso. On November 26th, Netflix released the documentary “Angèle”, and she announced a string of arena-size live headline shows, besides opening for Dua Lipa.

DANIELLE CORMIER GETS INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH “MERRIER WITH YOU”

“Every year I release an original Christmas song,” Danielle explains. “Originally, I had thought about recording a cover of a classic this year, but while I was looking, I became frustrated at my options and decided to write another one of my own. That’s where the inspiration started! I asked my friend, Karlie Bartholomew, to help me write the song and Merrier With You was born! We took our personal experiences of how we celebrate with our respective partners and put those ideas into the song. But, this song isn’t just for couples celebrating the holidays together…families, friends and roommates can all take something away from this. I hope that listeners can relate in finding those people who make the holiday season merrier.”

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MARIEL MARIEL Unveils “La Morena”, a New Preview of Her Forthcoming Album “La Batalla”

La Morena is the encounter of a woman with respect for her life, her decisions, independence. Mariel Mariel relaxes and sings in a whisper. “Wander…savor the moment and recite like a sweet prayer a call to what you love with your own beauty, and let yourself be carried away by the rays of the sun. It’s an introspective journey to fuel that seductive idea that grows within you, until one day you release everything, you let yourself go for it and it becomes the plan that fulfills your greatest fantasies. That’s why you live alert, protected, connected to your magic and to your convictions. She is the queen, her skin is tanned. She is the queen, you don’t remove her from her world.”

GENOCIDE PACT: BrooklynVegan Streams Band’s Eponymous New Full-Length; Record To Drop This Friday Via Relapse

BrooklynVegan is currently streaming the self-titled new full-length from GENOCIDE PACT. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release, Friday, December 3rd via Relapse Records.

Writes BrooklynVegan, “It hearkens back to old school late ’80s/early ’90s death metal, and it’s very much in touch with the genre’s hardcore punk roots but still firmly a ‘metal’ album. And though GENOCIDE PACT’s influences aren’t hard to guess, they offer up much more than idol worship; GENOCIDE PACT make these time-tested sounds feel fresh. And most importantly of all, this album just rips.”

Tink Releases “Might Let You” Visual Starring DaVido Today

Executive produced by Hitmaka, Heat Of The Moment, features guest appearances from Yung Bleu, on the lead-single “Selfish,” as well as Jeremih, Davido and Kodak Black. In the Heat of The Moment video, released alongside the project in July, Tink dishes on the casualties and struggles of growth and elevation and how the rumors, hate and fake love take a toll on her. The Heat of The Moment video and full project were released behind her Yung Bleu-assisted and OG Parker, Hitmaka-produced lead single, Selfish.

FRENCH ARTIST NOVEMBER ULTRA SHARES “LE MANÈGE” VIDEO

Singer-songwriter November Ultra is France’s latest bedroom pop sensation. Often praised for her deep and warm voice, the hotly tipped November Ultra first entered people’s ears and hearts in November 2020 with the soothing DIY lullaby “Soft & Tender”. Her first effort was quickly followed by the sweet and sour heartbreak anthem “Miel” and a maxi EP Honey please be soft & tender, which includes the gut-wrenching bonus track “The End.” – giving us a taste of what she is all about: comforting, personal, intimate and always very cinematographic bedroom pop.

The Design Abstract Align Sci-Fi Elements w/ Melodic Death Metal In Music Video “Aberration Omega”

Canada’s The Design Abstract has released a new music video for “Aberration Omega” off the newly released “Metemtechnosis”. For those who haven’t heard the band previously, it’s tough to explain the sound, past the succinct description of “science fiction based symphonic melodic death metal”. Standing alone among their contemporaries with a very distinct and unique sound, Voiicide (vocals/bass/programming) who originally started the band as a solo project, shares his thoughts on the track:

Blonde Diamond Share “Red Flags” Video via EARMILK

The long awaited dawn of a new chapter for Blonde Diamond has begun with the release of their new single “Red Flags,” out now on all DSPS. Today, the band share the single’s accompanying horror-inspired music video, which was directed by Brandon William Fletcher. EARMILK hosted the video’s premiere.

Blonde Diamond unleash their slinky new single “Red Flags” [Video]

JAX JONES JOINS FORCES WITH STEFFLON DON AND SYSTEM.INC ON TRACK “THE DON”

Speaking of the single Jax said “System.Inc and I bonded over a shared love of X Presidents ‘Diamond Rings,’ and earlier in the month we made this track in the studio. I played it to Steff, and she loved it. We went into the studio the next day to write the song and cut the vocal. The way she delivered both the hard rap and the singing elements were amazing. She is the Don! This one was a few weeks from studio to release. When something feels good best not to overthink it, put it out.”

Dylan Jakobsen Releases Visual for “Six” Off Latest Album

sautereau Releases New Music Video for “Conversation Hearts”

sautereau just released her music video for her newest single, “Conversation Hearts.” The music video conjures up the nostalgic feelings she felt while isolated during the pandemic. sautereau portrays that longing feeling of interaction and wanting to spend time with the world while dealing with the loneliness of the past year. Although time seems to blend together, she reminds us that there’s beauty in the little everyday tasks, and spending time with yourself while listening to what your heart wants can be therapeutic.

Rising R&B Star, Tiana Kocher, Releases Silky New Love Song “Westside” From Upcoming Album

International R&B sensation, Tiana Kocher, has just released “Westside”, the second single from her upcoming album, due in early 2022. The positive vibe and smooth production showcase the singer’s all around musical talent combined with a heartfelt message for her love.

Gustaf Speak w/ Beck for Interview Magazine

After a stellar year that saw them release their debut album and join IDLES on a largely sold-out nationwide tour, Brooklyn art punks Gustaf have returned with a fiery remix of their track “Design” by none other than the multi-time Grammy-winner Beck. Their friendship with Beck blossomed after he invited them to play a secret loft party at his New York apartment, and his re-work of their first ever recorded single comes alongside a throughly enjoyable Interview Magazine piece in which they discuss the merits of creating and sharing outside of the box. Today, they’re also announcing a slew of headline dates across the United States and the UK, as well as a Talkhouse conversation with tourmates IDLES.

London Singer-Songwriter Abi Mia Releases ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’

ABI MIA is rapidly emerging as a compassionate and exciting voice for a new generation. In her latest single, ‘Cant Stop, Won’t Stop’, she uses her gift for catchy hooks and memorable lyrics to share a powerful message of self-empowerment, following on from her previous single ‘Shadow’, which also explored the themes of empowerment and self-love.

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SUBWAY TO SALLY Reveals New Version of Classic Track “So Rot” + Official Music Video

Co-founders of the German medieval rock movement SUBWAY TO SALLY celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album, Herzblut, which has reached more than 6.3 million streams on Spotify alone, with an epic reissue of their song “So Rot” alongside an atmospheric music video! Throughout their nearly 30-year career, the formation from Potsdam has recorded 13 studio albums, performed at over 1600 concerts worldwide and toured numerous times at the biggest metal & rock festivals such as Rock am Ring, Greenfield, Nova Rock and Wacken Open Air, where they stood on stage as proud record-keepers more times than any other band in the world!

Divided Heaven Premiere Frank Turner Produced Single “Beginning of the End”

With the release of “Burn Me” just a month ago, Divided Heaven is following it up with another new single titled “Beginning of the End” from their forthcoming album, Oblivion. “Beginning of the End” is a quick and bouncy rocker in the vein of Green Day and it was produced by the one and only Frank Turner. That’s right, this is one of the first production credits to Frank’s name and he really hit it out of the park. “It’s a simple, quietly brutal pop song with dirt under its fingernails.” – Frank Turner.

LOU RIDLEY SOPHOMORE EP ANGEL/OUTLAW OUT NOW

Nashville-based “anti-country” country artist Lou Ridley has officially released her highly anticipated sophomore EP Angel/Outlaw today. The six-track project explores the universally relatable struggle of heartache and the extreme strength it takes to overcome them while feeling stuck. Led by the release of the intro “Hellfire” and first single “Delivered,” the EP also features a ChopNotSlop remix by Texas Legend DJ Candlestick.

Introducing Arny Margret: Icelandic Artist’s Debut Single “Intertwined” Out Now (One Little Independent Records)

Icelandic singer-songwriter Arny Margret makes her eagerly anticipated debut today with single “intertwined,” out now via One Little Independent Records. Having spent the last few years honing her graceful, emotive acoustics and age-defying lyricism and delivery, she arrives amongst no small amount of local buzz, fresh from playing Iceland Airwaves’ ‘Live from Reykjavík’ event alongside artists including John Grant, Ásgeir, GDRN and more.

Viral Alt Pop – Gabe James New EP!

Gabe James is a 20 year old alternative pop singer, born and raised in Colorado. A master guitar player who writes and produces his own music, he recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music full time (with the occasional influencer party at a Hollywood Hills McMansion) and has been dedicating his time to focus on developing his sound. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Chet Faker, John Mayer, Coldplay and The 1975, James’ songs dance delicately between poetic, singer-songwriter, folk music and infectious, dance-worthy alt pop.

Ring in the holidays with Whitmer Thomas’ full-length version of “Big Baby Christmas” available today on all DSPs from Hardly Art

Just in time for the holidays, the Alabama-born LA-based multidisciplinary artist Whitmer Thomas is sharing an extended version of his single “Big Baby Christmas,” the holiday version of “Big Baby,” his minor viral hit of 2020, and is out today worldwide on all DSPs from Hardly Art.

Thomas says of the track, “Christmas is for the babies. Brought you by the elves. Please enjoy the full-length version of Big Baby Christmas. Slappy do to you!”

NATE SMITH DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “I DON’T WANNA GO TO HEAVEN”

Sony Music Nashville newcomer Nate Smith debuted an official music video for his latest track “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven” last night.

Written by Nate and Daniel Fernandez, “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven” made waves upon its release last month, collecting over 2 million total on-demand streams in its first week. The song went viral on TikTok after he first posted a clip of it in September, and has since amassed over 3.5 million views, 550k likes, and 30k fan video creations on the platform.

Tasha Shares Video For “Bed Song 1”

Speaking on the video, Tasha says: “Stella and I were partially inspired by Carrie Mae Weems’ “Kitchen Table Series” for some of the imagery in this video, and the intimate way those tableaus tell stories of womanhood, solitude, and home space. We chose to shoot in 35mm film both because of Stella’s expertise with the medium, as well as the gentleness and comfort that format emits. Paired with the song, this video follows a story of missing, longing, and self-fulfillment.”

seiji oda shares new single “take my time”

“take my time” finds seiji expanding his sound as he distills and blends the essence of the Bay with his melodic flow, heartfelt lyricism, and sonic production. He seamlessly weaves through pop, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences, making him a standout artist and one to watch amongst his peers within the alt-R&B world. seiji represents a movement pushing forth a generation of today’s youth straddling multiple cultures and worlds. His music serves as a meditative exploration and score for the lives and experiences of kids like him (us) who reside outside the box.

Listen to “take my time” below and stay tuned for more news to come from seiji oda.

FPA Debuts “Last To Bloom” Video via Brooklyn Vegan ‘Influences’ Feature, New LP ‘Princess Wiko’ Out Now (37d03d)

Princess Wiko is “the story of a young woman of noble birth forced to betray her heart and marry a man she hardly knows, all the while going down the slow path of self discovery,” and “Last To Bloom” is the final chapter of her story. “It’s about self-actualisation during what seems to be the end of the world,” explains FPA. “The rebirth of Princess Wiko has come, but nobody is left to witness, and nothing surrounds her but death and ash. ‘The leaves are all but wilted, all but gone.’” Written and recorded mainly in FPA’s bedroom over quarantine, the album introduces the work of a master daydreamer, and her songs have seen praise from The New York Times (‘Playlist’), NPR Music (‘#NowPlaying’), Bandcamp Daily, WNYC’s New Sounds, Consequence, FLOOD Magazine, and more

Watch Kids On A Crime Spree’s “All Things Fade” video via Raven Sings The Blues; new LP due 1/21 via Slumberland Records

Fall In Love Not In Line is out on 1/21 via Slumberland Records. Regarding the new single, Raven Sings The Blues stated Kids On A Crime Spree “split the seed between garage-greased power pop’s latter day fizz and the indie pop well that’s long been their source of inspiration.”

ALISON WONDERLAND SHARES NEW SINGLE “FUCK U LOVE U”

Excitement hit fever pitch after Alison teased the track at her multi-night sold out Red Rocks shows and her 80,000 strong performance at Lollapalooza. “Fuck U Love U,” inspired by the sounds of Kanye and Whyte Fang, is a soaring and spiritual track which highlights themes of polarity and duality of man as Alison sings of her journey through the music industry.

Hip Hop Icon, Khujo Goodie, Releases Hard Hitting New Single “Boy Stop”

Khujo Goodie has been part of the Atlanta Hip Hop scene since day one. He cut his teeth with the legendary Goodie Mob, continued to collaborate with T-Mo in their group, The Lumberjacks, and mixed things up with OutKast in Dungeon Family. Now back with another solo joint, “Boy Stop”, Khujo showcases his free-flowing rhymes and unmistakable voice.

Bubbly alt/pop – New Single Reminiscent of Ingrid Michaelson

Raye Robinson is an indie alt/pop artist based in Los Angeles. Through honest songwriting and relatable themes, the born and bred SoCal artist creates a fresh and intoxicating sound, emitting an innocence and dreaminess that whisks you away to a fantasy land. Having previously performed in bands, her time alone during the pandemic allowed the artist to dive into herself as well as her music and uncovered her love for taking creative control over her sound. Produced by Rob Auerbach, out of his DIY garage studio, Robinson’s upcoming music emits a spunky, fun, laidback and feel good vibe that keeps pulling you back for more.

David Jameson’s Rollicking Long-Haul Adventure Tune “Ballin’ the Jack” Out Now

Even a wildly experienced songwriter and traveler like David Jameson needs to tap into outside inspiration from time to time, and on his brand new single, “Ballin’ the Jack,” it was a conversation with his long-haul truck-driving uncle that lit the spark. Taking the form of an out-of-control semi-truck—both lyrically and musically—“Ballin’ the Jack” uses imagery lifted directly from that conversation to tell a tale of a person living out of control.

Exclusive Premiere: David Jameson “Ballin’ the Jack”

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Emika & Rødhåd share new single “I Knew Your Name Before You Were Born ” | Plays

“I Knew Your Name Before You Were Born” featuring respected techno Viking Rødhåd, is taken from part two of Emika’s VEGA trilogy. This collection shifts between synths, minimalist piano, and pounding techno. The transcendental quality of Emika’s music is felt, from hypnotic and melodic and bringing awareness to the now. Preparing to let go of current attachments with vibrations in rhythms that happen on a grand scale, like seasonal changes and tidal patterns.

Barlito Barlito “Glasses” Lyric Video | @BarlitoBarlito1

Quickz Muzik Group LLC presents Barlito Barlito, the emerging artist from High Point, NC. Barlito Barlito with the lyric video to his instant street classic, “Glasses”. “Glasses” allows Barlito Barlito to display his gritty style and lyrical ability, press play and learn the lyrics today. Add “Glasses” on ALL streaming platforms and support it by listening over and over again.

Cooper Alan Named “Next Big Thing” by Music Row Magazine

TikTok sensation, Cooper Alan, is the Next Big Thing, according to MusicRow Magazine. The industry publication released its list of artists, who in 2022, are predicted to become the Next Big Thing (NBT), yesterday, November 30, 2021. The annual NBT list features 11 artists, who are each profiled in MusicRow’s latest 2022 Touring & Next Big Thing print issue.

On The Cover: Brett Eldredge Graces The Cover Of MusicRow’s 2022 Touring & Next Big Thing Issue

Barlito Barlito “Certainly” Lyric Video | @BarlitoBarlito1

Barlito Barlito alongside label QMG , finalize the release of his uptempo slapper, single, “Certainly” by bringing us the lyric video. “Certainly” brings in an adrenaline rush via music, thanks to production by Suron Beatz. The High Point, NC breakout artist delivered everything we need when we need a boost to our energy and the pairs perfectly with Barlito Barlito’s performance. So Press play and learn the lyrics today.

Discover The Talent : Izzy And Chris

A few months ago we had the pleasure of introducing Chris Watrin to the Skope Mag readers. Now, Chris is teaming up with his former bandmate Izzy Gallegos for an exciting new project. Izzy and Chris are ready to eliminate all boundaries and transcend all expectations. With their distinct voices, unstoppable drive and solid fanbase from the past, these two have everything they need to succeed. For sneak previews and more from Izzy and Chris, follow the guys on Instagram.

Greg Amici – New Video “Ship Strike”

Greg Amici, the multi-talented musician, writer and actor, is back with his latest video for his single “Ship Strike,” scheduled for release on December 3, 2021. It’s the follow-up to the previous single, “Greenwood” from his forthcoming LP Tragicomic.

Twin Atlantic drop new track ‘Dirty’ the final taste ahead of their new album ‘Transparency’ out January 7th…

“Dirty is one of those songs that was just so fun to write and record. It’s a song that’s been in the Twin Atlantic camp for a few years, so was written pre lockdown when Ross and I were going to the studio everyday,” Sam said of the track. “I went through a stage of saying everything was “dirty” when it was good, to the point of the ridiculous, so when this type of song started to come together I wanted to make fun of that. Everything else in the song is themed after that, things that on the surface are great, but have a darker background. After more than 10 years of making sincere, heartfelt and almost serious music it was a big relief to just have fun with all the songs people have heard from Transparency so far.”

Anxious share new single “Growing Up Song” + announce dates with Knuckle Puck | New album out 21st Jan via Run For Cover Records

Anxious recently announced their debut full-length, Little Green House, due out January 21st from Run For Cover Records, and today the Connecticut-based up-and-comers are back with another new single from the record, “Growing Up Song.”

SIPHO. SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BEADY EYES’

Following the success of his latest single ‘BEADY EYES’, Birmingham-based artist SIPHO. returns with the track’s self directed video. Of the video, SIPHO. says, “We just wanted to make something moody and a little bizarre and just challenge ourselves to take my world further as a team. I’m grateful we’re just able to make it more beautiful and, most importantly, more vivid”

Ethereal New Offering ‘Focus’ from Blooms OUT NOW

“It’s about loving someone but not knowing if you’re in love with them. It’s about questioning why you can’t focus on them or feel the love they have for you, about feeling guilty for not being grateful for what you have” – Blooms shares

GASPAR NARBY SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘SO BORED’- WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Instantly commanding an audience’s attention with a song’s opening line is no easy feat. But it’s something that Gaspar achieves as he gently sings, “Honey I’m so bored, we should rob a bank, and when the cops arrive say it’s a YouTube prank.”Playing with other acts of risky rebellion, this paean to the ennui of young adulthood still dreams of a bigger future, one in which “love will still be painless and we’ll finally be famous.”

Breakthrough with Rubii’s new single ‘Both Sides’

Combining influences of trap, hyperpop and UK rap, ‘Both Sides’ is the new single from Bristol-based artist and producer Rubii. ‘Both Sides’ speaks on navigating the troubles of everyday life, tumultuous relationships with friends and coming back to the one constant that will always be there. “For me, that’s been music. Sometimes you have to set aside all the noise and focus on your moment.” Featuring London-based rap artist Mally. ‘Both Sides’ is a bright and hard-hitting burst of positivity.

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Don Q Rolls the Dice in New “Slander” Video

Since returning to music after a three-year hiatus, BX’s own Don Q has yet to show any signs of slowing down. In just the past two months, the Highbridge the Label rapper has blessed listeners with the release of his latest solo project, Double Or Nothing, as well as five music videos, including “Slander,” which receives new visuals today. On the track, Don shows why he considers his misguided opposition as little more than a novelty while he focuses on maintaining his New York rap throne.

Wild Pink share ode to John Ross’ home state of “Florida”

In February Wild Pink released their LP, A Billion Little Lights, via Royal Mountain Records. The band’s third full length, the album has been the most critically acclaimed of their career, and among the most critically beloved releases of 2021, with Stereogum calling it “one of the prettiest rock records of the past decade,” while NY Mag/Vulture making the early declaration that it’s “the best rock record of 2021,” alongside further praise fro outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, MTV, Uproxx, FADER, The AV Club and many others. Today, Wild Pink are sharing a new single called “Florida”, a song about leader John Ross’ home state. Perhaps the only song of 2021 to reference a Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen location, the song serves as a bookend to both a successful year for the band and, as Ross explains, to the A Billion Little Lights-period of Wild Pink.

Indie Rocker Waves That Stray Exposes the Vulnerability of Self-Reflection with Single “Inside My Head”

Behemoth’s Nergal Releases ME AND THAT MAN’s Third Single “Under the Spell” (ft. Mary Goore) + Official Music Video

ME AND THAT MAN and John Porter join forces again for the first time in four years!

About four years ago, the paths of Behemoth mastermind Adam Nergal Darski and guitarist & rock musician John Porter fatefully crossed. In great contrast to his previous career, Nergal joined forces with Porter to bring a whole new project to life: ME AND THAT MAN. After the first album, the two founding fathers parted ways, and Nergal went on to continue ME AND THAT MAN as a solo project featuring various prominent guest artists.

SEBASTIAN JAVIER UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HOLIDAY SINGLE “CHRISTMAS TIME”

New: Corrina Repp’s “I Luv The Valley OH!” (Xiu Xiu Cover) For Kill Rock Stars Comp

CASSYETTE RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS’ FT. KID BRUNSWICK

Following its world premiere on BBC Radio 1 as Clara Amfo’s “Hottest Record in The World”, Cassyette has released her brand new single ‘Behind Closed Doors’. Joining forces with fellow ‘grit pop’ and ‘Cultur Cult’ member Kid Brunswick, this explosive new single sees Cassyette and Brunswick unleash unhinged howls and killer screams as they tell the two sides to a gripping story of toxic unrequited love. Cassyette has also been announced as the support act for WILLOW’s sold-out headline show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on 9th December.

New York Singer/Rapper Paris Bryant Shares Visual For “Overthinking”

Recently up-and-coming singer/rapper, Paris Bryant released his vulnerable track “Overthinking”— a melodic anthem that reflects upon a damaged romance. On the single he croons “I am so tired of the games…” — he sings with a fast-paced cadence that matches his racing thoughts and as the song goes on the lyrics intensify.

Nashville Outsider Music releases holiday single “Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without You” from recording artist Tom Schreck

Nashville Outsider Music announces the digital release of “Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without You,” a new holiday single written and performed by recording artist Tom Schreck. Somber and nostalgic, the song reflects on the longing for the company of loved ones at the holidays — particularly relevant during the era of COVID protocols and social distance.

Industrial Band DI AUGER Drops Geopolitical Commentary With “Brave New World” Video

Canadian industrial act, DI AUGER has just unleashed their new video, a commentary on world-wide geopolitical issues called “Brave New World”. The concept for the “Brave New World” video was designed to capture the literal content of the song.

The message in the song is this: We are one people, one race and we exist to perpetually destroy ourselves and erase our existence from this planet. The song closes with the sarcastic view of our new collective mindfulness. Prove me and the next generation wrong.

Norah Jones meets Amy Winehouse: NPR featured

Zoe Berman is a Denver-based singer-songwriter. She accompanies her sultry vocals on the piano and guitar, often complemented by a hand-built suitcase drum played with her feet. Zoe “combines musicality and lyrical poeticism into a hypnotizing mélange of soul, Jazz, and americana music” to create a unique sonic experience that defies traditional genre classifications.

At The Gates Release New Music Video for “Cosmic Pessimism”

“’Cosmic Pessimism’ is one of the central tracks of the new record. Not only drawing the title from the Eugene Thacker book of the same name, the lyrics actually are written by Eugene himself. This is something I am very proud of, the collaboration with one of the central figures when it comes to modern day pessimism and the idea of how it correlates to cosmic horror. It is a suffocatingly strict and repetitive song, and it displays the mood of the lyrics brilliantly, in my opinion. AT THE GATES have always been fans of anything eclectic and extreme, and we are finally at a moment in our career where we feel comfortable lifting in some of these, more avantgarde influences within the at the gates trademark sound. Minimalistic neo classical influences here clash with the deutsche rock/”kraut” and no wave sounds that we love so much. The video is once again shot by Costin, our longtime collaborator, and, once again, he managed to add extra depth and texture to the music and lyrics,” states AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant about “Cosmic Pessimism”.

Matisyahu Fights Antisemitism w/Performance in Times Square

On Monday evening, Matisyahu wowed crowds in Times Square as the surprise musical guest at Shine A Light initiative’s Hanukkah menorah lighting and rally to fight antisemitism. The Grammy-nominated reggae/rap superstar performed three of his hits for an exuberant NYC crowd at the high profile event, which included speeches by New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and was emceed by Eboni K. Williams (Real Housewives of NYC.)

KRISTEENYOUNG Shares “Life Kills” Single + Music Video

Young shot and edited the video herself, and designed/made all props and wardrobe. Most of the video was shot at location, Renditions (beauty salon) on Highway 66 in St. Louis, Missouri in October 2021. Some footage was also shot at Magic Touch Auto Spa in Lodi, New Jersey.

Video Premiere: KRISTEENYOUNG – ‘Life Kills’

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Houston’s Jamire Williams shares rich and soulful new single feat. Kenneth Whalum ‘When It Gets Dark’

Leading a heavyweight band including vocalist Kenneth Whalum, guitar synth player Sam Gendel and percussionist Carlos Niño, the track presents a shimmering example of the drummer/producer’s intensely spiritual brand of soul as Whalum’s beautifully fragile falsetto are melded with densely-layered guitars, treated beats and atmospheric synths.

MIDWICH CUCKOOS Reveal Puppet Video For New Single ‘Crosses feat. David Rodriguez’ (The Casualties)

US Artist Lánre Shares New Single “LA”

Atlanta artist Lánre returns with his brand-new single, “LA”. The fast-rising artist has been going from strength to strength since dropping his debut EP, In My Dreams, last year. “LA” arrives fresh on the heels of previous release “Somebody New (graymattr Remix)”, which was supported by BBC Radio, and with his audience continuing to grow with each release, “LA” looks set to be Lánre’s biggest single to date.

Mandopop Band Century Egg Share “Mirror” Single Via Forward Music Group

New track, “Mirror” turns to the Asian pop and rock artists such as Faye Wong, Jun Togawa, Spitz, Cui Jain, Pu Shu, along with the likes of Stereolab, Sheer Mag and The OBGMs for inspiration. As with “Moving On,” this second cut deals with depression and the general oppression in life whilst trying to find a way to preserve and push on.

Binker & Moses return with new single “Feed Infinite” | Out now via Gearbox Records

Today, London jazz trailblazers Binker & Moses return with a new single titled “Feed Infinite”. The track marks the band’s first new material since their widely-acclaimed 2017 album “Journey To The Mountain Of Forever”, and its subsequent live albums “Alive In The East?” and “Escape The Flames”. The new single is ​out now via Gearbox Records (Abdullah Ibrahim, Graham Costello, Chiminyo, The Cookers, Levitation Orchestra).

Constellation welcomes Kee Avil, shares new song + video

Kee Avil is the project of Montréal producer, singer, and guitarist Vicky Mettler.

Mettler is a member of Sam Shalabi’s acclaimed Land Of Kush project, and has played in several other experimental, improv and noise ensembles. She is also a partner at Concrete Sound Studio, a recording studio and multidisciplinary production space in Montreal where she produces Live in Concrete, an online live performance series featuring Montreal artists.

Rid of Me (members of Fight Amp, Soul Glo, Low Dose) share stream of debut LP, Traveling

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania heavy, melodic, noisenik punk quartet Rid of Me, comprised of members of Fight Amp, Anxiety Spiral, Low Dose, Legendary Divorce, and Soul Glo, are set to release of their first LP, Traveling, via Knife Hits Records (digital/cassette/CD) and The Ghost Is Clear Records (vinyl) on December 3.

Mom Tudie blends Soca with beat-driven soul on jazzy new cut “Fear Leads Us On”

Ushered in by a stunning vocal turn from newcomer Nectar Woode, “Fear Leads Us On” is another charming addition to Mom Tudie’s ever expanding portfolio of lush, jazzy, beat-driven soul. Elegantly pulling together elements of jazz with Soca-leaning percussion, Mom Tudie then brings forward flashes of warm brass with colourful piano lines courtesy of London pianist and composer Erikkson Kaner.

Noah Klein shares new EP & Video feat Bearcubs

Over the last 3 years, German/American recording artist Noah Klein has emerged from the Berlin producer scene with his unique blend of crispy soulful RnB, letting us immerse our minds into his mysterious sensitive bright world. Today, he presents a new EP “after3nogoodcomes2me ” :

Artist: Aaron Janik – Album: Spectrum

Trumpeter and Massachusetts native Aaron Janik has been steeped in the discipline of music since the age of ten. His earliest introduction to music is by way of revered New England trumpeter Jack Martin, whose expert tutelage molded Aaron into a well-rounded musician, fluent in all genres.

Lord Stunnah – Love Don’t Live Here

Last year, his 2020 single “Zone” received placement on the NBA 2K21 Next Generation soundtrack. His latest release, “Love Don’t Live Here”, a poetic story over hard hitting 808’s reflecting on his past relationship is a melodic banger. We released the music video and would appreciate it if you would consider posting his video on their site. It is by far his greatest creation showing his upbringing, and extensive cinematic storytelling and is currently sitting at 50,000 views on YouTube.

The Linda Lindas Share New Track “Nino”

Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas have released the riff-laden power punk single “Nino.” The track, written for vocalist and guitarist Bela’s cat, is taken from the band’s forthcoming 2022 studio release.

NOBRO share new single ‘Julia’ via Big Scary Monsters | Mixed by Dave Schiffman (Adele, Charli XCX, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, System Of A Down, PUP)

Featuring Kathryn McCaughey’s confident, cocky yell and blistering bass lines, Sarah Dion’s signature backbone drums, (McCaughey claims drummer Sarah Dion will “go down in history as one of the best drummers in the entire world”), killer riffs from guitarist Karolane Carbonneau, and sweeping keyboard licks and bongo solos from master of percussion Lisandre Bourdages, NOBRO have become a rock and roll force to be reckoned with.

BLAKE SAINT DAVID IS SPIDER-MAN IN “A BRAVE NEW WORLD” VIDEO

Blake Saint David, the Chicago artist/singer/producer has a deep affinity for Spider-Man. Their first memory is of seeing the 2002 Tobey Maguire Spider-Man in theaters. Having been raised by their aunt they relate to Peter Parker in many ways and references to the super-hero can be found in much of their music and interviews. Today Saint David becomes Spidey in their truly incredible new video for “A Brave New World”. Directed by Chicago indie creatives New Trash, Saint David contemplates what it would be like their hero exploring a beautifully rendered, digitally constructed world. The song comes from their recently released Sooper Records debut EP Be Your Own Celebrity.

Electronic Duo BEAUTIFUL MACHINES Release New Single “Control”

“We now live in a world, ever increasing in our reliance and connection with technology, which is advancing at break-neck pace, such that life becomes blurred as to what is really driving our motivations,” says the band. “Is it the multi-faceted algorithms and AI code which drive our ‘human’ behavior? Are we even in control or have we already lost control? These drivers become the gateway to further our merge between man and machine; arguably we have already breached that threshold. ‘Control’ is an invitation to a future in the making, as we quietly relinquish control.”

BillyBio (Biohazard, Powerflo) drops “One Life To Live” music video today

The song is a call to action in authentic hardcore style and epitomizes the PMA (positive mental attitude) Graziadei lives by. Video director Antoine Combelles says “we wanted to explore his message of “unapologetically being who you want to be” with a flowing sequence seamlessly linking people together in one place, one energy and suspended in moments no one can take from them.” Co-director Vincent Jacob adds “Billy’s music is a reminder that all we have is now. We wanted to capture the urgency of that message but also the positive aspect of it. Yes, the future is uncertain, so why not try to enjoy the ride?”

KROY Shares New Video & Single “Ryan Atwood”

Today Montreal-based singer, songwriter and composer KROY has shared infectious new single “Ryan Atwood” and its accompanying video. A featherlight, glitched-out adulation of the OC’s definitive brooding outsider with a heart of gold, “Ryan Atwood” relishes in the nuance and delight of youthful infatuation.

Speaking on the track KROY says: “Ryan Atwood is a manic anthem. The whirlwind of not knowing the ceiling from the floor, numbing your limbs with nights alone. The melancholy of teenage obsession mixed with the power of adult decisions.”

The Lumineers celebrate the season with “This is Life (Merry Christmas) featuring Daniel Rodriguez”

“I’ve been a big Daniel Rodriguez fan for a few years now,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz. “We had him over for dinner one night, and my wife Brandy – against my wishes – told Daniel one of his songs was a Christmas song. The song was called ‘This Is Life’ and she suggested Daniel add ‘Merry Christmas’ to the chorus. Daniel was not insulted at all, tried it, and liked the idea. It turned out she was right, and the rest is Christmas history.”

Blacklite District “Gotta Get Outta Here” (Official Music Video) – For Fans Of: Hollywood Undead, From Ashes To New

FOREST BLAKK SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER IN “SING ALONG WITH ME” VIDEO

KHALID DROPS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PRESENT” – “SCENIC DRIVE” TAPE OUT FRIDAY

“Present” is the lead track off Khalid’s new tape “Scenic Drive” which will be released Friday via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. “Present,” which was written by Khalid came out in October to rave reviews with Complex praising his “…always on-point vocals” while Billboard stated “…the new song both embraces the tenets of old-school R&B while relying on Khalid’s warble to convey a sense of urgency, making for a nice reminder of the singer-songwriter’s talent and range.”

 

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Mulah Davinci “Proteck Ya Peace” Lyric Video | @mulahdavinci

Big Davinci Ent. presents Mulah Davinci’s “Proteck Ya Peace” lyric video. “Proteck Ya Peace” brings in production by Nikolas “LLOUIS” Andreasen and Mulah Davinci, the Georgetown, SC native drops bars on this motivational track that’s all about Protecking Your Peace. Press play and learn the lyrics today.

ANATOMY OF HABIT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Your Pure Breath” From Chicago Experimental Post-Punk/Doom Collective; Even If It Takes A Lifetime To See Release Next Month

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Your Pure Breath” from Chicago-based experimental post-punk/doom metal collective ANATOMY OF HABIT. The track comes by way of the band’s third album, Even If It Takes A Lifetime, set for release on December 10th. This will be the first of two new albums ready to be unveiled to the public.

ANATOMY OF HABIT — Alex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel) — recorded both offerings with Sanford Parker, shortly before the pandemic, with mixing (by Parker) and mastering (by Collin Jordan) carried out during the long shutdown. Along with the band’s core instrumentation, listeners will hear piano, organ, analog synth, and vibraphone woven into the songs.

Track Premiere: Anatomy of Habit – “Your Pure Breath”

Poetica Releases Official Video For Track “Unconditional” From New Self-Titled Album

Poetica has just released an official video for “Unconditional”, the latest track from their self-titled album, out now via MPress/ILS/Universal. A musical spoken-word concept album, the new 18-track collection has been described as “raw innovation…combining hushed vocals, gentle punctuation and jazzy dreamscapes” (Americana Highways). Filmed in the Hudson Valley of New York, the video – art directed by Rachael Sage and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nick Clark – premiered in Under The Radar.

Rising Star Lila Drew drops edgy music video for new single ‘Crystal Ball’

ALIX PAGE shares new single ‘Radiohead’ | Debut EP ‘Old News’ arrives January 2022

Following an influx of praise from key titles including NME, CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, Dork & Coup De Main, Southern-California born Alix Page reveals an encounter from a fever dream in ‘Radiohead’; the second single to be taken from her debut EP, ‘Old News’, due January 2022.

New Release: Miguel Pregueiro Unveils ‘For the Night’

Since releasing his debut single back in 2018, Miguel has made waves across South Africa and beyond with his original music. Inspired by his love for Latin music and his Portuguese and Spanish roots, Miguel crafts seductive pop tracks with an exotic flare. Now Miguel is back with his hot new single ‘For The Night’, with an irresistible rhythm and warming vocals, the track perfectly captures its intoxicating themes.

MANIC SINNERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM “KING OF THE BADLANDS“

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “King Of The Badlands”, the upcoming debut album from Romania’s Manic Sinners on February 18, 2022. A melodic hard rock band formed by three of the country’s most accomplished musicians, Ovidiu Anton, Adrian “Baciu” Igrisan, and Toni Dijmarescu, Manic Sinners are a welcome addition to Frontiers’ roster of talent. The new single and video, “Drifters Union“, is out now. Watch the video HERE:

Japanese Rap Royalty AWICH Joins Rock Superstars Radwimps For The Video Of Single “SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich”

RADWIMPS have shared the music video for “SHIWAKUCHA feat. Awich,” from their new album “FOREVER DAZE,” out now! Directed by up-and-coming video director, Spikey John, the video focuses on “silence” and “passion” which reflect the message of the song. A magical collaboration between Radwimps’ Yojiro Noda and acclaimed Japanese rapper Awich, as well as a simple but emotional performance by the band, and intensely beautiful lighting all help to set the scene.

APRE share invigorating new cut ‘Your Eyes’ | out December 1st

London experimental duo APRE share invigorating new effort ‘Your Eyes’, the fourth reveal from their nine-track mixtape ‘A001’, set for release February 1st 2022.

NEWS | THE NEW BARDOTS RELEASE HOLIDAY ROCK SINGLE “SANTA DON’T LIKE POLITICS” (WATCH VIDEO)

Wanting to catch the wave of political satire for the second year in a row, The NEW Bardots put down this fun, retro, rock & roll ditty with the hope of bringing us all together (no matter what your political leanings) for the Holiday season.

Indiana Frontrunners WOLFTOOTH Reveal Stoner Metal-Infused Anthem “Ahab” + Seaworthy Official Lyric

Richmond, Indiana’s WOLFTOOTH are just about to drop their colossal new Napalm Records debut, Blood & Iron, this Friday, December 3, 2021! Offering an immense slab of proto-metal influenced heaviness with a deep dose of doom essence and addictive stoner riffage, the album travels through a treasure trove of fantasy-themed lyrical influences – exploring mystical and often treacherous themes of mythology, lore and legend with a focus on sorcery, battle and non-stop adventure.

“Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records” Sequel Film To Stream Exclusively On The Coda Collection Beginning December 10th

Today, The Coda Collection has announced the forthcoming streaming release of “Accidents and Outtakes,” the rarely seen bonus film to the acclaimed documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records,” which tells the story of Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher who in 1978 opened a Chicago record store called Wax Trax!, catering to a community of misfits and turned it into the launching pad for the rise of industrial music. Featuring bonus footage, anecdotes and interviews with Trent Reznor, Al Jourgensen, Groovie Mann and more, this sequel film digs deeper into the label’s history and sheds extra light on the Wax Trax! scene and how it became a global movement. The companion film will be available to stream exclusively via The Coda Collection beginning December 10th, 2021, and an official trailer can be seen now here.

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STANDOUT RAPPER MIKE DIMES UNLEASHES HIS NEWEST SINGLE, “BACKROOM”

“BACKROOM” is the latest in a string of impressive new singles for Mike Dimes, following “WISS” and “No Trends,” both of which have collectively accumulated over 500k views on their official music videos alone. “WISS” represents being a silent threat, an acronym for a Wolf In Sheep’s Skin (WISS) and the epitome of Mike Dimes’ entrance into the industry. The rapper’s successes as an independent artist have been fueled by raw talent and lyrical ability, demonstrated by the continued performance of his one-off releases. “No Trends” has surpassed 1 MILLION streams since its release this August.

ISAIAH GRASS (Music Video) – Gives Back!

Chicago – based singer/songwriter Isaiah Grass shares the release of his new music video for his song: “Wherever You Are.” This song is about going through hardships in life, and knowing that you’ll never face them alone.

In September 2021, Isaiah Grass collaborated with Music Beats Cancer to help raise money for cancer research. Out of 2,000 musicians, he was in the Top 7 to raise the most funds for cancer research. They used Isaiah’s song “Wherever You Are” for this cause.

MAXWELL UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “OFF”

Fresh off the heels of announcing his highly awaited full-length album, blacksummers’NIGHT, arena tour and single “Off” – a “probing ballad full of bass slink” (Rolling Stone), three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum artist Maxwell unveils his music video for “Off.”

Directed by frequent collaborator Philip Andelman and shot in a vast expanse of desert, the video is a stunning, evocative counterpart to the intimate single.

Watch & Listen: London-via-Rome multi-talent Shunaji shares new video & track ‘Stay Silent’

Shunaji’s self-produced ‘Stay Silent’ nods to classic trip-hop whilst demonstrating her eye for the avant-garde as she merges the acoustic and electronic worlds to create an epic track spanning her talents as a vocalist and rapper.

Alternative-Metal Act Not My Grave Release A New Video For “Tears For”

Following the success of the single “Grey”, italian alternative-metal act Not My Grave is back with “Tears For”, new single that describes the artistic evolution of the project, as explained by them: “This song represents the need for a big personal change after a long period without satisfaction or success.By adding soft and harsh vocals, clean and distorted notes to the intensity of the lyrics we convey the message that our true power does not lie around us, but inside us allowing us to reach life changing goals, just like the main character of our song”.

Rock Band AWAKEN THE GIANT Release New Single “Hypnotize” to all major platforms!

Awaken the Giant released their new single “HYPNOTIZE” to all major platforms today!

“Hypnotize is a song about being with someone and not having to fake it, and no longer having to prove anything because your relationship is in perfect harmony” says the band.

KAI (EXO, SUPERM) RELEASES SOLO MINI ALBUM, ‘PEACHES’

“Peaches” is a medium tempo R&B song that combines addictive melody and a heavy 808 bass, with lyrics comparing romantic time spent with a loved one to a “sweet peach” in paradise. The EP consists of six songs in total, showing KAI’s diverse range.

OVTLIER Accelerates Single “Spineless” feat. Danny Leal Jr. of Upon A Burning Body

OVTLIER accelerates single “SPINELESS” featuring Danny Leal Jr. of Upon A Burning Body to all major platforms!

“Joey first asked me if I would feature on this track. Like any other I wanted to make sure it was something that I felt I could fit in with. I was super pumped on the sound this band has going and am a legitimate fan of this track” says Danny Leal Jr.

SARCASTIC SOUNDS RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “SONG YOU’LL NEVER HEAR” FEATURING MAISIE PETERS

MITCHELL TENPENNY DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO WITH FIANCÉ MEGHAN PATRICK FOR “I HOPE IT SNOWS”

Riser House/Columbia Nashville and multi-platinum #1 hitmaker Mitchell Tenpenny premiered a new music video today for “I Hope It Snows” with Warner Music Canada/Riser House Entertainment singer-songwriter and fiancé Meghan Patrick.

Mae Mae Releases New Single and Video “Apple Boy”

Produced by Adam Castilla (of The Colourist), the songs on Gummy Heart Eyes highlights Mae Mae’s unconventional yet welcoming storytelling, zooming in on her distinctive charm blends into her pop appeal. Like her first single “Squishy” – which Consequence called “an easy, playful, sunny ode to a happy afternoon” that lies “somewhere between cutesy and dreamy” – “Apple Boy” reflects how her wide-eyed wonder and optimism collide with the world around her, so much so that the imagery and symbolism in the music on Gummy Heart Eyes were propelled by her actual hunger. She recalls, “I was on a juice cleanse at the time, so I would go to the studio super hungry and we would write about food. That’s the basis for a lot of this music.”

Alt-Country Rocker Wild The Coyote Releases Rugged New Single, “Under The Weather”

Wild the Coyote has just released his alt-country single “Under the Weather.” The song follows the story of a man trying his best to keep it together for his family, but can’t shake the troubles of drugs and alcohol that are tearing his family apart. “With this song, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time and witnessed a devastating argument between family over drugs and alcohol destroying their relationship. It was painful to see the destruction those two poisons can have on a relationship, especially when there are kids in the picture. I’ve had my share of troubled run-ins with alcohol, so I went and wrote a song that hurt me to the core,” explains Wild the Coyote. “Under the Weather” is the second single from his upcoming EP, 7 Roses, due out in 2022. Visit WildTheCoyote.com for more information.

Pouya Can’t Get Out of His Head in “One Deep in the Fleetwood” Video

A staple in the packed South Florida rap scene for nearly a decade, Pouya’s rise and staying power is a testament to staying true to himself. Reflecting on his come up, Pouya shares “One Deep in the Fleetwood,” a new music video for a soulful and saxophone-drenched banger. Addressing those who think the Miami native betrayed his core values, Pouya raps “I see why they think I sold my soul / Really don’t know how deep this goes”–the haters don’t see the whole picture. Directed by MidVessel, the video echoes the song’s paranoid lyrics, as Pouya is trapped in a surveilled bedroom that’s impossible to escape, regardless of how many different ways he tries to break free. “One Deep in the Fleetwood” is a highlight track off of Blood Was Never Thick As Water, Pouya’s recent album, full of introspective anthems and mosh pit-ready bangers.

DALBY Drops New Music Video for Single “BLANKET” Produced by Tricky Stewart

EFFING HUMAN RECORDS Presents DALBY and her new video (directed by Video Rahiem) for her latest single “BLANKET” produced by legendary super producer Tricky Stewart.

Dalby’s latest single, “Blanket” is a tune that checks all boxes, mid-tempo, catchy, you can blast and sing along.

Lush Electronic Track Submission

“Here and Now” glides effortlessly with key-laden pulsations, building quaintly prior to a darker shift past the one-minute mark. The initial bouncier, effervescent qualities return shortly thereafter, then accompanied by spacey, eerie synth-laden resonance.

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New Video: Hollowed Human – Sedated – (Rock / Metal)

“We are Shame, Angst, Ire and Hope. Like you, we are people who have lived through life’s euphoric highs and descended to the darkest depths of agony. ALL of us share a compelling history. We wear a face of happiness behind a transparent mask of misery, in a suspended state of numbness and on the edge of sanity in search of balance. Collapsed in torment but but determined to endure this journey, we are the lost souls of a Hollowed Human.” – Hallowed Human

North-London newcomer Catching Cairo “When It’s Over” EP and Stunning video

Bursting with rich, soulful musicality, the newcomer’s homegrown lullaby tones glide over fresh and innovative production. Blending genres, 5 track EP “When Its Over” combines Cairo’s love for reggae, psychedelic soul, contemporary R&B and 60’s influenced harmonies as she explores how the varying genres play a role in the moods of each track.

Cosmic Crooner to unveil cinematic new single ‘Bolero’ out November 19th

‘Bolero’ is a stark contrast to his previous string of jazz-fuelled singles and is inspired by his adoration for 60s French & Italian movie scores.

KWESI ARTHUR returns with new single “Celebrate” featuring TENI

A track worthy of its title, “Celebrate” showcases Kwesi Arthur’s innate skill of capturing varying moods within his catalogue, this time offering an addictive afro-induced beat produced by Mogbeatz alongside ever-smooth lyricism from Nigerian youngstar Teni.

CROWDOWN Look Into The Depths Of The ‘Horizon’

The debut EP by Crowdown, Horizon, is raw and unflinchingly brutal with every shout and thrash of guitar accompanied by growling bass encapsulating the dark side of human emotions that weave together a story of rage, loss and despair.

Black Country, New Road share new single “Concorde” | New album “Ants From Up There” out 4th Feb via Ninja Tune

“Concorde” swings from one of the most tender moments on the new album – opening with gentle drums, twisting guitar lines and frontman Isaac Wood’s almost whisper-soft delivery – into one of its most joyous and eruptive. It continues to signal the musical evolution of the band’s new material, capturing them exploring a vast range of dynamics as they harness the power of tension and release, exercising potency in not only the explosive crescendo but also the restrained build up.

Modern Metal Unit DAGOBA Announces New Album, “By Night” & Shares New Single + Video “The Last Crossing”

Modern metallers DAGOBA are back! After putting their stamp on the metal scene with their unique blend of metal and neckbreaking grooves, and relentlessly touring and sharing the stage with legendary acts like Metallica, Machine Head and In Flames, DAGOBA’s undeniable talent was discovered by Napalm Records. Now, the French four-piece is gearing up to reach the next level with their most ambitious material yet – the punishing new full-length, By Night, out February 18, 2022 via Napalm Records!

A GOOD ROGERING Release “Face Value” On Streaming Platforms

A GOOD ROGERING have released their single “Face Value” on streaming platforms. With a career marking over a decade, A GOOD ROGERING thrive on taking their releases in unexpected directions drawing influences from southern rock to primal metal and even the Romantic period.

Out Now // Skeamer ft Ard Adz – ‘Pride’

Renowned for his London grit, hard-hitting flows, and thought-provoking bars, the South London native has gifted supporters with exactly that in this wheel-up worthy joint. Accommodating an eerie yet spacious production courtesy of Maniac (AJ Tracey, Chip, Headie One), Skeamer opens ‘Pride’ with a slew of introspective bars with his laid-back demeanour as he reflects on his journey up until now, “I never knew real until I saw death / I never knew hate until I saw feds / My daughter took her first steps and in that same year my brudda took his last breath”, he spits. Swiftly accompanied with a conversational hook between the pair, Ard Adz delivers a potent verse that follows in style.

NYC Indie Electronic Funk Artist NICK VIVID Releases Slo-Mo Video For Lo-Fi Electro Tune “Blackmail”

“I have been threatened so many times in my life, and none of them came true. Take what you want from me, you’ll never get my soul and my spirit,” says NYC solo artist and electrifying performer Nick Vivid about his newest single “Blackmail” off his album No More Secrets (released on November 12, 2021 via MegaPlatinum Records). A lo-fi synth tune about empty threats, “Blackmail” is based on the idea that the threats of others are based in fear and don’t carry that much weight in the scheme of things. “For instance, I used to get bullied in school on a daily basis growing up, but those kids never really had any power over me. Once I realized people only have the power over me that I allow them to have, it got easier to cope,” he says.

EIGHT BELLS reveal details of and video single taken from new album

EIGHT BELLS are now revealing the volcanic video single ‘Nadir’ taken from their forthcoming new album “Legacy of Ruin”, which is slated for release on February 25, 2022.

The avant-garde doom project from Portland, Oregon conceived by guitarist and singer Melynda Jackson has also unveiled cover art, tracklist, and further details of their new full-length below.

ABBIE OZARD signs to House Anxiety | ‘Grown’ Single

Manchester’s Abbie Ozard returns with new single ‘Grown’ – her first since signing to boutique London label House Anxiety, home to Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Genesis Owusu and Carpetgarden, and instrumental in launching the careers of King Krule, Courtney Barnett and Vagabon.

Album Out Now // A!MS – ‘OFFSHORE’

Flying straight into the number 1 spot on iTunes pre-orders, ‘OFFSHORE’ has already amassed over 10 million streams through the previously released smashes that have been cherrypicked from the 14-track opus. The culmination of perseverance, hard work and experience, A!MS delivers a project filled with substance, graft and endless topical content that utilises his long-established relationships, offering up a prestigious line-up of producers and artists to make this album a reality. The result is a flawless combination of different styles and ambitious artistry that sets a new bar in his musical repertoire.

MAYA ISACOWITZ – Pop – New single/video “Nature Is My Hood” – Out Now

“This song is a love song for nature, it came out of wanting to be ok with being on my own. Finding the wholeness in myself and not depending on someone else to fill a void. It was recorded partly in my home studio (surrounded by nature), and produced together with my music partner Omry Amado. As a part of conveying a sense of freedom and innocence I recorded my nieces and nephews singing the line: “Nature is my hood, I’m alone but I’m good”, and it became the main sample of the chorus.” – Maya Isacowitz

Combo Chimbita Announce Transcendent New Album ‘IRÉ’, 2022 Tour Dates With Lido Pimienta

Continuing their mystical saga, NYC’s Combo Chimbita roar back onto the global stage with the announcement of their cathartic new album IRÉ today, coming out via ANTI- on January 28. Afro-Caribbean transcendence, bewildering chants, booming drums and psychedelic distortion lay the rhythmic foundation for IRÉ, a testament to the ever expanding scope of Combo Chimbita’s sonic palette and their modes of resistance in realms both spiritual and terrestrial.

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JAC ROSS DROPS NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “NEVER SAY”

Jac Ross has just wrapped up a whirlwind holiday weekend, dropping his new track “Never Say” on Friday after Thanksgiving, followed by his first Soul Train Award Cypher performance, which premiered Sunday night on the BET & BET Her channels. “Never Say” is the first taste of what’s to come from Jac Ross, whose highly anticipated debut project will be released in 2022, kickstarting a new era for the R&B artist.

New music: Trentemøller’s Dark Psych “Dead Or Alive” Single + Video

A heady mix that also includes motorik, shoegaze, and electronic music calling to mind Joy Division, the Cocteau Twins, and Massive Attack, Memoria follows 2019’s critically acclaimed Obverse, heralding Trentemøller’s first full-length album in three years and his longest album yet, clocking in at 14 songs.

REYNA share new single + video for “Home Alone”

Mexican American electro-pop sister duo REYNA, are gifting us an early holiday treat as they present their latest single “Home Alone.” The single offers a delicately sweet love pop-based ballad, that revels in the warmth of a loved one’s comfort during the colder moments of the holiday season.

Three Days Grace Announce New Album, EXPLOSIONS, To Be Released On May 6th Via RCA Records

The band today also share their new single, “So Called Life.” The song is the first new original music from the band since their Juno Award-nominated Outsider (RCA Records), and Matt Walst of the band shares, “in these crazy & divided times, everyone needs something to take the edge off.” The new song is accompanied by a music video directed by Jon Vulpine, who reveals: “I wanted to make this video really raw and stripped down. Something high energy with extreme angles and fast movements. A bunch of old analog gear in this 70’s apartment that looked like some hoarder died in it 20 years ago and the guys just came in and recorded. I didn’t want to go for a clean and super polished look so Justin Jones, my DP suggested these rehoused 1960’s Japanese lenses for a grittier more contrasty feel. That along with different lens distortions and attachments just added to the diversity of shots.” Listen to “So Called Life” here and watch the music video here.

Stunna World Hoot “Pack Touch” Music Video | @StunnaWorldHoot

Stunna World Hoot repping Richmond, VA. and an artist with (DFE) Don’t Fold Entertainment present us his latest video “Pack Touch”. “Pack Touch” is the street anthem for all Go-Getters and Money Chasers, the official video stays true to that. Watch it Now. It’s Free Stunna World Hoot until Stunna World Hoot is FREE!!!

THE SWAGGERLIES Release New Video

Hard rockers THE SWAGGERLIES have released their video “Pretty Good At Being Bad”. The song is taken from their upcoming album The Last of the One and Onlys which is out on December 3rd.

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: THE SWAGGERLIES, “Pretty Good at Being Bad”

Viral singing sensations The Marsh Family | New single video, ‘BRING US A CANDLE’ NOW AVAILABLE!

The Marsh Family are set to officially unleash their debut single in time for Christmas on 26th November – a double A-side release. The first is a self-penned track ‘Bring Us A Candle’ and the second a cover of ‘Mack The Knife’, a hit by Bobby Darin, is in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer UK charity as an official single to raise awareness of the most common cancer in men.

Malacoda releases lyric video for “The Year Walk”

Malacoda adds – “The Year Walk gives a good glimpse as to what the rest of this EP is about. It’s aggressive, ridiculously over the top, and really friggin’ dark. This is probably my favourite of all the songs we’ve released this year. Working with Michael Farina again behind the kit on this song was great- he always brings wacky ideas to the table that we have to try.”

DRUG COUPLE- Release Seasonal Slacker-Rock Anthem:“Our December” | Fix Date For Debut Album: ‘Stoned Weekend’

December. A time for holiday cheer. Kitsch knitted jumpers. The constant ring, ring, ring of sleigh bells across the radio waves… Or not.

“Our December” is the latest single from DRUG COUPLE. A record that invites you into their kind of December.

Dance Rock Duo Disco Dicks Release Funky Single ‘Undercover Lover’

Meet analog dance-duo Disco Dicks. Blending danceable ingredients with guitars and funky elements, the musical pair have a knack for creating irresistible cosmic soundscapes. If Daft Punk were to have a love child with Royal Blood, it’d be Disco Dicks.

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Lucas Laufen shares his next melancholic single ‘Time Took Tolls’

About the song, Lucas said: “I started writing this song on a train to South Tyrol last February amidst a really big touring schedule. I’d played 30 shows over the past two months and was pretty exhausted. Watching the mountains and valleys pass by the window instead of checking emails, I kind of got lulled into this state of meditation. It made me think of other times I’d felt this way over the past year. I scribbled out a timeline, and the words and melody started to roll around in my head.

ALIAS KID – Return with New Single: “Out With The Boys”

A shot of straight-up rock’n’roll, the Manchester scene staples return with a song that oozes with a lust for life and living-it to the full.

“Where you gonna go when you find yourself running right into rock and roll” sneers Maz Thrills, his gravelled tones rising above a glorious cacophony of razored guitars in overdrive.

LGBTQ+ anti-pop anthem from Slovakia’s Karin Ann

Speak Easy Circus – ‘Sewn Up’ – sometimes you have to write a song about your favourite jeans

The story of the song is really the story of my favourite pair of jeans, that ripped and left me heartbroken, until I watched a YouTube video to teach myself how to sew. From then on, instead of throwing clothes away I started to clumsily stitch them up. It made me think of all the previous clothes I had thrown out. Why didn’t we fix more things? Why weren’t we taught to sew at school? Why was sewing seen as feminine? It seemed to me there were no downsides.

2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles – WalletHub Study

With nearly 50% of all U.S. adults being single and dating opportunities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

‘Live Your Life’ video from Kibra

The video is a beautifully shot offering that brings the track and its themes of community, heritage and paying homage to our ancestors to life in a really resounding way, and I hope it resonates with you on some level.

Corners of Sanctuary Unleash A Full Metal Assault with Latest Album Fight Till the End

Philadelphia’s traditional Heavy Metal titans, Corners of Sanctuary (COS) have come full circle with their 2021 musical Blood and Steel series, commemorating the band’s 10 year anniversary, with the release of “Blood and Steel: Fight Till the End,” on RFL Records (US).

ICYMI- “Krankenwagen” means ambulance in German- Stream Sensoren’s Latest Track!

Philadelphia based avant-garde producer, Sensoren has shared a new single, “Krankenwagen.” The completely instrumental, danceable track is an anxiety inducing joyride through the perils of the digital landscape. The track is reminiscent to 90s techno but with an overwhelming sense of our contemporary doom.

“Krankenwagen” will be appearing on Sensoren’s upcoming album, ‘Idiot Brain,’ due out in the spring of 2022.

OUT NOW: Ashaine White’s debut EP Fairytales (FFO Erykah Badu, Lianne La Havas, D’angelo, Radiohead)

Talented North London songwriter Ashaine White (ash-ay-nee) has been breaking down genre barriers with a series of brilliant singles in 2021. She’s now ready to let the world hear her debut EP Fairytales – a story of striving for authenticity in her home city.

Swedish band MAD INVASION get wild and crazy in their new single and video `Scream’n Shout’.

Swedish band MAD INVASION combines classic 70’s hard rock influences with a modern approach and soundscape. The vast experience of the band members as musicians, songwriters and performing artists − includes numerous album releases and tours over the years.

ICYMI: Giggs Releases A/B-side visuals for “Difference Ft. Rowdy Rebel and “Innocent”

Today, Giggs returns with two new singles and accompanying visuals as a A/B-side release: “Differences” featuring New York’s Rowdy Rebel, and “Innocent.” Directed by One Take (“Differences”) and BehindTheSeeNez (“Innocent”) both visuals were shot in New York, where Giggs connected with Brooklyn rapper, Rowdy Rebel, for the feature. Now able to travel internationally, Giggs has recently been spending time in the US, inspiring new material and collaboration.

Bonded Releases New Music Video For “Watch (While The World Burns)”

“Watch (While The World Burns)” follows the release of the lyric video for “Into The Blackness Of A Wartime Night”and the music video for “Lilith (Queen Of Blood)”, which was directed by Nico Schiesewitz / VIZO Films. All three tracks are off BONDED’s sophomore album Into Blackness, which was released on November 12th and just entered the official sales charts in Germany at # 77 in the first week of release.

Like Southern Fried Kevin Morby- Stream Bruisey Peets’ New Album!

New Orleans based band, Bruisey Peets has released their queer, swamp pop and piano based album, Poached Eggs. With a little help from the guys in Lost Bayou Ramblers and Brass Bed, the album is an airy yet heart-wrenching commentary on “small business capitalism” with some really gorgeous cajun influences.

Poached Eggs is reminiscent of Harlem River-era Kevin Morby with a nice dash of Hamilton Leithauser and a sizzle of country-fried twang. You can listen below!

Jaah SLT & Jasiah Are Rap’s Freddy & Jason in “I Love It”

Charlotte’s Jaah SLT haunts the nightmares of the opposition like Freddy Krueger, and like Freddy, he’s able to compose himself and deliver an iconic, comedic one-liner right before he gets you. His music embodies that unpredictable intensity that makes it feel like he could snap at any second. That energy is omnipresent on Jaah’s latest video single, “I Love It,” featuring a high-octane assist from Ohio rapper Jasiah, whose unchained hostility makes him a perfect counterpart—the Jason to Jaah’s Freddy.

Saint Etienne Share Alasdair McLellan Film For New Christmas Single “Her Winter Coat” || ‘Her Winter Coat’ EP Out Now On Heavenly Recordings

Today Saint Etienne, who released their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You in September, have announced details of their new Christmas single & EP, Her Winter Coat, out now digitally on Heavenly Recordings.

RICO CARTEL CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF THE BRAND NEW TRACK Z-CODE FEAT. HOTBOII

VIOLET BLEND (alt-metal) reveal new “Rock DJ” music video

Florentine alternative metal band Violet Blend have just revealed a music video for their new single “Rock DJ”, as well as announcing the availability of pre-orders for their upcoming sophomore album Demons. “Rock DJ” is the first single from the band’s new album which is set to drop worldwide on April 1, 2022. The music video was directed by Angelo Mura.

#ATLTOP20 #Certified!!! Stoner Road Music Empire Presents: J. Lock – “City Life” [New Video]

LexMo Turns The Volume Up On New Single ‘PST’

Refusing to be confined to a single genre in ‘PST’, LexMo channels her alt-rock and pop-punk alter ego, ditching the sparse production and emotionally gutting lyrics of her recent single ‘Think Of Me’ in favour of fast-paced guitars, driven tempo, punchy verses and a chorus that shows the fiercely honest singer-songwriters ear for an undeniable hook. The lyrics continue on the same path laid by her previous singles, in under three minutes LexMo unpacks her relationship struggles, laying everything on the table and ending the song asking “Would you even listen?”

FKA TWIGS AND CENTRAL CEE SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MEASURE OF A MAN”

Directed by Diana Kunst the music video incoporates exclusive footage from “The King’s Man”. Speaking on the track FKA twigs said: “This song has such a different sound which is a challenge, you’ve got to really embody the song. For me especially with my vocals, I had to pull a different side of my artistry out” followed by Central Cee who commented that “what I listen to when it comes to trying to find beats is something theatrical, it needs to sound like a movie. And that’s exactly what’s going on with this song, it sounds like it’s made for a movie regardless.”

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TERSIVEL release video/single “Weeping Iron Tears”

After two well-received album and a handful of smaller releases, TERSIVEL are ready to take a step forward a show you their musical evolution. “Weeping Iron Tears”, the first digital single of the International three-piece upcoming studio album, shows a dramatically increase in intensity in the musical approach. Borderlining post-metal with a solid dose of death/doom metal, Tersivel era 2021 is a monolithic offer that conveys atmospheres of Enslaved, The Ocean, Gojira and even early Opeth at the same time.

CANDIACE DROPS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “IS IT ENOUGH?”

She steps up with her most soulful and sensual track to date boosted by organic instrumentals and a bumping bass line. It builds to a peak as she asks, “I got everything right here. Is it enough for you?” In the sizzling visual directed by Mignotae Kebede and Mansa Johnson, CANDIACE seductively dances in a pool of purple-tinted water before she changes fits into a gorgeous flowing gown. Her style and spirit shine on-screen.

Tide of Yul – In the Fire

BOUT TIDE OF YULYule Oswald aka Tide of Yul is a Christian singer-songwriter and rap artist. Her music is distinctive, with its tribal tones and warm African rhythms. Elements of pop and hip hop are also incorporated, creating a unique brand that is true to her, within the context in which she lives.Her passion for music developed at a young age, and was encouraged and nurtured by a very musical and creative family.

MA’s Blak Madeen Reinforces The Culture With New Video”Takin You To School” FT Chuck D & El Da Sensei (Remix)

Blak Madeen (Al-J & Yusuf Abdul-Mateen) reinforce their place in the culture with a new video Takin You To School (Summer School Remix) FT Chuck D & El Da Sensei. Directed by SandoFilms and produced by C-Doc, the visuals pinpoints them at In Your Ear Records in Boston, MA capturing the essence of Hip Hop by going through stacks of vinyl with Chuck D making a surprise appearance on the third verse. “Getting El Da Sensei on this was definitely a go because of the Boom Bap feel” says Al-J. “Chuck D was the main reason we signed to SpitSLAM. For him to be featured in this video is a pretty huge honor for us” says Yusuf. The original track is featured on their latest album “Let The Good Get Even” FT. Freeway, Sadat X, Tragedy Khadafi, Blacastan, Daddy-O and More. Check It out now on your preferred digital streaming provider via *SpitSLAM Records*.

Breadman – Lightswitch – Out Now

Lightswitch was inspire solely from the idea of people who half do things. They wanna be stars, wanna have fame, wanna sing or rap but are simply not willing to put in the work to make it happen. So they always “on and off.” This song was intended as a direct message with a hard edged, catchy flow and a rock star vibe.

AGE OF ATHENA Release New Single

Canadian metal band AGE OF ATHENA have released their song “Together We Fall” on all streaming platforms. The song is from their upcoming album Gate to Oblivion which will be released on December 17th.

French Alternative/Metal Rockers PERSEIDE to re-release “Fade Away” digital single + official music video

After already re-release some singles from the album, French alternative-modern-metal/rockers from Lyon PERSEIDE will reissue their debut full-length effort ‘The Only Thing’ worldwide – with a brand new artwork – on December 10th and CD/Digital through Wormholedeath.

In the meantine, each month, both band and label will put again in the light one of the previous singles of the album. So the third one one is “Fade Away”, available with its official music video on YouTube.

REGIONAL ONE PREMIERES A STRIKING VIDEO FOR NEW COMMANDING SINGLE “SOLD!”!

The stage is set as the auctioneer raises his gavel in the new music video for Regional One’s debut EP title track, “Sold!”, during which a hyper-rich, secretive, elite class of individuals bid for the souls of those less fortunate than themselves.

Franz Von ‘Power Be You’ x Skope Magazine

Inspiring his listeners to embrace their inner strength and empower themselves, this is the first single taken from his forthcoming EP that infuses elements of UK hip hop, traditional sounds of the diaspora in with jazz and electronic sounds.

VIDEO: Jessica Wilde drops ‘LA Boy’ visual

Her eager Instagram following has also been expanding rapidly and lapping up Wilde’s regular ‘P*ssy PWR’ playlists and IG Live series, with which she showcases her favourite female artists as her comedic alter-ego; ‘Ya gurl Charlene’. So much so that there will now be a P*ssy PWR’ live night in London on 1st December! If you’d like to come check it out on the guestlist, let me know!

New Release: Eliyanah – ‘Somebody Else’

Soft grooving percussion echoes through nostalgic keys, angelic vocals, ethereal harmonies and bouncing basslines, as she blends the very best of indie, pop, alternative and electronic elements.

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KWESI ARTHUR returns with new single “Celebrate” featuring TENI

A track worthy of its title, “Celebrate” showcases Kwesi Arthur’s innate skill of capturing varying moods within his catalogue, this time offering an addictive afro-induced beat produced by Mogbeatz alongside ever-smooth lyricism from Nigerian youngstar Teni.

Supreme Unbeing release new high-octane single “Hide The Beast” featuring ELEINE vocalist Madeleine Liljestam

SUPREME UNBEING is a mysterious 5-piece metal band led by vocalist/prophet Zac Red, with his fellow prophets D.Vine (Lead Guitar), D.Sciple (Rhythm Guitar), Unknown (Bass) and Al Mytee (Drums). Although the band just recently transformed from animated characters into real flesh and blood entities, their impact has been felt in the physical domain since the release (October 2020) of their debut full-length album Enter Reality which garnered an 8/10 rating in Metal Hammer (Greece) and a 3rd place in “Album of the Year 2020” according to the readers of Sweden Rock Magazine, amongst other noteworthy accomplishments such as landing Spotify Editorial Playlist placements on Thrashers and New Metal Tracks, and combining a staggering +5.5 million digital and video streams in less than 12 months since the debut.

SINGER/SONGWRITER KAMAE INIGUEZ RELEASES FIRST DUET “TRAJECTORIES COLLIDE”

“Trajectories Collide” is the third single released as part of the “Meet You In My Dreams” collection with all 14 tracks self-written by Kamae, including this newly released track that was co-written with the independent artist, Tusi.

Much like “Trajectories Collide”, you can expect all tracks within the “Meet You In My Dreams” compilation to be pop-driven with a sprinkling of creative visual elements in the songwriting and composition. Kamae’s pop songwriting is the amalgamation of her eclectic and broad music taste, with her style being described as “Pop with an experimental flair” . The narrative of her tracks is influenced by folk artists like “Passenger”, whereas her production and imagery present more towards synth-pop/electronic music artists such as “Owl City”.

Julie Doiron’s I Thought Of You, her first solo release since 2012, is out now on You’ve Changed

Julie Doiron is back with I Thought Of You, her first solo record since 2012’s So Many Days. Every bit an instant classic as only she can masterfully create, Julie Doiron emanates a radiative force with nothing more than her guitar and her unmistakably indomitable voice. Julie Doiron is a maker of songs and a teller of stories, wielding her instruments like a craftsperson would their tools.

WATCH “Freightrain” Official Music Video Here:

JOETOWN released his new single titled “Freightrain” on all streamable & downloadable platforms via Mindsnap Music / Von Artist Inc. and distributed by The Orchard / Sony. The single features special guests Matt Starr (Ace Frehley and Mr. Big) on drums, Jimi Bell (Autograph, Geezer Butler and House of Lords) on lead guitar and Mike Duda (WASP, Hookers and Blow) on bass. The song was produced & mixed by Joe Delaney and mastered by Steve Turnridge. In addition, he also released the official music video for the single that was shot and edited by Joe Delaney.

Experimental Quintet Apple Sauce Are Back With New Single ‘Alexa’

Combining technicality, soaring vocals, guttural screams, and a flare for the unique and ridiculous, Apple Sauce know how to make a statement and turn heads. Since their introduction to the scene, the quintet have displayed their layers of diverseness and lightheartedness, and every track they put out will keep you interested, as they give out different kinds of experience each time; with songs about pizza-making and the like.

The Mother “Clay Mask Clown” Out Today | New LP ‘Glowing Lantern’ Out Next Friday 12/3

“The feeling of having a clay mask over my face was coming on, among other unpleasant symptoms, during episodes of acute anxiety I was having surrounding a difficult time in an important relationship,” explains The Mother Hips’ Tim Bluhm. “I’ve come to learn that a mask can represent the ‘repression of the cooperative self,’ as well as the ‘angry state of the unjustly condemned ego.’ That all makes a lot of sense in the context of the lyrics, I will sheepishly admit.”

Ama Lou Releases New EP “At Least We Have This”

“I have been away for damn near two years,” the 22-year-old musician says. “I have been making my album with a good friend. When we were coming to the end of the project, I wanted to get that creative rush back and thought this album deserved a big introduction, so I put together the idea for this EP.”

Swedish Rockers DICTATOR SHIP Release New Single “Sorry State”

Sweden’s Dictator Ship are back with their explosive new single “Sorry State”. A dynamic and raw rock ‘n’ rock track with rhythmical variations, vocal harmonies, and melodies that stick. The new track is tied together by the same retro-inspired, live-recorded sound that could be heard on the band’s 2020 debut album ‘Your Favorites’. The band comments on their new single:

Blueface drops new single “Chose Me” ft. BLXST

Platinum-selling rapper Blueface is back with his new single and visual “Chose Me” featuring LA artist & producer BLXST. “Chose Me” has Blueface coasting over this BLXST-produced beat tapping into a smoother side not often seen. The accompanying video directed by Keemotion (Latto, Young Miami, Bankroll Freddie), shows Blueface in the lap of luxury, but at what cost? As BLXST sings “Something told me, I didn’t chose this lifestyle, it just chose me.” “Chose Me” is the follow-up to his recent “TikTok Remix” featuring Justina Valentine, “B!TCH#S” and viral hit “Outside” (Better Days)” featuring OG Bobby Billions. All songs will appear on Blueface’s third studio album dropping in early 2022.

NORWAY’S RISING STAR ASH OLSEN SHARES HER DEBUT EP ‘ASHY’ FEATURING THE NEW SINGLE ‘DAT THING LIKE ME’

Not many rappers grow up on a farm. But Norway’s biggest breaking talent, 21-year-old Ash Olsen, isn’t your average rapper. Spinning hypnotic rhymes inspired by her life in rural Norway with the bravado of an American street rapper, she’s ready to graduate from her bedroom to the big stage.

SNOOP DOGG RELEASES OFFICIAL “MAKE SOME MONEY” VIDEO FEATURING FABOLOUS & DAVE EAST

For Skope: Nicky Romero returns to Universal Music with radio-friendly pop/dance smash “Why Do I Call”

Scandinavian pop-punkers release the edgy ballad ‘SMBDY’ for Christmas

The new single ‘SMBDY’ dropped today, Friday 26th November on Sailor Music.

The duo Beach Of Diamonds has spent time redeveloping themselves, and is finally back with a fresh and more dynamic sound which might appeal to a wider audience while still sticking to their pop-punk roots with a hint of Blink-182 and Weezer to it.

Toronto-Based, Avant-Garde Artist Wrené Breaks Boundaries with New Video Premiered via Wonderland

Wrene states “‘Dark Matter’ is a 4 track EP that explores lyrical introspection paired with heavy noise, and a thematic motif of outer space. It is musically consisting of electronic textures, modular synths, distorted guitars, and manipulated strings. All of these elements, surrounding an emotive, and at times operatic vocal performance- contribute to an atmosphere that is eerie and vastly haunting. Each song is a representation of inner emotional turmoil, and the dialogue within- coming to light as a catharsis in times of social isolation. Dark-Matter is self-written, produced and performed. It features Devlin Flynn on guitar, backing screams/vocals, additional synth, and with mixing by Bernie Cisternas.'”

Premiere: Wrené – “Dark Matter”

DUNCAN LAURENCE CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SONG, “WISHES COME TRUE”

“Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved Christmas for the lights, the presents and the food. But as I’ve grown older things hold different value to me,” says Duncan Laurence. “It’s not as much about materialistic things. It’s about the moments we spend together with the people we love most. It’s hard to wish for more when everyone I love is next to me.”

Nell & The Flaming Lips Release ‘Where The Viaduct Looms’ Album || Out Now on Bella Union / PIAS

Where the Viaduct Looms comprises nine Nick Cave cover versions with vocals and instrumentation by 14-year-old Nell Smith and instrumentation and production by The Flaming Lips. The album was mastered by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios. Nell and the Lips have previously shared videos for ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘The Ship Song’.

CANDIACE RELEASES NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE & VIDEO “HEARTBREAK ON CHRISTMAS”

Written by Nye Davidson and produced by Hazel [Tamar, Akon], sultry R&B grooves highlight her vocal prowess as she laments a lonely holiday season. The song builds into a steady rhythm as she sings, “Don’t feel like it’s Christmas, cause Santa won’t give me my wishes.”

INSOLACE LETS LOOSE WITH MESMERIC NEW SINGLE “MAYBE IT’S JUST ME”!

A GOOD ROGERING Release New Video

Eclectic ensemble A GOOD ROGERING have released a video for their single “Face Value”. With a career marking over a decade, A GOOD ROGERING thrive on taking their releases in unexpected directions drawing influences from southern rock to primal metal and even the Romantic period.

Zack King Shares his Message of Growth and Change in “Hit and Run”

Out in the suburbs of Minnesota, the winters are long, harsh, and biting. However, it all feels a little warmer with local singer-songwriter Zack King around. Life is simpler out there, and he, armed with an acoustic guitar and a heart of gold, just wants everyone to stop for a moment and take it all in. A fanatic for ’90s nostalgia a la Matchbox Twenty, Zack toyed around with music his whole life before turning it into a professional pursuit after graduating college. Like many, he found himself feeling lost after graduation, and turned to his music to confront those feelings. “I found peace and happiness through creating music,” he shares. In 2020, King released his debut album “Mess,” a moving collection inspired by past relationships, everyday challenges, and the never-ending pursuit to become the person he was meant to be. It’s an album that marked personal and professional triumph for the artist, showcasing a remarkable vulnerability that immediately captivated a devoted fan base of listeners. Now he’s ready to reveal new music in 2021.

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North-London newcomer Catching Cairo “When It’s Over” EP and Stunning video

Bursting with rich, soulful musicality, the newcomer’s homegrown lullaby tones glide over fresh and innovative production. Blending genres, 5 track EP “When Its Over” combines Cairo’s love for reggae, psychedelic soul, contemporary R&B and 60’s influenced harmonies as she explores how the varying genres play a role in the moods of each track.

Vintage Culture Remixes Chris Lorenzo’s “California Dreamin'” Ft. High Jinx

“Chris Lorenzo’s new track ‘California Dreamin’‘ is on fire!” says Vintage Culture. “My intention is to throw gasoline on the fire…. thrilled to remix the song, shout out to Chris Lake and the Black Book/Astralwerks team.

John Alone dissects the ruthless chase of wealth on new EP ‘Scared Money Pt.1’

London is home to many of the most exciting emerging voices in music, and Nigerian-born John Alone undoubtedly sits at the top of the pile. Following the welcome reception of his last two singles ‘Ego’ and ‘Show Up’, the enigmatic, young neo-soul artist presents his second EP of the year ‘Scared Money Pt.1’.

New Album from Platinum-selling Artist – Simon and the Island

Simon Ward’s musical monogram is marked by his knack for camouflaging a downhearted song within a cleverly constructed poppy tune. Oftentimes, listeners will be singing at the top of their lungs and dancing along, when they suddenly realize the rawness that courses through the lyrics, making the music all that more relatable. In his day job as principal songwriter and frontman of The Strumbellas, Simon, along with the five other members on stage, engulf sad songs with big, glorious sounds.

New Release: Essosa – ‘LEMONADE’ | OUT NOW

Essosa is a 20 year-old singer, songwriter and dancer based in London. With a string of releases in 2021 already, her new single ‘LEMONADE’ follows on from the artist’s EP ‘Dreamworld’. Honing her craft as she writes new music, Essosa steers away from the dreamy soundscapes of her latest EP for an upbeat R&B dance anthem with ‘LEMONADE’.

‘Live Your Life’ video from Kibra

JADE Release New Video For “Forget Everything”

An intimate song for the artist, as she says: “This song was born after a very special event for me. My dad and I had a conversation. We always struggled a lot with our relationship. My dad comes to me one day after revealing he had a tumour in his brain and he desperately wanted talk to me and apologise for his dad’s behaviour up until that moment. He asked forgiveness. That moment was the best and the most difficult in my life, it opened my heart and we eventually fixed our relationship becoming stronger and a new couple of father-daughter that I always have wanted. My dad is now fine and he is healthy. ‘Forget Everything’ talks about the walls that people build through relationships by not talking, not fixing the problems, preferring to remain in silence fearing to open up their hearts. Forget about what happens in the past trying to move on, as the past is the past and we cannot get in return the time we’ve lost. It talks about how breaking those walls can be the hardest but the best decision ever and how the time is big part of it as the more we wait to solve and face the reality, the more we separate and we are distant from these people and then it can be too late. Trying to be more brave and go beyond these “walls” that become bigger and higher that everyday goes by. I want people to relate and I want to give a message that it is never too late to fix something, I found my dad again at 33 years old and it is like everything started from the beginning”.

Pass Away Release Thirty Nine

Happy Black Friday!! Today marks the official release of Thirty Nine by Brooklyn’s own Pass Away. Featuring members of I Am the Avalanche and Crime in Stereo, Pass Away have put together ten impressive tracks of heart-on-your-sleeve punk that are driven by Mike Ireland’s vivid lyricism. Pass Away has a penchant for focusing on the moments between smoking, drinking, late nights, and doing it all over again. It feels ritualistic and part of the very DNA that makes Pass Away stand out amongst their peers. If you’re looking for some fresh tunes to cleanse your ears of any terrible Thanksgiving arguments, hit play on Thirty Nine now. Vinyl preorders are available from Suburbia Records and will ship in the upcoming months.

GWAR AND KNUCKLEHEADZ TO RELEASE GWAR HALF PINTS

Knuckleheadz is proud to partner with the almighty GWAR to bring you Series 1 of the GWAR Half Pints. This set features Blothar, JiZMak and Beefcake. All Half Pint figures have different attributes making the size vary, but are all approximately 4 inches in height. Figures come packaged in their own box. They are expected to ship the 2nd week of December, so you Bohabs should be able to get them in your grubby hands and under your tree just in time for Xmas!

Upon seeing the figures, the Berserker Blóthar demanded to know: “What sorcery is this?! Someone has shrunk us down so small we are barely visible. This is fucking adorable! We will kick the ass of every toy under the tree.”

Halfpints

THE UK’S MOST BELOVED CHOIR THE KINGDOM CHOIR SHARE THEIR NEW EP ‘TOGETHER AGAIN’

The Kingdom Choir have gone from strength-to-strength after coming to global attention with their inspirational performance at the Royal Wedding in 2018 in front of an audience of two billion people. Since then, The Kingdom Choir have sold-out shows all over the world, including a prestigious performance at the Royal Albert Hall; hit the Top 20 of the UK Official Albums Chart with their debut album ‘Stand By Me’, which also received Breakthrough certification from the BRITs/BPI in recognition of 30,000+ sales from a new artist; and enjoyed a spell on Radio 2’s A-list with their first original song ‘Real Love’.

MxPx Releases Pop-Punk Christmas Tune “Hold Your Tongue and Say Apple”

“”Hold Your Tongue and Say Apple” accidentally has immaturity and wisdom all baked into one happy messed up message…but it’s coming from a fun place. A song my kids won’t hear because I don’t want to have to tell them what an asshole is and that no, even though Dad says it, A- hole is not really a nice name to call your teacher! In case you missed it, the A-hole can be all of us — but mainly, it was me.” – Mike Herrera

Kid Bookie debut album ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ – out now!

‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ is, ultimately, an album “for the outsiders”, those that refuse to be pigeon-holed by society and is a rallying cry for self-acceptance and individualistic expression whilst also touching upon Bookie’s own internal demons. This album is “​​a showcase of eclecticism, influence and identity,” he says. ” To be more than the print of a rapper, to express my introspections, my vulnerability, my voice. To challenge who I am more than who I was, unlearning fear and going against the traditional mould.”

Award-Winning Bluegrass Artist Becky Buller Releases The Christmas 45, Vol. 2

Bluegrass virtuoso Becky Buller is celebrating the release of two new holiday tracks today packaged as The Christmas 45, Vol. 2 on Dark Shadow Recording. Produced by Dark Shadow label head Stephen Mougin, Christmas 45, Vol. 2 features original tracks “The Box” and “Mary Rocked Her Baby” featuring The Fairfield Four. Buller debuted “Mary Rocked Her Baby” with The Fairfield Four live, in-studio on WSM AM’s Coffee, Country & Cody on November 15th.

Mike Dean co-sign KOFLOWS drops visuals for latest hit track “Reason”

Following up from his innovative 2020 hit project “Universoul”, Koflows returns to the sound-sphere with the explosive track “Reason”, showcasing his assertive bars and powerful melodic flows. Gaining the East Asian star regular playtime from acclaimed US radio stations SiriusXM Radio, New York Power 105.1 and Boston Jam’n 94.5.

Check Out IMMERSER Official Lyric Video for “Invoking the Priestess;” FFO Failure, Gemini Syndrome, In This moment, Type O Negative, Violent Idols

Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official lyric video for his new single, “Invoking the Priestess.” Written, performed by, produced, and engineered by John Logan Parsons III, “Invoking the Priestess” features Kellii Scott (Failure, Queens Of The Stone Age, Veruca Salt) on drums.

Gammer & Darren Styles Unveil New Single “Superhorn” Out Now via DIM MAK

Following the release of his animated single “Quit” with Hudson Mohawke, UK-based producer Gammer returns to the limelight with a stimulating new banger “Superhorn” with Darren Styles. Out November 26th on Dim Mak, Gammer & Darren Styles’ “Superhorn” combines the forces of two leading hardstyle junkies for one supercharged party starter.

ACID’S TRIP: watch new video “No More Fucks” available!

Swedish hard rock firestorm ACID’S TRIP share their brand new video “No More Fucks” exclusively on New Noise Magazine. The song is taken from their debut album ‘Strings of Soul’, released this spring on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Says the band: “This steamy video was made together with the brilliant video director and drummer of Electric Hydra – Dennis Åhman. We put together a hot mess while smoking out the epic fumes of our track ‘No More Fucks’ from our debut album ‘Strings Of Soul” – released on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. It’s a rock’n’roll track filled with energy and wicked guitar licks that will make you wanna rip this joint. Let’s go!”

Video Premiere: Acid’s Trip – ‘No More Fucks’

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Indietronica Four Piece LAZYRAVE Return with ‘Snakey’

Indietronica four-piece LAZYRAVE return with their new single ‘Snakey’. Following on from their recent release ‘Lazy Raver’, the new single is an attitude-filled indie rave track. As the guys say, “we’ve all known a snakey rat”, the track holds a relatable theme to all, inspired by the snakes that LAZYRAVE have experienced slithering in and out of their social circles. ‘Snakey’ once again shows off LAZYRAVE’s signature propulsive energy.

GRACE AIMI SHARES VIBRANT, MOVING DEBUT ALBUM IF

Aimi explores this reflective, inspiring tone with the lead single “If,” on which she rhythmically rattles off her experiences with fake love yet stands firm in her refusal to settle until she finds the real thing. She knows she’s worth it. “My love is a drug, it might be lethal,” she sings in the chorus. “But I swear you the trip is no compare.” The slow-burning, soulful August single “What’s Perfect?” again showcases Aimi’s intoxicating melodies and a soothing lo-fi vibe that she originally explored on the evocative March ballad “True Feelings”—which shines anew in its place on If. Each song is a little different, but they all add new colors and textures to the otherworldly pop Aimi has dedicated herself to making over the last few years.

TURKEY VULTURE Release New Song

TURKEY VULTURE have released their song “Fiji”. The song is from their upcoming album Twist the Knife which comes out on January 14 2022.

Drummer Jim Clegg Comments:

“‘Fiji’ is about the surveillance and lack of privacy Truman Burbank suffers during the movie The Truman Show. Art imitates life, and this situation continues with social media today.”

NEW RELEASE: PAUL PAYNE837 – CHINJAKO STEP (FEAT. DJ VICTOR256 & KALUYA )

Chinjako is a bemba word that means “Change.” The release of “Chinjako step” will follow the unstoppable success of his recent joint mixtape TBA with EDM producer Dmstry (as well as emerging winner of the Best International Artist of the year at the GX Awards UK).

AVANT-GARDE NOISE ROCK COLLAB, BUÑUEL, DEBUTS NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “WHEN GOD USED A ROPE”

The prominent avant-garde noise rock band known as BUÑUEL has unveiled plans to release their third album, Killers Like Us, on February 18th with Profound Lore Records. Today, the group has unveiled the record’s first new track, “When God Used A Rope,” accompanied by beautifully chaotic video directed by Jacopo Rondinelli. Watch now at the link below.

BLOOD RED SHOES – Release: ‘I Am Not You’ || New Album: ‘Ghosts On Tape’ – out Jan ’22

Produced by Grammy nominated producer Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood) and recorded at Echo Zoo Studios in March 2020, the new single is a song born from pure, unbridled, venomous rage.

“The song takes industrial synths, and guitars distorted through the cheapest digital interfaces we could find and smashes them together into one harsh metallic slab of pure rage.” Explains Steven Ansell.

Jump Off The Cliff with SATE

She is a fierce artist with a dirty soulful rock sound with bluesy punk attitude. She just released an album connected to her love for the Tarot and is named after the hero of the Tarot deck, “THE FOOL”! I’ve been told by SATE that this card is about beginnings, trust, and stepping off a cliff with ultimate faith in the universe.

Video: Born I – Unenlightened

Born I’s latest visual offering “Unenlightened” is more than a music video. Its a short film that is, on the surface, a love letter to the manga and film series “Lone Wolf and Cub” and the story of Yasuke, the African Samurai. On a deeper level, “Unenlightened” is a spiritual allegory about overcoming our inner demons.

Bam&Co.Heavy – Canada’s Nova Spei Drop New Video “Sorcière” Off New Album “Sequentis”

“Sorcière” is the third single off of Quebec’s Nova Spei recently released second album “Sequentis”. This sophomore record is more cohesive than their previous one, their 2017 self-titled debut. On this new album, they stay high energy, focusing on how they will translate their music to the stage.

The majority of Nova Spei’s lyrics focus on relatable experiences that people have regularly in their lives. They describe the meaning behind “Sorcière”:

“We created this album as a more ‘’metal’’ album, with lots of energy and powerful riffs. The summary of the single is that it represents our vices, our weaknesses, which can lead to an unhealthy relationship.”

British alt/pop – Battling mental health

Inspired by Bon Iver and The 1975 and their ability to fuse electronic elements with traditional band compositions, “Love Gets Me Down” blends these two worlds to create something which is comfortingly familiar, yet excitingly new.

Artist: Dooley and Baldwin – Track: Taligate

Titled Tailgate, this track celebrates football fans who can’t afford tickets to college games but attend the tailgate festivities outside the game. These fans are often from the country; plus, the melody and instrumentation for the song were crafted to fit the country genre and country playlists. This is a fun song. When played live, we have the crowd singing along and shouting “FRIED CHICKEN!”

New Video: Terrorential – Flood The Earth – (Thrash/Death Metal)

Have you ever woken up and just thought to yourself, fuck this, fuck that, fuck this cunt, fuck that cunt and fuck the whole world? Well, that’s how I felt one day, I can’t remember exactly why I was so pissed off but I was just pissed off at everything. I thought to myself If I was some sort of Super Villan I would make it rain until the whole planet floods, then move the earth closer to the sun so it boils everything and kills everything then bring it back to the goldilocks zone and start again. I picked up my guitar and wrote the riffs and the song in basically one day, I was just really angry but to be honest after I wrote the song I felt better hahaha, I guess I just needed to let it all out. In the chorus the lyrics go “Bring the fucking world down, with total destruction” but the original lyrics were “Bring the fucking world down, with all the corruption” but it sounded to political and I changed corruption to destruction as it sounded more METAL to me and that way the listener can interpret it their own way. That’s one thing I love about METAL music, it helps you get out all your hate and frustration in the music, it can also make you happy, sad, energetic, it depends on the song, I guess. – Terrorential

MARVELL ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘NEEDLE’, NEW EP ‘COMFORT IS KING’ OUT DECEMBER 9 PRE-SAVE NOW

Sydney rockers Marvell have today announced their most powerful single to date – Needle, a true journey of a song that describes the hardships, trauma and impossible hope that accompanies a cancer battle, released today. Accompanying the track is an equally affecting video, made in collaboration with Brae Fisher (Dear Seattle). Needle precedes Marvell’s new EP, Comfort Is King which is set for release on December 9 – fans can pre-save the record now and Sydneysiders can check out the band’s dynamic live show when they play Avalon RSL on December 4.

The Sea Gypsies ‘Daydream’ return with uplifting new single ‘Where We Left Off’

Armed with the type of energy we should all be taking into this summer, Central Coast five-piece The Sea Gypsies present their new track, ‘Where We Left Off’.

A reflective song that takes stock of the band’s journey over the past year and a half, tinged with optimism as they look forward to a fruitful year ahead, ‘Where We Left Off’ is a sun-kissed three-and-a-half minute indie romp. Following on from the band’s previous single ‘Daydream’, ‘Where We Left Off’ is an exciting taste of what’s to come from The Sea Gypsies as 2022 beckons.

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New Music // emie nathan – “closed doors” (Debut EP out this Friday)

Today top newcomer emie nathan releases her powerful, invoking new song “closed doors” ahead of this Friday’s launch of her debut EP “white light” via Platoon. In what is a busy time for the talented singer-songwriter, fans will be able to catch her at her first-ever headline show at Laylow in London on December 9th.

Charlie Reed (mem. Spread Joy, Divino Niño, Twin Peaks) Announce Eddy LP, Share “Don’t Drop Me” Single + Video via Brooklyn Vegan

Today, Charlie Reed (Luke Trimble, Colin Croom, Nick Beaudoin, Nora Chin, Nolan Chin, Tyler Bixby, and Justin Vittori) announces their forthcoming album, Eddy, due May 1, 2022 via Earth Libraries. Alongside the announcement, the band share their record’s lead single, “Don’t Drop Me.”

FRENCH MONTANA RELEASES VIDEO FOR “BAG SEASON” FT. LIL TJAY

WATCH LOLO ZOUAÏ IN “SCOOTER” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Earlier this month, budding global pop star Lolo Zouaï shared her mesmeric new single, “Scooter” via Keep It On The Lolo/RCA Records. Today the official music video arrives, directed by Piotr Lebryk and shot in Paris during Paris Fashion Week. Racing on a fuzzy hot pink scooter, the visual fully encapsulates Lolo’s brand of sweet meets sour pop.

Austrian Duo HVOB Drop Official Video for New Single “Bruise” || Out Today on Different Recordings / PIAS

Following four studio albums and one live album, HVOB are about to release their sixth album, TOO— an angry, tender, vulnerable, determined account of a generation’s search for life. The album explores extremes in concept, content and sound and will unfold over the course of six months. HVOB shared the first track from the album “Bruise,” an entrancing, dark dance track last week and today they share the official video.

QUANDO RONDO RELEASES BRAND NEW TRACK “THE REALEST”

Years & Years Release New Single, ‘Sweet Talker’ with Galantis

Showing no signs of taking his fearless foot off the pedal, Olly Alexander aka Years & Years returns today with “Sweet Talker” a brand new collaboration with Galantis, taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Night Call,’ set for release January 7th via Interscope Records.

LA ROUX smashes microwave ovens in cover of GANG OF FOUR’s “Damaged Goods”

La Roux’s “Damaged Goods” cover numbered among Andy’s last and favorite collaborations. It was recorded by La Roux—multi-award-winning artist Elly Jackson—at Andy’s request and with his input, including a session at his personal studio, for The Problem of Leisure, the album he was working on at the time of his sudden death in February 2020. The album, released in June 2021, and featuring artwork by Damien Hirst, attracted rave reviews.

Moneybagg Yo Shares Video For “Scorpio ft. Ja’niyah” Today

Darkwave Band, TIGERCIDE Brings Chaos & Harmony To Their Single, “I Of Tiger”.

Darkwave band, TIGERCIDE has just unveiled their new single, “I Of Tiger.”

“I Of Tiger” taps the soul, a reminder to be aware of the chaos of one’s external and internal world. It’s a song of discernment and following one’s true path regardless of the way the world moves. Mind and body in harmony, as no one can disarm the soul but one’s own self.

SCATTERED HAMLET Release New Video

Southern rockers SCATTERED HAMLET have released a lyric video for their song “Lowdown” at V13.net. The song is from their new album Stereo Overthrow which was recently released.

The band comments:

“‘Lowdown’ sounds like a high speed car chase on a back country road. Mostly because we recorded it drunk on bourbon in the back of a box truck barreling down Pine Swamp Rd with no driver… in one take. Sounds pretty incredible, we know. But it’s just another day in the life for Scattered Hamlet.”

Scattered Hamlet’s Latest Lyric Video Gives the “Lowdown” on Their Sweet Southern Rock [Premiere]

Mild West’s ‘Life Again’ Worth The Wait

They say good things come to those who wait. Well, that must be true because, after a long hiatus today Sydney-based Mild West return with brand new, jangly alt-rock single ‘Life Again’.

Imagine for a moment, starry skies and black and white shoot-’em-up westerns. Now, mix that with a hypnotic, danceable melody that holds a nostalgic tenderness. That is the sound of the latest track from Mild West. The members of Mild West have found themselves miles apart, living in three separate cities, yet have overcome this obstacle, creating an utterly unique and seamless sound.

MEDIA RELEASE:: POP SUPERSTARS H3RIZON ANNOUNCE NEW FESTIVE SINGLE ‘ONE MORE CHRISTMAS’

Pop superstars H3RIZON, consisting of Bernadette Marquez (Bernie), Tiara Nyuzo and Gabrielle Montalbo (Gabby), have today announced their gorgeous, festive new single, One More Christmas, a poppy, RnB-influenced bop about longing for that special someone during the holidays. The girls, who have amassed nearly 2 million followers on TikTok, have also announced a sparkling, joyful video to accompany One More Christmas. After their previous singles Serious and Maniac exploded online, racking up hundreds of thousands of YouTube views over the last year, it’s clear that H3RIZON are here to take over the world, one harmonised whistle tone at a time.

ERGHOLAE SOMPTATOR Release New Video

French black metal band ERGHOLAE SOMPTATOR have released a video for their track “Deviens”. The track is taken from their upcoming album Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides which is out on November 26th via code666.

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French heavy rockers FENRIS streamed new full-length album ‘GOLAIM’

As announced and after already unveilling some audio/video excerpts from the effort with “Mère Ephémère” and then “Landscape with a river”, French heavy-rock long-time band FENRIS finally released their new full-length album ‘GOLAIM’ on CD & Digital through bandcamp and the main legal services (Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Spotify…).

US Hip Hop Pop Trio ‘Professional’ Video – released worldwide!

US pop hip hop trio .wavrunner release their fifth single ‘Professional’ via Elevation Recording Group on 27th October. The track was produced by JJ from the group and mixed by Joe Grasso (Old Town Road Remix, John Legend, 24KGoldn).

UK HOUSE PRODUCER TCTS TEAMS UP WITH ENIGMATIC JAPANESE ARTIST CHAMELEON LIME WHOOPIEPIE FOR THE NEW SINGLE ‘RICH GIRL’

Chi- is the focal point of the ‘RICH GIRL’ video, her shockheaded hair, leftfield fashion choices and beguiling individuality commanding attention. The visual’s distinct style is emboldened with off-kilter animation and surreal props which range from a toy rhino to the smallest toilet imaginable. TCTS is sporadically depicted, most memorably alongside Chi- on a ‘RICH GIRL’-themed banknote. The video was directed and edited by CHAMELEON LIME WHOOPIEPIE, having been shot by their mysterious background pair Whoopies No.1 and Whoopies No.2.

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VIDEO: Unsettling self-made Lynchian-meets-Bo Burnham visual from cacophonous craftsmen Chew Magna!

Teasing their forthcoming self-titled debut album, Manchester’s most uplifting cacophonous craftsmen Chew Magna, are serving up their own alt-rock antidote to lifelessness in the modern age with the ironically titled new single ‘Listless’ – complete with an unsettling self-made David Lynch inspired video.

Fast-rising pop star Ross Harris releases ‘CRUEL’ video

Multi-million streamed, fast rising pop star Ross Harris has released the video for his new single ‘CRUEL’, out now via AWAL.

The track is a vibrant pop song with a huge chorus alongside a slick dancefloor ready 808 beat. The video features Ross painting his honest lyrics detailing a troubled relationship onto a blank canvas.

DONOVAN WOODS SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘I HOPE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND’

Co-written by Woods with David Hodges (Ed Sheeran, Maren Morris), ‘I Hope You Change Your Mind’ is a beautifully understated tearjerker with a twist in the tale: Woods doesn’t reveal that the relationship he’s exploring is over until the song’s devastating final line.

RUST N’ RAGE RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO ‘HEARTBREAKER’

Eden Hunter hosts a campy sleepover with River Medway in pop gem “Chance My Heart”

Building the set herself in her garden over the course of about three months, the independently produced “Chance My Heart” music video sees Hunter hosting the ultimate sleepover with real-life friends Taya Latter and Dexter Clift (aka River Medway, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 3) – complete with campy satin pyjama outfits, smooth dance routines (choreographed by Six the Musical’s Freya Sands) and charming hairbrush singing moments to channel the popstar fantasy Eden always dreamed about growing up in her bedroom.

Infectious DIY Indie Pop // Reminiscent of Sidney Gish and Haim

Harriette is a 22 year old singer-songwriter born in Texas. Now based in Nashville, she has created a signature DIY indie pop sound with her debut single “at least i’m pretty” which has already amassed over two million streams. With a love for all creative outlets, Harriette attended Parsons School of Design in New York as a multimedia student where she explored various mediums of artistic expression from songwriting, photography, fashion, design and painting. Her music connects all of her creative influences and provides a refreshingly honest look into real life.

Slovakia’s LGBTQ+ icon Karin Ann drops anti-pop anthem

JOSEPH IZAYEA Releases New Single Featuring Doc Coyle of BAD WOLVES (Metalcore)

JOSEPH comments: “I am tremendously proud (and dare I say, aroused!) to announce the release of my second advanced single “So Resolved” off of my new collaboration record “Harder Truths” that arrives on Black Friday, 11/26/21. This track was composed by and features on guitar the legendary Doc Coyle. Arguably one of the hardest working guys in the business as far as heavy music goes; I am truly honored to have worked on this song with him and hugely grateful that despite the heinous demands on his time, he still made himself available to both take part in this project and ensure it stayed on schedule… all while delivering nothing short of a BANGER that pushed me to produce past all of my known limits. As anyone who knows him can attest; his good nature, friendliness, and consummate professionalism makes for a powerhouse in collaboration, as So Resolved will hopefully illustrate. Work on this album took nearly two years to complete, as honoring my commitments to From Under Concrete Kings, Seeking Sirens, and Sour Times was of paramount importance to ensure that none were negatively impacted by this enormous and frankly, fanciful undertaking. I hope you find it worth the wait!”

BAD WOLVES' DOC COYLE Guests On New JOSEPH IZAYEA Song "So Resolved"

CARMODY recruits Alfa Mist and Laura Misch for new single “Memory”

Today, Carmody releases her new single “Memory” ft. Alfa Mist and Laura Misch. The track is lifted from her recently announced debut album Imperfect Constellations, out July 6th 2022 via Young Poet.

Imperfect Constellations will be split into four separate “constellations” – with each constellation housing tracks that are all thematically linked.

THE SLOW SHOW- Release New Song ‘Anybody Else Inside’ | Taken From Their Upcoming Album ‘Still Life’

Inspiration for the single emerged out of the unprecedented events of the past year with the band asking their fans to collaborate with them on a song, sharing their thoughts and feelings on the theme of isolation. The response was overwhelming and many of the shared stories, poems, photos and videos heavily influenced the final version of the single released today.

Zesty British Indie Rock EP // MARLOW “Enthusiast”

MARLOW are a five-piece band based in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Comprised of Freddie (Vocals), Joe (Guitar), Seb (Bass), Archie (Synth) and Liam (Drums) the band suck listeners into their world through a dynamic surge and zesty, modern approach. Their music is purely about a feeling, told from the depths of their hearts and delivered with a hint of mystique.

GRIDFAILURE: The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “Systemwide Anomaly” Video

New York City-area harsh experimental project GRIDFAILURE has issued a new video for “Systemwide Anomaly” – a track from the outfit’s recent split EP with S.C.R.A.M. – through an exclusive premiere hosted by The Sleeping Shaman.

Video Premiere: Gridfailure ‘Systemwide Anomaly’ – Taken From Split With S.C.R.A.M. That’s Out Now

ENDTIME: bleak debut single “Harbinger Of Disease” streaming!

Sweden’s nihilist doom newcomers ENDTIME make their entrance with a bleak and deafening first single “Harbinger Of Disease”, premiering on The Sleeping Shaman! The Uppsala quintet will issue their debut album “Impending Doom” on March 4th, with preorder available now on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“Five minutes and eleven seconds of bleak nihilistic doom metal. The sound of a plague unending, a famine unceasing, a drought unquenched…”

Video Premiere: Endtime ‘Harbinger Of Disease’ – New Album ‘Impending Doom’ Drops 4th March

SUNMI + Jessi Collaborate with Ed Sheeran on “Shivers” Remix Track via Consequence of Sound | New Single Out Now via Warner

Today, SUNMI (best known as part of the K-pop girl group Wonder Girls) returns with a brand new collaboration with Jessi and Ed Sheeran, a remix of Ed’s hit single, “Shivers.”

Speaking on the track, SUNMI said: “I thought being in a position of the woman in ‘Shivers’ and writing lyrics would be so much fun. If you compare and listen to the original song, it’ll be also interesting. I hope you love this song a lot, and it’s such an honour to have this amazing opportunity.”

SUNMI Recruits Jessi for Epic Remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers”: Stream

$NOT Flashes Fast Raps and Embraces His Inner Demon in Fast-Paced “GO!”

Spitting aggressive rhymes through his tightly-wrapped hoodies, there’s nothing Florida rapper $NOT can’t do–but for all his creativity, the 23-year-old rapper can flat out spit when he wants to. Showing off his rapidfire rhymes over a hyperactive instrumental, $NOT shares “GO!,” his new video single. Faced with arpeggiating synths and syncopated handclaps courtesy of producer Dee B, $NOT attacks the instrumental head on, heeding his own titular imperative as he goes in with fast-paced triplets, swerving from references to Magic School Bus and Malcolm In The Middle to unleashing nonchalantly intimidating stunts. In the video, $NOT cruises through the city with his homies in a canary yellow whip. He survives an encounter with the infamous Chucky The Doll, who enthusaistically joins the rapper’s crew after he decides he could never be as bad as $NOT.

PRIDELANDS REVEAL LATEST SINGLE “THE LAKE OF TWISTED LIMBS”

Aussie metal quintet PRIDELANDS has revealed a new single, “The Lake of Twisted Limbs,” from their forthcoming album, “Light Bends,” that’s due out January 14th from SharpTone Records. Fans can stream the new track and watch the music video at the links below.

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DAMN YOUR EYES Gets ‘Weaponized’ with Crushing New Track

New York metal stalwarts DAMN YOUR EYES are slowing down the tempo and diving face first into bone-crushing heaviness on their latest track, “Weaponized.”

As with most songs from the DAMN YOUR EYES repertoire, “Weaponized” was inspired by real-life experiences. “It’s based on a traumatic event involving betrayal, infidelity and emotional abuse,” says guitarist Artie Alexander. “After experiencing abuse, it’s so common to fall into anger, depression and negative self talk. Taking power back through a fantasy of revenge, ‘Weaponized’ is about listening to that negative talk and following through with what the conversation in your head is telling you.”

NYC Singer-Songwriter Ruby Greenberg Celebrates Home x New Single “Run Away”

A spectacular natural storyteller, Ruby Greenberg is a Colorado native who draws on the awe-inspiring magnificence of the Rocky Mountains when crafting her stunning, deeply personal tales. Influenced by poignant songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile, her poetic, relatable lyrics and enveloping instrumentals invite listeners to experience the world through her eyes one song at a time. “Run Away” is the first of several singles she will release in the coming months.

EMERGING ARTIST AND SONGWRITER EMELINE SHARES EMPOWERED VIDEO FOR “THIS IS HOW I LEARN TO SAY NO” – WATCH HERE

“This music video shows the many sides to my vulnerability and strength throughout my personal healing and growth,” says EMELINE. “I wanted it to show my pain and liberation by the shore. I love storytelling; and with this video I wanted it to be about connecting the audience with my emotions and allowing my lyrics & performance to be that bridge.”

Bliss My Heart and Wildstreet Vocalist Eric Jayk Release New Single “Drive Fast” + Official Music Video

Influenced by Bauhaus and Sister Of Mercy, Bliss My Heart sent Eric Jayk an 8 year old demo of “Drive Fast” in July immediately following the release of “Reason To Dust”. She was hoping the two could continue their collaboration in a rock, very loud way. Jayk added the main hook vocal/lyrics, Depeche Mode inspired rhythm guitars and the end solo. Working with producer Daniel Lima ( Brazil ) for the first time and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper, “Drive Fast” was completed in September. The music video was filmed by Philippe Jacob outside Paris in October 2021, shortly after Wildstreet’s tour in Europe. The cover artwork was created by Adam Carini.

THE SNUTS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “BURN THE EMPIRE”

Produced by Detonate at Angelic Studio, “Burn The Empire” is first and foremost a protest song against the corrupt corporations and politicians. Not content on just writing huge guitar-pop songs, the track is a statement of intent and a call to arms for change. It’s raw, furious and packed with hooks. BURN THE EMPIRE!

Vakili Band Announce Album with Premiere of New Video, “Dreamy Dreamer”

Born in Honduras before living in the US, Bangkok, and Puerto Rico, Vakili worked in theatre and went on to carve out a successful career as a biotech lawyer while continuing to nurture all manner of dreams, including making music. Influenced by artists such as Patti Smith, Prince, Iggy Pop, and Rage Against the Machine, Vakili Band is unafraid to explore the sonic possibilities of Peace, Love, and Justice, as evidenced on the song of the same name on the band’s first album, Oh Alright.

Gaidaa Shares Poignant Visual for “Ride My Way”

Poetica Releases Official Video For Track “Unconditional” From New Self-Titled Album

Poetica has just released an official video for “Unconditional”, the latest track from their self-titled album, out now via MPress/ILS/Universal. A musical spoken-word concept album, the new 18-track collection has been described as “raw innovation…combining hushed vocals, gentle punctuation and jazzy dreamscapes” (Americana Highways). Filmed in the Hudson Valley of New York, the video – art directed by Rachael Sage and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nick Clark – premiered in Under The Radar.

Slimelife Shawty & Nardo Wick Put the Block on Notice in “In A Min”

Slimelife Shawty made his reputation with emotional raw lyricism and conversational melodics, but sometimes he feels the need to lock in and lay down the law. Taking time to methodically prove why he’s the sh*t and you ain’t, Slime shares “In A Min,” his new video. Produced by Kid Hazel, known for his work with 21 Savage, “In A Min” is a sinister slice of street music, a minimalist banger with prominent percussion and a tolling bell that signifies doom for unlucky opps. Slimelife and guest rapper Nardo Wick (the man behind Billboard Top 20 hit “Who Want Smoke?”) do “diddy bops” on the beat with deadpan drawls: “I’ve been waiting for a n**** to play, why would I tuck my chain,” intones Nardo. In the video, Slime and Nardo take a coal black Jeep to the outskirts of the A as they mug for Jerry Production’s camera. “In A Min” is the latest video from Better Living, Slime’s new album, which dropped last month via Alamo Records.

The O’My’s Announce New EP ‘No Swimming’ (Due Out 12/10) & Share New Video For Their Latest Single “Realistic” Featuring Alex Banin

The O’My’s state, “Leading up to the video we discussed in depth with our director how the pandemic forced us all into a social isolation and gave us a new perspective on what it’s like to be alone. This viewpoint runs parallel to the ways in which relationships teach us about ourselves as individuals while we navigate in and out of them. The video explores the emotional texture of that isolation, from relationships, from quarantine, to all the situations in which we find ourselves alone again in order to survive.”

Rising Singer-Songwriter Lily Meola’s “Got Your Way”

When Lily Meola released “Daydream,” the title song of her upcoming EP, Rolling Stone immediately placed it atop its Picks of the Week list for that week. She also got a great reception for “Smallest Things,” the second track she recently released, when she previewed it with several others during a Labor Day weekend VIP-stage performance at Napa Valley’s BottleRock Festival. Meola’s set earned her a standing ovation and encore, confirming the Mercury News’ accuracy in naming her first among five festival talents to watch.