Category: Sound/Vision

Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada Introduces Vive Le Void With Red Rider

Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada has released Red Rider, the first song (and accompanying video) from her debut solo album as Vive Le Void. The keyboard player’s self-titled LP, due on 4th May, strips away the guitars and psychedelia of Moon Duo to focus on an atmospheric haze of synth and vocals “The lyrics were a way of reckoning with my own memories and also of trying to process my reactions to the human situation,” Yamada says of the album’s seven songs. “I wanted the voice to have a kind of ghostly quality, to emerge from and recede back into...

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The Nectars Release New Single I Want It

New Jersey scenesters The Nectars have revealed the video for their new single, I Want It, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album Sci-Fi Television, out May 25th. The video premiered with leading US publication Sci-Fi Television. The video follows frontwoman Jessica Kenny’s preparations for flying to Jupiter, involving crafting a spaceship out of cardboard and advertising the trip on the streets of New York. It references the mysterious Toynbee Tiles, which promote the idea of creating a human colony on Jupiter and physically resurrecting the dead, creating a man-made heaven inspired by Arnold Toynbee’s...

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Bandini’s Captivating Late Night Show

Singer-songwriter Bandini presents his latest single, Late Night Show. Born and bred in Italy and London-based, Bandini is an exciting contemporary artist who was raised on jazz, blues and the art of storytelling and songwriting from an early age. He began showcasing his talent by busking on the London streets before building a presence on the open mic circuit with his individual blend of acoustic jazz and blues and distinctive vocals. Following the release of his version of the Dr John classic, Such a Night, last year, a full-house Sofar Sounds concert and a sold out launch gig at London’s Jamboree in...

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The Evil Spirits The Damned Release First Album For A Decade

The Damned need no introduction. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, New Rose, release an album, Damned Damned Damned , and tour the United States. As well as being one of the first Punk bands, spearheading the Punk movement, along with The Sex Pistols and The Clash, they were one of the first gothic rock bands. David Vanian’s gothic costumes, drawn from Vampire legend, along with his trademark white streak, set them apart from the others. The Grimly Fiendish band return this month with a double A side single available...

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Arcade Fire’s Money + Love Teases Infinite Content UK Tour

Arcade Fire have released Money + Love, a “double video” starring the band and Hollywood actress Toni Collette. Directed by David Wilson, who also co-wrote the narrative with the group, the short film plays out over full performances of Put Your Money on Me and We Don’t Deserve Love. Both songs are taken from Arcade Fire’s Grammy-nominated 2017 album Everything Now. Frontman Win Butler explains: “The concept of a double video really appealed to us, we’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides… and these songs seemed perfect together. “David has been a great collaborator...

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Pearl Jam Can’t Be Denied On New Single

Pearl Jam have released a new single, Can’t Deny Me, which is the first taste of the band’s upcoming 11th studio album. The track, which Pearl Jam’s fan club members received as a surprise on Saturday, was written by singer Eddie Vedder (lyrics) and guitarist Mike McCready (music). Co-produced by the band and long-time collaborator Brendan O’Brien, the protest song, which seems to take aim at US President Donald Trump, was recorded in Seattle in February 2018. Featuring artwork by bass player Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam’s longtime videographer Kevin Shuss, the wide release of Can’t Deny Me coincides...

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27 Gone Too Soon Film Investigates Lost Icons

  A captivating new film about the ‘27 Club’ is set for release on March 26th. The film is distributed by Bulldog Film Distribution and is directed by Simon Napier-Bell. He will be familiar to a many, having managed artists such as The Yardbirds, with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, Ultravox, T Rex, Japan, Asia, Sinéad O’Connor, and George Michael. The film investigates the notion that 27 is the Burmuda Triangle for music artists even though artists have died at 26, 28 and other ages for that matter. Although notable artists have died at the age of 27, such...

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IAMEVE’s All Seeing Eye

IAMEVE has been described by the Huffington Post as “if Alice took Ziggy Stardust’s hand and followed him down the rabbit hole to a world guided by the twists and turns of ethereal and colorful vocals”. She is a singer, songwriter and storyteller who is deeply committed to the age of the heroine and awakening the balance of masculine-feminine in the universe. Her music catapults us into another world with an unusual mix of sacred geometry and surrealism in a kaleidoscope of fantastical inspiration sparked by Geiger, Bowie, Kate Bush and Lewis Carroll, to name a few. She lists...

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Snow Patrol Scratch Their Seven Year Itch

Seven years is a long time in the music world. Aspiring children have grown up and stormed the charts. Whole new genres of music have evolved and created their own categories. And Gary Lightbody-led quintet Snow Patrol have (finally) produced album number seven – Wildness. The Chasing Cars hit makers never officially broke up, or went on hiatus following 2011’s Fallen Empires, going on to put out a greatest hits collection in 2013 with some supporting shows and so were always expected to return. Even with Lightbody putting out two records with his Tired Pony outfit, a collaboration with...

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Henryetta Premiere Bite Your Tongue Video

Electro-rock newcomers Henryetta are all about free expression and embracing one’s true self. Fittingly that’s the theme of their debut video Bite Your Tongue, which premieres on RockShot Mag today. The London duo told us exclusively: “‘Breathe your demons out.’ The video and song are an expression based on this action. ‘Breathe your demons out’ and land in a space that allows you to be who you actually are. “Express who you truly are, not who you’ve been told you should be.” It’s clearly all about being comfortable in your own skin. So their debut single combines the visceral...

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Christina Martin Returns With Always Reminding

Christina Martin is back with Always Reminding, the brand new single from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Impossible To Hold. “This is a song about love,” the Canadian singer-songwriter says of Always Reminding. “It’s about not knowing in my past, if I could love anyone, or be loved. It’s about having hope that I could love someone, and be loved, and a willingness to trust and move towards and stay with love. “I am fortunate to have many reminders in my life, that I have loving friends and family, and that I have everything I need. Love is all...

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Reigning Days Take A Deep Breath With Inhaler

Reigning Days, the rock trio from Devonshire, have dropped the video for their new song, Inhaler. Following previous single Gravity, the track is another taste of their upcoming debut album, Eclipse, and the accompanying visuals document the band’s live performances during Independent Venue Week in early February. “Inhaler was one of the later songs written for the album and it bridges the light and dark elements that typify the album’s sound,” says Reigning Days singer and guitarist Dan Steer. “We love playing it live as the audience seem to get its energy and vibe and throw themselves into it”. Since breaking...

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The Slow Readers Club Make Their Way Through The Shadows

The Slow Readers Club are back with a new single, video, album, and tour. Through The Shadows, accompanied by a clip shot live at the band’s sold-out headline show at Manchester’s Albert Hall, precedes the LP Build A Tower, which is released on 4th May. “We’re really proud of the record as we’ve learned a lot since our last, self-released, album. Build A Tower feels like a big step up,” say The Slow Readers Club of the record that also features their previous single Lunatic. “Even though fans have heard a couple of the tracks played on the last...

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Pianos Become The Teeth Return To UK With Foxing

  Baltimore five piece, Pianos Become the Teeth have announced a co-headline tour with St. Louis’ Foxing, who are wrapping up production on their next LP with producer Chris Walla, for August. This upcoming visit will be their first this side of the Atlantic in almost three years, giving audiences their first chance to hear tracks from the band’s fourth album. The tour will end at ArcTanGent Festival The tour coincides with the recent release of new album Wait For Love. As the fourth album from Pianos Become the Teeth (vocalist Kyle Durfey, guitarists Mike York and Chad McDonald, bassist...

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Louis Berry Strikes A Stumbling Chord

One the best talents to emerge from Liverpool in recent years, Kirkby native Louis Berry is back with his most personal single yet in the form of gospel-tinged, slow mover Stumbling. The haunting song allows Berry to showcase his tremendous voice, wrapped around emotionally charged lyrics. Written and produced by Berry alongside Marcus Foster from the band Seramic and Koz, the Grammy winning Canadian producer best known for his work with Kendrick Lamar his album To Pimp A Butterfly and recent BRIT Awards sensation Dua Lipa on her acclaimed self-titled debut. Berry and his band spent much of last...

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Diamante Reveals Thelma And Louise Inspired Video

Diamante has paid tribute to the classic female friendship road trip film, Thelma and Louise, in the creation of the video for her new single, Had Enough. The video has been made in support of the #MeToo movement with an all female team. “I think especially in today’s social climate, it’s both important and powerful to be able to tell the world ‘I’ve had enough, I’m pissed off, and it’s time for change.” Says Diamante Had Enough follows Diamante’s Coming In Hot official video which has now been streamed more than 1 million times, and, Diamante shows she’s more...

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Sunflower Bean Celebrate Twentytwo With New Album And UK Tour

The last time Sunflower Bean played London was the biggest show they’d ever done. Supporting Wolf Alice on their November UK tour, the New York trio ended up performing in front of some 10 000 people at Alexandra Palace. They’re back on their own headlining tour at the end of March to coincide with the release of their second album, Twentytwo in Blue. Twentytwo is the latest single to be released from the LP and showcases the gentler side of singer/bassist Julia Cumming, guitarist/singer Nick Kivlen, and drummer Jacob Farmer. With its classic Southern-California-in-the-’70s sound, the track is all about “fighting back against society’s...

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Ash Return To Infectious Music And Release Islands & Live Dates Announced

Almost 3 years since the release of their last album, Kablammo!. Ash have announced the release of their seventh album, Islands, which will be released on the 18th May and see’s Ash back with the Infectious Music label. As well as announcing their return to Infectious Music, which was the label that ASH released their  number one albums, 1996’s 1977 and Free All Angels in 2001. Ash have also unveiled new track Buzzkill and confirmed their appearance at BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival in Belfast. Twenty-five years on from their emergence as teenagers on Belfast’s DIY scene Ash have returned with another irrepressible track that more than holds...

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For Indoor Pets So Soon Is Now

Get Inuit may have a new name, Indoor Pets, but everything else remains the same. Same members, playing the same songs, with the same wild energy. That’s not entirely true either. They’re starting to release new music, including So Soon. Their first track as Indoor Pets has already been tipped by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens (it’s currently his Track of the Week). And now it’s got a video, showing frontman Jamie Glass visiting various famous London landmarks within a series of animated Polaroid photos. Achieving the effect was easier said than done and involved Glass lip-syncing the lyrics at...

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Ezra Furman Embarks On A Transangelic Exodus In His Maraschino-Red Dress

Ezra Furman has shared his latest single Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill just days before releasing his new album Transangelic Exodus. The LP, out on 9th February, will be supported by several UK dates in May. The jagged song addresses Furman’s own experiences coming out as queer and gender fluid, which the singer-songwriter describes as “the painful experience of being a closeted gender-non-conforming person”. He adds: “From a young age, because of issues surrounding gender and sexuality, I felt fated to have an outsider perspective. It radicalises you.” That outsider perspective flows through the follow-up to 2015’s Perpetual Motion...

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Wye Oak Beckon With The Louder I Call…

Wye Oak have released the first taste of their upcoming album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Due for release on 6th April, their fifth LP is preceded by the emotive title track, which will no doubt be part of their setlist when the duo tour the UK in May.   The album is the third that Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have recorded since leaving Baltimore, where they originally formed the group. With Wasner now living in Durham, North Carolina and Stack in Marfa, Texas, they flew to one another’s cities for a week at a...

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Bad Wolves Tribute To Dolores O’Riordan Goes Global

American hard rock band Bad Wolves are currently dominating the charts worldwide with their cover of The Cranberries’ classic Zombie. Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was scheduled to record guest vocals for the song on the very day of her tragic passing. The band decided to move forward and release the track in her memory with all proceeds going to her three children. Shortly after the news of O’Riordan’s death broke, Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext said: “Zombie is an incredibly personal song… and we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something...

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HANNIE Are Cosmic Bound On Their Debut Single

Meet HANNIE, London-based Hannah Koppenburg and Annie Wagstaff. Like Clean Bandit and Disclosure, the two multi-instrumentalists write and co-produce their own tracks, choosing different singers to collaborate with on each song. For Cosmic Bound, their funky debut single released on Friday, they picked newcomer Carys Selvey. Keyboard player Koppenburg, originally from Germany, and guitarist Wagstaff, from Surrey, first met at Guildford’s ACM University. After playing in various bands together, they formed HANNIE in 2017 and moved to East London. Since turning their living room into a studio, they’ve been writing and recording music and sharing their work in multiple...

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Andy White Still A Troubadour After All These Years

Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is writing songs about politics again. Did he ever stop? In the early 1980s Andy took his guitar in its old bashed up case to the North London folk clubs following in the footsteps of Billy Bragg and then, later, trading alternative nights with him at the likes of the Red Rose in Seven Sisters. You can see the video for the third song released from the album Very Fine People below: Andy has written and recorded ten powerful songs and will be releasing them digitally as well as on limited edition vinyl on November...

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Yellow Submarine Returns To Cinemas July 2018

Beatles fans who enjoyed the broadcasting of 8 Days A Week over the Christmas period will be delighted to hear that there is another treat to look forward to in the Summer. This is surely a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all fans of the Fab Four. Picturehouse Entertainment have announced that The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film Yellow Submarine is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018. This big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the opportunity to either revisit Pepperland or go there for the first time. The release of the film coincides with...

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Will Varley Seven Days Video, New Album & Tour.

Seven Days is from Will Varley’s new single taken from his forthcoming album Spirit Of Minnie which is released on 9th Feb. Will wrote Seven Days in acknowledgement of those fleeting milestone moments in life that we let slip by us. He’s single-handedly created this tender new monochrome pixel art animation which accompanies the track, inspired by the classic 8-bit dos games of Will’s own 90s childhood. The video is a simplicity itself and very charming when accompanied by Will’s lyrics with his usual ability to tell a story. This results in a perfect match for what is quite...

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ShitKid’s New EP Declares This Is It

ShitKid, the anti-popstar from Sweden, is back with Yooouuu. The first single from upcoming EP This Is It channels ‘90s grunge as it describes the ending of a relationship and obsessing over crossing paths with the ex. “The video for Yooouuu was recorded during one day in Malmö by my art director/road manager, Moa Romanova who recently became friends with Elias, the cute guy who also stars in the video,” explains ShitKid, AKA Åsa Söderqvist. “We had decided we wanted a cheesy love-video for the song and filmed it at the cold beach, at Elias’ home and walking the...

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Titus Andronicus Shift Up In The Messy Environment

Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus, also know henceforth as +@,  has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and maintaining a steadfast dedication to fearless ambition. With the March 2nd release of the new studio album A Productive Cough on Merge Records, +@ has executed the most shocking departure yet but only if, as ever-mercurial singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles told us, “you haven’t been paying attention.” A Productive Cough finds +@ setting aside the leadfooted punk anthems of yesteryear in favour of a subtler, more spacious approach that pushes Stickles’...

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Escape The Fate Are Human, And Headed To The UK

Escape The Fate are kicking off 2018 with a flurry of activity. In January and February they’re heading to the UK for a headline tour. In February they also release their new studio album, I Am Human. And the band have just shared the lyric video for the LP’s title track. The song, and previously unveiled tracks Do You Love Me and Empire, reveal the rawer sound of the band’s sixth album, produced by Howard Benson (known for his work with My Chemical Romance, Seether, and Theory Of A Deadman). “We’re getting older, and we’re changing – so our...

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Manic Street Preachers Return With International Blue

Manic Street Preachers are back with their first new music in three years. International Blue is the lead single from the Welsh trio’s forthcoming album Resistance Is Futile and spiritually marks a return to their punk-rock roots following the electronic influences that characterised 2014’s Futurology album. “The track itself is carried by the kind of naive energy that powered Motorcycle Emptiness,” admits lyricist Nicky Wire. Adds singer-guitarist James Dean Bradfield, who writes the band’s music with drummer Sean Moore: “Often I just need a great title to set me off. Seeing the word blue struck a chord and set off...

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Calexico Reveal Voices In The Field

Calexico, who return with their ninth studio album in January, are building anticipation for its release with a new single. Voices In The Field, says vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns, draws inspiration from Mavis Staples, Bombino, Joe Strummer, and Bob Dylan. “In the age of the extremes, when walls attempt stifling words, this song is inspired by the poems on postcards from those uprooted by war and oppression,” he explains. “It’s a song to remind us to open up our hearts and hear other voices sing their stories.” The LP from which the song’s taken, The Thread That Keeps Us, finds...

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Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Lying With You In Her New Video

Charlotte Gainsbourg revisits her youth (and actual childhood home) in the self-directed video for Lying With You. The latest offering from her album Rest was filmed in the house that belonged to her father, the musician and artist Serge Gainsbourg. Unchanged since his death in 1991, it provides the backdrop to lyrics that reimagine his passing. Portraying herself as a 19 year old who finds and lies beside his body, the song is accompanied by shots of herself and a depiction of her younger self wandering through the home that’s filled with photographs, heirlooms, a giant preserved spider, TV...

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Noah Gundersen Drops Number One Hit Of The Summer

Noah Gundersen, who played sold-out shows in Manchester and London in September, is returning to the capital in March. But first the Seattle-based singer-songwriter is releasing new single Number One Hit Of The Summer (Fade Out). The song is taken from his third LP, White Noise, which marks a conscious departure from the more traditional alt-folk/Americana sound of its predecessors, 2015’s Carry The Ghost and 2014’s Ledges. “At the beginning of 2016, I walked on stage and was met with a feeling of overwhelming emptiness,” Gundersen reveals. “Instead of my life up to that point flashing before my eyes,...

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Five Finger Death Punch: A Decade of Destruction Album & Tour

Los Angeles-based multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch are excited to reveal that they will be releasing a greatest hits album, A Decade of Destruction on December 1st. The compilation will include two new tracks – the first new music the band has released in over 2 years. In addition, FFDP have released as a single one of the new tracks from the album, titled Trouble. Five Finger Death Punch are also pleased to announce they will be releasing their seventh full-length studio album during Spring 2018. The album follows their critically acclaimed 2015 chart-topping hit album Got Your Six, which featured...

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Bad Touch Are Ready To Get It On Across The UK

As Bad Touch gear up for a headline UK tour and their latest single has been released and features on our November playlist. Baby Get It On features vocals by Mollie Marriott, who is also the special guest for the band’s upcoming shows, which kicks off at Corporation in Sheffield on the 9th of November. The song, written by Ike Turner, originally appeared as a duet with Tina Turner on her 1975 solo album Acid Queen. The new version was recorded at Decoy Studios and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. “We’re excited to be taking to the road in November...

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OMD Get Personal On What Have We Done

OMD, who are currently in the throes of an 18-date UK and Eire tour, have shared the video for their latest single, What We Have Done. The track is the third 12-inch to be released from the duo’s 13th studio album, The Punishment Of Luxury, which entered the UK Album Chart at #4 in September. “The opportunity to combine an abstract aerial aesthetic with human vignettes was not to be missed,” says the band’s Andy McCluskey in describing the video which was shot entirely from a drone’s perspective. “The viewer is a weightless voyeur of landscape and emotional condition.“ The...

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Paul McCartney & Little Steven Surprise At Roundhouse

Saying “he wanted to “finish some unfinished business,” Steven Van Zandt invited friend Sir Paul McCartney onto the stage at his Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul concert at The Roundhouse, Nov. 4.  This was Little Steven’s first Uk concert tour in twenty five years, They then performed The Beatles song I Saw Her Standing There together. The last time they performed together was at Hard Rock Calling in 2012, where the power was unexpectedly shut off due to the council’s curfew. The London show kicked off a European tour by legendary Springsteen guitarist Little Steven and his band the Disciples of Soul. The band are also touring...

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Childcare Debut Video For Getting Over You

The debut video by Childcare for Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You). Directed by Danny Nellis (directs all Wesley Gonzalez videos) and produced by CHILDCARE guitarist Rich Le Gate. The video for is a surreal homage to the hollow, naff brilliance of stock photography. From the bizarre (Trout Hand) to the classic (Lovers Hold Hands On Deckchairs). Singer Ed Cares eloquently explains: “After being the victim of a polite yet painful breakup, I found myself later that same day wearing one of the skirts of my former inamorata for a video shoot the band was filming. Realising this...

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Let’s Dream About Bishop Briggs

Teleport/Island Records artist Bishop Briggs, whose massive RIAA-certified gold single River amassed over 40 million global streams and soared to #3 on the Alternative chart, releases her new video for her single Dream. Directed by Dano Cerny (credits: The Chainsmokers’ Closer featuring Halsey, Elle King’s “Good Girls”, and many more) and shot on location in Los Angeles, the Wes Anderson-inspired video follows Bishop through a never-ending dream where she finds the strength to overcome depth and darkness.  Watch the official video for Dream here.   Dream will also  be included on Bishop’s highly anticipated debut album, due in Spring 2018.  Bishop Briggs told  us...

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Jarreau Vandal feat. Zak Abel — Make You Love Me, New Video

Jarreau Vandal has released his new single, Make You Love Me, via Rinse. The young Dutch producer/DJ was born in Maastricht and raised in Amsterdam, growing up in a musical family and immersed in the sounds of jazz, soul and funk from an early age. Inspired by the hip hop, rock and R&B sounds of the ’90’s and introduced to the drums and then music production by his Grandfather (also a producer), he naturally pursued a career in music. As a resident DJ and promoter of Amsterdam-based club night Wavefiles, Jarreau met IAMNOBODI (an artist he admired) who introduced him to...

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