Friday Round-Up!

The Hope State shares emotive new single Butterflies!

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To celebrate the release of his poignant debut album Skeletons, Canada's  The Hope State  – aka Taylor Johnson –  has now shared the emotive new single Butterflies, out now. The single is a moving reflection of drug addiction and guilt associated with it. Taylor elaborates, “Butterflies is about that feeling you get when you first meet someone, that feeling in your stomach that won’t go away. The story also mirrors as a battle with drugs and the crushing guilt that comes with that. Being so sick of yourself, but not knowing how to stop and hoping for a transformation.”

Stream Butterflies on Spotify now.

HAVVK make moving tribute to women through poignant new video!


HAVVK have now shared the powerful new video for their latest single Always The Same, which spins female objectification on its head. Everyday women are made to feel uncomfortable, exposed, or in fear because of their gender. Always The Same asks men on the other side of that equation, especially those who have ever taken offence to women not returning their attentions, to question their sense of safety and entitlement and imagine what it’s like to walk down the same street in someone else’s shoes. Catch HAVVK live at Servant Jazz Quarters, London on 6th December 2018 - Tickets.

Stream Always The Same on Spotify now.

Tokyo Taboo capture the burning essence of the desert on raging new video for No Pleasure Only Pain!


Following last year’s debut 6th Street Psychosis, London band Tokyo Taboo have now announced their highly anticipated second album. Taken from the album, new single No Pleasure Only Pain is about the animal attraction you feel for someone even when you know they will only cause you pain, No Pleasure Only Pain rages with the band’s trademark ferocity as whirring hooks race alongside tremendous beats and the immense power of front-woman Dolly Daggerz’ vocals.

Stream No Pleasure Only Pain on Spotify now.

Denmark's The Chairman unveils sensual new single 'Elevator'!


Danish alternative R&B artist The Chairman has returned with the release of single 'Elevator', out now via We Are Suburban. Taking a year off to deal with anxiety and the demon’s that can effect you when in the pique of suffering, Lucas Berner (AKA The Chairman) has used the maelstrom as a source of inspiration for his sumptuous new single Elevator. A song about trying to find the balance between making room for the storm clouds inside us and the necessity to suppress our deepest and darkest of our impulses, Elevator finds The Chairman at the top of his game. Employing his beautifully rich, smooth vocal tones, and neatly combining them with a sensual, sampled beat Elevator soars as the track bridges effortlessly into contemporary hip hop soundscapes. 

Stream Elevator on Spotify now.

Indigo Velvet release vibrant indie-pop gem 'Nineteen'!

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Scottish four-piece, Indigo Velvet, have now shared vibrant indie-pop gem Nineteenout now via IV Records. Opening with shimmering samples, Nineteen perfectly captures the sparkling dual harmonies of Darren Barclay (lead vocals, guitar) and Jason Tucker (backing vocals, guitar), blended neatly by an impressively hypnotic rhythm section and soaring guitar segments. 

Stream Nineteen on Spotify now.

Jackie Venson shares fierce single 'A Million Moments'!

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Idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Jackie Venson has released fierce new single A Million Moments, out now via Big Indie Records. The single combines Venson’s staple blend of blues, rock, R&B and soul to create a combustible cocktail that, when mixed with her raw power and warmth, is unforgettable. Venson made her UK debut at Two Tribes Brewery earlier this year, in association with DIY and Big Indie Records. Catch Venson live next at Antone’s, Austin on 16th December 2018, where Big Indie Records are set to make their US debut of Big Indie Big Nights; a recurring event where the local label shows off their biggest, brightest talents and provides a stage to emerging artists in Texas.

Stream A Million Moments on Spotify now.