iNTeLL BIO Born & raised in Staten Island, New York the eldest son of U-God, from the Wu-Tang Clan, had an upbringing that was far from normal. On March 13th of ’94, while being escorted to a birthday party, a young Dontae Hawkins was shot through the abdomen. The bullet came from a nearby crossfire shooting. After several operations & years of physical […]

2nd Generation WU

PRESS RELEASE: Heart-Shaped Hell EP announcement: Meet the Artists Juliette & Sean“Massive Attack meet June and Johnny Cash at a rave with David Lynch.” Founded by Grammy-nominated producer/mixer multi-instrumentalist Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, A Perfect Circle) and his multi-talented wife, Juliette Beavan, 8mm (pron. “eight millimeter”), were […]

8MM Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her piano tuning studies came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a […]

Alison Moyet

AInternationally beloved singer-songwriter/producer Azam Ali’s award-winning career has been defined by boldly defying genres and commercial expectations to heed her creative instincts. In keeping with this fearless spirit, her latest opus, Phantoms, is a masterstroke of artistic wholeness and focus. The darkly alluring record melds Azam’s mystical musicality with gorgeously […]

Azam Ali

Peter Murphy Daniel AshDavid JKevin Haskins “Bauhaus always sought to conjure something more esoteric and enigmatic — ‘She’s in Parties,’ ‘Dark Entries,’ ‘Kick in the Eye,’ ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything,’ ‘Slice of Life,’ and even the cover of ‘Ziggy Stardust’ (one of the best cover songs of all time) […]


“Honestly, my entire life, I’ve wondered who the heck is the type of person that drinks cocktails at hotels in Manhattan. Yet, I somehow found myself there, stirring the ice in my $20 cocktail and thinking about why I’m always following the type of love that I know is going […]

Best Ex

  JOHN FRYER BLACK NEEDLE NOISE is music for the movies you haven’t dreamt of yet… Musical Soundscapes, Audio Alchemy, Sonic Sculptures, Ambient Black Magic, Glamour & Decay with Grindtronica Overtones… taking you to a whole new level of Shinier, Richer, Darker, Noise PoP. So sit back, close your eyes […]

Black Needle Noise / John Fryer

Andy Rourke has teamed up with British, LA based frontman / guitarist KAV to launch new band “Blitz Vega”.   The band are based between LA & NYC. They recorded their debut Album in LA, produced by Sadaharu Yagi. Music-wise think big driving tracks, guitar hooks, heavy beats, loops and […]

Blitz Vega (feat. Andy Rourke of The Smiths and Kav ...

  In this age of quotidian nihilism, of pervasive and boundless jadedness, you might be forgiven for being taken aback when someone says to you: “I hope you’re happy.” It’d be easy to load that phrase with acerbic meaning, to interpret it foremost as coming from a place of spite […]

Blue October

“This is a very personal record for me. I wanted to say things that I couldn’t say or otherwise wouldn’t be appropriate for Supagroup.” The genre is still rock and roll, says Lee, but “The new record and sound channels less AC/DC and Van Halen, and more David Bowie, Neil […]

The Chris Lee Band   Chuck Ragan’s bracing new release Till Midnight once again confirms what the iconoclastic singer-songwriter’s fans have known all along: that he’s a deeply compelling songwriter and an effortlessly charismatic performer, as well as a true believer in music’s ability to illuminate and inspire. Till Midnight‘s ten typically impassioned new Ragan […]

Chuck Ragan

Following the announcement of their widely anticipated fourth studio album Sad Happy, CIRCA WAVES have unveiled the playfully sinister video for “Jacqueline,” the first single to be lifted from the new record. Sad Happy will be released on March 13, 2020via Prolifica Inc /[PIAS]. Pre order the album here. Shot in the lavish setting of a 70s themed […]

Circa Waves

Some of the best pop songs are born out of tragedy.  For Patrick Morris of CLASS PHOTO, his latest single “HARD CONVERSATION” is a bouncy indie-pop song that tackles the devastating tragedy of the loss of a parent.  Worthy to perch alongside the best tracks of Luna, early Weezer, and Imperial Teen, “Hard Conversation” […]

Class Photo

Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices. The story to their forthcoming album Dionysus took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by […]

Dead Can Dance   The Devil has always been there. He is the great outsider, the original iconoclast. He is a conniving little jerk and never seems to tire of giving humanity a wedgie or a wet willie just for a laugh. The Devil is capable of taking many forms. He can […]

Electric Six

  Engelbert Humperdinck never wanted to be a singer. A career in music, yes, but he was extraordinarily shy. The youngest boy of a family of ten children originally from Leicester, England, he grew up in Madras, India, where his father was stationed during World War II. Engelbert’s childhood was […]

Engelbert Humperdinck

  In 2015, the ground started to fall from under Rou Reynolds’ feet. He’d been having occasional panic attacks for years, but hadn’t put a name to the problem until that brutal summer. Frayed by touring and heavy professional expectations, he started self-medicating, which backfired massively. “The anxiety I get […]

Enter Shikari

For Frank Iero, making music has always been a coping mechanism. But it’s also much more than just a way of dealing with the hardships of life – it’s a means of stepping back to take in the hurricane that is life, both in all its glory and devastation and […]

Frank Iero and the Future Violents

When The Futureheads decided to call time on the band back in 2013, they did so in a quiet yet dignified fashion. Having first emerged at the start of the ’00s amidst a burgeoning swarm of guitar bands, the Sunderland quartet, with their proud regional accents and spiky, playful sensibilities, […]

The Futureheads   Pioneering post-punk band, the Gang of Four were formed in the bricolage punk rock fallout culture of late seventies Leeds—a place where art was a mirror and guitars were machine guns. Gang of Four tore up the template and made sense of the question marks thrown up by […]

Gang of Four

Testimony Gloria Gaynor will tell you, “I have more than survived. I have thrived.” Indeed, an optimistic message accentuates her new gospel album, Testimony, and it’s delivered with the exhilarating vocals that have become the legendary performer’s trademark. “I named this album Testimony because that’s what it is. It’s my […]

Gloria Gaynor

Kids Like Us “The most obvious difference with this record was that we said, ‘Fuck the genre labels people want to put on us. We never felt they fit us anyway,” says Alyssa Graham. “We didn’t want to stay within any boundaries. We wanted to just let go and explore, […]

The Grahams

“It’s always been difficult for a label to figure out what the hell to do with me,” says eclectic and musically expansive artist IMANI COPPOLA.  Thus, for Coppola, it’s a welcome situation to return to the label that launched her career, IPECAC RECORDINGS. Headed by Greg Werckman and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk, Dead Cross), […]

Imani Coppola

Irish songstress Janet Devlin returns to the big leagues with a brand-new release, ‘Confessional’. Her re-entry to the musical landscape is the start of a slow-burn, long-term engagement with her large and loyal fanbase, followers retained during her tenure on the hit show X Factor (2011), as well as those […]

Janet Devlin

  A January cold night. A bottle of bourbon. A chance encounter at a Gallery Opening on Jane Street. This is the stuff New York is made of. Life altering moments on seemingly ordinary nights; moments that couldn’t happen anywhere else, because ordinary doesn’t live here. Innocent conversations between total strangers leading to devilish […]

January Jane

Jenn Vix is a creative, courageous, and connected artist. She’s a survivor – her life story and professional career validate the power of perseverance.   Vix’s music is hard to categorize, (and she likes it that way.) Her tagged genre might fall under the “alternative” umbrella, but her sound can be categorized as […]

Jenn Vix

Singer/songwriter/bandleader Josie Cotton hails from Dallas Texas.  In the early 1980s, Cotton had an international hit with “Johnny Are You Queer?” which was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl.  She also appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers as well as Jackass Number […]

Josie Cotton

J “I definitely wouldn’t say it’s music writing,” says 17 year-old singer/songwriter Julia Bhatt coolly.  “I genuinely just fuck around on the guitar until I play a string of chords that makes me feel good, I guess.”  While it may sound like chance or luck, Julia’s preternatural ability for writing duct-tape sticky […]

Julia Bhatt Renowned locally and internationally in the fields of Music and Performance, Kristian Nairn is a prolific homegrown talent. As a musician, Nairn has tread the boards with such acts as Scissor Sisters, Mylo, Calvin Harris and Alphabeat; as well as being part of bands such as AJ Suzuki and Dublin’s very own Daddy’s Little Princess. As a DJ and […]

Kristian Nairn

To say that the singer/songwriter known as laye is an enigma would be an understatement. Ever since the Montreal-native floated onto the scene and surreptitiously released four singles last year — including mesmerizing tracks such as “likefck” and “goldfinger” — she’s been dropping hints of what’s to come via her social feeds. […]


“Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?” – Tennessee Williams “The title ‘Resistance is Futile’ and the cover image just fit together perfectly. The sleeve is a vintage photograph of […]

Manic Street Preachers

Making a retro-futuristic attack on synth-drenched electro rock, OTHER AMERICAN’s second self-titled EP dives head first into its confrontational nature. The band (featuring members of The Architects, The Gadjits, Radar State, and Late Night Callers) will be releasing the EP on October 1, 2019, expanding on the immersive collection of songs from their first release (2018’s […]

Other Americans

THE PARLOTONES.…a biography Kahn Morbee (Vocals/Guitar) – Neil Pauw (Drums) – Glen Hodgson (Bass/Keys/Backing Vocals) – Paul Hodgson (Lead Guitar) Put simply, The Parlotones are South Africa’s biggest selling rock act ever with 600,000+ albums sales worldwide. All the more impressive when you consider this has been achieved via independent […]

The Parlotones

    Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such […]

Peter Murphy

“I chose CANDY as the album title because the songs may seem sweet, inviting and harmless at first glance, but ‘candy’ suggests there’s something sinister beneath,” says the patron saint of pain Raymond Watts of post-punk stalwarts <PIG>’ about the new covers album that will be released on June 21, 2019 viaArmalyte Industries.  “It’s like a lure or precursor […]

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“And I’m hearing you say, not enough is OK. Well, its not…I’m with the Painted People,” quips lead vocalist, Christian Dryden of NYC-based, The Ritualists. Dryden, who fronts the band and writes the songs is something of an anachronism; A multi-instrumentalist who relishes the performance aspects of a live show, […]

The Ritualists

“…a brilliant album, one of the best in the underground scene of this millennium and it has serious reasons to be considered as a near- future classic” –This is Gothic Rock A stunning blend of post-gothic rock, dark wave and dance rock, Turkey’s She Past Away presents the beautifully melancholic […]

She Past Away

  Since their humble DIY beginnings in 1981, Osaka, Japan’s Shonen Knife have been building a faithful following of rock enthusiasts and alternative rock elite, their relentless journey securing the band’s place as one of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage. The rock […]

Shonen Knife

Stefan Alexander is a NYC-based queer pop singer-songwriter. Stefan grew up in an artistic household playing multiple instruments including cello, piano, guitar and mandolin. While attending NYU’s Clive Davis program, he formed a folk band opposite pop singer Phoebe Ryan. In the NYC-folk clubs, Stefan honed his songwriting and vocals, […]

Stefan Alexander

There is an undercurrent of thoughtful and creative collaboration that runs through all of Tedy’s music. It’s the desire to make a connection, whether it’s between lyrics and melodies, or the reaction from the song to the listener. Tedy has always strived to have a meaningful response to all of […]


There’s a chill in the air this time of year, and as the mornings become increasingly crisp and cool, songwriter and producer VONAVI is providing the perfect soundtrack with his debut album Reflection (out November 8, 2019 via 61 Seconds Records). Reflection is a cinematic dive into icy waters, an intimate exploration of organic and electronic sounds, and a […]


  Sometimes a step sideways is the best progression forward. After the breakup of Yellowcard in Spring 2017, vocalist/guitarist William Ryan Key did just that with his solo debut EP, THIRTEEN which will be released on May 25, 2018 via The Lone Tree Recordings. Both a sonic redirection and a rediscovering of his muse, THIRTEEN finds Ryan in a […]

William Ryan Key     “When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news,” said YELLOWCARD in a unified statement. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it […]