Music News


MUSIC NEWS
Music news, song/album release dates, music events/concert/tour dates and tickets, music & video reviews, free music streaming, downloads, and all the latest updates from top upcoming/indie/independent/underground/emerging artists/bands/producers/entertainers around the world daily on SRL Music News. To find music news and announcements featuring your favorite independent artists/bands or new artists/bands you discover, browse music news by genre, or to browse by news type (e.g. concert dates, album release dates, etc) simply select a tag of your choice from the sidebar. Alternatively, click the tags on any news story to see more like it.


Type an artist name, genre, city, music service or anything else, or select a tag below

Music News: Love X Stereo Live Streaming Concert Postponed | Music Discovery XO


CONCERT TICKETS/DATES
ELECTRONIC ROCK NEWS

11-05-2021 00:11 GMT


LOVE X STEREO LIVE STREAM POSTPONED

Indie Music Press Releases (May 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Electronic Rock artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Electronic Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Seoul, South Korea | Indie artist, Love X Stereo

After over a decade reigning sovereign as Seoul’s most highly revered fully independent electronic rock band, Love X Stereo’s following is quickly becoming nothing short of a cult following and everything they do is not just closely watched by their peers but also emulated, albeit sadly (or not so sadly) never duplicated. There can only be one Love X Stereo, and their unmistakable sound - an intoxicating blend of ‘90s electronic music and classic rock with a twist of some of the best of the new synth stuff out there; is so lowkey and humble that one could listen over and over till it almost becomes addictive and unhealthy (guilty 😳). 

Like many successful bands, the critically acclaimed South Korean duo has taken to online media as a way of supplementing or completely replacing what used to be a full gigging and touring schedule that took them to some of their region’s most prestigious clubs, concert halls and festivals, and they seem to be enjoying just as much support and clout online as they did in the real world – or wait, is the internet now the real world? Who knows anymore. But back to the sensational LXS. Hopefully by now you’ve thrown on one of your favorite albums of theirs and you are feeling like you’re souped-up off really good candy (wink, wink) by now – wait, did you say you haven't got an LXS album? What?! You’re BS-ing! Get one here now; start with “Buzzin” and never look back until you are bare feet and for some reason you can't find your socks. 

Now where were we, before being rudely interrupted by you? That was not cool. Ah yes. Love X Stereo was scheduled to play one of their most highly anticipated online gigs to date. It was special because there was a twist to it. The twist was that this time around unlike the traditional live streaming concerts with audio and video, there would be no video, just audio. Sounds exciting doesn't it? Like sex with the lights off. Wait, you don't do it with the lights on? OMG! You're just full of surprises today aren't you? 

Well sadly the gig, which was scheduled to take place on the 8th of May, last week Saturday, had to be cancelled because of technical difficulties. No other information was provided. Did DeeJayTheDog (@DeeJay_TheDog), their celebrity Labrador get the munchies and mistakenly chew up one of the cables? Or maybe she came in staggering after a late night partying with the bitches and knocked some studio gear over? Hopefully neither was the case. Lead singer Annie has just confirmed that the gig has been rescheduled for this Saturday, the 15th of May at the same time, 1 PM (Korean Time). Tickets and live streaming information are available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page [Find direct link below] 

Someone is Coming ...


UPCOMING RELEASES
ROCK NEWS

10-05-2021 22:59 GMT


LYON TYDE'S FIRST OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

Indie Music Press Releases (May 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Rock artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Birmingham, UK | Indie band, Lyon Tyde

Making their sensational debut with the release of “Closure” at the beginning of the year, on the 1st of January, and then following elegantly with the release of their even more spectacular 10 track debut album “Beginnings of Ends” just over 4 months later on the 16th of April, Lyon Tyde has returned with news that is bound to have their rapidly growing fanbase raving with excitement. The Birmingham, UK rock music trio has announced that they are now ready to release their first official music video, the video for their track, “Someone”, which sits in position number 10 of their debut album. The video has been scheduled for release on Friday, the 21st of May, just over 10 days away at 6 PM GMT (London, UK time) on YouTube and selected digital video streaming platforms. The audio track is available to stream and download on its own or as part of the debut album on Spotify, Apple Music and all popular music streaming and download services, as well as Bandcamp and selected music platforms for independent musicians.  

Stop Calling Her The Next Taylor Swift, She's Awesome


NEW MUSIC
COUNTRY POP NEWS

26-04-2021 17:02 GMT


BLOW OFF STEAM

Taylor Swift's replacement has arrived. Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Country Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Country Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Stop calling her the next Taylor Swift, she's awesome - Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Christie Huff

On the 26th of February, California’s rapidly emerging country music sensation Christie Huff made yet another significant mark on the USA’s indie music scene that once again let fans know she’s next in line for the country music crown, and is in fact the best thing since Taylor Swift (although a lot more exciting). “Blow Off Steam”, the new record was released following countless back-to-back online gigs and appearances on popular podcasts and other online entertainment and media platforms, as has been the case for the Mesa, Arizona born Los Angeles star since lockdown started back in March 2020. It also followed just over a month after her first single of 2021, “I Don’t Know” which has been sky-rocketing up independent country music charts everywhere and popping up on Spotify and Apple Music playlists left, right and center since its release on the 4th of January. She’s still gigging online regularly and is in fact doing it more so than ever before. Upcoming gigs are available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page. Stream and download the new song on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and all popular music services

Music News: Tamara Bubble's "Clockwork" In New T-Mobile Ad | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC LICENSING
R&B NEWS

26-04-2021 16:20 GMT


TAMARA BUBBLE'S "CLOCKWORK" IN NEW T-MOBILE AD

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Tamara Bubble

Since Tamara Bubble took New York's underground hip hop scene by storm back in 2017 she has so many music licensing success stories that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Back in October 2020, in the heat of the infamous pandemic lockdowns that we’ll all be talking about and probably licking our wounds from for years to come, her track “Clockwork” was featured in T-Mobile’s new iPhone commercial. It was her first nationally syndicated television commercial sync licensing placement. T-Mobile is back with another exciting Metro by T-Mobile ad campaign and it features the Brooklyn hip hop star's single “Clockwork” once again - no it's not de ja vu, it's really happening. [Watch TV ad below]

Music News: We Need To Talk | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
FOLK NEWS

16-04-2021 14:49 GMT


WE NEED TO TOUCH  TALK

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Folk artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Folk performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Washington, USA | Indie artist, Wylder

If you are one of those music fans that has an insatiable appetite for meaningful sounds and lyrical content then this band probably needs no introduction; but we’ll introduce it again just for effects. 

It's one of the most exciting new folk bands since Saving the Arcadian (🤔 their former band, figures); one of the only bands in the world of its kind; and one of the only bands in the world that can make even the coldest days feel like California, even when it's raining outside. They’re known for their exceptionally bright and sweet melodies, and uplifting rhythms. Their catchy and relatable lyrics are known to echo in ears for extended periods of time after they are first heard. This is one of those bands that earns a special category of their own in every music collection. They are not just amazing – they are spectacular. They are not just hot-T – they sizzle. They don’t just leave a mark – they leave a stain. But most importantly, they could potentially change your life and make you see the brighter side of everything. So now you know (well you already knew but whatever, and if you didn't know, shame on you); let’s get right down to it, shall we? 

Critically acclaimed Washington, US independent folk quartet Wylder have returned with a sunny new single just in time for the tentative easing of lockdowns across the world as we all (and our invisible friends, shhh!!)  prepare for whatever the post-pandemic era has to offer. The track was released on the 12th of February, just over 6 months since their last single “Kings of Summer”. Like its predecessor, it has been welcomed with open arms during these dark, ominous and unprecedented times, and is doing well to keep even the most discerning folk music critics dumbfounded, and fans smiling even after being forbidden from touching their loved ones, friends, family members, lovers and secret lovers (wink, wink); and making love in any position other than the one that has been expressly recommended by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre since the '90s. Okay we just threw in that last part, but it was implied. If you are not doing it already you better learn... and no, that's not what that annoying song by Cali Swag District "Teach Me How to Doughie" is about.  

"We Need to Talk", the new single by Wylder is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music and all popular digital music streaming and download platforms. [Stream track below] 

Music News: We Got It Going | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
POP NEWS

16-04-2021 14:04 GMT


WE GOT IT GOING

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Wisconsin, USA | Indie artist, The Last Bees

With that unmistakable classic rock ‘n’ roll sound that is held close to the hearts of many till this day, over 70 years since bands like the Beatles first introduced it back in the '50s, The Last Bees have breathed new life into the very much cherished music collections of fans of old school rock, and are quickly winning over more and more new school rock fans with every new release. It’s been just over 2 years since the band, which was formerly known as Ian and the Dream reinvented themselves as The Last Bees, and with 2 critically acclaimed records that have received praise from some of the most discerning ears in the music business under their belts already, it’s safe to say the newly formed Beatleseque retro rock outfit is on its way to becoming a force to reckoned with in rock, like their former band did for over a decade as Wisconsin, USA’s most successful fully independent rock band. On the 12th of February the band released a brand new record titled “We Got it Going”. The single is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and popular digital music streaming and download platforms, as well as Soundcloud and selected indie music promotion and distribution platforms and apps. [Listen free below] 

Music News: Dark Days | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
SOUL NEWS

16-04-2021 12:01 GMT


DARK DAYS

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, The Bishop Boys

They’ve been hailed and celebrated by some of the region’s most discerning fans, critics, journalists and music industry insiders, and Ontario, Canada’s critically acclaimed soul music collective Soul City Music Co-op continues to bring joy and reassurance to the genre and the music industry as a whole with their effortlessly intrinsic and unpretentious releases. Consisting of Canadian music acts The Family Soul, Crissi Cochrane, The Bishop Boys, Brendan Scott Friel, Dane Roberts, Madeline Doornaert, Ayola and Max Marshall, and headed by Soul Brother Mike, a music producer and a very important part of the collective musically, Soul City Music Co-op’s music catalog is very diverse and packed with something fresh and exciting for every music fan from hip hop and R&B lovers to pop, rock and indie lovers. On the 19th of February, folk-rock duo The Bishop Boys released their new, pandemic-inspired single “Dark Days” to critical acclaim on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and all popular digital music services following the release of the official music video of the record a day earlier on YouTube. They were subsequently featured in the Windsor Star, one of Ontario’s top publications. [Read full newspaper article below]

Music News: Borrowed Time | Music Discovery XO


WEB SERIES/PODCASTS
R&B NEWS

16-04-2021 10:54 GMT


BORROWED TIME

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Jackie's Boy

R&B music in the Southeast of the United States of America hasn’t been the same and probably will never be the same since critically acclaimed songwriter Jackie’s Boy stepped out from behind the curtains to pursue a career as a singer. Having worked with some of the world’s biggest recording artists including Madonna, Johnny Gill, Chris Brown and most recently, Shawn Stockman of the legendary R&B group Boyz II Men, it’s hard to have imagined it any other way. With a vocal performance style that is unique and exciting in ways no other artist has offered in a very long time, Jackie’s Boy is quickly making a name for himself locally and nationally completely independently and according to many of the music industry's top critics and discerning R&B music fans, is poised to be the world’s next big R&B star. In case you haven’t heard already, a few months ago during the heat of the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, the fast-rising multi-talented Savannah, Georgia star started a new web series called Music Mondays, which introduces R&B fans to a new never before heard record live every Monday on social media. Last week’s track was titled “Borrowed Time”. The unreleased song was produced by Miami, Florida based music producer Danny Keys, whose production credits include big names like Kendrick Lamar (K-Dot), Tech N9ne, Meek Mill, Vince Staples, MayDay, Wrekonize, Murs, Ras Kass, M1 and Stevie Stone. [Watch video below]

Music News: My Celebrity Dream Wedding | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC LICENSING
R&B NEWS

16-04-2021 04:16 GMT


MY CELEBRITY DREAM WEDDING

Indie Music Press Releases (April 2021) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Tamara Bubble

Following a series of exciting licensed music placements that have poured in since she made her mark in hip hop locally and nationally with the release of her critically acclaimed album “Your Favorite Rapper is a Girl” back in 2018, two more of Brooklyn hip hop sensation Tamara Bubble’s tracks have premiered on another exciting VH1 television series. “Absolutely” and “Big Boss” premiered on the internationally syndicated series “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” back in February shortly after her brand new album “I May Destroy You”, which was released on the 1st of February and is, like its predecessor “Your Favorite Rapper is a Girl 2” which was released at the start of the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, is causing pandemonium on New York’s underground hip hop scene and knocking the implants off any female rappers who still haven’t got the memo that she is New York’s new Queen of Hip Hop.