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YUNGBLUD “Hope For The Underrated Youth”

Locomotion / Geffen Records recording artist YUNGBLUD releases brand new song, “Hope For The Underrated Youth” today. Written by Dominic Harrison (YUNGBLUD) and produced by Dominic Harrison, Zakk Cervini and Chris Greatti, “Hope For The Underrated Youth” is available HERE. The song premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World.”

On Saturday evening, Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD caused havoc on London’s River Thames. Lucky fans were invited onboard a chaotic ‘YUNGBLUD cruise,’ which saw him give a special live performance of fan favorites. He concluded the spectacle with a megaphoned speech against the backdrop of Britain’s Houses of Parliament, which saw projections of the words “there’s hope for the underrated youth” emblazoned upon them. WATCH THE MAYHEM HERE!

YUNGBLUD is known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today. New single “Hope For The Underrated Youth” is no exception and explores the idea of his generation being misunderstood and underestimated. Of the track, YUNGBLUD said: “The world right now tells us fall in line, it tells us what you’re allowed to care about, think about, even to the point what air you should fucking breathe. Things are changing drastically, a lot of the time not for the better and it’s hard to watch. I meet so many young people every day and the one common denominator I find is the constant fire to defy apathy and the optimism to do anything in your power to fight for a better, more equal world. This song is about freedom of speech. This song is about freedom of expression. This song is about the forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal “sinners” that we all are. I see that there is hope for this “underrated youth” and I believe the future looks bright because we are in it.”

YUNGBLUD will take to the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals this summer (August 23-25). Last month, YUNGBLUD announced his fall Twisted Tales of The Ritalin Club Tour which sees him headlining larger venues – including The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (September 17), the Vic Theatre in Chicago (October 4) and New York City’s Webster Hall (October 14). See the full itinerary HERE.

Moby Rich Our First Second EP

In celebration of their new project Our First Second EP out now, alternative pop duo Moby Rich reveal the video for their new song “Oil Spill” today—watch HERE!
 
Directed by Tim Oakley, the duo talks about the inspiration behind it, saying, “We wanted the video for ‘Oil Spill’ to be an Anchorman meets Tim and Eric vibe. We went for an idea that was crazy, quirky and satirical contrasting the dark vibe and subject matter of the song. We shot it with our buddy Tim Oakley. He did an amazing job of taking all the little things we did that day and piecing it together to make a really entertaining video.”
 
Our First Second EP follows their recent release “Sabotage,” as well as their 2018 breakout track “Yoko Ono,” which has almost 2 million Spotify streams to date and received praise from Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, triple j, Noisey, The Line Of Best Fit and more. After joining BROODS on the Australian leg of their tour last month, the duo recently performed their first-ever headlining New York and Los Angeles shows.
 
LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Their new single, “Sabotage,” is a hands-aloft ode to fucking up royally; a cathartic anthem for a generation faced with obstacles. “Sabotage” sets the stage for Moby Rich’s second project Our First Second EP out now.

Your Music Calendar For 2019

If you have a ‘just take my money’ approach to music festivals and events each year, then putting money aside well in advance is probably advised when there are so many events to choose from. Creating a calendar with the events you’re most looking forward to, or have just penciled in out of curiosity, is the best way of allotting your hard-earned money. 

With plenty of festivals and events on American soil, it’s worth taking a broader look, particularly if you happen to be a music fanatic with wanderlust. With that in mind, here’s a look at some interesting and big events across the globe this year. 

The USA music scene

It almost seems controversial to call Coachella an ‘indie festival’ when artists like Ariana Grande are headlining it nowadays. However, with some nostalgia-fueling throwbacks such as Weezer, Aphex Twin and Wiz Khalifa taking the stage it’s one that’s worth putting yourself down on the waiting list if you enjoy your indie served with plenty of sunshine and glitter. Dress up your most glittering and outlandish outfits when heading to Coachella.

The UK music scene

The UK has a long history of producing exciting and innovative artists (just a few small names like David Bowie, The Beatles, and Adele). BBC Radio 1 even helped propel artists like Lana Del Rey into the mainstream, and British radio stations have exported many of our artists onto American soil over the generations. British music has also influenced American music, too, with the likes of The British Invasion. 

Octavian is the name currently on everyone’s lips, and if you make a trip over he has plenty of dates across all of the UK’s major cities. If you go to see him in his native London, or any other great UK artists for that matter, make sure to check out ticket prices before they sell out.

London, however, is not all about concerts but also musicals and theater nights. Popular London musicals such as the Book of Mormon have been taking audiences and the press by storm and are well worth dropping in to see. 

Music festivals such as V Festival, Reading and Glastonbury are also consistently star-studded events, if sometimes a little muddy. 

The German music scene

If techno music is a secret passion of yours, then you won’t be surprised to hear that the Germans have that covered. Time Warp is a high-energy festival that’s dedicated to all things techno and dance. Getting your blood pumping over in Europe is also a great opportunity to get out and see some culture too, depending on how techno-crazy you are. 

The Spanish music scene

Sun? Check. Beach? Check. A wide range of music royalty and up-and-comers? Check. Lana Del Rey joins a stellar line-up at the FIB Benicassim festival in sunny Spain. Jumping crowds and streamers make this the ideal summer getaway festival for those who want to hear some familiar sounds and maybe pick up a few new names. Music and sangria on the sand is a combination that’s well worth making a note of in your calendar. 

Traveling for your festival or gig fix is the perfect combination of partying, music and vacations. You might also get to see some of your favorite performers who haven’t yet announced a US tour, or who might not for a long while.

Gorgon City Deliver Video for Latest Single “Go Deep”

Duo To Perform at Chicago’s Mamby On The Beach Festival On June 23

Gorgon City have unveiled the official video for their latest track, “Go Deep,” a rich production which has already received the support of BBC Radio 1′s dance family, including Annie Mac, Pete Tong, and Danny Howard. View “Go Deep” here: Http://po.st/GoDeepV

Directed by London-based duo Melody Maker & Lauren Van Veen, “Go Deep” utilizes the popular filming technique known as “dry for wet” using smoke colored filters and lighting effects to simulate a character being underwater while filming on a dry stage. The technique, which appears in films such as Lord of the Rings, and Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Shape of Water, sees the duo ‘go deep’ to the bottom of the sea, where they perform a passionate choreography routine.

Teaming up with Ghosted and BRIT Award-winning singer/songwriter Kamille on the release, the track follows Gorgon City‘s recent sold out UK and Europe Kingdom tour and has already amassed over 3 million streams since release.

Having established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts around, Gorgon City have enjoyed stellar success over the past 5 years thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals, launching their own club-focused REALM imprint, which housed recent EP Grooves On The Vinyl, “Motorola” and Radio 1 specialist anthem “Primal Call.”

A unique and refreshing collaboration from UK’s music’s most talented and innovative acts, “Go Deep” is set to cause summer shockwaves, and follows on from Gorgon City‘s anthem of the 2017 Ibiza season, “Real Life” with Duke Dumont. “Go Deep” is out now HERE.

View Video For “Go Deep” Ft. Kamille & Ghosted Here:


Gorgon City Tour Dates:

STEFFLON DON x Sensless Video

London-born rapper STEFFLON DON today releases the brand-new video for her single Senseless. The video is available to watch here.

The video for Senseless which was shot in Jamaica and co-directed by Steff is classic Stefflon Don – incredible outfits, exotic locations and Steff being her usual bombastic-self. The track, which stands as another strong female point of view and which has already topped over 3m plays on streaming platforms alone is already a live favorite and adds to her catalogue of over 250m streams across DSPs.

Hot off the back of her performances at BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend and Capital’s Summertime Ball, Steff is set for a summer of festival appearances across Europe as well her first headline US tour starting in San Francisco. Stefflon Don has also just been announced as the first ever British Female to be a part of XXL’s iconic ߢ2018 Freshman Class alongside Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Blocboy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral & Trippie Redd.

Last year, Steff went from strength-to-strength to cement her reputation as London’s most formidable young talent. From winning Best Female at the MOBO Awardsto Best Newcomer at this yearߣs NME, the Clapton-raised star continued to defy expectations, managing to release both the gritty Skepta-featured track Ding-A-Ling as well as the anthemic dancehall of her debut single Hurtin’ Me (which saw the artist land her first top 10 single). Less than six months later and Steff has world domination in her sights; having recently covered both ES Magazine as well as the last ever issue of NME, gone platinum on Hurtin’ Me (1.5M+ singles sold), amassed a monstrous 298M+ worldwide streams. With recent collaborations with the likes of Future, Quavo, Big Sean, Halsey, MC Fioti, Niska and CalvinHarris, there seems to be nowhere Steff can’t go.

Upcoming live dates:

July 10 – Slim’s, San Francisco, USA

July 12 – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA

July 14 – The Greatest Day Ever! Festival, The Bronx, USA

Aug 2 – Bestival, Dorset, UK

Aug 17 – Kylesaari, Helsinki, Finland

Aug 26 – SW4 Festival, London, UK

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LION BABE + LEIKELI47 = THE WAVE

Lion Babe’s new single “The Wave” debuted as BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac’s “hottest record in the world.”

“We’re feeling really good about this new music and so excited about it. It’s really just the two of us out here making the records we’ve always wanted to make and the sound is really coming into its full form because we’ve been doing this for a little bit so we know what we want to do and we’re going for it!”

“We’ve been fans of Leikeli47’s music for a while now. She’s so creative and visual like us so it seemed like a great match-up and it’s super exciting for us!” – Lion Babe, interview with BBC Radio 1 

Listen to their interview on BBC Radio 1

Stay Tuned for a television performance of “THE WAVE” airing this Thursday April 5th at 11PM Est on Bet’s The Rundown With Robin Thede !

 

 

STREAM “THE WAVE” HERE NOW !

SEE LION BABE LIVE IN SACRAMENTO, CA | APRIL 9

SEE LION BABE LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA | APRIL 11

SEE LION BABE LIVE AT COACHELLA APR 15TH & 22ND!

 

 

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