Great Indie Record Stores You Can Support Online

Dublin

SpinDizzy

Established in 1996. Trade in New & Used Vinyl and Cds. All kinds of music for all kinds of people.

Phone: (01) 671 1711

https://www.spindizzyrecords.com

Tower Records

Tower Records is Ireland’s largest Independent Record Stores. They have two stores in the heart of Dublin city.
They specialise in music, film, hi-fi, merchandise and more. They are the proud stockists of Ireland’s largest vinyl selections, with one in each branch. Their DVD and Blu ray sections stock a huge choice of film & TV and they are stockists of a massive selection of CD’s across many genres, including the only extensive range of classical music in Ireland.

Phone: (01) 671 3250

https://www.towerrecords.ie

Golden Discs

Established in 1962 on Dublin’s Tara Street, Golden Discs is Ireland’s oldest home-entertainment specialists, with 19 outlets nationwide and an online store as of November 2019. Their current offering includes Music on CD & Vinyl, Movies on DVD & Blu-ray as well as Audio equipment and accessories.

https://goldendiscs.ie

The Record Hub (Dublin Vinyl)

New releases, re-issues, special offers, and more. The Record Hub is everyone’s local record store. Worldwide shipping with free delivery on orders over €40. Browse our catalog of rock, pop, indie, soul, jazz, …

https://therecordhub.com

Ebuzz.ie

Ireland’s leading online store for Home Entertainment, Gaming & Electronics.

https://ebuzz.ie/

The R.A.G.E.

An independent record shop, selling second hand and new records, record players, speakers, Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, cassettes, Sega MegaDrives etc.

https://therage.ie/

Limerick

Steamboat

Munster’s largest store for musical instruments, vinyl records, CDs, film & comics.

Phone: +353 (0)61 311 696

https://steamboat.ie/

Cork

Music Zone

Music Zone are one of Ireland’s largest stockist of vinyl records. Free delivery on all orders of 3 or more records. Browse their massive catalogue online.

Phone: (021) 496 7119

Musiczone.ie

Waterford

Ben O Neill

Indie Music Shop Dungarvan established by Ben O’Neill in 1973. Stocking all genres on all formats. Vinyl, CD, DVD, Cassette, Blu Ray.

Phone: +353 (0)87 291 8656

Galway

OMG @ ZHIVAGO

West of Ireland’s largest CD and DVD retailer. They carry a huge range of new and classic albums on CD & Vinyl and the latest movies and TV show on DVD & Blu Ray.

Phone: (091) 509 960

OMG @ ZHIVAGO website

Louth

Classified Records

Indie Music Shop vinyl record store in Dundalk, Ireland. Live in store gigs + dj sets.

Phone: (042) 938 6406

Classified Records Website

Northern Ireland

Bending Sound

Everything vinyl from singles to albums, picture discs and box sets. Stockists of Rega turntables. Very well stocked preowned section.

Phone: +44 28 9122 5510
https://bendingsound.co.uk/

Strange Victory Records

Exciting times at Strange Victory Towers… we are building an online store! For now, we have this little ‘market stall’ with a rotating selection of our stock including pre-sales, new releases and classics. If you have any queries / suggestions or want to order something that isn’t shown here, please get in touch.

Phone: +44 28 9508 0300
https://strangevictoryrecords.com/

HAYLEY WILLIAMS UNVEILS SOLO SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “SIMMER”

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING PARAMORE SINGER TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

“PETALS FOR ARMOR” SET TO ARRIVE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8TH

Hayley Williams has announced today’s premiere of “Simmer,” the first single from the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore singer’s hugely anticipated debut solo album. The smoldering track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an equally fiery official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes)  – is streaming now via the official Hayley Williams YouTube channel

Produced by Taylor York, lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore, “Simmer” heralds Williams’ upcoming debut solo album, “PETALS FOR ARMOR,” due May 8th.

“I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project,” says Williams. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘PETALS FOR ARMOR.’ And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation. I’m in a band with my favorite musicians so I never really feel the need to step into a role as a player when it comes to Paramore records. This project, however, benefited from a little bit of musical naïveté and rawness and so I experimented quite a bit more. I made this with some of the closest people to me. Their respective talents really shine bright throughout the record. I like to think we all make each other better and the result is something that sounds and FEELS exactly as I’d hoped it would. Now that it’s time to put it all out there, I can finally exhale. I’m excited to let people in to experience a different side of myself that I’ve only very recently become familiar with.”

“Simmer” marks Hayley Williams’ first new music release since Paramore’s chart-topping 2017 album, “AFTER LAUGHTER.” Highlighted by the gold certified “Hard Times,” and singles “Told You So,” “Fake Happy,” and “Rose-Coloured Boy,” the LP debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart upon its May 2017 release while also arriving on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #6 – Paramore’s third consecutive top 10 chart debut. Along with its popular success, “AFTER LAUGHTER” ultimately proved one of the year’s most critically applauded releases, with The Fader, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, and many more ranking it among their “Best of 2017” coverage.

Paramore has accomplished a truly remarkable run of RIAA certified albums and singles since coming together in Nashville in 2004, from 2005’s gold certified debut, “ALL WE KNOW IS FALLING” featuring the gold certified single “Pressure,” and 2007’s 2x platinum certified breakthrough, “RIOT!” (with its 4x platinum-certified hit, “Misery Business,” as well as the platinum certified singles “crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”) to 2008’s worldwide 2x platinum “Decode” (from Chop Shop/Atlantic’s chart-topping “TWILIGHT – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”) and 2009’s platinum certified “brand new eyes” with its GRAMMY®-nominated smash, the 2x platinum “The Only Exception” and the gold certified “Ignorance.”

The band’s RIAA platinum certified fourth album, simply entitled “PARAMORE,” made a chart-busting debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2013 release – Paramore’s first #1 album to date. Named the year’s “Best Rock Album” by Entertainment Weekly, “PARAMORE” showcased a string of singles, including 2x RIAA platinum certified hit, the top 10 “Still Into You,” and the #1 3x platinum hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” The latter track proved Paramore’s biggest single to date, ascending to #1 at Hot AC and Rock radio outlets nationwide, #2 at Top 40, as well as to the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – the band’s first ever top 10 hit on the overall chart and their highest peaking song thus far.  “Ain’t It Fun” saw Paramore taking home their first-ever GRAMMY® Award, earning the “Best Rock Song” trophy at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. In addition, Williams was named that year as the first winner of Billboard’s “Trailblazer Award,” honouring her as a standout female artist who breaks from convention to make a unique mark and pave the way for new talent.

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore has spent much of the past decade-plus on the road, including countless sold out world tours and show-stealing festival sets around the globe.

Williams is also an accomplished entrepreneur, co-founding the vegan, cruelty-free hair colour brand, Good Dye Young.

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COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE ‘MOON MUSIC’ NEW ALBUM LANDING OCTOBER 4

COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE ‘MOON MUSIC’ NEW ALBUM LANDING OCTOBER 4

FIRST SINGLE, feelslikeimfallinginlove, OUT FRIDAY.

Watch clip of the band perform forthcoming new single HERE 

FOUR SOLD-OUT CROKE PARK SHOWS August 29th & 30th September 1st & 2nd 

FIRST SINGLE, feelslikeimfallinginlove, OUT FRIDAY

ALBUM’S PHYSICAL RELEASE WILL SET NEW SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS, WITH NEW ECORECORD rPET LP
MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

FIRST EDITION RUN WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED

 Photo credit: Anna Lee

Coldplay have today announced the release of their highly-anticipated tenth album, Moon Music. The record will land in stores and on streaming services on October 4, 2024.

The album’s first single, feelslikeimfallinginlove, will be released globally on Friday, June 21. The single can be presaved here. The band performed the song for the first time last night during their sold out stadium show at Budapest’s Puskás Aréna.

Moon Music, which was produced by Max Martin, is available to pre-order everywhere now, with a limited number of hand-signed editions available from the official Coldplay Store, at store.coldplay.com.

NEW FORMATS AND NEW SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS

In tandem with Coldplay’s ground-breaking sustainability measures on their current tour – which has so far produced 59% less CO2e emissions than their previous stadium tour – the band have gone to great lengths to make the physical release of Moon Music as sustainable as possible.

This will be the world’s first album released as a 140g EcoRecord rPET LP, with each copy containing nine recycled PET-plastic bottles recovered from post-consumer waste. This will prevent the manufacture of more than 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic, and provide an 85% reduction in manufacturing process CO2 emissions/kg compared to traditional 140g vinyl.

Additionally, the band have collaborated with long-time partners The Ocean Cleanup to create an additional format: the Notebook Edition EcoRecord rPET LP. The rPET for this edition comprises 70% river plastic, intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala, and prevented from reaching the Gulf of Honduras and the Atlantic Ocean.

The CD editions of Moon Music will be the world’s first to be released on EcoCD, created from 90% recycled polycarbonate, sourced from post-consumer waste streams. This will provide at least a 78% CO2/kg emission reduction, and avoid the manufacture of more than five metric tonnes of virgin plastic.

LIMITED FIRST EDITION RELEASE

In an effort to reduce waste, the first edition run of Moon Music (both EcoRecord rPET LP and EcoCD) will be strictly limited and produced at a higher specification than any future editions. All First Edition EcoRecord rPET LP products will be individually numbered.

*Moon Music is available to pre-order now in four physical formats, all clearly marked as First Edition, with all EcoRecord rPET LP products individually numbered:

 

–        Standard EcoCD

–        Standard Numbered EcoRecord rPET LP

–        Notebook Edition EcoCD

–        Notebook Edition Numbered EcoRecord rPET LP+ EcoCD

 

The Notebook Edition (EcoCD and EcoRecord rPET LP) comes as a casebound hardback book. The book is a faithful replica of Chris Martin’s original studio notebook, featuring 28 pages of unseen notes, lyrics and illustrations from the album’s writing and recording process. The Notebook Edition also includes additional voice notes and demos from the album’s recording sessions, providing a special insight into the music’s development.

 

All formats are available to pre-order now on the band’s Official Store, with a limited number of hand-signed versions available, at store.coldplay.com.

 

Moon Music is Coldplay’s first album since 2021’s Music Of The Spheres, which spawned the US Number One single with BTS, My Universe, and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Music Of The Spheres has already accumulated more than four billion streams.

BLUR announce Live Album ‘Live At Wembley’ out July 26th

ONE YEAR ON FROM A MOMENTOUS WEEKEND AT WEMBLEY STADIUM

THE BIGGEST SHOWS OF BLUR’S 30+ YEAR CAREER TO DATE, PLAYING TO 150,000 FANS ACROSS TWO NIGHTS COMES THE LIVE ALBUM

‘Live at Wembley Stadium’

OUT 26th JULY 2024

Photo Credit: Phoebe Fox

PLUS A FEATURE-LENGTH CONCERT FILM

‘blur: Live at Wembley Stadium’

COMING TO CINEMAS IN UK & IRELAND ON 6TH SEPTEMBER

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“Glorious reunion buzzes with energy and ragged joy…The songs carry the weight. And what songs they are.”

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★

 

“The Britpop icons deliver all the showstoppers in a fun-filled set, spliced with unexpected b-sides and surprises.”

NME ★★★★★

 

“In an electric atmosphere, Blur rose to the occasion with a magnificent set… relying on a band attacking their songs with rare force.”

i NEWS ★★★★★

5th June 2024 – A year on from a momentous weekend of music and joy at Wembley Stadium, blur today announced a new live album titled Live at Wembley Stadium, set for release on 26th July 2024 via Parlophone.

Live at Wembley Stadium is a collection of songs captured across two unforgettable nights last summer – the biggest shows of the band’s 30+ year career to date – which saw Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree perform to over 150,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, blur’s first time ever to play the iconic London venue. The extraordinary and hugely emotional shows on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2023 captured “…a sense of momentousness [Financial Times ★★★★★]” and “…fizzed with the vibrant energy of a band in their prime [Evening Standard ★★★★★].

Song highlights include The Narcissist and St Charles Square from their latest #1 album, the acclaimed ‘The Ballad of Darren’, as well as There’s No Other Way, Popscene, Beetlebum, Trimm Trabb, Villa Rosie, Coffee & TV, Under the Westway, Out of Time, To the End, Parklife, Song 2, This is a Low, Girls & Boys, Tender, and The Universal.

A new feature length concert film – also titled ‘blur: Live at Wembley Stadium’ – is set for a UK and Ireland cinema release on 6th September this year. Ticket and cinema details to be announced soon.

Live at Wembley Stadium – the album – will be available in the following formats:

  •     Triple black vinyl – the Sunday show
  •     Triple teal coloured vinyl – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show
  •     Double black vinyl – ‘highlights’ across both shows
  •     Double picture disc vinyl – Blood Records exclusive – ‘highlights’ across both shows
  •     Double CD – the Sunday show
  •     Double Cassette – D2C exclusive – the Sunday show
  •     Digital – the Sunday show, plus 4 bonus tracks recorded live at the UK warm up shows, May 2023

 

For complete details of all formats, visit the blur store. Pre order Live at Wembley Stadium here.

The feature-length documentary blur: To The End will be in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 19th July. The film depicts the most recent chapter in the band’s story, captured during the period in which they made a surprise – and emotional – return with their first record in 8 years, ‘The Ballad of Darren’. Watch trailer HERE. blur: To The End is an intimate moment in time with this most enduring of English bands, who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.

Both blur: To The End and blur: Live at Wembley Stadium are directed by Toby L and produced by Josh Connolly, via production house Up The Game and will be released by Altitude

 

Details of international cinema releases coming soon. For a list of UK and Ireland cinemas and to book tickets, visit blur.co.uk.

Acclaim for blur’s Wembley Stadium shows last year:

“… A set full of twists and turns: big populist hits cut with strange idiosyncratic oddities and true emotional heft”

EVENING STANDARD ★★★★★

“Ecstatically gracing the stage at Wembley with a career-spanning set… Blur remain fresh-faced, stunningly tight and infectiously energetic…. better than ever.”

CLASH

“The kings of Britpop bring unfettered joy at triumphant comeback show.”

i NEWS ★★★★★

Tender, sung with the massed ranks of the London Community Gospel Choir, brought matters to a head. Nostalgia was replaced by something more alive, a sense of momentousness. This was a song for the ages, played by a band that has withstood the test of time.”

FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★★

“Blur quite simply knock it out of Wembley’s capacious park, playing a superbly varied setlist of both hits from their mid-1990s heyday, and more reflective album tracks…. the musicianship shines through.”

CNN

“Blur made everyone forget why Modern Life Is Rubbish for one jubilant evening at Wembley.”

METRO ★★★★1/2

LEIGH-ANNE RELEASES DEBUT EP “NO HARD FEELINGS” OUT NOW

LEIGH-ANNE RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘NO HARD FEELINGS’

LISTEN HERE

SOLD-OUT DEBUT INTIMATE LIVE SHOW AT LONDON’S LAFAYETTE 11TH JUNE

Photo credit – Lou Jasmine

Today, Leigh-Anne releases her debut EP ‘No Hard Feelings’ via Warner Records UK.

Listen to ‘No Hard Feelings’ here: https://leigh-anne.lnk.to/nohardfeelings

Listen to new track ‘OMG’ here: https://leigh-anne.lnk.to/omg

Written alongside Khris Riddick (SZA, Ariana Grande), Danja (Britney Spears, MIA, Mariah Carey) and Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Normani) amongst others, Leigh-Anne’s debut EP ‘No Hard Feelings’ is a captivating exploration of love. Skillfully blending her Bajan and Jamaican roots with contemporary R&B influences, this 5-track EP highlights various chapters of love and relationships featuring recently released ‘Forbidden Fruit’ a sultry reggae-infused song and ‘Stealin’ Love’, a raw heartfelt R&B cut that explores the darker side of love.

Speaking on ‘No Hard Feelings’, Leigh-Anne said: “I created this EP for my fans to feel closer to me and to give everyone a better understanding of the solo artist I want to be. Each track reflects a different mood, so no matter how you’re feeling, there’s something here for you. It’s honest, personal and I’m so excited that now it’s all yours.”

Next month Leigh-Anne plays an intimate headline show which sold out in seconds. This debut solo show will be one of the first chances for fans to hear Leigh-Anne’s new music live.

No Hard Feelings Artwork

Photo credit – Adama Jalloh

No Hard Feelings Tracklist

Stealin Love

Forbidden Fruit

OMG

Anticipate

I’ll Still Be Here

As a solo artist, Leigh-Anne has quickly amassed over 65M+ global streams, earnt two UK top 40 singles and graced the cover of countless publications including Rolling Stone UK, Glamour and Tush. Experimenting with new sounds, ‘Don’t Say Love’ and ‘My Love’ have so far seen Leigh-Anne embrace genres such as Garage and Afrobeats. ‘Stealin Love’ showed a more raw and honest side of Leigh-Anne as she explored the darker sides to love, while ‘Forbidden Fruit’ is a passionate and sultry banger which sees Leigh-Anne surrendering to temptation. ‘Stealin Love’ and ‘Forbidden Fruit’ are the first taste of an upcoming collection of songs that perfectly showcases Leigh-Anne’s artistry and sonic direction as an artist.

ELLA HENDERSON x SWITCH DISCO & ALOK JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SUMMER ANTHEM “UNDER THE SUN” OUT NOW

ELLA HENDERSON, SWITCH DISCO AND ALOK JOIN FORCES ON ‘UNDER THE SUN’

LISTEN HERE

ELLA CONFIRMED FOR CAPITAL’S SUMMERTIME BALL 2024

Ella Henderson, Switch Disco and Alok (The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha) have teamed up on a euphoric new single, ‘Under The Sun’. Listen HERE.

Primed to soundtrack the summer, ‘Under The Sun’ arrives hot on the heels of Ella’s tenth UK Top 10 (‘Alibi’), Switch Disco’s collaboration with R3HAB & Sam Feldt (‘Sleep Tonight (This Is The Life)’) and Alok’s latest single, ‘Seek Love (On The Beach)’ with Tazi, Samuele Sartini and Amanda Wilson.

‘Under The Sun’ also finds Ella and Switch Disco rejoining forces after last year’s platinum hit ‘React’. Peaking at No. 4 in the UK, the single went on to garner a nomination for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the Brit Awards 2024.

Ella shares: “Under The Sun is the song to kickstart all those summer feels. It’s all about living in the moment with someone and dancing off into the sunset. It made me feel so joyous when I wrote it and I hope it has the same effect on people when they hear it!

Fresh from performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Ella will join RAYE, Sabrina Carpenter, Aitch and more at Capital’s sold-out Summertime Ball 2024 on Sunday 16 June at Wembley Stadium.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘CLANCY’ OUT TODAY

TWENTY ONE PILOTS RELEASE MASSIVELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM CLANCY

LISTEN HERE

SHARE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOS FOR EVERY SONG ON THE ALBUM

THE CLANCY WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF AUGUST 15TH

DUBLIN’S 3 ARENA MAY 9TH, 2025

AWARDED 20 NEW CERTIFICATIONS FROM THE RIAA

PHOTO CREDIT: ASHLEY OSBORN

May 24, 2024 – GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have released their massively anticipated new album Clancy today via Fueled By Ramen – LISTEN HERE.  To celebrate the release, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun joined fans on their YouTube channel last night for a special live stream where they debuted official music videos for every song on Clancy – WATCH HERE.  Twenty One Pilots will celebrate the release of Clancy tonight with a special hometown underplay at Columbus, OH’s Newport Music Hall, and will host a free ‘Fan Premier Exhibit’ in Columbus over the weekend at the Ohio State Bookstore, opening up the vault and showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from their history.

Co-produced by Joseph and Paul Meany, Clancy marks the final chapter in an multi-album and nearly decade long narrative first introduced in the band’s 2015 multi-platinum breakthrough, BLURRYFACE.  The ambitious collection is highlighted by the previously released tracks “The Craving (single version),” “Backslide,” “Next Semester” and “Overcompensate,” the latter of which rocketed up the Alternative Radio chart hitting #1, marking their 11th #1 at the format, and welcoming listeners back to the band’s immersive world of ‘Trench.’

Leading up to Clancy’s release, Twenty One Pilots performed the new songs along with fan favorites across a run of super intimate live performances – which included sold-out shows in New York City, Mexico City, London and Berlin. And hosted listening parties all around the world for fans to hear the album before release, including one in Dublin, at Spindizzy records.

Twenty One Pilots will celebrate the release of Clancy with The Clancy World Tour, their biggest headline tour ever, kicking off with a two-night stand on August 15th and 16th at Denver, CO’s Ball Arena. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will traverse North America through the fall followed by dates in New Zealand, Australia, Latin America, Europe, and the United Kingdom [see tour itinerary below].  Tickets for The Clancy World Tour are on sale now. For tickets and more information on Twenty One Pilots The Clancy World Tour visit www.twentyonepilots.com/tour.

Furthermore, the RIAA has awarded Twenty One Pilots 20 new Platinum and Gold certifications for songs and albums from their catalog including: “Stressed Out” – 13x Platinum, “Heathens” – 11x Platinum, “Ride” – 9x Platinum, BLURRYFACE – 6x Platinum, “Tear In My Heart” – 3x Platinum, “Car Radio” – 3x Platinum, “Holding On To You” – 2x Platinum, “Lane Boy” – 2x Platinum, “Heavydirtysoul” – 2x Platinum, “House of Gold” – 2x Platinum, “Goner” – Platinum, “Hometown” – Platinum, “Message Man” – Platinum, “We Don’t Believe What’s On TV” – Platinum, “Polarize” – Platinum, “Doubt” – Platinum, “Ode To Sleep” – Platinum,  “Guns For Hands” – Platinum, “Levitate” – Gold, and “Morph” – Gold.

Having amassed over 33 billion streams worldwide and over 3 million tickets sold across global headline tours, the Columbus, OH based duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation.

Twenty One Pilots The Clancy World Tour

Tickets & Information Available at twentyonepilots.com/tour

WALLOWS UNVEIL EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM “MODEL” OUT NOW

WALLOWS UNVEIL EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM, MODEL

RELEASE DAY CELEBRATED WITH EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE ON NBC’S TODAY

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR STANDOUT TRACK “YOU” PREMIERES TODAY WATCH HERE

 

MODEL AVAILABLE NOW VIA ATLANTIC RECORDS

LISTEN HERE

CREDIT: AIDAN ZAMIRI

“The new album from Wallows sees the Californian trio embarking on their biggest chapter yet.” -DIY MAGAZINE

Multi-Platinum alt-rock trio Wallows release their long awaited third studio album, Model, available now via Atlantic Records HERE. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner John Congleton and mostly recorded at the legendary Sunset Sounds, Model includes the new single, “You,” which is joined by an official music video directed by Nina Ljeti (Phoebe Bridgers, Crowded House) – WATCH HERE.

“For this one we wanted to keep it experimental but also create the most concise record we could possibly make,” says Dylan Minnette. In that process, the band stayed true to a highly intuitive and free-flowing approach that Cole Preston describes as “letting the song find itself”—a journey that found them generating nearly three albums’ worth of material by the time they left the studio. “Every time we make an album, it reinforces the idea that you can’t ever fake anything; you’ve got to create what feels the most real and inspiring and fulfilling to you,” says Braeden Lemasters.

Already hailed by Rolling Stone as “arena-ready,” the album also includes the singles “Your Apartment,” “Calling After Me” (which marked Wallows’ biggest streaming debut thus far), “Bad Dream,” and “A Warning.” An array of cinematic music videos, visualizers, trailers, and more are streaming now at YouTube HERE.

Wallows marked today’s arrival of Model with an exclusive live performance this morning as part of the 2024 Citi Concert Series on NBC’s TODAY.  Leading into the album release last night, Wallows performed live from Bowery Ballroom in New York as part of Amazon Music’s City Sessions streamed on Twitch and Prime Video (an archive of the full show will be available at a later date). In addition, the band have spent much of the past week in London for a slate of very special release week record store events, including stripped down live performances, in-store signings, and more. The busy schedule continues into next week with further events scheduled for New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, CA, along with global virtual events. Complete details and remaining ticket information, as well as an exclusive digital lyric book is available via the band’s Linktree.

Model is available in a wide range of physical formats, including standard clear vinyl, CD, clear cassette, and limited edition “Sunset” vinyl (Lemon, Tangerine & Apple three-color mix) available exclusively in Wallows’ web store. Three web store exclusive variants with three alternate covers are also on offer, each featuring one of the band members’ photos, an exclusive 7-inch with a different bonus track for all three, unique poster with the corresponding band members’ image, and a slipmat, as well as a different color vinyl record for each (either Apple, Lemon, or Tangerine) – a limited supply of these 3 variants will also be available at the NY (May 25) and LA (May 27) Model pop up shops. Additional vinyl variants of Model include “Horizon” colored vinyl (Solid Orchid & Translucent Orange Crush) available at Independent Record Stores, “Dusk” vinyl (Translucent Ruby & Translucent Grape) for Urban Outfitters, Translucent Sea Blue for Barnes & Noble, and Solid White with Sunset Image Labels for Amazon.

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WALLOWS

Model

(Atlantic Records)

Tracklist:

  1. Your Apartment
  2. Anytime, Always
  3. Calling After Me
  4. Bad Dream
  5. A Warning
  6. I Wouldn’t Mind
  7. You (Show Me Where My Days Went)
  8. Canada
  9. Don’t You Think It’s Strange?
  10. She’s an Actress
  11. Going Under
  12. Only Ecstasy

 

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4x-GRAMMY NOMINATED SUPERSTAR BEBE REXHA BRINGS THE ENERGY WITH NEW SINGLE “CHASE IT (MMM DA DA DA)” – OUT NOW

4x-GRAMMY NOMINATED SUPERSTAR BEBE REXHA BRINGS THE ENERGY WITH NEW SINGLE

“CHASE IT (MMM DA DA DA)” PRODUCED BY BRITISH DJ CHRIS LAKE

LISTEN HERE 

May 17, 2024 (Los Angeles, CA) — Today, multi-platinum hitmaker and 4x-GRAMMY nominated global superstar Bebe Rexha shares her new single “Chase It (Mmm Da Da Da)” via Warner Records. Listen to the high-energy pop-dance anthem — which was produced by Chris Lake, Sammy Virji, Punctual, and Marco Straus 

Rexha first teased the song last month at Coachella, taking the mainstage by storm for her Sunday evening sunset slot, with Rolling Stone calling Rexha a “force to be reckoned with.” See a clip of her incredible performance HERE.

The Los Angeles Times also praised Rexha’s Coachella performance, declaring, “In the war eternal to be the Main Pop Girl, we have a new champion today in Rexha, a songwriting industry lifer who has always been this close to a breakthrough as an artist. After her decadently performed, expertly delivered Main Stage set, it’s safe to say the day has arrived.” Billboard added, “…her evening mainstage show proved that she deserved to be there as much as anyone else, with Rexha — who wore a tight black bodysuit and boots — sounding and looking like every bit the big stage pop star.”

“Chase It (Mmm Da Da Da)” comes after the release of Bebe’s majorly successful third studio album, Bebe, last year. The album was stacked with hits including the smash “I’m Good (Blue)” with David Guetta, which became Bebe’s fourth hit to crack Billboard’s top 10, was #1 at Dance radio for a record-breaking 53 weeks, earned her a GRAMMY nomination, and has amassed a staggering 2 billion streams globally. Rexha and Guetta teamed up once again with their massive follow-up track last summer, “One In A Million,” which earned them a GRAMMY nomination at this year’s awards in the new category of Best Pop Dance Recording.

Previously, Bebe made singles chart history with the phenomenal “Meant To Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line). Certified RIAA 4x-platinum, the ubiquitous song spent 50 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist.  Also going #1 at Adult Top 40, “Meant To Be” hit #2 on the Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40, #3 at AC, Top 10 at Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and Top 30 at Rhythmic, one of history’s rarest multi-format crossover hits. The song has over 4 billion streams, with a radio audience over 3 billion, and the video (directed by Sophie Muller) has over 1 billion views.

“Chase It (Mmm Da Da Da)” gives fans a taste of what’s to come from Bebe as she ushers in a new era full of high energy dance-floor-ready bangers this summer.

OMAR APOLLO ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM GOD SAID NO DUE JUNE 28TH VIA WARNER RECORDS

OMAR APOLLO ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM GOD SAID NO DUE JUNE 28TH VIA WARNER RECORDS

SHARES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “DISPOSE OF ME”

LISTEN HERE

“one of the most exciting young musicians on the planet”
COMPLEX

“the pop of tomorrow.”
Rolling Stone

“‘Ivory’ goes beyond thinking outside the box: It’s as if the box were never even there to begin with.”
Pitchfork

“Apollo cannot be kept in a box”
Variety

Omar Apollo announces that his sophomore studio album, God Said No, will be released on June 28th via Warner Records. Along with the announcement, Apollo offers a preview of what is to come on the album with the new single “Dispose of Me,” which arrives with an accompanying live performance video of the song featuring a 14-piece ensemble. Apollo and the band put a new spin on “Dispose Of Me” as they’re surrounded by Omar’s closest friends and collaborators. God Said No was executive produced by Teo Halm and features musician Mustafa and actor Pedro Pascal. The album title is Omar’s interpretation of “lo que sera, sera” which translates to “whatever will be, will be” or “it is what it is.” The phrase embodies the album with Omar’s tongue-in-cheek humorous outlook on the suffering that comes from surrendering and accepting whatever is thrown at you by life, a relationship or lover.
Arriving a little over two years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Ivory which earned Apollo a Best New Artist nomination at the 2023 Grammys, God Said No was born out of the whirlwind that followed his debut and nonstop touring, on his headline tour, in support of SZA’s SOS arena tour along with Billie Eilish’s Latin American stadium tour. Apollo booked a three month stay in London that fall, where he ruminated on walks down rain-soaked cobblestone streets and mined the poems of Mary Oliver, Victoria Chang, and Ocean Vuong for inspiration. Speaking on musical inspirations with Rolling Stone in the May issue, Omar cited artists like Kate Bush, Labi Siffre, Giorgio Moroder, Beyoncé, and Lana del Rey as being in heavy rotation during that time in London.
Camped out in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with his trusted collaborators, producers Halm, Carter Lang, and Blake Slatkin, Apollo built the bones of his melodrama. The 14-track album is a survey of the emotional wreckage that followed the end of a torrid love affair. Apollo borrowed the title from something his friend said while processing the relationship. “I gave it my everything,” Apollo says, “And God said ‘no.’” What began during that London trip resulted in his most soul-bearing and immediate body of work, fine tuned across studios in Los Angeles, NY, and Miami towards the end of 2023.

 

“Dispose of Me” follows the album’s lead single, “Spite,” which was released last month to fanfare alongside an iconic David Heof-directed music video shot in Mexico City. Just last week, Omar made a splash during his Met Gala debut, wearing a custom suit by LOEWE that earned him Best Dressed nods from The Cut, Vogue, and WWD, among others.

 

2022 saw Omar Apollo release his debut album Ivory which was widely celebrated for its ability to blur genre lines and language barriers. This translated to the Grammy nomination in 2023 for Best New Artist and earned Apollo commercial success, including a 7-week run on the Billboard Hot 100 for his first RIAA-certified platinum record, “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me At All).” Omar also enjoyed critical acclaim, landing on year-end lists from esteemed media outlets such as NPR, The FADER, Billboard, Complex, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among others. Following the release of his debut album, he performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and unveiled his single “Killing Me” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, Omar was named the first ambassador for skincare brand Youth to the People and is currently the face of LOEWE’s menswear campaign under the creative direction of Jonathan Anderson, which Apollo previewed on the cover of the latest issue of VMAN.

 

Stream “Dispose of Me” and watch the live performance video and check out the album art, tracklist, and full album details below. Stay tuned for more news on Omar Apollo and God Said No, soon.

God Said No Tracklist:
1. Be Careful With Me
2. Spite
3. Less of You
4. Done With You
5. Plane Trees (feat. Mustafa)
6. Drifting
7. Empty
8. Life’s Unfair
9. Against Me
10. While U Can
11. Dispose of Me
12. How
13. Pedro
14. Glow

 

Megan Thee Stallion Delivers New “BOA” Single Ahead Of Upcoming Arena Tour

Megan Thee Stallion Delivers New “BOA” Single Ahead Of Upcoming Arena Tour

Stream The Houston Native’s New Single HERE

Hot Girl Summer Tour Will Stop down in Dublin on July 14th at Dublin’s 3Arena- limited tickets remain 

May 10, 2024 – Today, three-time, Grammy award-winning superstar, entrepreneur and philanthropist Megan Thee Stallion delivered her brand new single “BOA,” which you can stream HERE via Hot Girl Productions.

The new single showcases Megan’s fiery bars over LilJuMadeDaBeat’s beat that samples Gwen Stefani’s classic “What You Waiting For?” from 2004. “BOA” also includes a memorable hook that has the Houston native rapping “Doing shit for TikTok, bitch I’m really hip hop, they all know my shit hot, ain’t listen when yo shit drop, all my diamonds dancing I ain’t need to make no TikTok.”

“BOA” serves as the latest installment of Megan’s serpent-themed songs, following recent releases such as “HISS” in January 2024 and “Cobra” in Nov. 2023. The former debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became the first-ever, solo female rap song to debut No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200.

Megan kickstarted the music-filled week by bringing back #MeganMonday with the surprise release of her “I Think I love Her Freestyle” on her social media. In the freestyle, the Houston native rapped over the instrumental of Gucci Mane’s iconic song.

Most recently, Megan graced the cover of Women’s Health, where she explained her decision to select the snake motif as part of her rebirth and shared her perspective on how snakes are “feared, misunderstood, respected, healing.”

 

The new song comes as Megan prepares to kick off the “Hot Girl Summer” Tour – her first-ever headlining arena tour along with special guest GloRilla. The domestic leg of the tour kicks off on May 14 in Minneapolis and wraps in San Francisco on June 23 before she travels to Europe including a Dublin date at 3Arena

Megan and GloRilla recently showcased their collective knack for collaborations when they teamed up to release “Wanna Be.” The song debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April and led to the creation of the viral “Wanna Be” challenge that took over social media.

Last month, Megan was also honored at Planned Parenthood’s annual gala, where she was presented with the Catalyst of Change Award. The multihyphenate also appeared on the cover of AdWeek and spoke about bridging the intersection of music and business at AdWeek’s Social Media Week conference as the keynote speaker.

 



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