[Photos by: The Kooks—Joshua Halling, Somme—Lindsey Byrnes]
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Michael Malarkey – “Mongrels”
Michael Malarkey might be known for his role as Enzo on The Vampire Diaries, but he is set release his debut album, Mongrels, Sept. 8. Hear the raw title track off the record now.
The Kooks – “Broken Vow”
The Kooks released a new video for their song “Broken Vow,” the second of two new tracks from their recently released The Best Of…So Far, a collection of their greatest hits to date.
Somme – “Holding Onto You”
Rising LA artist Somme has fans from some of the most notable names in music today—Hayley Williams of Paramore, Lynn Gunn of Pvris, and Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES—and she’s released her newest single, “Holding Onto You.”
Previous Love – “Caffeine”
Buffalo, NY-based alt rockers Previous Love debuted their new, self-titled EP, featuring the mesmerizing track, “Caffeine.”
XYLO – “Alive”
XYLO debuted their boppy new music video for their song “Alive,” ahead of their spanning U.S. tour.
Frances Rose – “Read My Body”
Brooklyn indie-pop duo Frances Rose debuted their newest anthem, “Read My Body.”
Diamond Thug – “Cosmic Dreamer”
South Africa-based Diamond Thug released their mystical new song, “Cosmic Dreamer.”
DAVIS – “Hello”
Los Angeles-based alternative artist DAVIS has premiered his new song, “Hello,” one of several tracks he’ll be debuting this year.