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Poet and Troubadour Christian Wethered Announces New Single ‘Way Back’ Set For Aug 21st Release

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Christian Wethered [pron. Wether-Red] is an Irish based poet and songwriter based in Dublin. His new single ‘Way Back’ is a nostalgic ode to summer love. It’s his second single from his French-inspired E.P, ‘Mon Petit Jardin’, which was recorded at Asta Kalapa, Wexford, by Darragh Nolan. The Single is set for an Aug 21st digital release.


The E.P, which charts a breakup, was recorded with drummer Dyl Lynch (Little Green Cars /Soda Blonde / Zaska), and pianist/bassist/guitarist Cil Byrne (Basciville). The eerie melodies draw on the likes of Leonard Cohen, as well as Fionn Regan, London Grammar and The XX.

The new single follows Christians first single, ‘Mr Medicine Man’, a bittersweet ode to psychiatry and society’s reliance on medication which received airplay on Today FM, Midlands radio and more stations around Ireand.

Since his student days, Wethered has collaborated with a number of prestigious Irish acts such as Loah, I Have A Tribe, Little Green Cars, Danny Forde, Trinity Orchestra and Zaska. He’s also in the Discovery Gospel Choir, who play a number of festivals around the country. His debut poetry book, ‘I Don’t Love You’, was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2018. He has performed at Electric Picnic three times, and recently played at The Ruby Sessions.

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A Force In The Irish Music Scene, RuthAnne Announces single ‘LOVE AGAIN’ Taken From Her Acclaimed Debut Album ‘Matters of The Heart’

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LOVE AGAIN – Is featuring in upcoming Netflix movie ‘Desperados’ which is out on Friday, has featured on Winter ‘Love Island’ 2020, has garnered Over 3million streams on Spotify & broke into the tik tok UK chart No.4!!!! 

“A prolific songwriter, RuthAnne is now stepping out behind the writing desk and releasing her own music.” WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

“After more than a decade writing hits for pop superstars, the Dublin-born artist is stepping into the spotlight.” – OFFICIAL CHARTS

“Stirring, powerful pop music, her brooding, soulful vocal has a plaintive, fragile edge.” – CLASH MAGAZINE

Award-winning songwriter RuthAnne’s name has been echoed all over Ireland in the last couple of weeks on the back of her recent collaboration with the collective ‘Women In Harmony’ that she set up, the first release being a cover of The Cranberries hit song ‘DREAMS’. The release has broken down so many barriers for womens voices and music on Irish Radio as it has been featured on playlists across the country, a rarity for any female artist from Ireland.

As a collective voice, it speaks volumes.

They also achived No.1 in the Official Homegrown Charts and were the first ever Irish Female Music release to do so! And now RuthAnne is re-releasing her Pop gem ‘Love Again’ on the back of numerous Syncs across some of the biggest TV & Streaming networks (listed above). 

The uplifting single ‘Love Again, was co-produced by George Moore (Yebba – “Evergreen”) and long-term collaborators Futurecut (Rihanna), and is a pop perfect annectdote to Irish radio to support and build one of its Countries most esteemed songwriters. 

‘Love Again’ instantly captivates the listener as RuthAnne’s powerful vocal takes center stage. Starting off with just her and an electric guitar, the vibrant track builds into a harmonious chorus as RuthAnne’s soulful vocal is supported with a choir, creating an atmospheric upbeat production. The track is about RuthAnne convincing another that ‘love’ still exists and if they allow her in, she can help them to love again.

On ‘Love Again’, RuthAnne explains: “I wrote the idea down for this song after I had a few dates with someone who had just gone through a break up. He said to me ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to love again’ and I immediately wrote it down on my phone and underneath I wrote ‘I know that I can make you learn to love again’.

When writing the song I was thinking of all the things in life we do when we lose out, when we fail, when we get our hearts broken. I realised that no matter what happens I always believe in trying again and never giving up on love or my dreams and so I wrote the song thinking about that and how important it is to always keep your heart open and that the love is out there. Go where the love is.”

The track follows on from RuthAnne’s previous singles ‘The Vow’, ‘Take My Place’, ‘Liquid’ and ‘It Is What It Is’ which have a combined 30 million streams. Her music has received accolades from influential media including The Times, Billboard, Wonderland, Complex and CLASH. RuthAnne recently won ‘Woman Of The Year’ at the Irish Tatler Awards and was VEVO’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ in October 2018. 

At just eight-years-old, RuthAnne started singing and songwriting, performing in musical theatre productions through her stage school and regularly taking the mic at karaoke bars, winning free drinks for her parents. Her incredible career spans back to being 17-years-old, and penning music for huge pop artists, including JoJo’s ‘Too Little Too Late,’ for which RuthAnne achieved the ASCAP Songwriters ‘Best Pop Song’ award. From then she wrote a string of hit records from Britney Spears’ RIAA platinum-certified ‘Work Bitch’ to One Direction’s ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, Pentatonix’s ‘Misbehavin’ and Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s In The Name Of Love’. 

In 2017 she co-wrote 5 songs on Niall Horan’s debut solo album ‘Flicker,’ including US #1 hit ‘Slow Hands’ – which she received a BMI award for – and as a songwriter her songs have streamed over 4 billion times. RuthAnne has also supported Alanis Morrissette, Niall Horan, Third Story, X Ambassadors and Hozier on tour. 

RuthAnne’s innate talent to create chart-topping music is undeniable and her own debut album – inspired by musical greats like Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and Alicia Keys – embodies her step from being the writer behind the hits to an all-encompassing recording artist.

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Dublin Producer and Artist Chris Kabs Pens Musical Response ‘No Justice, No peace’ Towards The Black Lives Matter Movement

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Chris Kabs is a burgeoning, influential recording artist and music producer from Dublin, Ireland. He delves effortlessly into fusions of Hip-hop, Soul, Trap, Afro, Reggae, World and contemporary R&B vibes with the sensibilities of Pop. Chris’s exploration within the music he creates is not just beats and rhyme but a form of art that reels the listener in and begs for the repeat button.

Inspired by Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest in Dublin’s City Centre, Monday 1st June 2020, Chris Kabs shared a brand new song “No Justice No Peace”. Chris composed and produced this track as he gathers real soundbites and video footage from the peaceful protest.

Speaking about the song, he explains

“After hearing all the speeches and the chants, I couldn’t ignore the amount of sounds and melodies that were flying around through my head. The first thing I wanted to when I got back home was to go into my studio”.

“Using my own chant at the start of the track “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE” with the help of technology and music production I managed to sample my own vocals to the system and added a piano bass drum around it to express the emotion. The goal behind “No Justice No Peace” is to create more awareness using my music and voice in order to keep pushing the message about injustice and racism”.

Chris is a visionary, ambitious and gifted Recording Artist who is ready to share his new material with the world. Time, creativity and his fearless imagination for individual sound has now come to the forefront. The track ‘Sun Gon’ Shine’ is out now also, delivering a message of hope in these changing times. 

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Netgigs Announces Exclusive Online Gig With Liam Ó Maonlaí from ‘Hothouse Flowers’ June 13th 2020

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Netgigs are pleased to announce an exclusive online streamed live gig with Liam Ó Maonlaí, a founding member of Hothouse Flowers on June 13th 2020! Join Liam as he takes you on a musical journey in an intimate setting, playing all your favourites from his catalogue of global hits.
Grab a glass of wine, cast the gig onto your tv, put it on the Bluetooth speaker system, join the live chat and relax in the comfort of your living room, while you enjoy Liam performing your favourite songs.
Liam’s foundation in music comes first from his Mother and Father.
Says Liam – ‘My mother’s people were all piano players. My father could make you cry with a song‘. 
Netgigs are thrilled to be the platform to host Liams exclusive online gig to his fans all over the world on June 13th at 8pm GMT for just €9.99. Link to purchase tickets here:
Liam found a path in life when he started playing the indigenous music of his home country. At the age of nine he found himself in different towns by virtue of the strength in his whistle and bodhrán playing and his style of singing known as ‘Sean Nós’.
His traditional music continues to take a place at the centre of his expression but he is a lover of blues, soul, gospel, country, punk rock and folk. All captured in his beautiful live performances. 
Liam continues: ‘Our style of singing is about taking the pain of the people, of your neighbours and yourself, and making beauty out of it to get you through. Blues is also this. I play to soothe myself first. When I reach that feeling, that feeling travels if it’s own will’
His solo shows reflect the fluctuations of time and change. The story evolves as the show moves and we travel back and forth in time and place. On his Netgigs live show Liam will also perform the Band’s greatest hits.
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Netgigs was established to assist artists through these uncertain economic times. Proceeds go directly to the artist and rights holders.


UK/Ireland – 13th June – 8pm

USA – Hawaii – 13th June – 10am

USA – Alaska – 13th June – 12pm

USA – Pacific – 13th June – 1pm

USA – Mountain – 13th June – 2pm

USA – Central – 13th June – 3pm

USA – Eastern – 13th June – 4pm

Australia – AEST – 14th June – 7am

Australia – ACST- 14th June – 6.30am

Australia – AWST – 14th June – 4am

New Zealand – 14th June – 9am

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Joseph Kiernan Announces Brand New Single ‘Strip the Vines’ Set For June 26th Release

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Joseph Kiernan is a songwriter from Wicklow, Ireland. His self-titled debut EP, due for release later this year, delivers a subtly cultivated body of work that is merciless and redemptive. A musical cartography of sonic confessions of vulnerability, loss, courage and surrender.

This EP represents an emergent wave that is primal, viscerally emotive and at times unnervingly raw. He introduces us to a melodious space that brings the listener into deeper communion with the numinous. The songs, written and recorded across two continents, arrived to him in old rehearsal rooms, on several long haul flights, and in the basement of an old chocolate factory. They are connected by a timeless thread, fused together by fractured melodies and broken soundscapes.

Strip the Vines, the second single to be taken from the EP, is out June 26th and touches on the indistinct harsh reality of loss, written in the wake of the death of his closest friend. It is laced with hooks, melodies and refrains that tease you into a dynamic tension between ethereal vocals and sonorous progressions that traverse themes of death, regret and redemption. The depth of introspection can be traced as the track opens with a childlike naiveté, evocations of sentimentality, old ties, and loss of the ground that we all take for granted until familiar love is extinguished by fate.

Kiernan’s nous, as a sincere explorer of the shadow of humanity, presents us with a deceptively profound, catchy track which hints at some of his musical influences (Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Damien Jurado). His intention to take the listener on an existential sensory trip, gets down to the bones with the gutsy climactic drum outro that leaves us in a very different landscape to the one we set out from.

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Valhalla Announce New Heart-Moving Song ‘Don’t You Ever Say’ Rel date June 12th

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Valhalla, an Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, who cite influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala Foals, Idles, Kings of Leon, Elvis, and LCD Soundsystem have just announced their brand new single Don’t You Ever Say, set for release on June 12th.

The track, is a more emotive Alt-Indie rock offering, showcasing the band’s wide appeal and musicality along with highlighting and dealing with the subject matter of loss and the fragility of human suffering.

Says Mark, the lead singer, on the genesis of the new song:

This is quite a personal song, my sister passed away when I was 12 she was just 5 at the time. I always felt that this was a conversation that people didn’t know how to approach with me & I suppose I always felt by bringing it up that this was a burden to them.

I think the overall meaning of the song is to question that idea & to remember anyone who has passed away. The verses were memories of conversations I’ve had on the topic throughout the years, the chorus is emphasizing the point of not forgetting people who have passed away & to not feel like it’s a problem to talk about them.

This is the second single from their much-anticipated debut album ‘Primal Features’ in Autumn 2020. The new music was recorded at Sonic Studios, Dublin and co-produced by Stephen Dunne. 

2019 saw the release of their debut EP “Big Men, They Fall” which was well received. The band played numerous headline shows across Ireland & the UK, including Sold Out Shows in Whelans and Bello Bar in Dublin.

With the massive change in recent weeks with the COVID_19, the band is embracing modern technology and will be hosting a series of at-home gigs where they extend an opening welcome to their fans, old and new, to emerge themselves in the process of the new album. From each band member, the band will host a series of IGTV footage from each band member with interactive workshops and sessions dismantling the album and speaking about the recording process.

Valhalla is Mark Boyle (Vocals & Guitar) Barry Monahan (Bass & Keys) and Luke Alford (Drums).

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Pop Songstress KEHLI Announces New Music “Hypnotized” Set To Be Released Fri May 29th

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After returning earlier this month to deliver the new video for her second single ‘Believe It’, which was premiered on the Official Charts, Irish pop starlet KEHLI is back to unveil her latest hit-in-the-making ‘Hypnotized’.

Following on from the release of ‘Believe It’ and ‘One Last Kiss’ in previewing her highly-anticipated new EP, ‘Hypnotized’ sees her adopt a more electro-pop aesthetic. With her own crystalline vocals taking centre stage, this new offering is driven by a rich beat and gutsy electronic texture, reminiscent of the dynamic pop sound of the 80s.

Speaking about her new release, she said, “I recorded ‘Hypnotized’ last summer in London and I’m excited to finally release it! People experience love at one point or another and this is one interpretation of that feeling. The song has such an upbeat, uplifting energy to it and I hope people enjoy it as much as I loved making it.

 Mostly though, I hope it brings a little fun and happiness to everyone’s quarantine situation as the world goes through such a dark time at the moment with the pandemic. As we go into the summer months and need to remain in quarantine, people are going to need something to uplift them and I hope this helps even in a small way to give an element of fun and positivity to anyone that hears it while listening at home!’’

Recorded at SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Stormzy, Raye, Lewis Capaldi), the track was produced by buzzing pop production team Kid Eternal and Angelssön (Glowie, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop), mixed by Eli Marrett-Hitch (Dua Lipa ‘Don’t start now’, Justin Bieber ‘Yummy’, Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Julia Michaels, Jonas Blue) and mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Mabel, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Anne-Marie, JHus, Mura Masa, Rudimental).

Icona Pop & Afrojack producer from the Netherlands, Buzz Low heard the track and will now be releasing the official remix, which is set to arrive in early June.

Since the release of her sophomore single ‘Believe It’ last September, a lot has changed for the emerging singer. As well as the enormous response it received from Irish radio, with nearly 10 million radio impacts across stations such as iRadio, RTE 2FM, Spin 103.8, FM104, both BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM were also regular supporters of the release, and was featured in countless publications including Official Charts ‘One To Watch’, Earmilk, 1883 magazine, The Irish Times, Music Week, Record of the Day, The Digital Fix, Vents Magazine, Record of the Day and Chill Sounds Good.

By the end of 2019, she had collected nearly half a million streams across her Spotify alone. In addition to being invited to perform the infamous studio 8 sessions for RTE 2 fm, KEHLI was also named one of Top 5 emerging female acts to watch in 2020. Famed French HipHop DJ/Producer ProleteR heard the track and loved it so much he put his remix to it, which will be released next month.

Her previous offering ‘One Last Kiss’ reached top 5 positions in three key UK club charts including contemporary pop (#4), urban (#3) and club urban (#3). Watch the video for ‘One Last Kiss’ HERE

Hailing from Dublin, 19-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.  She spent her early years at stage school, where from age 5, she studied music and professional dance including contemporary, hip-hop and ballet. 

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged a 14 year old KEHLI to try her hands on a couple of TV music shows (usual suspects The Voice/X Factor etc.) which at such a tender age, provided invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Rehearsal footage of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let me down’ made its way onto Instagram and was met by an extremely positive response with over 22K views in its first 48hrs.  This encouraged KEHLI to continue to pursue her passion for music.

It was this experience that led to an intro to producer/songwriter MSRD – now New York/London based, who’s worked closely with KEHLI to help hone her sound.  Other collaborators include the likes of London based Cameron Gower-Poole (Anne-Marie, Raye, RAY BLK) who has worked closely on KEHLI’s forthcoming debut, a soulful, edgy, pop infused EP also featuring mixes by Josh Gudwin (Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Halsey).

2020 is on track to be an exciting one for this young Irish talent and her music.

Praise for KEHLI

Officialcharts UK

“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.”


Celeb Mix 

“In addition to the excellent track, ‘One Last Kiss’ also shows off the rising Irish pop star’s fantastic vocals.”


When The Horn Blows

“[One Last Kiss] provides us with an energetic introduction to this exciting new talent.”


Irish Times

‘’KEHLI’’ #2 national trending in Ireland in June publication of the Irish Times.


Daytona Rose Announces New Single ‘Darkside’ Set For June 12th Release.

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Hailing from Dublin but residing in NYC, it was clear from a young age that Daytona Rose loved to sing. When she was 12 years old she did an audition to join the “National Children’s Choir”. Upon being chosen to join, they recorded a Christmas Album “A Christmas Gift” – by Monica Brown. With that choir, Daytona had a solo performance and appeared on Ireland’s longest-running Tv Show – The Late Late Show as well as The Late Late Toy Show, & on TV3 (Virgin Media) and also performed at various music venues around the country.

This set the precipice for a long-lasting love affair with the stage and music…

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. It was there that she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft. She was then chosen to do the exchange program in Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the course for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and New York.

Citing influences such from Whitney Heuston to Kanye West, Daytona wants her music to bring the same joy and escapism that pop music has brought to her over the years and in times of hardship.

It was shortly after releasing a plethora of performances on her Youtube, that a huge online following began and she has racked up an incredible 2.3 million views. Daytona Rose was then invited to perform at in infamous Art Basel and also the legendary S.O.B’s in New York.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be and it was where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call (who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped), Lil Eddie (who has worked with Kylie Monogue) and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent (she has collaborated with Leona Lewis & Cher Lloyd to name but a few).

On her new track ‘Darkside’, the singer explores the dark side of intimate relationships lead by desire and passion. Good or bad, it’s up to the listener to gather their own opinion. The new single drops June 12th 2020. Expect to hear a whole lot more from Daytona Rose in the months ahead. 

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Hit Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson Returns With Impassioned New EP ‘Moving Images’ on May 29th

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Release details: ‘Closure’ comes out this Friday the 15th of May with the EP ‘Moving Images’ to follow on the 29th of May 2020.


 A year on from his fifth studio album, Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson releases his heartfelt 5-track EP Moving Images on May 29th via Lookout Mountain Records. The new single ‘Closure’ will be available on Fri 15th of May 2020.

The delicate collection of songs, the majority of which, was recorded by Jamie at his home studio before being mixed by Tim Ross.

Speaking about the record, Jamie said “This EP feels like a new chapter for me, the beginning of the next phase. With the need for full length albums being less and less, I suspect I’ll do more of these types of releases, small collections of songs that we can hopefully tour around and keep active with.”

Originally written in a panic as a present for his wife on their first anniversary after the present he had organised hadn’t arrived, the opening song ‘A Perfect Year is a sentimental ballad with stunning string melodies and Jamie’s distinctive emotive delivery. The song was never intended to feature on a record but “the more I played it the more I liked it and thought maybe others would too” he explains. It serves as a fantastic opener that’s even more impressive when you consider how quickly it had to be written; Jamie recalls that his wife had “nipped to Tesco the day before our anniversary” and he managed to bind it together in a short time.

The EP comes during a time of profound difficulty but, thanks to the international language of music, Jamie hopes that it can perhaps provide some optimism for listeners, “I think the ‘She’ in ‘She Sings For Me’ is music and how it’s always there for you whatever mood you’re in. It’ll always give you comfort and understanding, at least that’s what I was trying to say.”

The final track on the EP ‘Closure’ was written with acclaimed songwriter/producer Jez Ashurst. Having worked together in the past, both musicians quickly forecast the direction in which the song should go, which Jamie denotes as happening by “channelling the craftsmanship of Tom Petty”. The song was quickly recorded to capture the creative magic between the two, with Jamie affirming “What you hear is what was recorded the day we wrote it, I didn’t want to change a thing.

The exceptional writing on this EP makes it clear why Jamie was the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. In the same year as his signing (2015), Jamie released his self-titled third album, featuring the international hit ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’, which has to this day been streamed over 250 million times. In 2016 Jamie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, which he followed with his fourth album in 2017 called Happy Accidents. Jamie spent the start of 2018 in Nashville further expanding his songwriting toolbox, and the remainder of the year on a stadium tour with Ed Sheeran using his downtime to write new music. When the pieces had fallen together, he bunkered down in a multitude of international recording studios including La Frette just outside Paris – which had recorded the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave – before heading to Dublin to co-produce 2019’s ‘The Years In Between’ with Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Shaun Mendes, Tom Walker, Ed Sheeran).

In the absence of tours, Jamie will be performing livestreamed concerts via his Instagram page. See his socials for regular updates as to the performance timings.

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Francis Groove Is Back With New Single “Why do you do dis”! 

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Francis Groove is back!  After the success of his last track, ‘Can’t Wait’, which reached number 1 in the Music Week Urban Club Charts, he has since collaborated on a new track with producer Simon LeSaint, and featuring singer Hydie Humbles, titled “Why do you do dis” set for release on 12th June 2020.

This track is one that will stick in your head – Hydie’s vocals capture the high notes perfectly, and the whole vibe is a chilled pop/future bass vibe, with great synth effects in all the right places. 

You’ll find yourself humming along to this track long after you’ve listened to it.

Release date: 12th June 2020 on Glagla Records.