WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Andreas Moe “Hey Lulu”

Swedish acclaimed singer-songwriter Andreas Moe delivers another taste of his forthcoming EP with “Hey Lulu”, premiering only on Top Shelf Music today ahead of its public release April 9th! The five-time Platinum-certified artist has had a hand in writing songs for the likes of Cheat Codes, Sabrina Carpenter, Tïesto, Tinie Tempah, Omi, Boyzone; has toured […]

ZOLA’s pop “Nosebleed” single is simply addictive

24-year-old singer-songwriter ZOLA returns from a year-long recording moratorium with the expressive and honest single, “Nosebleed”. The new song, out via Young Poet (UK) and first premiering with Early Rising, captures the confusion of self-identity (and, to be honest, 2020) perfectly, with an overall emphasis on mental health when riding out a storm. Getting caught […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

Mog Jones debuts with smash ‘On The Run’ album

Cornwall’s own singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mog Jones is showing up to the scene in a big way with the release of her debut album, On The Run: eight tantalizing tracks consisting of country-infused glam-rock, mixed with a little indie, folk and blues throughout. These songs dance gracefully down the album, with influences that range from […]

DENM defies expectations in “Fallin” single

Promptly joining the celebrated list of southern California’s musical messengers, sun-kissed 20-something musician, songwriter and producer DENM (pronounced: Denim) has dropped his latest single “Fallin”. This ballad, dripping with SoCal vibes, is the newest release in preparation for his upcoming debut album Slum Beach Denny, planning to be released this year in partnership with Ineffable […]

Glass House Point returns with airy “All to Rest” single

Glass House Point is an alternative rock band from Tampa, Florida, who immediately caught my ear in a sea of submissions due to their experimental vibe and ethereal sound. The quartet has been around for some time and are making a name for themselves as they continue to push boundaries in modern music through their […]

Lake Street Dive amazes with ‘Obviously’ album

Folk-rock band Lake Street Dive has officially dropped their highly-anticipated new album, Obviously, (through Nonesuch Records) consisting of 11 brand new original songs! The album was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo, whose work spans the musical globe. Elizondo is best known as a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem and […]

Life is Beautiful 2021 sells out in minutes

In the words of Michael Scott — “Okay, now everybody, just STAY CALM!” We’ve waited, watched postponements and cancellations consume the world… but, now live music is finally back, baby! Life is Beautiful Festival announced their completely stacked lineup as the first major LIVE music festival thus far in 2021. Appropriately tagging their announcement with […]

By George launches forthcoming concept album with “Relax”

As a part of their new upcoming concept album, The Life Of Guy, North Carolina experimental indie-rock four-piece By George unveils “Relax”: the first trippy, psychedelic entry into the story of Guy, a man tasked with finding balance between comparable issues and the ever-elusive quest for purpose and identity. It’s a struggle that seems all […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 13

Episode unlucky #13 is late. Well, February was a short month, so deal with it! Also deal with your Top Shelf Music News hosts Matt Cook & Kristy Rose for another 11 minutes or so, as they share the latest in the music industry — from pending lawsuits to streaming services to Super Bowls and […]

Kid Hastings shines in indie pop “Backwards” single & new video

If his hiatus-ending single “Call Me Up” didn’t catch your attention, Kid Hastings is sure to draw you in with his newest indie-pop anthem, “Backwards”, released on February 24th. Entirely written, performed and self-produced in his own bedroom, this latest track is the first release from the LA-based singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP via Ourros. “’Backwards’ is […]

Huron John’s “Arthur” opens new avenues for the indie-pop star

Fans of indie-pop, I am thrilled to announce to you that Chicago-bred creative Huron John is here with the first single, “Arthur”, off of his upcoming sophomore album, Cartoon Therapy. This young chap’s name may sound familiar to you, as he has recently graced the cover of Spotify’s Lorem playlist. Or, maybe you were let […]

Leilani Wolfgramm unveils stripped acoustic version & video for “The Trail”

Singer-songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm is many things… of Tongan descent, daring, dabbling in realms of reggae rock, folk, experimental EDM. Yet, above all else, Wolfgramm remains raw. Two years following her emotionally-charged Live Wire full-length, Wolfgramm returns with a remix to “The Trail”, aka the album’s introductory track, via Mensch House Records. As if “The Trail” […]

Griff Clawson reveals “2Lovely” sophomore single

Stepping away from his usual collaborations, SoCal singer-songwriter Griff Clawson is working on blazing a path all his own as a force to be reckoned with in pop music with the launch of his new solo project. His completely self-produced, independently-released single “2Lovely” is available for streaming now! Written and sung by Clawson, his sophomore […]

Kid Hastings returns with “Call Me Up” single & video

Kid Hastings (born Jake McEvoy of Hastings, England) returns after a year’s hiatus with the sensual, steamy single “Call Me Up”! The track comes first off his forthcoming EP, one much anticipated following his critically-acclaimed debut ‘Golden’ EP. Well, the single is far worth the wait, for the singer-songwriter has never shone brighter. “Call Me […]