New Music Friday promises a diverse selection of sounds for every taste.


Southern alt rocker Willy Cobb holds nothing back on a new single entitled “Sincerely FU” out now via War Buddha / Warner Records. Listen to “Sincerely FU” HERE.

“I love the sound on ‘Sincerly FU’ and what it has developed into. When I first wrote the track with Brent Cobb (Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert), it had a more Otis Redding sound, but eventually I dropped the tuning and it turned into the grungy sound we have today,” says Willy Cobb.

On the track, a woozy and boozy groove hulks along as Willy leans into an unexpectedly sunny fifties-style cadence. While distortion roars in the background, he laments, “Baby, they tried to save me, my friends and my family, from you, but I wouldn’t hear it.” Finally flipping off an ex who deserved to be jettisoned long ago, he rips a fiery fret-burning solo as a send-off on the outro.


Acclaimed songwriter Donovan Woods will release new music with his seventh studio album, ‘Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now’, due July 12. Today he shares the record’s latest single, the breezy “116 West Main, Durham, NC.” Woods is in the midst of a run of Australian live dates, before returning to Canada for summer festival season. Woods will head out on a run of U.S. headlining dates this autumn .

“I wrote this in a green room at The Carolina Theatre in Durham. I had a great day walking around (really nice town), and I was feeling hopeful. This is what passes as hopeful for me,” notes Donovan. “I’m trying to forgive myself more, and that’s what I’m doing here. I wanted it to feel like one of those days when you’re getting a lot of errands done. Maybe you’re walking, and your legs feel good. You feel like you could walk forever. It’s sunny, not too hot, and you think it’s good that time rolls on. Maybe it is actually good. Saxophones are the sound of moving on. Maybe you didn’t know that.”


Jack Valero’s rising star vibes have been amplified in recent weeks, he enlisted his friend and labelmate, the acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamie Webster, to produce his new music with upcoming EP ‘Not In Kansas Anymore’ which follows on September 6th. The EP’s first single ‘Always Something You Can Do’ introduced a kaleidoscopic sound with soaring choruses and harmonies and was supported with tastemaker approval from BBC Introducing, Radio X, This Feeling and Amazing Radio. Jack’s slow and steady graft continues with today’s release of the new single ‘Karaoke Dreams’. Listen HERE.

Like ‘Always Something You Can Do’, ‘Karaoke Dreams’ continues Jack’s forays into raucous rock gems with big crescendos.

In a song that will surely become an attention-grabbing moment of his live set, Jack takes us from a simple acoustic guitar introduction and layers further flourishes of detail at every turn: guitars bloom to stirring effect and ‘whirl and thrill with perfect guitar chords that have that Johnny Marr sense of perfection’. In keeping with his affinity for kitchen sink drama story telling the story that Jack shares is a poetic observation on a couple who look as if they’re destined to be together – if only one of them has the courage to make the first move. Told primarily from a third-person perspective, it’s a narrative that Jack has lived through.


Rubberband Girl’s debut single ‘South Suburban Weekend’ earned their first wave of discovery, with tastemaker attention from Notion, Women In Pop and House of Solo adding to previous positive comparisons to Susanne Sundfør and Kate Bush. There’s now much more to come from Rubberband Girl – founded and fronted by Caitlyn Scarlett – starting today with the new single ‘Star In A Reasonably Priced Car’. Listen HERE.

While ‘South Suburban Weekend’ saw Rubberband Girl cook up a summer feast of indie-pop, acid jazz and trip-hop, ‘Star In A Reasonably Priced Car’ adventurously blends a different array of genres. Possessing a diva-esque voice with bohemian charm, Caitlyn’s soulful vocal crowns a track which sits somewhere between modern bedroom pop and a ‘90s radio hit, all with an engagingly unorthodox country undercurrent. Her cynical but sharp-witted lyrics explore her experiences within the music industry – and especially the pressure to fit in with ever-changing trends and styles. But eventually the advice becomes an overwhelming “BLAH BLAH BLAH” of noise, so what else can you do but follow what you believe in?


Warner Records artist Warren Zeiders shares another tease of new music with the country-rock banger, “Relapse.”

Zeiders continues to prove he’ll soon be a household name in the genre. He recently won the CMT Award for “Breakthrough Male Video of the Year” for his chart-topping hit “Pretty Little Poison.” The song – which peaked in the Top 24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 – earned his first No.1 single on country radio and his second RIAA Platinum-certified single.

Zeiders is currently on his nearly sold-out 2024 North American headlining tour, and then will join Jelly Roll as direct support for his Fall The Beautifully Broken Tour. The arena tour kicks off on August 27th in Salt Lake City and includes stops at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, LA’s Arena, Chicago’s United Center and more. He will kick-off 2025 with this first-ever European headlining tour.

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