So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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M.I.L.K shares sparkling single 'U and Me'

"You and me, we’re a symphony; we could be a song that plays all night long," Denmark's M.I.L.K sings on his romantic new cut 'U and Me.' The track serves a synth-covered follow-up to his debut single 'Following The Sun' and it's a more dance-able number. "Not like dancefloor-explodor-danceable, but just something to soundtrack the stage of the party just before everyone starts dancing," he said.


PARTYBABY reveal tour antics in video for 'Overload'

California's PARTYBABY have been touring most of the year so the band documented their hectic time on the road and turned it into a sort of energetic documentary to accompany their latest single 'Overload.' If this doesn't make you want to come out and see the four-piece live, then nothing will.


Hear MOTSA's new track 'Colours' from his forthcoming EP

If you haven't yet heard of Austrian-Russian artist/producer MOTSA, then there's no better time then the present as he's just announced his forthcoming forth EP. Petricolour is out November 4th on his own label imprint and he's kicking off the roll-out by releasing new song 'Colours', featuring David Österle. Listen below.


Douglas Dare shares stirring video for new song 'New York'

London-based Douglas Dare has shared some really interesting visuals for his new single 'New York', which were put together by director Dan Jacobs. "The idea of alternate/parallel realities is something I have always enjoyed exploring in my work, and there was a big cross over with the themes Douglas was exploring on his new record and particularly the track ‘New York’. Working in 3D enabled us to stick very close to the original ideas behind the track - the idea of a fragmented/distorted or romanticised memory of a place, and being unable to distinguish between what was real and what is imaginary, or influenced by other imagery. By 3D scanning Douglas we were able to directly insert him into the world we created, which opened up some really interesting ways of exploring his conflict with the environment. The song’s got a real moody/noir tone to it, with these great explosive moments which was a great dynamic to work with visually. I wanted to create something really atmospheric and surreal, whilst making sure it was hard hitting and felt human and real," Dan said.


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Other news:

Lady Gaga debuts new track Americana anthem 'Million Reasons'

Radiohead perform 'The Bends' and 'Fake Plastic Trees' for the first time in 6 years

baseMFG team up with Gym Standard for a limited edition collection

Grimes drops seven videos and a short film all at once