INsiders Guide: LEADR, DAYTIME TV, REGENT, Pixel Terror & Spag Heddy, JT Roach, Mark Ambor, GATHERING OF STRANGERS….

Singer-songwriter-producer LEADR, the metaverse composition of Alexander Tang, releases the anticipated debut EP, My Way, today.

Listen to My WayHERE.

The EP includes their most recent single “I’m Alright”. Attracting critical praise, thread described LEADR as “a legend.” In addition to plugs from In The Know and more, MTV raved that this track “is the perfect song for you.” The project also boasts “Hi, I’m Human,” which has featured in several official Spotify playlists including AAPI Pride and Out Now. 

The short album plays like a graphic novella that features LEADR as the main character in a fight against forces that seek to extinguish our inner light. The result is a battle between LEADR and the so-called “light dimmers” – self-doubt, bullies, toxic exes, and societal constraints. The opener “My Way” flows on a fierce beat in soft, hazy keyboard riffs as they detail the art of walking your own runway and proclaims in the song, “I’ll be fashionably late, that’s just my way.”  On the opening song, LEADR says, “Joey Myron and I wanted to write a song about finding the courage to follow your own path and not trying to impress anyone but yourself.”

My Way is a collection of songs and NFTs that represent the growth LEADR has made and continues a theme of drawing strength from self-love in spite of all the darkest odds. The first NFT featuring a loop of LEADR’s My Way artwork – set to drop Friday, October 29th on Foundation. 20% proceeds will go to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ youth.

LEADR represents the next wave of digital pop stars. 

Check out the full track listing below!

My Way Tracklist

  1. My Way
  2. Cherry Hill
  3. Gaia
  4. 3am ft. Wundr. 
  5. Hi, I’m Human
  6. I’m Alright
  7. Calling

“Hush” is the brand new single from DAYTIME TV.

The track is taken from the band’s debut album: ‘Nothing’s On But Everyone’s Watching’, which they announce today. It will be released on 25 February 2022, via the Allotment label. Pre-save here.


“You only love me on the weekend, what kind of movies are you making?” coos frontman Will Irvine, on what stands as one of DAYTIME TV’s most infectious, pop-preened choruses to date.
Going down a storm while opening-up for Two Door Cinema Club’s huge shows and proving a smash with the hometown crowd at TRNSMT recently, the Scottish four piece are pleased to release the studio version of: “Hush”. The single arrives as the band prepare for their much-postponed and humorously titled “The Tour That Will Absolutely Happen” Tour, which takes place throughout November 2021. (Dates below).
Emblazoning their gritty alt-rock sound with a new-found pop sheen, in “Hush” the band deliver a track that finds them embracing evolution and preparing for take-off.
Inspired by a typically illuminating exepose by the legendary Louis Theroux, the song finds DAYTIME TV as flies-on-the-wall observing a troubled relationship hitting new levels of turmoil. As frontman Will Irvine explains:

“So I was sat in one night watching a Louis Theroux documentary about the porn industry in America. Gotta love Louis. It was kind of a spotlight following people in that world and what their day to day lives are like. I was totally hooked in by this one couple, the husband of which worked a 9-5 office job while the wife was building a successful career in porn…. They were being interviewed separately about their relationship and how they cope with it all. The guy said something along the lines of “she’s so busy going to different shoots most days, it’s like she can only love me on the weekend.” Quotes like that are like gifts from above to us songwriters and quickly inspired the chorus line “you only love me on the weekend”. I tried to put myself in this guy’s shoes and write from his perspective.”

Taking inspiration from the seminal songbooks of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and the masterful melodies of their many Britpop acolytes, REGENT revel in the works of those past masters and carry their mantle on to a new generation. The Southampton based four-piece have been hailed as the rockers of the coast, paving the way for the future of the genre, while paying tribute to the greats that came before them.  The outfit have received an abundance of praise for their last few singles, hailed for their forward thinking take on classic rock. They recently received airplay across the globe with plays from BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and even SiriusXM in America, and been featured in publications such as by Louder Than War, EarmilkGigslutz and more, with the latter hyping the band’s comparable: “swagger and sonics of 90s flag bearers like Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis and The Verve”. Already taken to the hearts of their devoted local fanbase​, Regent​ ​are now well accustomed to sell-out shows in Southampton, with word quickly spreading to other corners of the UK and beyond too.

After meeting on SoundCloud in 2016, the bass duo Pixel Terror has steadily cultivated a dedicated community since their first release in 2018. Having found a home at Monstercat, the duo hosts a weekly residency on the label’s Twitch channel, where they share their arcade-driven sound with over 820k followers. Their unique productions have also earned support from tastemakers such as Moore KismetKayzoSlushii, and Yultron. With performance debuts at Lost Lands and EDC Las Vegas and an upcoming show at Church in Denver, Pixel Terror has positioned themselves for a powerful start to 2022. 

After leaving his career as a motion graphics designer to pursue music full time, Dutch dubstep producer Spag Heddy has performed around the world across dance music’s biggest stages, including EDC Las Vegas, Bass Canyon, and Lost Lands. More than a cheeky moniker, he’s found fans in industry heavyweights such as The ChainsmokersExcisionSlander, and Zomboy. Spag Heddy will round out the year on his North American tour with stops at Elektricity Detroit, Soundcheck Washington D.C., and more. 

Swedish producer and Monstercat veteran, Bossfight has embraced the melody-driven side of his sonic profile, today unveiling his compelling new single, “Shadow,” with singer-songwriters JT Roach and RUNN. Combining JT’s relatable lyricim, RUNN’s pop sensibilities, and Bossfight’s full-bodied production, their disparate styles intertwine to bring the emotive song to life. The hard-hitting drums and delicate vocals are reminiscent of Bossfight’s “Potions” remix, marking the first time the producer had collaborated with JT Roach.

Bossfight shares, This track has been in the works for over half a year now, so I’m extremely excited to finally show it to the world!” 

JT Roach adds, “‘Shadow’ came about when Bossfight hit me up on Twitter about collaborating. He sent me the instrumental and I was very inspired and wrote all the melodies first. I decided to call it “Shadow” and write it about the new stage in a relationship when all you want to do is spend time with the person you are so excited about, and the feelings of uncertainty that come with that. I sent it to my good friend RUNN because I thought she would sound amazing on it and it would feel even more compelling as a duet. She took the whole song next-level vocally and Bossfight’s final touches really brought it home to the song it is now.

RUNN also comments, “I’m thrilled to have my debut duet be with JT – he’s such an amazingly talented person and I’m lucky to have him as a friend and a collaborator. I hope this song resonates with everyone who hears it!

The ultimate “boy-next-door,” Mark Ambor has captured the hearts of millions, emerging as one of pop music’s freshest voices. After the success of his recent single, “The Long Way” (which received over 1.2 million streams in under a month), Mark returns with “Company”, a self-produced pop anthem gleaming with bright synths and live drums. His rapid ascent from unknown to breakout viral success places him on a trajectory with some of the most exciting names in rising pop music today. Speaking on the inspiration behind “Company,” Ambor says, “I wrote this song during quarantine when I was missing everyone and everything that made me feel alive. I was talking to a girl that I was falling away from, I hadn’t seen my friends in a while and the whole idea of the song just flowed out of me over a piano riff one day. The idea is simple: life is better with each other. Which, for me, really highlights an important feeling I want to convey; realizing we’re not alone and celebrating ourselves, with one another, for all we’re worth.”

Returning with a resounding new single for Autumn 2021, GATHERING OF STRANGERS, are back with: “Cherry Red”.


With a twisting narrative cast in neon and shadow, Gathering of Strangers’ latest unfurls a tale of primal passions and romantic power-struggles, as a couple find themselves locked in a love-game where nobody wins.

As the band’s frontman Conor Rabone says:
“”Cherry Red” is a tale of your love/hate relationship with fear. His charm gets you in the bedroom but her power chains you to the bed. It’s then up to you whether that’s something you want to escape from or not”.
As ecstatic 80s-piqued synthesisers duel with reverb-tinged guitars and loping basslines, it’s a nocturnal indie-rock anthem that dances through light and shade; destined to lodge itself in your consciousness for some time.

Written in early 2020, the track was finally recorded in September 2020 with David Watts at Chairworks Studios (West Yorkshire). Also produced by Watts, “Cherry Red” was mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering. 

Epic and enigmatic in equal parts, “Cherry Red” fuses the impassioned anthemia of White Lies with the heart-on-sleeve hooks of The Killers; capturing the five-piece’s grand ambitions with a single that shoots straight for the big time.


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Written by Neill Frazer

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