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Sohodolls turn up their pop side ‘Napoleon Baby’



New Sohodolls single ‘Napoleon Baby’ was recorded in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It’s a pounding slow-disco floor-filler that makes you want to dance – it’s definitely the most pop song on the band’s upcoming new album and the most pop-sounding song Sohodolls has ever made.

Inspired by Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’, Kate Bush’s ‘Running up that Hill’, Girls Aloud’s ’No Good Advice’ (Sohodolls’ Maya Von Doll has written for both Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts) and Donna Summers’ ‘I Feel Love’, the Otabek Salamov (aka Needshes) produced track sees Sohodolls unleash a pop side that has been bubbling away in the background of their recent singles, but now comes fully to the forefront.

“The song is about the pursuit of ambition at all costs.” says Maya von Doll. “I talk about what pursuing a music career has cost me – friendships, relationships and even the loss of better financial opportunities”, she explains.

“I wanted to write and be successful above all else. I swore I’d never give up. But never giving up can mean subjecting yourself to more bruising and more humiliation. This song is a reflection on that irrational wiring. That’s why I linked the track to ‘Napoleon’ because there’s been a historic suggestion (whether true or not) that his ambition and drive was born out of an inferiority complex. So, in the song I’m imagining success and I’m imagining thanking my inferiority complex for the art I’ve created”, she reveals.

The result is a catchy, bass loaded, electro-pop anthem for wrestling all distractions and negative voices to the ground and continuing to rise in creativity.

Complete with a French spoken outro and some retro sounding synths by Robert Harder, who produced Sohodolls 00’s hits ‘Bang Bang Bang Bang’ and ‘Stripper’, the track is a departure from Sohodolls’ recent singles like alt-rock track ‘Bad’ which recently featured in Netflix’s top 10 series ‘Geek Girl’. An exciting twist, the track is brimming with the band’s trademark catchy hooks and seductive attitude, but ventures into different territories and is set to take both old and new fans on an odyssey through the 80s, 00s, back to 2024 and beyond!

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Messiah Of Madness drops Big Jerm produced “Crown Royal Bag”



 Grime-Boss The Messiah Of Madness returns with a new video / new single!  “Crown Royal Bag” is some next-level horrorcore with no lyrical filter from the heartless and homicidal artist.  Most concerningly is that the artist claims some of these situations are true stories.  The animated video also reaffirms this is nobody you want to cross paths with as he disassembles opps while on a mission.  “Crown Royal Bag” was produced by “Steeltown” (aka Pittsburgh, PA) legend Big Jerm, who has also laced tracks for Mac MillerWiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.

The track is taken from the recently released EP You Already Know (out now Dominion Hill Records).  Besides “Crown Royal Bag” the rest of the EP is self-produced by The Messiah Of Madness producer alter-ego Tone Fultz.  In this guise he is equally adept at creating the type of raucous instrumentals that made Wu-Tang and Mobb Deep touchstones of the 1990’s. 

 This is the first new Messiah Of Madness since last year’s Monstrosity LP (Global Sounds/MNRK) but prior to that was a twelve year break between 2011’s The Ordeal LP and Monstrosity.  This was mostly due to Tone Fultz keeping busy on the production side.  Some of his recent work includes “Get On Your Knees” the new single from Wu-Tang / Theodore Unit affiliate Solomon Childs.

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