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NOAHFINNCE Issues ‘Harry Potter’ Inspired “SCUMBAG” Video


NOAHFINNCE weaves a spellbinding narrative in his latest music video for “SCUMBAG,” drawing inspiration from the enchanting world of Harry Potter. The alt-artist, who initially dropped the track in October, uses this magical realm to shed light on issues of transphobia and confront TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists). Evoking the nostalgia of J.K. Rowling‘s iconic book series and the subsequent film adaptations that captivated audiences in the late ’90s and early/mid-2000s, NOAHFINNCE transforms the familiar wizarding world into a canvas for his powerful message. Despite the enchantment of Harry Potter, recent statements from Rowling have shifted the narrative, prompting discussions about… Read more »

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Lauran Hibberd Unveils “Mary,” Announces LP ‘Girlfriend Material’


Indie alt-pop darling Lauran Hibberd is turning up the excitement with her latest release, the empowering queer anthem “Mary.” But that’s not all—Hibberd has also announced the release of her forthcoming sophomore full-length Girlfriend Material. Her new collection will arrive on March 22, 2024, via Virgin Music. With “Mary” as the herald of what’s to come, the anticipation reaches a fever pitch for Hibberd’s eagerly-awaited record. “Mary” is a feel-good sensation that celebrates Hibberd’s personal journey as a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. With a masterful blend of candor and infectious energy, she crafts a tongue-in-cheek anthem that resonates… Read more »

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NOAHFINNCE Calls Out Transphobic “scumbag” On New Single


Here at idobi, we love artists who make a statement with their music. From Green Day’s American Idiot to Neck Deep’s The Peace And The Panic, music and lyrics remain a powerful outlet for bands to share their socio-political views and spark movements within their fanbases. YouTube star turned pop-punk act, NOAHFINNCE is speaking out on trans rights and calling out TERFs in his latest single, “scumbag.”  Combining his unique blend of distorted guitars and Myspace-era synthesizers, the new song is a dynamic diss track that cleverly fights back against transphobia. With lyrics like “this inclusion delusion gender confusion/why are… Read more »

Features

5 Disney Princess Songs That Could Transform Into Pop-Punk Anthems


When you think about your favorite childhood films, it is likely that a Disney Princess or two come to mind. If you grew up in the late 90s or early 2000s, you were probably obsessed with singing songs from each soundtrack with your parents. Something is to be said about how this music made us feel as kids. With today’s diverse and inclusive lineup of characters, how this music makes us feel today.  The current catalog of Disney Princess songs features a wide range of genres and cultural influences. From the shimmering sounds of Middle Eastern guitars in ‘Aladdin,’ to… Read more »

Sessions

Royal & the Serpent Performs “SLUG” Live At idobi Studios


All summer, grunge alt-pop sensation, Royal & the Serpent, has been creating heat waves on Fall Out Boy’s So Much For (Tour) Dust run. In an interview earlier this year with idobi’s Nick Major, the mastermind behind the project, Ryan Santiago, reveals, “I’m gonna start dropping two-ish songs at a time, put them on little—we’re gonna call them rat traps… We’re gonna do two songs a month and then eventually they’ll all form one big project.” And she has delivered. From the sensational RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint double-single “ASTROTURF” and “ONE NATION UNDERDOGS” package, that unknowingly transformed into a… Read more »

Basslines and Protest Signs

A Month Isn’t Enough


Sitting here in July, it’s important to reflect on the fact that Pride Month is now behind us, but the work that’s necessary is anything but. The reality is that Pride, AAPI Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month are useful in that they amplify issues for those that need them amplified. But if you’re a part of one or more of those communities, or if you’re a true ally, then every month is Pride, AAPI, Black History, and Women’s History. This writer chatted with Tegan and Sara a couple of weeks ago, and they were highlighting the importance… Read more »

Editorial

11 New-Age Protest Songs To Listen To This 4th of July


For Americans across the nation, this July 4th might not feel like one worth celebrating. June 30, mere days ago, the Supreme Court of the United States made three major rulings, which, in short, overturned affirmative action, halted President Joe Biden’s plans to cancel student debt, and legalized discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals. Additionally, last year at this time, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, setting abortion rights back by decades. Refer back, even further, to 2020 to see the federal government’s botched response to the COVID-19 pandemic, unchecked police power used against marginalized communities, and more. So, truly, it is well… Read more »

First Listen

The Dirty Shirts Get Us High On “Gin & Roses”


Electrifying rock band, The Dirty Shirts, is back with an exclusive early preview of their latest single, “Gin & Roses,” set to be officially released on June 30. This dynamic track showcases the band’s unparalleled artistry, drawing listeners in with its captivating melodies and emotionally charged lyrics. With “Gin & Roses,” The Dirty Shirts effortlessly demonstrate their ability to create a spellbinding musical experience that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats, yearning for more. From the first airy vocals and delicate guitar plucks, “Gin & Roses” delivers a world seeping with passion and intensity through its evocative lyrics… Read more »

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