Tidal Babes, a 4 piece from California release the video ‘There’s No Nice Way To Slice It‘. The lo-fi production and the catchy track will satisfy the indie purists. The project is headed by Chris Qualls, a songwriter/producer for Concord Music Publishing who has worked with Kings favorite Violet Days.
Kings favorite Eloah Jones releases a new track titled FIX. The latest track which follows Soldier is an in-your-face pop track with tons of attitude. The 18 year old is a Texas native and has been working with a variety of songwriters. Citing Lana Del Rey and Selena Gomez as influences, FIX focuses female empowerment. Eloah notes, “Live for you. Love yourself. Life is short, so make the most of it.
Mumbai-based electronic producer who goes under moniker of 32Stitches is a rising force in the EDM world. Inspired by the likes of K?d, Illenium, Kaskade and ARMNHMR, he has been profiled in tastemakers including DJ Mag, EDM.com and YourEDM. Moreover, his following began after performing at Run The Trap’s showcase alongside Fabian Mazur and LUUDE. Now, he dropped his latest single ‘Remember This’. Commenting on his latest single, “The track was made on a rainy day with a coffee in one hand and heartbreak in the pocket. The melody is inspired by the journey of a dead end relationship that usually goes nowhere but leaves many good memories. It was a pleasure working on this since it helped me express the emotional phase that I was going through when I made the track.”
Kings favorite Violet Days kicks off 2018 with the release of Somber. The Swedish duo made up of Lina and Kris have been pumping out single after single and this one could put them on the map. The duo has a knack of creating sophisticated yet hooky melodies. Their previous tracks are frequent regulars on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist. Moreover, Kris produced Chainsmokers’ massive hit’Paris’.
Brasko is an up & coming pop artist from Nashville. To date, the Ohio native silently dropped two singles Take Me and Static, both worthy of attention. He masterly crafts a classic sound and makes it new. Influenced by Todd Rundgren and David Bowie records, the 25 year old is currently working with producer Cason Cooley an working on a project titled Glam Pop. Check it out.
20 year Carlos Vara comes out swinging like a seasoned artist with the release of his debut track Numb. He has a big sound and a huge voice inspired by early childhood influences like Mariah and Whitney. Eventually he was introduced to soul music at church. The half-Greek half-Salvadorian is off to great beginning with spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday and US Viral 50. A music video will drop soon.
Since we first featured Rayla she’s been kicking it into high gear. A flurry of blogs are beginning to take notice including celebmix, UpFrontNY, and Rock Your Lyrics. Her track was added to MTV “Radar” Playlist while clocking 200k Spotify streams.
Rayla dropped her first infectious single “Boys Like You“. Her debut track sums up the current pop mood climate delivering a memorable melody accompanied with her sultry voice. The 16 year old pop singer from NJ has opened for Daya, Olivia Holt, and Jana Kramer. Check out her latest interview with Fearless Radio.
Kings favorite Zoey Lily drops a new track More. The 20 year old knows how to deliver melancholic songs. The accent vocals and the melodies, it’s all suitable for the sad soul. The latest track follows the 2017’s single “Nothing” that had solid support from BBC Introducing London, Hoxton Radio, The Line Of Best Fit and BuzzFeed. Zoey holds all titles including songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, co-producer and dancer while citing Lana del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean as influences.
Upcoming Aussie singer-songwriter Ani-K releases Reckless. With a radio ready and scratchy texture vocals, she’s been building up her YouTube channel with a steady rollout of cover tunes. In 2016, she signed a deal with Dutch label Armada Music for a collaborative dance mix. In 2017 she released the popular ‘Close Anymore’ and now she kicked off 2018 with ‘Reckless‘. Check it out!
Kings favorite Sleeplust release the new track Sedona. The Los Angeles indie electro 4 piece continues to roll out singles with slick productions and catchy anthems. The latest track Sedona which was written by the band, and friends Angela Mukul and Joey Verskotzi is about a trip to Sedona and moments of reflection. The band is really building their base. Maybe you heard their tracks on MTV’s Teen Mom or MTV’s Real World and Road Rules. Moreover, the band has upcoming shows at Lucky Strike on March 29th and May 14th at The Satellite.
Batya releases the new song ‘For Love‘. The 20 year old has a mesmerizing voice, her appearance is magical, and the new track fits her well. Batya notes, “For Love is a song about about remembering a really special summer love. Essentially this started as a summer crush but turned into something so much realer than that. We normally tend to miss these really great things that once were apart of our lives but this song is more of a “be happy it happened” anthem. Check it out!
Kings favorite Gundelach has released a new single ‘Control‘. The track has already made ground on Spotify’s New Indie Mix and New Music Friday Norway. The indie crooner has made friends with tastemakers including Nylon, 405, TLOBF, Pigeons and Planes and Clash. Additionally, he just signed with Terrible Records in the US (home to Blood Orange, Le1f, Porches). Check it out!
LA pop singer-songwriter, VNCE (pronounced Vince) releases his new single “Oh Honey”. The track will mentally take you to a cool summer night while splashing some 80’s in your face. VNCE took his silky smooth voice and infectious top 40 hooks to Los Angeles. From there he linked up with long-time collaborator Joe Pepe (of KOAR favorite Sleeplust) and LA-based pop singer-songwriter and producer, z a c k y, to produce a summer anthem that will stay on repeat. “Oh Honey,” is the first offering from his upcoming EP, due later this year.
LA pop singer-songwriter, VNCE (pronounced Vince) releases his new single “Oh Honey”. The track will mentally take you to a cool summer night while splashing some 80’s in your face. VNCE took his silky smooth voice voice and infectious top 40 hooks to Los Angeles. From there linked up with long-time collaborator Joe Pepe (of KOAR favorite Sleeplust) and LA-based pop singer/songwriter/producer, z a c k y, to produce a summer anthem that will stay on repeat. “Oh Honey,” is the first offering from his upcoming EP, due later this year.
Fancy Cars consisting of two producers are on the rise. Having kicked off their collab in 2016 they clocked millions of plays and landed deals with Universal and Majestic Causal Records. Check out their soulful track Time Machine ft. Sophie Rose. Other tracks I’ll Follow hit 6.3 million Spotify Streams, and the track Fun hit over a million. Although the California based production duo come from various backgrounds, they say their differences are what makes them a perfect match, “we sometimes disagree on what’s good, but always agree on great.
HYMNER drops the new single ’BICYCLE ft. Alessandra’. The latest track follows the debut single ’APART ft. Bast’ which has garnered over 2.6 million Spotify Streams, and picking up support from a variety of blogs. The music from the Stockholm-based duo has been described as gloomy music with a vibrant feel, perfect for dancing. That description is pretty accurate and I’ve been hooked on Bicycle since I first heard the song. I hope the band breaks of out Europe and makes a presence in the states.
Lookout for biLLY as he’s leaving a trail of smoke behind with the latest track Moving. The DYI R&B multi- instrumentalist landed on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, picked up support from Radio 1, while clocking millions of streams. Born in Shropshire, biLLY earned a reputation for throwing some serious parties that until he started taking his music seriously. Aside from his own music, biLLY productions work can be heard on Suzi Wu’s debut EP, released via Lucky number records, as well as Emily Burns’ Debut Single ‘Bitch‘. Check it out!
Goldsmoke comes out with a new single I’m Not Looking. The track has elements of classic soul acts like Earth, Wind & Fire and the most recent Sam Smith. Ultimately, the band brings a new style to a classic sound which can be clearly heard in the track All Falls Down. The UK duo consist of of London-based brothers Tom and Nick Shirm. Additionally, BBC Three Counties Radio spun their track just before Stevie Wonder. I believe they can cross that off on their bucket list.
Mellor, the indie 4-piece hailing from Reading releases the new single Arms Length. Although, there are plenty of indie bands trying to appeal to the mainstream, Mellor does this effortlessly. This band to watch is receiving love from BBC London while Spotify placed them on both ‘The Indie List’ and ‘Hot New Bands’ playlists, and Apple Music adding them to their emerging artists. The 4 piece has been described as a mix between Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, and The Libertines.
Sarah Hollins releases the single Heartbeat. You’ll get hooked after one listen. She also has a good performance video on YouTube. The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter cites Craig David, LANY, Halsey, and Paramore as influences. She performs monthly at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and just wrapped up a TV performance at The Gibson Room on FOX in Las Vegas. She’s definitely an artist to watch.