Indevotion is the perfect blend between energetic rock and catchy pop. The band will release a new track Pretty Little Liar this week. This playful Swedish band has been eager to engage people with their music and sparkling liveshow since the start in 2008. A third place in the big national contest 2011 Metro On Stage became the takeoff for Indevotion and hitsong “GoGoGoGoGo!“. The band has been touring extensively ever since and also gained international coverage by publications like Buzznet, AU Review, and The Round Table. In 2014 the band picked up producer Mats Valentin (Kelly Clarkson, Carpark North) and 2015 will see the launch of new material and see band heading out to US once again performing SXSW.
Declan McKenna is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from the UK. He cites Jeff Buckley, The Black Keys, Django Django, The Leisure Society, The Beatles, and Jack White as influences. Declan is being pursued by a number of labels & publishers according to A&R Daily in the UK. His latest track Brazil will become a favorite among indie rock fans. Declan is an artist to watch.
A favorite, Kit Walters, has released a new video for his new single No Mercy. KIT recently released a debut 6-song EP, ‘Through The Fire’, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as One Republic, Cobra Starship, Flo Rida, Capital Cities, Kat Graham, Bret Michaels and many more. His last single Your Ghost also is a favorite.
Indie pop band GGOOLLDD from Milwaukee released a new song Boyz. “GGOOLLDD’s driving, catchy sound brings to mind the post punk flavors of Echo & The Bunnymen, the soaring dreaminess of M83, and some of the playful, sassy alt rock flavors of Metric, particularly on Younger Days” says I Heart Moosiq. GGOOLLDD has shared the stage with the likes of: Yelle, Yacht, Sylvan Esso, Har Mar Superstar, Strand of Oaks, The Family Crest, White Fang, Alvvays, Drowners, The Preatures, and The Polyphonic Spree among others.
I have become an instant fan of Lee la Loa after hearing Million Thoughts. This indie act is rooted in Poland and they are inspired by the works of Radiohead, Bjork, Massive Attack, Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Rykarda Parasol and many others. Their songs such as Million Thoughts, Waiting For The Storm, and Little Love Story will certainly find their way on heartbreaking TV moments. The band has a string of upcoming shows.
Brooklyn-based trio, Howard, have been building non-stop momentum with the latest release of their debut LP, Religion. NPR’s “All Songs Considered” just featured single “Falling” comparing Howard to Radiohead and praising the band’s unique approach to home made recording. Simultaneously, the lead single “Money Can’t Buy” went over the one million play mark earlier today on Spotify.
Bailey Coats is a singer-songwriter from Alabama. She is new to the scene but has a mature sound. She cites Michael Buble, Lana Del Rey, Ingrid Michaelson, and Amy Winehouse as influences but has forged a sound of her own. She is currently supporting her new EP by performing local and regional shows. Her strong stage presence along with her charming vocal makes her an artist to watch in 2015.
Indie folk songstress, Lucette, will capture your heart with her gentle voice, both beautiful and haunting. Releasing her debut album, Black Is the Color, just over four months ago, the collection was produced and recorded by the acclaimed Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and is quickly approaching one million total plays on Spotify. In March 2015, Lucette will make her South by Southwest debut in Austin, TX with an official showcase and multiple appearances lined up. She will continue to tour throughout the States and Canada. 2014 saw Lucette taking to the road with Joe Ely, as well as Mason Jennings, Nikki Lane, David Ramirez and Jim Lauderdale. She ended the year as direct support on Sturgill Simpson’s nearly sold-out fall tour. Full of emotion, her performances take audiences back to the days when artists such as Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, and Loretta Lynn dominated the airwaves.
Amor Kismet recently won #FlashUnsigned, a Twitter competition hosted by Bill Werde (Billboard, Rolling Stone) to spotlight unsigned acts. He commented, “Three gorgeous sisters sing like angels with ton of personality. Unsigned? Not for long…Thank me from the stage when you win your first Grammy.” Since then, the industry has taken notice. BET named Amor Kismet as one of the most promising new acts in music and selected them to perform at this year’s BET Experience. Shortly after, the girls made their NYC debut at the legendary SOB’s. Amor Kismet is ready to give people a taste of their unique sound, which combines pop, R&B, neosoul, dance, and world music influences. The Love EP marks their first release and all four songs were co-written by the girls and Michael Dean, and produced by Bill Zimmerman.
Red Cabin has released an EP called Wander since our last feature. The single, “Barricade,” was featured on Indie Shuffle and spent almost two weeks in the top 15 indie singles chart. “Barricade” was also included in another BIRP playlist as well as the Indie/Rock Playlist. Red Cabin is the solo project of Long Island musician Jonathan Foster, what started as a few songs became enough material for a full length very quickly, and the result was “Right This Way,” Red Cabin’s first release which is filled with indie power-pop jingles with hints of Weezer and The Shins.