Liv Margaret has released her latest single “Spinning”. It’s her latest creative collaboration in Nashville, inspired by Patsy Cline, Colbie Caillat, Adele and even Michael Buble`, her influences are eclectic as her sound. A New Hampshire native, Liv currently resides in Nashville, TN. Skope says “Hand claps, a stomping rhythm, and an infectious hook, this is the kind of song designed to hook itself into the mind. And it is quite catchy indeed.
Deal Casino is a 4 piece indie act from NJ. The members formed dropping out of school and moving to the rock n’ roll mecca Asbury Park. Instantly becoming a staple of the music scene, the band played a summer long residency at The Saint, put out three EP’s with producer Jon Leidersdorff and won three Asbury Music Awards for Best Pop/Rock Band, Best Vocalist, and Best Live Performances. The band has no plans to slow down as a relentless performing schedule, three music videos and several more EP’s are planned. The band has been featured in Onstage Mag & NJ.com. Deal Casino is an artist to watch.
Indie pop singer-songwriter Boh Doran released a new video for the track Electric Love. Influenced by the classic soul and rock writers of the 60s and 70s and laced with a blend of retro groove and modern indie pop production, Boh explores the deeper and sometimes darker side of the human heart. The collaboration with producer-writers Ethan Mentzer (The Click 5) and Jon Kaplan (New Politics, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World) is set for an early 2015 release. She has a residency at Ham and Eggs in LA and has received praise from Radar Online, Glamour Magazine, Blackbook Magazine, Huffington Post, Knox Road Blog among others. Boh Doran is an artist to watch.
Starling Glow, a Los Angeles-based band fronted by Liz Hill, has released their brand new single “Caution Tape,” which comes off their debut EP out on March 24th. Starling Glow landed a feature spot in the “March Spotlight Artist” on American Airlines this month. The group is highlighted in American Way Magazine, along with additional exclusive interviews, acoustic performances, and more via the AA in-flight entertainment. The last single “We Are Infinite” landed on the Billboard charts. Her Campus says this about the new single “Whether you’re trying to get through the rest of midterms, need something to help you survive a long flight to your spring break destination or are looking for a song that finally says something real about relationships, you’re going to want to give “Caution Tape” a listen.
A favorite, Waxhead, are gearing up to release the new EP, ‘Home’ which will be available in April. So far they have released the singles Home and Walking On Air. They have toured Australia, Japan and Indonesia, as well as playing festivals such as Falls Festival and Byron Bay Blues Festival. Happy says “Waxhead are most definitely a band to keep an ear out for. Already featured on triple J’s Unearthed, and with the release of their debut EP, there will undoubtedly be big things to come for the guys in 2015″. The new tracks are raw & catchy and will surely capture the fans of the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, & The Kooks. Make no mistake though, Waxhead are forging their own path and could soon rise to the top of the indie pack.
Midnight Boy’s Don’t Say No” was sitting on #5 on the iTunes Singles Chart in Sweden. Midnight Boy is aesthetically and sonically time warped from the 80’s. In 2013, Midnight Boy released his debut single “Roll With It” by 100SONGS and the Sequel, “When You’re Strange”. This took him on a mini-tour in Los Angeles. During 2014 Midnight Boy worked with popular producers/writers such as Tony Kanal (From No Doubt), Jimmy Harry (Pink,Britney Spears), Jean-Baptiste (Madonna, Rihana, Nicki Minaj). BitCandy says this “I still can’t quite tell if new artist Midnight Boy is serious or not, and I’m not really sure if it matters. This group is unlike anything to have graced music in decades – I can’t decide if Midnight Boy is parodying the 80s or just straight up living in them. If this is an homage, it is the most sincere and thoughtfully crafted homage I’ve seen in a long time. The simple fact of the matter is that the music is good, and I normally can’t stand a note of highly synthesized, skin-deep 80s pop. Midnight Boy sells it, and they sell it hard.” Midnight Boy is an artist to watch.
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.
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.
Step Rockets, a favorite, has premiered the new video “Phantom Flower“. It’s a modernly psychedelic video that is artistically animated and chalk full of futuristic green-screen glory. Step Rockets will be releasing a new single, “Turning Tides (By Your Side)” the first week in early February. Step Rockets burst onto the international music scene with their single Kisser, a self-released indie pop anthem that shot to #1 on the Hype Machine charts just weeks after its release. The track was featured on countless Best-of-2013 lists and set the stage for what has become one of the most exciting acts of the past year. Step Rockets almost made the Kings of A&R best in 2014 year end list.