Toronto indie rock Fast Romantics released the new single Julia along with a well crafted lyric video. The band’s work has been compared to Elvis Costello and Blur which has won them many accolades. They performed multiple tours, and large festivals including Virgin Fest, SXSW, NXNE, and CMJ. They also found themselves winners of Spin Magazine’s “Free the Noise” competition and their music has found its way on TV shows including Shameless, Breaking In, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars.
1 Taylor Swift ‘Bad Blood’ 37,386 (downloads)
2 Wiz Khalifa ‘See You Again’ 23,535
3 Luke Bryan ‘Kick the Dust Up’ 17,607
4 Andy Grammer ‘Honey, I’m Good.’ 17,027
5 WALK THE MOON ‘Shut Up and Dance’ 15,644
6 David Guetta ‘Hey Mama’ 13,111
7 Meghan Trainor ‘Dear Future Husband’ 12,468
8 Jason Derulo ‘Want to Want Me’ 12,039
9 Little Big Town ‘Girl Crush’ 11’245
10 Rachel Platten ‘Fight Song’ 11’131
11 Fifth Harmony ‘Worth It’ 10,141
12 Fetty Wap ‘Trap Queen’ 9,931
13 Skrillex & Diplo ‘Where Are Ü Now’ 8,370
14 DJ Snake & Aluna George ‘You Know You Like It’ 8,164
15 Tove Lo ‘Talking Body’ 7,900
16 Sawyer Fredericks ‘Please’ 7,694
17 The Weeknd ‘Earned It’ 7,672
18 Taylor Swift ‘Bad Blood’ 7010
19 T-Wayne ‘Nasty Freestyle’ 6,996
20 Maroon 5 This Summer’s Gonna Hurt’ 6,877
21 Omi ‘Cheerleader’ 6,677
22 Mark Ronson ‘Uptown Funk’ 6,407
23 Maroon 5 ‘Sugar ‘6,334’
24 Blake Shelton ‘Sangria’ 6,271
25 Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ 5,965
If Phoenix and The Cure had a child and the godfather would be Foals than that child would be The Espionne. Combine indie pop, new wave and a little bit of math rock and you get their sound. This Swiss act made our radar after listening to their track Hello Dreams. The band is currently performing shows supporting their debut album In Colour.
And now comes Humble Braggers, and electro-pop band from Buffalo, NY who will surely find a place in the indie community. The first single “How It Starts” was written and recorded in a bedroom studio over the brutal winter of 2015 and is a peek into the pop hits of a cabin-fevered 80’s-minded Buffalonian. Front man Tom Burtless has a penchant for penning clever, keyboard-driven anthems that have just as much in common with Passion Pit as they do with Tears for Fears. The band’s forthcoming EP ‘Disposable Friends’ is out June 16th via Admirable Traits Records.
Kings favorite, Marigold, a Swedish indie pop band has released a remix for the track allt kommer bli bra. The remix is made by the Swedish duo Cape Lion who we also featured and is now signed with Sony Music, and will be available on May 29th on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and others. They also released a video for the remix that is spacey trippy ride back in time. They have performed several festivals including SXSW, The Oatly Break-Fest in London, the Peace & Love festival in Sweden, and have several big shows lined up this summer. The band is influenced by bands such as Supertramp and the more contemporary MGMT all the way to ABBA and Fleetwood Mac. The band built a buzz off their first single allt kommer bli bra.