Clara Mae just released her first song ”Avalon” which reached number #2 on Sweden iTunes last week & # 12 on the Swedish National Digilist. Clara Mae appeared in the Swedish national TV show Idol, which led to a part on Ace Of Base tour and on their album “The Golden Ratio”. Mae’s first single Avalon is colored with the 90’s, a tinge of Alanis Morissette & combines elements of today’s best indie pop sounds.
New Wave Minneapolis act Strange Names has released a new track ‘I Can’t Control Myself’ which is taken from the new LP ‘Use Your Time Wisely’ out now on Frenchkiss Records. The band recorded Use Your Time Wisely at The End in Brooklyn with producer Andrew Maury and have been build a steady online buzz. They have shows lined up in Minneapolis as well as NYC. i-D Magazine notes, “Strange Names have succeeded in creating the kind of music people genuinely need; sunny, happy music that makes everything feel like it’s going to be okay.”
Jeffery has worked with major artists in multiple genres. He co-wrote Echosmith’s pop hit and multi-platinum-selling single, “Cool Kids”, is multi-platinum around the world. Jeffery has had over 350 syncs (Monday Night Football, MTV, VH1) and also written many songs for TV shows, including The Voice, Glee, American Idol, The Biggest Loser and ESPN. Additionally, he has scored fifteen worldwide commercials for brands including Guess, Southwest Airlines, Victoria Beckham and Lamborghini.
You’ve worked with a lot of artists like Seal, Zedd, O Town, Christina Grimmie and Echosmith. What was it like working with Seal?
That was a lot of fun. It was one of the highlights of my career for sure. His publisher reached out to me about him working with me and I didn’t hear anything for a few months and then all the sudden he emailed me directly and was raving about a song I wrote. I didn’t believe it was him at first and thought for sure it was a friend playing a prank.
We worked for 6 weeks straight and wrote something like 14 songs. He was at my house every day and we’d go to movies and get ice cream between sessions. My wife would make these amazing meals everyday and Seal was loving the food so much he’d serenade her while she cooked lunch. It was hilarious. He’s one of the most gifted singers I’ve ever worked with and his vocal range is really impressive. His writing is really special and once he trusts you musically he’s willing try anything. I appreciated being able to experiment and push him in new ways. He’s become close to my entire family and we just adore him. CONTINUE READING
UK folk-pop band Flight Brigade have almost completed their debut album, co-produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant) and mixed by Donald Clark (The Knife, Noah & The Whale, Muse) at Artillery Studios. The album is due for release in early Autumn. Flight Brigade have released the official music video for their upcoming single ‘Housefire’ which is set in the Welsh mountains and follows the story of a girl fleeing the haunting influence of her past. They have been confirmed for Bestival and Glastonbury Festival. Housefire has a haunting atmospheric vibe with a singable anthem.
Twin sister duo Good Graeff are making noise with their unique indie pop sound. The duo is comprised of Brooke (guitar, lead vocals) and Brit Graeff (cello, backup vocals) who started in a Hanoi, Vietnam living room winning their high school “Battle of The Bands” competition. You’ll hear wide range of influences from The Pixies, Tegan and Sara and Andrew Bird. They just premiered their new music video for single “I Want That” off their upcoming record, ‘Good Job Go”. Baeble Music says “Blending sugary guitars, bouncy keys, and luscious cello, “I Want That” has a distinct chamber pop feeling that couches Brooke Graeff’s infectious melodies that can get stuck in your head all day.”
Indie duo Flora Cash released a new track ‘Save Me’ that will become an instant favorite among indie fans. They met on SoundCloud which in began a “Skype relationship,” which lead to other memorable songs including City Love & I’ll Be With You. They have over 19,000+ YouTube subscribers and garnered over a million views on their videos. They’ve released several singles and three EPs and have recently signed with the new Swedish indie label with whom they’ll be releasing in EP late this summer.