Toronto act Smashing Satellites is off to a good start. The first official single, “Waterfall,” hit the top 50 on the U.S. Mediabase alternative chart and top 40 in Canada. The newest single ‘What It’s All About‘ will soon be released. The latest tracks were produced by Bob Marlette (Tracy Chapman) & Dave Bassett (Fitz and the Tantrums, Serena Ryder). The band just announced a U.S. Tour with IAmDynamite.
Indie pop NY act The Score sign to Republic Records. The single, “Oh My Love” was well received which premiered over at Diffuser.fm, and was played in Starbucks across North America. Other song placements include Hollister & Abercrombie stores worldwide. With over 2 million combined plays on SoundCloud & YouTube, we dubbed The Score as an artist to watch in 2014.
Join The Riot, a Swedish 5 piece alt band have created a buzz with the infectious dance electro track ”Us against the wall”. The band is recording their debut album in a display window in the middle of the Swedish capital this month. They built a studio in a glass box in Stockholm’s busiest streets and are spending the whole month working on the album in what they have named ‘A Glass Cage Of Emotions‘. Throughout the month passers-by can watch what’s going on through the many windows and even listen to their sessions via headphones on the street. We’ve been working on the album for a little over a year, and figured that when it came to recording it, collaborating with the Scandic Malmen hotel to promote its music profile at the same time as our new album, would be much better than renting an expensive studio,” says vocalist Henrik Ljungqvist. They’ve performed venues and festivals in Sweden and in April toured China performing Music Midi Festival.
Rebel Kites is making some noise with their own brand of folk rock. The London five piece garnered thousands of listens on Soundcloud in the first week of the release and the record received national airplay on BBC Radio and premiered on Indie Shuffle. The live show consists of an ensemble sharing over fifteen instruments on stage, and Rebel Kites’ dynamic, visual live show has risen through the London circuit, at venues such as Birthdays, The Finsbury, The Old Queen’s Head, Oxjam and many warehouse shows. Indie Shuffle notes “Rebel Kites is a fitting name for a band that fell out of the sky and hit me on the head”
We’ve become a fan of the Brisbane trio Avaberée (aye-va-ber-ee). The new single “Can’t Get You Off My Mind” is a solemn & enigmatic classic that has Enya-esque melody. The song was crafted in Los Angeles with upcoming producer Tommy English (Ladyhawke, Borns) which comes off the forth coming EP, ‘In your arms I found my secrets’. Avaberée has toured the east coast of Australia supporting Matt Corby, Emma Louise, Will and The People, The Trouble With Templeton and Stu Larson. Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J says “This is really elegant and nodding pop music. The approach has obvious charm but it’s adorned simply enough to really make an impact with each listen.”