Stockholm-based indie four-piece Chirping released the new track A Warning of Sorts which be be available on April 20th. They sound a bit like The Vaccines, The Drums, The Strokes and have been compared to the likes of The 1975 and Bastille. Indie Shuffle says “A recipe for how to craft a great indie pop song”. Chirping have previously had material aired on both BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, and are planning a UK tour for later this year. Dates and venues of which are yet to be confirmed including a variety of UK and Swedish festivals.
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Kings favorite Night Riots continue to build a buzz with their most recent single Contagious which went #1 on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 18 Countdown. Night Riots will be hitting the road with The Mowgli’s and Hippo Campus this spring. The “Kids in Love” tour kicks off tomorrow, March 25th, in San Francisco, and wraps up on May 7th in San Diego. The band has received praise from Earmilk, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter. Produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk), “Howl” was released on January 20th via Sumerian Records.
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Singer-songwriter Sarah McGowan just released a new single ‘When I Come Home’ that comes off her debut EP, Indian Summer. The title track was described by Songwriting Magazine as a “languid, aching, folk-tinged ballad” and tells the tale of a love lost while Pop Matters says, “Featuring what might become the official surf rock jam of Brooklyn, Sarah McGowan’s Indian Summer is an EP filled with ebullient sing-alongs and hooks aplenty.” Sarah performs regularly in NYC including the Bitter End, Red Lion, Pianos and Arlene’s Grocery.
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.
UK act Girl Friend has released a new song that will come off their new EP followed by a tour. The track ‘STOP’ and the video picked up early responses from blogs like The 405 and Ear Milk. Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine, Girl Friends’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, heavy rotation across Amazing Radio, and touring on European dates with the Kooks. The Guardian says “We are moved to controversially suggest that, in the pantheon of Manchester debut singles, it is in the ballpark of The Stone Roses’ So Young and Happy Mondays’ Delightful and within kissing distance of Hurts’ Better Than Love.”