Ireland is proving to be healthy and active music scene producing quality artists that are able to cross its shores. Welcome the indie quartet In An Instant who formed in 2013 but are now seeing the fruits of their labor.
In 2014, the northern Irish band made a splash with their EP Light You Know and Love getting love from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing.
Their brand new catchy single Where The Demons and The Devil Speak is the result of taking some time and rejuvenating their creative juices. With comparisons to 1975, check out these boys on August 4th at Eglantine Bar in Belfast.
Twin sister duo knocks it out the park with their latest track Call Home. Ellie and Louise Macnamara who make up the Irish indie pop duo, and who go under the moniker of Heathers made a splash on the scene a couple years back, but 2016 could prove to be their biggest year.
The girls who’ve already had number one singles in Ireland are going global. With two summer tours and SXSW runs, a U.S. fanbase is sure to follow.
Boston indie pop kid Adam Jensen is doing quite well with his latest single Sandcastles. The single comes off his upcoming EP and shot up the Spotify Top 50 US Viral chart landing at #25, while making a mark on popular trendsetters sites including YouTube EDM 15 list, Mr.SuicideSheep, Sirius XM AND The Chainsmokers ‘Nice Hair’ Playlist!
Jensen, who got caught up in illegal gambling ring made an escape to LA to record music, but found himself greeted by the police when he arrived home in Boston. Influenced by The Beatles, Jensen notes, “Musically, my goal is to keep growing as an artist – never getting stuck in one place.”
I’m gambling on Jensen!
Young Hearts by New Atlas caught my fancy. Lead by Liverpool based artist Owen O’Hagan the track is “Ridiculously promising” as noted by BBC Across the Line.
Although having gone through some line-up changes, the indie pop singer-songwriter is planning on taking his new band on the road with dates in the UK and Ireland.
Having been named BBC Northern Ireland’s hottest new acts by Radio One and winning critics over, it’s very likely we’ll be hearing more from New Atlas.
Kevin Kadish, the songwriter behind Meghan Trainor’s mega-hit All About That Bass received a check $5,679.00 for the song which has surpassed 200 million streams. He isn’t very happy.
“For a song like ‘All About That Bass,’ that I wrote, which had 178 million streams,” Kadish began, without specifying any streaming services. “I mean $5,679? That’s my share. That’s as big a song as a songwriter can have in their career and number one in 78 countries.
“But you’re making $5,600. How do you feed your family?”
I believe Spotify and other streaming services should provide a better payout for songwriters.