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.”
Ruumer (Formerly known as L2) has released a new single ‘House of Cards’ under a new name. The single premiered on Idolator as well as PressPlay and Hypem. Sisters Melissa and Jessica Labbadia had success as L2 having two Dance/Club Hits as well as securing TV/Film placements in popular shows. They were featured in Star Magazine, OK! Magazine, Steppin Out Magazine, and on RyanSeacrest.com and JustJaredJr.com, along with having done shows with Big Time Rush, Midnight Red, and IM5. Produced by Smarterchild and Michael Miller, Idolator notes “House Of Cards” is a polished power-pop gem that seethes with attitude.
Formed during a cold winter in Southern England, Cavaliers came together through a mutual love of pub lunches and seventeenth century monarchs. Taking the upbeat, driving melodies of Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle Club, whilst incorporating a finger-tapping math rock tinge to the sound Cavaliers are receiving plaudits after each and every stage they grace. They have played shows with with King Charles, Don Broco, TTNG and Johnny Borrell, as well as performing at Butserfest. The band has received support from BBC 6 Music via Tom Robinson’s Mixtape.
Indie pop Kopecky who were featured in the beginnings of their career have released a new album “Drug for the Modern Age” on ATO Records. Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the Nashville based group has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, and MTV’s Awkward. They’ve performed festivals including Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, SXSW, and Lollapalooza. The New York Times says “If you like Fleetwood Mac, try Kopecky…intelligent and edgy.” while Spin notes “Melodic three-minute blast with piercing guitar riffs and an adrenaline-pumped chorus.”
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.