Buzz Track: Better Than One
The Score is an NYC-based indie acoustic pop duo. They released their self-titled debut EP and their single “Don’t Wanna Wake Up” was selected to play in all Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister stores worldwide on their 2014 Summer Playlist, helping them find new fans around the world. The song also earned the duo a semi-finalist position in Macy’s 2014 iHeartRadio Rising Star competition, hosted by ClearChannel. Their cover of “Say Something” has surpassed 340,000 listens on SoundCloud and garnered them a Top 10 slot in RyanSeacrest.com’s #MarchMusicMadness Cover competition this year. As young songwriters, Eddie & Edan have had the privilege to work on music by major label artists like Kat Graham, Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc. The duo writes, producers and mixes all of their music themselves in Edan’s tiny NYC apartment. Look out for their second EP coming out late this summer.
GGoolldd has become a Kings favorite. Check out the track newly released track Younger Days. The sound can be described as a blend of dream-pop and post-punk with some synth-pop flourishes; comparisons have been made to M83, Frankie Rose, Echo & the Bunnymen. They just performed The Turner Hall Ballroom with The Polyphonic Spree, they have shared the stage with Drowners and Sylvan Esso.
Kings favorite Like Swimming recently released a new video Let Go. The band is touring in Europe and will be heading to the States. They will release the new album “Structures” and will have their release gig on The Social in London on September 8th. In the beginning of 2013 the band recorded their first songs in a cabin out in the woods north of Stockholm. The songs immediately got them a record deal with the American label Digsin. Their single garnered attention amongst various indie blogs in the US. The second single, “Go Buffalo”, was released in August 2013. It was recorded and produced by Lennart Östlund (ABBA, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Cardigans). Like Swimming is an artist to watch.
Kings favorite Kit Walters has released a new song along with a video Your Ghost. Now living in NYC, he will release an EP and will headline a show in The Studio at Webster Hall, Sunday September 21st. Kit has has co-wrote and collaborated with writers Wendy Starland (Lady GAGA) and producer Mike Gonsolin (Snoop Dog, Benny Blanco) on the track “Hail to The King”. He has opened up for acts such as Flo Rida, Cobra Starship, One Republic, and Kat Graham. Kit is an artist to watch.