Meet Papa Ya, the coming together of two producer/songwriters. The production team approaches music haphazardly. According to the duo, they are just two dudes from Los Angeles inspired to make happy music for Vegas pool parties and tropical beach chillin’. In all seriousness, they are starting to blow things up.
Having met at University of Oregon, roommates Nate and Alex began formulating a sound and crafting ‘feel good’ songs. Nate has spent time honing in his skills under the guide of hit songwriter Sam Martin, landing vocal production credits on hit songs Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo and Dirty Mind by Flo Rida. On the other band, the productions by Alex have been supported by The Chainsmokers & Mako, while his remixes have climbed to the top of the HypeM charts and racked in over a million plays.
Singer-songwriter Lina Hansson who goes under the name Violet Days is back with a new single ‘Your Girl‘. She says “I guess this song is my way of saying that sometimes you need to feel like you´re more than just enough for someone. That you want to feel special and deserve not to be taken for granted.”
The Stockholm alternative pop act have built a following beginning with the release of “So Dope” in 2015 which has reached over half a million streams on Spotify.
Blue skies are on the horizon for Lina whereas she signed publishing deal with Selector/Sony ATV US and The Chainsmokers have an upcoming single featuring Violet Days.
Fresh on the scene MAYVE are making some waves. The bands beginning as a three piece was spotty, but as they added members, they solidified their sound and then created the much talked about EP Animals.
The 5 song EP was recorded with the former engineer of the Cutting Room Studios. The highly blogged tracks Hearts On Fire & West Coast have been compared to the likes of Passion Pit. Making no apologies, the New York 5 piece carries the torch of 80s U.K. synth-pop.
With a new EP planned for a summer release, you can check out these indie rockers Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th.
What makes Caveman different from other indie rock acts? According to the New York 5 piece, they aren’t settling for the indie rock scene alone and have their sights on the major leagues.
The band spent nearly 2 years working on the album Otero War which is set for June release via Cinematic Music Group. Having performed alongside Weezer and receiving support from Pitchfork and the New York Times, the band could be at the breaking through point.
The track ‘Never Going Back‘ has garnered 90k SoundCloud streams and the new single “80 West” just premiered on the Brooklyn Vegan.
The boys will head off on a nationwide tour starting tomorrow stops in NY and Los Angeles. Check them out now while they are still indie!
Northern Ireland is known for rolling hills, coastlines, and some of the hottest indie acts. Snow Patrol anyone? Amidst of its coolness and beauty, comes the dream pop act Beauty Sleep.
Having been compared to Phoenix and Beach House, The Belfast trio trace their beginnings from a local house party where the three musicians met. Shortly after, the band entered the studio and self produced the first single The Dark, and they’ve made an impact. The catchy synth track found its way on tastemaker blogs and grabbed some headlines from The Sun and The Irish Times, with SoundCloud streams inching to 50k in just two months.
If you’re in or around Belfast catch the band at Gigantic on May 20th.