Cardiff based quartet Safari Gold have created excitement around their record ‘Howl’. Friends since childhood, the 4 piece features brothers Morgan and Lewys as well as Danny and Sion. Working from their home studio, the band are putting the final touches on their debut EP, scheduled for release in the Autumn. Their sound encompasses a darkness wrapped up in layered synths and vocals but also harps to classic pop song writing. With live shows few and far between, the band are keeping audiences guessing ahead of the release of their next single at the end of the Summer.’
The track ‘Howl’ is incredibly catchy layered in synths & melody. The upcoming EP has our pick as one of the most anticipated releases..
Los Angeles indie dream pop act Night Lights are quickly making a name for themselves. The band released their debut EP with much fanfare earning them a live session show with Culture Collide, a Vents Magazine feature, and a shoutout by Buzznet. Inspired by the likes of Mutemath, Two Door Cinema Club, and Friendly Fires, the band recently moved their home base to Los Angeles and are set to release their first full-length album this winter.
California alternative rock act Cemetery Sun releases (Hard Drugs) Fake Love. It’s upbeat, catchy, combining guitars and synths making Cemetery Sun one of the few alternative acts that could burst on the mainstream. The band notes: “Our record finds its center around the idea of overcoming life’s self-imposed obstacles. We grew very close as musicians during the recording process, and rarely said NO to any idea or vibe that would typically be considered out of place.”
MAALA an Auckland-based artist has a buzz around his upcoming EP which will soon be released. His single “Touch” has garnered over 180,000 plays online grabbing the attention of New Zealand and international media. The identity of electro-pop singer MAALA has been kept a secret until his recent interview with The Wireless who notes “MAALA is 20-year old Evan Sinton – and if that name sounds familiar it’s because a few years ago he placed third in reality television show New Zealand’s Got Talent.
Los Angeles based pop band The Tide recently signed with The Vamps new record label under EMI Universal. The band began posting cover songs on YouTube such as ‘She Looks So Perfect’ by 5 Seconds of Summer and ‘Steal My Girl’ by One Direction and later on started performing their original songs on The Vamps World Tour 2015.