24 year old singer Jessica Hart from Ontario has created a major buzz with the track Soul Phazed. The dreamy pop track has garnered a near 500k plays on Soundcloud and 221k streams on Spotify without a marketing push. Jessica, now a sociology major has a background in theatre and never considered pursuing a career as a recording artist. But things change with 72k monthly Spotify listeners and a thousand followers on Soundcloud. In other news, she has an appearance on the song “A Different You” by Tep No. that is currently charting in Portugal on the iTunes Dance Chart.
Tracy Irve made the top Sweden iTunes Chart with the new track Town. Who is Tracy Irve? They’re a brother-sister duo Linnea and Alexander Herlogsson that hail from Gothenburg making haunting pop. Interestingly, their father performed in a Swedish rock group, and shared with them Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, and Sheryl Crow. The first single Town comes off their forthcoming debut-EP.
Mix together The Black Keys & The White Stripes and you will get something similar to the likes of Sun Circus. The 4 piece indie rock outfit is riding high from their latest “We Went To War’ and now they just released the video. “This track is ultimately about inner peace” say Benny. The band will perform a rare London show at Spice of Life in Soho on February 20th. All in all, the indie new comers have generated much blog chatter in such a short time.
Kings favorite Desi Valentine, still riding the buzz from the single ‘Asylum‘ releases a new track ‘Something Real‘. With a previous Spotify feature and landing on Hype Machines Twitter chart the new single will maintain his momentum. “Something Real” is about searching for a passionate connection out here in LA; not just going through the motions and placating the person you are with” says Valentine. Having been compared to Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith, Desi Valentine spent time as a back-up singer for Elton John and Leona Lewis. He will perform a one-night only at the Hotel Cafe (LA) on Tuesday, February 16th.
Electro indie-pop Sleeplust released ‘My Place‘. The latest track was inspired by their move to Los Angeles. “My Place is an anthem for letting things rest as they are and coming into ourselves in this new place” says Tartamella. The three piece is made up of songstress Meghan Tartamella and twin brothers Michael and Joseph Pepe. They released their debut EP in November with much fanfare. The band is eyeing song placements on major cable networks this spring & will perform West Coast dates dates as well as festivals.