Indie pop rock group A Lion Named Roar who we named an “artist to watch” has won American Songwriter and Martin Guitar’s “The Pub Deal,” a year-long publishing contract with LA-based publisher Secret Road Music. The Louisville-based group has been building a strong, loyal following across the Southeast and Midwest with their emotive, driving brand of indie-pop. They’re hard at work writing for an upcoming full length they expect to release in 2015. The band has upcoming Louisville performances in January. Check out the track Riches Or Gold.
Dallas based pop-rock act Fly Away Hero released their EP “Lost and Found” which charted #22 on iTunes Alternative chart. They will be performing at Bravefest in Los Angeles on Jan.10 and will support Cody Simpson. FAH will perform in Texas dates in January as part of the MAGCON Tour. Look for the band on this years upcoming Warped Tour.
August York reached the #1 download on NoiseTrade, placed Top 40 in singer/songwriter on iTunes and have been featured on Huffington Post,Buzzfeed, MTV Canada and more! On Tap Magazine says, “Indie folk-pop duo, August York, seems to be just what music needs; stripped-down-to-the-bare-essentials instrumentals and candid, emotionally-driven voices.” August York is made up of a Nashville based duo, McKendree & Rachel and cite Radiohead, Imogen Heap, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver and others as influences. August York is a Kings of A&R artist to watch.
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If PJ Harvey and Kate Bush defied science and procreated, Daisy would be their love child” or so think London In Stereo. The child of a former cyclist and hairdresser, Daisy Victoria has been described by Lauren Laverne as ‘a rising star’, and released her second EP ‘Nobody Dies’ in November. Having received multiple plays from Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens (following Daisy’s Latitude 2014 Lake Stage slot) Daisy has also received plays from BBC6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, XFMs John Kennedy, whilst Lauren Laverne has twice made Daisy her ‘MPfree’ of the day. Since releasing her debut EP ‘Heart Full of Beef’, Daisy has won fans across the blogosphere which makes her an artist to watch in 2015.
Buzz Track: The Only One
Retro/alternative pop artist Iva Dawn will release the six-song debut EP “The Only One” produced by Grammy award winning producer Tom Biller (Kate Nash, Silversun Pickups), who produced the critically acclaimed album The Fool (2010, Rough Trade) with Warpaint. On her debut EP of original songs, Whitney was joined by her longtime band mate guitarist/bassist Lucas Gorham (Grandfather Child) and drummer Matt Chamberlain who helped added his own unique drum and percussion talents to the recordings. Matt’s credits include dozens of the most acclaimed and successful studio albums of all time with artist such as Tori Amos, David Bowie, Miranda Lambert, Sarah McLachlan, Dido and Brandi Carlile.