Playing at a music festival can be the highlight of any band’s career, and it can be a sign that you’ve made it big. Music festivals have become quite popular in all areas of the world, but there are still some festivals that are more prominent. TomorrowWorld, Coachella, and Glastonbury are some that immediately come to mind, but the Leeds Festival is one more that’s of note.
The Leeds Festival is the younger brother of the Reading Festival, the oldest popular music festival still in existence. These two festivals take place over the course of one weekend, sharing the same bill. Big names continue to play at these local bands, including classics like Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, and Arctic Monkeys. After going through some changes in format, however, these festivals have also begun to include lesser known acts in their side stages.
Last year, the Leeds and Reading Festivals featured the talented Reeps One, a vocal powerhouse whose beatboxing talents have continued to amaze producers and recording companies. Although beatboxing is yet to see the recognition that it deserves, the Leeds and Reading Festivals are giving this contemporary genre a new home. CONTINUE READING
The Iron Heart is a hard hitting rock band from California with an energetic rhythm section and soaring guitars, delivering a signature sound that has been described as “the new rock n roll”. The band has just wrapped recording at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 with Producer Jason Carmer (Third Eye Blind, The Donnas, Run DMC). Salon Des Refuses, the bands first full length album will be released in 2015. They can draw nicely in such venues including The Uptown Theatre in Napa, Bottom of The Hill SF., and Uptown Nightclub in Oakland. They performed the first Bottle Rock Festival in Napa with The Black Keys and The Kings of Leon. Check out the track “The Only One“.
Buzz Track: Red Handed
Myke Terry is prepping the release of his debut solo EP Red Handed. He gained international attention as the lead singer of successful, Boston-based metal outfit Bury Your Dead. The former metal front man has mined through his throwback soul and funk influences to transform his sound. Myke Terry will be an artist to watch.
“The Feast and the Famine”
“Shake It Off”
“All About The Bass”
“Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy
Buzz Track: Hours Gone By
The self released track Hours Gone By has caught our ear by Melbourne artist Kathleen Mary Lee. Lee will take you deep into the heart with this melancholy ballad of kindness and pain which will surely satisfying indie purists. Her sound can be characterised by its lullaby-like melody, haunting vocal style and lyrical artistry. Her songs will surely find their way on TV shows with those heartbreaking moments.