Buzz Track: Never Know
Bright Matter has become a Kings favorite after getting turned on to his latest track Never Know. The video for “Never Know” is currently on Fuse TV On Demand as part of their unsigned artist series in May. His latest EP was self produced and released in March.
For fans of Foster The People, etc.
Buzz Track: Strangers
Kings favorite Vikunja, a young Swedish rock/pop band signed to BMG Chrysalis in Sweden are generating some good buzz and attention. They just completed recordings with producer Mats Valentin (Kelly Clarkson, Carpark North) and are
set to support Donkeyboy on upcoming shows later this summer. For fans of Coldplay, The Verve, Oasis, etc.
Update/News: Mikey will be direct support Jon McLaughlin on 7 east coast dates this June, including a NYC gig at Gramercy Theatre on June 21st.
Buzz Track: Counting On You
His self released song ‘Counting On You is currently #46 on the HOT AC chart which quickly garnered 100,000 YouTube views and 30,000 Twitter followers. KSL who listed Mikey as one of the top 5 artists ready to make it big says this “Mikey has some very genuine and organic music that is a fresh take on a tired pop music genre.”
Update/News: Danielle Barbe was selected as the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winner out of over 23,000 bands nationwide and will perform Vans Warped Tour this summer. She will perform June 18th at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC. She will be working on a new record with producer Matt Squire (The Used, Panic at the Disco!)
Key Track: Wango Tango
Pop/Rock artist Danielle Barbe quickly became a Kings favorite after her latest video release of her new single “Wango Tango”. Her latest release which was produced by Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, The All-American Rejects, Plain White T’s) has started to generate a buzz. Her previous single ‘Ghost Town’ won MTVu Freshman of the Week and entered into MTV rotation in February 2011. She has played SXSW, The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, and opened for Semi- Precious Weapons.
UK glam rockers The Darkness signed with Wind-Up Records. The third album will be released on August 21st in the U.S. The band recently reunited after seven years and are currently touring in Australia with Lady Gaga. The Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003. Backed by the singles “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Growing on Me”, “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”, and “Love is Only a Feeling”, the album was certified quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 1,300,000.