Brighton based Oslo Parks has become a Kings favorite with their latest track Fiction which is taken from their double-A Side single ‘Fiction’ / Dress For That’ via X Novo Records. Oslo Parks is Rob Flynn and Ian Booth, both multi-instrumentalists & citing the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto and the synth-driven 80’s antics of Prince and Bowie as influences. The duo also just released ‘Dressed For That‘ which Clash Magazine describes “all gorgeous 80s tones and powerful vocals”.
Nashville-based alternative-rock act WΛVE & ROME has released its debut EP, Across The Map. Led by Sam Tinnesz, WΛVE & ROME is the result of a three year collaboration with co-writer/co-producer Josh Farro (Farro, Paramore). Tinnesz and Farro found a creative bond in their musical crossroads. The five tracks that Tinnesz brought from the collaboration were further developed and produced by Matt Bronleewe (Joy Williams, Hayden Panettiere, Hayley Williams), and mixed by Chad Howat (Paper Route) in order to become the Across The Map EP. “I spent so much time in the past few years writing for other artists and listening to their stories and what they wanted to say or sound like,” adds Tinnesz. “It’s something I love doing as a creative, but I knew I had my own story to tell and my own sound to bring when I started writing for Wave & Rome. The new EP landed in iTunes ‘New Music’ and Hot Tracks.
Colleagues is a synthpop Stockholm act that just released their EP ‘Visits’. The first catchy single ‘Talk It Out’ is layered in synth with an anthemic chorus. They’ll perform their debut show on July 22nd in London. Earmilk notes, “Built around its uplifting mix of repeating synth beats, “Talk It Out” carries a positive tone throughout. While not venturing far beyond the medium that is set in the songs opening, “Talk It Out” is evidence of what Colleagues can do without altering their to-the-point formula.”
FEiN is an alternative duo from Los Angeles with a sound similar to Portugal. the Man, St. Vincent, and Mother Mother. The duo met while pursuing music at USC . They’ve toured nationally, performed at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, and played live on the nationally broadcast Artie Lange Show. They feel equally at home busking on a street corner as a duo or performing in a theater with a full band. “The LA duo has a way of making music that keeps you coming back for more. With this EP, FEiN continues to create a distinct sound that blends their wide array of analog talents with synth-pop tendencies that’ll make you turn up the stereo (or maybe just the volume on your laptop?)” – Beating Lights Blog
Kings favorite Stockholm act Violet Days just released a new track ‘So Dope‘. Artists like Imogen Heap and Natalie Walker come to mind. She was nominated “Rookie Songwriter/Producer of the year” at the Denniz Pop Awards. Scandipop notes “A down-tempo electro ballad with a melody that doesn’t just tug on the heart strings – it pulls them out, rips them apart, and uses them to tear your ears open while you listen to this on a continuous loop in floods of tears.”