20-year-old soul singer/songwriter Alessandro Bossi, also known as KIOL released his single ‘Hard Things.’ Just when you think all the best voices are gone, another one comes on the scene. This is the case with KIOL. The track was produced and recorded at the Grouse Lodge Studio (Muse, Bloc Party) in Ireland.
Citing influences such as Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles and James Brown, he has shared the stage with The Prodigy and Editors at Home Festival in Italy, Suarez in Belgium and Luxembourg, and opened for Manu Chao, Agnes Obel, and Archive at Europavox Festival, where he was the highlighted artist for 2017. Check it out!
Kings favorite BANNERS who we covered before just released a new EP, Empires on the Fire. I wouldn’t be surprised if the track Someone To You found its way on top of the music charts. It’s been out for a while, but still could be a huge hit with its big chorus and powerful vocals. The Beatles and Arcade Fire comes to mind.
The UK indie artist quickly made a name for himself with his self-titled debut EP and has accumulated over 60 million streams on Spotify. BANNERS recently toured with Milky Chance and played Jimmy Kimmel Live! His latest EP came out on Island Records.
Mo Brandis releases his debut EP ‘Undercover’. The latest get-on-the-dance-floor single Red Lights is definitely a stand out of the 4 song EP.
Having worked with some of the writers and producers behind Adele, James Morrison and Joss Stone, the London based singer-songwriter draws influences from the likes of Justin Timberlake and MNEK.
Mo says: “I wrote ‘Red Lights’ as a feel-good tune and morning boost for anyone who needs it. I know I do on most days! It’s about breaking out of your mind, pursuing your dreams and not letting anything or anyone stop you. I’m always really inspired by stories of people going against all odds – because they had their own vision and just kept going.”
She first came on the scene, gaining the attention of gnash, after posting a cover of one of his songs on Soundcloud. O’Brien sent a voice note of her original song, “hate u, love u” and gnash invited her to record the song with him in LA which resulted in a smash HIT. Additionally, she was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Solo Breakout.
Kings favorite Shannon LaBrie and Kenny Childers release a new EP which is part of a new project called Forevermore. Shannon takes a slight turn in music style on the new offering but her signature sound is still present. The new project brings to mind the early days of Jackson Brown with a tinge of 90’s. LaBrie says, “we are both pretty emotionally dark but, for some reason, when we play music together, it feels happy. I guess two wrongs make a right?” The album feels free, smooth and breezy, like one would feel at the beginning of fall. The kind of music you can play anytime/anywhere.” Check out the track self titled track.