Buzz Track: Nineteen Fifty Three
Nick Raven is a songwriter/producer/guitarist from Auckland, New Zealand. He released his debut album Love & Lomography and just released a new single ‘Nineteen Fifty Three’ takes its title from the fifties, and its musical inspiration from the eighties: think Matt Johnson’s observant songwriting in The The, and The Cure’s. The track was produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C).
Buzz Track: Stranger
Emmy Bachmann is the newest alternative/pop songstress entering the scene. Her debut self released EP “Stranger” has already been making noise with PopWrapped naming her Bombshell singer-songwriter. Emmy wrote all of her songs and she says “Each one of my my songs tells a different part of my story. They are honest, personal and versatile similar to the music styles of Adele, Alanis Morissette, Christina Perry and Lana Del Rey”. Our favorite tracks are I Don’t Love Him and Rescue Yourself. Emmy is an artist to watch in 2014 & 2015.
Echosmith formerly Ready Set Go! who we featured in 2010 is currently in the top 20 on the iTunes singles chart with their track Cool Kids. The band hails from Los Angeles, is composed of four siblings, and signed to Warner Bros. in 2012. They opened for Owl City, Twenty One Pilots, and Neon Trees. They toured the United States and Canada as the opening act for Owl City on his 2013 Midsummer Station tour.
Kings favorite Maggie Chapman who we listed as a top 8 emerging artist will release her debut Album, Vignette on September 16th. Maggie wrote or co-wrote every song on the 10-track release, which is produced by GRAMMY® award winning producer Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves). Her EP landed in the top 15 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. She sparked the momentum with features and media support from outlets such as American Songwriter, Nylon Mag’s Daily Newsletter, Rolling Stone, USA Today and more. Check out the song Graffiti.
Buzz Track: Crash & Burn
Since we last featured new comer Stephanie Skye she has gained considerable amount of interest. Stephanie’s prowess vocals puts her in the same league as Christina Aguilera, Adele and Sia. Instead of cookie cutter pop she focuses on themes such as heartache and courage that can be heard in the track Skin & Bones. Known for her explosive live performance, Skye remains artist to watch.
Kings favorite Young Rising Sons signs with Interscope Records. Young Rising Sons is an alternative indie rock band from Red Bank, NJ. Although new to the scene, these guys have a top 40 smash ready to conquer the airwaves. The same production team behind American Authors, Dirty Canvas Music (Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta) produced the latest single High. The video for the single has already garnered over 90,000 views. Check out Kings previous feature on the band.