Kalyde infuses pop, reggae and rock and is fronted by Naia Kete. She was on Season 2 of “The Voice” Team Blake. Since the show, she toured and performed festivals including Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Her last EP “Fire Breather,” was produced by Mikal Blue. She co-wrote songs with Colbie Caillat, Linda Perry, among others. Her new band Kalyde has released two singles and are working on their debut acoustic EP.
Many fans know you from your time spent as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. How did the audition come about?
Well I had just moved to Los Angeles and was living in Studio City. The auditions were in Burbank, only 10 minutes away, and I thought, why not?!
Tell me about your experience with The Voice. What did you learn?
Honestly the most valuable take away for me was to learn to listen and trust my own inner voice, and that I always have a choice. If something doesn’t feel quite right, I have the ability to speak up and make sure that I’m able to express myself in away that feels true to myself, my sound and my message. Being on stage of that magnitude and seen by so many people over night, you learn very quickly that a moment like is like no other, and you need to make sure people get to see who you truly are and what you’re about. As artists we have an opportunity to change people’s lives and the world with a single song, it’s an incredible responsibility and blessing. I’m grateful to have learned that so early on in my career. CONTINUE READING
Starling Glow, a Los Angeles-based band fronted by Liz Hill, has released their brand new single “Caution Tape,” which comes off their debut EP out on March 24th. Starling Glow landed a feature spot in the “March Spotlight Artist” on American Airlines this month. The group is highlighted in American Way Magazine, along with additional exclusive interviews, acoustic performances, and more via the AA in-flight entertainment. The last single “We Are Infinite” landed on the Billboard charts. Her Campus says this about the new single “Whether you’re trying to get through the rest of midterms, need something to help you survive a long flight to your spring break destination or are looking for a song that finally says something real about relationships, you’re going to want to give “Caution Tape” a listen.
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The indie rock forest pop trio Mercies will release their new LP ‘Blue Against Green’, on March 31st, via Randm Records. To date, they premiered two singles from the upcoming LP to Spin & All Things Go. The band has toured extensively around the US including multiple trips to CMJ & SXSW. Mercies relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and shortly after signed with Randm Records. Spin says “Mercies take the title of brand new track “Every Echo” literally, the song reverberating in every sense of the word. Taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Blue Against Green, “Every Echo” has the New England pastoral-rock trio taking after their forestal predecessors, most notably Fleet Foxes circa “Helpnessness Blues.”
Kalyde infuses pop, reggae and rock and is fronted by Naia Kete. She was on Season 2 of “The Voice” Team Blake. Since the show, she toured and performed festivals including Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Her last EP “Fire Breather,” was produced by Mikal Blue. She co-wrote songs with Colbie Caillat, Linda Perry, among others. Her new band Kalyde has released two singles and are working on their debut acoustic EP which has a May 7th release. Kalyde is a band to watch.
The Racer is an indie rock band from Monroe, New York who are currently wrapping up the recording process of their new album. The bands influences include Radiohead, Mutemath & Coldplay. The newest yet-to-be released album was produced by Dan Hannon, (Manchester Orchestra, A Rocket to the Moon). The band has released two albums, Stranger’s We’ll Become 2010 & Passengers 2013. Songs have been placed in Big Brother (CBS), The Real World, & The Jersey Shore, & “Coach Sitting Rattlesnake” can be downloaded in Rock Band 3. They just finished a 7 week long residency in Brooklyn, NY at Matchless and will be performing SXSW. “You’ll hear anthems that take you back to the late 90s (and an uncanny vocal likeness to Lifehouse at times), ambient soundscapes akin to Thrice’s Alchemy Index and upbeat rockers that may remind you (if only for a second) of Jimmy Eat World. It’s brilliant, from start to finish.” – Indiependent Music