The Kings Parade has released their latest EP Haze. Think Alabama Shakes with hints of The Black Keys blending classic, alt pop, with a whole lotta of soul.
The new release follows the successful 2015 debut EP Vagabond which had them playing sold out shows at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. The 4 piece indie act which also held a residency at Ronnie Scott’s has also won praise by tastemakers including Clashion, Notion, and EarMilk. Interestingly, the UK act partly formulated their signature sound playing together regularly on a Hawaiian cruise ship.
UK singer Dan Crossley has released his ‘Feel’ EP which has garnered much blog love including The Line of Best Fit, Clash Mag and Music Week. Having been compared to the Danish darling MØ, the Telford born singer-songwriter first made his mark when he was asked to perform at London’s The Royal Albert Hall and at The O2 Arena.
His latest EP is packed with potential big radio hits. Crossley has a knack for songwriting and has the star appeal and the vocal to back it up. Key tracks are Feel and Nothing but Love. He’s definitely a one to watch for 2017.
NJ rock act Ruby Bones has debuted on Billboard Heatseekers Chart with their debut full length album. You’ll quickly sing along to the chorus of their first single Heart of Darkness which has been featured on Consequence of Sound and received radio play on SiriusXM, WFUV and WRAT (NJ).
The band which has a flare of NYC’s East Village 70’s punk-rock will perform The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC on May 27th and Punk Island in NY on June 18th. Check out the video which has the band performing on a bayside dock enhanced with an 80’s VHS effect, and with the singer being thrown in the lake at the end.
Indie rockers Lilac Lungs released the track and video Next To Nothing which comes off their full length album Eventide. Having performed at a number of festivals, the Michigan act were named 89x iHeartRadio ‘People’s Choice Award Winner’. The band just wrapped up a show at The Crofoot Ballroom where they filled the room, wall- to -wall with a local crowd.
As far as their message to the fans, the band tells All Music Access, “We just want to be the band… the friends… you needed growing up. We want to give everyone who hears our music a sense of hope, but also sing about things they will relate too, because we as a band have all gone through it too. We want you to be open with yourself and know that their is a resting place for these feelings. Leave them here in this album.”
Up and coming singer-songwriter Dylan Galvin releases the track with a long title When The Hearts Approach The Great Divide which comes off his new album out on June 6th.
Dylan doesn’t fall short of accolades. He was chosen by Paul Simon for a private songwriting session during his days at Berklee and grabbed nominations for ‘Best Adult Contemporary Artist‘ and ‘Best Guitarist‘ and won Berklee’s ‘Annual Songwriting Contest‘.
Aside from proving himself as a proficient musician, he’s validating himself as a road dog having booked a cross country tour that will span from Maryland to California, picking up press along the way – “Galvin….brought down the house” – The Washington Post.