The Story: This radio rock band has been touring at a national level over the last several months, performing shows with Framing Hanley, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Cavo, etc. Their songs have been featured on ESPN & MTV and the single “Loser” is currently spinning on the radio. The latest CD was Produced by Jon King (Augustana, Throwing Gravity, Darling Parade) and mixed by Brian Virtue (Chevelle, 30 Seconds to Mars).
Key Track: Wango Tango (video)
The Story: Pop/Rock artist Danielle Barbe quickly became a Kings favorite after her latest video release of her new single “Wango Tango”. Her latest release which was produced by Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi, The All-American Rejects, Plain White T’s) has started to generate a buzz. Her previous single ‘Ghost Town’ won MTVu Freshman of the Week and entered into MTV rotation in February 2011. She has played SXSW, The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, and opened for Semi- Precious Weapons.
Performances: Next performance at WARPED Tour in Pittsburgh this Friday.
Key Track: I’ll Pray For You
The Story: This Boston pop rock act have sold over 16,000 copies of their debut record without a record label, putting over 90,000 miles on their van. Westland is playing select dates on this summer’s Warped Tour and is planning a 40-date tour for the fall that will hit both the US and Canada.
Placements: Don’t Take It Personal was mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182) and ESPN, MTV, E!, and Showtime have all featured songs from the album.
Key Track: Fever
Placements: MTV’s “The City,” ABC Family’s “Greek,” “Ten Things I Hate About You,” and “Make It Or Break It.” The song “Fever” is also going to be featured in the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Darkest Hour.”
Production: Kate Linne, aka The Spin Silhouette produced her own recordings in her home studio. She has worked with mix/remix engineers Chuck Alkazian (KC Battaglia), David Z (Prince, Lipps Inc.) and Jon King (Throwing Gravity, Darling Parade).
For fans of No Doubt, Garbage and Britney Spears.
Key Track: Heads and Tales
Performances: Typically perform in and around London, having played at well established venues such as 02 Academies and 100 Club. Have had MTV and MTV2 video airplay also listed as The Sun Newspapers ‘Band to Watch’. For fans of White Stripes, The Kills, Wolfmother, etc.
Production: New album to be released on June 16th was produced by up and coming producer Roey Izhaki, and local in house producers at Abbey Road Studios.
First appearing on Kings of A&R last year, A Lion Named Roar continues to build an industry buzz. In recent months the band has been featured on Ourstage.com, MTVmusic.com, as a featured “Needle in the Haystack” artist, and recently has gained some buzz via YouTube showing just how versatile they can be with their Bruno Mars cover of “Grenade”
The band is showcasing on March 28th in Nashville, TN for Word Records/Warner Bros. and they will be performing an open public showcase at Headliner’s Music Hall in their hometown of Louisville, KY on April 29th.
The band just debuted the video for the song You Need A Soul.
Check out the track Boys Lie, Girls Like by Go Periscope who hail from Seattle.
Go Periscope along with The Gallery were selected as one of the top 16 unsigned bands to compete for the cover or Rolling Stone, a record deal with Atlantic, and a slot playing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
They have had television syncs on MTV’s The Real World, The Hills, Cribs, etc.
A live performance can be seen here.
Pop rock act So Long Davey who Kings profiled multiple times are now an
MTV Buzzworthy band.
Check out the track Six Feet Down.
They have performed on Vans Warped Tour and have opened for Plain White T’s, Say Anything, and Unwritten Law.
Supposedly some indie deal offers are floating around.
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