How should an indie act should sound today? Upbeat tracks with big anthems that cuts through the rest of the noise. Beachwood Coyotes does just this with their latest release I Am Just A Stand In. The Los Angeles indie act has won over Wonderland Magazine, LA Weekly, the 405, Culture Collide and Huffington Post. Moreover, the 4 piece quickly gained the attention of LA tastemaker station KROQ.
A Lithuanian pop artist never broke out in the USA, nevertheless worldwide, but the 23-year-old pop singer and songwriter GJan could make history. She is from Lithuania which sits at the Baltic Sea and is known for its Gothic and Renaissance Architecture. She released the track Confidence along with a video. To date, the indie artist has released three videos which have all garnered over millions YouTube streams. Moreover, the track “Nobody Around” hit #1 on the Lithuanian iTunes chart while the following single “One More Drink” landed on the iTunes Top 10. Additionally, she has shared the stage with Imagine Dragons and Ellie Goulding.
With a recent move from Nashville to LA, the indie pop artist CAPPA releases the fun electro pop track ‘Tension‘. As far as the latest track, CAPPA notes, “Tension is one of my favorite songs I’ve been a part of. I wrote it with two girls who also produced it, which felt special to me in itself because I barely ever get to work with females.”
She released a single “Hush” in 2015 that was featured in a Victoria’s Secret ad, as well as the single and video Waste Time via Spinning’ Records. Additionally, she just wrapped a performance at The Peppermint with Kings favorite Fly By Midnight.
Retro-pop duo Fly By Midnight release the radio ready track All The Feels. Formed by former MTV’s Dream Bigger reality star and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Bryte, and producer/song-writer Slavo, The NYC electro act won the Firefly Festival “Big Break Artist of 2018” securing themselves a spot on the festival. They have over a million Spotify streams on the track Vinyl and Charlie Puth’s cover ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore‘. Moreover, the’ve met with a couple of labels but haven’t inked an actual deal yet. Lastly, the duo captured a fanbase on YouTube after gaining millions of views with covers capturing the attention of Seacrest among others.
The mystique-laden Canadian artist Al Ethier releases her debut single Stardust. The track was written over the course of several months and infuses pop with hip hop. With plans to roll out a few more singles shortly that explore different narratives, the first track Stardust definitely falls into the dark-cranky pop territory with lyrics like, “I guess we all could use a little stardust, take us to the place where no one harms us” and “raise a little hell, we are just lions now, we don’t cage very well”. Ethier notes, “This song means a lot to me as a first single because even during the recording I felt so empowered. It’s about breaking boundaries and kind of wanting to get away from holding your tongue when you don’t agree with the norm.”