Lookout for the LA indie pop act Transviolet and the track Drugs in California. Fans of Sia and Lana Del Rey will like the latest track that looks at the toxic relationship between fame and adoration.
The band made noise when they released the track Girls Your Age which was tweeted by Katy Perry and Harry Styles. Garnering press from The Fader and Complex, they’ve put out two EP’s that had them collaborating with Sam Hollander ( Panic At the disco) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Tyler the Creator) while supporting Twenty-one pilots, LANY, and Dua Lipa.
The latest effort was self-written, self-mixed, and self-released.
19 year old LA based Keni has released the alt pop song Sid and Nancy which references The Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. The track also comes with a well crafted video. If you like Julia Michaels’ breathy whisper pop, you’ll love this.
The song is based on her personal experience. “When I wrote ‘Sid and Nancy,’ the only thing I knew about love was that I wanted it,” shares Keni. “The intention with this song was not to romanticize a toxic relationship like the one Sid and Nancy had, but to use that as a metaphor for that obsessive, can’t live without each other type of love that I was desperately seeking during a certain time.”
Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
It’s hard not to like mehro and his new track chance with you. If you only have 3 minutes today to listen to one song, make it this. Fans of Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright will love, but mehro can also reach a younger generation.
The Los Angeles Lo-fi pop artist also uploaded a video which he directed alongside Ryan Calavano.
“When I wrote ‘chance with you,’ it was an acknowledgement that I let something slip through my fingers,” he says. “I let fear overpower my desires, and I won’t let that happen again.”
Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Look out for Ema Drei aka GIUNGLA and her new track ‘Turbulence‘. You like if you love alternative electro pop that’s a bit darker.
Her new single is about things we can’t control. She says, “It’s about missing life out there, with its ups and downs. “What often feels like the scariest part of an experience is just part of the journey. Sometimes you need to go though it, in order to keep flying”
She’s shared the stage with The xx, Foals, Grimes, Franz Ferdinand, and Mura Masa and has gained support from BBC Radio 1, The Line Of Best Fit, London In Stereo and Amazing Radio. Give it a stream.
Listen to the remake Nothing Breaks Like A Heart –Mark Ronson (feat Miley Cyrus) by the Sea Girls. I’ll go on the record and say I may like this version better than the original. I must say, it made me into fan on the band, of course hoping they don’t add Miley’s Wrecking Ball to their cover catalog.
“The first time I heard it was when we were on our tour bus driving through Belgium in the middle of the night to play a festival in Germany the next day,” he said. “I couldn’t stop playing it for the next 24 hours. It just sounds like a classic. The lyrics are just infectious. ‘We live and die by pretty lies‘ tells a great story, you know?
You’ll like Sea Girls if you love acts like Capitol Cities, Kings of Leon, and Walk the Moon. The quartet plans to hit the road for a UK and European tour in late 2021. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.