Watch out for Goldensuns and the track Alec. You’ll like if you want something sappy, indie and mid-tempo. The trio is made up 3 brothers Chase (vocals/bass), Jantzen (guitar), and Weston (drums). The Utah natives, now based in LA dropped their Golden Sun EP which debuted as Bandcamp’s number one seller, led by the single “Kings Cup” and propelled them into the music scene. Their third EP Give It Up featured the track “I Feel This Place,” which was featured in a Billabong ad campaign tying the band to summer days gone by.
Look out for Kelsey Gill and her new single ‘Rob Me Blind’ via US label Good Partners. You’ll like if you’re looking for experimental art pop. Kelsey co-wrote “Rob Me Blind” with American Producer DQ, whose writing credits also include “Halo – Beyonce”, “Jai Ho – Pussycat Dolls”, “SOS – Rihanna” amongst other high profile cuts with Demi Lovato, JLo, Sean Kingston, and Lil Wayne. Kelsey first made waves in 2018 after collaborating with production team YellowClaw laying down vocals on “I’ll Be Fine”, which reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers US chart and clocked over 2 million Streams as part of the album project “New Blood” featuring collaborators including A$AP Ferg, DJ Snake, and Moksi.
Look out for Kings favorite Paper Citizen and the track Over The Moon. You’ll like if you love the 80’s, indie rock, a big vocal, and melody. LA based Paper Citizen is fronted by Singaporean singer-songwriter Claire Gohst.
Ghost states, “‘Over the Moon’ is a song about knowing of a love that has been there since the beginning, the type that showed you strength and held you grounded in the moments that you needed in order to grow. The music is a mix of melancholy and hopefulness, expressing the tension and fear of leaping into the great unknown. It feels like you’re losing grip of a memory that was once held so tightly, and floating into a world of new possibilities.”
Paper Citizen was voted Deli Magazine’s “New England Emerging Artist of the Month” for October 2016, The previous single Hearts On Fire landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, and was nominated in the 2017 New England Music Awards for the category New Act of the Year.
Check out Hanna Ögonsten and the new track “Rockstar“. You’ll like if you want something upbeat, catchy and alternative new wave. The track fit perfectly on Spotify’s Indie Pop. Think Dora Jar, Remi Wolf, and Lokoy.
“There was one guy that you could tell had taken something, he acted like an ass#$!, was mean to my friend and after a while he passed out. I remember how some people helped him even though he definitely didn’t deserve it. After this I got aware of other musicians that are acting the same way. They live the myth of a rockstar-life but without the success and unfortunately the people around them are the ones who have to pay for it.’’ Hanna says.
Hanna is a Åkersberga a native, a suburb outside of Stockholm. She attended the music-school in Sweden, Musikmakarna, a home to artists like LÉON, Augustine and NEIKED. She wrote songs that landed on Swedish Television, Vogue Paris, and Triple J and opened for Anna Of The North on her tour in Stockholm.
Kings favorite Merchant has dropped his debut album “Beautiful Meltdown“. The 12 track 80’s themed album was produced with Duran Duran’s John Taylor. Prior to the album release, Merchant dropped several singles from the album that landed on the Hype Machine Charts and garnered support from Ones To Watch, Buzzbands LA, WFNM, KCRW, Billboard, and Sirius XM. The songs have landed on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” and “Fresh Finds Pop“.