New Zealand Bene released the track Soaked which led to her signing with Republic Records (Taylor Swift, Adriana Grande, Post Malone). The 19 year old came out nowhere. Supposably, she uploaded covers on SoundCloud catching the ear of a music producer. Her debut track landed on Spotify’s Viral Charts as well as Australia’s Triple J radio Hot 100, and New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100. Tastemakers such as Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats 1 radio quickly launched the pop singer to her first arena show opening for Lily Allen. Check it out.
Kings favorite Fly By Midnight releases the new track Waiting Tables. The duo made our 10 Artist You Need Know and first made waves with the track You Belong. Formed by former MTV’s Dream Bigger reality star and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Bryte, and producer- songwriter Slavo, the duo has been building accolades with each single dropped. Releasing their music via AWAL, they landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s Breaking Pop & A-List Pop, and Soundcloud’s Fresh Pressed. Give it a stream!
EDM-DJ Famba releases the anthemic track Swear to God. Think Avicii, Kygo, and Zedd. His previous track, Wish You Well, clocked over 3.5 million streams, reaching #14 on CHR in Canada. Famba says, “For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to make a song with a big chanting anthem-like chorus,” says Famba. “This song turned out exactly as I had first envisioned way back then.” Outside of producing and writing original material he also remixes tracks for other artists. He’s garnered praise from Chill Nation, The Vibe Guide and Aux London. Give it a listen!
TALK TIME releases EP ‘Year of Self’. The debut single helped the band solidify a base. It was premiered by Nic Harcourt (KCRW, 885fm), receiving spins on (ALT 98.7) and LA’s (KROQ). It also topped the Hype Machine charts and clocked over 300k streams. It all began when the East LA based act captured the attention of music producer Math Bishop (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, The Killers). If you’re fan of Wilco, War On Drugs, and Bon Iver then it’s worth checking them out. You can see them perform at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angels on 4/16.
Singer-songwriter and producer Pierre-Marie Maulini, aka STAL, released the track Magic along with a video. This is as good as it gets. The latest track was produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Mutemath, Night Riots) and comes off the ‘Fresh Blood’ EP. Growing up in France and spending time in Ireland, he’s been touring the world with Anthony Gonzalez and his band M83, before residing in Los Angeles. In its short existence, Stal has released an EP and a LP, Young Hearts while the track Close Your Eyes and Jump landed on Spotify’s Viral Charts.