Yacht Punk, a 4 piece alternative rock act releases the uptempo New Wave Denier. Think The Strokes meets Arctic Monkeys. The band worked with producer Matt Wignall’s (Cold War Kids) and Will Brierre (The Killers). The band’s previous single “Need a Reason” was featured on Spotify’s New Noise and Fresh Finds playlists. When asked in a recent interview, “Why should people listen to Yacht Punk?” – the lead singer notes, “If said people are loving popular music right now, they probably shouldn’t.” Give it a listen.
I really like the video for End of the Night by pop singer-songwriter Taylor Noelle. With influences ranging from from Fleetwood Mac & HAIM to Daniel Caesar & SZA, Noelle blends pop and R&B. She was born and raised in LA, and is the daughter of the well-known Charles Esten. She’ll embark on a college tour that will run through the South East. Check it out.
Kings favorite Leandro releases Hey Now which is probably my favorite. This is also marks his third self directed video. Leandro tells Kings, “Hey Now represents for a story about silver linings and persistence. I believe if there’s one thing people should fight for, it’s love.” The South African indie pop artist will roll out more singles in the coming months. Give it a listen.
Electro pop act Recess kicks off 2019 with a new track ‘When The Sky Comes Falling Down‘. The Ohio 4 piece cleverly blends indie rock, synth pop, and EDM. Anthony Fondale tells Kings, “When The Sky Comes is an awesome track to us because it shows our fans how versatile we really are. We love switching it up and this song is the perfect record to prove that we can really do this and do it well.” The band just wrapped up a show at The Viper Room in Hollywood. Additionally, they recently shot a video with director Brad Golowin (The Revilalists) in Ohio with a 10 piece orchestra for the track Leaving Home.
Halifax-based producer, DJ and EDM artist, Famba drops a remix of his track Wish You Well. The track which features vocals from LA’s songwriter Trove blends EDM and dream prop. Signed to Sony Canada, his 2017 “Vibe” clocked over 27 million global streams. He has performed along side Felix Cartal and Grandtheft, and gained support from blogs, as well as the YouTube channel Chill Nation. Give it a stream.