Today, Kings favorite Caezar dropped a new uptempo track ‘Something New‘. The latest song follows the previous track Hold On which I believe is a smash. Although influenced by Imagine Dragons and Bastille, the band is carving out their own sound. Having performed with Hozier, James Bay and Jack Garrett, the band says “Wherever we’ve performed this track, it has always received an amazing reaction from the crowd.” The upcoming EP was produced by Justin Broad who has worked with Jessie J and Corinne Bailey Rae. Check out the recent interview.
Kings favorite Step Rockets drops the new tracks which are coupled together You/ Bad Dreams. We first profiled Step Rockets and their debut track Kisser in 2013. The track immediately became an internet hit clocking over millions of streams. Giving the band plenty of interest among music labels, the band continued to stay course as a DIY indie band. Since then, they’ve continued to crank out infectious indie pop tunes. The band tells kings, “We’ve found it the most fulfilling as artists releasing music on our own”. Ironically, the Twin Cities band gets better with time. Give it a stream.
Brand new act My Ultra Violet is quickly rising up the ranks with their latest track Wilde As Me. Fronted by Dexy Valentine from Magic Wand, the new song references Oscar Wilde. The Los Angeles trio is venturing into the world of synths and dream pop but with choruses and verses that are digestible. Although the dream pop act aren’t breaking any new barriers, it doesn’t mean they can’t find a home. The previous released single Islands is pretty good as well. Give it a listen.
Denver based duo Lucy Daydream dropped their debut track A Feeling With A View. With a moody, creeping, intoxicating melody, the track sounds like a mainstream radio hit. Before crafting original songs in a basement studio, the indie pop duo began posting music covers. Ironically, Post Malone’s ‘Go Flex‘ which was one of their first covers clocked over 2 million YouTube streams. Give it a stream.
Alt-pop trio NONONO dropped the track Dancing (Mumbai Wedding) along with a music video. Still, my favorite recent release is Wasted. The Swedish act made some waves in 2014 with the release of Pumpin Blood that sold more than 2 million singles and landed them on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel, and a US tour supporting Twenty One Pilots and Foster the People. The Swedish act formed in Stockholm following Stina’s return from Brighton University in the UK where she had spent three years studying for a degree in psychology. She’d been signed by a label as a 17-year-old but had grown weary. “I had done two years of just writing with different producers and there was pressure to always be writing something that could be a hit and there were a lot of strict ways of how songs should sound. It took the fun out of it. It made me really sad and made me think I didn’t want to be a songwriter. But, these guys just encouraged creativity and for the songs not having to be a certain way – as long as you feel it and it feels good.” Give the new track a stream.