Buzz Track: The Perfect Fight
Newly formed alt rock Swim. has emerged from the suburbs of NJ/PA. They take influences from Foo Fighters and Lifehouse creating their own vibe while remembering that hooks and choruses are important. The band has secured upcoming shows in the East.
Buzz Track: Fire Heart
Los Angeles based pop rock artist Chikk recently signed an exclusive co-publishing agreement with multi-platinum producers The Underdogs (Beyonce, Chris Brown) music publishing division. Her writing skills and vocals got her the attention which led to opportunities to write for various Disney and today’s up-and-coming artist. She will be releasing her EP shortly which will be available on iTunes.
Buzz Track: Karma’s Not Pretty
LA teen sensation, Temara Melek, is hotly tipped as the one to watch, with the release of her brand new single ‘Karma’s Not Pretty’- an infectious slice of teen pop/rock that packs a punch. It will be released in the UK. Temara co-wrote the single with ‘The Voice USA’ winner Cassadee Pope and was produced by the award-winning team, Stacy Jones and Mike Schmid. US magazine picked her as one of their Hot Hollywood Teens to keep your eye on this year. Alongside that she has been nominated for an Album of the Year award at the LA Music Awards.
Buzz Track: Oh So Quiet
Dear Boy hailing in Los Angeles wrote their debut EP in Vauxhall, London. The band worked with Chad Bamford (Spiritualized), and Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor, BRMC) and will release the EP on September 10th. The band will perform every Monday night residency at Bootleg in September. The track “Oh So Quiet” has recently received local show airplay on KROQ, Alt 98.7 and KCSN.
It’s been Miley Cyrus overload for the last two days. Business savvy execs claim press is better than no press. That means if one generates enough chatter it will correlate to more units sold. This old age philosophy is short-sighted as negative press will eventually trickle down and will effect the brand. You see this case scenario with big companies and artists are not an exception to the rule. Some have compared Miley’s MTV VMA performance to that of Madonna or Britney Spears back in the hey day. Sure, Madonna and Britney Spears “pushed the envelope” with music and performance. But is Miley Cyrus pushing the limits like her predecessors creating influence and innovation? To most, it seemed like a cheap after high school party. To others it was derivative stunt that revealed an artistically bankrupt music culture.
“Disgusting!” “Raunchy!” “Desperate!” So went the scathing reviews that poured in after once wholesome Disney star Miley Cyrus’ recent bizarre performance at the MTV Video Music Awards said Camille Paglia.
“the real scandal was how atrocious Cyrus’ performance was in artistic terms. She was clumsy, flat-footed and cringingly unsexy, an effect heightened by her manic grin she continued to say.
Buzz Track: The Weekend
Sean Kennedy is a pop/alternative singer, writer and music producer from Fort Collins, CO. His self-produced debut EP, due out this fall, is an eclectic set that is filled with addictive hooks and radio-ready choruses. Kennedy has started to receive airplay on Denver alternative station KTCL. Think Fun meets Owl City.
Kings favorite Radical Something released an acoustic video for “Feels Like Forever” a brand new song from their upcoming Album Ride It Out. The band also reached 50,000 Facebook fans. The new album will be self released on September 2nd and the new video for the single can be viewed here.
Kings favorite The Unlikely Candidates who we placed in our top 8 emerging spot is #45 on the alternative rock charts with their song Follow My Feet. The band recently signed to Atlantic and quickly went to radio. The band hails from Fort Worth, Texas and takes cues from the likes of The Strokes and The Beatles.