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.
Buzz Track: 12 Steps
Johnathan Celestin has become a Kings favorite. His voice alone puts him in Grammy category. The video for the track 12 Steps has garnered over hundreds of thousands YouTube views, and his album ‘And then the Rolling Stone Fell in Love’ was recently featured on the national television network, The CW as one of the best undiscovered sounds for 2013.
Buzz Track: A Ballad From Hell
After wrapping a summer tour, Those Mockingbirds a Kings favorite are playing Mercury Lounge on Wednesday Aug 28. The band will be heading out on the road again in early October in support of the first single from their upcoming LP. Check out the track A Ballad From Hell.
Buzz Track: Wondering
Most haven’t heard of pop singer Ivelin but she has been creating some chatter in the UK. She was previously signed to Universal and won several vocal competitions. Her new track ‘Wondering’ was just nominated for UKSC 2013 Best Pop Written Song and will appear on the upcoming EP. Ivelin had NME mentions and is booked to feature on several tracks produced by well-established production houses in London UK.
Buzz Track: North Hills
Pittsburgh, PA indie band BadBoxes just released a video for their single JSMN. They just performed at The Knitting Factory and will release official remixes for Robert DeLonge, The Hush Sound, and more.
Katy & Gaga. The most anticipated music releases of the year. Both camps are following the chart race closely as a #1 album creates good press.
Katy’s track is cracking along toward 450,000 downloads by the end of the week, while Gaga’s is estimated to sell between 200,000 to 250,000, according to Billboard.
Though 200,000-plus is still impressive for first-week downloads, that figure pales in comparison to Gaga’s 2011 single ‘Born This Way,’ which notched a staggering 448,000 downloads after only three days on sale, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Gaga and Katy weren’t even planning on debuting their singles in the same week, but that changed when Gaga suffered an unexpected problem.
The singer slated Applause for an Aug. 19 release but changed it to Aug. 13 because of leaks on Saturday, according to The Week.
Roar also leaked on Saturday, though that didn’t shift Katy’s Aug. 12 release.(Daily Mail)
Although many of the predominant emo and pop punk bands have disbanded, Green Light Theory are keeping it alive. You’ll feel a bit nostalgic of the music from the early 2000′s when you hear their sound. They are four musicians ranging from Hawaii, New York, and California. They have upcoming shows at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles on August 29th and Amplyfi on September 21st. Check out the track Who’s Lost & Found Now?
Buzz Track: It Only Takes A Minute
Since the last time Kings profiled Bess she co-wrote a new track with David Schuler(P!nk, Jon Legend) for a Global Campaign in support of The Jam School Program in their fight against childhood obesity. The song was released today on iTunes. The song will air in Atlanta power 96.1 where she is a guest host on the August 20th.