Kings favorite Bad Suns who we listed as a top 8 emerging artist and a ‘band to watch’ have signed with Vagrant. The band made a name for themselves when their single Cardiac Arrest was spun on Kat Corbett’s KROQ locals only show. They finished multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines. Bad Suns are performing regional dates with the band Geographer.
Buzz Track: Dancing With The Lights Out
EDM act Roxxpin just released a song Dancing With The Lights Out that will appear in the upcoming motion picture, ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. The single comes off their forthcoming album I’m A Party Baby. The single is catchy with a radio ready hook combining elements of top 40 pop.
Buzz Track: Jennie
Formed in Stockholm, Cape Lion consists of producers/songwriters Carl-Johan Sevedag and Martin Wiklundg. The brand new act are already picking up a great deal of attention in North America and Europe. Both BBC and Japan’s prime radio station J-Wave picked up the track “Jennie”. This is a band to watch.
A Kings band to watch, American Authors is sitting at #15 on America’s Hot AC Chart with the song Best Day of My Life. The song was also featured in a Lowe’s television advertisement in the US, and a Hyundai television advertisement in the UK. The band is currently on tour and dates can be viewed here.
Buzz Track: Buried in the Murder
Kings ultimate favorite The Lonely Wild has released a video for the track Buried in the Murder. Picking up solid momentum from their critically acclaimed debut EP, Dead End, The Lonely Wild quickly made a name for themselves in and around greater LA opening for John Doe, Damien Rice, and The Elected. The band released the album via their own Ursa Major Recordings.
WRINGS is an American alternative pop/rock band formed in Sacramento, California . Their music is a melancholic blend of alternative rock and electro-pop with influences ranging from Coldplay to Muse. They have opened for notable acts including Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities, The Neighbourhood, and AWOLNATION. The band just released a 6 song EP titled “Phases” and it has already started gaining attention. The Single “Before I Went Away” debuted on Sacramento’s longest running local music show 98 Rock’s (98.5) Local Licks. Check out the track Before I Went Away.
Buzz Track: Chase The Sun
Fridge Magnets have become Scotland’s buzz band. They supported Calvin Harris at The Coronet Theatre in London and recently headlined ‘Club Sold Out NME’s Halloween Ball’. Also, winners of the ‘Best Electronic Band’ at the Electronic Music Maker Awards and ‘Best Electronic Act’ at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards both in 2012. This is a band to watch.
Lady Gaga and her loyal manager Troy Carter are over. The reason is “creative differences.” Carter literally created Gaga’s career in 2007, got her a multi zillion dollar deal at Interscope, and helped hatch her from that egg she appears in. I am told by friends that Carter was cut out of the ARTPop album campaign. and that Gaga has refused advice. “She doesn’t take direction anymore,” a source told me.
This all culminated in last night’s train wreck of an appearance at the YouTube Awards. Millions of people tuned out as Gaga appeared in darkness singing a terrible ballad called “Dope.” It’s one of three songs on ARTPop with references to drugs, not smart for her young audience. As well, Gaga apparently left a couple of what I’m told were “great” songs off ARTPop that could have been hits. (One of them was a song I featured here a few months ago, a duet with Cher.)
But this is what happens when a “star” believes they are too big to take guidance. What a shame. Carter manages John Legend and other artists, so he will be fine. Gaga, however, has problems on the horizon. Last night’s outing was a nightmare. She cried and carried on, and even her most fanatic fans didn’t know what was going on. “ARTPop” is released in one week– November 11th. It’s had a flurry of leaked singles but no focus or direction. Remember how clear the “Born this Way” campaign was? “ARTPop” is all over the place. And that may be reflected in its initial sales. (Showbiz411)