Buzz Track: The Wars At Home
Carbon Tigers, is a four piece pop/rock band from Chicago, IL that has gained the attention of NYLON Magazine, Guitar World, Last.FM, AbsolutePunk, BrooklynVegan, and more. The band will perform upcoming festivals in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, and Ohio, as well as SXSW. The band has opened for Cold War Kids and Gold Motel and are currently working on a new EP. Upcoming SXSW dates can be viewed here.
A 7-year-old girl managed to absolutely wow the judges of “Norway’s Got Talent” during a recent audition where she sang Billy Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday.” “It was completely fantastic,” one judge said of Angelina Jordan’s performance, according to YouTube’s English subtitles.
“You sing fantastic and I got goosebumps from the very beginning,” echoed another.
In an interview with a Norwegian outlet, Jordan said she has been taken vocal lessons for four years and explained how she chose the song.
“The reason I chose this song is totally random,” she said, according to a Google Translation of an interview she did with TV2. “I love jazz, but ‘Gloomy Sunday’ was accidental.”
“Every time I sang it, I felt something special about it,” she added, “It’s hard to explain.”
Individuals who have seen her performance on YouTube also appear to think there is something special about the way the 7-year-old girl sings the song. “Magic,” commented one individual. “Was crying a minute into it,” said another.
Buzz Track: Keep on Movin’
EDM artist NOAH, hailing from NYC, caught fire after breaking onto the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts, and climbing to #12 on the U.K. Music Week Pop Charts. King’s favorite track includes “Keep On Movin” but we anticipate favorites emerging after collaborations with Producers in Wales, Tel Aviv, Canada and the U.S. NOAH is an artist to watch.
The DJ duo The Chain Smokers who could be the next LMFAO just signed to Universal Republic after a bidding war between Warner Bros., RCA, and others. The war was over the song #Selfie that hit 4 million views on YouTube. Their original tracks have all reached the Beatport top charts and their remixes hit #1 on the HypeM charts, all of which get hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud and posted on countless blogs. The single “#Selfie” has climbed into the iTunes singles Top 20. They are managed by Adam Alpert of the management company 4AM.
Kings favorite Maggie Chapman who we picked as a top 8 emerging artist has landed in the top 15 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Her latest was produced by GRAMMY® winning producer Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves) and she sparked the momentum with features and media support from outlets such as American Songwriter, Nylon Mag’s Daily Newsletter, Rolling Stone, USA Today and more. This past week, Daytrotter released a special acoustic studio session of Maggie Chapman available on their site. Check out Maggie’s full Kings artist profile.
Kings favorite Eddie Gomez has released a video for the song Monsters. He will perform tonight at The Hotel Café at 8pm in Los Angeles. Eddie’s debut EP titled “No,” was produced by Captain Cuts (Grouplove, Smallpools). His first single “Someday” generated a buzz and has been getting radio play here in the U.S. as well as in Europe, and beat out TV On The Radio’s “Mercy”, Haim’s “The Wire”, and The Vaccines’ “Melody Calling” for the number one song position on 96.3 K-TWIN. Check out Eddie Gomez Kings profile here.
Betty Who who we featured multiple times before signing with RCA has topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart this week with her track “Somebody Loves You” which will appear on her debut EP “The Movement”. Her EP will come out in April. Click on her Kings profile to view more information including past history.