Singer-songwriter Fenne Lily recently published her newest track, “On Hold,” which will be part of her debut album dropping on April 6, 2018. The 20-year old Bristol, UK based artist garnered millions of streams on Spotify for “Top to Toe,”
New Zealand-based musician Marlon Williams knows the art of somber songwriting. His haunting songs feature bare instrumentation, far from gimmicks, and his characteristic deep voice. February 16, 2018 marked the release of his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, following his solo debut in 2015.
Australian trio Middle Kids received tons of recognition in late 2016 for their tracks “Edge of Town” and “You’re Love.” In 2017, Middle Kids garnered fans throughout the US for their heartfelt yet catchy compositions as they supported Cold War Kids on a nationwide tour and performed at SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Life is Beautiful.
Coachella wastes no time announcing this year’s talent for the 19th annual festival taking place on April 13-15 and 20-22. While taking a step back from classic rock headliners, festival organizers have curated a diverse selection of rappers, DJs, R&B musicians, and female-fronted acts catering towards younger festival attendees.
Boston Calling, a three-day festival hosted on Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston, MA, moves onto its 6th year this May 25-27th. As one of the premiere East Coast music festivals, Boston Calling features music, film, and comedy throughout the three days.
Festival organizers were on the clock over the holidays to finalize lineups for the 2018 festival season. Governors Ball, set in NYC this June 1-3, recently released their selection of artists for this year. Amongst the performers, notable acts include Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, N.E.R.D, Khalid, and many more totaling up to 65 artists.
Emancipator, moniker for electronic musician Doug Appling, recently released his newest album Baralku out on Loci Records. The Portland-based artist has been producing his iconic blend of classical and electronic arrangements for over a decade since his 2006 debut, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough.
LA-based producer Elohim joins Alison Wonderland on the road this fall for the remainder of the FMUOASL Tour. The artists have recently finished performing through the Midwest, Canada, and East Coast and will be tackling the West Coast in October with a stop at The Novo in Los Angeles on October 13, 2017.
Pompeya has been crafting groovy indie pop hits in Moscow, Russia since 2006. Though they’re located a continent away in colder lands, Pompeya's music is much more reminiscent of sunnier days and joyful times.
Holy Wars’ frontwoman Kat Leon has transformed personal tragedy into artistic creation. After the loss of both parents in 2015, grief engulfed Leon and she took time off from music to mourn. Months later, journal entries and snippets of melodies began to emerge through the healing process, and Leon began to write songs, only this time with bare emotions and upfront exteriors. Come 2017, the brew of saddness, isolation, life and death, and rebirth resulted in Holy Wars. Nick Perez, collaborator with Leon in their previous project Sad Robot, regrouped with Leon to act as Holy Wars' producer.
ZoukOut, Asia’s only dusk-to-down electronic festival, has vamped up it’s lineup leading up to the festival on December 8-9, 2017. Robin Schulz, Claptone, and Gui Boratto will be joining Flume and Marshmello on stage along with many others on stage at Siloso Beach in Singapore.
Treasure Island, about 4 miles from the coast of San Francisco, was blessed with sunny, clear skies last Saturday and Sunday for the 9th annual Treasure Island Music Festival. Hosted by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, two major concert production companies in the San Francisco bay area, Treasure Island showcased diverse genres of music, skillfully crafted art installations, craft food and vendors, and friendly attendees.