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“Five people that get along who want to be there and want to play music together and be in the same room together, that’s a feat within itself. A band of brothers. It’s working for us so far,” Brian Kesley said.
James Bay started writing songs when he was just a teenager, all of which were based on his own life. Now at 22, he’s still writing about himself, but admits it’s gotten harder over the years to lay it all on the line.
In the Valley Below members Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob both want to make music they like listening to. And what they both like listening to is power ballads and Phil Collins.
Croll grew up and still lives in Liverpool, home to a little band called the Beatles. And as one might expect, it’s a hard act to follow, but it doesn’t weigh on Croll. It just makes him work harder.
Chloe Chaidez, the frontwoman for the L.A. band, grew up listening to punk rock and classic rock but when it came to her own direction she went in her own synth-heavy direction. Just don’t call them an Eighties band.
Three and a half years ago, Kodaline decided they would never again write a song that was just for fun. The Irish band wanted to keep things honest and the change seems to be paying off.
Back in their home country of England, London Grammar is already a sensation, but as they make their way across the States for the first time, they hope to win over the American public.
Though HAIM shy away from calling themselves role models, they hope they encourage some other little girls to go out and rock. Preferably sisters.
Liv Nervo will tell you that her and her twin sister, Mim–better known as the DJ duo NERVO–are not pop stars, but she may be in a bit of denial.
June has a taste for vintage music. Her favorite being that of which was recorded in the 1920s and ’30s, something the Tennessee native attributes to growing up in a church that featured a lot of music.
The Kopecky Family Band’s “Heartbeat” is one of those songs that is one perfect placement away from turning them into a creeper success band, like the Lumineers or Imagine Dragons. You know the type, that six months later you can’t escape because it was just so damn catchy.
“I try to be as honest as I can possibly be when I’m writing a song. I think that’s what the listener wants: total vulnerability from a writer,” he said.
Listen closely to the duo and you might hear a bit of early ’90s R&B or hip-hop. Pay even closer attention and you’ll detect a little Enya.
About thirty seconds into her debut single, “She,” Laura Mvula introduces a choir. And the vocal arrangement is like the sun coming out. It’s reminiscent of what the Beach Boys did, but filtered by way […]
Some artists are discovered in back room deals by industry insiders who package them and turn them into a commodity that the iTunes buying public can stomach. And some artists, like Manchester’s blue-eyed soulful son […]
He’s an old blues soul buried in the body of a young British man. He wears a planters hat – a gift from his sister – and overcoat everywhere he goes, evoking images a certain […]
The story of an indie band who changed their name, their sound, their homebase and ended up on the final “Twilight” soundtrack.