LOOTE Play Hometown Show on Eric Nam’s North American Tour

NYC based pop duo LOOTE (Jackson Foote and Emma Lov) played to a hometown crowd at Irving Plaza on night one of two NYC stopes for Eric Nam’s North American tour!  Jackson and Emma are on their way to big big things with pure pop tunes that get stuck in your head for days and on stage energy that will bring down any house they play in.

Kicking off their set with “Longer Than I Thought” sans Joe Jonas and punching it into overdrive with every song after that, LOOTE are proving to be more than just an opening act.  They know how to get a crowd pumped up and singing along whether the fans are there for them or not.

Before singing “No Promises”, a smash hit co-written by LOOTE and LAUV, made famous by Demi Lovato and Cheat Codes, Emma quipped about wishing Demi were present to help sing.  Emma is a powerhouse vocalist in her own right and she proves it with grace and raw emotion.  Not only can Emma sing like an angel and write insanely catchy tunes, she knows how to shred!

Jackson and  Emma’s songwriting chemistry is the most pure we’ve seen in a long time.  They aren’t afraid to jab at each other’s personal lives for some of the best songs the radio hasn’t heard yet! “IDK Single” is a new track from their debut EP about getting out of a long term relationship and totally forgetting how to be single.

Closing the set with “Your Side Of The Bed,” LOOTE truly showed their artistry and left everything on the Irving Plaza stage.  Their incredibly fun live show made us even more excited for Summer and what’s next for LOOTE!

If you can’t wait for more LOOTE, catch them at Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach this August!  Get to know Jackson and Emma better in our interview.

Pick up a copy of their debut EP, Single, on iTunes or Amazon or stream it on Spotify now.

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Album Preview: Homesafe – “One”

Homesafe are Pure Noise Records’ latest hot ticket band to watch in 2018.  You probably caught them when they opened for Free Throw or Boston Manor this past Spring or on Slam Dunk this past May but Homesafe are breaking out on their own. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago and comprised of Ryan Rumchaks (bassist, Knuckle Puck), Tyler Albertson, Emanuel Duran, and Joe Colseby, Homesafe are dropping their new full length album, “One,” on June 29th through Pure Noise Records.

Every song on this album is a banger drawing inspiration from their 90s forefathers while managing to keep their sound fresh and relevant.  You’ll want to blast this record as loud as you possibly can while racing down the highway with all the windows down.  It’s THAT good!
The first singles, “Stay Away,” “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams,” and “Run” are early indicators of just how good this band is.  Homesafe are bringing back the fuzzy grunge sounds made famous by Queens Of The Stone Age and Foo Fighters, “One” is an album of epic proportions.
Stand out tracks like  “Say Something” and “Time Ain’t Free” are driving forces on the album bringing us to the album closer, “fin.”  This is one of the best, if not the best album closers we have ever heard. “fin” is a bittersweet instrumental piano track.  This is one of the best, if  not the best album closers we have heard in a very very long time.
Watch the official video for “Stay Away” below.

Pre-order your copy of “One” on iTunes and Amazon!
Catch Homesafe on their headlining Summer tour with Hot Mulligan and Jetty Bones.  Check out all the dates and grab your tickets HERE!
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MILKK Release Sophomore EP, “If You’re Reading This, I Love You”

MILKK are a Nashville, TN based alt-pop trio dropping their sophomore EP titled “If You’re Reading This, I Love You.”   Hand picked to open for one of our former Artist To Watch artists, The Stolen on their upcoming US tour, MILKK will be your new favorite band very very soon.

“IYRTILY” is only four songs but make no mistake – those four tracks are jam packed with silky synths, smooth vocals, and grooves that you’ll want to play on repeat forever.  It’s hard to pick a favorite because each song has such a different mood but they effortlessly melt together to make one solid EP.  “I Hate This Song” takes a hard left mid song bringing in some dark heavy fuzz but the effortless switch is exactly what made us fall in love with this band.

Sophomore slump, who?  MILKK are at the top of their class with the new EP.

Watch MILKK’s debut music video for “Leaving” below!

MILKK’s new EP “If You’re Reading This, I Love You” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.  Grab a copy so you can sing along on tour!

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Layover Return With “Your Laughter Never Leaves”

Despite only having 5 tracks, Layover returns after a 2 year hiatus with a brand new EP beckoning back to the golden era of emo pop punk. The bands’ first EP since they announced an extended break in 2016, “Your Laughter Never Leaves” has Layover playing with a renewed energy and a band that’s matured both sonically and personally.

“YLNL” is filled with equal parts of wit and grit addressing a wide range of topics such as mental health and loss, sensitively and sincerely.  When asked about the new tracks, vocalist Luke Rainsford said, “We are bringing a sound that is predominantly based within the American market. Our honesty and intense live shows bring a refreshing atmosphere that we feel sets us apart, but ultimately we are just 4 close friends trying to share our music.”  

Watch the official video for “Slumber” below.

Listen to the EP on Spotify and grab a copy on iTunes and Amazon now!

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Sam Setton Releases “Santiago”

Our most recent Artist To Watch, Sam Setton just dropped his brand new single “Santiago” about a girl he met down in Chile while he was on a trip to Chile to connect with his mother’s home country and culture.

“Santiago” is the most meaningful song I’ve ever written. Although modern sounding, “Santiago” is actually a song 6 years in the making. It’s the story of an ongoing relationship I have with a girl I met while visiting Santiago, Chile 6 years ago. I had initially gone to Santiago to see family and learn about the culture and country my mother grew up in, but I ended up starting a friendship and falling in love with this amazing woman.”

“Over the course of the next 4 years we exchanged drunken texts and voicemails, knowing we couldn’t be together because of logistics, but still showing our love for each other. When I finally sat down to write the song, I found some voice notes we had exchanged, and it really brought me back to that time with her. I was overcome with emotion and wrote the song in a few days. It is for this reason you hear that very voicemail sampled throughout the song.”

Listen to Sam’s new song “Santiago” on Spotify below!

Grab a copy of “Santiago” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along at his upcoming show on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn with Des Rocs! Grab your tickets HERE.

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Artist To Watch: Sam Setton

Sam Setton is New York’s newest face in music.  His dreamy pop sound is exactly what we need on our Summer playlist.  A self taught singer-songwriter with influences ranging from pop to hip-hop to electronic, Sam is blending the best of every genre to create his own unique sound.  We love his smooth vocals and lyrics.

After releasing his debut EP last Summer to rave reviews, Sam is gearing up to have another Summer filled with new music!  His new single “Santiago” is dropping next week and you can see Sam live on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn.  Tickets are on sale now!

While we wait for new music, watch Sam’s music video for “My City” below!

You can pre-save Sam Setton’s new single “Santiago” on Spotify and pre-order your copy on iTunes or Amazon now.

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The Faim Release New Single “Summer Is A Curse”

Just in time for Summer, Australia’s latest export, The Faim, dropped a brand new track called “Summer Is A Curse.”  Co-written by Ashton Irwin from 5SOS, the new track is a sweeping emotional hit. When asked about the new song, “‘Summer Is a Curse’ is about taking the leap into a make or break situation that could grow into the beginning of a new era, or cause the end of what could’ve been. It’s about the paths that we take, the dreams that we have, and the things we leave behind to reach them.”

This is just the beginning for The Faim.  They’ve teamed up with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, TwentyOne Pilots’ Josh Dun, as well as legendary producer John Feldmann for their highly anticipated album!

The Faim just announced a string of tour dates with PVRIS in Australia in addition to dates with PVMNTS and The Dangerous Summer.  Check out the tour dates below and grab your tickets HERE before they sell out!

THE FAIM 2018 Tour Dates 
May 21st – The Dome – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 22nd – Key Club – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Night People – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK – Buy Tickets
May 25th – Stereo – Glasgow, UK – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
May 27th – Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 28th – Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 31st – The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK – SOLD OUT
June 2nd – Camden Rocks Festival – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
June 9th – Download Festival – Leicestershire, UK – Buy Tickets
June 13th – The Gov – Adelaide, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 15th – Metro Theatre – Sydney, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 16th – Triffid – Brisbane, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 17th – 170 Russel – Melbourne, AUS – Buy Tickets
Aug 24th – Reading Festival – Reading, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

Listen to “Summer Is A Curse” below!

Grab a copy on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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