Category Archives: Artist to Watch

The Friday Five: New Bands That Rock

In the past, we’ve brought you new bands from across the pond, our favorite boy bands, and even our top favorite country artists. This week, we want to formally introduce you to five bands that rock!  All of these artists have a knack for writing a catchy rock song, with their own unique sound.

1 – Born Cages
We’ve featured this Brooklyn based band before and we’ve been lucky enough to see them play more than a few times. As we near the release of their next single, please enjoy one of our favorite songs from “The Sidelines EP“.

2 – New Hollow
This Ohio trio has worked their way into our playlists ever since the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam a few weekends ago. Catchy, grungy, perfect summer throwback sound – New Hollow has it all! Don’t miss these guys on tour this summer. Watch the official video for their single, “She Ain’t You” below.


3 – Action Item
Hailing from New Jersey, Action Item aren’t technically new, but that doesn’t stop them from rocking their way onto our Friday Five list! These guys are dropping a new single called “We’ll Be Fine” on June 24th and we can’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to. They’ll be on tour with MKTO all summer so be there or be square!


4 – The Strypes
The only band on this list from the UK, The Strypes are definitely ones to watch.  After a chance encounter with their name in an ad in Rolling Stone , we checked out their music and instantly knew these guys were on to something.  We love The Strypes cheeky lyrics on their debut album “Snapshot” and it’s about time the US has another proper British rock invasion!  Watch the official video for “What A Shame” below.

5 – Wild Party
One of the five finalists in this years iHeartRadio and Macy’s Rising Star Competition, Wild Party is definitely on the up and up. Their single “When I Get Older” sounds like Rooney and Phantom Planet – just what we need to blast in our car with the windows down and the sunroof open! Catch Wild Party at a free in-store performance at Macy’s in Northridge, CA on June 21st.

 

Be sure to follow Born Cages, New Hollow, The Strypes, Action Item, Wild Party, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite new artists!

 

Artist To Watch: Chris Lane

Rising country star Chris Lane‘s single “Broken Windshield View” was released this week and it’s already climbing up the iTunes charts!    Chris hails from North Carolina, and has opened for acts such as Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and Eli Young Band.   We’ve been on a a major country kick, so are excited to have some new music for our summer soundtrack! The song is a perfect summer jam, talking about living in the country, tearing up the dirt roads with your friends, and all the pretty girls you see on the weekends.  Check out the lyric video below!

Be sure to pickup a copy of “Broken Windshield View” on iTunes!  You can catch Chris Lane on the “This Is How We Roll” Tour this summer with Florida Georgia Line!  Visit IAmChrisLane.com to see how you can meet him on tour.

Chris Lane Summer 2014 Tour Dates
June 12th – Music Farm – Charleston, SC – Buy Tickets
June 13th – Lake Olmstead Stadium – Augusta, GA – Buy Tickets
June 13th – The Country Club – Augusta, GA – Details
June 14th – Riverwalk Stadium – Montgomery, AL – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Everbank Stadium  – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Park View Field – Fort Wayne, IN – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Rusty Spur – Fort Wayne, IN – Details
June 20th – Bowling Green Ballpark – Bowling Green, KY – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Mitchell Stadium – Bluefield, WV – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – McCormick Field – Asheville, NC – Buy Tickets
June 26th – Guitars Rock N’ Country Bar – Joplin, MO – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Nelson Park – Decatur, IL
July 5th – Maverick’s at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Hickory Hills Lake – Fort Loramie, OH – Buy Tickets
July 23rd – Loudon County Fair – Leesburg, VA – Buy Tickets
July 31st – Clearfield County Fair – Clearfield, PA – Buy Tickets
August 1st – Kokomo Performing Arts Center – Kokomo, IN – Buy Tickets
August 6th – Augusta County Fair – Fishersville, VA – Buy Tickets
August 9th – Backstage Bar & Grill – Evansville, IN – Buy Tickets
August 10th – New Albany Market Square – New Albany, OH
August 15th – Greene County Fair – Greeneville, TN – More Info
August 16th – Franklin County Fair – Courtland, VA – Buy Tickets
Sept. 5th – The Gin – Tifton, GA – Buy Tickets
Sept. 6th – Bluewater Bar & Grill – Valdosta, GA
Sept 11 – Washington County Fair – Abingdon, VA – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – Lincoln County Fair – Fayetteville, IN
Sept 19th – Kleman Plaza – Tallahassee, FL
October 4th – The Farm -Selma, NC – Buy Tickets
November 4th – THIS IS HOW WE CRUISE – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets

Be sure to follow Chris Lane & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Artist to Watch: New Hollow

We’ve been loving the resurgence of all things 90s, and Ohio-based pop rock band New Hollow clearly got the memo! These guys are bulldozing their way into the hearts of  America with their grunge rock throwback sound.

We caught New Hollow’s set at the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam last weekend at Jones Beach and they won us over immediately with their cover of “Rebel, Rebel”.  Their single, “She Ain’t You” harkens back to the alt-rock grunge days. They had us singing along by the end of the song and we’ve caught ourselves on more than one occasion humming it around the Secret Fangirls office! Hopefully they’ll come back and play in New York soon.

The band, made up of high school friends Evan West (19), Mookie Clouse (19), and Chad Blashford (18), recently signed with Epic Records – home to Karmin, Fifth Harmony, and The Fray!
New Hollow have been in the studio writing with Blues Traveler – how cool is that!?  We can’t wait for their album to come out!

Watch the official video for New Hollow’s “She Ain’t You” below!

Pick up a copy of “She Ain’t You” on iTunes and Amazon now.

Catch New Hollow live this summer!
June 6th – Shops at Mercato – Naples, FL – Details Here 
June 17th – TBD – Cupertino, CA – iTunes Showcase
June 26th – Canton Palace Theater – Canton, OH – Buy Tickets 
August 9th – Starlight Theater – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
August 16th – Fraze Pavillion – Kettering, OH – Buy Tickets
August 29th – Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
October 16th – TBD – Cincinnati, OH – Coming Soon

Be sure to follow New Hollow and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite artists!