It’s been nearly two years since our friends in Shiffley dropped new tunes but they’re back with a new track “RI₵H KIDS!” The new song brings their signature synth pop sweetness but if you dig deeper, it grapples with feelings of social inadequacy and despair built into a broken system.
We hopped on a virtual hangout to chat about the new song, their quarantine activities, and what’s on the horizon for the band in the coming year. Watch our interview with singer/songwriter Alex Gaines and drummer Bryan Contreras below!
Be sure to stream “RI₵H KIDS” on your favorite music platform now.
You can usually tell how far an artist is going to make it based on the crowd’s reaction. After seeing Kid Quill on his first headlining tour, we know he’s on his way to the top. The crowd was hype from the minute he walked on the stage until the last encore, enthusiastically singing, jumping, and dancing along the entire show. Kid Quill’s gone from “the opener,” on tour with artists like Bryce Vine, to headlining his own “Meet Me at Sunset” Tour across the US.
The tour was in support of his latest album, “Sunset Diner,” which draws inspiration from music of the 70s and 80s combined with his modern hip-hop sound.
We caught up with Kid Quill before the last night of tour at Mercury Lounge in NYC. Watch our interview and learn about his favorite part of touring, what’s coming next, and his go-to diner meal.
MAX and Quinn XCII’s hit “Love Me Less” has been part of the soundtrack of the Summer of 2019. The track has been climbing the charts with its relatable lyrics and catchy melody. We love each of their unique sounds, and having them together made for one of our favorite collabs this year.
The duo teamed up to perform together at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open in NYC, with an energetic performance on court that had the whole stadium rocking. Can we just say that we’d love to see these two go on tour together?
Watch our interview with MAX and Quinn XCII and find out who they’d fangirl over, what’s coming up next, and why you should listen to “Love Me Less.”
Pick up a copy or stream “Love Me Less” on your favorite platform here!
We started calling Austin Mahone the one man boyband years ago, and we still stand by it. The man has a harmonious voice and the smooth dance moves to match. He just released a new single, “Dancing With Nobody,” and has been working on an album set to drop next year.
Austin performed the new single for the first time at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in NYC, showing off his dance skills and his beautiful voice. It wasn’t Austin’s first time at AAKD – he was featured back in 2013, too!
We chatted with Austin before the show, and even got him to sing and dance a little. Watch our interview and hear about his ultimate fangirl moment!
Pick up a copy or stream “Dancing With Nobody” on your favorite platform here!
Ava Max is on her way to being the next big pop star. She has a knack for crafting catchy, infectious songs you just can’t get out of your head in the best way. Her single “Sweet But Psycho” put her on the map and every track she’s released just makes you want to dance along!
Ava kicked off a busy weekend with a performance at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, where she sang “So Am I” on court. Next up she’ll be performing at the MTV VMA Pre-show!
We chatted with Ava at AAKD about her new single “Torn,” who she’d love to collab with, and what fans can look forward to coming soon! Watch our interview below and find out.
Pick up a copy or stream “Torn” on your favorite platform here!
JAGMAC were named one of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing artists in 2018 and they are certainly living up to the name! The group of six siblings, who got their name from their first initials, can sing, dance, choreograph, and play instruments. They also each have black belts in Tae Kwon Do! You may have caught them on tour with In Real Life. They recently dropped a fun Summer track called “Like A Band,” and are gearing up for some headlining shows later this year.
JAGMAC performed at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day this weekend in NYC on both the Festival Stage on the grounds and inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. They got the day off to a fun start with their high energy performance and definitely brought life to the party! We love the throwback to Aqua’s hit 90s song “Barbie Girl” in “Like A Band.”
We chatted with JAGMAC before the show and talked music, Power Rangers, fans, and more. Watch our interview with Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa, and CJ below!
Get ready because JD McCrary is about to take over the music world. The triple threat (he can sing, dance, and act!) dropped his debut EP, “Shine,” earlier this year and was the voice of Young Simba in the new “The Lion King” movie. He’s also been a part of tracks with Childish Gambino and Jon Bellion, and he stars on “The Paynes” on The Oprah Network.
Did we mention JD is only 12-years-old? He was the youngest artist ever signed to Disney’s Hollywood Records. We can’t wait to see what he does next!
JD was tapped to co-host Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (make that a quadruple threat?) in NYC alongside Radio Disney’s Morgan Tompkins and Meg Donnelly.
We spoke with JD before AAKD about what’s coming next, who else he’d love to collaborate with, and the time he met Beyonce. Watch our interview below!
Bryce Vine is ready to take over your playlists, if he hasn’t already. His latest single “Drew Barrymore,” was a breakthrough hit and 2019 is shaping up to be an even biger year for Bryce. He’s in the midst of his first ever ehadlining tour, playing sold out venues across the country through March. He’s also gearing up to drop his first full length album, “Carnival,” later this year. We love his laid back hip-hop sound, which Bryce describes as “if Outkast and Blink-182 got drunk with Gorillaz and started playing music together.”
We caught up with Bryce before his first show of the tour at Gramercy Theatre in NYC. Watch our interview and find out what fans can expect from the tour, who he’d totally fangirl over, and what’s next in 2019.
You can catch Bryce on tour through March. Check out the dates here and get your tickets quick!
YUNGBLUD wanted to write an album that connects people in the community that he’s building with the music and art and that’s exactly what he did with his debut album “21st Century Liability.” Dominic Harrison spent the Summer building his family on the final Vans Warped Tour 2018 before hitting his headline tour this Fall to sold out venues across the United States. His music is politically charged, emotional, and exactly what the music industry is missing. “21st Century Liability” tackles everything from anxiety and depression, to assault, to not being taken seriously by the older generation.
We caught up with YUNGBLUD at his sold out headlining show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY. We talked about meeting his idol at Cal Jam, what his pre-show rituals are, and his latest single, “Kill Somebody.” Watch our interview below and get to know YUNGBLUD!
PUBLIC is a pop trio from Cincinatti, OH. You might have caught them on tour opening for Jesse McCartney’s “Better With You Tour” all Summer long. They’ve also played shows with Twenty One Pilots, AJR, and WALK THE MOON. John, Matt, and Ben create infectious pop music and put on a high-energy show that can’t be missed. They just dropped the video for their new single, “One That I Want,” and are set to take over your hearts and your playlists.
We caught up with PUBLIC before their headlining show at Mercury Lounge in NYC and learned more about their new video, who they’d fangirl over and more. Watch our interview and get to know more about PUBLIC, your new favorite band!
Pick up a copy of “One That I Want” on iTunes now.