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YUNGBLUD Releases Debut Album “21st Century Liability”

Dominic Harrison, professionally known as YUNGBLUD is coming out of the gates swinging with infectious poppy melodies and hip hop beats contrasting with dark angsty lyrics on his first full length album.  He’s had major success with tracks like “I Love You, Will Ya Marry Me” which documents the tragic love story of a man who proposed to his girlfriend with graffiti on Sheffield’s Park Hill bridge.  YUNGBLUD also has two tracks, “Falling Skies” and “Tin Pan Boy” featured on the 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 soundtrack.

With a debut album just released through Locomotion/Geffen Records, massive crowds at the final cross country 2018 Vans Warped Tour, and word of mouth praise from every corner of the globe, YUNGBLUD is destined to be a star with a great career on the very near horizon.

While the album has radio friendly bouncey pop tracks like “Die For The Hype,” YUNGBLUD’s wide range of influences are apparent through the entire album with few tracks sounding the same.  He uses this to his advantage and created his own brand of genre bending tracks including the album title track, “21st Century Liability” which draws influence from early 90s hip hop drum loops, crunchy grunge rock guitars, and enough angst to power a whole city.

YUNGBLUD just dropped a music video for his latest single, “Medication” directed by Adam Powell and takes a wild medicated trip.  Watch the video below!

If you missed YUNGBLUD playing Vans Warped Tour, you have another chance!  He’ll be hopping back on Warped Tour from July 26th – 31st.  He’s also hitting a whole bunch of cities for the “21st Century Liability Tour” throughout the US including a stop in NYC.  Check out all of the dates HERE!

Grab a copy of “21st century liability” on iTunes and Amazon or stream it on Spotify!
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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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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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Artist To Watch: THE FAIM

The FAIM are taking the midland line all the way from Australia to steal every spot on your playlist in 2018.   Aptly described by Rock Sound Magazine as “coated in glorious sunshine,” the band’s latest track, “Midland Line” features a gold hued video to certify their Summer bop status.  The FAIM is comprised of lead singer Josh Raven, lead guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Bono, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, and drummer/percussionist Sean Tighe.  The Faim’s first single, “Saints And Sinners” has a dark glam rock heavy twist while their latest two track, “Midland Line” and “Summer Is A Curse” are significantly lighter and brighter while still packing a punch.

Watch the official video for “Midland Line” below!

Starting Saturday April 21st, The FAIM are heading home to Australia to kick off a round of tour dates with Sleeping With Sirens and a few special dates with Tyler Posey’s latest project, PVMNTS, as well as playing some massive festival dates in Europe like the famed Download Festival, Reading and Leeds, and Slam Dunk!  Check out all of The FAIM’S tour dates below.

The FAIM 2018 Tour Dates
May 17th – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells, UK – Buy Tickets
May 17th – 19th – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK – Buy Tickets
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 – Buy Tickets 
June 2nd – Camden Rocks Festival – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
June 9th – Download Festival – Leicestershire, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 24th – Reading Festival – Reading, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

Grab a copy of “Midland Line” now on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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Parker Matthews Releases “Hit and Run”

Parker Matthews is a rising young artist you’ll want to keep tabs on in 2018! The Pittsburgh native is a pop superstar in the making. Parker got his first taste of how deeply music can affect a person while watching Whitney Houston’s breathtaking GRAMMY Performance when he was growing up, inspiring him to follow a path in music.

Parker has partnered with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as an advocate for anti-bullying, and is active with several LGBTQ+ organizations to share a message of hope and spread positivity.  Parker says, “I want to really help people realize that it does get better. You as a person have the power to change your life, to choose to be happy, and to make the right choice on what path to lead.”

Parker Matthews’ brand new single “Hit And Run” is about a fling that has potential to become something much more serious.  Parker’s positive attitude shines through the song and gives the listener hope that it actually could work out!

Listen to “Hit And Run” on SoundCloud below.

Grab a copy of “Hit And Run” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Artist To Watch: Rayvon Owen

Rayvon Owen is pop’s newest It Boy for 2018 and rightfully so! His upbeat introspective tracks are a fresh take on life and love with his smooth vocals adding the true shimmer on everything he does.

Rayvon’s latest track, “Gold,” is about that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you first start to fall in love with someone. When asked about the track and his future EP,  Rayvon says “What better feeling do you have? Falling in love is such a beautiful thing. I love singing about love in general — the good and the bad — I write sad songs too, which will be on the future project too. You’ll kind of see the whole gamut. But in that moment, we were feeling good and thankful.”

Not only is Rayvon a pop superstar in the making, he’s also extremely active within the LGBTQ+ community, partnering with the Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, and the POINT Foundation.  “I was so afraid, being from the South and being black and coming from a more conservative area and growing up in an environment that is not very conducive to being gay or even questioning your sexuality,” Rayvon adds.  When he came out and shared the news with his fans, he said they were influential in helping in him realize he made the right decision, “I would get a message from someone who would say this helped me come out to my parents, or saved me from taking my life. And it’s just like- ok, this is worth it.”

You’ll be hearing a lot from Rayvon in the coming months as he puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming project which he says will put a lot of himself on display and let the listeners get to know him as a person and artist.  “People go through a lot every day and I think you can get really down when you’re only hearing negative things about what people are saying about you, or what people are doing to you. I think that the best thing you can do is to be yourself and I hope that people find that message through my music,” he says.

Listen to “Gold”  on SoundCloud below!

Grab a copy of “Gold” on iTunes and Amazon now.

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