Jackson Guthy’s project North of Nine just released a new album called “IM@GINE” as a New Years present for eager fans. As Jackson wrote on Facebook, “This album brought me back to the beginning. Me at my piano making music I love.” The album is very much in Jackson’s style – think piano driven pop with some jazzy horns and funky beats alongside his unique, raspy vocals.
The album will be available on iTunes and Spotify January 8th but for now, you can listen to the entire collection of songs on SoundCloud below! Jackson also enlisted artists to design special album artwork to go along with each track. Learn more about each artist and the track that inspired them at NorthOfNine.com!
We’re off to the beach for a week and while we’ll never stop fangirling, we won’t be posting. Here are the songs we’ll be jamming to all week. Also, it’s Summer y’all! Go outside and enjoy!
1. Jake Miller – “Rumors”
We’d like to start some rumors with Jake! There isn’t one song we skip on this surprise EP, and we can probably sing the entire thing by heart already.
2. Austin Mahone – “Dirty Work”
Austin has been busy doing some dirty work for his Mahomies, and it’s worth it! Y’know this ain’t no 9-5, we’re going sundown to sunrise. Dirty Work!
3. North of Nine – “Better Off Together”
Jackson Guthy’s voice gets better every time we see North Of Nine live, and his band never fails to bring a grin to our faces during the set. We’ll ride or die with North Of Nine any day!!
4. Nathan Sykes – “Kiss Me Quick”
Nathan’s voice is what Bruno Mars would call “smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy!” This song will for sure be on full blast all Summer long.
5. MKTO – “Bad Girls”
We’re suckers for anything with a horn section and MKTO have that covered. They just dropped an EP with the same name.
North Of Nine announced a string of tour dates for this Summer, and fans were so eager for them, they crashed their entire website! You can see North of Nine Live at Aloft Hotels. We caught their NYC debut earlier this year, and we loved their energetic performance that brought their EP to life. Check out the dates below!
North Of Nine Summer Tour Dates
June 3rd – Aloft Hotels Live – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
June 11th – Aloft Hotels Live – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
June 17th – Aloft Hotels Live – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
June 18th – The Dow Event Center – Saginaw, MI – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Aloft Hotels Live – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Aloft Hotels Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Watch the lyric video for “Better Off Together” below and get a glimpse of the band’s life on the road. Pickup a copy of the “Alive” EP on iTunes now!
North of Nine just released the lyric video for “Better Off Together,” off their debut EP, “Alive.” Since making their debut at SXSW and in NYC earlier this year, the band has been busy hitting radio stations across the country in support of their EP. The video gives a glimpse into the band’s life on the road, and we love their handmade touches. Watch the video below!
North of Nine recently made their New York debut with an intimate showcase at Piano’s. The band played tracks off of their new EP, “Alive,” along with a solid cover of “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Highlights of the set included the band’s current single, “Can It Be You?” and a jazzy, piano driven track, “Alive,” that will hopefully make it to the album. We love North of Nine’s sound – pop rock that’s a little bit funky, infused with soulful keyboards. “Alive” is a perfect way to describe their energetic performance.
Lead singer Jackson Guthy was a solo artist before forming the band with friends from LA: Michael O’Grady (guitar), Edison Lo (bass), Nolan Frank (keyboards), and Rob Ketchum (drums). Each member of the band brings their own unique style. If you’re a fan of Jackson’s solo material (“Pretty Lady” was our JAM a couple of summers ago), you’ll love the rock-infused North of Nine.
Pickup a copy of the “Alive” EP on iTunes now and watch the video for “Can It Be You?” below. The single recently went to radio, and we’d love to see them charting north of #9 on the charts! The band, who is managed by Randy Jackson, made their debut at SXSW this year. They are definitely an artist to watch in 2015, and we can’t wait to hear more from this talented band.
South By South West (SXSW) is about to descend upon Austin, TX next weekend bringing musicians and industry tech heavy hitters to the city. Every year, SXSW is known to feature the best artists on the edge of breaking it big and also getting smaller artists some BIG exposure. SXSW Music runs from March 17th – March 22nd. Check out our Friday Five acts to check out at SXSW 2015! Visit SXSW.com for schedule info.
1. Born Cages
Indie rock outfit, Born Cages are currently playing their way to SXSW but once they get to Austin, Born Cages are set to play a showcase or two. Pre-order the debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or BornCages.com for exclusive pre-order bundles! You can also get “Rolling Down The Hill” for free on iTunes until March 17th.
2. North Of Nine
We’ve loved Jackson Guthy ever since we jammed to “Pretty Lady” on several stops of the Big Time Rush Tour. We love his new band, North of Nine, just as much. If you’re into fun pop-rock, this is the band to check out. They just released their debut EP, “Alive,” earlier this week! Watch the video for “Can It Be You?” below.
Pretty sure we don’t need to explain why you need to see Sam Hunt. Just throw on a clean t-shirt and a shot of cologne, and go.
4. Catfish and the Bottlemen
The British indie rockers just wrapped up a sold out tour across the US, and are about to embark on another sold out tour across the UK. We’re betting their SXSW showcase will be a hot ticket, too!
5. Wild Party
We’re suckers for clever pop songs, and Wild Party craft some seriously catchy tunes. They just wrapped a tour with band of the moment Catfish and the Bottlemen, and are about to join Meg Myers on a Spring tour. Pickup a copy of their debut album “Phantom Pop” on iTunes now!
Jackson Guthy and his band North Of Nine just announced the release of their debut EP, “Alive,” on March 10th. We’ve had their new single “Can It Be You?” on repeat and can’t wait to hear more!
The band are also playing a string of shows this Spring, including a show at SXSW. Check out the dates below!
North of Nine Tour Dates
March 5th – Mrs. Fish – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
March 11th – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
March 21st – SXSW @ Chuggin’ Monkey- Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 28th – Live @ The Vineyard – Napa Valley, CA – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Taste of Ft. Collins – Fort Collins, CO – Buy Tickets
Pick up a copy of North Of Nine’s debut single “Can It Be You?” on iTunes or Amazon now.
North Of Nine just released the official video for their new single, “Can It Be You?” and it’s on fire. Literally. See what happens when band members Jackson Guthy (lead vocals), Rob Ketchum (drums), Michael O’Grady (guitar), Edison Lo (bass), and Nolan Frank (keyboards) check into a hospital with broken hearts. Watch the video below!
North of Nine, led by frontman Jackson Guthy, just released their new single “Can It Be You?” and we already have it on repeat. You’ve probably caught yourself rocking out to Jackson Guthy’s set on tour – he’s opened for Big Time Rush, 5SOS, Fifth Harmony, and more. His new band, North of Nine, has his signature pop sound. We’re getting major Maroon 5 “Songs About Jane” vibes from this track. Watch the lyric video below!
You can pickup a copy of “Can It Be You?” on iTunes now!
It’s been a long week, feels like two. Here’s what we’ve been listening to!
1. “Single For The Summer” – Sam Hunt
Blame it on the fact that we’re seeing Sam Hunt again in 5 days (!!!!!) but we can’t get this song out of our head. The track is off of Sam’s debut album, “Montevallo,” which if you don’t already have you need. Go to iTunes.
2. “Ray Bans” – The Railers
We’ve basically been singing this nonstop since seeing The Railers again on the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour a couple of weeks ago. You can get it on “The Geraldine Sessions” EP.
3. “Tip Toeing In My Jawdins” – RiFF RAFF
File this one under stuff we didn’t mean to like, but accidentally do. The song has a catchy chorus, and is also a great anthem against haterz. The iconic video was released this week, even shouted out by Austin Mahone. Seriously, if you don’t love JODi HiGHROLLER, you can sleep outside in a non-Versace sleeping bag.
4. “We Ride” – North Of Nine
Fnagirl favorite North Of Nine kept it pretty simple with the official video for their debut single “We Ride,” featuring the band in performance shots.
5. “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon
The insanely catchy first single off the bands’ brand new album “Talking Is Hard” (out 12/2) has a very 80s themed video that we love! Bet you can’t shut up and dance while the band are showing off their goofy dance moves.