Breaking Down3:13Named one of Total Guitar's: Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018, Australia’s roots rock artist, Hamish Anderson is teeing up his new album, Out of My Head, for 2019. Hamish released his critically acclaimed debut album, Trouble in 2016. His single, “U” was featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic (2017) and was profiled on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation along with the entire album, Trouble (2018). His recent single, “Breaking Down”, was released on All Things Go where they stated: "the young artist clearly knows the path from nostalgia to the future.” He will be appearing at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN in May 2019, opening for Gary Clark Jr in Australia and touring Europe in late September 2019.
You're Better Than Ever3:12Despite the pluralized nom de guerre, illuminati hotties is the creative outlet of Sarah Tudzin - a producer, engineer, and burrito aficionado hailing from the sprawl of Los Angeles. Armed with bright white shortveralls and a rotating line-up of Sarah’s bffs, illuminati hotties has been lighting up stages across SoCal since Fall 2016 with playfully interweaving guitar lines, relentless rhythmic momentum, and strikingly self-aware vocals. Lauded as local “tenderpunk pioneers,” illuminati hotties has perfected the blend of sweetness and ferocity, of celebration and despondency, in their soon-to-be released debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies.
Low Cut Connie
Revolution Rock n Roll3:09Since Low Cut Connie's debut record Get Out the Lotion (NPR’s Fresh Air Top 10 albums of 2011), they’ve firmly established their reputation as one of the most exciting live shows in the US. To kick off 2019, the band was featured in the print edition of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Year In Music.” As part of their famed First Listen series, NPR Music said, "Across five albums of piano-driven rock and soul, Low Cut Connie has proven masterfully fluent in the foundational languages of Western pop.... The blood that pumps through the Philadelphia band's work comes from a place that's fresh, original, and truly pledged to rock and roll." With more than 120 shows per year, including stops at festivals like Bonnaroo, Bottle Rock, Rock The Garden, Pickathon, Newport Folk Festival and more, Adam Weiner and his punky little band from South Philadelphia continue to dig in their corner of the sandbox.
Escape4:22Los Angeles, CA based trio Nightmare Air emit swaths of analog synth transmissions punctuated by distorted guitars before succumbing to hummable hooks befitting of the big screen. Touring machines Dave, Swaan and Jimmy held court in venues across the globe with energetic massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals supporting critically acclaimed debut, ‘High In The Lasers’. They've logged countless miles alongside bands such as The Kills, The Cult, The Dandy Warhols, and spent the entirety of 2018 bouncing around the globe twice over, supporting genre defining pioneer and legend Gary Numan, supporting the band's latest release ‘Fade Out’.
Nothing But Thieves
Amsterdam4:32Hailing from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England, Nothing But Thieves make passionate guitar-based rock that balances indie rock artfulness with a pop sensibility. Formed in 2012, Nothing But Thieves feature singer Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price.
Lois Lane3:23Porcelan is a Memphis-made recording artist and songwriter on the rise, and is the first artist released under Made In Memphis Entertainment. Her single “Lois Lane” is currently #25 on Urban A/C Billboard Charts.
Hear You Now3:27Born in New York City, taught worldwide, Taali is an electric musical force and community builder. Her music, described as "a beguiling mix of tropical pulse, chamber pop, avant-electronica, and quiet storm," addresses identity, love, and overcoming trauma. Taali weaves a landscape drawing from the empowering culture passed down from her family and the uplifting stories of the fierce women she surrounds herself with. "Hear You Now," a powerhouse single penned and co-produced by Taali, is a rallying cry for people everywhere to lift themselves up, and premiered via Billboard magazine. Her debut album "I Am Here" is available worldwide on Rainbow Blonde Records spring of 2019."
Getaway3:17The Ultra is an American rock band whose electric live show turns any venue into a party. Founded in 2018, the band set out to fill a void in mainstream music by designing an anthemic sound that combines powerful vocals, soaring guitars and an exhilarating rhythm section. Their critically acclaimed debut The Ultra - EP reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and their music has been embraced by country and rock audiences alike. They were soon discovered by LA producer Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, All-time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer) and quickly became the premier act of New England. The band is currently touring the east coast and writing material for 2019.
James Dean3:19The members of Los Angeles alternative rock band are 5 kids who snuck into a recording studio to self-produce their debut EP. Along the way, they made the jump from playing wild house parties that often ended with running from the cops to grimy clubs and finally headlining theaters between tours with the likes of New Politics, Nothing But Thieves, The Hunna, Night Riots, and SWMRS. As the profile rose independently, they landed a deal with REDMUSIC, and earned acclaim courtesy of KROQ, Popdust, and more. 2019 will continue to be a big year for The Wrecks!
Settlin' or Sleepin' Around3:07The Milwaukee-based tunesmith has earned acclaim as one of America’s most gifted new singer-songwriters, singled out for his remarkably detailed tales of characters on the fringes of society. With its extraordinary melding of the personal and political, Trapper Schoepp’s new record PRIMETIME ILLUSION firmly places him amongst the long American continuum of singing storytellers, a pedigree and place on the family tree that inspires and drives him each and every new day. Trapper will be touring Europe and the U.S. in the first half of 2019.