Category: Artist of the Month

March 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – April 2019

IbioBio Sound Machine – Ibiobio is a Nigerian language used by this retro disco funk band led by Eno Williams. They dropped their album Doko Mein in March. It features the singles “Tell Me”, “Guess We Found A Way”, and “Wanna Come Down” 
 

The band is touring the UK in May. https://ibibiosoundmachine.com/

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March 1st, 2019

Artist of the Month – March 2019

 
Tal Wilkenfeld will release her debut album Love Remains on March 15. Wilkenfeld has been generating interest for well over a year and has been opening for The Who, among others. A sample of her music can be found with “Killing Me” 
 

She is known for angst driven lyrics and an extraordinary bass performance. Wilkenfeld will explode this summer with the new album and more tour dates. For info visit https://talwilkenfeld.com/

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January 30th, 2019

Artist of the Month – February 2019

This London artist is getting ready to release her debut record, Miss Universe in March. Leading up to that she will be opening for Sharon Van Etten during her tour in February. Yanya has been a slowly growing force on the radar for the past 2 years. She has a distinctive voice and influences from Nina Simone with a rock hook. Here is her new video, “In Your Head”  INSERT VIDEO HERE We expect to see her headlining tours by the end of the summer. http://niluferyanya.com/

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December 30th, 2018

Artist of the Month – January 2019

We featured a Mahogany Lox video last February. Lox is granddaughter of MOTOWN Records founder Berry Gordy. Her sister and niece are also part of LMFAO. Lox has not released an EP or album yet. She opened for Fifth Harmony on their 2018 tour. She is a new pop and soul artist to pay attention to in 2019. See her video for “No Deal” HERE. https://www.mahoganylox.com/

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December 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – December 2018

Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic

In 2014 Blood Red Shoes made our Best of list as one of the best live shows that year. This Brighton 2-piece is Laura-Mary Carter & Steven Ansell. We’ve featured their new videos this year. When most people think of a boy/girl 2 piece they think of The White Stripes. Blood Red Shoes evokes a more visceral emotion and should be in the class of The Kills and Sleigh Bells. They both sing and play and are aggressive as a band. Their new album Get Tragic comes out in January. https://www.bloodredshoes.co.uk/

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October 30th, 2018

Artist of the Month – November 2018

Miss Rayon

Miss Rayon – This Portland supergroup features Hannah Blilie (The Gossip, Shoplifting, Vexations),  Jenny Logan (Deathlist, Summer Cannibals, Sunbathe)  & Eric Sabatino (Vexations, Cat Hoch Band, Appendixes). Miss Rayon features all 3 band members taking lead vocals on different songs, as well as breathtaking harmonies. The band has a rock core but is experimental and revolutionary in songwriting and performance. The debut LP Eclipse comes out November 16. https://www.facebook.com/missrayonmusic/

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October 1st, 2018
 

Artist of the Month – October 2018

 
“You Never Call” is the latest single from Saint Sister. The Irish duo is Gemma Doherty & Morgan MacIntyre. The duo create a dreamscape in their music from their album Shapes of Silence, due out October 5. http://www.saintsisterband.com/
 

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September 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – September 2018

Miserable
Miserable – Kristina Estandiari is the voice of the doom metal group King Woman. She also has her own solo project called Miserable which is releasing a double EP Loverboy/ Dog Days in October. Miserable the band is an all women project with Sarah Green, Juli Lydell & Jess Lankford. Miserable revels in alternative rock and highlights Estandiari’s voice and guitar. https://www.facebook.com/miserablegrl

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August 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – August 2018

ObjectAsSubject

Object as Subject is a 3 piece experimental punk band led by Paris Hurley, a former classical violinist. Their debut album Permission comes out this month. Object as Subject is a combination of gritty droning bass, stark drums, and vocals that tear through your skull. They describe themselves as “Feminist Art Punks” as we strongly agree. https://www.objectassubject.com/

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July 1st, 2018
Artist of the Month – July 2018
 
King Princess is the daughter of studio royalty. Her father owns a studio in NYC that has hosted many bands known to all. In February King Princess dropped “1950” the first single from her debut EP, Make My Bed. 
 

King Princess – 1950

The EP was released in mid-June. King Princess is beginning her first nationwide tour and has already sold out some shows. In a word, King Princess is exploding. She has a direct songwriting style that emphasizes her lesbian life. The songs are addictive. See King Princess before the explosion becomes atomic. https://kingprincessmusic.com/

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June 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – June 2018

 

GhostWolves-by-DavidBrendanHall

by David Brendan Hall

Carley & Jonathan Wolf may be one of the craziest live acts out there. They are also one of the best. Carley plays a cigar box guitar like a flying V with just as much growl. Jonathan plays a drum set that includes everything from a washboard to a watering can, and a broken symbol. The Ghost Wolves have been around since 2011. Their latest album is Texa$ Platinum. See this band live. https://www.facebook.com/TheGhostWolves/

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May 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – May 2018

The Nectars

The Nectars are releasing Sci-Fi Television on May 25. This New York & New Jersey band recalls early No Doubt with a fun and quick pop sound in their singles “Heaven” and “I Want It.” The band is led by Jessica Kenny’s exuberant vocals. https://www.thenectarsmusic.com/

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April 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month –  April 2018

The Aces are a 4 piece pop rock band from Utah. Their album When My Heart Felt Volcanic comes out April 6 and features tracks “Lovin’ isBible”, and “”Fake Nice.” Their video for “Volcanic Love” is exciting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOlVELlP2jk 

For info visit http://theacesofficial.com/

 

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March 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month – March 2018

Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson – This 22 year old from Ft Wayne, IN recently signed to EPIC Records. Her latest single “Written In the Stars” comes out March 2. She has sold out tours across the nation before. She has also spoken at TED talks. She is a hip-hop R&B artist who should be on everyone’s radar. https://www.laurensanderson.com/

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February 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month –   February 2018

Joanna Teters
Joanna Teters is a NYC musician who blends smooth R & B, reggae and disco into her album Warmer When It Rainshttp://www.joannateters.com/

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January 1st, 2018

Artist of the Month –   January 2018

Bat Fangs

Bat Fangs – This pop-metal duo will release their self titled album in February on Don Giovanni Records. Bat Fangs is Betsy Wright & Laura King. Pay attention to their single “Wolfbite.” They are already booked for SXSW in March. https://www.facebook.com/batfangsband

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December 1st, 2017

Artist of the Month – December 2017

Stef Chura

Stef Chura was signed to Saddle Creek in November. This Detroit alt singer-songwriter recalls the best of 90’s alt mixed with lyric driven songwriting. Her debut album Messes is being re-released by Saddle Creek in February. For info visit  stefchura.net
Her video for “Speeding Ticket” is quietly mesmerizing:
 
https://youtu.be/I65kNCvI5x0
 
 
 

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November 1st, 2017

Artist of the Month – November 2017

Sophie Grophy – Sophie Grophy is an Australian rapper and songwriter who caught our attention this month with Milwaukee Banks “Lights Down” video – 

 Sophie Grophy released her own album last year called Purpularityhttps://www.sophiegrophy.com/

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October 1st, 2017

Artist of the Month –  October 2017

Aisha Badru

Aisha Badru – She released the single “Mind On Fire” this summer. It is part of the full length album she will be releasing soon as a follow up to her 2015 Vacancy EP. This New York singer songwriter is touring now. https://aishabadru.com/

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August 30th, 2017

Artist of the Month –  September 2017

Stacey

Stacey –  Her First Move sophomore EP comes out this month and is hi-lighted by the video, It’ll Be Alright. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pFSoy-9cOw
This Toronto artist has blossomed from a minimalist in style to a fully produced artist. https://www.facebook.com/staceymusic/
 

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