Born in the nations capital, Gallant breaks outdated social archetypes as a male vocalist who wears the duality of raw vulnerability and inspiring strength on his sleeve. His introspective lyrics and superhuman falsetto encaptures multiple generations, all moved by his timeless talents that shape his poetic self-reflection in this attention-deficit society.
Labeled as the "breakthrough artist of 2015" and "the voice that will redefine R&B" by Billboard and NME respectively, the young Los Angeles artist identifies his music as future soul, bridging contemporary productions with old school songwriting. His first single for the critically acclaimed album - Ology, "Weight in Gold," was handpicked by the esteemed Zane Lowe as the "Single of the Week" during Apple Music's widely anticipated launch.
Selected to play with Elton John and at the White House, Gallant became music's worst kept secret, and his personal project, the 'In the Room' original live performance series, attracted household names like Sufjan Stevens, Seal, Patrick Stump, and more. Soon, coverage from publications like The Fader, Pitchfork, and Entertainment Weekly catapulted him into the conversation as the next breakthrough artist to watch in 2016.
On December 6th, Ology was nominated for a Grammy as the Best Urban Contemporary Album of 2016. Just days into the new year, Gallant was also named a Forbes "30 Under 30 of 2017" and became the featured nominee for music.
On their seventh full-length album and first for Fueled By Ramen Last Young Renegade, All Time Low take the next step on a journey they began back in their hometown of Towson, Maryland during 2003. Alight by analog synthesizers, cinematic soundscapes, and a lyrical journey lived through the eyes of a character known as the “Last Young Renegade,” the chart-topping platinum-certified quartet—Alex Gaskarth [lead vocals, rhythm guitar], Jack Barakat [lead guitar, backing vocals], Zack In order to transfer that sensation to audiences, they flipped the script.
Throughout the course of six albums, the band has earned four Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #2. Their catalog of anthems includes the platinum-certified “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and gold-certified “Weightless”. Along the way, they’ve appeared in Rolling Stone and Billboard and graced the covers of Alternative Press and KERRANG! multiple times. They’ve also ignited stages everywhere from Voodoo Music Experience to Warped Tour and on the road with blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Green Day and more.
With hair that looks like red-hot cheese curls and the wild Atlanta ATLien style to match, Miles McCollum -- best known as singer/rapper and Sailing Team leader Lil Yachty -- bounces between the feel-good positivity of D.R.A.M. and the druggy weirdness of Future with the greatest of ease. Part of this is due to the use of two personas, the wild Lil Yachty and the stern but strange MC Lil Boat. He began to break in 2015 when Drake's OVO Sound Radio show aired his bizarre, singsongy number "Minnesota." In early 2016, his other persona became the name of Lil Boat, his debut for the Capitol- and Motown-affiliated independent Quality Control. The mixtape featured "Minnesota" along with "One Night," a woozy party cut that reached number 30 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and cracked the Hot 100.
Cloud Nothings was founded in a Cleveland basement, the one-man recording project of Dylan Baldi. In 2010, Carpark unveiled Turning On, a retrospective introduction that combined early 7? singles and the full-length debut (a limited release on cassette and vinyl) from which it took its name. The following year, Cloud Nothings made its proper Carpark debut with a thrilling self-titled LP that found Baldi in a studio for the first time and what followed was an unexpected breakthrough, 2012's Attack on Memory, an album that very loudly (with the help of producer Steve Albini) announced the arrival of Cloud Nothings as the sound of more than just Baldi: Caustic and cathartic. In 2014's Here and Nowhere Else refined and expanded upon the volcanic interplay that galvanized its predecessor which brings us to Life Without Sound, his most polished and outwardly reflective set of songs to date. Smart, nuanced, and immensely listenable, this is guitar-driven pop as it should be -- conceived by a songwriter who continues to sound like one of the finest of his generation.
2018 has been a defining year for the Hertfordshire four-piece as they continue their meteoric rise. Kicking off 2018 on a high, The Hunna announced the release of their second studio album titled ‘Dare’ (out 13th July). From the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘100’, which landed at #13 in the UK official album charts in August 2016, The Hunna have gone on to achieve a huge amount in the time that has followed.
This has included selling over 80,000 tickets and 50,000 albums in the UK, accumulating over 100 million Spotify streams and headlining at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, All Points East and Kendal Calling. With the release of their second album set to take them onto even bigger and better things, the January 2019 residency tour could well be the last opportunity to see the band at a standing venue as they look set to move into arenas in the UK.
Taylor Monet Parks (born September 16, 1993, Dallas, Texas, United States), also known by the stage name Tayla Parx, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Little Inez in the 2007 film Hairspray.
She has also appeared in the television series Gilmore Girls, Everybody Hates Chris, Carpoolers, Bones, Victorious, and had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP starring Keke Palmer. Parks is also a personal friend of Palmer's.
Parks lives in Los Angeles. She has contributed to albums by Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Pentatonix, Mariah Carey, The Internet, Fifth Harmony, and Chris Brown (featured on the track "Anyway" from his Royalty album). She has written with various artists/producers including Demi Lovato, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Leanne Rimes, DJ Mustard, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Meghan Trainor. Parks has also written hits for K-pop artists Red Velvet, f(x) and Tao. She also voices one of the characters for the SIms Olympus game (Electronic Arts). Parks was signed as a songwriter by Jon Platt at Warner Chappell Publishing at age 19.
Park Hotel are a post-electronic dance band based in London. Centred on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa they explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. Through London based rehearsals the band grew into a six piece and started playing under-the-radar shows. By late 2016 their gigs were packed and Park Hotel had become a steamrolling neo-funk live phenomenon featuring three-way vocal harmonies, two guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and ample cowbell. By late 2017 Park Hotel had come to the attention of disco-chic Paris label Kitsune. With its super-punchy mix from up coming Italian producer Tomasso, Kitsune picked the track for release via Kitsune Hot Streams and the band booked tickets for their first Paris show, set for Les Bains in late February. In 2018 NME highlighted Park Hotel as one of the best new bands to look out for
Born in Paris but raised in Marseille, which he still considers his hometown, Mathieu Hocine has been writing songs since he was a kid. When he decided to publicly unveil his project in the early 2000’s, he chose the nickname Kid Francescoli, as a tribute to Enzo Francescoli, one of the stars of his beloved Olympique de Marseille football club. In the past decades, his city has had a strong influence on the development of rap music in France, but things are changing and Kid Francescoli is the perfect example. His music has a lot more to do with pop, electro, the FrenchTouch movement, dream-pop and film soundtracks (especially Ennio Morricone’s works).
His music has been selected for TV commercials by several famous brands (Chanel, Lanvin, Lacoste...). In 2017, Kid Francescoli released Play Me Again, a new album documenting the end of a love story and exploring interesting territories (hip-hop beats, reggae, R&B, lyrics in French...). Love affairs don’t always end badly.
Indonesian quartet The SIGIT produce exhilarating mixture of hard-rock that has earned acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone Indonesia. The SIGIT was initiated in the late ‘90s by four high school friends, who shared a mutual admiration for rock gods of the ‘70s. Discreetly in the classroom, the group would listen to their ‘70s influences, in addition to recent phenomenon like Brit-pop, shoegaze, and modern punk-rock. After class they would re-convene in the garage, where they emulated the variety of sounds and styles they heard that day. The SIGIT’s wide range of stylistic interests made it difficult initially to identify the music scene that would fit their inventive material.
Several young and multitalented who succesfully bring Indonesian name to Japan, last year. Consist of Nikita Dompas (Guitar), Azfansadra Karim (Keyboard), Indra Perkasa (Contra Bass) dan Elfa Zulham (Drum). They got an official invitation from Blue Note Japan Inc based in Japan toplay.
Formed in late 2001 as The Motives in urban polluted Jakarta, Indonesia with Edo Wallad on vocal, Bayu on Lead guitar, Tonny on Rythm guitar, Doddy on Bass and Rully Annash on Drums. Spent most of 2002 practicing and performing their own materials, as well as classic R&B standards from The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Kinks, some Sex Pistols and The Clash.
Gruelling working hours were paid off when the album's finished in May 2005. After few months of distribution search, the band hooked up with Warner Music for a distribution deal nation wide and presented what would be their best release yet, the eclectic 'Audio Imperialist'. The album infused punk's ferocious, rockabilly's rhythm with country tinged rock n roll. Fuelled with lyrical contents that speaks urban life obsession on decadence, social injustice and rejected romance gone bad. Right now, the band's doing what they do best : touring, playing, spitting rough facts about the band's myth and bollocks independently.
Behind the simple appearance, shy, deep-tone and warm eyes of Rendy Pandugo, lies a multi-talented musician and an amazing singer who's ready to mesmerize music lovers inside-out. This singer/songwriter was born in Medan, North Sumatera and has been introduced to music since childhood. He wrote his own lyrics, performed from gigs to gigs to pursue his dream in engraving his path to international music industry. And now he arrives with his signature masculine voice influenced by John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith that will definitely soothe your soul.
Endah N Rhesa Is A Musical Project Comprising Acoustic Guitar, Bass And Vocal. The Musical Nuance That Endah N Rhesa Tries To Bring Out Is Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock And Roll, And Ballads. Endah Widiastuti (Vocal, Guitar) And Rhesa Aditya (Bass) Met Each Other In A Rock Band In Early 2003. Shortly After The Two Left The Band In 2004, Endah Went Solo, Just Like The Way It Used To Be Before Joining The Rock Band. Endah Recorded Numerous Songs Of Hers In An Album Entitled ”The New Beginning”, A Four-Track Mini Album Which Was Independently Distributed, With A Limited Number Of Copy. In One Of The Songs In The Album, Rhesa Added Some Bass Thumps And Made It A Fascinating Mix Of The Three Instruments (Vocal, Guitar And Bass). The Song Is Titled “When You Love Someone”. From That Time Being, Endah And Rhesa Started To Play Together In Campus Events, And The Feedbacks Toward Their Music Were Tremendously Positive. Finally, They Decided To Create A Stage Name For Their Duo/Musical Project Which Comes From Their Own Names: Endah N Rhesa.
Endah N Rhesa Was Inspired To Start Playing In Minimalist Acoustic Format, Surprisingly, Because Of Some Local Bands, Namely: Cozy Street Corner, Bonita And Anda. In Terms Of Singing, Endah Is Influenced By Alanis Morissete And Norah Jones. Besides, There Are Also The Four “Johns” That Influence Her In Playing Guitar: John Mayer, John Butler, John Scofield And John Frusciante. Endah Also Credits Pat Metheny And Multi-Talented Instrumentalist Warman Nasution Of Tor For Inspiring Her. Rhesa, On The Other Hand, Is A Unique Personality Who Is Mainly Influenced By Acoustic Guitarists Like Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, James Taylor And Other Folk And Ballad Musicians. The Persons That Rhesa Put Into Credit For Making Him Play Bass Are Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Flea And Ex-Child Singer Bondan Prakoso. They Both, However, Share The Same Influence In Music, To Wit: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Which Affects Them Mostly On Creating Rich Groovy And Harmonic Nuances In The Music Of Endah N Rhesa.