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Grab a pumpkin-spice latte and get ready to upgrade your playlists.
A washboard miked up and plugged in to be used as an electric instrument is not something you’d expect to see at a rock concert. But for the Ben Miller Band it’s a regular staple — and crowd pleaser — at their live shows.
For the emerging teen pop star, music stardom is coming six seconds at a time.
The Brit got her start back in 2012 when she appeared on UK’s The X Factor. She ended up coming in sixth, but don’t feel sorry for her, she’s got her sights on a much bigger prize: America.
For most music fans, Trainor seemed to come completely out of nowhere, but in actuality she’s been making music since she was 13 years old, producing her self-penned tracks with GarageBand on the Macintosh she begged her dad to buy her.
Zac Brown tapped the country newcomer to open his arena shows this summer, and it turns out that David Byrne is also a fan.
New Music to Know: Lemaitre Brings Indie-Pop Sensibilities & Some Scientific Theories to the Dance Floor
Songs like “Blue Shift” and the new “High Tide” show Lemaitre is comfortably planted at the intersection of dance music, indie and pop.
Mary Sarah got her start with kidz, and is now working with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on her album ‘Bridges.’ She talks to us about connecting with her elders, the sage advice she was given, and what songs not to listen to in the car (because they will make you weep).
Sam Smith is well on his way to having a 2014 of Lorde proportions. Get to know him and the five other new artists — Tove Lo, Shamir, Naughty Boy, Nothing, The Cadillac Three — we believe you’ll be listening to for the rest of 2014.
Tove Lo has always been interested in writing about the perils of falling in love. And on her debut, the Swedish singer seems to be working through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief as she looks to move past one very devastating break-up.
“When you make a song, you don’t compare it to anyone else. At that point it’s like the best song in the whole world,” said NONONO singer/songwriter Stina Wappling.
There must be something in the water in Baraboo, Wisc. That’s the one thing Monica Martin could come up with to explain the sudden rise of her band Phox.
What led the successful young actress and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star to turn around and pursue a career in country music? “I grew up wanting to do music,” Hale tells Radio.com.
At the tender age of eight Shamir already knew he wanted to be a singer when he grew up. Now nearly ten years later, he’s gearing up to release his debut EP, which is a confident first look at a young singer who often feels like a 50-year-old man.
“I have no fear of no,” Candy told Radio.com. “Someone can tell me no but it’s not going to stop me. I’ll still get it done somehow.”
The very hard rocking duo from Brighton recently graduated from playing nightclubs of fewer than 20 people to stadiums of more than 50,000 in just a year’s time thanks in part to the Arctic Monkeys.