With so many alternative bands in this world, it’s hard to find one that fits all your criteria, especially when it comes to folk. Look no further because Bear’s Den brings you just that. Originally out of West London, this British alternative folk band not only brings you soothing music but also brings the comfort of bands like The Lumineers and more.
2012 was one of their first tours on the road with Ben Howard, The Staves and Nathaniel Rateliff but their big break was touring alongside Mumford & Sons as headliners. They also toured alongside Australian singer/songwriter Matt Corby in October of 2013. Soon after, Bear’s Den received the Deezer Award from the PRS for Music Foundation in June 2014 and landed the chance to participate in the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.
After years of releasing EP’s, their debut album, Islands released on Communion Records in October 2014. The label was founded in 2006 by Bear’s Den member Kevin Jones, Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and producer Ian Grimble.
From their new album, Island, the song to listen to is “Above the Clouds of Pompeii.” Its smooth sounds of the country side provokes the thought of just letting go and being free. If you are a Mumford & Sons fan, then Bear’s Den is for you so relax and take the journey with this talented band. Featured in television shows such as Reign, The Royals, Parenthood and more, you’ll want to see them live. Check out when they’re coming to your home town.
If you are a huge Mumford & Sons fan, then this band is just for you. Relax and take the journey with this talented band. Featured in many TV shows such as Reign, The Royals, Parenthood and more. You’ll want to see them live. Check out when they’re coming to your home town.
Disco does something to my body. I’m not sure if it’s the tempo, the funky synthesizers, occasional brass influences or piano chords, but there’s something about it that takes my two Jewish left feet on a ride that I never want to get off. The Knocks never fail in my book; they take the world of disco and funk to an unparalleled level of greatness. Their music speaks for itself and the new track, Dancing With Myself, follows the trend of becoming another dance masterpiece. With smooth vocals from Mr. J. Patt, over a bass heavy piano driven track, this mid-tempo funky jam should have your head bobbing. Dancing With Myself is the lead single from The Knocks’ debut full length album. If their past singles and EP’s are any indication, the future of the Knocks, should be nothing less than spectacular. Watch the brand new video for Dancing With Myself below.
Palm trees, salty air, ocean breeze and driving with the top down…the small things that make up a whole season of summer. Some might even call it a Young Summer. DC-based electronic pop songstress Bobbie Allen did just that. Her band, Young Summer, started when she found herself opening for American singer/songwriter Trent Dabbs from Mississippi. With great anticipation and hard work, Bobbie released her debut EP, Fever Dream, which made her songs infectious across the country. With her song, ‘Waves That Rolled You Under’ making TV placements from hit shows including “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Pretty Little Liars” and “Vampire Diaries”, to name a few.
Bobbie Allen’s voice, which has been compared to Sarah McLachlan and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, is smooth and soulful. Her voice is light, but is strong enough to carry heavy lyrics. Signed to Ready Set Records, her debut album, SIREN- a collaboration with Trent Dabbs- dropped August 26, 2014. Get it now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/ysSIREN.
You’ve just watched one of your favorite TV shows and you hear this amazing song, but you don’t know who the artist is. So, naturally you go online and you search that exact episode and scene it was placed in. You find it and realize that you’ve never heard of this band, but love their music.
London Grammar, the British electro pop trio formed by Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic “Dot” Major, happens to be this particular band that I’m talking about. From Nottingham, UK, they bring a whole new meaning to the world electric. Their debut album ‘If You Wait” was released September 2013 and has been certified platinum in Australia and the UK.
Their hit single, ‘Hey Now’ off their album not only was recently in the J’adore Dior perfume commercial featuring Charlize Theron, but has been featured on top TV shows such as the “CW’s”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Tomorrow People”, “USA’s Suits”, ABC’s “Revenge” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf”.
Signed to Columbia Records, they’ve performed the “Late Night Show” with former host Jimmy Fallon and the BBC “Radio One”. And to top things off in 2014, Sony Xperia Z3 released a TV commercial named “The Journey” that featured London Grammar’s song ‘Nightcall’
You found the artist, now spread the word and check this band out in your neck of the woods.
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