What’s Next – hot up and coming artists on your new NOW album
SKY FERREIRA – BIO
Sky Ferreira is the anti-pop star. Navigating the colossal realm of music purely of her own volition, Sky’s ambition and musical artillery have posited her as the millennial generation’s most vital emerging voice. Ferreira’s “Everything is Embarrassing” is named one of the best songs of 2012 by publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Spin and The Guardian. Sky is scheduled to release her much anticipated debut album this summer.
KODALINE – BIO
Irish band and RCA Records recording artists Kodaline are already making a major worldwide impact. Having recently performed multiple shows during South By Southwest in Austin, TX, Kodaline were recently nominated for MTV UK’s “Brand New: for 2013” as well as the BBC’s “Sound of 2013.” “All I Want,” the band’s first single in the U.S. will impact at radio on April 1st and is available at iTunes now. The single comes from their critically-acclaimed, self-titled UK EP The Kodaline EP and was a featured track on BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton’s “Record of the Week,” and was also featured in Google’s 2012 “Year In Review” online spot, in an episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and also the featured music bed for ABC’s hit television show Modern Family’s promo spot. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Kodaline is Steve Garrigan (Lead Vocals), Mark Prendergast (Guitar), Jason Boland (Bass) and Vinny May (Drums).
CLASSIFIED – BIO
Classified is the Canadian MC from Enfleld, Nova
Scotia, who has not only remained current, but improved with each disc. Revered and respected, the rapper-producer has taken Canadian hip hop music all over the world, all the while deepening his word play and sharpening his beats. Now, returning with his new, first-ever self-titled album, Classified presents the apex of his trials and tribulations of a lifetime spent in the studio, and on the road.
“I try and write as if you’re sitting in a room with me and we’re having a conversation,” Classified says.
“I never got into this to be famous, but to get my point across, be honest and make real music.”
The secret to the success of Classified is how he’s broken down the barrier between the performer and the man. Approachable on-line and at venues – the new record features “Wicked,” a track he recorded with 22 fans – Classified, who was born Luke Boyd, says he doesn’t have to pretend on his records to attract attention.
“I’m always the same – whether I’m hanging out with my grandmother or rocking the stage,” he says. “I’ve become more comfortable with myself and each record’s been an evolution to where we’re at now: when Classified’s caught up with Luke Boyd.”
MATTHEW KOMA – BIO
New York bred singer/songwriter Matthew Koma has already made a splash co-writing the hook on Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s smash single “Calling (Lose My Mind)” featuring Ryan Tedder, provided vocals on both Alesso’s single “Years,” and on EDM phenom Zedd’s single “Spectrum.” An inventive songwriter with a keen sense of melody, Koma steps out on his own with his new single “One Night.” The track is just a taste of what’s to come when Matthew releases his debut album later this year- a product of a diligent approach to his craft, as well as an appreciation for the master singer-songwriters who have preceded him, especially his heroes Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen, whose single “Rocky Ground” Matthew co-remixed. The result is a collection of unforgettable songs rooted in a classic, timeless songwriting tradition that Matthew Koma makes thoroughly his own.