KAITLIN RIEGEL

Kaitlin Riegel was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in the United States until the age of 12. Then her perfectly sane family ventured across the world and uprooted Kaitlin to Auckland, New Zealand. Now after living nearly half of her life in each country, she’s proud to be an American and a Kiwi. Learning to play piano and sing throughout her childhood became much more than a hobby. Kaitlin launched into songwriting when she performed at a local Arts Centre Coffee House open mic night, amongst the folk and country singers at a ripe young age. Now, her passion for music has never been stronger. Most of the music she creates revolves around intricate vocal parts but almost everything she writes is composed on her beloved Roland keyboard. Her goal, as for many musicians, is to get the music to reflect the lyric, which then bonds together to create an image in the listeners mind. She loves to experiment with sound to create an atmosphere and tell a story. The final result can be heard with her songs that were produced by Simon “Berkfinger” Berckelman (The Temper Trap, Silverchair, Wolfmother) which has drawn early musical comparisons to Lorde and Kimbra with a touch of Adele. Her single “Silhouettes” (the KIDFORCE radio mix) is already starting to draw early buzz at tastemaker radio worldwide and she recently released her debut EP, A Thought That Counts. Kaitlin Riegel is destined to be another great New Zealand-based global export and follow the success of Lorde, Naked & Famous, Gin Wigmore, Kimbra and many others.

LINK: www.kaitlinriegel.com

STREAM: "SIlhouettes"

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4.20.14

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THOMAS AZIER"Red Eyes" (Universal, France)
LIME CORDIALE"Sleeping At Your Door" (Chugg Music, Australia)
NONONO"Hungry Eyes" (Warner, Sweden)
VILLAGERS"Judgment Call" (Domino, UK)
KAITLIN RIEGEL"Silhouettes" (Unsigned, New Zealand)
GO BACK TO THE ZOO – “Head Up High” (Unsigned, Amsterdam)
ALL MANKIND – “Hollywood Tonight” (SO Recordings, UK)
SCHMIDT – “Alain Delon” (Warner Music, Germany)
THE KOOKS"Down" (Virgin, UK)
EZRA VINE"Celeste" (Unsigned, New Zealand)
DAVID LEMAITRE"Megalomania" (PIAS, Germany)
LILY ALLEN"Our Time" (Parlophone, UK)
YOUNG KATO"Help Yourself" (BMG, UK)
SHEPPARD - “The Best Is Yet To Come” (Chugg Music, Australia)
MYSTERY SKULLS"Ghost" (Warner Music, US)
BUFFALO SUNN – “By Your Side” (Reekus Records, UK)
UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS – “Spark” (Republic, UK)
GRUFF RHYS – “American Interior” (OVNI, UK)
DINOSAUR PILE-UP – “White T-Shirt And Jeans” (So Recordings, UK)
LYKKE LI"No Rest For The Wicked"(LL Recordings, Sweden)
TALISCO"Your Wish"(Roy Music, France)
THE FRATELLIS"This Old Ghost Town"(BMG, UK)
LUNA GREEN – “Towers” (National, Sweden)
RAGLANS"Digging Holes" (Unsigned, UK)
POWERS – “Gimme Some” (Unsigned, US)
HAMISH ANDERSON"Howl" (Unsigned, Australia)
MONKS OF MELLONWAH – “Tear Your Hate Apart” (Unsigned, Australia)
TOVE LO"Habits" (Universal, Sweden)
KONGOS "Come With Me Now" (Epic, South Africa)
MATTHEW MOLE – “Autumn” (Just Music, South Africa)
KID ASTRAY"The Mess" (Cosmos Music Group, Scandinavia)

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4.13.14

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ALL MANKIND – “Hollywood Tonight” (SO Recordings, UK)
ALFRED HALL"Lose That Gun" (Waterfall, Norway)
LONGFELLOW"Siamese Lover" (Fandango/Fierce Panda, UK)
RAGLANS"Digging Holes" (Unsigned, UK)
LILY ALLEN"Our Time" (Parlophone, UK)
BUFFALO SUNN – “By Your Side” (Reekus Records, UK)
GIORGI + LEO – “When Doves Cry” (De Angelis Entertainment, UK)
LIME CORDIALE"Sleeping At Your Door" (Chugg Music, Australia)
HUNDREDS – “Stones” (Sinnbus, Germany)
DINOSAUR PILE-UP – “White T-Shirt And Jeans” (So Recordings, UK)
THE CRAFTMEN CLUB"Animals" (Upton Park, France)
UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS – “Spark” (Republic, UK)
MORRISSEY & MARSHALL - “And So It Began” (Unsigned, UK)
HIGHASAKITE"Since Last Wednesday" (Propeller, Scandinavia)
THE FRATELLIS"She’s Not Gone Yet, But She’s Leaving" (BMG, UK)
GO BACK TO THE ZOO – “Head Up High” (Unsigned, Amsterdam)
GAVIN JAMES"Remember Me" (Believe Records, Ireland)
VILLAGERS"Judgment Call" (Domino, UK)
TALISCO"Your Wish"(Roy Music, France)
KONGOS – “In The Music” (Epic, South Africa)
HAMISH ANDERSON"Howl" (Unsigned, Australia)
MONKS OF MELLONWAH – “Tear Your Hate Apart” (Unsigned, Australia)
LUNA GREEN – “Towers” (National, Sweden)
YOUNG KATO"Help Yourself" (BMG, UK)
THOMAS AZIER - “How To Disappear” (Universal, France)
MILKY CHANCE"Stolen Dance" (PIAS, Germany)
ROYAL BLOOD – “Figure It Out” (Warner Bros., UK)
MATTHEW MOLE – “Autumn” (Just Music, South Africa)
WHITE LIES"There Goes Our Love Again" (Fiction, UK)
SHEPPARD - “The Best Is Yet To Come” (Unsigned, Australia)


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4.06.14

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TEMPLES"Shelter Song" (Heavenly Recordings, UK)
LIGHTNING ON ME - “Careless” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
ROYAL BLOOD – “Figure It Out” (Warner Bros., UK)
CHLÖE HOWL - “Bad Dream” (Sony Music, UK)
MILKY CHANCE"Stolen Dance" (PIAS, Germany)
TOVE LO"Habits" (Universal, Sweden)
THE FAULTS – “Alexander” (Unsigned, Australia)
LAURA HUNTER"Driving In A Straight Line (Unsigned, New Zealand)
GAVIN JAMES"Remember Me" (Believe Records, Ireland)
YOUNG KATO"Help Yourself" (BMG, UK)
MONKS OF MELLONWAH – “Tear Your Hate Apart” (Unsigned, Australia)
HAMISH ANDERSON"Howl"(Unsigned, Australia)
GO BACK TO THE ZOO – “Head Up High” (Unsigned, Amsterdam)
EZRA VINE"Celeste" (Unsigned, New Zealand)
SATELLITE STORIES"Australia (Don’t Ever Let Her Go)" (XYZ Music/BMG, Finland)
THOMAS AZIER - “How To Disappear” (Universal, France)
MORRISSEY & MARSHALL - “And So It Began” (Unsigned, UK)
UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS – “Spark” (Republic, UK)
JIM KROFT – “Tell Me (Where To Begin)” (Virgin/EMI, Germany)
BUFFALO SUNN – “By Your Side” (Reekus Records, UK)
THE FRATELLIS"She’s Not Gone Yet, But She’s Leaving" (BMG, UK)
GIORGI + LEO – “When Doves Cry” (De Angelis Entertainment, UK)
LIME CORDIALE"Sleeping At Your Door" (Chugg Music, Australia)
STORY BOOKS"Floating Arks" (Communion Records, UK)
MATTHEW MOLE – “Autumn” (Just Music, South Africa)
10:50 AM DINOSAUR PILE-UP"Peninsula" (So Recordings, UK)
VILLAGERS"Judgment Call" (Domino, UK)
JJME - “On Top Of The Hill” (Unsigned, Denmark)
MYSTERY SKULLS"Ghost" (Warner Music, US)
KONGOS "Come With Me Now" (Epic, South Africa)

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DEFUELD

Based in Stockholm, Defueld is a hard rock/heavy metal act that brings together all the best of the Swedish sound: heavy guitar-riffs, memorable melodies, soaring guitar solos and wicked rhythms. But not only does Defueld draw inspiration from classic rock and metal, but also from such disparate genres as dubstep and electro. This willingness to experiment was exemplified in 2008 when the group became the first metal act to tour Senegal, finishing with a stop just outside Dakar that attracted over 7,000 music lovers and national media attention. In March of 2009 the band self-produced and self-released their eponymous debut album, which went on to become the fourth best-selling metal album of the year in Sweden – not too shabby considering the complete lack of label backing. Now Defueld returns with their latest effort, Rorschach, a nine-track effort that’s a masterpiece in the making. The critics agree, with Sweden Rock magazine’s Jane Cedenberger proclaiming, “The Stockholm-based band’s second album contains nine awesome tracks with an exciting musical atmosphere…heaviness is mixed with groove and almost angelic harmonies, amazing keyboards, appealing lyrics, beautifully built choirs and vocal performances that really touch you.

LINK: www.littlegreatthings.com

STREAM: "Leave Me Bleeding"

Stay up with Doja Cat and her new single “So High”…

LITTLE GREAT THINGS

Swedish pop-rock four-piece Little Great Things began with brothers Charlie (vocals, guitar) and Felix (drums, percussion), who have been playing together ever since they were old enough to pick up instruments. They certainly possess the bloodlines for music, as their grandfather is none other than Benny Andersson of ABBA renown. In 2013 the quartet adopted the name Little Great Things and started to write and record for their debut album. The group also hooked up with manager Jens Lundberg at Blue Lemon Management in 2013, who’s been formulating an international strategy for the group. Little Great Things’ debut single, “Set Yourself Free,” which fuses the musical DNA of Muse melded with Placebo in was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Jeff Beck, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters, Skunk Anansie), who will also be mixing the remaining tracks on the debut album. The tune recently made the Top 10 on the Swedish download chart after a February 2014 TV performance of the song before 3.5 million Swedish viewers. Having been introduced to their audience in such a grand manner, Little Great Things’ fan base is growing by the hour!

LINK: www.littlegreatthings.com

STREAM: "Set Yourself Free"

Here’s a bit of a throw back with Gaurds and their vibey single “Coming True.”

London’s Findlay have a sick song titled “Greasy Love” on their hands, and boy is it good!