Since attending elementary school outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson, and bassist Daniel Kristjansson began playing together at the age of 17 before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. The band signed to Elektra/Atlantic and moved to the States in early 2015, choosing Austin as their new base. A gorgeous and raucous blend of rock, folk and blues, Kaleo’s debut LP embodies that very spirit of duality: titled A/B, the album showcases the band’s multi-layered dynamics and ability to play different genres with equal skill. A/B was primarily produced and recorded with Jacquire King, the esteemed production icon whose past work with talented artists as varied as Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, James Bay, and Of Monsters and Men helped Kaleo showcase both their louder and softer sides.
One of the most celebrated new artists in today's country music landscape, Bryant's second consecutive hit "Little Bit of You" rose to #3 on the country radio charts. His guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single "Take It On Back" spent 15 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, and was a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville. Internationally, the single was a Top 20 hit in Canada and earned the #1 spot on Australia's CMC Countdown. Bryant's new single, the smoldering "Room To Breathe" marks a thrilling evolution in the young star's artistry. The 23-year-old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200). Bryant's grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, and his uncles co-founded the group Ricochet. Conway, Merle, Petty, Vince, Bob Wills, Steve Wariner, and more were early influences as were records by Keith Urban and Sarah Buxton.
'ROOM TO BREATHE'
None of her high-energy silver screen characters could prepare audiences for the over-the-top ferociousness Juliette Lewis unleashed when starting a rock band. At age 30 Juliette hit the road and picked up her band, Juliette and the Licks, who played festivals and shows around the world, and put out three albums. After touring endlessly for six years, she took up a solo project, Terra Incognita, produced by Omar Rodriguez of the Mars Volta. After a short hiatus she is back making garage punk, pop and dance music with her forthcoming EP “I Know Trouble” to be released later this year. She recently released the single "Hello Hero," which was co-written and co-produced by Isabella “Machine" Summers (Florence + the Machine). Her next single off of the EP, “Any Way You Want,” was produced by Brad Shultz from Cage the Elephant.
'PUT ME THRU'
Anderson .Paak's first experience as a musician came as a teenage drummer in his Baptist church band. In 2013, after a handful of releases under the name Breezy Lovejoy, singer, rapper, and producer .Paak released his all-covers EP Cover Art, followed by his debut album Venice, a year later. His break came after joining Dr Dre in the studio, performing on six songs on Dr Dre’s third album, Compton. His breakthrough second album, Malibu, was released early 2016.