Entries by Musicians And Melody

GRETA VAN FLEET

By Stephen Thomas Erlewine Greta Van Fleet are a quartet of good-looking millennial guys who are out of step with their era: they’re unapologetic throwbacks to the golden era of classic rock — specifically, the golden era of Led Zeppelin. Raised on rock in the Michigan city of Frankenmuth — a small town known as […]

MOSES SUMNEY

By Last.fm Moses Sumney is a new Los Angeles-based singer & songwriter. Growing up, he was so shy that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress. At 20, he moved out of his parents’ house to study creative writing at UCLA and finally gathered the courage to start performing music. After […]

PENNY & SPARROW

By Timothy Monger, AllMusic Indie folk singer/songwriter duo Penny & Sparrow formed in 2011 while members Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke were living as roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. Inspired by acts like the Swell Season, Bon Iver, and Mumford & Sons, the two friends began writing and singing together, creating simple […]

GRACE VANDERWAAL

By Matt Collar, AllMusic New York’s Grace VanderWaal is a heartfelt pop singer best known for winning the 11th season of NBC’s performance competition America’s Got Talent. Born in Kansas in 2004, VanderWaal grew up in Suffern, New York, where she first showed interested in music around age three, singing on a wireless microphone. Later, […]

LUKE CHRISTOPHER

By David Jeffries, AllMusic American rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter Luke Christopher worked behind the scenes with Usher and John Legend before embarking on a solo career with a series of mixtapes. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christopher started experimenting with songwriting and production as a teenager. He made his debut in 2012 with […]

SEE KURT VILE, COURTNEY BARNETT’S DEADPAN ‘OVER EVERYTHING’ VIDEO

By Ryan Reed, RollingStone Indie rockers detail album, tour dates for collaborative ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ LP, out in October Kurt Vile and Courtney released “Over Everything,” the steady new single from their collaborative LP, Lotta Sea Lice, out October 13th via Matador. In the black-and-white clip, the indie rockers sing straight into the camera while strumming […]

DECLAN MCKENNA

By Billboard British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2014 with the shimmering, politically charged single “Brazil.” The teenaged Hertfordshire native only had a handful of self-released tracks to his name, having uploaded them to his Bandcamp page. With an attitude recalling the Libertines and Jamie T., McKenna blended bright indie pop with textural […]

MISSIO

By Matt Collar, AllMusic Austin, Texas’ MISSIO is an electronic-duo known for their dark, emotive pop. Formed in 2014, MISSIO features singer/songwriter Matthew Brue and producer/instrumentalist David Butler. Initially, the project began as an outlet for Brue’s solo material. However, after he invited Butler to collaborate on a few songs, they decided to move forward […]

SUDAN ARCHIVES

By Stones Throw Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she “messed around with instruments in the […]

SHELLY FAIRCHILD

By Billboard Born and raised in the small town of Clinton, MS, Shelly Fairchild grew up in a musical family where everyone sang. After receiving her first guitar at the age of six, her aspiration to be a country singer was set. Soon she was singing at school music events, community functions, and state fairs, […]