Entries by Musicians And Melody

CODE ORANGE

By Gregory Heaney, AllMusic Evoking the frantic fury of metalcore progenitors like Converge, Code Orange are a metal band based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2008 as Code Orange Kids while its members were still in high school, the band originally formed as a more traditional punk outfit before exploring the realm of heavier […]

JUDAH & THE LION

By Timothy Monger, AllMusic Judah & the Lion are a folk-pop trio based in Nashville, Tennessee. Singer/guitarist Judah Akers met mandolinist Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher through mutual friends and the three began playing together in late 2011. Initially aligning themselves with the Christian music scene, their debut EP, First Fruits, was a […]

LEE FOSS’ DEBUT ALBUM ‘ALCHEMY’ IS THE SPRING WEEKEND SOUNDTRACK YOU NEED

By Matt Medved, Billboard Lee Foss’ first full length solo album Alchemy has now seen the light of day. We’ll forgive him for the wait — the Chicago DJ/producer has plenty on his plate with newly launched label Repopulate Mars, not to mention his Hot Creations and Emerald City imprints with Hot Natured co-conspirator Jamie Jones. “Deep Congo” […]

JACOB BANKS

By Ariana Marsh and Interscope Records Born in Nigeria and based in England, 25-year-old singer/songwriter Jacob Banks creates soul music that’s uncompromisingly honest but thrillingly cinematic. A self-taught musician who began singing, playing guitar, and writing songs at the age of 20, Banks got his start at open mic nights around Birmingham in 2011 and […]

LAUREL

By Ariana Marsh The definition of a self-made artist, London-based singer/songwriter Laurel Arnell-Cullen first came onto the scene in 2013 when she uploaded a demo for her song, “Blue Blood,” which she wrote, recorded, and produced in her bedroom studio. After sharing an additional two tracks online, the 22-year-old signed with Turn First Artists and […]

MEET QUIN, THE LA-BASED SINGER WHOSE MUSIC SPREADS LOVE

By Galore Girl Meet Los Angeles-based singer Quiñ. She makes aspirational electronic-pop music that is sure to send listeners into a dream. From her effortless style to her perfectly sequenced synths, Quiñ makes for an artist to watch. Where did your love for music come from? From the beginning of time, I’ve listened to my […]

BEACHHEADS

by James Christopher Monger A Norwegian indie rock quartet inspired by punk and power pop bands of the 1980s and early ’90s, Beachheads were founded in 2015 around the talents of vocalist Børild Haughom, drummer Espen Kvaloy, bassist Marvin Nygaard, and guitarist Vidar Landa, the latter two of whom also played in the Stavanger-based black […]

COULD BIG-SHOT SONGWRITER JULIA MICHAELS BE A POP STAR IN HER OWN RIGHT?

By Chris Neville Chances are you’re already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa native has been an invisible yet inescapable presence on pop radio in recent years; along with songwriting partner Justin Tranter, she’s penned Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s […]