In support of their new Ultraviolet EP (available on October 27), Slowkiss will head out on a ten-date U.S. trek beginning tonight at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. The quartet, whose music has been supported by stations including KROQ, KLOS, KCRW and KCSN Los Angeles, as well as 91X San Diego, KXTE Las Vegas and KXRN Laguna Beach, will also perform in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Long Beach. For dates and ticket information, visit www.slowkissband.com
Marié Digby will release her hypnotic new single “Outside Our Heads” on September 8. Her first since December 2016’s “Venice Beach Christmas”, it’s also Digby’s first original non-holiday release since her 2014 Chimera EP.
“Outside Our Heads” is a sonic departure for Marié. Her discography to date has been summery, piano-based singer-songwriter pop ala Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michelson, but the sound she’s embracing now is sultry, beat-driven, and downright sexy. This new track was co-written and produced by 21-year-old newcomer Alexa Melo and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Schiffman (Adele, Vampire Weekend).
“Alexa and I wrote this as if it were a musical version of an abstract painting”, Digby says. “We took a bunch of different sonic elements and tried to make something pleasing to the ear that makes you want to move. It’s definitely a big step out of my usual musical comfort zone which makes it even more exciting”.
Marié Digby burst onto the scene in 2007 when the video of her acoustic cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” went viral on YouTube. The associated buzz led Hollywood Records to release her debut album, Unfold, and it debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in April of 2008.
Since then, Digby has been prolific, with numerous releases showcasing a combination of lyrical chops and piano balladry. She’s sold over 400,000 albums worldwide, reaching Gold status in Asia, and garnering over 120 million YouTube views.
“Out Of Our Heads” is the first of a series of tracks Marié will release over the next six months, with soon-to-be-announced tour dates in the U.S. beginning in the spring.
Mike Savage has been brought on as a Music/Casting Consultant for the new show called “Best.Cover.Ever” being produced for YouTube by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America.
Hosted by Ludacris, the series will shine a spotlight on emerging artists through a competition to perform the best cover of songs from Keith Urban, Bebe Rexha, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and others.
More information about the series can be found at www.thebestcoverever.com
The first few months of 2017 have been busy ones for HALIENE. The successful January release of “Saving Light” (Monstercat), a Gareth Emery & Standerwick track she co-wrote and is the featured vocalist on, led to an invitation to embark on a multi-city tour of China with the two artists. HALIENE sang “Saving Light” with them in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta and Foshan.
March saw the Spinnin’ Records release of Dutch house duo BlasterJaxx‘s “Revelation” (which she co-wrote and features on), followed by an April release of “Pages“, a co-write/feature which is the lead-off track on German trance legend ATB‘s new album, neXt (Kondor).
Up next is “Here We Are”, a co-write/feature with Dutch trance stalwart Ferry Corsten – the track will be the first single from his new album, Blueprint, and HALIENE will perform the song with Corsten live at the 2017 Electric Daisy Carnival (she’ll also share the stage once again with Gareth Emery for “Saving Light” at EDC).
HALIENE is currently available for worldwide signing, licensing, and publishing.
SLOWKISS, a recent addition to the MSAM roster, independently released a new single and accompanying video today. The song, titled “Forever Together”, is from their soon-to-be-released Ultraviolet EP.
Slowkiss will play two showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX:
March 14 – Friends Bar (208 E. 6th St.) – 10:00PM
March 18 – Flatstock Stage (in the Convention Center) – 3:30PM
They’ve also got a series of dates in Southern California:
March 23 – Resident – Los Angeles
March 27 – The Casbah – San Diego
March 28 – Che Cafe (UCSD) – San Diego
April 1 – Viper Room – Los Angeles
Slowkiss is available for worldwide signing, licensing, publishing, and legal representation.