Kids On Bridges (K.O.B.) is the brainchild of Christian Bragg, who has made it his vocation to produce dirty, filthy electro-pop music. The band’s eclectic sound of rock on a synth-pop trip has drawn comparison with The Killers, Daft Punk, Phoenix and Depeche Mode. The singles and forthcoming album will feature production by Chemical Brothers collaborator Steve Dub, and K.O.B’s radio-ready and melody-heavy sound pays homage to the big beat pioneers. Kid On Bridges recently supported electronic legends O.M.D at the reopening of Eric’s in Liverpool and were recent guests at the legendary Tipitina’s in New Orleans after being heard on WOZ (the radio station in the HBO show “Treme”). They have remixed recent Grammy winner Ledisi’s next single “Pieces of Me” and are currently working on remixes for Lenny Kravitz. K.O.B’s latest single, “This Rock,” is a guitar laced track fused with a thumping bass-line with the spirit of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” (originally inspired by Killing Joke’s track “’80s” and an infectious chorus). K.O.B. is available for sub-publishing (U.S. and World), licensing (U.S. and Europe), synch opportunities, Booking Agent and DJ sets and remixes. The outfit is a favorite of Xfm London and Xfm Manchester, England Music Director Mike Walsh. Kids on Bridges will showcase in Los Angeles next month at the Worldwide Radio Summit www.worldwideradiosummit.com.
STREAM: “This Rock”
Australian quintet Alibrandi mixes infectious melodies with hard–hitting riffs to create their own brand of alternative indie–rock. Their debut EP, The Emergency, received national airplay in Australia with the lead single, “Even Lions May Fall,” featured in high–rotation spots on such taste–making independent stations as Melbourne’s Triple RRR. The EP and single were produced by Shane Graham and mastered in Seattle by Troy Glessner (Death Cab For Cutie, Anderlin, Underoath). This debut is chock full of tight rock anthems reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra and Bloc Party with hints of Sparta. Last year also included an east coast Australian tour, with 2011 being bookended by packed local shows; now, 2012 brings the next step in this Australian act’s career. Already in 2012, Alibrandi has been selected for FUSE Festival, one of Australia’s most respected music industry showcases. They’ll also perform on the national Rock the Schools Tour, a commercial high school tour encompassing each state of Australia that will witness Alibrandi perform at ten schools to over 5000 young adults between the ages of 13–17. “Even Lions May Fall” was just serviced to U.S. Specialty Radio and has already been played on played on XTRA San Diego (91X), KFMA Tucson, WEND Charlotte and RIFF2 Detroit. Alibrandi is currently available for publishing, licensing, booking and synch opportunities.
STREAM: “Even Lions May Fall”
Scarlette Fever enjoyed a phenomenal 2011 in the UK. Her debut single, “Crash &
Burn,” sailed straight onto Radio 2’s B–list in January, reached No.2 on
the Billboard Breakout Club Chart and won praise across the media. Since
then, her profile has steadily risen, alongside the further radio
playlists (including another Radio 2 B–List for recent single “Elated”)
and national press acclaim everywhere from big–selling tabloids like the
Daily Mirror to the influential Popjustice website. She toured with Girls
Aloud, performed with Robbie Williams, served as support on a 20–date tour
with ’80s legends Mike & The Mechanics and also played an autumn tour
with Caro Emerald and Roachford. Now, on April 1, 2012, Scarlette
unleashes the Great Expectations EP, which introduces a new, rawer sound.
Lead track “Hour of Sunshine,” co–written with and produced by Julian
Emery (Lissie), is featured in two versions: the first remixed by Cenzo
Townshend (Snow Patrol), complemented by a second, addictive new live mix
produced by Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi). After premiering on NME.com,
Scarlette’s brand new video for “Hour of Sunshine,” produced by Dani
Jacobs (Moby, Phil Collins, Texas), received over 200,000 views on
YouTube…in a single week!
STREAM: “Crash and Burn”