In 2013, Laurie Erskine uploaded the songs “Loot” and “Long Drive” on SoundCloud under the moniker Club Kuru and then the London songwriter/producer’s music was mysteriously taken down. Instead of fading into obscurity, he returned with a euphoric, ethereal R&B-laced track called “All The Days” back in April. That set the pace for Club Kuru, who is back with a new flawless indie/electronic production called "”Seesaw.” The haunting track with smooth vocals already impresses fans and the tastemakers in the blogosphere, who are demanding repeated listens and more music. Club Kuru’s music was also embraced last year by the influential tastemaker global radio program Passport Approved, which helped introduce Club Kuru’s music to fans worldwide and fuel further interest for this talented writer and artist.
The Majority Says is a Swedish pop rock outfit formed in 2010 composed of Timo Krantz, Mathias Jonasson, Jonathan Lennerbrant, Emil Berg, Axel Engström and Hanna Antonsson. On Valentine’s Day of 2012, they released their debut EP Best Night Ever featuring the single “114.” That track was featured in a large Television advertising campaign in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe for the new Viasat Film Channel and other songs by the band were featured in Pretty Little Liars, MTV’s Catfish and The Real L Word as well as garnering U.S. and global radio support on Passport Approved on various influential FM radio stations. In October of the same year, they released their album Under Streetlights exclusively in Scandinavia. In December of last year, they released their second EP, Between Love And Simple Friends. The band’s international debut self-titled album was released in August of this year through Queenside/Warner Music Germany.
STREAM: “Silly Ghost”
Jérôme Amandi was born in Bordeaux and began making music at the very young age of four. After being influenced by the likes of Supertramp and Neil Young, he wrote his first song at 13 years old. Under the stage name Talisco, his first EP My Home was released last year on the independent label ROY Music and those five tracks laid the foundation for his Electro-Funk debut album, Run, which was released this year on ROY Music/Virgin Records Germany. He was featured in this newsletter early last year and has since gone on to European success. Talisco has performed at several nationally known festivals this year in Germany including Energy In The Park in Munich and the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. Talisco is currently on the road through the end of the year with stops in Switzerland, France, Germany and more.
STREAM: “The Keys”