VIDEO: INTERVIEW – MUNA at Outside Lands 2017

MUNA is a Los Angeles dark-pop trio who formed in 2013 after all meeting at a party at USC, where Katie Gavin (vocals), Josette Maskin (guitar), and Naomi McPherson (guitar) all attended school together. They began to jam as a trio and a catchy brand of pop laced with dark lyrics emerged. The band all identify as queer and see themselves as role models for their community. McPherson describes how, “It would have meant a lot to me when I was, say, 12, to know of someone in a band and think they were cool and know

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Party Favor Talks Comedy, Collaborations at ID10T Festival

Party Favor is one of the fastest rising names in the electronic dance music circuit, as his edgy style helped pioneer the festival trap genre. Born Dylan Ragland, Party Favor has garnered as much attention for his original records such as “Bap U” (Mad Decent) and “Booty Loose” (Mad Decent), as well as remixes for familiar names such as Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus, and Major Lazer. His latest EP, Party and Destroy includes collaborations with Dillon Francis, Gucci Mane, Sean Kingston, Rich The Kid, Gent & Jawns and Georgia Ku. The EP hit #2 on iTunes album

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ten Fé Talk American Tour, Songwriting

The humble beginnings of Ten Fé started with friends Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan busking in London Underground stations. The duo took the experience for good and bad to formulate the music which would eventually be recorded as Ten Fé. Lead single, "Elodie" has garnered much attention and brought the band to the U.S. for their first North American tour that includes a performance at Bonnaroo this June as they support their debut album, Hit The Light that was released in February 2017. The album has been well-received and is noted for its optimistic perspective to the

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Circa Waves Talk ‘Different Creatures’, Songwriting

With the release of their debut, Young Chasers in 2015, Circa Waves made a strong impression with their energetic, catchy indie rock music that was paired up with their engaging live shows. Playing numerous festivals that included Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Governors Ball, Reading & Leeds. The Liverpool-based band came back in March 10, 2017 with the release of their second album, Different Creatures, with lead single, "Fire That Burns" getting much attention, especially with a cameo by Issac Hempstead Wright(actor from "Game of Thrones") in the music video. Comprised of Kieran Shudall, Sam Rourke, Joe Falconer and Colin

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Magic Giant Perform “Set On Fire”, Talk Writing Debut Album

LA-based alt-folk trio, Magic Giant, released their debut album, In the Wind on May 19, 2017 via Washington Square/Razor & Tie. The band has been a fan-favorite at numerous festivals over the past couple of years but the track "Set on Fire" has brought a new broader audience to the band, as the song has gotten exposure via radio airplay and online streams. Magic Giant, comprised of Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello), welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member, as they converted a shuttle bus into a

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Diet Cig Talk ‘Swear I’m Good at This’, Songwriting

Swear I'm Good At This is the debut album that was released on April 7, 2017 via Frenchkiss Records. The lead single, "Tummy Ache" has been gaining recognition and attention to the band. Of the single, Diet Cig mention that the track "is all about unpacking the feeling of approaching punk with radical softness, and the struggle when it's not always read as powerful or cool or whatever enough. Its the shout into my pillow when what I'm saying isn't being heard, and a big old I FEEL YA to all the femme folks creating space for themselves

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Sundara Karma Talk Early Beginnings & More

UK band, Sundara Karma formed while the members were friends during their childhood with big ambitions. They’ve steadily grown their reputation as an energetic and captivating live band over the years, as well as garnering praise from NME, The Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1 and numerous other outlets. The band made a splash with the tracks “She Said” and "Loveblood," which lead singer/songwriter Oscar Pollock said is ”inspired by Oscar Wilde's short story 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.’ The story is a mystery about the unexplainable, and that theme has a huge inspiration in

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – DREAMCAR Talk Formation, Influences, Debut Album

DREAMCAR may be comprised of familiar faces but their sound is fresh and different than the material they may have been associated with. Featuring members of No Doubt - Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont - and dynamic frontman for AFI, Blaqk Audio and XTRMST, Davey Havok, Dreamcar will release their self-titled debut on May 12, 2017. The union of Kanal, Dumont, Young, and Havok can be traced to 2012 when Blaqk Audio supported No Doubt and Havok was the first and only artist considered by the three No Doubt members to collaborate with. As various

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – POWERS Talk ‘Alpha’, Relationship with New York Artists

The duo of POWERS has been steadily on and off the road touring during the past 12 months and is set to release their highly anticipated debut album, Alpha, in June via Republic Records. Cutting their teeth playing in various bands while in New York City before making the move to Los Angeles, Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru are no strangers to the music business, as individually, they’ve carved out a reputation for writing and producing many an ear worm having worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Selena Gomez. Most recently, Del Rio had a

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – HONNE Talk Festivals, Aminé Collaboration

In a short span of less than two years, UK duo HONNE have achieved some notable triumphs, having sold out numerous U.S. shows and amassed millions of streams for their music. HONNE, comprised of co-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James Hatcher and frontman Andy Clutterbuck, met during the first day of University and wound up finding out that they had grown up around 45 minutes from another in the South West. Hatcher stated: “On your first day at college, you arrive nerve-wracked about what’s going to happen. Am I going to make any friends? Will they be alright? I instantly

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Zara Larsson Talks ‘So Good’, Early Beginnings

Swedish artist, Zara Larsson knew early on that she wanted a career in music and at the age of 10, wound up winning Sweden’s Got Talent competition show. Within the next four years, she would garner attention from record labels, a growing fanbase and critical acclaim. Larsson landed two back-to-back multiplatinum singles in 2015 with “Never Forget” with MNEK and the platinum-certified “Lush Life” and was featured in TIME magazine’s coveted “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016” list. On the road, she closed the UEFA Euro 2016 with David Guetta and shared the stage with Beyoncé for

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Portugal. The Man Talk ‘Woodstock’, Band Chemistry

Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley and Zach Carothers originally began playing music together while attending Wasillia High School in Alaska in 2001. Realizing how tough it would be to make it in the industry while living in Alaska, they moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004 and began recording demos as Portugal. The Man. Their debut album was released on Fearless Records in 2006 and for the next decade, the band worked tirelessly, releasing six more albums. 2013’s Evil Friends included the single “Purple Yellow Red and Blue,” along with a partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to protect the endangered

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Vera Blue Talks Origins, ‘Fingerprints’ EP

Emerging artist, Vera Blue is the moniker for Celia Pavey, who started out as a singer and acoustic guitarist in the small town of Forbes, Australia before adopting Sydney as her home. Gaining recognition as a contestant on the 2nd season of The Voice Australia, Pavey was brought up listening to folk music and played the violin from a young age. After completing her studies in music at the Australian Institute of Music, Pavey continued experimenting with various sounds and Vera Blue was born with a amalgamation of the music she’s long loved with lush, sultry electronica.

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Warbly Jets Talk Formation, New Music

Garage-rockers Warbly Jets have had to fight and scratch to get where they are today, on the cusp of the release of their forthcoming debut album. The group was founded by Julien O’Neill and Samuel Shea, who met and began writing music in New York. The two moved to Los Angeles in 2015 chasing what they thought was a guaranteed record contract but the contract fell through and hard times set in, with Shea getting into a motorcycle crash that left him doubting whether he could ever play an instrument again. Their debut single “Alive” was released