Tag Archives: King Charles

New Music – Lollapalooza Edition: Dry The River

1 Aug

Lollapalooza Week on DoYouHearTheMusic.com continues with another rising act you should most definitely be listening to.

Three words: Dry The River

Who? A fast rising band from across the pond

What?  An English folk-rock band

Why you should listen?  How about they’ve not only played South by Southwest but the biggest music festival in the world, Glastonbury. And that was before their debut LP, Shallow Bed was released

A reason you’ll be excited?  Give a listen to their EP Weights & Measures and you’ll understand why they’ve been invited to play so many esteemed festivals.  On Shallow Bed listen to the tracks

Why I’m excited: I’m still fascinated by how much amazing music has been coming out of the U.K. the past few years and this is another group gaining a lot of steam.  I’ve also heard their live shows are much more rocking then their recorded works (think a la The Avett Brothers)

If you like: Mumford & Sons, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Boy & Bear, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, King Charles

Final thoughts: Melodies, harmonies, real music.  These guys display all of it and in such a perfectly balanced way.

Friday, August 3, 3:20 p.m., BMI Stage

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist Vol.I

25 Jun

The first full week of summer is here and to help celebrate I give you the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist Vol.I.  To make this playlist available via Spotify I had had to kick out a few tracks (for now) but I hope you enjoy this little soundtrack to begin summer with.

Click HERE to access the playlist.

Baywood –  “I Can Breathe Again”

Jukebox The Ghost –  “Somebody”

White Arrows – “I Can Go”

Theme Park – “Wax”

San Cisco – “Awkward”

Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”

Jump Jump Dance Dance – “Do It For Love”

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk

Between Borders – “Free”

Satchel Grande – “Put Up A Fuss”

Gentlemen Hall – “All Our Love”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – “Untie My Shoelaces”

King Charles ft. Mumford & Sons – “The Brightest Lights

Vintage Trouble – “You Better Believe It”

John Mayer – “Queen of California”

The Lumineers – “Big Parade”

Dawes – “If I Wanted Someone”

Bag of Toys – “Eternal Optimist”

The Dirty Heads – “Spread To Thin

Donavon Frankenreiter – “Shine”

 

 

 

New Music: King Charles – LoveBlood

22 Jun

Two words: King Charles

Who? A rising singer-songwriter from London (to note – he is already a big deal in London)

What?  His debut album, LoveBlood (released May 8)

Why you should listen? Because he’s awesome and this classically trained singer-songwriter brings a bunch of sounds including some island vibes blended into indie, folk-pop

A reason you’ll be excited?  He got Mumford & Sons to sing on the track below

Why I’m excited: I believe I have found my album of the summer; yet another rising star from across the pond and he is very diverse in his music from track to track but makes it work. Just listen to the title track below too.

If you like: Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Dry The River, Theme Park, Little Comets and obviously Mumford & Sons

Final thoughts: Hop on the train now because soon enough, everyone in the States will know King Charles and you just may be bowing to him

Mumford & Sons Present: Gentlemen of the Road

29 May

I swear Mumford & Sons are geniuses.  Last time out it was the Railroad Revival Tour and this year it’s Gentlemen of the Road.  Straight from the fellas:

Join us this summer for a series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers at handpicked locations around the world. Each Stopover is a day-long event, celebrating the music, food and people of the places we’re visiting. We’ll be bringing a full lineup of some of our favorite bands from around the world, and curating events that combine a music festival and local gathering into one epic party. We plan to start early, and go late, taking the party from the stage to the town.

Please come join us if you can. It’ll be a whole lot of fun.

Mumford & Sons

 

Excited?  I know I am so here we go, and yeah let your jaw drop……now

 

Huddersfield, UK Stopover, 2nd June, 2012 – Greenhead Park

Mumford & Sons, Michael Kiwanuka, Nathaniel Rateliff, Moulettes, The Correspondents, Slow Club, Willy Mason, The Rag Tags

Galway, Ireland Stopover, 9th June, 2012 – Salthill Park

Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Zulu Winter, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Correspondents, Willy Mason, Moulettes, King Charles

Portland, Maine, Saturday August 4, 2012, Eastern Promenade

Mumford & Sons, St. Vincent, DAWES, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, Saturday August 11, 2012, Downtown Bristol

Mumford & Sons, DAWES, Justin Townes Earle, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim

Dixon, Illinois (A Camping Stopover), Saturday August 18, 2012, Page Park

Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, DAWES, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim

Monterey, California, Saturday August 25, 2012, Monterey County Fairgrounds

Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, Two Gallants, GROUPLOVE, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim