Breaking And Entering’s Five To Watch: December 2016
As a Milwaukee-based music website, it is our obligation to not only bring Milwaukee to the world, but bring the world to Milwaukee, as well. Five To Watch submissions are handled exclusively through ReverbNation.
Every month, we keep getting blown away by the amount of talented artists that submit music to us. It’s never an easy decision, but we’ve selected five more acts that need to be checked out immediately. Here is Breaking And Entering’s Five to Watch for December:
Carrie Lane (Montclair, NJ)
Carrie Lane is a triple threat, at the minimum. She is a pop artist, video creator, and also a nationally represented model. In addition to that, she also writes her own music, which is a tough task in its own right when talking about the pop genre. With a sultry, jazzy voice, Lane is making a name for herself behind her most recently released single, “Drowning”. She has also put out two EPs in the past, and is in the process of recording new music, as well. “Drowning” has enormous mainstream radio potential, and you should check out the rest of her body of work, as well.
Hatchling (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago)
With a mixture of indie, pop, and alternative, Hatchling is futuristic sounding dream pop that makes you feel inherently cooler as soon as you start listening to it. While the band may hail from an unlikely source for slick indie music, you can hear the influence of contemporary acts from around the world all blended into their sound. The group is beyond a traditional band, but more of a creative collective, fronted by multi-instrumentalist and producer Syam Nath. This is the type of music that you can be hooked on easily, as you’ll hear from single “16 Pixel” below:
Young Scrap (Los Angeles, CA)
The story of Young Scrap is actually much more than you’d imagine. Growing up in LA, he developed his nickname from his tendency to be a fighter, but was also trained as a dancer. In fact, he appears on a DVD from famed street dancer Tommy The Clown. By 2009, Scrap was signed to Universal Music Group for a single, entitled “Melody”. However, currently, Young Scrap might be making some of his best music yet, as evidenced by the 2015 single “Better Work For It”. With a long tenure in the music business, Young Scrap is still a name to watch, and you can hear that on the single below:
Luke Potter (Bristol, United Kingdom)
Luke Potter is a singer/songwriter from the UK with a tremendous amount of potential. With a sound comparable to a certain redheaded English mega-star, Potter has his own style of indie pop, combining both acoustic ballads and club-ready electronic tracks. He currently is splitting time writing between England and Sweeden, though he has previously made appearances stateside, as well. As he continues to progress, pop stardom seems almost inevitable, provided that it reaches the right ears. Get ready to meet a potential teen-pop hearthrob with his track, “Something More”:
Da Tribe Inc (Palm Bay, FL)
Florida has had its share of successful hip hop artists, but the combination that makes up Da Tribe Inc is a refreshing throwback to backpack-era flows, along with other geographical influences. The group’s members have roots in not only Florida, but also New York, Michigan, Boston, Ohio, and the Carribean. Somehow, the collective all touched base in Florida, and brought their respective sounds with them, which you can hear on their track, “Earn What I Got”. With an eclectic makeup, each member brings their own skills to the table, and ultimately have been creating posse cut-style tracks for over a decade. Get to know Da Tribe Inc with “Earn What I Got” below: