Breaking And Entering’s Five To Watch Presented By JBL Professional: April 2017

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. Click here to submit music to be one of our Five To Watch Presented by JBL Professional.

It’s April 1st, and we’re not fooling when we say that we have five more great artists for you to check out this month. We’ve waded through thousands of submissions, and while it’s a difficult process for us to pick only five selections, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy what these acts are up to. Here are your Five To Watch Presented by JBL Professional for April:

Wild Sons (Palm Springs, CA)

This indie pop quartet from Palm Springs have made clever songwriting and catchy hooks their calling card, with songs that will stick in your head for hours, if not days on end. Mainstream comparisons for the band would likely include Maroon 5, which the band has also previously covered, as well as John Legend and Nick Jonas. Their single “Echo” screams summertime radio hit, and from the opening notes, you’ll hear what we’re talking about.

The Vellas (Sheffield, England)

There’s something about the combination of buzzy guitars, a speedy backbeat, and gang vocals that draws people to European bands like The Vellas. All three of those elements are present on the band’s song, “Run”, which in a little over two minutes, can completely sell you on the band. If you’re a fan of bands like The Fratellis and The Kooks, this one is for you. The Vellas have the ultimate “indie cool” factor down to a science, and will leave you bouncing for more.

Jesse Montana (Los Angeles, CA)

With contemporary pop music becoming an ever increasing manufacturing process, true vocal talents are becoming more of a commodity within the genre. Los Angeles by way of Missoula, MT pop artist Jesse Montana is definitely a vocal talent, with a command over tracks like his single, “Patient”. While still mixing in the club-ready elements of today’s top 40 singles, Montana’s vocals put things over the top, showing incredible potential for the young artist.

Quis Christ (Roosevelt, NY)

When executed properly, New York hip hop is timeless. Plain and simple. Quis Christ is smooth, lyrical hip hop straight outta Long Island, and hip hop heads should take notice. Quis already has a debut EP out, and is in production of his first full album. With opening slots for some of hip hop’s biggest names, including Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, and more, Quis is making the most of living in the mecca of hip hop, and the world will soon see what he’s developing in NYC.

Mojave Nomads (Ogden, UT)

Utah, much less the town of Ogden, Utah, is probably the last place you’d expect to discover a blend of indie, funk, and psych music. However, enter Mojave Nomads, an indie quintet with an outsider’s mentality to crafting catchy songs. The band is carving out their own space in their local music scene, while making music worthy of creating waves nationally. The band is entering their third year of making music together, and already have garnered a buzz behind their early releases.

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