Breaking And Entering’s Five To Watch – July 2018
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Somehow, some way, we’ve entered the back half of 2018. Summer is here in full effect, and festival season is in full swing as well. With that, we’ve got five new artists for you to check out this month, as well. Here’s your July 2018 Five To Watch:
Conan Mac (London, England)
Nothing says summer like a pop anthem, and Conan Mac’s “Date Night” is just that. The track is his debut single, featuring Kaniva, but has already reached the top 15 on iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. In addition to that, Mac has collaborated with producers that have worked with OneDirection, as well as X-Factor finalist Luke Friend, amongst others. There’s tremendous potential for Conan Mac to become a superstar, and when you hear “Date Night”, you’ll see that things are looking incredibly bright for the young English artist.
Swank Sinatra (Denver, CO)
As hip hop begins to shift towards it’s emo phase, which is something I thought I’d never say, there’s a demand for artist with deep thought into their flows. Denver’s Swank Sinatra puts that mental work in on his track, “Marathon”, which features some honest bars, and is complemented by a soulful R&B hook. Swank discovered his knack for expression while deployed in the military, picking up spoken word while in Kuwait, and transitioning into music once returning to the United States. You can hear that flow on display on “Marathon”:
Best Not Broken (Boston, MA)
An energetic, clean indie track can be gripping if done right. Boston act Best Not Broken have that style perfected on their single, “Faster”. Citing influence from brit-pop and new wave, the band have an inherent cool factor to their sound. The band has won a New England Music Award, picked up radio play, and opened for artists spanning from Pat Benetar to Jason Derulo in the northeast, and definitely carry a sound that could expand their reach to the rest of the country and beyond. You can hear what makes them so addicting with “Faster” below:
Neon Cities (Denver, CO)
With a haze of 80’s nostalgia to their sound, Denver’s Neon Cities blend chillwave and pop in just the right style. The duo of Jason Roth and Chase Dobson had collaborated prior to forming the band, but ultimately decided to make the most of the project. The band carries a retro flair to their music, but make use of both vintage and contemporary instruments, and actual live instrumentation as well, to craft songs that could fit well in the present day and the past. Hear what the band is all about with “In Waves” below:
Kid Vishis (Detroit, MI)
From the moment that you press play on Kid Vishis’ track “Jumpin’ Through The Roof”, you find out that the energy of his songs are infectious. With a hyped up blend of contemporary trap and a touch of EDM, you can’t help but turn up to Vishis’ sound. There’s a certain bliss to songs that can make you lose your inhibitions and cause you to just bounce along, and the Detroit artist has found a way to do that with his single. Check out “Jumpin’ Through The Roof” below: