Breaking And Entering’s Five to Watch Powered by Reverbnation – February 2020

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.

We are now in full swing with 2020, and once again, we have five new acts for you to keep your eyes on in the new decade. Over 1,500 artists submitted music this time around, making it ever so difficult for us to choose just five new acts to feature. Take a look at your Februrary 2020 Five To Watch Powered by Reverbnation:

Radiate (New York City, NY)
There’s something to be said for the staying power of melodic post-hardcore music, which New York act Radiate seem to deliver with ease. If you need a song that’s going to make you remember your emo phase, but still feel like you’re living in 2020, their single “Home” is definitely a good place to stay. While many emo and metalcore acts are already in the anniversary and reunion phases of their careers, Radiate could be the next fresh faces to help keep the genre alive. Check out “Home” below:

Ella Winter (London, England)
When it comes to pop, a great voice can mean almost everything, and when you hear it, you just know good things are in store for the artist. One listen to London-based artist Ella Winter’s “Grey and Black”, and you can just tell there’s something special there. Performing since the age of 6, Winter has honed her sound, and now that she’s found her true voice, she’s working to make it heard around the world. Citing influences such as Alanis Morisette and Adele, you can hear the influences that come out in her passionate lyrics. Look for her in the future, and check out “Grey And Black” here:

Alex Carson (Chicago, IL)
With a music scene as eclectic as Chicago’s, an artist like Alex Carson can fly under the radar, but that may not last long. A pop act with a knack for twangy guitars, Carson is doing something unique with songs like “Cruel”, which already feel ready for mainstream pop and alternative rock radio. If you’re a fan of Ed Sheeran’s earlier material, you’ll love what Carson is doing. Check out “Cruel” here:

The Moon City Masters (Brooklyn, NY)
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but you can also improve on what’s working. That’s the case for Brooklyn rock duo Talor and Jordan Steinberg, better known as The Moon City Masters. With audible influences that include everything from classic rock to funk to contemporary indie, the band takes the sounds that were most memorable from previous decades and mashes them together, ultimately creating an infectious hybrid sound. You can hear that on “The Price You Pay”, a track that addresses their desire to quit the 9-to-5 and live off of music. Listen to the single below:

All From Nothing (Emporia, KS)
Often times, if you really listen to music, you can hear the influence of geography deep within a song, especially early in an a band’s career. You can hear the twang of Emporia, Kansas on rockers All From Nothing’s single, “Too Little Too Late”. The sounds of the heartland come out in the track, but there’s also lots of mainstream appeal to the record, with an earnest vocal delivery and plenty of energy. The band cites a variety of musical influences, and as much as the Midwest absorbs styles from all over the country, All From Nothing absorb bits and pieces of influence from music’s past. With a couple of EPs under their belts, the band appears to be getting their feet under themselves, and that could make for something much bigger down the line. Check out “Too Little Too Late” here;

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