Posts byAlexis Arnold

Story Behind The Song With Taylor Grey

Stanford-based singer/songwriter Taylor Grey is breaking barriers and retelling a love story with her latest drop “NEVER WOULDA LETCHA”. This latest release off her anticipated sophomore album plays with the idea of telling someone you care about how you really feel and the stress that comes along with it. In between Grey’s amazing vocals we
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IBG Interview– 7 Questions With …. PONCÉ

Nashville-based duo PONCÉ is a family affair. Comprised of identical twins Carson and Michael Poncé, PONCÉ create music that crosses genres – ranging from indie to synth easily. It’s quality songs with edge, and impossible not to enjoy. PONCÉ is eclectic in the best possible way. They’re a crazy talented, up-and-coming duo and this week we got to
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Minimmal Plays With Genres In Debut Album

Some bands are in a category of their own. This is just the case for Quito-Ecuador based alt rock band Minimmal. This talented band is in a genre of their own, they create traditional alternative with a twist. The band plays around with a lot of different elements, giving their music a more experimental feel. Their debut
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Chames Talks Self-Actualization In Latest Mixtape

There’s something to be said about thought-provoking albums. Anyone can sing a song about being in love and being hurt, but here’s something different about albums and artists that create songs that make you want to change. Songs with lyrics that are truly something deep and reflective which make us listeners really look at our
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions with….El West

Hi, I’m Bryant, the lead singer of El West and we’re super excited to be interviewing with Indie Band Guru! We’d love for you to check out our newest single, “Thin Air” from our self-titled EP available on December 15th.   Where did you get the name? I was inspired by a a small neighborhood in Barcelona called El Born and wanted the new
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KP Wolfe Gets Real In Latest EP

Some artists just sing with a quality you can’t explain. They just exude some sort of confidence that can’t be put into words. They create this kind of attitude with their music that you can’t help but vibe along to. Artist KP Wolfe is this kind of artist. Not only is she an NYU Tisch
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With….The WINTYR

The alt-folktronic based band in Cape Town/London, THE WINTYR began as the solo project of Evelyn Hart (vocals/synth/piano). Tristan Carmichael (Guitar/Synth/Piano) and Brendyn Rossouw (Percussion/Guitar) jumped onboard to produce a batch of songs that would become their debut full-length. After working together for several months, the three decided the sound would be best portrayed in
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With…. Alluri

Born and raised in Hyderabad, London based Alluri’s latest cut Evari Kosam (For Who’s Sake) is a flawless demonstration of how the music world is a truly universal sphere, which exists only in the cultural blend that shapes its very existence. After digesting a diet of classical music as an early teen, an impressionable Alluri’s
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With…. Cocoa Futures

Scotland-bred and London-based, Cocoa Futures are the brainchild of frontman Greg (vocals/bass). They specialize in pristine pop harmonics crossed with a taste for the unexpected. Greg assembled a band including Dave (drums), Zoe (keys) and Jack (guitar) and first came to prominence in 2014 through the self-released upbeat singles ‘Do Something’ and ‘Scotland’, while commanding
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With…. Miklo

Miklo is comprised of Kyle Setter, Chris Garcia (guitar) and Pablo Garcia (drums).  Together they moved to Nashville to work on their writing and producing skills.  Things moved quickly and their innovative style of hard-hitting catchy choruses and verses with a hip hop undertones grabbed the attention of a rapidly growing fanbase.  Their music could
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With…. FRTNK

FRTNK (pronounced “Fourteen K”) is an American alternative hip-hop group hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, known as the Inland Empire. Formed by artists Benjamin Aragbaye, Bryan Ramos and Barin Butler, the group’s musical style joins the electronic sounds of rock and Neo-RnB, while seamlessly merging it with heavy 808’s and groovy synthesizers.  We
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Aldous Harding Captivates In Debut Album

Sometimes we get artists that seem to be from a different era. Whether it be because of their lyrics or instrumentation they just play with this sort of “blast from the past” presence. New Zealand-based singer Aldous Harding plays with these elements. Her self-titled debut Aldous Harding works with a sound that rivals 60’s folk.
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Sam Evian Drops ‘Premium’ Debut Album

There are some artists that just have a quality you can’t describe. They have something about their vocals or overall delivery that can’t be replicated. Whether it’s the tone of their voice or just some kind of coolness — they just sound special. New York-based singer Sam Evian embodies those artists. His debut album Premium is the
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Vellas Play with Energy in Latest Release

There are some bands you can’t help but be into. They just have this pull that keeps your playlist full of their albums and that one song on repeat. They’re the type of bands that just seem to put out tracks you can’t ignore. The Vellas is one of those bands. With their easy indie
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Skylar Grey Moves Mountains in Latest Release

With five Grammy-nominations for her work as a multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, I think it’s safe to say that Skylar Grey’s got this whole music thing down. This amazing artist, who recently collaborated with X-Ambassadors, has finally released more music of her own — and honestly it’s nothing short of amazing. Skylar Grey’s latest Natural Causes
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Saint Adeline Challenges The “Status Quo” In Latest EP

Saint Adeline exudes interesting. A San Francisco-born turned NYC-based trio, Saint Adeline is a family band that knows their way around music. With a folk pop style and a knack for composing, they create a little something for every taste. Their latest release, the self-titled Saint Adeline EP, easily shows off their unmatched abilities as artists. Saint
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Leagues Is “Alone Together” In New Album

There’s no saying Leagues isn’t talented. With a growing fan base thanks to their breakout singles and a single on a Netflix Blockbuster Original, Leagues is on a playing field of their own. This Nashville-based duo is no stranger to music and a master of blurring genres. Their latest album Alone Together essentially mixes electronic beats with
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AMFM Get Candid in Debut EP

There’s no denying it’s been an incredible summer for music. We’ve gotten some of the liveliest releases and the best new bands to add to our Spotify playlist. New artists just keep coming out of the woodwork and dropping some of the most sensational singles. AMFM and their debut self-titled EP being no exception.This Brooklyn-based
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Birdtalker Talks Truth in Debut EP

Alternative with the slightest hint of folk, Birdtalker is incredibly unique. Forming originally as a side project between husband and wife, Birdtalker was made with love. These Nashville natives give us vulnerability, but in the brightest way. They’re on a mission to give it to us straight, and their debut EP Just This does just that.
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DJ Snake — EDM’s Musical Chameleon

DJ Snake is already a well-known artist. With famous songs like “Turn Down For What” and a Grammy nomination for his work as a producer, we already know he’s talented. He’s got the features with big names and the millions of listeners to prove it. What we aren’t acknowledging is how versatile he is. But
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Fergie — You Got That “M.I.L.F. $”?

An eight-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum solo artist and vocalist for The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie needs no introduction. (Seriously, you can’t say you don’t remember The Black Eyed Peas, or her hit solo single “Fergalicious”.) Fergie specializes in pop music with a catchy tune and hip hop inflections. Her newest single, “M.I.L.F. $,” is no exception.
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Daniel Wilson EP Has Tons of Promise

It’s not every day you find an artist who delivers unconventional rhythms with grace and ease, but Daniel Wilson does it effortlessly. Not only do Wilson’s tracks make you dance, they make you listen. Daniel Wilson Modernizes Soul, Disco, & Funk Michigan based artist and producer Daniel Wilson delivers truth in his beats with single
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