The Southern California six-piece was formed in early 2014 by a group of long time friends and musicians. Hunny's charismatic sound draws from a blend of 1980's post-punk and their undying love for Prince.
HUNNY worked with producer/engineer Doug Boehm (Girls, Tokyo Police Club, Christopher Owens) on the new single "Cry for Me" which garnered more than 200,000 plays in it's first 2 months on Soundcloud, charting on the Top "Most Popular Tracks" on Hype Machine. The band also gained local support from KROQ where the single hit #1 on KROQ's Locals Only Show. Hunny has played sold out shows across the US including hometown dates at The Satellite and The Troubadour.
HUNNY is Jason Yarger, Jake Goldstein, Jacob Munk, Gregory Horne, Kevin Grimmett, and Joey Anderson.
Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls
Four perma-teenage mermaids living in SoCal and making music.
Founded by Melissa Brooks, The Aquadolls started in January 2012. The current lineup is Melissa Brooks on vocals/guitar, joined by Ryan Frailich on vocals/guitar, Josh Crawford on bass, and Colin Moore on drums. The Aquadolls songs put forth "trip out" sorta vibes, as well as quite aggressive ones. A lot of our songs are about love, opening your mind, hating being a teenager, and even wanting to go Britney on someone and smash their windshield with a baseball bat. Just be a mermaid, and join the cult that is THE AQUADOLLS.
"Dark, dramatic post-punk from Oakland's awesome Wax Idols. Helmed by Hether Fortune, Wax Idols have improved on their already-great debut album in just about every way. The melodies are stronger, the vocals echoed and haunting, and the playing is at an unflagging level of intensity. While early 80s Siouxsie And The Banshees and 4AD are decent reference points, the song-writing is all Wax Idols and they bring a very modern sensibility, along with sterling production help from Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon). It's pop in the largest sense - strongly melodic, confident and impossible to ignore." - via Slumberland Records
"...they're so fucking punk they've been known to cover Christian Death's "Romeo's Distress" live (which pretty much means that a band made up of three girls and a guy has more "cajones" than an upstate NY mosh-pit)."
Southern California based six-piece Private Island released their debut EP 'A Good Look' in the fall of 2014, which quickly caught the attention of the Los Angeles music scene. Since that release, Private Island has headlined a residency, played a sold out a headliner at the Lyric, and performed in support of acts such as HUNNY, Sam Dew, Autumn in June and more. The band's sophomore EP, 'Sunbreak,' is set to be released July 8th, 2016. Highlighted by single, 'Drugs,' which was featured on The Music Ninja, HillyDilly, Indie Shuffle & more, 'Sunbreak' promises to be a strong follow-up to the band's inaugural release. Blending indie-rock roots with a hint of retro and funk, Private Island has drawn comparisons to artists such as The Kings of Leon and Young the Giant. Private Island is Christian Lum, Tommy Nickerson, Cameron Anderson, Michelle Guerrero, Tim Barbour and Roger Mawer.
"Kid Bloom is an L.A. quintet engaging in lovingly warped, sneaky-smart psych-pop. They've recorded an EP's worth of tunes that feel like the '60s and '70s in a fun house — theirs is an arty approach to composition, deconstructing and reassembling pop elements seemingly on a whim. The music is the work of 19 year old singer-guitarist Lennon Kloser, along with singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jesse Perlman, drummer Josh Conway, keyboardist Alex Canter, and Brad Bowers on bass."
-Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA