With a duo like Tennyson, there's more than meets the eye. If we lived in a different time you might've saved up your pennies and caught a glimpse of the traveling Tennyson magic show.
It costs a little more now to get into a club and see their live show, but it feels no less magic.
Luke and Tess have been playing music together since, basically, forever. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta with a drummer for a father, there wasn't much else to do.
And when you listen to Tennyson or watch them perform, you get it. They speak their own language on stage; while soloing on his keyboard Luke triggers a sound effect with the tip of his nose, Tess's electronic drums shape-shift with each song. It's as mesmerizing to watch as it is to turn around and look at the audience taking it all in.
And this is probably why anyone who hears or sees Tennyson becomes a fan — from Skrillex to M83 to Questlove. Their melodies are infectious and their ideas are unpredictable. Anything can be a source of inspiration for Tennyson and it's fascinating to see what they come up with in every new song or show.
MULHERIN are Marshall and Parker Mulherin, an R&B duo and identical twin brothers from Memphis, TN. They produce, write, and sing. The pair started playing drums at a very young age and began producing beats and writing songs while studying at Loyola University in New Orleans.
Their self-released songs are now available online, receiving noted press, a prized place amongst Red Bull Music Academy's impressive roster of student alumi, and an ever-growing fan base.
"A sophisticated R&B sensibility that feels far more indebted to some of the gentlemen of the '90s than the genre's prevailing popular Lotharios." - Pigeons & Planes, 2015
An imaginative electric orchestration of reverberating synth pop,” is how listeners best describe Los Angeles based musician, NK-Riot. Conjured and critiqued throughout the winter of 2013, NK-Riot has evolved to what can only be referred to as dark and revolutionary cyber-grind music.
By combining dance-punk, and chip-tune noise such as, computer glitches, dial tones, and sub-Phatty rhythms, NK-Riot produces a unique analog experience.
NK-Riot's recent acclaims flourish among LA's underground, as well as the U.K. The Self titled Ep, "NKRIOT”, Released in Fall of 2014, has made it's rounds on both grassroots compilation radio, and internet podcast, such as, 88.9 KXLU, 88.7 KSPC, and KSCR Podcast. In Early 2015 "LP DISCO 83" a single from the Self Titled Ep, released a music video with guest appearance cameo by Jeremy Ruzumna, Keyboard Player oKevin:m:m:f Fitz and The Tantrums, and also featuring the historic 6th Street bridge in Boyle Heights, LA.
The titled Ep, "Radio Walk”, featuring hit single "Hey It Ya”, has been in rotation on 94.7 Saint FM, along with the full length debut album, "Origins of Evolution." The LP demonstrates the beginning of a new musical direction; one that stems from the roots of funk, experimental rock, break-beat, fusion, trance, and dance.
Nk-Riot uses technology to share his vision with the public. Summer of 2015, NKRIOT developed his “Holo Display.” A hand-held, portable plastic device that users simply place on their mobile phones to see any holographic video in 3D. He released this device to the public to accompany his latest music video for the song “We are the Future.” To honor his love for the film “Back to the Future,” he worked alongside director Ben Trandem to take viewers on a journey through time. In the video, Nk-Riot drives around in a flashy Delorean, making for an amazing handheld adventure when viewed with the Holo-Display.
Nk-Riot has also put together his own music equipment setup called The Riot Lab. Made up of effects processors, synthesizers, and who knows what else, it is custom built, chrome-plated, and one of a kind. NK uses this unique machine to create electrifying, funky dance beats that can accompany electric guitar solos and vocals, making them sound arena-ready.
In addition to the raw eccentricities of this live solo-project, is the anonymity, in hopes to preserve the quality and focus of the music.
Nk-Riot’s first full length album is due in February of 2016 on limited-edition vinyl.