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Catfish & the Bottlemen
The Head & the Heart
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4 ARTISTS TO KNOW
Barns Courtney is an English singer/songwriter. Born in Ipswich, England, he and his family moved to Seattle when he was 4 and back to the UK when he was 15. Courtney fronted multiple bands before he made the decision to go solo and pursue being a singer/songwriter. He has opened for artists such as Ed Sheeran and Carl Barat. Courtney released his first single, “Glitter and Gold” in 2015 followed by his single, “Fire” which was featured in the movie “Burnt” Starring Bradley Cooper. Barns Courtney is currently on tour and is in the works of releasing a full length album.
Hailing from Oxford, England, Foals is and English indie rock band formed in 2005. The band members consist of Yannis Philippakis (lead vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drummer), Jimmy Smith (Rhythm guitarist), Walter Gervers (bassist), and Edwin Congreave (keyboardist). The band has released four studio albums, including their most recent, “What Went Down” and nineteen singles. The band has toured internationally and played at festivals like Coachella and Roskilde. The band is currently on tour.
Judah & the Lion is a folk-pop group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of members: Judah Akers on guitar and lead vocals, Brian Macdonald on mandolin and vocals, Nate Zuercher on Banjo and vocals and Spencer Cross on drums. The band has released three full-length albums, including their most recent album, “Folk Hop ‘N Roll” which was released in March of 2016. All though the band members are from all across the country, they have come together to share their very similar stories to the world. The band is currently on tour.
Five piece, alternative/pop band Stokeswood hails from Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of founding members Adam Patterson (vocals) and Mark Godwin (lead guitar) along with Michael Roman (keys), Jon Joiner (drums) and Justin Mullinix (bass and live production). The band has had much success, especially in the Southeast, since the release of their debut album in 2009. Their most recent album, “2075” was released in June of 2015. Due to the variety in Stokeswood sound they have been able to play with other artists such as Edward Sharpe, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies and more.
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THIS WEEK'S COVER
Song: “Season of the Witch”
Original by Donovan
Cover by Karen Elson
If you like The Killers, then try Stokeswood