The Daybreaks make incredible debut in Nashville

The Daybreaks have a very unusual story. They were founded on accident.

Songwriters Kaleb Jones and Heather Bond wrote songs together for TV and film. But it wasn’t until Bobbly Holland suggested producing a record that they became a group.

Holland previously recorded with Jones for his solo album, so this new project did not come as a surprise. During their recording of this new project, Holland contributed by playing and singing background vocals.

It was then that they decided to start The Daybreaks.

Before becoming a group, each member was successful separately. Bond’s producer was Grammy-Award winning Matthew Odmark off of her debut album So Long and an additional EP. Jones had many musical works under his belt and was successful on the hit series from NBC called The Sing Off. Holland was a multi-instrumentalist known for his ability to mix and produce. Combining these individual talents is what makes The Daybreaks such a powerful group.

The Daybreaks create a sound that uses pop beats to create an indie/electronic sound. Sounding similar to Alabama Shakes, Saint Motel and Wild Cub, the group features silky voices that work perfectly with Holland’s producing to master a specific sound that you would want to keep on repeat – thus creating the beautiful, electrifying sound The Daybreaks are known for.

Have you listened to The Daybreaks’ music? If so, what do you think about the band? Leave a comment!

Advertisements

Humming House introduces a new form of bluegrass to Nashville

Humming House is bringing a new sound to the city of Nashville. The group first came together and made music in 2011. Now its album Revelries, which came out in 2015, shows Nashville what talent it can bring to the table.

Humming House started making music that isn’t very popular in Music City. Songwriter Justin Wade Tam gathered some friends to make a mixture of bluegrass, Irish and folk music. Because of their creation, they received lots of attention. They received attention from big local names such as Lightning 100 and the Americana Music Association. Later on down Tam’s road, he found a solid band to create what is Humming House.

Revelries is their first album they wrote, arranged and recorded as Humming House. That’s all they need to express how talented their vocalists and instrumentalists are. Their talent can be heard through their recorded music, but they are a group that must be seen live. Bluegrass is typically a genre that is much better live, so that just proves that Humming House puts on a fantastic performance.

The way they play their acoustics is unlike any other. Using the mandolin, acoustic guitar, bass and fiddle, they create music that is accompanied by harmonic, hearty vocals, adding the folk pop sound. The Lone Bellow, Carolina Story, and The Roosevelts all have a similar sound to Humming House. The Singer/Songwriter category is gaining some great new acts, expanding the horizons of Nashville music.

Have you listened to Humming House’s music? If so, what do you think about the group? Leave a comment!

Synth-pop duo Myzica breaking Nashville music barriers

Myzica is a musical pair that isn’t afraid to stand out. Amongst country, alternative and folk genres, this bubble-gum ’80s duo is taking the leap to bring indie pop to Nashville.

Producer Micah Talks and singer Isaaca Byrd came together to create something new for Nashville natives.

This pair has been around for about two years but released an album called Love and Desire in September 2016. It is filled with bubbly, synth-pop jewels that Nashville will surely adapt to; hopefully the rest of the country will follow suit.

This duo represents a side of Nashville that isn’t highly recognized. The difference between the pop music they create and the pop music that society normally thinks of is the real emotion pouring through the lyrics and songs as a whole.

Myzica knows how to maintain the rhythms and ecstatic personality presented in each song but also keeps the originality. This combination is what makes them an indie pop duo to be reckoned with.

Having a sound very similar to HAIM, Cappa, Dagny and BØRNS, Myzica has a unique feature that stands out from most. From experience, I can say that this music can turn any horrible winter day to a cheerful sunny day. The glistening sounds and soothing vocals will bring listeners pure joy when they need it most.

Have you listened to Myzica’s music? If so, what do you think about them? Leave a comment!

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are no strangers to Nashville music

The Americana music genre is becoming increasingly popular in Nashville, along with one of the genre’s best upcoming artists. Together, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors have sold over 100,000 albums and has played almost 2,000 shows in seven countries. As an emerging group, this band is certainly capable of making it.

Starting as a solo artist, Holcomb has had quite the success as a singer/songwriter in the past. He toured as an independent artist and released his first EP and full-length album before he formed his band in 2006.

As a band, the group has released nine albums and is credited with titles featured in several television shows. Although the band has had many members come and go over the years, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors continue to grow in the music business regardless of how many “Neighbors” there are.

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are very passionate about music, and it’s evident through the music they create. Their newest album, Medicine, proves it. The album’s rich vocals and smooth folk rhythm create an Americana masterpiece.

Holcomb grew up listening to powerful artists that have inspired his music today. Musical influences include Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, etc. Today, Holcomb’s music is comparable to artists such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah and The Lion, Ben Rector, Ray LaMontagne and Penny & Sparrow. Any time you are looking for smooth music to listen to on a summer evening while watching the sun set, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will set the tone.

Have you listened to Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’ music? If so, what do you think about them? Leave a comment!

Delta Saints brings ‘Bayou rock’ sound to Nashville

With an original sound and an upbeat blues-rock feel, the Delta Saints are another outstanding band making their way through Nashville. Maintaining a unique sound is difficult as an artist in Nashville, but this group achieves it so easily.

It didn’t take long for the Delta Saints to grow as a band, both in numbers and in popularity. By mixing rock ‘n’ roll with blues, this band attracts people of all ages and musical backgrounds. After being in the music scene for nearly a decade, with many released EPs and one full-length album, the Delta Saints found their final member and had their first full band rehearsal at a show in Spain. The Delta Saints finally completed their puzzle and released a new album in 2015.

Bands such as The Black Cadillacs, Zach Williams and the Reformation, The Allman Brothers Band and The Black Crowes all maintain a sound of their own but have heavily influenced the Delta Saints’ vintage swamp-rock sound.

The band knows how to incorporate smooth guitar riffs and soul rhythms into each song. With a sound like this and an ever-growing fan base, nothing can stop them now from making it big across the globe.

Have you listened to Delta Saints’ music? If so, what do you think about the band? Leave a comment!

Colony House brings a new sound to rock ‘n’ roll

Nashville’s own Colony House is changing the game in music. These 20-somethings from Franklin, Tennessee, have been together only since 2009, but the band is slowly making its way out of the indie category.

Colony House has had its fair share on alternative radio stations, grabbing the attention of millennial listeners. Two months after releasing an EP in 2014, Colony House debuted on Late Night with Seth Meyers. A year after that, the band made an appearance at Lipscomb University in Spring 2016. These boys have a future ahead of them with their album, Only The Lonely, that just came out in January 2017.

The sound this band creates is a new type of rock ‘n’ roll. They almost have a Beach Boys sound with its uplifting guitar playing mixed with melodies like Cold War Kids, creating a sound very similar to Vampire Weekend. With such a wide mix, the band manages to withhold its unique, original sound. What makes a song a Colony House song is the emotional lyrics. The group portrays such meaningful lyrics, which connects fans to the music. You’ll want to play this music with the windows down on a summer day.

Have you listened to Colony House’s music? If so, what do you think about the band? Leave a comment!