BOY Performing Live at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles
Hamish Anderson Rockin' The House Of Blues
Hey PA Fans!
'Tis the season to check out great new international bands! In the past month, we witnessed two excellent live performances from Passport Approved acts: BOY (Germany) at The Fonda Theatre and Hamish Anderson (Australia) at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. It was great to see many of you there among the numerous audience members.
Recently, we were honored to have singer/songwriter Matthew Mole from Cape Town, South Africa join us for an interview. Matthew discussed the inspiration behind his chart topping new album The Home We Built that made him the biggest selling domestic artist in South Africa on iTunes. He also talked about his recent performance at the V-ROX Festival in Vladivostok, Russia. If you missed the exclusive interview last week, you can still check it out here!
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ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
#1 Cape Lion
Track: "Jennie" Location: Stockholm, Sweden Style: Alternative/Electronic Members:
Martin Wiklund Label: Unsigned Last Month's Playlists: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10
The Stockholm based producer duo brings a fresh sound to an otherwise saturated electro-pop scene. Originally starting out as a one off collaboration, Carl-Johan and Martin quickly became inspired to create more material under the band name Cape Lion. After months in the studio, Cape Lion recently completed their 5 song EP said to be released early next year. Their music has been receiving widespread radio, press and blog support all around world. One interesting fact about that duo is that they are heavily inspired by The Beach Boys because of their harmonic structure and innovative production. Check out their music and decide who they remind you of on
Track: "Alexander" Location: Sydney, Australia Style: Garage Blues Members:
Tom Label: Unsigned Last Month's Playlists: 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10
The Faults are a Garage Rock duo that brings classic Surf Rock back to modern Alternative. Inspired by the Beach Boys at Woodstock 1969 and pretty much everything pre-1975 according to their website, The Faults' screaming guitar riffs and slamming drum grooves remind us what Rock 'n' Roll is really all about. Their sophomore EP was produced by Sydney based producer, Darren Cross (Betty Airs, E.L.F) and is highly recommended for fans looking for a blast from the past in a modern light. Check out their recent release, Patients, HERE
Kaitlin Riegel was born and raised in Portland, Oregon until the age of 12 when she moved to Auckland, New Zealand where she is currently pursuing her music career. Having spent equal time in both the US and NZ, Kaitlin draws inspiration for her music from both cultures giving her a truly international sound. Her single "Silhouettes" was produced by Simon "Berkfinger" Berckleman (The Temper Trap, Silverchair, Wolfmother). If you are a fan of Lorde, Marina & The Diamonds and Oh Land, you'll likely enjoy what Kaitlin Riegel has to offer. Check out the music video for her single "Silhouettes" Here.