Walker County is a sister duo from Sulphur Springs IN, a town of 390 people. Ivey Dene and Sophie Dawn would take frequent trips to Nashville from Sulphur Springs very early on, busking on lower Broadway. In fact, the first time the sister duo busked on Broadway Ivey was 12 and Sophie was 9 years old. Bitten by the performance bug the sisters started playing fairs and festivals until about 7 years ago, this duo made the move to Nashville permanently to pursue their passion for music full time.
Jon Sortland and Brian Belier accidentally became a band while singing Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ at a Karaoke bar in San Francisco’s Japantown. When they woke up from their whiskey hangovers they realised it hadn’t been a dream, the people in the bar (all five of them) had cheered for them, and they had stumbled on their calling.
When you hear a band is inspired by the likes of 80’s synthesizer pop music, and artists including Maroon 5, Coldplay, LANY, New Order, and U2, then you know you’ve got someone intriguing on your hands. Add to that said band, after first meeting outside a bar in Nashville, then packed up their lives and headed out to LA, and you have no doubt this is someone you want to listen to.
Originally from a small fishing village in the far north of Iceland, Gunnar The Fifth aka Gunnar Valdimarsson is one third of an alt-pop act and world-renown tattoo artist, now based in Oslo, Norway. The new single, ‘Fell Off A Ledge’, along with its accompanying music video, comes from their forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in April.
Dare You Not To are a UK 5 piece boyband made up of Huw, Brodie, Dushane, Max and Chase. Although they’ve been together less tahn a year, their social media followers are increasing every day, ensuring that DYNT are certainly a boyband you need to know about.
Amy got the chance to speak to the boys about tour life and their future plans.