Based in Philadelphia, rock band SPiN have raised their presence through touring, syncing their songs to TV and film, radio play, and a social media presence of over 30,000 fans. Their video for ‘Zombie Girl’ also went viral, garnering over 8 million views so far. Their latest track, ‘What’s It Gonna Take’, the first release from their new album, ‘Make Me Move’, comes with a kick-ass video directed by Jim Vacca and shot in their hometown of Philadelphia.
Better known by his performing name ash.ØK, Philadelphia-based producer Ashok Kailath is one of the most versatile around, with his excellent ear and refreshing cutting edge vision which enables him to turn to gold anything he works on. His debut album, ‘The Unravelled’, takes his talents and combines them with his expertly chosen team of collaborators, including Indian percussionist Jomy George, the pan-ethnic West Philadelphia Orchestra and Grammy-award-winning cellist Tina Guo. ash.ØK follows up the powerful title track which was released last year, with his brand new single, ‘Shattered On The Inside’, which picks up where ‘The Unravelled’ left off.
When Philadelphia quartet Hop Along released their second album, ‘Painted Shut’ back in 2015, their fans have wondered what they would come up with next. The mesmerising album which was denoted by frontwoman Frances Quinlan’s storytelling, found its way to “best of” lists from the likes of Vice, Stereogum, and Consquence Of Sound, and much was made of their idiosyncratic sound – classic songwriting albeit with alternatively humorous and horrifying lyrics, subtle intricacy in terms of their rhythm section, dark production, and Quinlan’s voice itself.