In an exclusive interview for PageSix’s ‘We Hear’ podcast, Sharknado star Tara Reid spoke about life in quarantine in Los Angeles. She revealed that not only is she sharing her lockdown with her boyfriend, but also her best friends, John and Edward, aka Jedward, who have an apartment in the same building as her.
It’s that time of year when we would ordinarily be gearing up to watch European music’s night of nights, The Eurovision Song Contest. Alex Sparrow competed for his native Russia in the contest in 2011, when it was held in Dusseldorf, finishing in 16th position. There’s no Eurovision this year because of Covid-19, but there’s an Alex Sparrow song – the singer, composer, actor and producer, now based in Los Angeles, has released his most recent single, ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’, and although it’s no compensation for the Eurovision, it’s a fun song with an equally upbeat music video.
YUNGBLUD has shared the video for his new single ‘Weird!’ (Locomotion / Interscope Records). Directed by YUNGBLUD and Tom Pallant, the video was shot with minimal production by a three-person crew, all of whom are quarantining together. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV International territories and on the Viacom Times Square billboards.
Lockdown seems to be agreeing with Jedward, who are using the period to stimulate their creativity while they are in isolation in Los Angeles. For the second time this week, John has released a video of himself singing and playing guitar, and also for the second time, it’s a song by a former One Direction member – this time ‘Falling’, by Harry Styles, which was released earlier this year.
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.
If I have any say in the matter, then Sex People will be the next big thing. The latest release from the LA band, ‘Sling Slang’, takes the seeming chaos of their influences, experiences, personalities, and talents, and puts it to music. There’s enough flavour – and then some – to keep even the most jaded pallette entertained.
Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.
Olivia Henry, from Los Angeles, has known all her life that she’s wanted to sing, and she shared that passion with the world. with her debut EP, ‘Sessions’, released in 2014. The recrord demonstrated Olivia’s gift for taking a retro-jazz sound and recrafting it into an alterna-pop format, and set her on a seemingly rocketlike trajectory to the stars. Sadly this was not to be, because following the release of ‘Sessions’, Olivia was forced to put her career on hold, as she was diagnosed with a variety of joint-related auto-immune conditions.
Originally from Florida, but now based in Los Angeles, Kendall Rucks takes elements of rock, blues, and dream pop, and fuses them together to create a sound that is both provocative and captivating.
Lisa caught up with Kendall and dug in deep about her life, music, and what to expect from her in the future.
Grace Gaustad is still only 18 years old, but has been making waves in Los Angeles in recent months, since she covered Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’. Recognised for her deep vocals, Grace has been working with Lady Gaga’s singing coach since she before she entered her teenage years. Grace has quite the profile on social media, with just under 500K followers on Instagram, as well as 80K+ on Facebook, and 73K+ subscribers on YouTube. While in Los Angeles recently, Lisa asked Grace a few quick questions about her life, music, and inspirations.