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.
American Express presents BST Hyde Park adds another massive headliner for 2020 – the world’s biggest pop artist – Taylor Swift. Lighting up the London stage on Saturday 11th July, Taylor is the third act to be announced and joins the ultimate girl band Little Mix who headline on Saturday 4th July and US rockers Pearl Jam on Friday 10th July.
Broken Baby are based in LA and make music which is uncompromisingly rock – but with a post punk edge. The duo, made up from Amber Bollinger and veteran producer Alex Dezen (The Damnwells), their latest single, ‘Royal Pigs’ sounds like the love child of Taylor Swift and the B-52s…and that’s not a bad thing.
Jedward will be releasing deeply sensual ‘Bodies In Action’ this Thursday 13 June, alongside the already announced ‘Soul Crushing’. The songs are the first two tracks on their upcoming fourth album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, which comes out June 27, via Universal Music. ‘Soul Crushing’ is already available across Asia.
Describing themselves as what Taylor Swift would sound like if she was a rock band, San Francisco-based trio Worth Taking blend raw punk sounds with infectious, sweet vocals. Their most recent single, ‘Am I The Only One’, while not overtly political, addresses the feeling of being the only person to notice what’s happening in the world. It’s the latest in a long line of their songs, which have examined relatable themes such as love, hope, and our ongoing struggle with morality.
Annielle grew up in a small town in Southern Sweden, and started making her own variety of Americana-vibed pop-folk at an early age, with inspiration from the likes of Björk, Sting, and Norah Jones. She had her breakthrough in 2010, with the single, ‘Summer Love’, receiving heavy rotation in Sweden. She followed this by winning the Svensktoppen Nästa radio chart competition in 2011, as well as tours of Sweden, Norway, and the USA.
New York based singer songwriter Alice Kristiansen first started in 2011 by posting covers of songs by the likes of Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and the Civil Wars onto her YouTube channel, while also playing guitar or piano. This led to her releasing her self-titled EP in 2014, while still only 18. Her biggest boost was the following year when Ashton Kutcher shared her cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ on his social media, leading to a surge in her popularity.