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It’s been less than two years since VÉRITÉ performed her first live show, but she’s already packed in a career’s worth of highlights. Performing at massive festivals like Lollapalooza and Firefly, surpassing 12 million streams on Spotify with a pair of critically acclaimed EPs, crisscrossing the US and Europe for her own headlining shows, and opening for big names like Stars, MS MR, and Tove Lo; she has amassed a mountain of media praise everywhere from Buzzfeed and Billboard to Nylon and SPIN.
VÉRITÉ began her music career while working full-time as a waitress at Applebee’s in Times Square. Over the course of nearly two years, she crafted the ‘Echo EP,’ a stunning debut which showcased her unique brand of poignant, emotionally intense alt-pop. SPIN praised her “incredibly strong club-ready cuts,” naming her one of five new artists to watch, while BuzzFeed hailed lead single “Strange Enough” as one of the best songs of the summer. Upon its release, the track hit #1 most viral on Twitter and earned her the #1 spot on Hype Machine, along with additional love from Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, Idolator, and more. She followed it up with the ‘Sentiment’ EP, which TIME called “gorgeous,” with “complex electronic arrangements” and “rich and ethereal vocals.”
VÉRITÉ self-funds every aspect of her career, following her own design and operating outside of the major label system as a truly independent success story. She’s about to hit new heights with the release of her most mesmerizing collection yet, the ‘Living EP.’ Recorded with an all-star cast of producers including Stefan Graslund (Charli XCX), Tim Anderson (Banks), Zach Nicita (MS MR), Peter Thomas (Betty Who), and James Flannigan (Kodaline), the EP showcases VÉRITÉ’s remarkable growth and sophistication, as she spins dark, vulnerable confessions into infectious, danceable anthems. Opener “Underdressed” reveals a new edge to her haunting, silky vocals, while the reverb-laden guitars of “Constant Crush” give way to pulsing percussion and hypnotic melody lines, and the minimalist “Gesture” strips everything back down to its absolute rawest, ending with a gorgeous stack of a cappella harmonies.” It’s hard to believe we’ve only just met VÉRITÉ considering all she’s already accomplished, but as she continues to reveal new depth and nuance with each release, it’s clear we’ll be getting to know her for a long time to come.
Sydney alt pop foursome Tigertown will make you feel the kind of love you’d travel the world for. They’re a family band, an ecstatic quartet, all Australian sunshine and California heat: husband-and-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins anchor the sound on lead guitar and vocals, and the Collins siblings, Elodie and Alexi, round out the recordings and live band on bass and keys.
Already boasting a dedicated following and Triple J support in their native Australia, 2016 found them touring the globe with the likes of Troye Sivan, Panic! At The Disco, St. Lucia and MS MR. Carrying on from the euphoric highs of their debut Lonely Cities EP and it’s wildfire single of the same name (9 million streams and counting), the band embarked on a series of globetrotting collaborations that helped to further crystallize the anthemic, jetsetting, Tigertown sound.
Nowhere is this more evident than forthcoming single “Papernote,” a pop supernova recorded across four continents, built around a two-bar loop from Zimbabwe guitar legend Oliver Mtukudzi that lays the foundation for a stadium-size melody that shimmers with contagious elation. Boasting production from Iceland’s Siggi Sigtryggson with additional touches from LA hit makers Captain Cuts, it’s as urgent as a valentine in neon lights, radiating affection that no listener can resist. Rounding out the Papernote EP is “Take Me Away,” a crystalline shot of
devotion produced by 18 year old Austrian wunderkind Filous and recorded during a week spent on the western coast of Nicaragua last winter, and the technicolor “What You Do”, recorded in the band’s Sydney studio and polished off under the LA sun by principal BØRNS collaborator Tommy English. The Papernote EP arrived in October 2016 ahead of a sold out European tour supporting Panic! At The Disco and Australian headline tour in December then back on the road with Panic! At The Disco early 2017 on there sold-out Australian arena tour.
The band’s full-length debut is expected later this year.
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