Next Up is our outlet to help you discover new & upcoming artists that KIIS is watching! You may or may not know some of these guys, but we think it is worth a listen & a great way to stay current with artists you might know and love!
Some fun new music that you should check out
by KIIS Music Director, Beata (@wildbeata)
WHO: Our Next Up Artists Of the Week is three best friends that go by the name of Cash Cash!
WHY: Cash Cash's song has taken the internet by storm! The acoustic version of "Take Me Home" hit Billboard.com & since then has been picking up some serious speed! Check out our very own acoustic version of the song below!
FUN FACT: Cash Cash is playing a show at the Avalon THIS Friday! CLICK HERE for tickets.
SOUNDS LIKE: Rudimental meets the Cataracs!
Watch the exclusive performance of Cash Cash ft. BeBe Rexha "Take Me Home" below!
CONNECT WITH CASH CASH ONLINE
WHO: Our Next Up Artist of the Week is the duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, collectively A Great Big World!
WHY: Signed by Epic Records in early 2013, A Great Big World has already amassed a remarkable resume. Their song This is The New Year was performed by the cast in an episode of "Glee" and was featured on several other hit television shows, but their single Say Something is what truly cast them to the forefront of pop music culture. The song was featured in the finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" and then went on to be re-recorded with Christina Aguilera on the track. That single jumped up the charts, reaching #1 on iTunes. With a full album set to be released on January 14th, 2014, A Great Big World is poised to have a huge year in 2014.
FUN FACT: A Great Big World will be opening for Maroon 5 in Las Vegas on New Years Eve, no doubt featuring their hit This is The New Year!
SOUNDS LIKE: A modern-day Simon & Garfunkel meets fun.
Meet Ian and Chad of A Great Big World and hear about how they got started, making a powerful music video with Christina Aquilera and their goals for 2014!
Check out A Great Big World in a stripped-down performance of Say Something
Watch an exclusive, intimate performance of the band's hit This is The New Year
Bonus Performance - Rockstar
CONNECT WITH A GREAT BIG WORLD ONLINE
WHO: Our Next Up Artist of the Week is a pop-rock quartet that goes by the name of The 1975!
WHY: The 1975's self-titled debut album hit No. 1 in the UK and now they are bringing their music to The States! Did we mention that they opened for The Rolling Stones in London this summer? We think it is safe to say that these guys are worth a listen!
FUN FACT: The 1975 have been a group since they were 14 and have remained a band with the original members since then!
SOUNDS LIKE: Sigur Rós meets Arctic Monkeys.
Check out Matty and Adam of The 1975 perform "Chocolate" below and tell us what you think!
The fellas slowed it down for fans when they performed the emotional song "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You." Watch the intimate performance below!
Connect With The 1975 Online!