Los Angeles, CA – BMG Recorded Music is excited to announce the new partnership with indie label, Tiller Inc., and the signing of Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Ellen Krauss! With her self-taught talent and captivating way of delivering norm-challenging messages, the outspoken 18-year-old pop promise is a fresh example of the young DIY generation. Ellen’s new single, “On The Bus,” a teenage love song about unrequited love, is out today and is available to stream and download HERE.
Before releasing any music, Ellen received praise from music icons Carly Rae Jepsen, Max Martin, and Laleh when she was awarded Rookie Artist of the Year at the Denniz Pop Awards in Sweden. Her debut single and LGBTQ acceptance anthem, “The One I Love,” has already racked up over one million total global streams since its release in April and was added to over 1,500 playlists so far, including Spotify’s New Music Friday (Sweden).
Since the age of four, Ellen has been one with the guitar and spent the majority of her youth secretly writing songs in her room at home in Stockholm, or in South Africa where her family occasionally lived, drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as Ed Sheeran, King Princess, Dire Straits, and Bruce Springsteen. She is a playful, charismatic, and emotional storyteller who uses her songwriting to challenge the norms that today’s youth is fighting. She is outspoken about LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and pushes back against the traditional social structures that a young girl should fit into.
Ellen will be releasing more music throughout the year, with her first EP currently in the works. She also just made her U.S. live debut last night in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café. Keep up with Ellen on her socials for more music, touring updates, and additional exciting news to be announced.
September Mourning have been turning heads in the dark art and metal scenes for years, bringing a fusion of dark culture and fantasy based in the world of comic books to life on stage. Created by September Mourning frontwoman Emily Lazar and comic book legend Marc Silvestri, the comics “A Murder of Reapers” and “The Hand of Fate” (collectively “Volume I“, published by Top Cow/Image Comics) tell the tale of September, a human/reaper hybrid with no memory of her past. Empowered with supernatural gifts, she is driven to protect humanity from Fate and his Reapers.
This mysterious story – brought to life by September Mourning‘s potent mixture of dark pop, electronica and modern metal – can be experienced in auditory form via their latest Billboard-charting (#19, Heatseekers) Sumerian Records release, Volume II, out now (Amazon | iTunes | Spotify).
In late 2018, September Mourning released the singles “Empire“, “Glass Animals” (video below), and the third chapter of their story, “Trinity“. More music will be released in 2019 and “The Complete Collection“, a full graphic novel containing all four chapters of the story, will hit comic stores in early 2019.
U.S Tour With Smile Empty Soul
Witness September Mourning on the road this winter during their upcoming tour with headliners Smile Empty Soul and fellow support artist Rise Among Rivals! The tour begins next week on February 28 in St. Louis, MO, and will visit over a month’s-worth of major U.S. cities, coming to an end on April 6 in Newport, KY.
September Mourning are no strangers to the stage, having built up their touring resume by performing at massive events such as Download (UK), Rock on the Range (Columbus, OH), Aftershock (Sacramento, CA), Comicpalooza (Houston, TX), AC Boardwalk Con (Atlantic City, NJ), Anime Midwest (Chicago, IL), Mechacon (New Orleans, LA) and many more.
September Mourning says about the tour: “We are beyond excited to join Smile Empty Soul and Rise Among Rivals for the Oblivion of Souls Tour. This is our first Soul Collection of the new year and we look forward to seeing both new and old souls on the road. Expect an intense showcase of all things dark rock as we gather souls across the US this spring.”
See below for a full listing of tour dates (please note that specific dates notated with an asterisk feature September Mourning only), and pick up tickets via their website HERE.
September Mourning U.S. tour dates with headliners Smile Empty Soul:
2/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar* 3/1 – Atkins, AR @ Dirt Days at Sweeden Island Park 3/2- Memphis, TN @ RockHouse Live 3/3 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse 3/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge 3/6 – Scranton, PA @ Stage West 3/7 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz 3/8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s 3/9 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster Underground 3/10 – Providence, RI @ 5th Annual Providence Tattoo and Music Festival at Fete Music Hall 3/12 – Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music and Events 3/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance 3/14 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall 3/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina 3/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center 3/17 – Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club and Bar 3/19 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s Inner City 3/20 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub 3/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge 3/22 – Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon 3/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory 3/24 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 3/27 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Iowa City 3/28 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall 3/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 3/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Limits 3/31 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room* 4/2 – Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre* 4/3 – Sioux Falls, IA @ Bigs Bar* 4/4 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar & Grill* 4/5 – Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon* 4/6 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House*
*= September Mourning Only
Announcing New Signing with The Oracle Management
September Mourning are also pleased to announce their recent signing with The Oracle Management. Founded by Dez (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber) and Anahstasia Fafara, The Oracle Management is powered by passion, honesty, integrity and a militant devotion to the creative arts.
September Mourning says about signing with The Oracle Management, “We have been preparing to bring the next chapter of our trans-media story to life and cannot express how excited we are to bring The Oracle Management on board to help facilitate this. With such a solid roster of established and emerging artists, alongside an insatiable drive and dedication to each individual acts’ success, The Oracle promises to be just what we need to achieve our future goals.“
The Oracle Management Vice President and COO Dez Fafara adds, “The Oracle Management is proud to sign September Mourning to our management roster. This band is fire, so get ready! It will be our pleasure to guide them to a very bright future. Here we grow!“
“One of the most unpredictable and exciting bands in our world.” – Rock Sound
Los Angeles, CA – Australian three-piece, Chase Atlantic, has debuted their much-anticipated new single, “Like A Rockstar.” The offering is a solid, atmospheric alt-pop track that underscores the band’s eclectic sound and diverse musicianship. It also marks the group’s first release under their newly-inked partnership between MDDN and BMG. A forthcoming EP is slated for release in early 2019. Stream and download “Like A Rockstar” on digital retailers HERE.
“The group’s genre-bending sounds echo The Weeknd and The 1975.” – Associated Press
Comprised of brothers Clinton and Mitchel Cave, and their longtime friend, Christian Anthony, Chase Atlantic personally produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop, punctuated by rock and R&B that blurs the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss. Since forming in 2011, the trio has headlined shows worldwide, released their successful self-titled debut album (2017), as well as two independent EPs, Dalliance(2014) and Nostalgia (2015). In 2015, their single, “Friends,” went viral and caught the attention of Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden, who signed them to their music company, MDDN.
“Chase Atlantic is going to be big” – QRO Magazine
Chase Atlantic has crossed over 80 million global streams on Spotify and Apple Music, racked up over 7.2 million total views on YouTube, and clocked over 1.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. The band has also built a strong following on social media, with 650k total combined followers across their platforms. In addition to touring with Blackbear, Sleeping With Sirens, and Lights, the group has played notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Reading & Leeds, PukkelPop, Lowlands, and the final run of the Vans Warped Tour. Chase Atlantic is currently on a headline trek across Europe, with a full itinerary of dates included below.
In other impressive news, Chase Atlantic landed the front cover of Rock Sound Magazine’s August issue, and has also garnered critical acclaim in the media from the likes of Billboard, Alternative Press, Associated Press, and more.
Chase Atlantic Headline Tour Dates:
12/7/18 – Manchester, U.K. @ Rebellion Club
12/8/18 – Leeds, U.K. @ Key Club
12/9/18 – London, U.K. @ The Garage
12/11/18 – Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
12/12/18 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa JC
12/13/18 – Haarlem, The Netherlands @ Patronaat
12/14/18 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
12/15/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
12/16/18 – Innenstadt, Germany @ Colos-Saal
12/17/18 – Munich, Germany @ STROM
12/19/18 – Milan, Italy @ Legend Club
12/20/18 – District 5, Switzerland @ Dynamo
12/22/18 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
12/23/18 – Barcelona, Spain @ La Nau
“On the fast track to the top.” – Substream Magazine
Chase Atlantic Is:
Mitchel Cave – vocals, bass guitar Clinton Cave – lead guitar, bass saxophone, programming Christian Anthony – rhythm guitar, vocals