Fortitude Music in association with Discovery Talent presents:
Thursday 28th February 2019, Venue 2
In celebration of the launch of Fortitude Music’s new service, CLS, they are collaborating with Discovery Talent to showcase three artists that are causing a stir internationally, pop, trio, The Magnettes (Sweden), nostalgic pop act, Micky Blue (USA) , electro pop duo VŌS (UK) with special guest DJ Elle Exxe.
This event will be a forum for industry, artists and musicians to network whilst gracing their ears to Fortitude Music’s specially selected acts.
THE MAGNETTES (Sweden)
This pop-trio was founded in Pajala, Sweden and has crafted their own blend of electro-pop and riot grrrl punk. In 2015 they performed at SXSW in Austin, TX and signed with the label Digsin, where their debut album ”Ugly Youth” was released in 2017. Their single ”Young & Wild” premiered on prime time TV and became the 10 most played Swedish song on Swedish radio. The Magnettes have been praised by sites and tastemakers like Earmilk, Perez Hilton, Popcrush and Elle Sweden and played on festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag, Tallin Music Week, Golden Melody Awards and the world largest festival Summerfest
“The Swedish duo is very reminiscent of fellow Swedish duo Icona Pop, whom we love.” – Perez Hilton
“Swedish pop sensations The Magnettes, whose fast paced electro pop owes as much to Abba and Roxette as it does leftfield artists Ladytron or Surfer Rosa.” – Drowned in Sound
MICKY BLUE (USA)
Micky Blue is a nostalgic pop artist from NYC and recently living in London. She has performed at notable venues such as Bowery Electric, New York staple Rockwood Music Hall, with rapper Mike Stud at Best Buy Theater and has opened for Bishop Briggs at Los Angelesʼ “Itʼs A School Night.” Her songs are streaming consistently in the 100K range with some larger releases in the millions, which will only grow with the Tiesto singles coming out in the near future.
The perfect blend of sugary pop candy for our ears. Also very bubbly and melodic. After years of writing music, singing and performing on stage, she’s ready to show the world she’s on the hot tip……… With exhilarating vocals and songs like “Famous” in place, it really is time to pay attention to Micky Blue.” – Mandy Rogers, EQ Music
“The track is another bitter, cathartic, personal piece of art. This is where Blue excels, her music is both captivating and drenched in realism. There is an honesty and vulnerability about her lyrics” – Kieran Rogers, Euphoria Magazine
Comprising of Dawn Moss’ sleek, sexy vocals and Robin Pearkes’ progressive production, the resulting soundscape is born out of these two wildly different musical souls – a tension and energy that gives VŌS their impact and character. With their latest single mixed by Julian Kindred (Ellie Goulding) and mastered by Matt Colton (James Blake, Flume), VŌS ooze with charisma and irresistible pop hooks that are sure to make them one of 2019’s artists to watch.
“The pair partner dissolving synths and an infectious beat with silky vocals, whilst the triple influence of Banks, Sohn and James Blake results in smart, clean electro-pop.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“VŌS’ sound is bound to be a surefire hit in the months to come.” – EARMILK