This week brought us new singles out of Dallas from New Avenues, Julius, Matt Hillyer, The Taylor Young Band, and duo LemonTech. From Fort Worth, we heard from The March Divide and newcomer Joseph Ekutshu. The suburbs were in the mix also as mkn coffee chimed in out of Anna and we listened to the hard-hitting alt-rock song Sun Son from Richardson-based SURILLO.
You can see the entire playlist after this week’s highlights, and if you are an artist from North Texas, submit your music here.
The 20-year-old is the son of Julie Doyle and Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree. Julius says he turned his room into a studio about a year ago and has been making music nonstop ever since. “Summer 22” is an upbeat song that takes a realistic look back at recent events with a view that seems much wiser than his years.
“heartbreak in hawaii” was mixed and mastered at The Kitchen Studios and is the debut single from duo LemonTech. The duo is comprised of singer/songwriter/instrumentalist val. and producer/songwriter/instrumentalist the deep thinking human.
Hillyer is a founding member of the band 1100 Springs and is set to launch a solo effort. “Glorietta” is the title track to his album that is expected to drop in early 2023.
The Dallas-based alternative collective says that they are dipping their toes into dream pop and that shines through on their new single ‘Reticent.” Watch for their debut full-length album, Foreign, in March of next year.
The KXT Local Show- 9/22/2022
New Avenues- Reticent
Chancy- Angels, Darling
Julius- Summer ’22
LemonTech- Heartbreak In Hawaii
Da Deputy- Routine
mkn coffee- Your Eyes
The March Divide- All I Know
Elyse Jewel- Friends
Scout Craft- Mercurial Madness
SURILLO- Sun Son
Joseph Ekutshu- Golden Skin
L25- All Night
Ghost Cloak- On The Line
Taylor Young Band- Belong Together
Matt Hillyer- Glorietta
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