Welcome to another Fortified weekly round up. Here’s what we had going on this week.
Wes Period, in a production role this time alongside Chuck Inglish, as well as Ye Ali and Tommy Genesis unveiled another new track as baby.daddi this week. The track, called ‘baby.daddi’ as well, is a must-have summer jam that fits in nicely with the dancehall and afro-beats type r&b that is very popular at the moment. Its the leading track from the trio’s upcoming EP that is coming soon, and was previewed by The Fader while it also picked up attention from 2DopeBoyz and Waffle & Vibes amongst others. Listen below.
Mystery Skulls’ ‘Freaking Out’ video continues to flourish as an internet phenomenon. There are now hundreds of fan videos on Youtube of incredibly talented fans drawing their own reactions to the video, racking up thousands of views in their own right (see here and here for examples). Mystery Skulls this week announced an Anime Expo Kick Off Party hosted by Resident in L.A. and featuring the incredible Snowblood and Ken Ashcorp in what is his first ever live show. Fans of Mystery Skulls will NOT want to miss that on July 1st. Tickets can be purchased here.
— Mystery Skulls (@MysterySkulls) May 25, 2016
The Orwells had a busy week this week, performing at their pre-BottleRock party on Thursday night before playing the festival proper over the weekend. By the looks of the picture the band shared below, fans were most certainly loving what they saw!
Festival favourites Normanton Street have had a very busy start to the summer. This week they smashed another festival out of the park, Funk the Format in Brighton, making a lot of new fans in the process. On the back of that busy schedule, the band have confirmed some more details for their new EP, including the release date (July 15th!) as reported by The Fan Carpet. They also shared some footage of a recent trip to Paris, including live concert footage, through our friends at Soapbox media, which can be seen below.
Check out Los Coast’s own Megan Hartman’s top festival tips in this helpful feature by Austin Woman Magazine.