This Week on Homegrown: Sydney Sprague, Alex Mullins, Break Up Shoes and The Kaleidoscope Kid!

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Monday: Sydney Sprague – FOMO

24 year-old Sydney Sprague is a singer/songwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been writing and performing songs for 12 years, and has explored a variety of sounds in each of her new releases. Her upcoming EP, “Bad Patchwork” is a mixed bag of recordings she made in 2018, and is inspired by a massive amount of uncertainty, awkward relationships, wasted time, and the fear of missing out. Her songs are refreshingly relatable and full of angst in the best possible way. Phoenix New Times says “her voice is quite close to Stevie Nicks at her prime, but without the edge.”  Preview her song “F.O.M.O” below, if ya love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page. 

 

Tuesday: Alex Mullins – Lincoln

Alex Mullins is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Phoenix Arizona. Alex has been playing throughout Arizona as well as the greater southwest for the past 5 years both solo and with his former band, Alex Mullins and The Royal. After the Disbanding of The Royal in 2017, Alex resumed his solo career with a folk, funk, soul and pop flare that stays true to his roots from growing up to the sounds of Queen, U2 and countless others. He has opened for Secondhand Serenade, Ronnie Winter -Defoe of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Charming Liars. Catch Alex at The Valley Bar, Sunday February 24ththen give him a follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Check out Alex’s newest single, “Lincoln” on February 22nd at 11pm Monday night, if you dig it, vote to hear it again for the Song of The Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Wednesday: Breakup Shoes – Playing With Fire

Breakup Shoes is a four-piece indie outfit based in Tempe, AZ composed of vocalist/guitarist Nick Zawisa, guitarist John MacLeod, bassist Derrick Lafforthun and drummer Matthew Witsoe. 
 The members of Breakup Shoes began playing music together in a mega-church, but after a fallout with religiosity they started the band in late 2015. Although the music taste of its members varies from punk to hip-hop and most things in-between, Breakup Shoes has been heavily influenced by the music of icons such as The Beach Boys, The Cure and New Order, as well as contemporaries such as Mac Demarco, Modern Baseball and Turnover. 
 “Their discography is the soundtrack of a revolting youth that’s just too stoned or lazy to do anything right now… but maybe tomorrow. Harmonious melodies alongside jovial drums keep a smile on your face while captivating you with tales of heartbreak and solitude. Preview their song “Playing With Fire” below, if ya love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page. 

 

Thursday: The Kaleidoscope Kid – Gone For A Little Bit

The Kaleidoscope kid, also know as Blue, is a 26 year old musician from Phoenix Arizona. His music is a psychedelic blend of genres, rooting itself in hip hop, jazz, and classic rock.  For more songs and music videos, check out The Kaleidoscope Kid on all major streaming platforms, and YouTube! Preview his song “Gone For A Little Bit” below, if ya love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Song of the Week: 

Breakup Shoes – Playing With Fire

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