Albert Hammond Jr
With over 175 million lifetime streams, Albert Hammond Jr – globally renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter, and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band The Strokes – has released four solo albums including Yours to Keep (2006), ¿Cómo Te Llama? (2008), Momentary Masters (2015) and Francis Trouble (2018). His critically acclaimed work has been praised by top tier outlets including NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and many others. He’s also performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and at a host of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Primavera Sound and more.
Hammond Jr is currently gearing up to release his fifth solo studio album, Melodies on Hiatus, on June 23 via Red Bull Records, spanning 19 tracks mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, M83) and mastered by Dave Cooley (Paramore, Spoon, Tame Impala). Hammond Jr explains, “I’m going through changes and these songs reflect behaviors and moments of mine that – as time has gone on – have taken shape and become universal.” He continues, “I get asked about the meaning or big picture of this album but it’s just that writing songs and creating is who I am and feels like why I exist.” He adds, “My goal is to have my music be part of someone’s life, part of their fabric, and this feels like the best collection of music I’ve made and my best attempt at achieving that.” In support of the album, Hammond Jr will embark on the “On Hiatus Tour” across Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco this fall, with additional solo dates to be announced.
Hailed by Paper Magazine as “the minimalist weirdo-pop star of your dreams,” Rainey has also carved out her own place amongst the musical landscape. Performing under her full name, Rainsford, she has topped a variety of Ones to Watch lists and garnered notice from the likes of Billboard, Complex and Noisey. She released her critically-acclaimed EP “Emotional Support Animal” in 2018 which she then toured behind throughout the US and England, ending with a sold out show in London. Captivating & growing fan base both in the US and overseas, Rainsford earned the endorsement of both press and fans in between her entrancing live shows and must watch music videos, firmly securing her as a unique emerging voice in pop and reaping over 10 million streams all as an independent artist. Her influences range from indie, pop, R&B and soul and share the qualities that are most evident in her own material – honesty and authenticity. Rainsford’s latest tracks “Brutal” ft Anna of The North and “Place you’ve never heard of” from the ‘So That was My Dream’ EP. follow on from the release of the intimate and and powerful ‘Love Me Like You Hate Me’
Rainsford has shown her impressive versatility across a genre of projects rooted in film, television, and music. Multi-hyphenate in every sense, she’s a musician, actress, model, writer & creative director.