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Kingsland Road Announces ‘Dirty Dancer USA’ Tour Dates in Support of Upcoming Album Release

Kingsland-Road-Dirty-Dancer-USA-Tour-posterIn support of the upcoming album release, Kingsland Road will be embarking on their very first US tour. The group will be kicking off the tour on the East Coast on May 12th, hitting New England and the Southeast down to Jacksonville, Florida.

After a shocking early exit from The X-Factor UK, the lads decided to pick themselves up and do it on their own, spending the next six months touring and putting all of their earnings into studio time and self-funding their own label. Co-writing all the tracks, Kingsland Road worked with some of the best writers and producers in the industry, including Ollie Green, Lewis Mokler (One Direction), Jason Perry (McFly), Jamie Seller (The Wanted) and Cam Blackwood (George Ezra). The result, We Are The Young is an album full of high energy, exuberant tracks that are just as catchy as they are fun. From the anthemic opening track “We Are the Young,” to the R&B inspired “Misbehave,” to the soaring ballad “Heaven Knows,” the album kicks off in high gear and maintains its stamina without losing its creative and melodic edge. The first single “Dirty Dancer” is an infectious pop track, which is available for purchase on  iTunes along with a “Dirty Dancer – Feet Won’t Touch Mix” and Radio Edit.

Kingsland Road will be embarking on their “Dirty Dancer USA Tour,” which kicks off on May 12th in Stanhope, New Jersey. A full list of tour dates can be seen below. For more information regarding Kingsland Road’s tour and ticket information, please visit:

May 12 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
May 13 – Freehold, NJ @ iPlay America
May 14 – NYC @ Webster Hall
May 15 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
May 16 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
May 17 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
May 20 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
May 21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
May 22 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Room
May 23 – Valdosta, GA @ Wild Adventure
May 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

Be sure to keep up to date with Kingsland Road on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Make sure you subscribe to their YouTube Channel to see their latest videos and updates from tour.

Kingsland Road Makes Their US Debut With “Dirty Dancer”

Kingsland Road - Dirty Dancer

UK boy-band Kingsland Road are set to take the US by storm with their debut pop single “Dirty Dancer” available now on Radikal Records. “Dirty Dancer” is a brilliant pop track written and produced by Ollie Green, with additional production by man of the moment Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar). After a shock early exit from the UK X-Factor, the boys decided to pick themselves up and do it themselves. They formed a new record label and spent months performing and writing with some of the best writers and producers in the music industry, including Ollie Green, Jason Perry (McFly) and Josh Devine (One Direction).

“Dirty Dancer” is available now for download on iTunes and Bandcamp. The single is also available for streaming on Spotify.

Matt Cardle Interviews With!

HotBandBoys had a chance to catch up with Matt Cardle and speak of his single “Loving You” with Melanie C, his friendship with the pop artist, UK X Factor, and his favorite tracks off his latest album Porcelain. Check out an excerpt of the interview below, and visit to read more!

You did some producing on this song, how long did it take for the whole song to come together?

The song had been knocking around for a long time. I actually began writing it during the recording of my second album almost two years ago. I then saw Melanie at the Isle of Wight festival last year and the song came into my head asa possible duet. After meeting her I thought it would work brilliantly with her if she agreed. I made a rough demo of the song using a female vocalist and sent it to Mel. The rest, as they say, is history.

Can you share with us any funny or interested behind-the-scenes moments from either working with Melanie or working on the video?

I had done a lot of on-set kissing in a previous video. The actress that I was working with suggested we started kissing before the shoot so that we could get used to each others kissing style and although I was taken back at first, it really helped to make things seems as natural as possible. On the day of the video shoot for Loving You I suggested the same thing to Mel in my dressing room before we started shooting the kissing scene. We ended up giggling like a couple of teenagers, but it really worked as I’m sure you can tell in the video!

Who else would you like to collaborate with in the future?

I’ve always said for years and years that I’d love to work with Chris Martin. He’s in from one of the biggest and best bands in the world so I’ll keep dreaming and hopefully one day it will come true :-)

Skrillex, Calvin Harris, & Avicii Make Forbes Annual “30 Under 30″ List

It has been said by many that 2012 was the year that EDM truly took over and went mainstream, and Forbes annual “30 Under 30″ list certainly drove that point home. Grammy nominees and winners Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and Avicii have all managed to make the list this year, which is considered a collection of “young disruptors, innovators, and entrepreneurs…impatient to change the world.” The EDM heavyweights newest honors put them in the same ranking as the likes of pop superstars Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Bruno Mars, and Ke$ha, along with R&B/rap/hip-hop moguls Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Frank Ocean. Only time will tell where these talented artists will go, but we have no doubt that they will all be in the spotlight and changing the world for a long time to come. You can check out the full list of musicians along with other top lists here.

Rumor Patrol: Is Taylor Swift Leaving Harry Styles For Sketch Coleman Of Bombs Away?!

ZOMG, COULD IT BE TRUE?! Nah, we’re just messing with you. Pictured here in the photo booth at the ARIA after party in Australia, Swift is pictured with Flygirl Tee, Sketch and his gorgeous girlfriend, Ellie Kelaart. So, Swifties and Directioners, there is nothing to worry about, we promise. You can check out more photos of Bombs Away partying on their Facebook page, here!