Formed in 2015 in Waco, Texas, Honest Men crafted their bright indie rock sound on the heels of winning the battle of the bands at their college alma mater, Baylor University. Singer Seth Findley, guitarist Brooks Whitehurst, and drummer Zach Solomon spent the next six months honing their sound and playing shows in their home state before adding bassist Nathan Wallace to the lineup the same winter.
With a collection of songs mixing 80’s tinged synth-pop with guitar-forward indie rock, Honest Men headed to Nashville in the summer of 2016 to record their debut EP, “Okay Dreamer”, which self-released the following January. Hallmarked by the lead single “Colors” and reminiscent of such bands as The Killers, Young the Giant, and WALK THE MOON, the band headlined the EP and their energetic live show all over Texas for the next year as well as supporting acts such as Smash Mouth, COIN, Colony House, Kings Kaleidoscope, Elephante and more.
2018 saw the band relocate to Austin, Texas and record a follow up to 2017’s debut. “Honest Men”, the self-titled EP, released worldwide in May 2018, showcases a much more polished and versatile sound for the band, anchored by vibrant singles such as “Mad Love”, “I’m Okay”, and “Rose”.
2017 and 2018 were formative years for the band, honing their sound, crafting a buzz-worthy live show, and a long list of firsts. With no signs of slowing down, Honest Men will head out on the road this fall to crowds across Texas and surrounding states.
Alternative band Northern National released their debut EP The New Age in the fall of 2016 and have never looked back. The Dallas, TX based 4 piece has shared the stage with acts such as Andy Grammer, Echosmith, MAGIC!, and in the summer of 2017 toured nationally with Blue October. The New Age features 5 indie-rock gems, including their debut single, Love Is Fire, and their heartfelt love song Dallas, which caught the attention of Spotify.
Love Is Fire was featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist and charted on Spotify's Viral 50 worldwide. Music curators such as Topsify, Filtr, and even Coca-Cola, have also featured the song on their playlists. Since the release of The New Age, Northern National's songs have been streamed over 1.3 million times and counting. You might have even heard them while watching TBS or MTV.
Fresh off of their tour with Blue October, Northern National partnered with producer Dwight Baker (MISSIO, The Wind and The Wave) in Austin, TX. Together they crafted their second EP titled D.A.R.K., which is set to release in the spring of 2018.
However, their newest single Slow Down and might be their most radio friendly song to date. Opening with a chorus of «Woahs» and a foot stomping beat that's sure to get stuck in your head, you will be singing along before the first verse even starts. If there is a band to watch in 2018, Northern National is at the top of that list.