From the Blog

  • Spotlight on: Erik Hassle

    June 27, 2014   As luck would have it, 2014 has been the year for Erik Hassle to move alongside some of music’s most fascinating up-and-comers. Prior to joining breakout Danish artist Mø on a sold-out North American tour, the Swedish born singer-songwriter released his EP Somebody’s Party in February of this year, which included guest appearances by 2014 XXL freshman class’s Vic Mensa as well as rising R&B starlet Tinashe. For Hassle, whose past writing credits include the Shakira and Rihanna collaboration “Cant Remember To Forget You,” his EP marked a re-introduction to the world and a readiness to make it out on his own. Already surrounded by great company, Hassle is only getting started.  On Somebody’s Party, the track “Talk About It,” featuring Mensa, is an eerily recanting R&B ballad filled with dramatic vocals billowing forth from a sparse electronic arrangement. The song, detailing a problematic relationship sustained by one partner’s secretive suffering, is telling of Hassle’s talent for fusing narrative with a penchant for what constitutes the right amount of production, the basic formula to giving any song its real wings. From Somebody’s Party, one derives Hassle’s style is fashionably lean and smooth, geared towards and equally attuned to both R&B and pop. With his producing intuition and the fact that his vocal versatility alone could hold an audience, it’s almost as if he’s Timbaland and Justin Timberlake in one observing, hip package.  We recently caught up with Hassle in Los Angeles after he wrapped his tour with Mø. Watch our interview above, where we discuss songwriting and Somebody’s Party, and stay tuned for more updates on his album. 

  • Don't let Thursday get away from you: today's your last ...

    June 26, 2014   Don’t let Thursday get away from you: today’s your last chance to join the pre-sale to see New Politics, Bad Suns, and Somekindawonderful on their Ones To Watch with Skype fall tour! Both Ticketmaster and Live Nation pre-sales will end at 10PM local time.  Ticketmaster password: BOYDING. Get tickets here.  Live Nation password: LOYALFAN. Get tickets here. 

  • ICYMI: Stream Erik Hassle's EP

    June 9, 2014   In need of a refresher? You gotta check out Swedish artist Erik Hassle's latest EP, Somebody's Party.

  • The Week In OTW: Films, Apps, & A Gonzo Interview

    June 6, 2014   Ryan Hemsworth's new mix is loads of fun to listen to and watch (there's oyster shucking and japanese subtitles involved.)

  • Lorde Hits North America On Another Tour

    June 2, 2014   Register here to enter to receive a unique code to purchase tickets to Lorde's North American tour, beginning at 12p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 4. 

  • Lightning in a Bottle: the Old, Wild Hippie West

    May 28, 2014   At Lightning in a Bottle, you're required to relinquish a part of your normal - however much or little of it you had to begin with.

  • Spotlight on: BROODS

    May 28, 2014   According to siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott, New Zealand doesn't have too many notable people or musical exports, save for their fellow Aucklander, Lorde.

  • twenty one pilots: QUIET IS VIØLENT tour

    May 28, 2014   Trust us, if you missed the band the first time around, you don't want to miss them this time.

  • Savoy Goes on Mo Lasers Mo Problems Tour

    May 27, 2014   Hey guys, here's a reason to get stoked this Tuesday: Ones To Watch alum Savoy are hitting the road again!

  • ON SALE NOW: Kodaline

    May 16, 2014   Ones To Watch with Skype Presents: Kodaline’s North American tour. Find dates and tickets here. October 2 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues 7 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish Room. House of Blues 8 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 15 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues 17 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore  21 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile 22 - Vancouver, CA @ Commodore 25 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada  26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity 28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues 30 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's November  1 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy  3 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA