Piel

Piel Releases “Easy As It Feels”

On the heels of their latest track, "Custodian," Piel releases "Easy As It Feels" as a short film. British actors, Adam Fielding and Poppy Lee Friar produced the video. The tandem took lead singer Tiki Lewis’ very personal lyrics and created a vignette that offers hope through harrowing times. Friar directed the clip. ACTORS MOVE BEHIND THE CAMERA Fielding and Friar may not be very well known in the U.S., but in their native England, they have quite a track record.  Friar's role as Jayne Torvill in “Torvill and Dean” is one of several of her stand-out performances. Both actors were in the [...]

Tiny Desk Judges Discuss Piel

This past Thursday (6/24), NPR's Tiny Desk series, "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf," showcased five more finalists, one of them being Piel. The YouTube live stream included discussion by Tiny Desk's Bob Boilen and World Cafe's Raina Douris. The Tiny Desk judges discuss Piel at some length on the live stream. It included one other band, a rapper, a yodeler and an R&B solo artist, so it was a diverse group of acts on the bill. Piel was the fourth act to be discussed. The Boilen-Douris tandem did a great job discussing the band, but it was Douris who took the reigns when [...]

Piel to Join the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf” Series

Jonathan Burkes (aka Jawnee), co-founder and bassist of Piel, had the instinct to throw the band's hat in the ring for this year's Tiny Desk contest. This led Piel to join the "Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf" series for 2020, selected by the contest's judges. The band will be discussed this Thursday June 25, noon Pacific/3pm Eastern. From an A&R perspective, there are very few acts that have the goods to go on to have a successful music career, but as a former NBA head coach once said about talent, "there's plenty to go around." Still, to make it this far in a [...]

The Invigorating Sounds of Piel

I was introduced to the invigorating sounds of Piel at a Hunnypot show in 2015. When I heard songs, such as “C.O.A.T” and “Babble On,” I was struck by the fact that I couldn’t easily categorize the band’s sound, which is a good thing. It had elements of rock, EDM and wisps of R&B – not a combination you hear very often. Still, the songs had a commercial radio quality to them, which could easily lead to surefire hits. I also thought to myself that this band should be signed to a label and marketed to modern rock radio. Not working with any [...]

2020-06-29T23:11:36+00:00June 10th, 2020|A&R, Cadium Music Publishing, Piel|0 Comments