The Royal Concept is a Swedish rock band who first achieved worldwide attention with their upbeat viral hit “D-D-Dance.” In 2013, the track hit No. 2 on Hype Machine, and its follow-ups, “Gimme Twice” and ”World on Fire,” reached No. 3 and No. 1, respectively. LAVA signed the group and released their debut, The Royal EP, as the band crisscrossed the globe to play live shows in packed venues. Simultaneously, their hit single, “On Our Way” received high-profile placements everywhere from the hit TV show Glee to MTV’s Catfish to FIFA 14. Following that whirlwind, the Royal Concept returned to Sweden ready and eager to do it all again. With a new batch of tunes, they traded Sweden’s snow for Los Angeles’s sun, entered the studio with producer Tony Hoffer, and came out with their newest EP, Smile, 12 days later.
Parade of Lights is an alt-electro band based in Los Angeles and comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley, and Randy Schulte. The group combines equal parts rock, new wave, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of '80s-influenced pop, drawing on inspiration from artists like U2, Depeche Mode, M83, and Madonna. In the fall of 2011, the band signed a publishing deal with Imagem Music and got to work crafting their electronic, shoegaze, anthemic rock sound. The debut of their new sonic direction was the September 2012 self-released EP, Born to Live, Born to Love. They followed it up with the June 2013 release of the single, "We're the Kids," which was soon added to SiriusXM's Alt Nation channel, where it continues to receive Top 10 spins and has charted as high as No. 14 on the channel's weekly Alt 18 Countdown.