Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live: LA @ Bardot 11/18

November 12, 2015

The live independent music stars have aligned! That’s right: we’ve got TWO TuneCore Live shows on the same night – on both ends of the United States. You may have read about our upcoming event at the Living Room in Brooklyn, but we’re here to remind our buddies in the Los Angeles area that on Wednesday, November 18th, we’ll be hosting another FREE, 21+ show at our home away from home, Bardot Hollywood.

With the ever helpful Swisher Sweets, CeleBuzz and Mirrored Media, we’re psyched to bring you some pre-Thanksgiving live music courtesy of TuneCore Artists Chelsea Lankes, blondfire, and Ships Have Sailed! As always, doors are at 8 and capacity is limited – so get there early. Learn a little bit about all three artists below (and have a listen!), then head over to our Facebook event page to RSVP.

Ships Have Sailed


Combining rock, pop and electronic music, LA’s Ships Have Sailed came out of the garage swinging! Their debut EP, Someday, was released just last year and received critical acclaim and heavy airplay from NPR and college to commercial radio in the U.S. and Canada. Comprised of Will Carpenter and Dan Hange, the duo rode the wave of momentum as they released their recent debut LP, MoodswingsShips Have Sailed aimed to offer their fans “a well-rounded, full-length story intended to be heard from the beginning to the end.”



Comprised of brother and sister Bruce and Erica Driscoll, blondfire acquired wide critical reception and a worldwide fan base with their 2014 album Young Heart. Erica’s vocals allows blondfire tracks to dance between the likes of Top 40 pop music and dark indie synth rock. Meanwhile, Bruce’s stunning production complements the musical journey as he dabbles with keys, synth, guitars and explosive drums. Their latest single, “Pleasure“, as Erica puts it is “inspired by the crazy Manchester drug scene aftermath and how seeking that ultimate euphoria and pleasure can come with a dark side.”

Chelsea Lankes


2015 has been a pretty hot year for singer/songwriter Chelsea Lankes! While we’re proud to say she’s been using TuneCore for a couple of years, it was the release of her two singles “Down For Whatever” and a cover of Motley Crue’s “Too Young To Fall In Love” that gained radio support and a shout out on Spotify’s New Music series. Tie that in with a VICE short film placement, a feature on RAC’s “Can’t Forget You”, being brought on as a BCBG “GenGirl”, and the release of the first single off her upcoming album (stream below), and we’re willing to bet 2016 should be equally as promising for Chelsea!

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