There aren’t many actors who succeed at making a natural transition into the music industry, but it seems like the Gossip Girl cast got a hold off the secret. First, Leighton Meester enchanted us with her mellow debut album Heartstrings and now co-star Penn Badgley has us feeling the same way. The 29-year old actor and now musician joined forces with three of his friends, Jimmy Giannopoulos, Simon Oscroft and Darren Will, to form MOTHXR, a indie rock band with smooth electro-R&B stylings. The band self-released their brand new album titled Centerfold. in late February to rave reviews, with critics...more
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Here at Trendio we like to introduce you up-and-coming artists first. Since launching in 2014, we’ve brought the likes of Scott Helman, Tink, Jess Glynne, Daya, Isac Elliot, Years & Years, Jon Bellion, Devon Baldwin, and many more. The week beginning May 2., we introduced you to motown’s finest Sebastian Kole, singing sibling duo Chloe x Halle, up-and-coming Norwegian/Australian, Mileo, and K-poppers, B.A.P. This week, our picks for ones to watch are: Penn Badgley-front MOTHXR, Platinum-selling artist Jake Bugg, Brisbane-bred Jordan Rakei, and Ottawa’s finest Maurice Moore.