September 11, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

In 2 weeks we’ll be in the studio tracking for our next album! It’s an exciting time. Here’s what we’ve been listening to when not studying our pre-production demos as we prep for our sessions with Swaff. Listen on Spotify, and check out who picked what below:

Vince (songs):

  • Ben Howard – ‘I Forget Where We Were’
  • Bleachers – ‘Like a River Runs’
  • Coldplay – ‘Ink’
  • Haim – ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’
  • M83 – ‘I Need You’
  • Owl City – ‘Wolf Bite’
  • St. Lucia – ‘Elevate’
  • Switchfoot – ‘When We Come Alive’
  • Twin Forks – ‘Plans’
  • The 1975 – ‘Settle Down’

Hensley (albums):

  • Beatles – ‘Revolver’
  • Coldplay – ‘Ghost Stories’
  • Ryan Adams – ‘Gold’
  • The 1975 – ‘The 1975′
  • Death Cab for Cutie – ‘Narrow Stairs’
  • Augustana – ‘Life Imitating Life’
  • Brandon Flowers – ‘Flamingo’
  • Lupe Fiasco – ‘Food and Liquor’
  • Fleetwood Mac – ‘Fleetwood Mac’
  • Honestly – ‘Ghosts of a Brilliant Past’

BK (songs):

  • Huey Lewis & The News – ‘Power Of Love’
  • Augustana – ‘Need a Little Sunshine’
  • Butch Walker & the Black Widows – Summer of ’89
  • Keith Urban – ‘Somewhere in My Car’
  • Matchbox Twenty – ‘The Way’
  • Fleetwood Mac – ‘Say You Love Me’
  • Michael Jackson – ‘Love Never Felt So Good’
  • Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – ‘Easy Lover’
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La)
  • Tears For Fears – ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’
  • Hall & Oates – ‘Out of Touch’
  • Don Henley – ‘All She Wants To Do Is Dance’
  • The Wonders – ‘That Thing You Do’
  • The 1975 – Settle Down
  • Def Leppard – ‘Hysteria’
  • Richard Marx – ‘Endless Summer Nights’
  • Heart – ‘What About Love’
  • Tom Petty – ‘You Wreck Me’
  • 80s Pop Pandora Station, obviously

BKTF at Virginia Tech’s Sudflood Festival, 4/5/14

April 8, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

Saturday at Virginia Tech’s Sudflood Festival was one of our favorite touring shows to date!

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Our Charlotte Bobcats halftime gig!

March 27, 2014 @ 2:57 am

Check out the jumbotron footage from our Charlotte Bobcats halftime gig!

“Get Lucky” cover (0:09) • “Safe & Sound” cover (1:24) • “Timing Is Everything” original (2:09)

http://bit.ly/BKTFhalftime - like, share, RT, spread the word!

Halftime Performance – 2/19 @ Charlotte Bobcats v Detroit Pistons!

January 22, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

Get ready for BKTF & the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be HORNETS)!
We play at halftime WED 2/19 and will have a special discount ticket link for family, friends & fans next week, so stay tuned!
Spread the word!

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EP release TODAY in Charlotte! Listen…

June 13, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

The Charlotte EP Release for Timing is here – tonight @ The Evening Muse! It’s going to be a blast.
Doors – 7, Luke Cunningham – 8, BKTF – 8:45 • $7 at the door

The EP will be available digitally next week on iTunes, etc. Stay tuned for that link.

For now, listen to the lead track, “Timing Is Everything,” on our ReverbNation

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New merch, show reminder

June 4, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

Have you seen all of the new BKTF merch that will be available at the 6/13/13 Evening Muse Timing EP Release Show?
Check it out! There will be a limited edition of 100 copies of the 4-song acoustic EP.

Make sure to buy your tix early for the show: bit.ly/BKTFmuseTIX

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6/13 Charlotte NC – Evening Muse • Acoustic EP Release

May 20, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

Here’s all the info you need to get to the BKTF Acoustic EP Release on 6/13 at The Evening Muse in Charlotte!
TIX: bit.ly/BKTFmuseTIX

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BKTF Acoustic EP coming this Spring!

April 17, 2013 @ 11:34 am

Our Acoustic EP will be coming out very soon! We’ll post the date as soon as we have our EP release date confirmed.

We’ll be pressing a limited edition of the album for purchase at the show and online – so make sure you make plans when you see the date!!

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FREE 7-song EP Promotion & Ben Rector

April 8, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to pay-what-you-want to download our whole album, Years, on BrandonKirkley.com. Yes, that means FREE if you want it to mean free! Hurry, it only applies to the first 200 downloads!

We got called Saturday to fill-in as the direct support for Ben Rector in front of approx. 500 at Amos’ Southend! It was a killer opportunity and we’re very thankful to have gotten it. We’ll be uploading some video from it soon, but for now, here’s a pic:

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Finishing touches on Acoustic EP

March 27, 2013 @ 1:11 am

We’re pumped to be putting the finishing touches on our new Acoustic EP! We’re trying to decide the name, album art and all the exciting things that come along with new albums! We’d love to hear your ideas, so send ‘em if you’ve got ‘em! Release date TBD, but we’re thinking sometime in early May!

Here’s a pic from the studio:
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