The Raveonettes are a rock and roll duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals) and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmony inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. The name, The Raveonettes, is a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly's song Rave On!.
Epithets is a collective-type arrangement led by Nick Smethurst, formerly of Let's Not (but say we did) and Mr. Maps, and presently also of Carry Nation and Lion Island . For the self-titled debut release, the ensemble of players is made up of current or former members of Let's Not (but say we did), To the North, Carry Nation, Lion Island, Rialto Decibel Choir, The Paper and The Plane, chalkandcheese and others. It was recorded by Steve Bartlett (Skinny Jean, Mr. Maps)
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Jón Þór Birgisson, aka Jónsi, is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. He is universally known for his soft inimitable falsetto voice. He has also released an album as one half of Jónsi & Alex with his boyfriend Alex Somers, formerly of the band Parachutes. Jónsi's solo album, Go, was released on April 6th 2010. In his solo venture Jónsi departs from the ethereal, dreamy landscapes present in Sigur Rós' music and instead concentrates on shorter, more instant 'portrait' tunes.
It’s taken a while to get there, but in between name changes (ex Bakewell Street), losing a drummer, finding a few more, undergoing throat surgery, losing mixes in the post – finally, The Salvadors are proud to present their new single, Atacama Disco, taken from their forthcoming EP, Misspent Youth. Atacama Disco enlightens us with the tale of a Chilean discothèque dweller, living on the outskirts of San Pedro in the Atacama Desert. She likes rock ‘n roll. She drinks Pisco. Her hair’s full of lipstick and liner. Cliché? No sir.
Hot Chip is an electrorock band which formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 2000. It consists of Alexis Taylor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Joe Goddard (vocals, synths, percussion), Al Doyle (guitar, vocals), Owen Clarke (synths, guitar) and Felix Martin (percussion). The combination of Taylor's ethereal, high-pitched vocals with Goddard's warm, low pitch and the band's blip-blop electronics creates a dreamy sound. The band is best known for the hit singles "Over And Over" (2006) and "Ready For The Floor" (2008).
Chris Murray is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist working primarily in the genre of ska. In Canada, he was a member of the now-defunct ska band King Apparatus. He now lives in the Los Angeles, California area, where he performs regularly, both solo as well as with the Chris Murray Combo. Murray has performed throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and South America, and released several CDs on the Asian Man Records label.
SHOTGUN is a 3-piece band that features the songwriting of Eric Mayer and the unique musical chemistry formed between those mid-Atlantic children, Ben Carlson, Mike Holston, and Eric. The band got its start in January 2004, when the three members met for the first time and recorded a short demo, to be followed several months later by the home recording of their first two albums, "Standing Guard" and "77.
There are more than one artist the go by Tigermoth 1) Band from Sheffield England
2) Producer from Brisbane Australia 1)Tigermoth formed in Sheffield where they met at university.
Martin Wilson - guitar/vocals
Ollie Pound - guitar
Jim Lasbury - drums
Tanya Brown - bass
After moving to London in 2003, the band met with some critical success after notably appearing on the compilation "Bring Your Own Poison: The Rhythm Factory Sessions" and their following single, "I Know, You Know."
Formed 1989 by David Bridie and Helen Mountfort (members of Not Drowning Waving) Like their former band, My Friend The Chocolate Cake's music can be seen to straddle the worlds of ambient and world music, with an emphasis on piano and violin-led acoustic music. Influences range from the obvious (such as Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Celtic folk music), to the less obvious (such as John Cale and Talk Talk).
From the sleepy sprawl of America's 'Mile-High City', Denver, Colorado, United States, comes The Fray, a foursome whose melodic pop-rock songs and soaring vocals resonate with sprawling tapestries and tales of hopefulness and heartache. Formed in 2002 by Isaac Slade (vocals, piano) and Joe King (guitar, vocals), The Fray earned a loyal grassroots following through impressive area gigs and the support of local radio which led a listener-driven campaign to get the band a record contract.