Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.
Gang Gang Dance is a music group based in New York City, signed to the the Social Registry record label. Members were previously seen in Washington DC's The Cranium, NYC's Angel Blood, Actress, and Ssab Songs (with Harmony Korine). The group has become well known within the New York experimental/art scene for its distinctive sound that draws equally from African rhythms, Middle eastern dance music, industrial, noise, grime and other genres.
"The Domino State make brooding, intense music that knocks spots off much of the competition". Class of 2008 - Indie acts to hit the big-time over next 12 months." The Independent "In heart-in-lungs showstopper ’Iron Mask’, The Domino State have got one of the singles of the year...everyone should be falling over themselves to go see ’em…" The Fly "When we say that The Domino State really could join that list of life changing important bands its really not a case of PR hyperbole but a statement of fact.
Feedback Dancer are a four piece rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. They released their debut self-titled EP in early 2010. Liz Ghargori's "Whitney Houston" inspired voice soars above the twanging guitar, bouncing bass and thundering drums of Nyk Lee, Ben Harberts and Scott Hardman.
Eclectic, intimate and hypnotic Brisbane sextet, Founds, have had a fast start to their musical careers. With first single Gypsy Horse played regularly on Triple J and featured on the Triple J Unearthed playlist, late 2010 and 2011 has so far seen the Founds played at Big Day Out, support The Naked and Famous, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Oh Mercy, Gossling, and a series of packed local shows. A raw energy glistens from their live performances in the vein of Yeasayer, Beach House, Blonde Redhead and Warpaint.
Melbourne indie band Ben Runyan : Guitar
Dave Fegan : Guitar
Pat O’Gorman : Bass
Michael Rourke : Drums 2010 saw the release of their first EP 'Missiles'. The bands second EP 'Protoro' was released May 2011. Track Protoro from the second EP
At the Drive-In is an American post-hardcore band from El Paso, Texas, active from 1993 to 2001. They were known for their extremely energetic stage shows which hearkened back to the 1980s hardcore scene. They were also recognized for their blend of surrealistic lyrics, unorthodox guitar melodies and unpredictable shifts in tempo and rhythm. Founded by Jim Ward (guitars) & Cedric Bixler Zavala (vocals - at the time a member of punk band, foss, in which he played drums). ATD-I's first studio recording was Hell Paso (Western Breed), an EP issued in 1994.
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Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion. Having released four successful albums, (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed Of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva La Vida. Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.