With the award of a Victoria Rocks Touring Grant in Jan 2008 having propelled her around Australia on national tour, Rosie Burgess has emerged onto the Australian music scene to firmly secure a place for herself and her unique brand of urban folkroots music. Playing straight from the heart, Burgess consistently shows us why she is being called "one of our country's best rising stars" . The release of her album, Humble Pie [MGM/PSR], last year saw Burgess's music hit the national stage, and with radio showing great support for the album...
RED INK are so hot right now! - After their 2009 debut “Audrey” received rotation on Triple J, Channel V, MTV and good ol’fashion Community Radio the four youngsters from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula have been flat stick gigging across the country with the addition to Pyramid Rock Festival, Stereosonic, Playground Weekender, One Movement & Festival of the Sun. With a rapidly growing reputation for their infectious tunes and sex-on-the-dancefloor live shows, the hype comes as no surprise with an increasing fan base nationwide as well as sold out venues in their hometown of Melbourne.
Voltaire Twins - Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire have been making music since before either of them can remember, but it’s only in the last year that they’ve been actively writing together as the Voltaire Twins. Fusing 8-bit electro with nu-rave pop, the Voltaire Twins are an arpeggiated assault on the senses.
The Voltaire Twins are yet to release or even record anything more than a couple of rough bedroom demos, but they’ve already established one hell of a reputation for their energetic, sometimes unpredictable live performances.
Sufjan Stevens (pronounced "SOOF-yahn"; born July 1, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Petoskey, Michigan. He is known for his lyrically focused and instrumentally rich songs that often relate to faith and family. He has enjoyed wide critical success in the United States. He is considered part of the folk revival through indie pop, but his influences are very broad, including experimental electronic music, the jazz of Vince Guaraldi, and the academic minimalism of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
teenagersintokyo hail from Sydney, Australia, but are now based in London, UK. Their mix of dark pop has earned them a fearsome reputation, playing sell out shows with !!!, CSS, The Slits, Midnight Juggernauts and the Gossip amongst others. Last year they released their self-titled EP on Back Yard Recordings, the label responsible for finding internationally acclaimed bands Chromeo and Gossip. It was championed by Zane Lowe and the NME (who called it "peculiar and lovely") and sold out in both Australia and the UK.
Ratatat, from Brooklyn, New York, United States is an electronic music duo with post rock influences: guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast (E*vax). Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of the final song in their debut album). Written and recorded in the bedroom of Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, the band's debut album Ratatat for XL Recordings was released in 2004.
Teleprompter are a band from Brisbane, Australia. Formed in 2006, the band has been gigging locally and nationally since 2008 and have gained a reputation for their energetic and eccentric live shows. Taking direction from the dancier side of post-punk, Teleprompter have grown into their own unique sound. Recently, they have recorded their debut EP with Yama Indra of Gloves/Damn Arms fame, which is set for release in late April (2011).
Dashboard Confessional was started in 2000, by Chris Carrabba in Boca Raton, Florida, as a side project from his band Further Seems Forever. Chris recorded his first album, The Swiss Army Romance, in 2000. The following year, he recorded Further Seems Forever's debut album The Moon Is Down. However, he left the band soon after the album's release, instead recording and releasing his sophomore album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, as well as a follow-up EP titled So Impossible.
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.
The Gaslight Anthem is a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Since forming in 2005, they have released three full-length albums and an EP. They were described by Kerrang! magazine as “the best new band you’ll hear in 2008.” The lineup consists of Brian Fallon (vocals and guitar), Alex Levine (bass), Benny Horowitz (drums), and Alex Rosamilia (guitar). The Gaslight Anthem’s music embraces many elements of blues, classic rock, and punk rock. The band has described their sound as “Bruce Springsteen singing for a Cure cover band, with a tinge more aggression.