Enigmatic songwriter and front man for Bluebottle Kiss, Jamie Hutchings is also a solo artist and producer. The son of professional jazz musician, Jamie was born, grew up and continues to live in Sydney, Australia. Fifteen years of leading one of Australia's most consistently creative and critically acclaimed rock bands, Bluebottle Kiss, saw Jamie Hutchings write and release over 130 songs. During that time the band relentlessly toured the country, the US and Europe playing with bands as diverse as Beck, Midnight Oil and Dinosaur Jr .
Little Fish is the work of singer songwriter Julia Sophie (electric/acoustic guitar/vocals) and Neil Greenaway (drums). The sound of Little Fish is stripped back, direct and defiantly punky in spirit, but also melodic and true to the song.
The song lyrics come direct from the heart. They are often poetic, reflective and brutally honest, as seen in the lyrics of Bob Dylan and PJ Harvey. Julias vocals can range from aggressive and powerful, similar to ex Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin as well as Patti Smith.
The Vagrant City Scandal burst onto the music scene in early 2007, with a rock n roll energy, the likes of which has rarely been seen. With the release of their debut E.P. ‘Dirty Town’ came dingy pub shows, acclaimed live reviews and the experience to combine a command of the stage with an honest representation of their infectious sound.
The Vagrant City Scandal have supported the likes of British India (MELB), Evermore (MELB) and Art vs Science (SYD)
Yves Klein Blue are an Australian indie/rock band from Brisbane, Queensland that formed in 2006. The band are signed to Brisbane record label Dew Process, under which they re-released their debut EP Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention to Themselves. Yves Klein Blue have supported a number of local and international acts, including The Fratellis, The Living End, Ben Kweller, You Am I and The Grates, as well as enjoying slots at Big Day Out 2008, SxSW 2008, Pyramid Rock Festival 08 and Splendour in the Grass 2008.
Everything Everything are based in Manchester, hailing originally from the Newcastle/Northumberland area, as well as Kent. Their music has been described as 'surrealist neo-classical avant-pop for the digital age'. Influences include: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Smiths, Ezra Pound, Steve Reich and Destiny's Child. Debut single 'Suffragette Suffragette' b/w 'Luddites and Lambs' was released in December 2008 on XL imprint Salvia to widespread popular and critical acclaim, garnering support from such Manc luminaries as Stuart Maconie, Marc Riley, Dave Haslam and Johnny Marr.
London's eclectic one-man band Tom Vek (born 1981, London, UK) combines electronic music with indie rock, punk with dance, and influences like new wave and garage (and also made most of his early recordings in his parents' garage, too). As a teen in the mid-'90s, Vek was inspired by grunge and began making rock along the lines of Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam; before that, he backed his guitarist father on bass and drums in their practice space/garage.
After forming in the later part of 2008, it hasn't taken Built On Secrets long to solidify their status as one of the most promising young bands in Australia. With only a self-released demo to their name, the Melbourne-based group was able to score support slots with everyone from All Time Low and Set Your Goals to The Amity Affliction, Haste The Day and 3OH!3, all of which has demonstrated that Built On Secrets' dynamic sound is capable of appealing to a slew of different audiences.
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first latino group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums and one of the first rap groups to gain a following with fans of alternative and hard rock music. The band was originally called DVX, but the name was changed after Mellow Man Ace left in 1988. Their first album, which was self-titled, was released in August 1991. Its single was "Phuncky Feel One," but it was the B-side "How I Could Just Kill A Man" (formerly "Trigga Happy Nigga") that attracted more airplay on urban radio and college radio.
Adam Said Galore is a four piece indie rock band from Perth, Western Australia. The band was formed in 1994, by Andrew Ryan, Simon Struthers, Matt Maguire and Michael Lake, from Perth, Western Australia. At the time of their formation the members were underaged, in accordance with Western Australia's liquor and gaming laws, which allowed them three years to evolve independently before being able to play their first licensed gigs.
Jebediah are a pop-rock band from Perth, Australia. Forming in 1994, the band consists of Kevin Mitchell (vocals, rhythm guitar) Vanessa Thornton (bass guitar), Chris Daymond (lead guitar) and Brett Mitchell (drums). The band signed with Murmur, a label of Sony Music, in 1996 and released their first album Slightly Odway in 1997. They released three more albums before splitting with Sony: Of Someday Shambles, Jebediah and Glee Sides and Sparities.