Thomas Covenant is an experimental punk outfit from Wollongong, and a favourite of local radio station i98fm. They are categorized by their eclecticism and high octane shows in which something always gets broken.
Legendary at promoting others but not himself, Guy Blackman is the operator of Chapter Music (www.chaptermusic.com.au), writes for Victorian newspaper The Age and has written and performed music both with Sleepy Township and under his own name.
Born and raised in Perth, Australia before moving to Melbourne in 1995, Blackman is a passionate performer and music theorist. Fearless in the personal topics he tackles, he has won fans over across the world; fans such as Jens Lekman, The Crayon Fields...
Led by Lucksmiths lead mouth Tali White the Melbourne (Australia) based 6 piece line up is its most rockin' incarnation yet featuring lead-cellist/bassist Cressida Griffith, Sax Prodigy Gus Rigby, drummer about town Phil Collings, trumpet from Roger the tall man Clark and guitar magic from Basic Shapes Gerry Eeman. The favourite band you may not have known you had, the Guild League make music that you'll want to hug hard.
The Cannanes have been described as 'the world's most indie band.' Despite never having a manager, agent or signing a record deal they have toured the world, produced numerous recordings, and been recognised internationally as one of Australia's best known bands. Even Kurt Cobain listed the Cannanes as a band he liked in his journals. Since the Cannanes' first release 'Bored Angry and Jealous' was named Single of the Year by UK music magazine NME in late 1986, the band has attracted an ever expanding international following.
Wolfie is a band from Champaign, IL. Consisting of Joe and Amanda Ziemba, Mike Downey and RJ Porter, they rock pop to a different level. Pick up any of their many CD's and if you enjoy this check out Amanda and Joe's husband and wife duo, The Like Young, an amazing, but retired, Chicago Indie rock duet. Fans of the Like Young be warned, with the exception of 'Tall Dark Hill,' their sound is pretty different than what you're used to.