There are more than one artist who go by the name "Meow Meow." 1) Shortwave radio squeals, Beatles-esque tape loops and healthy doses of analog knob-twiddling all underscore the pure-sugar pop tones of Snow Gas Bones. Meow Meow exists somewhere between Brill Building tradition and grandpa's pre-war 78 rpms played with a broken stylus. With hypnotic visual projections, all members sharing vocal duties and swapping instruments, they've brought their kaleidoscopic live shows up the west coast, down to SXSW and soon to the UK and Japan.
Melbourne DJ (Aus) This track can be found on onelove remixed with freakshow disco productions. If you have been a regular on the Melbourne music circuit over the last few years, chances are you have been motivated to move and groove by the musically creative and talented Tarek Smallman at one time or another, whether it was while he was drumming for bands such as Something For Kate and bZARK, on stage as one half of electric house duo Bionikworld or even behind the decks on his own, where he is more famously known as T-Rek.
The story of The Books began in 2000, when Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong met through a friend in New York City. Sharing similar interests but different backgrounds in acoustic music and found sound, Zammuto and de Jong took their sonic experiments to the studio. Eventually, with some urging by Tom Steinle of Tomlab Records, they created what would become their debut record, 'Thought for Food', in 2002.
The Norwegian band Casiokids is not just an electronic act, but also include a shadow puppet group. The instrumentation includes cassette-recorder, cello, melodica, guitar, congas and of course lots of electronic quarks,quirks & whatæs. The band only started playing in 2006, but has already played several renowned festivals in Norway, including Ekko, NuMusic, Vossajazz, Festspillene and By:larm to name a few. Casiokids has in no time become one of the most exciting electronic acts in Norway.
Friendly Fires is a dancepunk band which formed in 2006 in St Albans, England. They consist of Ed MacFarlane (vocals), Edd Gibson (guitar) and Jack Savidge (drums). The band released their self-titled debut album on 1 September 2008. It contains the singles "Paris", "Jump in the Pool", and "Skeleton Boy", which is a rip off of Olive's 90s hit "You're Not Alone". Formed out of the ashes of First Day Back, the St Albans, United Kingdom hardcore band they formed while still at school, Friendly Fires make razor-sharp post-punk that burns through the memories of all the dismal...