Held every year on verdant polo grounds in Indio, California, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is many things to many people: A way to hear the best alternative music, a giant lawn party of hipsters wearing hemp sunhats, or the one place you can gawk at members of super-bands as they ride around on golf carts. For Brooke Fraser, Coachella 2009 was the event that re-awakened her desire to make music. It was April and the New Zealand-born singer and songwriter was burnt out after completing a three-year tour supporting her second album, 2006’s Albertine, which debuted at No.
Cosmo Jarvis is going to be a big deal. He is a complete package; an accomplished filmmaker, a brilliant composer and an exceptional live performer. With over 270 songs and 65 films under his belt, he clearly understands the modern media climate and the interplay between different artistic disciplines. At the tender age of twenty-one, his unflappable drive and unwavering self-confidence resounds in everything he does.
Robert Forster is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for his work with songwriting partner <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Grant+McLennan" class="bbcode_artist">Grant McLennan</a> with whom he co-founded <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Go-Betweens" class="bbcode_artist">The Go-Betweens</a>. Born 29 June 1957, Robert grew up in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to his work with the Go-Betweens, he has released five solo albums: Danger in the Past, recorded in Berlin in 1990; Calling from a Country Phone, recorded at Sunshine Studios, Brisbane, in 1993 with members of local pop group <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Custard" class="bbcode_artist">Custard</a>; I Had a New York Girlfriend, a collection of cover versions recorded in Melbourne in 1994; Warm Nights...
Archdukes were formed on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland in 2010. Amidst some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and amongst the confusion that surrounds a tourist destination,
they began to write music inspired by the various records and soundtracks that had pervaded their formative years, noting the irony that their sound in no-way reflected their surroundings.
With an e.p. in the works, and a dynamic live show, who knows where they'll be next...
Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on August 19, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia) is one of Australia's most popular female singer-songwriters. Missy (Melissa) was thrust into the limelight in her homeland when she won a demo competition conducted by the national alternative broadcaster, Triple J. Although she was still at high school, her song All For Believing quickly became one of the station's most requested tracks of 2001.
The Script are Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power from Dublin, Ireland. After reaching 15 in the charts with debut single We Cry, their 2nd single The Man Who Can't Be Moved peaked at 2. Their debut album, The Script, was released on the 11th August, and went straight to number 1 on iTunes UK & Ireland. Their 3rd single Breakeven was released on the 10th of November 2008.
Big Mountain are an American Reggae and Pop music act from San Diego, California, established in 1991. The band had a major hit in 1994 with a cover of Peter Frampton's "Baby I Love Your Way", which also featured in the soundtrack to the film Reality Bites. The follow-up single , "Sweet Sensual Love" reached number fifty-one in the UK, while Unity, the album it was on, went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. Their most recent album was Versions Undercover in 2008.
"Peter Gabriel meets David Gray in one-man popster Nicholas Roy. His beautiful voice is full of weariness and drama; his instruments stretched and warped to create a whole dynamic world"
Beat Magazine "I like a guy bold enough to list Elton John as an influence.." Richard Kingsmill, Triple J When Nicholas Roy started playing the Melbourne live circuit, he felt a bit out of place in venues like The Espy.
MAPS AND COMPASSES VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XkYyFP86-o
Goodnight Owl can lead the way in two directions, an embrace of the dawn, or an adventure into the dark. Make it what you will, Central Australian born Eddie Alexander has developed his song writing to take the listener on a journey lyrically and musically.
Honestly I don't know how I sound the way I do - My ears are always switched on searching for cool and unusual sounds. I hear them in the hustle and bustle of city streets, building sites, cafes, and playgrounds. I have a vivid imagination, and can tune out and step right into a dream, at the drop of a hat. My friends think that my head is in the clouds and my producer Jonathan Zion thinks there is no doubt about it. This doesn't bother me at all, it's how I write my songs. It's very magical. I just sit at my piano, gaze out my window and dream.