<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/David+Byrne" class="bbcode_artist">David Byrne</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/St.+Vincent" class="bbcode_artist">St. Vincent</a> collaborated on the album "Love This Giant". David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent began working together in late 2009, using a process that Byrne had previously used on his 2008 collaboration with Brian Eno, "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today." The <a href="http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=27165" rel="nofollow">Who Songfacts</a> reports that Love This Giant was recorded in Hoboken, N.J. over a two-year period and features 10 songs co-written by the two musicians, with each one fully penning one additional track. The duo had previously played together live at a St. Vincent show and on the album Here Lies Love.
Darwin Smith writes, records, produces and arranges using a 4-string electric guitar in his own invented, secret tuning. Five years ago, he left Wesleyan University (and friends MGMT and Boy Crisis) to start a band in New York City. Their current live set features his original songs, harsh electronic noise, and bouts of synchronized dancing. He has been dubbed the Michael Jackson of indie rock.
The Vulpine is a local based Melbourne band that specialises in alternate rock. Ranging from ballady to all out rock, this 4 piece outfit can shift from the quietest chord to the loudest riff with harmonic excellence. Each member has had years of musical experience, having played gigs ranging from the Hi-Fi bar to the Locker room. Even though the band has only recently formed, each member brings their own experience and technical achievement to complete the band’s complex and moody style.
Karmin are Amy Heidemann (Vocals/Guitar) and Nick Noonan (Vocals/Cajon) from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The <a href="http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=25329" rel="nofollow">Brokenhearted Songfacts</a> reports that their name derives from the Latin word 'carmen,' meaning "song," with a slightly altered spelling to "hint at karma." The pair first gained recognition from their covers of popular Hip-Hop and Pop songs posted on YouTube. After offers from various record companies, the duo signed with Sony and Epic Records in June 2011.
Neon Trees is an alternative rock band which formed in Provo, Utah in 2005, with origins in Southern California. Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn (lead vocals/keyboards) and Chris Allen (guitars), the band made its first home in Provo, eventually adding Branden Campbell (bass) and Elaine Bradley (drums/vocals) to the lineup. In 2010, the band's single "Animal" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
A collision point between surf, punk and lyrical candour, CRUMBE is a Melbourne based four-piece with a sound dancing on the fringes of Neil Young and Patti Smith with a raw B52s style groove and a healthy dose of post-punk grit. Lead-singer, guitarist and songwriter Connie Ogan, Kurt Mottershead on bass, Owen Eales on guitar and Scotty Bairdle on drums bring twangy, love-washed tunes to life.
Zoë Fox is a multi-genre songwriter and instrumentalist from Melbourne, and is well known as the front-woman of disco-infused space-pop project, Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks. No stranger to the main stage, Fox has performed at a string of Australian festivals, including Falls Music and Arts Festival, The Hills are Alive, Moomba and more.
Performing in duo format in the Chandelier Room, Zoe will be sharing her quirky ‘60s inspired folk-pop songs with Boroondara audiences for the first time.
fun. is an indie pop band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in 2008. The band consists of Nate Ruess (vocals), Andrew Dost (keyboard, bass) and Jack Antonoff (guitar, trumpet). Ruess is a former member of The Format, Andrew Dost is a former member of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff is a member of Steel Train. The band also includes touring members Nate Harold (bass), Emily Moore (keyboards, guitar) and Will Noon (drums).
There is more than one artist with this name: 1. A 1970s funk band, best known for launching the career of their lead singer, Chaka Khan. Major hits during their career include "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing," and "Ain't Nobody" . 2. A Czech band from Litomyšl: http://www.rufus.cz/. 3. A Brazilian band from Florianópolis. Playing a fusion of different styles, their music features experimental but raw instrumentals, with emotional lyrics.