Texas Is the Reason was a post-hardcore band founded by former Shelter guitarist Norm Arenas and 108 drummer Chris Daly in 1994. A foundational quartet in the post-Sunny Day Real Estate movement of emo music, Texas Is the Reason played melodious but forceful rock music before disbanding in 1997. Norm Arenas (guitar), guitarist for the hardcore Hare Krishna band Shelter, formed Texas Is the Reason with friend and then fellow Hare Krishna devotee Chris Daly (drums), formerly of the band 108, which played music of a similar kind to Shelter's, some time in the early 1990s in New York City.
Music is thoroughly entwined with our lives—organically spreading from person to person and city to city, leaving a trail of devotees in its wake. Singer-songwriter Ryan Dunson, who has played under the name Rookie of the Year since 2004, has embraced this fact, crisscrossing the country nearly a dozen times, winning hearts and developing a deeply personal connection with his fans. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL is Rookie of the Year's third studio album and marks the shining moment in Dunson's evolution from acoustic-pop upstart to shimmering indie troubadour.
Unfortunately, Distophia have decided to call it day. They will have a new band at some point in the future but Distophia is now officially over. This means that Distophia are not set to return this year with “Beat Dyslexia”, their debut full-length and the album the Birmingham-based noise-rock/lo-fi four-piece had always dreamed of making. Spurred on by the rise of the manufactured alternative and seeking to fight the encroaching apathy which genuinely left-field music currently experiences...
Benny Sings - Art (2011) Benny Sings has finally graduated. With his new album Art, which was released on 27 May 2011, the multifaceted producer/composer/singer feels that it has all come together. ‘Making albums is a learning process. After every album I felt as if I completed another year at the Benny Sings Music University. And Art is my graduation project. It’s the finale to my ten years of toil. I now have my diploma. It represents my first work as a mature artist – my first real “work of art’’.’
Butterfly Boucher (pronounced 'bow-cher' with a hard "ch" sound, unlike the French pronunciation) is an Adelaide, Australian singer/songwriter. Boucher, born June 2, 1979, is the middle child of seven daughters. The name "Butterfly" was a suggestion from a friend of the family. Her mother didn't initially like the name but kept seeing butterflies in pictures, on clothing, etc. before the birth. In later years, Butterfly's sister had a band, The Mercy Bell, in which Butterfly played bass guitar. In 2004 and 2005, Boucher toured the U.
Seven Story Down are a young four piece from Kent who play an exciting brand of alternative pop. Their self-released debut single ‘Radio Song’ reached 23 in the UK Indie Charts in July of 2006, helped significantly by an extensive touring schedule and plays by Radio One DJs, Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq. The band has toured all over the UK and recently has begun to sell out shows back in their hometown of Tunbridge Wells, as well as London venues like the Barfly in Camden and The Fly on Oxford Street.
Chris Fatouros (born 1983) is a singer-guitarist-song writer from Melbourne, Australia. Performing and singing since childhood, Fatouros's main interest had always been classic rock & folk. He is known for his raw and soulful performance style, strong vocals and multi-instrumental skills. Fatouros's music is strongly influenced by a wide variety of artists, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Gillian Welch and Neil Young. Aside from solo work, Chris has performed with original band SoulHarmoniX, with cover band Mister Speaker, in a jazz duo with a pianist and in a duo with a percussionist.
The Gadsdens don’t quite fit. They almost do, but they’re slightly the wrong shape to properly fit into the pop cylinder. Shuffling together elements of blue-eyed soul, infectious hooks, rhythmic piano lines, and the instantly loveable vocals of Jody Gadsden they deal out songs of awkward beauty. They don’t look pop either, peddling an indie scruffy chic that’s more Hoxton than West End. Not that they’re in any way, shape or form a fashion band unless, of course fashion means striking out from the pack with your own darning sense of style and imagination.
ACxDC stands for Antichrist Demoncore. The band was founded in 2003 by Sergio, Pablo, Jeff, and JC. Within 2 years of playing together they released the Jack Trippin' Demo, He Had it Comin' 7", and had 2 tracks on the Signs Of An Impending Doom Compilation. They quickly made their mark in the power violence/grindcore scene by playing tons of wild shows all over Southern California. By 2005 the band had called it quits, but in the summer of 2006 they decided to have a reunion show with all original members for one night only.
Mon & Tim started writing songs together in March 2008, played a storming debut gig as a duo in Mon's bedroom on 5th May, and then found a drummer the very next day. His name is Justin. Half a dozen rehearsals and seven and a half songs later they were as ready as they cared to be.. friendly encouragement and friendlier gigs were forthcoming at such illustrious places as the 491 gallery/ Vertigo complex in Leytonstone, and the Krankenhouse in Crouch hill. Conditions were not always favourable..