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Wild Fire

Wild Fire are a little-known sensation. The three-piece from Bournemouth disguise indie rock with precise and poetic delivery, combining the best of their influences to create innovative and naturally atmospheric anthems.

Favourites of local Radio, they are now firmly grounded in their local music scene, having played at sold-out shows at venues such as Mr. Kyps, The Winchester, iBar and Champions.

Signed to Hand In Glove Records after their independently released debut EP, 'Glass Diamond'. Wild Fire will release their first single on Hand In Glove Records later in 2011.

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will chuMp

Multi award-winning DJ will chuMp, the South coast's top alternative party starter! With tens of thousands of downloads from his mixtape website, residencies at successful clubnights and festivals, he is in high demand to keep the Souths best dancefloors moving!
will chuMp has played alongside anyone who's anyone in the alternative world, having performed with the likes of Zane Lowe, The Gallows, Pendulum, Frank Turner, DJ Yoda, Utah Saints, the Libertines, Mary Ann Hobbs and continues to effortlessly mash up the best cutting edge & classic indie/dubstep/metal/electro/punk/rock/rave/riot!

For more info check out:
http://www.willchump.info/

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September Malevolence

September Malevolence made their first rehearsal in February 2004. Six months later we had nine songs that we really liked. And some we didn't. Over the course of two weeks we put nine of them to tape and eight of them became our debut album called "Tomorrow we'll wonder where this generation gets its priorities from". The Silent Ballet (.com) thought the album was worth the nr 4 spot on their list of the 50 best instrumental albums of 2005.

Several tours all over Europe and several band members later we began work on our second album entitled "After this darkness, there's a next" in October 2007. Taking steps away from the traditional instrumental post-rock, this album was an evolution of the bands sound, with much more vocals, shorter songs and a darker, more gloomy atmosphere..

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Not Made In China

NMIC recall the sound of The Smiths, Paul Simon, and Kirsty MacColl to name a few; but create a joyous noise all of their own.

Experienced around the local live circuit, playing pubs, clubs, festivals, and radio; Not Made In China’s interweaving guitar melodies, soaring harmonies, afrobeat drumming, and bouncing bass lines will surely get stuck in your skull..

NMIC have also recently recorded an EP, mixed by Digby Smith (Island Records), at Conversion Studios in Dorset, and on the strength of this are looking to expand their fanbase, and book gigs further afield.

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'They are a real treasure of a band. And if there is indeed a God in Heaven; they’ll soon be too big for a town like Bournemouth. So catch them while you can' (BH One)

'Their debut EP is an all-round feelgood indie record, which is bound to have you clapping your hands, and stomping your pigeon-toed feet' (247 Magazine)

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Wooden Pigs

Wooden Pigs are a four piece indie/rock band from Bournemouth. They gig primarily throughout London and have headlined various venues including Monto Water Rats, The Dublin Castle and 93 Feet East. Wooden Pigs have also supported touring acts when they've come to the south at venues such as The Joiners, 60 Million Postcards and Orange Rooms.

Wooden Pigs were spotted by Artrocker’s online editor after their first London gig in May 2009, subsequently Artrocker heralded them as one of the best unsigned bands to look out for and were featured on their website. They’ve had media exposure on the south’s top radio stations and one of their songs ‘Taste’ was used by Sky Sports on the highlight reel of the show ‘Goals On Sunday’. They've also been featured on the ‘Best Of Myspace’ podcast which is compiled by NME radio DJ Gill Mills.

Wooden Pigs pride themselves on their live sound and perfomance, which has been proven from the response at gigs and have worked hard to develop a unique yet commercial sound which appeals to a large audience.

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The Douglas Firs

Back from their Canada tour 2011...new record 'This Strange Embrace' to be released early 2012...

Bringing their music from the woods to the people of the towns, The Douglas Firs are an acoustic duo whose love of nature is reflected in their songwriting. With a name inspired by their love of cult TV series ‘Twin Peaks’, they are known for their beautifully sparse arrangements, combining a thought-provoking lyrical style with simple yet strong melodies. With their influences ranging from the classic songwriters of the 60s to contemporary nu-folk artists, the crystal clear and sometimes ethereal vocals from Suzy Douglas and delicate guitar work from Jimmy Douglas help weave the stories in their songs that creates their distinctive sound.

Since releasing two EPs to critical acclaim, The Firs have been spreading their roots on the live scene, playing to growing audiences around England, receiving radio play, and playing festivals such as Purbeck Folk Festival, Eastleigh Music Festival and Musicosity. As well as headlining many venues, the Firs have supported established acts such as Lanterns on the Lake, Eddi Reader, Megson and Rosie Doonan . They also won two awards for their live performance at the Dorset Music Awards and after finishing their latest EP, ‘This Strange Embrace’ in 2011 (to be released early 2012), the pair set off for a 6 month trip to Canada, playing a series of shows across Vancouver and Seattle whilst taking time out to travel and write material for a full length album, to be recorded on their return to the UK.

Suzy and Jimmy came back to the shores of England at the end of the summer 2011, with a rucksack full of new songs and a slightly battered guitar case. They made their return to the UK scene with a headline show at the legendary Troubadour Club, before playing a number of shows in London and around the South. The Firs will be recording some new songs in the upcoming months – news of 2012 album release and tour dates will be announced soon...

“simply beautiful” Sally Taylor , BBC Radio Solent

“Songs like 'Woman of Wood ' and 'Regrets and Cigarettes' illustrate this duo's ability to write remarkably original and inventive songs. The live performances are usually modest and understated - as is the 'Firs' ethos - yet always deeply powerful and emotive.”
- Paul Burke, Purbeck Folk Festival and Bournemouth Folk Club Director

"really lovely songs” Eddie Reader

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Hessian

An Alternative Art Rock Band

5 piece with an uncommon sound comparable to very few. Drawing influences from a variety of artists into fresh perceptive compositions; since April 2010, Hessian have been itching to project their lively, distinctive textures upon you.

Hessian are: Richard White, Sam Chapman, Tilly Thompson, Alex Bragg and Bertie Meyer

"A celebration of youth and noise" - Ollie Mutter (bhone)

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Fearne

If energy, talent and passion could be measured in gold, Fearne would be millionaires. The Bournemouth foursome, Alex Beds (vocal and acoustic guitar), Adam Pulfer (vocals and electric guitar), Nick Bryson (vocals, bass and synths) and Darren Barret (drums) are taking indie pop/rock to a whole new level and winning an army of fans in the process. With exceptional live performances it’s no wonder they have been on the road supporting artists such as Feeder, Athlete, Nizlopi, Stornoway and Diana Vickers. 2009 saw a busy year of touring culminating in their playing to 10,000 people and gaining many new fans with several sessions for BBC Radio Solent. Now with a new 6 track self-titled EP, 2010 is set to see them reach even greater heights.

Principal songwriter of the band, Alex Beds, has the voice and the lyrics to simultaneously charm you and break your heart. But don’t be fooled by his quiet assurance and unassuming persona, this man is a born entertainer and can whip up a crowd to fever pitch within seconds of stepping out onto the stage. The rhythm section of Fearne is key to their sound. Nick Bryson’s driving bass lines inject electric energy and funky overtones to deliver an exciting, multi-layered, complex sound. With Adam Pulfer’s searing lead guitar and Darren Barret’s throbbing drum section Fearne conjure up sonorous perfection. With influences from Damien Rice to Marty McFly, the Fearne boys’ eclecticism is charming.

Fearne’s magic lies in mixing the recognised Brighton sound with the heartfelt, weighty delivery emblematic of romantic Bournemouth. Further add a measure of dry wit with a good dose of eccentricity and you have a recipe for success. If you like your indie pop/rock energetic, your band members passionate and your performances polished to perfection, then look no further

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