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Kinnie The Explorer

Formed early in 2010, Kinnie The Explorer is an avant-rock group based in Brighton, UK. In April 2010 their debut EP “Blood, It's On Every Wall” was released via band camp digital download and CD, which quickly sold out. In June 2010 they supported Noah & The Whale at Bournemouth O2 Academy – only their fourth ever gig. And in September 2010 acclaimed indie label Art Is Hard Records released their song “Blind Spider” on its critically praised “Brink Of The Clouds” inaugural compilation CD, which sold out in days.

This first year of activity brought extensive cult airplay, including on BBC Introducing and Resonance FM, and enthusiastic reviews in The Leaving Scene, Indie Shuffle, The 405 and more. Early in 2011 Kinnie The Explorer played a string of dates in London, appearing notably alongside Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp at Richard Strange's iconic “Cabaret Futura” and headlining a “Club Integral” night at Cafe Oto curated by Resonance FM's Sony Award nominated programmer Ed Baxter. They were subsequently invited to record a radio session for Resonance FM at Ravensbourne's Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund-supported music studio in Greenwich. More gigs followed, including an invitation to headline the "2+2=5: L'Incroyable Festival" in Montpellier, France, September 2011.

In Spring 2011 the band secured a touring grant from the PRS for Music Foundation and Summer 2011 saw them record their debut full length album with producer Bob Drake (Thinking Plague, Hail, Tina Turner, Ice Cube, Faust) in the French Pyrenees. This will go to vinyl cut for a February 2012 12” LP release, self-funded by the band's touring. At the time of writing, Kinnie The Explorer has undertaken further shows in London and Brighton, including a date with legendary Irish psychedelic folk-rock group Dr. Strangely Strange in October 2011. Kinnie The Explorer will be touring the UK and France in Spring 2012 before a US tour which hinges upon a showcase at SXSW.

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Willowen

Willowen are a three piece alternative folk band from Bournemouth who play snazzy, original and unique acoustic songs with catchy choruses and deep structures.. A small band with big ambitions.

'You guys had some strong songs with a great connection to the crowd.'
-The OtherHalf

'Awesome all round performance. A young group of lads with huge potential.'
Alex Marle (The Winchester, Bournemouth)

‘Fantastic. I feel very summery now’
(It’s Own Sound)
‘Very anthemic that one, very sweet lyrics’
(The Bear & The Octopus)
-Addie Jay, Thunder FM

'Willowen sound promising, definitely part of the Bournemouth Surf Sea sound – upbeat, punchy and positive, evocative of long Summers and so on. 'The Story' instantly brings a smile to my face, simply because of the chord progressions, and the soulful chorus. Well worth trying to get to see these guys.'- Tim Heywood (Hope FM)

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Blue Stone Walls

Blue Stone Walls is made up of Adam McGuinness, Robb Hiscock, Max Collins and Sam Potter. Formed in late 2010, we recorded our first rough demo in a little over 2 hours in a big room. We have started playing gigs and recording in the new year and are very excited about the future. With a great deal in store over the next few months, make sure you come and see a show.

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Shatterglass

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In a world dominated by dance, rap, and pop; Shatterglass is bringing great commercial rock back to the masses. Straight out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Shatterglass comes equipped with an arsenal of infectious melodies over a rock groove. Consisting of four members: Zoog (Vocals), Jinx (Guitars), Donnie J (Bass), and RonJon (Drums & Percussion), there's no stopping these guys when they're doing what they do best- making good music.

Shatterglass was formed in early February 2011, when the guys got together after being in different popular South Florida bands and friends for years. They just wanted to see what kind of music they could create when they combined their talents, little did they know how fast their plans would change! After locking themselves in the recording studio for 3 months with legendary South Florida engineer/producer and friend Paul Trust (Endo, Atom Smash, AL's Not Well, Crease, The Chaos Agent, Enstride, Day Minus 7, Faces of March, Echovalve), the result is a three song EP simply titled "Shatterglass". All three tracks, layered with catchy hooks and awesome harmonies, are sure to re-invent the "sing-a-long" song for a new generation. The band is currently preparing for first ever live shows, as well as getting ready to go back into the studio. With the overwhelming positive response to the EP and the buzz surrounding their first single, "Psycho Girlfriend", Shatterglass will once again team with Mr. Trust to record more songs towards their first full length release.

The chemistry of Shatterglass is obvious from the balls to the wall bass and drums, to the raw, chunky guitars, to the powerful vocals, the ingredients are there to cement Shatterglass as South Florida's hottest new band. Considering how far they have come in just the few months that they have been together, this is definitely the band to look out for in the very near future.

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Satellites

Satellites are a four-piece alt-rock band from Southampton, UK, comprising Kenny Elsbury on vocals and guitar, Dave Taylor on guitar, Tom Parker on bass, and Jack Loader on drums.

With influences ranging from ambient pop-rock, right through to hardcore punk and metal, the band have been working since early 2010 on their modern British rock sound, writing and performing songs around the South Coast to an ever growing audience.
2011 will see the release of the debut EP from Satellites, as well as a number of shows up and down the country.

For more information, keep up with the band on Facebook - www.facebook.com/we.are.satellites MySpace - www.myspace.com/wearesatellitesuk or follow on Twitter - @wearesatellites

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Follow Wyliss

Follow Wyliss are one of the most exciting bands to break through from the Home Counties music scene in 2011. Having already headlined Guildford's premier music venue - The Boileroom twice, the band have been going from strength to strength with a lot lined up for 2012. They have played at many established venues such as the 02 islington Academy2, The Relentless Garage, The Reading Facebar, The Aldershot West End Centre, The Boileroom, The Joiners, The Camden Barfly and more.

In January 2011 Follow Wyliss released their first single "Turbulance" from their debut EP which was broadcast on 96.4 The Eagle's unsigned podcast, where they received glowing reviews. In May 2011, the eagerly awaited follow up "Never For A Second EP" was released. Along with their first Mini tour in August 2011 including headlining Guildford’s Boileroom and playing at other established venues including Newport’s Le Pub, Southampton's Joiners and the Camden Barfly! They also made an appearance on the main-stage of this year's Butserfest 2011 In September where they received a great responce and gained not only experience but a lot of new fans! With their next eP "Blind" being released on the 26th January 2012, Follow Wyliss definitely look to have a great future!

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Nine Lights

Nine lights is a band that was formed in January 2010, It consists of four friends, three of which met at college (Liam, Dan, Jack) studying music practice. The last member Neil was added earlier on this year. We quickly bonded as a band and have been writing songs together since. With the Souly voice of Liam, Experimental yet melodic guitar lines from Dan, Jack's various drumming capabilities and a solid groove on the bass from Neil. Since we formed we have been lucky enough to play on Both stages at the Colston hall in bristol for a local battle of the bands competition. We then went on to support reoffender of weston at Kewstoke village hall closely followed by supporting Out Like A Lion a well known pop/indie band from bath. We are still experimenting with a wide range of styles trying to find our sound.

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Tennis

Tennis yearn for the pre-rock era of innocent high-school romance, and you get the feeling any fuzz or scree is a consequence of limited funds rather than a matter of principle or aesthetic judgement.

More than Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls or any of their NYC peers, the melody floods through their songs, drowning out the noise, perhaps because there are only two of them

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