'It slowly opens up to this great climax. A beautiful, plaintive pop tune.' Dom Alessio, Triple J's Home & Hosed. 'There's a Death Cab For Cutie-like melancholia to it but it moves into that grand orchestrated bit and suddenly gets all Polyphonic on us!' Steph Hughes, Triple J's Home & Hosed. 'Wonderful build, the production is great particularly the percussion. Nothing over dramatic - just strong songwriting,' Brendan Maclean, Musician & Triple J presenter.
Captain are an English band from London, UK, who formed in early 2005. They perform a range of alternative pop songs, getting their musical influences from groups such as the Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine and The Cure. The band was signed to EMI achieving minor chart success in 2006 with their singles Broke and Glorious, which reached numbers 34 and 30, respectively on the UK Top 40. Their début album, This Is "Hazelville," reached number 23 on the UK Albums Chart.
The Snap Elect formed in London in 2009, drawing on musicians from London, Glasgow and Aberdeen. They began work on their debut album, tentatively titled Mangled Angle Land, amid a flurry of London gigs, wowing audiences with vibrant harmonies, pop melodies (culled from an era when melodies actually went 'pop') and dynamic chord changes. Citing influences such as the Move, Badfinger, Dukes of Stratosphear and Todd Rundgren, TSE now find themselves poised to unleash their uniqe brand of 'Powergum' to record-buying, mp3-downloading music lovers everywhere.
http://www.danafuchs.com/ The youngest of six musical children, Dana was raised in Wildwood, Florida. At the age of twelve she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and began singing in public. At sixteen she was fronting a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn. She moved to New York City at nineteen. She began collaborating with Jon Diamond, a guitarist who had toured with Joan Osborne and W.C. Handy Award winner Debbie Davies. They formed the Dana Fuchs Band. The band was a feature act at a number of clubs, performing with the likes of John Popper, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal.
Dreams needed to be followed and passions expressed so 2009 gave rise to Modern Alarms
Now with a solid line up the band are producing intense, exciting, groove driven tunes that to experience live gives a true sense you're immersed in something special that very rarely comes around in music.
Confident and engaging and with ambition bigger than comprehension their ability to create music that evokes emotion in their audience is there for all to see. Born from a true respect of music and a desire to give their audience and themselves a reprieve from the daily grind.
In a dark kitchen in the middle of a sweaty night in Las Vegas, all 6
SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. Emerging from the artist colony of Fort Collins on the Eastern slope of Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL's engaging live show is marked with a prodigy's creativity and a veteran's instinct for entertaining. At every performance, SHEL delights audiences with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound. "SHEL has delivered one of the most impressive debuts of the year..." Chris Douridas, KCRW, Los Angeles
AudioRepublic is the reformation of Leeds Indie Rock quartet formally known as Otherside. Between 2005 and early 2009 Otherside enjoyed escalating regional success around Leeds following three Studio recorded EPs and a handful of positive reviews from the BBC and local music press. They also held the record for most tickets sales for an unsigned band at The Cockpit in Leeds. With the New Year the boys decided to start afresh.
Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. He was the oldest member of the band, and the last to join the now familiar 'Fab Four' line up.
While he was sometimes the least visible member of the band, Ringo's drumming style played a pivotal role in the music played and recorded by The Beatles.