Parquet Courts is a band from New York City. At the center of the group is A. Savage, who at this point is known for his collaborations with projects like Fergus & Geronimo, Teenage Cool Kids and Wiccans. Savage is joined by three other musicians (“three quarters Texans and three quarters Pisces”) and describes the bands’ debut release as The Fall meets Neil Young. On the band’s debut release, “American Specialties”, this all makes sense. The quartet wonders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence.
Afternaut is the latest project from the Liverpool based musician, Adam Rowley. For the past decade Adam has been involved with various music projects, initially starting off playing guitar in bands. But it wasn’t until 2004, while studying Film and TV at university, where he was introduced to sound manipulation using computers with effects and synthesis. This interest led to working on sound for film projects at university. Not only recording sound but also creating soundtracks. Since 2006, Adam has also been a sound designer/audio producer for the games industry.
The Brighton based duo, Sergei Hall and Keiron McTernan, are taking the dance world by storm with their signature sound. Its a winning formula of Progressive Tech House with a Maximal edge which guarantees to get the dancefloor well and truly rockin’ The guys multi dimensional Dex’n’FX sets encorporate laptops and keyboards. They synchronise electronic samples and distorted keyboard riffs live into the DJ mix, creating a truly unique experience.
There are at least three artists with the name White Woods. 1. A band from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formed in 2008 with Pat Breen, Kelly Brown, K Mason, Stuart Campbell, and Emma Sharp, all relocated from Hobart, Tasmania. White Woods have one self released split single recorded with Dan Cross and have recorded a full length album, Bellplay, to be released in June 2010 through Sensory Projects (www.sensoryprojects.com.au).
There are at least seven artists which have used the name Spider: an indie folk singer from New York, United States, a metal band from England, a punk band from Hungary, a lo-fi band from Washington, United States, a ska/rock band from Malaysia, a power pop band from Wallasey, England, a rapper from Mexico. 1. Spider is an alias for Brooklyn indie-folk musician Jane Herships. Most of the songs on her release The Way to Bitter Lake are hushed, personal folk songs with elements of shoegazing reminescent of musicians such as Nick Drake and M. Ward.
Michael 'Mikey' Norris (Keyboard) is a London-based musician and is one of two keyboard players that support La Roux on their tours and live dates. A native of the Chester area in Cheshire, Norris studied music at university, joining La Roux shortly after graduating from a music degree. Mike Norris released his debut album under the moniker Fort Romeau, titled Kingdoms, in 2012 on the 100% Silk record label.
Debut LP 'Kingdoms' out via 100% Silk
Children Collide are an indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut album, The Long Now was released on 11 October 2008 and was produced by David Sardy. Johnny Mackay (guitar, vocals), Heath Crawley (bass) and Ryan Caesar (drums) formed the band in Melbourne a few years back after hitchhiking their way from Lismore. As founding members and principle songwriters, Johnny and Heath play raw over-driven rock, oozing a range of influences.