Secret Cities hail from Fargo, North Dakota and formed in 2002. MJ Parker and Charlie Gokey were barely 15 when they met at band camp, but a shared love of psychedelia and scads of secret, unheard songs between them drew the pair together. They passed cassettes back and forth across the tundra of their home state, each manipulating and adding to the other's work via 4-track. Slowly they built up a catalog of sound collage and darkly romantic pop.
Tracey Thorn (born September 26, 1962, in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire) is an English pop singer and songwriter. She is best known as being one half of the duo Everything But the Girl. She grew up in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and studied English at the University of Hull, where she graduated in 1984 with First Class Honours. She lives with her EBTG partner Ben Watt in North London. The couple have twin daughters born in 1998, and a son born in 2001.
Dennis Hopper Choppers is Ben Nicholls, a one-man-band, simultaneously playing guitar, bass drum, high hat, organ bass pedals, vox-organ and a 1969 Fender Dual Showman amplifier originally designed for Dick Dale which he said is ‘probably the loudest thing I’d ever heard.’ This coming from a man who played bass in the Silverjets and Menlo Park. His debut, self-released album, Chop is 13 tracks of high-plains-via-East-London fretboard wrangling and heartfelt rockabilly stomp while his rich and astonishingly versatile baritone gives the album it’s soaring range.
Anna Kashfi hailing from Manchester boasts of members: Sian Webley, James Youngjohns, Peter Martin and Sarah Kemp. With haunting lyrics and elegant vocals this band will seep into your heart.
Releasing a few singles and such gems as Philokalia and Palisade, one can only hope for more.
Bas Bron is perhaps most famous in the Netherlands under the moniker Bastian. As Bastian, he scored a modest national hit in 2001 with the song You've Got My Love, which was accompanied by a music video showing the song's lyrics on shirts worn by dancing women, showing only their upper chest. The song reached #17 in the Dutch Top 40. Later in 2001 the debut album Ready was released, filled with electrofunk and electropop-influenced music enhanced with Commodore 64 sound effects. Two years later the second album It's All Downhill From Here came out.
Bright Moments, formerly known as Team B, is the Brooklyn-based solo project of multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt, who was born in Lexington, KY, USA. His debut album Natives was released on February 21, 2012. Prior to creating Bright Moments, Pratt contributed trumpets and vocals to Beirut, many instruments to Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, and horns to LCD Soundsystem.
Ninjaraps? Ja, dus!!! Dit short-album bevat 10 tracks. Kensei brengt vreemde vertellingen verpakt in wervelende flows, geïnspireerd door de legende van de samurai. Geen rapper in een ninja-pak, maar een metal shirtje. Kensei heeft zowel een metal als hiphop achtergrond. Eerder heeft hij samen met producer DEC het album "Ontstemmen" uitgebracht onder de naam "Verbaal Verzet" en is ook bezig aan een project genaamd Mori. Nu is het tijd voor zijn eerste solo-plaat.
Swedish Jenny Wilson makes elegant and sophisticated pop music with hints of synthpop. Her self-produced solo debut, Love & Youth, on which she also plays every instrument, was released to much critical acclaim in 2005. Music journalists ranked it as one of the best Swedish albums of the year. As a teenager in the early 90s, Jenny Wilson - born in 1975 - originally wanted to become a writer. At that time she discovered PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, an album that inspired her so much that she decided to give up on her writing career and focus on music.
There are, at least, two artists known as ceo/CEO. 1. ceo: A pseudonym of Eric Berglund (of The Tough Alliance). Co-founder and owner of Sincerely Yours records based in Göteborg, Sweden.“Come With Me” is the first single from the forthcoming ceo album, White Magic, which comes out late June on Modular. 2. CEO: A pseudonym of Fatir M. Hidayat (aka Frederick Murl Randle & FMH, born 4 Jan 1971, Houston,Texas). The CEO of Enterprise Entertainment Recording Group, (made in 1998), who has produced several mix tapes, video production and albums for Enterprise Entertainment Recording Group.
The Devil's Blood (http://thedevilsblood.com) is an occult rock band from the Netherlands formed in 2006. "We will serve you with what can best be described as a Satanic Ritual in which crowd participation becomes pivotal. You will wear our blood, you will taste our hunger, you will devour our spiritual release. Although far above you and unattainable for you in the current stages of your evolution, We, the acolytes of His immortal will, welcome you to join us in a night of violence, substance abuse, love and hate.