Amatorski is a young Belgian band formed in 2008 and based in Ghent, with a melancholic and narrative style, and some reminiscences of Portishead, Sigur Rós, or Radiohead. Though their name means 'amateurs', they reached the finals of the Belgian rock contest Rockrally in 2010. The intimate song Come Home hit #1 in 'De Afrekening', the alternative hit chart on radio station Studio Brussel. In 2010 they released the Same Stars We Shared (Amatorski debut) EP. Their debut longplayer TBC was released in May 2011.
As the producing-team behind Grails, Alex Hall and Emil Amos have hybridized and warped various culture’s versions of psych music over the past decade. With their new project they’ve created another umbrella under which to tweak hip-hop, tape-collage and the darkest creases of 70′s film-soundtracks with their lysergic and perverse style of head-music. The project’s name and imagery evoke a strange thrift-store mystery LP you might come across, unsure if you’ve discovered an exotic dub record, a flowery Bacharach AM radio classic or something by an obscure duo of Swedish avant-techno producers.
1) Houses is an anonymous lo-fi electronic duo out of Chicago, Illinois. They are signed to Lefse Records. 2) Houses is also an alternative pop band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They've released an EP with 5 songs called End Of Story in march 2010. 3) Houses is a psychedelic rock and roll revival 7 piece from Denver, Colorado. They released 3 EPs in 2009 (Spring EP, Summer EP, Fall EP) and are currently recording a full length.
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.
(1) Happy Camper is a Dutch musical project founded by Job Roggeveen from El Pino and the Volunteers. The self-titled Happy Camper d
Ewert and The Two Dragons is a folk rock / indie band from Tallinn, Estonia. Their debut album “The Hills Behind The Hills” was released in autumn 2009 and since then they have taken the Baltics by storm. Some critics have titled them as “the crown jewel of Estonian music”, Finnish music magazine Rumba was stunned by their performance at the biggest Baltic music festival Positivus in 2010, calling them “the best band at the entire fest”.
The Bony King of Nowhere is the project of 24-year-old composer Bram Vanparys from Ghent in Belgium. His honest music, characterized above all by Bram’s distinctive voice, claims your heart straight away. Songs are built on melodic backing vocals, guitars and sound layers, as well as the frequent use of unconventional percussion inspired by the Brazilian Tropicália Movement from the 1960s. His lyrics are often theatrical: the virgin Mary addressed by a dying man exalting death from his deathbed (“Maria”)...
Mini Mansions is a trio from Los Angeles, CA. The band consists of Zach Dawes (bass, keys, vocals, etc.), Tyler Parkford (vocals, keys, guitar, etc.) and Michael Shuman (vocals, guitar, drums, etc.). http://www.myspace.com/minimansionsmusic
Belgian Songsmith Fred Lyenn Jacques - who performs as LYENN - purveys spare refined art pop tunes with a powerful aura of mystery and menace. (Time out New York, sept 2009) Lyenn's debut album The Jollity of My Boon Companion was recorded in New York and features some of New York's greatest musicians, such as Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, ...), Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie "Prince" Billie, Sean Lennon/Yoko Ono...), Ches Smith (Secret Chiefs3, Ceramic Dog), Indigo Street, Sam Amidon (Valgeir Sigurdsson), Joel Hamilton, Jolie Holland and Doug Wieselman (Antony and the Johnsons).