SWIM are Joe Boyle and Richard Williams. Since a chance meeting in their adolescent years, the duo have been making music together. Surrounded by records of over 60 years of popular music, and trying to make the grey London skies feel like warmer climes an ocean away, the band are influenced by the synths and styles of their 80s heroes, from the likes of Talking Heads and New Order to the lush shoegaze discord of My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. Crafting escapist, sun-kissed pop, SWIM garner their own, original sound, complemented by an endearing, soaring vocal.
BILLY BOY ON POISON
"Oh you pretty things/Don’t you know you’re driving your mamas and papas insane?" – David Bowie, Hunky Dory, 1971
If you ask Davis – charismatic lead singer and principal troublemaker of Billy Boy on Poison – the question postulated by his inspirational rock hero-- he’d answer with a resounding, “Fuck yeah!” Bowie never gave two quid what people thought. He moved the culture with his celestial songs and repeatedly freaked out the rank and file with his courageous, chameleon sense of fashion and image.
1) Barefoot is the brainchild of singer Sam Obernik (best known for her work with Tim Deluxe on his It Just Wont Do hit) and legendary producer and remixer Tommy D. Its aim is to bridge the gap between the dance world and more conventional musicianship and song writing through reinterpretations of club classics. Their self titled debut album bubbles with energy, invention and fun and includes White Lines , Born Slippy, It's Like That, Hideaway, Lazy and It Just Won t Do.
The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago,
when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than
ever. Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect. Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies
Veil Cassini have been tearing up the local live circuit in their current line up for just over a year, whilst their energetic frontmen and songwriting combo consisting of brothers Hayd & Aaron Brown, has been together a little while longer still...... An extremely devoted and hard working band with a strong DIY ethos, their music is best described as British meets American Alternative Rock Punk that has "a healthy obsession with all things post..." (7/10 Rock Sound, August 2008).
Nephu Huzzband are a four piece band from Nottingham making noisy Sonic Indie music. They take their influence from bands such as ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Sonic Youth, At The Drive-in, Joy Division and Q and not U.
Southern California native William Tell is the former rhythm guitarist for the band Something Corporate. In 2007, he released his first solo album, You Can Hold Me Down. The record produced a few popular songs including "Slipping Under (Sing Along To Your Favorite Song)", "Fairfax (You're Still The Same)" (featuring former bandmate Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate), "Sounds" and "Young At Heart" and even charted to #11 on the Top Heatseekers. Since the release of his debut album, Tell has released several demos for download on his MySpace page.
(http://www.arturdyjecinski.com & www.myspace.com/arturdyjecinski) Remember as a kid traveling through leafy Birchwood forests in the mountains of British Columbia. Remember sitting in the back of your parents faded mustard Ford Pinto, your ears filling with the sweet sounds of early Neil Young. Remember driving with the windows down, the play of cool mountain air against your face and the pleasant smell of foliage coming alive in the Spring.
Lisa Redford Biography "one of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "brilliant! Lisa has a great voice" Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze "In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.' Maverick Magazine **** "There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford’s music that really is difficult to resist." Americana UK 8 out of 10 Influenced by classic singer-songwriters such as Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and contemporary artists such as Neal Casal, Ryan Adams...
There are several artists going by the name Falter; 1.Falter are an alternative metal band from Blackburn. With influences taken from a vast amount of artists and genres, they blend a mix of hard rock, metal and grunge to create a raw and visceral sound that they can undoubtedly call their own. Falter are indisputably crowd pleasers, as their live performances have been described as fierce, thrilling and an adrenaline rush of honest intensity that other local bands seem to lack.