The origins of New Zealand's Verlaines can be traced back as early as 1979, with the group's founder Graeme Downes took direct inspiration from fellow Dunedin group, the Clean to form a band of his own. It wasn't until 1981 that the group made their first public appearance with their initial five-piece line-up. The band have so far released seven full-length albums on three different labels, one mini album, three singles and two compilations.
Wolf & Cub are an alternative rock band from Adelaide, Australia that formed in 2002. Three of the original members hail from Port Augusta, South Australia. Their music is predominantly psychedelic with elements of funk. The four-piece are signed to legendary record label 4AD. An interesting aspect of the band's music and aesthetic is their use of two drummers. This allows the percussive elements of their music to feature more prominently alongside the guitar.
The October Game is the collision of different minds becoming one for the sole purpose of creating wonderfully eclectic and heartfelt music, carrying intricate and poetic lyrics that can both challenge and comfort a listener in the same breathe. Box Of A Billion Lights sees the band infusing elements of folk, classical music and electronica into an undeniably english indie rock sound.
After coming off the road in mid-2005, following months of touring in support of their Triple Crown debut, Lafcadio, from Long Island, New York, United States the band As Tall As Lions – vocalist/guitarist Daniel Nigro, guitarist Saen Fitzgerald, bassist Julio Tavarez and drummer Cliff Sarcona – spent more than half a year channeling their energies into crafting an album that would not only realize the lofty ambitions of these four young men but define them as a band, once and for all.
Glass Mazes are a self-proclaimed 'progressive indie' three-piece that formed in November 2010. They are based in Kingston/Guildford. In July 2011, they released their eponymous debut EP and currently play live shows. Glass Mazes are: Tom Hill, Ryan Freeman-Kennedy and Kurt Phillips.