Up-C Down-C Left-C Right-C ABC + Start is an instrumental post-rock band from Kent who have been going since early 2000. They signed to local indie label Tap n Tin records in 2004 and their first double A side 7" single "Stand shadowless like silence/Sadako's fury (radio edit)" was out on February 14th 2005. This was proceeded by a live Xfm session with John Kennedy on May 5th and their second single "Shallows" (available on 10") on August 1st 2005.
Rovo is a psychedelic rock-jazz band founded in 1996 in Tokyo by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto (山本精一), electric violinist Yuji Katsui (勝井祐二), and synthesizer/effects technician Tatsuki Masuko (益子樹), with Jin Harada (原田仁) on bass guitar, Hiroshi Nakanishi (中西宏司) on synths, and featuring two drummers/percussionists, the prolific Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (芳垣安洋) (of legendary improv noise group Ground-Zero) and Yoichi Okabe (岡部洋一).
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! are a indie rock group from Adelaide, South Australia. They feature David Williams (vocals/guitar), Sam Stearne (drums), Caitlin Duff (vocals), Nathaniel Morse (guitar), Art Zinoviev (synth) and Josh Flavel (bass). Formed in 2006 into the vapid whirlpool era of fluro dance-punk, the quintet has since been impossible to pin down to any one sound or genre, opting for distinct stylistic strides between releases.
Explosions In The Sky is an American instrumental post-rock band, which formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, and Michael James had just moved to Austin from Midland, Texas, and drummer Chris Hrasky had just moved to Austin from Rockford, Illinois. The band quickly gained a reputation for their live shows even amongst other established local bands such as Lift to Experience.
A Grave With No Name are dreamy, whoozy pop with a grungy backbone. Beautiful voices entwine with processed beats, white noise and lost melodies. Sometimes slacker and stoned, they sound like Animal Collective meets Daniel Johnston.
Formed way back in 2003 and originally a three piece unit (guitar, baritone and drums with shared vocals out front). The three self released the 'discover mutiny ep', ltd to a 100 copies and sold in hand made artwork. In 2005 three became four with the addition of a bass player and the baritone was soon switched for guitar. The sound quickly broadened out and developed beyond noisy hardcore rock. The four released an album of 7 songs in 2005 some of which were re-working of songs found on the ep. This was also called 'discover mutiny'.
There are two artists named Palaces: One plays heavy, droney, excessively loud hardcore from downstate new york. The other Palaces was founded in 2010 by drummer Mike Quigley in Sydney, Australia, following the dissolution of metal band Tourettes. The group attempts to fuse the expansive textures of bands like Isis and Mogwai with minimalistic 'choral' style vocal textures, originally inspired by Arvo Part and renaissance choral music.
ANCIENT HISTORY: Three years have passed since “Black Oni” (Ipecac Records). Four years since “Five Suns”(Cuneiform Records). The new album by Guapo is finally here and thus concludes the recondite triptych they set out to accomplish. Flux is not uncommon here, every record taking on new musical hues and offering disparate ideas and perspectives. However an upheaval in the line-up, which of recent years has been anchored by the trio of Daniel O’Sullivan, Matthew Thompson and David Smith, triggered a change in course when Thompson left the band just prior to the release of Black Oni in 2005.