Santessa is the UK's best kept secret. Her debut album DELIRIUM, produced by Stuart Matthewman, (Sade, Maxwell, Sweetback) released through Sony UK in 2000, was critically acclaimed across the board. It has gone on to become a highly sought after collectors item worldwide. Born on the Isle of Man, but without a drop of Manx blood; Her mother is half English, half Ghanaian, and her father hails from Ireland.
The Dharma are from Leeds. They are Paul Holihan (Vox, Guitar), JB Butler (Bass), Rob Stones (Synth) and Jonny Thornton (Drums). www.myspace.com/thedharma
Built around the inspiration of many, EDR are setting new standards and expectations. The four piece indie pop rock band based in Newcastle-Upon Tyne have landed a host of performances and have
already been compared to bands such as The Smiths and The Police and don’t we know that’s a tall order? Damn right!.....but that won’t stop us trying...with catchy tunes, grooves and licks that raise the hairs on your neck you best bring a scarf... because you’re gonna shiver.
At least two artists share this name: 1) Emerge is a Post-Mathcore band from Tasmania, Australia. They have realesed two over-hyped demos, 'Untitled' and 'Controller'. They are currenly working on the release of their first E.P. titled A Pending Disaster, set for release mid-October. Tracks include 'Untitled', 'Contoller', 'Elendil Hobson-Naumann (The Edge Song)' and 'Matt Garwood (Where's Our Vocal Demo?)'. There has been alot of hype surronding the band. Which has in some cases led drummer Tim Bezemer to grow a larger than normal head.
Black Sixteen was formed in London, UK in late 2010 by songwriter Amir Khan (formerly of grunge-rockers 'Unusual Pets') on guitar, accompanied by Matt Burn on the drums, under the temporary moniker of 'Rain Hits Concrete'. The current line-up was completed with the addition of Alex Brock (previously in 'The Moscow Undergound') on bass and Laura Sepp (from Estonian metal outfit 'Label Of Guilt') on keyboards in early 2011.
In Isolation have taken the best aspects of New Wave, Post-Punk and contemporary/80s Indie, and have weaved it recklessly around four different personalities to forge a unique and stark sound for the Noughties.
There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Habakkuk 1:5
THE BUDDA CAKES SHOP
www.thebuddacakes.co.uk Vintage Future ala Jules Verne meets Electro-Accordeon and 1984-Walkman. Dead Kids, Sue Denim, Robots In Disguise ... they all want a piece of this new musical style from London. The Budda Cakes make you happy, make you smile, make you wanna tell the world about their alternative take on modern music.
They are possibly one of the most diverse acts one has ever seen.
Their popularity is definitely on the up.