French Wives are a 5 piece band from Glasgow, Scotland. Further details available at their myspace, http://www.myspace.com/thefrenchwives
Sera Cahoone is a Seattle based singer-songwriter who got her musical start on the drums at 12 years old. At 21 she left Colorado in favor of Seattle and drummed for indie favorites Carissa's Wierd and later for Band of Horses on their acclaimed release "Everything all the Time." Despite being an accomplished guitar player and songwriter, Sera largely preferred to stay behind the drum kit until one particular tour across the US in 2006.
Cibo Matto is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda in 1994. Despite being based in the US rather than Japan, they have strong links with the shibuya-kei scene in their use of sampling and mixture of trip-hop and rock, but stand out amongst other such artist for their particularly strong use of Latin and South American music. Cibo Matto is an Italian phrase that means "crazy food".
Garbage is a Scottish-American alternative rock band formed in 1994 at Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The group members are Shirley Manson (vocals, guitars), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards, bass), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). Erikson, Marker and Vig are also producers and remixers (Vig is best known for producing Nevermind by Nirvana). To date, the band sold over 17 million albums worldwide.
Frisky Bison are a four-piece alternative rock/metal act hailing from Guildford, Surrey, UK. Blending several musical genres and styles with influences drawing from the likes of Bayside and Bloc Party, all the way through to heavier acts such Killswitch Engage, the band continue to spread their name across their local music scene, since their inception at the start of 2007. The band are a somewhat regular feature in their native Guildford, regularly playing shows, as well as having performed at this years' Guilfest.
James Louis McCartney (born 12 September 1977) is a British musician, songwriter and sculptor, living in London. He is the only son of musician Paul McCartney and Paul's first wife, photographer and musician Linda McCartney. His first EP, Available Light, was released on 21 September 2010.
Black Books is a 5-piece southern indie rock band formed in Austin, Texas USA at the end of 2010. The band consists of Ross Gilfillan (vocals/drums), Meg Gilfillan (keyboards), Clarke Curtis (keyboards/synths), Kevin Butler (guitar), and Mike Parker (bass). Debut album due Summer 2013.
On August 18, 2009, lead singer Shaant Hacikyan announced via his Twitter account he was going solo. Dave Melillo confirmed that he and guitarist Jeff Czum had left the band. Jeff, Dave, and Mike Lasaponara went on to create a new band, Nocturnal Me. In early 2010, it was announced that the band will continue with frontman Shaant Hacikyan as the only original member to continue, joining with former members of Mandy K.