Brendan Maclean is a Sydney, Australia based national radio announcer, actor and critically awarded songwriter. In 2007, Maclean won Australia's National Youth Week People's Choice award for his debut record "Airport People." He then went on to win the Australian National Youth Week Industry award for Writing in 2008. Brendan's debut EP, White Canvas was released on iTunes in March 2010. The video clip for the first single 'Practically Wasted' won Best Music Video in the Queensland New Film Awards and came in at 38 in the ABC Rage Top 50 for 2010.
1. Heavy metal outfit from Japan, formed in 1996. Between 2003 and 2004 the band released three split albums with good friends Gorgon, one single in late 2004 and a EP in 2007. The band is currently releasing through HMSS records. 2. Indie Rock band from Scotland, formed in 2003. Ewan Donald (Vocals, Guitar), Jamie Donald (Drums), Mitch Bain (Bass), Ewan Murray (lead guitar) and Fraser Will (Keyboard)
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.
Jetplane Landing are a four piece band from Derry (Northern Ireland) and London (England). They comprise Andrew Ferris (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Jamie Burchell (Bass/Vocals), Cahir O’Doherty (Guitar/Vocals) and Raife Burchell (Drums). Jamie and Raife are brothers. Their musical influences include - At The Drive-In (the band's name comes from an observation that At The Drive-In sounded like a jet plane landing, made by a band friend) Helmet, Soundgarden, Blues Explosion, Fugazi, Shellac, Big Black, Pavement, Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.
For three and a half years this group of musicians, the five core members still intact, has been occupied solely with improving at their craft, that being writing, arranging and performing music. While other bands of their generation spontaneously sky rocket to fickle fame on an almost weekly basis, The Young Republic is happy to watch the quick burn of modern music pass them over as they are preoccupied with older, more proven times.
Sometimes albums are so aptly titled that the record manages to take on a life of its own while at the same time seems to strictly adhere to the title itself. The Defiant Ones is one of those titles and in turn, one of those albums with a fierce, dedicated aesthetic. The debut full-length from Charge of the Light Brigade is a comprehensive listen that combines intense, punk-influenced melodies with an expansive and at times untouchable groove.
Nataly Dawn started off in L.A., moved to France at the age of ten, spent a few years in Belgium and then scurried on back to California to pursue an education in art and French literature. She makes music as often as possible, to keep herself sane and happy. She dabbles around with piano, guitar and bass (her favorite instrument), but does not consider herself an expert at any of them. Mostly she enjoys singing and inventing odd harmonies.
Moskitoo is Sanae Yamasaki (b. 1978), a sound-artist and graphic designer residing in Sapporo, Japan. She began making music in 1997 playing guitar and small casio keyboards in various bands in Sapporo. In 2005 she began writing, playing, and singing under the moniker Moskitoo. "Drape" (2007, 12k1041) was her first full-length release. A 4 track EP with remixes shortly followed, featuring remixes by Frank Bretschneider, Mark Fell and Taylor Dupree, who was also the mastering engineer on "Drape".