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The April Maze

April Maze are an Alternative Folk duo. Sivan (aka April) plays cello and sings (at the same time) - her voice is soulful and bluesy. Todd accompanies her on guitars, banjo, vocals and stomp box. Their music is primarily cello, and stomp box driven, coloured with strong vocal harmonies, and occasional samples and loops. Musical influences include Fleetwood Mac, John Butler Trio, Pearl Jam, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Tracey Chapman, Carole King, Cat Stevens, and "all music that comes from the heart".

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The Herd

There is more than one band called The Herd. 1. The Herd is a hip-hop group from suburban Sydney. They have released four full-length albums since 2001's self-titled debut. Unusually for a hip-hop outfit, The Herd's full band format permits dynamic live shows. The Herd's members include MCs Ozi Batla, Urthboy and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt (piano accordion, clarinet and beats), Sulo (beats and guitar), Toe-Fu (guitar), Rok Poshtya (bass) and singer Jane Tyrrell. Their songs often feature politically-oriented lyrics.

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Fitz.

The architect to the beautifully envisioned, Sam Fitzpatrick’s words are sincere and affecting. Entwining intricate acoustic guitar with an honest, provocative voice, his music shifts and shimmers exacting a rare brilliance. Self produced in a 16th century beast house in the Black Mountains of South Wales, his debut ‘Patchwork’ soars, descends and arises enlightened with timeless songs of hope, loss and awakening.

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Tula

In the old Swedish language, the word ‘tula’ means to wander far into the forest. It’s also a fitting choice of name for this artist, who’s rustic and grainy folk-inspired songs are deeply evocative of the backwoods of her home nation. Hailing from Scandinavia, Tula grew up on the Swedish island province of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, and there’s a rich yet melancholy feel to the two tracks on this debut single which seemingly harks back to idyllic landscapes and the enchanting beauty of nature.

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Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch is a singer-songwriter. He was born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France then attended university in the United States in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. He currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland where he spends his days writing and working on a small wooden sailing boat. To date, Murdoch has released two proper recordings and one soundtrack. All his music has been self-released--on his own Zero Summer Records--with various partners.

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band formed in Eugene, Oregon, in 1989. Since 1990, they have released seven albums, with an eighth due out in mid-2012. The Daddies' music is primarily a mix of swing, ska and rock, characterized by a prominent horn section and sardonic, often morbid, lyricism. While the band's earliest albums were rooted predominantly in punk rock and funk, their subsequent studio albums have since incorporated influences from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana into their sound...

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Heathers

"'Heathers' are 20 year old twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara. They began writing music together in 2007. In February 2008 they
recorded their debut album 'Here, Not There' while also preparing for
their Leaving Certificate. 'Here, Not There', was released in May of that year
on Hideaway Records(IRL) and Plan-it-x Records(US). Following this, they embarked on a month long tour of America with
US band Ghost mice, in summer 2008. They were invited to support
Kimya Dawson of 'The Moldy Peaches' in London, the following September before

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