Josh T Pearson played guitar, sang, wrote music, because it was only then that he felt the fire of God within him once again, the presence that shadowed him throughout his childhood, until his 19th birthday. The sensation of absolute belief that cradled his father, a lay preacher, so tightly he’d have his family starve, if only to prove his solemn belief that his God would ultimately provide. Josh pieced together his opus, The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads, in solitude, every word, note, wash of feedback carefully choreographed.
Shirley Collins and her sister, Dolly, grew up in the Hastings area of East Sussex in a family which kept alive a great love of traditional song. Songs learnt from their grandfather and from their mother's sister, Grace Winborn, were to be important in the sisters' repertoire throughout their career. On leaving school, at the age of 17, Shirley Collins enrolled at a teachers' training college in Tooting, south London.
The Drones front man and renowned Australian singer songwriter Gareth Liddiard released his first solo album Strange Tourist on October 1st, 2010. Gareth Liddiard is known for his thick Australian accent. Also known for his bombastic and at times cathartic work with prolific Australian outfit The Drones, for his new album Liddiard stripped back the material to the bare bones, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, his plaintive voice and a notebook full of brand new songs.
Bots is a socially engaged Dutch language folk rock group from the southern city of Eindhoven that is successful in both the Netherlands and Germany. The band was formed in 1974.
Mancub is Ben and Joe (Bird Noises) doing acoustic folk punk. Recorded and released in 2007 on Valiant Death Records. Unfortunately on May 31st, 2007 Ben, Cayce, and Joe had their lives taken in a car accident while on tour.
The other Mancub is a two piece outfit from Denver Colorado who can be best described as infectiously catchy eclectro-noise pop. In November 2010, Alex Anderson & Danny Stills started experimenting using mostly 80's analog synths, drum machines and anything else they could get there noise making hands on.
Phosphorescent is the solo project of Matthew Houck, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. To date, Houck has released three full-length albums under the Phosphorescent moniker, Pride, released on Dead Oceans in 2007, Aw Come, Aw Wry released in 2005, on Misra, and a vinyl version on Coppertree, and A Hundred Times or More, released in 2003 on Warm Records. Warm also put out The Weight of Flight, released in 2004.
There are at least 5 bands named Fields: 1) Fields were an Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band formed in London comprising Nick Peill (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards), Þórunn Antonía (Vocals/Keyboards/Synths), Henry Spenner (Vocals/Drums), Matty Derham (Bass Guitar) and Jamie Putnam (Electric Guitar). In early 2006 the band played their first live shows. This sparked a furious bidding war amongst UK record companies. They eventually signed a unique deal with Atlantic Records which allows them to keep releasing records through their own Black Lab Records set-up as well as Atlantic.
1. Penny Century consists of five northern youngsters hailing from Ostersund, Sweden. They are first and foremost dear friends, but also happen to share a huge love for pop-music. So writing and performing songs together came along rather natural, and the band Penny Century were soon formed. The guitarists and songwriters Erik Persson and Kim Fastesson are also members of local rockband Archer and the rhythm-section, Pontus Sillren and Martin Soderin used to play in various odd, experimental groups when they were younger.