EMPRA is a testament to the rock’n’roll spirit. It’s about how, through a chain of events that included broken hearts, broken bones, friends loved and lost and a ‘musical chairs’ of lineup changes, a passionate white-station-wagon-driving dude named Sanny hooked up with three passionate, white-station-wagon-driving dudes named Matt, Matt and Matt - and how they all came together in their pure love for rock music.
Malinky is a Scottish folk band specialising in Scots song. Formed in autumn 1998, the original members were Karine Polwart from Banknock, Stirlingshire (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Steve Byrne from Arbroath (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin), Mark Dunlop from Garryduff, Co. Antrim (bodhr
Kosmo Kings are an energetic 4 piece from Exeter comprising of the following members; Jon Burnell (vocals/guitar), Nathan Gregory (guitar), Adam Nickels (bass) and Simon Hodgkiss (drummer). Formed in September 2009, bringing comparisons with Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters along with their own unique blend of guitars combined with technically sublime drums, Kosmo King’s fan-base is growing rapidly. Fate brought them together after having spent years touring separately across the UK and America supporting ‘3 Doors Down,’ and playing in prestigious venues such as the O2 arena in 2008.
Doll And The Kicks are a Brighton-based indie/rock/pop band fronted by Liverpool-born female vocalist Doll and backed by Kicks - Oliver, Matt and Chris. Formed in late 2005 they began gigging as a 5 piece band around the smaller venues of Brighton and the UK building up a fanbase. Having gained exposure on local Brighton radio stations Juice FM and BBC Southern Counties DATK were then submitted by DJ Phil Jackson from Southern Counties to take part in a BBC Radio 1 competition to play Glastonbury festival in early 2007.
Until We're Winning is a four piece Edinburgh based Indie/Pop-Rock band, who in the short time they've been together have already began to make an impact in the Scottish music scene. Starting off their careers known as Skyline, the band played a very successful set in the Glasgow O2 Academy, before getting a slot supporting 'The Heretics' at the Glasgow Oran Mor. Having only been together since October 2011, Until We're Winning have been moving at a breakneck pace, already having recorded a three track single to be released in Autumn 2012 and a Live E.P, featuring four tracks.
There are multiple artists tracked as "LANDS" on last.fm. 3. Melodic hardcore from United Kingdom 1. LANDS is a special unit made up of ??? (Jin Akanishi; former co-lead vocalist of KAT-TUN) and ???? (Takeshi Kobayashi), a producer known for his work with Mr.Children, My Little Lover and other well-known contemporary pop/rock acts in the Japanese music industry, in promotion of the film "BANDAGE" which Kobayashi directed and Akanishi starred in.
ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2005. It was started by Toru with High School friends Alex and Ryota after each of them got their musical instruments. After that, Taka joined as their vocalist and they focused on performing shows in the Tokyo area. In 2006 they independently released 2 mini albums. Because of their albums sales, their participation in relatively large festivals that summer and their energetic shows in the outskirts of Tokyo, they were noticed by a foreign record company.
(1) Face is a female singer from the UK, bringing luscious vocals to many broken beat/nu-jazz tracks, working with highly acclaimed producers like 4 Hero, Mondo Grosso and Domu. http://www.myspace.com/faceuk (2) Face is a nationally recognized all-vocal rock band bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using the full range of sounds that the voice can produce, including vocal percussion or “beat-box,” Face performs rock, pop, funk and upbeat jazz. No other instruments or special effects – just six guys.
Spock's Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal (keyboards/vocals) and Alan (guitars) were joined by fellow musicians Nick D'Virgilio (Nick D'Virgilio, drums - also known as NDV) and Dave Meros (bass), and were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. Spock's Beard play a brand of progressive rock with pop music leanings, drawing much influence from Genesis and The Beatles. They are also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal harmonies and use of counterpoint much in the vein of Gentle Giant.