Formed around 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States, by drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and original bassist Paul d'Amour, Tool is a band that is most noted for combining alternative metal with a wide variety of progressive structures, irregular time signatures and lyrics that range from angry diatribes to meditations on philosophical and social matters.
The spiritual beginnings of Right Hand Left Hand occured when both members heard Trans Am for the first time in a dingy club in Groningen. While both members feature heavily in a number of Cardiff based bands, RHLH is the opportunity to break out on their own, experimenting with loops, random instrument swaps and attempting to find out how heavy is too heavy...
Following their first three records, endless shows and tours (among them dates with friends St. Vincent, David Bazan, and The Forms), and the transition from five-to-four-to-three-to-two members, Pattern is Movement turned themselves inside out and made the record we‘ve all been waiting for: All Together. Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward embody the two-man wall of sound; it‘s music that‘s been a long time building, rising out of the ether of left-behind evangelical childhoods (see Jesus Camp), best friendship (kindled as kids listening to The Chronic), and life in Philadelphia.
Chrik are a two piece band from up north in the UK. For upto date information and upcoming gigs visit www.myspace.com/chrikmusic.
A band from the Southwest of England that has been described as prog, indie punk. They have also won best unsigned band of the week on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6music radio show. More information can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/scientisttheorangepip
MUTEMATH is an alternative rock band which formed in New Orleans, LA, United States in 2003. They consist of Paul Meany (vocals, keytar, keyboards, samples), Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas (bass, percussion), Darren King (drums, samples), and Todd Gummerman (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals). Since MUTEMATH released its first EP in late 2004 and hit the road in 2005, their inherent nature has challenged limitations and expanded parameters.