Decoder Ring was formed in 2001, in Sydney, Australia. Original line-up consisted of Matt Fitzgerald ( keyboards, guitar) Geoff Towner (bass, El Mopa), Pete Kelly (guitar, Sea Life Park), Kenny Davis Jr (keyboards, piano, The Jackson Code, The Blackeyed Susans) & Thomas Schutzinger (drums). Original line-up recorded the EP "Spooky Action at a Distance" (2002) and album "Decoder Ring" (2002). Geoff Towner departed in 2003 and was replaced by Ben Ely (Regurgitator).
Cayto are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow. The band amicably split in October 2006, and grumpily got back together in November 2009 for a show in March 2010. Ask not why.
Pere Ubu are a critically acclaimed, avant-garde rock music group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite many long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant. The group is named after the protagonist of Ubu Roi, a proto-surrealist play by the French pataphysician Alfred Jarry.
David Thomas (b.1953), voc;
Tom Herman (b.1949), gtr;
Peter Laughner (1952-1977), gtr;
Mayo Thompson (b. 1944), gtr;
Jim Jones (1950-2008), gtr;
Allen Ravenstine (b.1950), synth;
Dave Taylor, synth;
The germination of the band starts with Stephen Bland, from the graveyard suburb of Enfield, North London. As a teenager, he organized and performed with several group incarnations in Canterbury, while serving time at the university, booking bands and promoting clubs. Younger brother by seven years, Michael would join him for illicit drinking sprees. To make his scrawny younger brother look older, Steve would ensconce Mike's frame in many jumpers.
Atoms for Peace is an experimental rock and electronic supergroup formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitars, and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (bass guitar), longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (keyboards, synths), Joey Waronker of Beck and R.E.M. (drums), and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco (percussion). Their debut album, Amok, became available for streaming on February 18, 2013, and was released on February 25, 2013.
There are at least 2 bands named Larsen: 1) LARSEN were formed in 1993 in Torino, Italy. A debut album, No Arms, No legs: Identification Problems produced by Martin Bisi (Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, White Zombie, Swans...) was released in 1997. Their second album REVER was produced by Michael Gira and came out in 2002 on Gira’s Young God label. Since then they been signed to Important Records where they also maintain a collaboration with the band Xiu Xiu: Xiu Xiu Larsen.
Franco Battiato (born 1945 in Sicily, Italy) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and painter.
He is considered one of the most original personalities in italian music from the 1970s to now. Battiato's songs are dreamy, controversial collages of images and sensations, very experimental and convoluted, rich of esoteric, philosophical and East Asian religious themes. His collaborations (from 1994 onward) with the nihilistic-cynical philosopher Manlio Sgalambro have added further depth to his apparently nonsensical lyrics...
Robedoor is the duo of Alex: slime, knives and distortion, and Notnotfun label head honcho Britt on fire, howls and cloaks... Hmmm... but what does all that mean, sonically? Well, precisely what you might imagine. A blackened drone drenched world of slime and knives and fire, dense clouds of distorted howls, a thick cloak of fuzz and buzz wrapped around the proceedings like a thick, well, cloak! Actually this is a lot prettier than you might imagine. That is, if your idea of pretty includes tons of low end and a world of slow motion doomdrone.