Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the solo moniker of former Oasis guitarist and lead song writer Noel Gallagher. The band originates from Manchester, England, and includes former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees and percussionist Lenny Castro. The band also varies guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings.
LAST APPROACH are a 4 piece guitar based band from Bangor & Anglesey in North Wales. With a style loosely coming under the genre of rock, the band has an individual style that evokes different interpretations from each person who hears them but can be summed up as big guitars, big vocals and big melodies, with the use of strong vocal harmonies adding to their distinctive sound.
Jetplane Landing are a four piece band from Derry (Northern Ireland) and London (England). They comprise Andrew Ferris (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Jamie Burchell (Bass/Vocals), Cahir O’Doherty (Guitar/Vocals) and Raife Burchell (Drums). Jamie and Raife are brothers. Their musical influences include - At The Drive-In (the band's name comes from an observation that At The Drive-In sounded like a jet plane landing, made by a band friend) Helmet, Soundgarden, Blues Explosion, Fugazi, Shellac, Big Black, Pavement, Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.
The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and punk-era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the c86 bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...
Black Wire were an English indie rock band from Leeds, UK. The band members were Daniel Wilson (Vocals), Si McCabe (Guitars, backing vocals), Tom Greatorex (Bass) and Danny Prescott (Drums). Black Wire formed in January 2003 and played their first gig within a month of forming, at the Leeds club night Pigs. They then went on to tour excessively playing with such bands as Bloc Party, The Libertines, HARD-Fi, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs and The Futureheads.
1. Travis is a Scottish indie/britpop band founded in Glasgow in 1990, composed of Fran Healy (vocals, guitar), Dougie Payne (bass, vocals), Andy Dunlop (guitar, piano) and Neil Primrose (drums). They have had a number of very successful albums to date: Good Feeling (1997), The Man Who (1999), The Invisible Band (2001), 12 Memories (2003), The Boy With No Name (2007), as well as a compilation album titled Singles (2004). Their most recent album is Ode To J. Smith, released on 29 September, 2008.
The Vines are an Australian alternative rock band originally formed as Rishikesh in 1994 in Sydney. They play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music. Until 2011, their line-up consisted of vocalist and lead guitarist Craig Nicholls, rhythm guitarist Ryan Griffiths, bass guitarist Brad Heald, and drummer Hamish Rosser. In December of 2011, Channel presenter Jane Gazzo confirmed via Twitter that Griffiths and Rosser had been "sacked" from the band.
New Rhodes were formed in Bristol in 2001. Less than a year after they formed and while still only teenagers, they played two nights at the famous Glastonbury festival on the Leftfield Stage and were soon supporting the likes of Razorlight, The Dears, The Delays, Hope of the States, The Killers, The Gliteratti, The Futureheads and Bloc Party.
The band's strong fan base throughout the UK and beyond includes many other bands with members of Bloc Party, The Futureheads and Keane as well as Graham Coxon all being photographed sporting New Rhodes Badges or T shirts.
Kyiv indie-rock band Singleton started in 2004 as a collective effort of four young but already experienced musicians. Singleton is an established ukrainian indie powerhouse, playing regular shows all around the area. Their music is characterized by a raw guitar-driven sound, and heartfelt, emotional vocals. Aiming for a wider recognition in Europe, the four perfectionists are working on release of their much awaited debut album.
Singleton is presented by an indie lable Go Loud Records.
Complicated relations with the new members of the band and regular thoughts about the gathering new music material were the main reasons of creating a new project by Ivan Malezhik (ex-leader of Light and Day) – Weloveyouwinona. Remained in the influence of such artists as Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Bob Dylan, and also dealing with his personal author’s sense, Ivan Malezhik continues to write solo material in English, paying special attention to the lyrical aspect of the songs, which - in distinction from a lot of contemporary bands - is full of heartfelt motifs and...