The Would-be-goods story begins in 1987 when Jessica Griffin recorded a single under that name for cult label El records. The songs Hanging Gardens Of Reigate and Fruit Paradise, were written by Simon Turner and Colin Lloyd Tucker, and recorded by Richard Preston at Strand-on-the-Green Studios, London.
Jessica followed this up with an album of her own songs, the camera loves me, with the Monochrome Set as backing band.
Midlake was formed in 1999 by a group of jazz students at the University of North Texas. The original lineup consisted of Tim Smith (vocals, guitars, keyboards), McKenzie Smith (drums), Paul Alexander (bass), Eric Nichelson (guitar), and Evan Jacobs (keyboards). Their initial work — under the working name The Cornbread All-Stars — consisted of funk/jazz explorations heavily influenced by Herbie Hancock.
Euros Childs is a singer/songwriter from Freshwater East, Wales who fronted the alternative rock group Gorky's Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until their breakup in 2006. He is the brother of the band's violinist Megan Childs, who frequently collaborates with him. Childs launched his solo career in 2006 and has released four albums to date - 2006's "Chops", 2007's "Bore Da" and "The Miracle Inn" and 2008's "Cheer Gone".
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since its inception. TWIABP's now 8 piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by 4 members. The band's sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90s and early 2000s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as "post-rock.
La Casa Azul is a Spanish pop band. Their sound is often described as combining many of the qualities of 1960s American pop bands like the Beach Boys and 1970s European disco-pop acts like ABBA with clean, clear production reminiscent of Shibuya-kei. This distinctive sound is created by producer Guille Milkyway, who also writes the band's songs. La Casa Azul release their records on the indie-pop label Elefant.
The Devoted Few were an indie rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They began as the side-project of Benjamin Fletcher, best known as a founding member of Sydney noise rock band, Bluebottle Kiss. Benjamin also plays in Sarah Blasko's backing band. The Devoted Few released three albums, Sleepless (2002), Billboard Noises (2004) and Baby, You're a Vampire (2009) and a remix EP - Schematic Tracks (2005). The band played their final show in Sydney in October 2010. Fletcher has since moved to the UK and is working on a solo album.
I’m sure that most people from Bradford will still think of Minus Jack as those little kids with guitars. However you may not have realised, but these boys have grown up!.. Oh, and what little beauties they have become. Since they formed in 2006, Minus Jack have come a long, long way. Not only have they been featured on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s house band, they have also supported ‘Pete And The Pirates’, ‘The Kabeedies’ and Indie legends ‘Ash’.