Thomas Mapfumo (born 1945 in Marondera, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean musician known as "The Lion of Zimbabwe" for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music. Pre-Independence, his songs openly called for the violent overthrow of the government, with lyrics like "Mothers, send your sons to war." Since the white government didn't understand Shona, however, at first they didn't realize how radical the songs were.
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! are a indie rock group from Adelaide, South Australia. They feature David Williams (vocals/guitar), Sam Stearne (drums), Caitlin Duff (vocals), Nathaniel Morse (guitar), Art Zinoviev (synth) and Josh Flavel (bass). Formed in 2006 into the vapid whirlpool era of fluro dance-punk, the quintet has since been impossible to pin down to any one sound or genre, opting for distinct stylistic strides between releases.
Notebook of a Mermaid a London-based environmental music project of a mermaid, her four-track tape-recorder and any instruments she can get her hands on. The music consists mostly of instrumental 'songs' but also experimental 'pieces'. Notebook of a Mermaid was founded in 2005, though some of the songs were written as early as 1994. The music is an acoustic manifestation of the artist’s obsession with all things aquatic. The primitive recording methods emphasise the character of a traveller’s notebook.
Spheruleus is British musician and producer Harry Towell, who releases ambient music in the drone, dark ambient, and musique concrete subgenres, under the project names Audio Gourmet, Eyes Flutter Beneath, and now as Spheruleus. He creates ambient textures designed chiefly to be listened to at low volume for quiet contemplation. His first EP was released on Webbed Hand Records; since then he has released three subsequent albums on that netlabel. His first venture away from Webbed Hand was with Phantom Channel.
www.thenightishere.com the night was a solo project, focussed on incorporating and recording guest musicians. An EP was released in 2008 via iTunes and some sales and fans were recruited. A band finally formed in mid 2011, The members of the band brought their own influences and experience, and made the music evolve into what it is today. They recorded their first album independently in December 2011 at Jungle Studios.
Afternaut is the latest project from the Liverpool based musician, Adam Rowley. For the past decade Adam has been involved with various music projects, initially starting off playing guitar in bands. But it wasn’t until 2004, while studying Film and TV at university, where he was introduced to sound manipulation using computers with effects and synthesis. This interest led to working on sound for film projects at university. Not only recording sound but also creating soundtracks. Since 2006, Adam has also been a sound designer/audio producer for the games industry.
Yaegon Lamagier aka Kalya Scintilla is a 29 year old producer from Katoomba in New South Wales, Australia. He
Bear Driver are Oli and Harry and Cassie and Joe. From different corners of England, they all found themselves in Leeds at some point last year - and that's where the magic happened. They write songs compulsively and they travel the world in a Volkswagon van. Their debut EP 'Paws and Claws' was released on May 23rd 2009. On 1st June it was announced that they had won a slot to play End of the Road festival.
Judson Claiborne is: Ryan Blaine Boyles - bass
Jamie Daniel Carter - drumkit
Darrell Baker Greiwe - electric guitar, singing
Christopher Claiborne Salveter - singing, guitar
Jamie Michelle Topper - frame drum, congas, singing Judson Claiborne is the reclamation of a name given to Chris Salveter by his father. On a personal level, it means rebirth into a greater consciousness. This record was made during a period of personal and artistic transformation and was coaxing for the return of dormant creative energies.