The Cure is an alternative rock band which formed during the punk era of the 1970s in Crawley, England. The band started playing together in 1976 while Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst were still in secondary school. Their initial sound placed the band amongst the post-punk/New Wave movements while the darker music that followed, helped formulate the gothic rock genre that developed through the 1980s. The Cure have released thirteen studio albums and over thirty singles during the course of their career, and as of 2010 have sold 32 million albums worldwide.
Sonic Youth is an experimental rock group formed in New York City in 1981. The band consists of Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals, bass), Kim Gordon (bass, vocals, guitar), Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals, electric drill) and Steve Shelley (drums). Early in their career, Sonic Youth were associated with the no wave art and music scene in New York City, but they have outlasted most associated bands. Initially inspired by the experimentation of Glenn Branca and The Velvet Underground and the heavy garage rock of The Stooges...
2007 has been a big year for Schadenfreude - Melbourne’s daring dandies of indie-pop and angular post-punk. From playing well received support shows including Canada’s Psycheand Sydney’s Lost Valentinos to wowing Sydneysiders at the Factory during September’s Under The Blue Moon festival, Schadenfreude’s rise rapidly continues. Still to come in 2007 is the launch of their debut single ‘Vertigo’ recorded at Melbourne’s infamous Hothouse Studios...
Half Man Half Biscuit, often abbreviated to "HMHB", is a UK rock band from Birkenhead, active sporadically since the mid-1980s, known for its satirical, sardonic, and sometimes surreal songs. The group consists of Nigel Blackwell (lead vocals, guitar), Neil Crossley (bass), Ken Hancock (lead guitar), and Carl Henry (drums). Throughout their career they have been signed to Probe Plus records. The band's first single, The Trumpton Riots, topped the British Independent Chart in 1986, and they went on to perform a set at the Glastonbury Festival, rapidly becoming tipped as the 'next big thing'.
London-based band with debut single Dead Disco Dancer out on Deadly Recordings in July 2009. O.Children are Tobi O’Kandi’s (singer and main songwriter), Andi Sleath (drums), Gauthier Ajarrista (guitarist) and Harry James (bass). http://www.myspace.com/ochildren
http://www.myspace.com/savagesoundsystem The Savage Sound System began, both sonically and biologically, in a handful of rented rooms on the East Coast of Scotland.
After buying their inspiration second-hand, they frequently found themselves, without prior notice, recording surprisingly tasteful noises. These are systematically projected into the void. Historical Notes:
Venus Fly Trap were formed in Northampton, UK, in the late 1980's.
Their eclectic style of alternative music blended post-punk with goth to form a dark psychedelic hybrid. Early releases came out via French label DANCETERIA (Venus In Fleurs) that led to tours in France, Belgium and Germany.
European interest has always been strong further albums came out via Azyl (Czech Republic), Spectre (Germany), Soundbuster (Germany) and SPV (Germany/Poland).
More tours followed getting to new territories including Holland, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Poland.
The Clean were an influential band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, inspired by punk filtering through to the relatively isolated New Zealand, as well as the classic '60s influences. Led through a number of early rotating line-ups by brothers Hamish and David Kilgour, the band settled down to the well-known line-up with bassist Robert Scott. Early incarnations of the Clean included Peter Gutteridge, later of the Chills, Snapper and others, and who wrote "Point That Thing"...
“We're bringing art back to music and rock back to rock n' roll. We're putting the Devil in a sweet red dress and heels made for cloven hooves and makin' God dance with him until they put their differences aside and make sweet, blasphemous love in plain sight. We know what the people need even if they don't want it yet.”
Yep, that's right folks. WH Monks is at it again. When Gay Paris formed a year ago, they were telling anyone in earshot that that they were too sweet for the Devil to lick and too damn hot for God to dance to.
Specimen was an 80s batcave British band. They have been described as being many different genres of music, including; glam, goth, punk and deathrock. Biography The band formed in Bristol, England during 1980. Their first show was at a street party celebrating the wedding of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. In 1982, the band relocated to Soho, London, where they would play many shows at the infamous club known as The Batcave, Specimen's vocalist Ollie Wisdom founded and ran the club during 1982-1983.