NEW BRITISH ROCK Schizophrenic & energetic, Max Raptor are claiming 2009 as the year of the Raptor… Already they have massive support from Kerrang! Radio, The Fly and radio stations and venues all over the U.K. Wil Ray fronts the 4 piece rock/ punk, whip-crack of a band with agitated vocals and fast guitars. You can almost see the chains when they play. Like their music they’re tethered but frenzied, It’s high energy, well thought out and most importantly, believable.
James Dean Bradfield is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the famous Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. Regarded by many of their fans as one of the most talented popular guitarists of his generation. He was due to be named "Clint Eastwood Bradfield", after his father's favourite actor, however a compromise had to be reached with James' mother. On 27 April 2006, a track from Bradfield's upcoming debut solo album entitled "That's No Way To Tell a Lie" premiered on Janice Long's show on Radio 2.
The Austin Francis Connection (a.k.a. AFC) are a band bringing a groovy, relaxed form of acoustic hip-hop suitable for both you and your mum! A three piece hailing for Gloucester, UK the Austin Francis Connection consists of Edi Johnson - a geneius MC and student of rhyme, Hobbit a young beatbox talent who provides both drum and bass for the group -and Mark Finney - a talented acoustic guitarist who rounds off the sound of the band.
This Devastated Fan are a North West based alternative rock 4 piece. Often throughout music history family ties have proved to be a recipe for success, with obvious examples of the Gallaghers and the Davies
The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are a British alternative rock band. Early years (1990-1993)
The band originally formed in the West Midlands by bassist Martin Blunt, who recruited fellow West Midlanders; Rob Collins (keyboards), Jon Brookes (drums), John Baker (guitar) plus vocalist Baz Ketley, who was almost immediately replaced by Tim Burgess.
Although the name The Charlatans was used when original members of the band were located in the West Midlands, many sources state that they formed in Northwich, Cheshire.
Blackbud are an alternative rock band from Bradford-on-Avon (near Bath), England. The group consist of Joe Taylor on guitars and vocals, Adam Newton on bass, and Sam Nadel on drums. Their debut album, entitled "From The Sky", was released on 31st July 2006, with their latest self titled album due out on the 8th June 2009.
The Lightning Seeds are an alternative pop/rock band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie. The group has its origins in the English city of Liverpool in 1989.
The Kooks formed at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in 2005, where they were all students. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Luke Pritchard and bassist Max Rafferty formed the base of the band for a college project, and subsequently incorporated lead guitarist Hugh Harris and drummer Paul Garred. They chose a band name from the song Kooks of the 1971 David Bowie album Hunky Dory. Note: There is also a Swedish band called "Kooks", which released an album called "Too Much Is Not Enough".
The Holloways (formed in 2004) are an indie rock band from London, UK. The band consists of Alfie Jackson and Bryn Fowler. In February 2009 it was announced that Dave Danger and Rob Skipper had departed the band to pursue other directions and projects. Alfie and Bryn are currently looking for new members and hope to release a new album in the summer of 2009. They released Generator and Happiness and Penniless on their own label, Sensible Records, before signing a record deal with TVT.