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Dustin O'Halloran

A self-taught pianist from the age of 7, Dustin O'Halloran's personal histories give us some clue to the thickly-woven tapestries of his music: he has lived in LA (where he studied art at Santa Monica College and formed the much-adored Devics with Sara Lov), Italy (in the depths of rural Emilia Romagna) and Berlin. His arresting, heartbreaking music is as much an elegant exercise in nuance and grace as it is a pure, intuitive, personal expression – and here is where we see some explanation into Dustin's quiet rise to notoriety and his continued ascension.

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Words Versing Verses

Throughout life there are times when you need to follow your heart and let whatever comes of it, just happen. When vocalist Damion Page paired up with guitarist Kevin Leggett in 2009, the Brisbane duo had no idea that this was the journey they would in fact take. Coming from varied music backgrounds, Damion being Avalon Drive's former frontman and many years of experience in the industry, the two experimented with different sounds and acoustics to create the original and organic sound of

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Miccoli

For over four years, Birmingham band ‘Miccoli’ has toured the US and the UK honing a sound that has been compared to the likes of Snow Patrol and Coldplay. Made up of twin brothers, Adriano and Alessandro, along with their sister, Francesca, they have gigged in the Viper Rooms and every other key rock venue across America. Having worked with legendary producers, they have hung out with Motley Crue, written songs, had an altercation with Paris Hilton in a toilet, been cautioned by the highway patrol, written more songs and learnt a great deal about producing their own music.

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Lucia Draft

Lucia Draft is a solo artist based in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Her music is a whimsical kind of bedroom folk pop storytelling that is experimental and multi-layered in its diverse instrumentation, and often recalls the music of cinema. Previously she has performed as a member of Sydney indie-rock band BoysClub, psychedelic folk ensemble The Night Of Love, and industrial noise band Rotted Crow. She has also released a number of electronic compositions under the name noisebear and is currently recording with the H.W. Plainview band.

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Pascal Pinon

Pascal Pinon are the twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two girls from Reykjavík, Iceland. When they were only fourteen they got together with two of their friends and decided to start a band. Using the instruments they had, Pascal Pinon worked in the twins' bedroom. At the same place they played their first gig: calling it 'The Friendly Concert'. 
Only a few months later Pascal Pinon had already played various local venues and started to record their first album.

Pascal Pinon on Last.fm.

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Toby Goodshank

Goodshank made his high profile musical debut playing acoustic guitar in The Moldy Peaches. He has also had a prolific solo career, recording 14 albums in a five-year span and touring Europe with artists including Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson. He has since become a prominent voice in the underground NYC music scene. Goodshank's style, while usually centered around his solo guitar and singing abilities, draws from a variety of pop and underground art and musical influences and employs many instrumental textures.

Read more about Toby Goodshank on Last.fm.

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