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Arran Arctic

Visit www.arranarctic.com Arran Arctic (a.k.a. Arran Southall) is a D.I.Y. musician and artist who has been independently producing and releasing music for almost two decades. When he’s not recording in his home studio, he’s doodling, knitting and generally being creative in any way possible! Arctic’s musical canon weaves elements together from the folk, pop and electronica genres, featuring a variety of individually layered instruments. Drawing inspiration from artists such as PJ Harvey, Patrick Wolf and Iain Archer, every Arran Arctic release endeavours to offer something fresh.

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Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty (born June 10, 1970, in Fort Knox, Kentucky) is an American indie and alternative rock singer-songwriter and author. The former frontman of Soul Coughing barely sounds like his former self. Doughty began writing solo songs in 1995, but nothing materialized until Soul Coughing broke up in 2000, at which point Doughty began touring solo with his acoustic guitar after becoming clean and sober. Skittish was finally released to the masses along with the EP Rockity Roll on the ATO record label.

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Kyrie Kristmanson

Kyrie Kristmanson, a bilingual singer-songwriter was born in Canada. She started playing guitar at the age of nine, and has studied classical guitar and trumpet. In 2007 Kyrie was awarded the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Young Performer. Kyrie is currently based in Lyon, France, where she is studying Medieval musicology and singing in choirs. Invited to play at the Festival Le Printemps de Bourges, France, Kyrie has also been on tour with Emily Loizeau. She is scheduled to open for fellow Canadian Hawskley Workman in London and in Paris early May.

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Chris Alastair

Chris Alastair (say "allister") is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from New York who's now based in London. Though best known for his funny spring-break anthem Spring (is Friggin' Awesome) (see Videos) he's a classically-trained, award-winning songwriter and performer whose recordings span a range of rock, pop, funk, and acoustic styles. Born in in North Africa to American and British parents, Chris was raised in the United States playing brass instruments in jazz bands and youth orchestras and singing a variety of choral work.

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Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven is an alternative rock band that was founded in 1983 in Redlands, California, though the band soon moved to Santa Cruz, California. Camper Van Beethoven mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, country, and acid rock into an eclectic, catchy and sometimes mysterious ensemble, years before the so-called alternative rock moniker came to mainstream attention. The group's trademark violin-coated melodies and their ironic take on American culture put them one step away from being a novelty act in the eyes of many critics.

Read more about Camper Van Beethoven on Last.fm.

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