The Silver Abduction is a new project from vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day of May) and composer / producer / all around pop-svengali Andy Dragazis (Blue States), who first began writing together in 2005, when Andy was producing the EDOM's debut album. Upon completion of Blue States’ fourth release, “First Steps Into…” and the dissolution of the May in 2007, Andy and Allison both found themselves free to devote more time to their collaboration, and returned to his Whitechapel studio for new sessions.
Hailing from Sweden, Wildbirds & Peacedrums is comprised of married couple, Andreas Werliin and Mariam Wallentin. The couple met at a music academy where they both complained about the singular focus on technique and regularity. Their own approach to music is rather unorthodox. Andreas uses first and foremost drums which he now and then backs with electronic effects and glockenspiel. Mariam handles the vocals and she easily switches between sounding like Nina Simone and Joanna Newsom.
Deaf Center are collaborators Erik Skodvin (AKA Svarte Greiner, Xhale, Solitaire Albread) and Otto Totland (AKA Supine, Nest), operating out of Norway since 2003. Old classmates, they finally decided to write music together and ended up creating the Neon City EP, soon followed by the full length album, Pale Ravine. http://www.deafcenter.net
Leeds based indie rock quintet.
Flicker is a name that was and is carried by several bands. (1) Flicker is a loose collective of session musicians who make instrumental pieces for film, TV, computer games and advertising. They are based in Exeter, England. The first Flicker album, 'At Least 1000 Words' was released in 2002 and received praise and accolades from the media at the time. Their subsequent albums, 'HappySad', 'The Snail Gauntlet' and 'The Frumperal Way' are awaiting release and distribution at present.
There is more than one artist with the name Black Swan. 1). Black Swan, New York-based cinematic orchestrated ambient drones, releasing the highly acclaimed 'Black Swan (in 8 Movements)', the 2011 return LP, 'The Quiet Divide', along with two 2012 releases, 'AETERNA' and 'Heaven'. website: http://www.swanplague.com/ 2). Black Swan, a Melodic Black Metal band from Finland, started in 1995 as a two-man project of T. Palokangas and J. Tuomivaara. The band released "Demo '96" with T. Palokangas handling guitars and vocals and J.