Yeah Yeah Noh were a post-punk group formed in Leicester, England in 1984. They released two albums and five singles while still together, and have had two compilation albums issued since they split in 1986. The group reformed in 2011, an announcement appearing on the Cherry Red Records website: "STOP PRESS: Yeah Yeah Noh are back together and are playing live as of summer 2012, on the lookout for 'interesting gigs in fields; gardens with expansive lawns considered'."
In early 1996, the world was seemingly reconciling some of its evolutionary hang-ups. Gary Kasparov defeated Deep Blue in one of the most epic chess matches of all time. Scientists discovered the possible evidence of life on Mars. President Clinton appointed the first female US Secretary of State. And in one cluttered basement in Wilmington, Delaware, the Spinto Band began to materialize. Spinto, huh?
The Lash from Lansing, Michigan combines folk instruments like fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and even pedal steel guitar, with bass and drums, and the result is like little else found on the music scene. Although their sound is still rooted in Celtic music, they're never afraid to head into new territory. Recent recordings have been described as Americana or Alt-Country, and some of the newest songs by The Lash could be called World Beat.
The band was formed by guitarists Arthur "Ace" Enders (who was born on April 19th and grew up in Bass River, New Jersey, before moving to Hammonton, New Jersey) & Jim Sacco along with bassist Sergio Anello and drummer Jeff Kummer in Hammonton, New Jersey in February 2001. Together, they recorded a 5 track demo in Enders' basement and sent it, along with a poorly edited videotape to only one label: Drive-Thru Records.
The year is 2013...
The Old Continent is on the brink of total collapse. After two pyrrhic victories the Fifth French Republic groans under the yoke of Berlin at long last, making once proud France the 17th state of Germany. To secure some hope for a sixth French Republic, the French music label Season of Mist has shown remarkable vigour and artistic courage to forge an alliance with the only triple-A rated band in Europe: The Monolith Deathcult (TMDC).
http://www.myspace.com/abisromania ABIS, a project started in 2000 by recording engineer Costin Dumitrache and architect Marina Gingirof as a mix between trip-pop dreamscapes and psychedelic guitar riffs; everything spiced up with cool keyboards arrangements, theremin explorations and ethereal Marinas voice. During 2005 , 15 years old keyboardist Horatiu Serbanescu joined the project. He's studing classical music and add a flavour of classy sounds and noises.
Horses Brawl began in 2003 as a trio; it now consists of Laura Cannell on recorders, fiddle and crumhorns and Adrian Lever on guitar and bowed guitar. They use the instruments in innovative ways to produce sounds which are reminiscient of mediaeval instruments - for example, the part that sounds so much like a hurdygurdy is in fact a violin played with the bow outside and around it. In one piece the guitar is bowed, too (Adrian's preparation is an amusing piece of stage business, entailing rather more rosin and squeaking strings than may be musically necessary).