The Be Good Tanyas are an acoustic trio with folk and americana influences, hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia. They play a combination of original and traditional material, and are notable for their lush vocal harmonies. The group features Frazey Ford (guitar, vocals), Samantha Parton (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals) and Trish Klein (electric guitar, banjo, harmony vocals). Jolie Holland is a former member and also a frequent guest.
There are at least seven artists which have used the name Spider: an indie folk singer from New York, United States, a metal band from England, a punk band from Hungary, a lo-fi band from Washington, United States, a ska/rock band from Malaysia, a power pop band from Wallasey, England, a rapper from Mexico. 1. Spider is an alias for Brooklyn indie-folk musician Jane Herships. Most of the songs on her release The Way to Bitter Lake are hushed, personal folk songs with elements of shoegazing reminescent of musicians such as Nick Drake and M. Ward.
The Fossil collective are Jonny Hooker & David Fendick - Their debut EP 'Let It Go' is released on June 11th by Dirty Hit.
Iron And Wine is the stage and recording name of folk rock singer-songwriter, Samuel Beam. He has released three studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance). Beam was raised in South Carolina before moving to Florida to attend school, but now resides outside of Austin, Texas. The name Iron And Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named "Beef Iron & Wine" that he found in a general store while shooting a film.
Acoustic upbeat post folk. Flynn’s first single for Vertigo is wonderfully lazy, acoustic guitar driven song that arrives on the back of live dates with Jack Penate. Vertigo Records are poised to release the debut album by 24 year old Johnny Flynn entitled 'A Larum', out 26th May. The new single, entitled 'Tickle Me Pink' proceeds the release on 19th May. 2007 was a hell of a year for Johnny Flynn having released a bunch of critically acclaimed singles (both on Young & Lost and his new home Vertigo)...
There are four known artists operating under the alias: 1. Swann is a French indie folk songstress. The name Swann, she explains, is a character from a Proust book. Paris, France has been her home since she was born but she has lived in London for the past few months. 2. Swann is an Italian eurodance project that was produced by Roby Arduini, Antonio Puntillo and F. Scandolari. It featured the vocalist and co-producer Suzy Dal Gesso. Singles: "I Love My Life".
Roses Kings Castles – the music, the concept – always existed, but has only been born of late. The music: a cobblestone bridge lying somewhere between the pastoral warmth of Belle & Sebastian and the suburban, quixotic pop of Syd Barrett. The concept: an all inclusive, care in the community, musical workshop of evolving ideas. Directionally guided by sole member Adam Ficek, the project first came to fruition during intervals within first love, Babyshambles. Thus began the perfect platform to air and share the artist’s songs and melodies.
With a Coward-esque warble and a precise and deliberate manner Benjamin Wetherill cuts an unusual figure amongst his song-writing contemporaries, performing a romantic blend of darkened, spidery arch-folk and pre-war-swoon material. From folk crowds to indie and experimental audiences, over the past four years Benjamin has wooed listeners and made an ineffable impression on theUK underground music scene through a constant performance schedule and numerous, independently released recordings.
Clare Bowditch is a a critically acclaimed, ARIA award-winning singer from Melbourne, Victoria. She came to prominence in 2005 with the release of her second album "What Was Left", which received excellent critical reviews, high rotation airplay on radio station Triple J and moderate commercial success. Her sweet folk-pop style has been compared to that of Cat Power and Beth Orton. Visit the Clare Bowditch website or her Myspace profile.