Noah and the Whale is an alternative/folk group formed in Twickenham, London, England in 2006. They consist of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar), Tom Hobden (fiddle), Matt Urby (bass), Doug Fink (drums) and, on occasion, Laura Marling (vocals, guitar). They released their debut album "Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down" - which contains the UK Top 10 hit "5 Years Time" - in August of 2008.
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK . They launched their début album, Bitter Lullabies, with a sold-out show at The Sage Gateshead in January 2012.
More information can be found at www.bridiejackson.com.
The album can be bought online at http://bridiejackson.bandcamp.com. Bridie started playing guitar at five years old. She comes from a musical family, and while travelling Europe with her father, she was introduced to many musical styles including the Portuguese Fado tradition, the influence of which can be heard in her work.
Kacey Johansing's debut album, Many Seasons, plays like a travelogue. Sweeping the listener along from her roots in small town Colorado to Boston to a San Francisco, where Johansing is at something of an epicenter for a rapidly evolving songwriting scene, the album crystallizes a rich Bay Area indie-folk sound bursting at the seams with creativity. Although Many Seasons is a solo album, the guitarist and singer's penchant for collaboration shines through. A member of the bands Honey.Moon.Tree and Honeycomb, Johansing also counts Matt Adams' band The Blank Tapes as frequent collaborators.
Read more about Kacey Johansing on Last.fm.
Ned Collette is a Melbourne singer-songwriter signed with the Australian record label Dot Dash. Collette
Tom and Liza are the Wind Whistles and they live together in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada. As an indie folk duo they both sing and both play acoustic instruments (guitar,bass). Sometimes they play alone and sometimes they bring friends, more times not. They think they sound like a cross of Lemonheads and Violent Femmes while people tell them they sound like a cross of the Decemberists and the Moldy Peaches.
Derek R. Santos is an enigma. There's really no way to describe him other than to say, "Meow."
At a young age, he knew he was destined for greatness, and a life much more eventful than the dull one he was experiencing in Bristol, Rhode Island. Among the countless lawn ornaments, and Portuguese ghetto/goths that inhabited his hometown, he made a name for himself as an indie-folk genious. Derek, who has been known as "Milo Greene", "My Work with Snow", and most currently "Tests", changes his music styles even more often as his name...
Anthony Green, born April 15, 1982 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is the lead vocalist for the band Circa Survive. His first solo album, Avalon, was released on Photo Finish Records in 2008. A follow-up entitled Beautiful Things was released in January 2012. Anthony is well known for his impressively high vocal range. In addition to his position in Circa Survive, he is the former lead vocalist of Saosin and member of The Sound of Animals Fighting, a experimental rock band featuring members of RX Bandits and Finch.
Gentle acoustic numbers with a wonderful scratchy sound and background fuzz that makes it feel like a lost folk recording from distant days past. Listen closer
and a world of haunting alternatives to the everyday that would turn Lewis Carroll green with envy are slowly revealed.
- Decode Magazine
The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, consisting of Sam Bentley (from Best Before), Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Sam Rasmussen and Josh Bentley. Their mellow music and beautiful harmonies aim to put a smile on your face and some love in your heart! Check them on myspace; http://www.myspace.com/thepaperkitesband
Gepe (Daniel Riveros) is a singer-songwriter from Santiago, Chile. His recordings blend folklore (some clear influences are Violeta Parra and Victor Jara), pop and electronic. He emerged as one of the most important independent artists in Chile in 2005 due to his songs of heightened simplicity and innocence, soothing vocals, and warm and gentle sound. He has released three albums, Gepinto (2005), Hungría (2007) and Audiovisión (2010) and also forms half of the duo Taller Dejao.