Beat Ratio is a London based solo artist producing focused electro-pop tunes with an old school approach. Working exclusively on cassette, from the initial ideas to the final masters, he uses the limitations imposed by tape as an incentive for creativity and a way to escape the perfectionism of music software. Funky beats, synth-pop and traditional songwriting are all processed through a DIY blender in an attempt to produce music with which to recapture a time, not long ago, when "less was more".
Hell Is For Heroes were a British post-hardcore band who formed in Camden, London, in September 2000. Will McGonagle and Joe Birch were previously in the band Symposium. After leaving their record label EMI in 2004 following the Payola scandal, they released their second album independently before signing a deal with Burning Heart Records, who subsequently re-released it in 2006. The band's third (self-titled) album was released in June 2007. September 2000 Hell is For Heroes formed
January 2001 1st gig at the Half Moon, Putney
Two artists go by the name Kezia. A band hailing from south Florida; an area known best for it's beautiful people and beaches. Strip away the glitz and glam of the tropical haven is where you'll find Kezia . Constantly molding and changing to create something unique yet new , while staying true to it's roots. Melodic at times and brutal when needed Kezia creates a mixed sound of metal, punk, and rock that meet any consumers listening desire. With their hearts on their sleeves, Kezia make no excuses for the future and welcome everything that it has to offer.
Nova’s Basement are three girls hunting for that big shiver sound with layers of cello, violin, guitar and sweet ‘n sour voices. Although originally all hailing from Australia, the band formed in London during the summer of 2005. After running through a string of very random and often humorous band names, the girls finally settled on ‘Nova’s Basement’ - a little nod to their favourite Russian rehearsal rooms in King Cross.
There are at least two bands with this name. 1) The Opposition are a long running post-punk band from London, England that featured Ralph Hall, Marcus Bell and Mark Long, and mixed new wave sounds with reggae rhythms. Founded in 1979, The Opposition released their first single on the independent record label Double Vision records. This was called "Very Little Glory" which the NME (New Musical Express) reviewed and said that it was "a song recorded before its time".
One of the pioneering DJ's of dubstep, 22 years young Chefal aka Chef, hailing from the home of the genre, Croydon, South London has been mixing for 12 years. Now he's a resident at the two pioneering dubstep nights in London, DMZ and FWD. Chefal is also a resident at club nights outside of the UK including Slam It! which is a bi-monthly event in Helsinki, Finland and also Voodoo People in Amsterdam, Holland.
William is the name used for two artists (1) A trio British indie band - South East Londons finest! (2) North Carolina based solo project. (1) William are a band from Lewisham, London, UK. The lives of three skater souls became entwined following a chance meeting beside the famous tea clipper-the Cutty Sark. As the original drummer made a swift exit North, Gavin Housley and Mark Thomas were to be joined by kindred spirit Dan Sheridan and the true incarnation of William was born. William have released two singles on Tough Love Records, Five Minute Wonder and Playground.
Gallic alt-electro hipsters John & Jehn come via Poitiers, Angouleme and the suburbs of London. Their haunting, shadow-tinged melodies draw on a bevy of '60s cultural watersheds: Serge Gainsbourg, the Velvet Underground, as well as more recent influences like Gang of Four and Joy Division.
- 13 Mar 2007 London Flavorpill Newsletter
Greetings. Well? Grand. We are New Bones - arguably the greatest Rave'n'Roll outfit to emerge from South West London in the past week and a half. We hope you like our jams. We'll have some more for you when our debut album drops later this year! http://www.newbones.co.uk