The Cannanes have been described as 'the world's most indie band' by people with no understanding of the word 'indie'. Despite never having a manager, agent or signing a record deal they have toured the world, produced numerous recordings (numerous meaning 'more than one'), and been recognised internationally as one of Australia's best known bands (some recognition!). Even Kurt Cobain listed the Cannanes as a band he liked in his journals (but nowhere else).
Essex-born Darren Hayman is a singer/songwriter who releases albums as a solo artist, but he is best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the UK indie band Hefner. Hayman formed Hefner in 1992 in Kent along with fellow art-school student Antony Harding (later a.k.a. ANT), who played the drums. Moving to London and joining up with John Morrison (bass) and later Jack Hayter (multi-instrumentalist) they started to perform live from 1995, and from '97 they released four studio albums (plus one b-side collection, a live album and a compilation) before splitting up in 2002.
The Blow is Khaela Maricich, from Portland, Oregon. The band was a duo until Jona Bechtolt left to pursue his own project, Yacht, full time. The two had been working together as The Blow since 2004, when they recorded a limited edition EP called Poor Aim: Love Songs.
"Blow" is also the name of a Melbourne-based jazz group which Last.fm automatically scrobbles as "The Blow".
Comet Gain is a British indie rock band with heavy influences from Dexys Midnight Runners and northern soul. The band includes ex-Huggy Bear bass player Jon Slade and included future Velocette members Sarah Bleach and Jax Coombes.
Comet Gain was started in David Feck's bedroom in Oxford, United Kingdom in 1992. He roped in housemate Phil Sutton, (who went by the ridiculous moniker Hoffner Burns) to play drums, and then persuaded Sarah Bleach and Jax Coombes, who lived round the corner to join.
There are more than one artist who have recorded under this name. 1) Post-punk band who made the single "In the Army" on Absurd Records in 1979 and an album on Trans Universal Records in 1981. They also contributed a track on the Some Bizarre Album. Members were Ian Smith, Vicky Jones, Chris Andrews, Martin Croxford and Peter Wiggins. 2) Sensational band often described as the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Magnetic skiffle punk new wave classics.
The Lodger was formulated by Pontefract-born songwriter Ben Siddall inside a Leeds bedsit. After a few 7-inch singles on a variety of independent labels such as Angular Records and Dance to the Radio, a debut album titled
Good Luck are a punk band from Bloomington, Indiana comprised of past members of Matty Pop Chart, One Reason, K-10 Prospect, Abe Froman, Mt. Gigantic, Bodyhammer, and Los Gatos Negros. Members:
Ginger Alford - Bass, Vocals
Matt Tobey - Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, etc... Vocals
Mike Harping - Drums, Saxophone Good Luck formed in 2007, writing their first song on April 13th, 2007 and playing 16 shows that year. They also recorded a 6 song demo in October of 2007. Their 13 song full length 'Into Lake Griffy' was released on may 10th, 2008.
There are at least 7 artists called 'Boys' (not counting The Boys) 1) Polish disco-polo boysband, formed in spring 1991. Boys are said to one of the most succesfull disco-polo groups ever. Former Names: Las Vegas, Black&White; final name: BOYS
Leader, composer, vocalist & lyrics author: Marcin Miller from Ełk. 2) 'Boys' is a The Smiths-influenced rockabilly-popband from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The band released their first EP 'Wapping' at 'Smashing Time records' in 2005 and later same year was their first full-leangth record "In loch ness" in store.
David and Holly are lovely eggs. They like to play music together and share a drink (although David doesnt like Strongbow anymore. It doesnt agree with him.) Holly likes books and historical things. David doesnt like books and historical things so much. He prefers cine light shows and fixing things that are broken. Oh, and collectibles. Is this anything to do with the music? Why but of course. This (my dear Watson) tells you everything and nothing all at once.
San Cisco are from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. On the weekends they love to go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side. Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays the electric bass, Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them. San Cisco have spent the last year graduating high school, performing at some festivals and playing round town pretty much every weekend.