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Tunng

Tunng are an experimental folk band from the United Kingdom. They are often associated with the folktronica genre due to the electronic influences evident in some of their work. The band consists of Mike Lindsay, Sam Genders, Becky Jacobs, Phil Winter, Ashley Bates and Martin Smith Tunng started when Sam Genders met Mike Lindsay in the latter's studio in a Soho basement below a clothes shop. Genders had used to do pub gigs as a sort of singer/songwriter, whereas Lindsay had been playing about with studio tech, making electronica and trying to make a living producing advert music.

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Volcano Choir

Volcano Choir is an American indie band that started as a collaboration between Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and Collections of Colonies of Bees. Their debut album is Unmap and was released on September 22, 2009. It reached number 92 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. A second album, Repave, was released on September 3, 2013.
The project originally came together with songs being written in 2005. It was not recorded until the fall of 2008 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA.

Read more about Volcano Choir on Last.fm.

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Ultramarine

1.- Ultramarine are a British progressive dance and electronic music duo, formed in the early 1990s by Paul Hammond and Ian Cooper. Hammond and Cooper first worked together in the band A Primary Industry during the mid-1980s. Following the split of this band, they formed Ultramarine and released the album Folk in April 1990. 2.- Ultramarine used to be a frech jazz fusion band. Members: Nguyên Lê, Mokhtar Samba, Etienne M'Bappé, Mario Canonge.

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Juana Molina

Born in 1962, Juana Molina is an Argentinian singer/songwriter and actress. Following the military coup in Argentina of 1976, Molina's family fled the country and lived in exile in Paris for six years. She grew up in a musical environment and her tango-singing father taught her guitar when she was 5. Juana Molina started her career in 1988 as a comedic television actress in Argentina on the show La Noticia Rebelde. She later starred in Juana y sus hermanas, a hit sketch show across the Spanish-speaking world, for which she remains better known in Latin America.

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Bear Driver

Bear Driver are Oli and Harry and Cassie and Joe. From different corners of England, they all found themselves in Leeds at some point last year - and that's where the magic happened. They write songs compulsively and they travel the world in a Volkswagon van. Their debut EP 'Paws and Claws' was released on May 23rd 2009. On 1st June it was announced that they had won a slot to play End of the Road festival.

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Savoir Adore

If you're not familiar with the back-story of Savoir Adore, what began as a 48-hour challenge between two best friends blossomed into one of Brooklyn's most exciting and unique young bands. With an experimental approach to their writing and recording, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro weave a magical musical tapestry with their distinct voices, lush harmonies, and wild sonic palette. Somewhere between dream pop and adventure wave, their songs transport you to a world that is both foreign and warmly familiar.

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Sin Fang

It's been only 3 years since Iceland's new king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon, began his official recording career. “Summer Echoes”, the new and second album of his solo-project Sin Fang (he dropped the “Bous”) is now already his 4th album release (including 2 records of his other musical outlet Seabear) since 2007. The album oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity - vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous - while retaining the own stark originality of this uber-talented artist and producer.

Read more about Sin Fang on Last.fm.

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