There are 2 bands sharing the name Picturebox: Picturebox (http://picturebox.bandcamp.com/ ) are a pop band from Canterbury. Frequent comparisons are to Belle & Sebastian, Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers... Their song "Ruth Bakes A Cake" was included in Tom Robinson's BBC Introducing Mixtape on 30th April 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tomrobinson/2012/04/introducing-mixtape-monday-300.shtml Picturebox (www.myspace.
In his past lives, PIG was Lord Raymond Watts, known variously as Raymond Scaballero in Foetus, an icy addition to Psychic TV, a savage PA destroyer in Einstürzende Neubauten, and a founding catalyst of KMFDM. Watts began his arrest record in London where he was most likely pissed off about something and doing sound manipulations, loops and live sound for Psychic TV. He soon crashed into Einstürzende Neubauten (probably in a strip bar) and escaped the smug complacency of the English music scene by moving to Hamburg...
On first blush, this sounds like the latest gorgeous, jangly guitar pop record from somewhere north of Manchester. Belle and Sebastian meet the better moments of the Lightning Seeds, with Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame strumming away. But on closer listening there's a certain local twang to both the voices and the music on the second production from this unheralded Brisbane six-piece. There's nary a foot, or a note, wrong on this, and the Zebras can lay claim to being, if not the heirs, then at least the love child of the Go-Betweens.
Orcas is a band by haze-pop auteur Benoît Pioulard and post-minimalist composer Rafael Anton Irisarri (also known as The Sight Below). Theirs is a style deeply rooted in personal variations on songform and ambient craft, and as a duo they bridge the furthest outlying aspects of their previous solo work published on Kranky, Touch, Miasmah, Room40, and Ghostly International. Version II The courtship of ambient music and traditional songform has been a long and tenuous one, almost to
the point that their differences seem irreconcilable. Spanning decades with only a few points of obscure
A Bear are a 3 piece Math/Post-Hardcore band from Manchester formed in February 2008 consisting of Luke Bather, Nathan Rostron and Jake Stubbs. In their first year they managed to gain support slots with bands such as Tubelord, BlakFish and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster amongst others and following this, released a limited EP in late March 2009 entitled 'Some of our Friends are Animals'. The EP was recorded by a man known only as Ding and Mixed/Mastered by Lloyd Gabriel. It recieved play on several BBC radio shows including Tom Robinson's Introducing.
Fiddlers’ Bid are internationally respected as leading exponents of their unique musical heritage and rich fiddle tradition and are global ambassadors for Shetland. A dynamic four fiddle front line joins with a powerhouse of piano, bass, guitar and Scottish harp to create a “display of stunning virtuosity”. Since their formation in 1991, the "flying fiddles and furious talent" of Fiddlers’ Bid have astounded audiences all over the world with their expressive, high energy music and performance. "Beware: Fiddlers’ Bid is infectious and habit-forming”.
The electroacoustic duo, Geese, currently touring with Imogen Heap.
www.myspace.com/geesemusic the original geese is here:----- http://www.myspace.com/geeseuk with bbc and cooler airplay from 2001 onwards and various releases Frozen Geese,the sister act of Geese,have an album out.:The Starseed;available on cassette here:http://vanitycaserecords.com/ and digitally here:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frozen_Geese/The_Starseed
its an 80 minute psychedelic trip folks