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Electrique Mud/Unique Records (Dusseldorf, Germany) present the debut single from Belfast band The Vals. ‘Yesterday Today' is a song that doesn't shy away from the bands Beatlesque influences. Written by front-man Paul Doherty and recorded in band-mate John Rossi's bedroom, The track has become popular on various radio stations worldwide since it made an appearance on the bands MySpace site. Shortly after, they signed an album and singles deal with the German label.
This band won the contest to be the first unsigned artist to be featured on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. From the prairie city of Saskatoon, Canada come the Sheepdogs, 4 young gentlemen who revel in the joy of rock n roll so wholeheartedly, it's downright contagious. Sporting the long-haired looks of their musical forefathers, the lads make the most of their 2 guitars, bass and drums combo.
Poet meets Drummer Boy meets Guitar Hero meets Piano Man makes rock band. That is the short account of Van Susans. For the unabridged version of this story, search any good bookstore for ‘The Melodic Life of Van Susans’. The biography which is priced at the ridiculously handsome sum of 9.99 begins life in a suburban back alley garage come makeshift studio 7 years prior to Van Susans. This whimsically recollected page turner tells of Drummer Boy and Poets roots, their artisanal siblings and eventual ascent to the canopy of the magic faraway tree.
The story of The Leisure Society began in Burton-Upon-Trent when Nick Hemming picked up a guitar and formed a band with Shane Meadows, Paddy Considine and Rich Eaton. Following a year of demos and increasingly bizarre gigs, Shane and Paddy were drawn towards careers in film, leaving Nick to pursue a life of making music. After serving time with Burton's best known exports The Telescopes (latterly Unisex), Nick contributed scores to some of Shane's movies, including A Room For Romeo Brass and Dead Man's Shoes, under a new moniker The Leisure Society.
The Watchmakers are a Neo-Psychedelic band based in Manchester, England. Originally formed by Brothers Rich (Guitar, Vox) and Ian Maitland (Drums) – they took inspiration from classic '60s rock n roll alongside more post-modern influences such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, BRMC, Primal Scream and The Verve before adding Adam Lewis (Guitar / Keys) & Chris Lyons (Bass) to the line up in 2012.
http://www.danafuchs.com/ The youngest of six musical children, Dana was raised in Wildwood, Florida. At the age of twelve she joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and began singing in public. At sixteen she was fronting a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn. She moved to New York City at nineteen. She began collaborating with Jon Diamond, a guitarist who had toured with Joan Osborne and W.C. Handy Award winner Debbie Davies. They formed the Dana Fuchs Band. The band was a feature act at a number of clubs, performing with the likes of John Popper, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal.
“Conjuring images of cattle ranching in the Summer, Howlin’ Circus combine raucous guitars with melodic vocals, tales of trepidation and unexpected harmonies. Shedding leaves on London’s Autumnal high it wasn’t until the Winter that the band formed, after co-writers Jamie Harper and Jafar Hassan brought forth their love for blues, rock ‘n’ roll and poetry. It is in this era of instant gratification that the band, completed soon after by the bass and drums of Charles Sanders and Ramy Kozman...