Welsh band Paper Aeroplanes are taking those words that you hear in your head and shooting them across the ether. The band have recently mixed tracks with John Reynolds (Sinead O'Conner, Andrea Corr, Indigo Girls) and are being compared to Rilo Kiley, Cranberries and Suzanne Vega. Sarah is currently taking the songs solo across London. Expect to hear a pin drop.
Laveer, (vrb) - to beat against the wind. "That's what the dictionary says it means", explains the band, "it's like we see ourselves as sailors, sailing into the wind and riding the waves against all adversity......that or something like that. Would you like another biscuit?" Laveer are four, tea spilling musicians who favour acoustic instruments and like making songs together.
Denise's songs are her biography and embedded within are the people who have brought love, pain and confusion into her life.
Denise turns these complexities of emotion into simple, sweet songs.
It is the combination of soothing yet powerful vocals and writhing emotions that make her songs so compelling.
The Coathangers are a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They are: The Crook Kid Coathanger: Vocals, guitar, tamborine; Minnie Coathanger: Vocals, bass, tamborine; Rusty Coathanger: Vocals, drums; Bebe Coathanger: Vocals, keys. The band formed in 2006 as a joke, played a house show and were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name was chosen for its vulgarity - an irreverent take on abortions - though all band members are pro-choice.
Kate Price is a hammered dulcimer player and vocalist born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has made recordings on several labels, including Priceless Productions, Access Music, Higher Octave / Om Town, Narada Productions, and LunaVerse Music. She creates contemporary international Folk fusion of Classical, Jazz and ethnic music using instruments from many cultures in the world.
Fusing alternative rock and trip-hop, The Mouth Of Ghosts are a band from London who make moody, textured music, fueled by ragged guitars and distant electronics. www.myspace.com/themouthofghosts
Breakneck Static formed in 2004 from the ashes of Southend indie rock band, Calico, when guitarist Adrian Lane met singer Machiko Kimura, who had recently moved to London from Tokyo. Influenced by the Japanese noise scene (bands such as Zeni Geva, Yona Kit, Melt Banana), the original line-up was completed by Adrian's sister Debbie Lane on drums, Matt Elmes on bass and James Beighton on guitar. With the departure of James Beighton in 2005 and Machiko Kimura in 2007, the current line-up now includes Bryan Styles on guitar, alto sax and trumpet, and Rei Sugawara on vocals.
McQueen are an all female rock group from the English town of Brighton, signed to the independant Newcastle based record label Demolition Reecords. The band have a history of extensive touring with several headline tours of the UK, and opening for bands such as Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver, Wednesday 13 and WASP Bigcheese describe the band as playing filthy punk rock,
The Ditty Bops is a band from Los Angeles, California that play a blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz, swing music, ragtime and musical theater. They are headed by Abby DeWald (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Amanda Barrett (vocals, mandolin and dulcimer). They are noted for their excellent harmonies and generally playful style and tempo. The Ditty Bops formed in New York City, when Abby and Amanda were on a hunt for a friend's lost cat.