Mojo 57 are a Leeds-based acoustic blues band with Sammy Thornton on acoustic guitar, sax and vocals, Matt Baxter on acoustic guitar and vocals and "Blind" Adam Richards in the double bass. Their influences range through blues, jazz, soul, blues-rock and rockabilly. www.myspace.com/mojo57blues
The Rosie Taylor Project are a Leeds, United Kingdom based 6-piece who inhabit a world seen through the windows of cafes and from the corners of Charles Roka gypsy paintings. Think heartfelt, observational songs of love and loss built around beautiful melodies and infectious hooks. Their sound evokes the gentle qualities of Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine and Nick Drake, but it’s their delicate simplicity and self understanding which stands out and connects to the listener.
With an ‘as recommended by’ accolade from Radio 1’s Annie Mac already on their CV this male/female duo are off to a great start. Henry Smith (The Sanctuary) says about them - “timeless and universally endearing…Yadi’s voice is infectious to the point of jealousy…they (Hella Cholla) write and perform songs you can sing along to by the final chorus on the first listen.” But beware “silly dancing is unavoidable”.
The Lazy Darlings are a loose collective of leeds musicians based around the songs of lead singer, Dave James. Their narcotic country pop comes from the combination of players involved. Dave previously fronted the ragged country rock and roll band Cardboard Cowboy. Tim Hann of panoramic shoegaze-americana heroes I Concur plays lead guitar and does some singing. Tim Corbridge plays the lapsteel and plays with several bands including The Lodger and Ali Whitton & The Broke Record Players.
Cut Out Shapes are Songwriter/Lead guitarist/Bassist Chris Wood and Singer/Guitarist/Lyricist Chris Ward. They formed in Feb 2008 and after writing new tracks for about a year are half way through recording their first album to be released in 2010. The album is self produced by the band and has been partly recorded by Will Jackson of Sound Works Studios in Leeds as well as the band in their own studio. Jason Winder has contributed on the album sessions with his accomplished drumming and Zhu Ning Loh on piano for desert song.
Khuda are an instrumental two-piece from Leeds. They have been making noise together since March 2007 and have progressed their sound greatly since then, releasing two EP's to date. The main comparisons (although their sound is relatively unique) are with the likes of 5ive, Don Caballero, Russian Circles etc... and with pleanty of new material in the works and plans for a third release coming together, Khuda are planning to tour as much as possible in 2009.
No Garden One Dragon (NGOD) are a four piece math rock/pop band originating from Bradford with an average age of around 17. It consists of Samuel Augustine (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Luke Fielding (Guitar), Lewis Dutton-Taylor (Backing Vocals & Bass) and Alex Dutton-Taylor (Backing Vocals & Drums). They formed in late 2009 and have been playing shows since January 2010. Their first EP (Sleep Thieves) was recorded in late February 2010 at Peak Studios (Produced by Roni Szpakowski) followed by a demo entitled 'Silent Moments Mean The Most' which was released mid October 2010.
Kotki Dwa are a three-piece band hailing from the green pastures of Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, in England consisting of Alex Ostrowski, his younger brother Tristan and Tom Walker. They write and play pretty little songs that make the hair tingle. The sound they create is akin to a man and his robot playing a loving trio with a jukebox. In 2005 they released their debut album "Nostonesthrow" and their "Youwantfromsky" EP.