The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and punk-era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the c86 bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...
Formed in Brooklyn in 2003, The Consultants were Marisha Chinsky, Brett Whitmoyer, and Mike Hollitscher. Their music is beautifully layered and cinematic, while the lyrics are a neurotic cocktail of hope and discontent. Chinsky sings and writes most of the words, and they are often windows into a compelling world where self-confidence and self-doubt are perpetually vying for the upper hand. In The Mark, for example, she sings
Indie pop pioneers Dislocation Dance formed in Manchester in November 1978, when bassist-lyricist Paul Emmerson met up with singer-guitarist Ian Runacres via a "musicians wanted" ad in a Virgin record store. They were joined by Andy Diagram (formerly of Diagram Brothers and The Pale Fountains, trumpet, vocals) and Richard Harrison (drums). Weaving a patchwork of minimalist new wave, '60s French pop, and jazz...
Referred to by some as punk folk and twee skiffle, they're considered witty, satirical, and both irritating and utterly enjoyable, Newcastle Upon Tyne based Milky Wimpshake have released numerous singles and compilation tracks on assorted indie labels since forming in 1993. The indefatigable and slowly ascending UK based act have sporadically put out three full albums, beginning with 1998’s “Bus Route to Your Heart” released on singer Pete Dale’s own legendary Slampt label, 2001’s “Lovers, Not Fighters”...
There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band. 1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.
There are two bands called "Kicker": 1) A British indie pop band
2) A punk rock band from Oakland, California 1) Jill Drew and Phil Sutton (Comet Gain and The Soft City) started UK band Kicker in 1998, releasing their first single in 1999, on the Rough Trade Shop imprint ForUs. Four more singles followed, on various lables, which were compiled together as their first CD 'Fivefortyfives' (Track and Field) in 2002.
New Rhodes were formed in Bristol in 2001. Less than a year after they formed and while still only teenagers, they played two nights at the famous Glastonbury festival on the Leftfield Stage and were soon supporting the likes of Razorlight, The Dears, The Delays, Hope of the States, The Killers, The Gliteratti, The Futureheads and Bloc Party.
The band's strong fan base throughout the UK and beyond includes many other bands with members of Bloc Party, The Futureheads and Keane as well as Graham Coxon all being photographed sporting New Rhodes Badges or T shirts.
Springfactory is Peter (Suburban Kids with Biblical Names) and Lina. They started recording songs together in october 2004. Since they both have a big love for music and spend a lot of time together they were destined to start a band sooner or later.
There are two artists named The Springfields. 1. The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK, USA and Ireland, but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. The trio formed in 1960, when Mary "Dusty" O’Brien joined her brother Dion O'Brien and Tim Feild, who had been working as a duo,"The Kensington Squares". Dion became Tom Springfield, and Mary became Dusty Springfield. Feild was later replaced by Mike Hurst.