The Stopouts were formed in 2006 after Al and Dejan saw ska legends The Toasters play a gig in a total dive on a scummy industrial estate near Liverpool, supported by pathetic ‘chaos’ and ‘rape’ metal bands. They decided a ska revival was needed on Merseyside to counter the prevailing influence of dire metal bands and arsehole indie wannabes. Recruiting Rob on drums, they started playing a few covers, before quickly moving to original material with the arrival of vocalist Tom and Anna on saxophone.
The New Tigers is a fuzzy pop group from Turku, Finland. The band consists of Valtteri Virtanen (of Goodnight Monsters), Appu Jasu (Anselmus), Kece (Love Summer Boys), and Janne Kauppinen (Kauppilan Puutarha]). The record label Soliti released their debut album on 21st September 2011. official site:
Surf City first came in to existence when bored friends Davin Stoddard and Josh Kennedy met at a party in Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand in 2004. Tired of the heavy avant-garde music that was prolific at the time Stoddard and Kennedy teamed up with Josh
Note* First there are two different (perhaps even more: please verify) and distinct artists named Star. For the sake of knowing the difference I will cover what I know about each artist. Please excuse my knowledge of the late 90's Star, there is little information about this artist online. Star - Releasing only one album, in 1999 called Triune on Heat Records, Star's music is a mix of Electronic club dance music, r&b, soul, and late 90's funk. The members of Star are:
Micachu and The Shapes revolves around Mica Levi AKA Micachu. Their debut album Jewellery was released on Rough Trade Records on March 9th. The Shapes is comprised of Marc Pell (Drums) and Raisa Khan (Keybords, electronics and percussions). The band formed in 2008 in London and released their debut single "Lone Ranger" in May 2008, followed by "Golden Phone" in August of 2008. So, a quick introduction, Björk is said to be a fan of Micachu and can probably identify with another artist brave enough to take pop music into entirely uncharted territory.
1) Loop was a South London band founded in 1986 by Robert Hampson and his then wife, Bex. Loop's sound was characterized by strong krautrock and avant-garde influences in addition to the minimalist mayhem of The Stooges and MC5. Their songs were almost uniformly harsh and repetitive, with indecipherable vocals buried under layers of noisy guitar riffs and metronomic drumming. Some of the records featured covers of Suicide, The Pop Group and Can as bonus tracks.
Colleen Green always wears sunglasses onstage. Colleen Green is long hair and getting high. Colleen Green's first full-length for Hardly Art, Sock it to Me, is grounded in pure pop. Colleen Green's multi-tracked, emotive vocals take an enormous leap forward, evoking all-time heroes such as Rose Melberg and Tina Weymouth, with every drum-machine-tracked song awash in the dreamy slacker romanticism of California.
Women was formed in late 2007 by Chris Reimer , Mike Wallace and brothers Pat Flegel and Matt Flegel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Their debut full-length was produced by local hero Chad VanGaalen (in his basement studio) and was released (CD/LP) July 8th 2008 on Flemish Eye Records. In July 2008 they signed with record label Jagjaguwar and their S/T debut album was released worldwide on October 7th 2008 on JagJaguwar and will be released in the U.K in January 2009. The band tours Europe and the US from February - April 2009.
White Fence's trippy, distortion-laced, psychedelic pop-influenced tunes (sounding, in other words, something along the lines of a warped cassette tape featuring The Left Banke or The Merry-Go-Round) are the brainchild of Timothy Presley (also a member of the like-minded groups Strange Boys and Darker My Love). The project's self-titled debut was released on the Woodsist label in the spring of 2010. For the project's next release, White Fence Is Growing Faith , Presley didn't change much. The January 2011 album follows the same sometimes goofy, always trippily tuneful template of the debut.