Hailing from Liverpool, England, A Flock of Seagulls is a synthpop group originally formed by brothers Mike Score (keyboards, vocals) and Ali Score (drums), with Frank Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar) that gained popularity and subsquently infamy in the early days of MTV with the video for their songs I Ran and Space Age Love Song , in which the latter showcased the lead singer Mike Score's distinct haircut. To this day they remain firmly identified with their song, and the early '80s.
Four piece Brisbane outfit Dos Hell are bringing a fresh wave of indie pop/rock and roll with the release of their new EP titled ‘In Stereo’ available now through iTunes.
You’ll be bouncing off the walls with their new mixture of classic 50s and 60s rock’n’roll and raw, energetic sound. Influenced by The Monkees, Buddy Holly, The Kinks and others of the 50's and 60's era; Dos Hell takes indie pop to a whole new level.
Speak Galactic are an electronic lo-fi pop band from Gothenburg, formed by Owen Thomas in 2009. After re-locating from Brighton, England to Gothenburg in Sweden in 2008, Owen started to record songs into his laptop. These sporadic sessions culminated in a full length album nearly 18 months later.
Completed late 2009, "When The Sea Water Reaches The Window" is 9 tracks of scratchy, ambient pop music, layering detuned guitars, samples and percussion over playful song structures and arrangements.
Omar Souleyman is a Syrian musical legend. Since 1994, he and his musicians have emerged as a staple of folk-pop throughout Syria, but until now they have remained little known outside of the country. To date, they have issued more than five-hundred studio and live- recorded cassette albums which are easily spotted in the shops of any Syrian city.
Leslie Sebastian Charles, aka Billy Ocean, was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago and moved to England with his family at the age of eight. In his teenage years, he sang regularly in London clubs. He released his first single in 1972 on Spark Records as Les Charles. By 1976 he had adopted the name Billy Ocean and recorded his debut album, Billy Ocean, with the first single, "Love Really Hurts Without You," charting at number 2 in the United Kingdom and number 22 in the United States. More hits followed, such as “L.
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Plain White T's are a pop-punk band formed in 1997 in Illinois, United States. They are best known for "Hey There Delilah", an acoustic song performed solely by singer Tom Higgenson originally released in 2005 and later hit #1 in the US in 2007. For over a decade, Plain White T's have been playing to packed audiences craving for that perfect pop-punk punch. Their journey, which began in a small suburban basement playing covers, has taken the band to Warped Tour three times, and landed them opening slots for bands like Jimmy Eat World and AFI.
There are at least three artists who have released music under the name Michaela: 1) English TV presenter Michaela Strachan (born 7 April 1966 in Ewell, Surrey) had a brief career as a recording artist, releasing two UK-charting singles under the name "Michaela". Her debut single, a cover of Edwin Starr's "-H-A-P-P-Y- Radio", was released in 1989, and her follow-up single, "Take Good Care of My Heart", was released in 1990.
There are five of them. They're from Memphis. Their debut album is called "Memphis" and will be released on 24th August 2010. According to The Guardian, "their songs are so Beach Boys 1963-4 they should only be heard in a Deuce Coupe."They have a new official video out of "Superball" available on youtube.