Together since 2007, Diamond Dust just released their debut album on June 21, 2011. The group reminds one of peak period Led Zeppelin in their ability to dish out both blistering, full-bore rock, and lively, foot-stomping folk. The band lives and shares the same love of real music that the performers of Woodstock ‘69 and that romantic era did. Their sound is new and refreshing yet still has that familiar rock n' roll feel.
1 / KIDS is a power-violence band from NEPA who play fast and break things during their live shows. Throw them a house show in Philly or some other equally hip city so they can have fun and put holes in your ceiling. They have a self-titled album out that they recorded with the dude from Oktober Skyline in some abandoned warehouse or something while the dude was on a lot of shrooms. It's 14 tracks and 666 seconds of pure fun and awesome.
The Black Sea was formed from the ashes of Frodus in 2002 when Frodus's Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher decided to continue playing together. At the time they recruited Fugazi bassist Joe Lally to play bass. At the time they weren't sure on if the musical endeavor would go beyond just playing music. In February 2002, Hamacher left for a 3 month excursion to Eastern Europe and Turkey after recording drum tracks for the pair.
Fuck... I’m Dead is an Australian goregrind / grindcore band formed in May of 2000, with Tom Raetz on bass, Dave Hill on Guitar and drum programming, and Jay Jones on vocals. In July 2000 Fuck... I’m Dead recorded and released a self titled demo tape, and managed to capture the interest of Germany’s Sanity's Dawn which led to the release of the Fuck... I’m Dead/Sanitys Dawn split 7" in early 2001 on No Escape Records.
Crest of Darkness is a norwegian black metal band formed by Ingvar Amlien in 1995. Amlien was at the time also playing in the norwegian heavy metal band Conception, and Crest Of Darkness remained a side project until Conceptions spilt-up (or "long break", as they claimed it to be) in 1997. The bands lyrically foundation is Amliens passion for sheer sonic brutality and devotion to the satanic ideology according to Anton LaVeys' Church Of Satan and the Satanic Bible. Some lyrics also show his belief in and admiration for vampirism.
There are three bands with the name Lowrider. 1) Emerging onto the Adelaide music scene in late 2003, the foursome met through the city's tight knit music community after playing in different bands. Brothers Paul and John Bartlett aka Papa John and Mr Cee, teamed with Scott Duncan aka Scotty D and Joe Braithwaite to form Lowrider. Their distinct sound has been developed organically drawing from very diverse influences including Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, The Roots, Mos Def and Erykah Badu.
Exhibition of a new dawn, the grotesque, the dark, the creepy yet infectiously intriguing
If you’ve seen Tawiah, you’ll know it. You might think you know her because you recognise the smile as wide as the equator, or the incredible off kilter dress sense, or you may remember seeing a show stopping performance on stage with Mark Ronson, as she’s the only live female vocalist at his gigs. But none of these things is the real reason you know her. You’ll know her because of the voice, or more to the point - her voice.