The origins of New Zealand's Verlaines can be traced back as early as 1979, with the group's founder Graeme Downes took direct inspiration from fellow Dunedin group, the Clean to form a band of his own. It wasn't until 1981 that the group made their first public appearance with their initial five-piece line-up. The band have so far released seven full-length albums on three different labels, one mini album, three singles and two compilations.
The Dufflefolks make electronic pop music in a cold shed, a small bedroom and sometimes, albeit rarely, in a house by the sea.
The Drones front man and renowned Australian singer songwriter Gareth Liddiard released his first solo album Strange Tourist on October 1st, 2010. Gareth Liddiard is known for his thick Australian accent. Also known for his bombastic and at times cathartic work with prolific Australian outfit The Drones, for his new album Liddiard stripped back the material to the bare bones, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, his plaintive voice and a notebook full of brand new songs.
Hoshal Patrick are a London-based unsigned two-man duo consisting of Alex Mummery and James Shedden. They started making music shortly after meeting in Cambridge in 2005. They now live in North London where they write, record, produce and perform their songs.
Jude Johnstone (born in Bar Harbor, Maine) is an American singer-songwriter. Her songs have been covered by a number of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, and Stevie Nicks. Johnstone wrote the #1 song "The Woman Before Me" on Trisha Yearwood's debut CD. In 2002, having enjoyed songwriting for some years, Johnstone and longtime manager Bob Burton decided to release her own debut CD "Coming of Age" on BoJak Records. The album received critical acclaim. Since then she has released On a Good Day (2005), Blue Light (2007), Mr. Sun (2008), Quiet Girl (2011).
Patty Griffin, born Patricia Jean Griffin, March 16th, 1964 in Old Town, Maine, is an American folk singer. She brought out her debut album Living With Ghosts--a set of demos featuring only Ms. Griffin and her guitar--to critical acclaim in 1996. Her sophomore album, Flaming Red, demonstrated a more rocking, full-band sound. The ill-fated Silver Bell album was never released by her record label, however, and the label terminated her recording contract shortly after that. Many of the songs from Silver Bell were re-recorded for subsequent albums.
There are at least 2 bands with the name Dual Core 1) A nerdcore band with members from England and US 2) A Psy Trance project from Israel 1) int eighty and c64 are... Dual Core. Actually they are just two guys. int eighty is a programmer in Cincinnati, Ohio; and c64 is a graphic designer in Greater Manchester, England. They originally met several years ago on an underground hip hop website. "His beats made me want to rap, and he quickly became one of my favorite producers," recalls eighty in regards to c64's production.
William Self (born 26 September 1961) is an English novelist, reviewer and columnist. He received his education at the independent University College School, Christ's College Finchley and Exeter College, Oxford. Self is known for his satirical, grotesque and fantastical novels and short stories set in seemingly parallel universes.
American Music Club (often abbreviated AMC) is a San Francisco-based band led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. They've been recording and playing in SF clubs since the mid 1980's, showing a remarkable longevity for a band that has been far more critically acclaimed than financially successful. Although born in California, frontman Mark Eitzel spent his formative years in Great Britain and Ohio before returning to the Bay Area in 1980.
Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks.