From the opening salvo of Stellar Kart
by Tourdates Staff Writer, first published in LondonTourdates #055 ,13th November 2009 Like so many before them, Minerva Falls, formed from the break up of a number of different bands. Having talked vocalist Ross Martin into trying out some old ideas that he’d had “bottled up for years”, founding member, ‘AD’, then recruited Dan Terry on drums, Tom Fall on bass and Ben Robbins on guitar and Minerva Falls was born.
Death Of An Icon (DOAI) are a four-piece rock band from Cardiff, with a twist. The sound is taking a trip back to the most influential period in American music. Taking influence from iconic bands such as Alice in Chains and Soundgarden but adding the raw foot-stomping power of Rage Against the Machine makes them an exciting band to watch. The band was formed from members of Ill System (Bobby Addison: Guitar, Owen Lowry: Bass)...
Soundgarden is a Seattle rock band who helped to define the sound that came to be called grunge. Despite starting years earlier, and having a sound that more closely resembled Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin than their contemporaries, they are usually considered one of the "big four" of the '90s Seattle grunge bands, along with Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The band was formed in 1984 by Chris Cornell (vocals, and originally drums) and Hiro Yamamoto (bass), to be joined later by Kim Thayil (guitar) and Scott Sundquist (drums).
"(AbsuЯd) Minds" is a futurepop music band from Germany. Absurd Minds was formed in 1995 by Stefan Großmann (voice, composing) and Tilo Ladwig (composing, programming, sampling). Musically they were inspired by the ebm of the early 1990s. Between 1995 and 1999, Absurd Minds released three CD-rs in limited quantities, laying the groundwork for further developments by the band. After a long creative phase their first concert took place at the Dresden club, "Bunker". As a result of this the band came into contact with "Music Cooperation" who subsequently became their management.