The Lovetones is led by Matthew J. Tow (acoustic & electric guitars / sitar / autoharp / vocals), formerly of Drop City, Colorsound and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, along with Matt Sigley (bass / keyboards / vocals) and Chris Cobb (drums / percussion). The Lovetones released their debut album, Be What You Want in 2002 through Bomp! Records, creating a palpable buzz amongst critics from the likes of Creem and Rolling Stone magazine. The latter hailed mainman Matthew J Tow's songwriting worthy of Ray Davies, Bowie, Lennon and McCartney: a bold statement, yet in his case, completely justified.
The Skywalkers is a freakbeat-duo founded in Zwaag (The Netherlands) in November 2009.
Hailing from inside the valleys surrounded by the majestic mountains of South Wales, five piece multi-instrumental group, El Goodo consists of the talents of Pixy, Jason, Lewie, Matty and Elliott. They were first noticed by the Super Furry Animals who, in 2005 picked up their first self-titled album and released it under their Placid Casual label and subsequently were their tour's opening act, introducing El Goodo as a band worthy of critical and mass appeal. They have received accolades from both their home isle and the United States, touted as Artist of the Month by Spin Magazine in 2005.
This London-based Anglo-Canadian band, whose members include Jeremy Gluck (vocals), Robin Wills (guitar), David Buckley (bass), and Nick Turner (drums), was formed in 1979 and scored a U.K. chart hit in 1980 with the neo-surf song "Summer Fun." Turner and Buckley left after the release of the first album Drop Out With the Barracudas (1981) and were replaced by Jim Dickson and Terry Smith. Chris Wilson also joined on guitar.
Imagine a 60s teenage Garage band who are in love with the Brian Jones era of the Rolling stones, and they are interested in a touch of psych and punk. From Geelong, Australia. http://www.myspace.com/thefrowningclouds
Dead Ghosts are a four-piece garage rock and/or roll band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Rauchy lo-fi recording style, country-esque vibes, "sweet guitar pluck-and-jangle," driving rhythms, and the occasional Back From The Grave feel is the basic make up of their songs. To get another idea of their sound, they've gotten comparisons to namely the bands the Black Lips and King Khan & BBQ Show.
The Brooklyn-based orchestral pop band THE SILENT LEAGUE originated as the solo identity of singer Justin Russo in the late nineties. While a keyboardist with Mercury Rev in support of the critically acclaimed albums "Deserter's Songs" (V2) and "All Is Dream" (V2), Russo secretly stole each available moment in a busy tour schedule to write and record his own fragile and epic LP, "The Orchestra, Sadly, Has Refused".
The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.