When Warp records founder Steve Beckett signed an unknown band from Sydney in early 2008, based on the strength of their album ‘O Soundtrack My Heart’ - a seething instrumental mass of post-punk g
A bunch of kids in love with tribal funk, Factory Records' mainstays A Certain Ratio were equally fired up by punk and art rock.
Raucous Brighton psychobillies Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster released their new album 'Blood And Fire' in May 2010 following single 'Love Turns To Hate'.
Conor O’Brien had just had his first major label release in Summer 2010 when his elder sister died.
Male Bonding are firmly ensconced in current scene du jour, DIY/lo-fi.
Meaning a flock of geese in flight, Gaggle is made-up of twenty-three ballsy women and is fundamentally a performance-art choir with a feminist axe to grind.
Formed in the aftermath of Punk, The Fall remains the vehicle for Mark E Smith's creative output with a legendarily long list of ex-members.
Much-loved New York anti-folker Jeffrey Lewis has formed a band, The Bundles, with fellow indie icon Kimya Dawson, plus Jack Lewis, Anders Griffen and Karl Blau.
Avi Buffalo is the brainchild of the splendidly named Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (German mother/Jewish father). Originally from Long Beach, Avi and three school-friends make up the band.
Whether they’re being labelled the ‘British Fleet Foxes’, a ‘Simon And Garfunkel covers band’ or more simply just ‘beardy folkies’, Goldheart Assembly have heard it all before.