One of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, Hawkwind started in the late 60's as a psychedelic/space rock band. Their trademark sound was formed from washes of distorted noise produced by audio generators coupled with intricate bass rhythms and jagged guitar riffs. The band maintained a successful following through the period of punk and new wave, and were cited by Joy Division bassist Peter Hook as an early influence.
“UnonoU is a word I made up,” explains guitarist and lead singer Dusty Sparkles. “People should think for themselves . I hate being specific. It’s boring.” This is in reference to the new album What’s not boring is much of anything about Danava’s densely-packed musical ideas and unstoppable live show, which kick down the doors of genre, clique, and scene. Danava’s road-tightened aggression belies years of absorbing influence and spiritual journeying, the same journey that led three of Danava’s four members from central Illinois to Portland, Oregon, where they call home.
Featuring a multinational line-up from Scotland, Ireland and Canada, The Outside Track plays cutting edge modern traditional music reminiscent of early Solas with a Canadian singer and a hint of the Poozies with the occasional bluesy edge. The Outside Track boasts an award-winning line-up of Ailie Robertson on clarsach (BBC Radio Scotland Young Trad finalist 2007), Norah Rendell on vocals and flute (Canadian Trad Singer of the Year nominee 2008), Fiona Black on accordion (FAME academy bursary recipient 2007), Alan Jordan on guitar and Sarah-Jane Summers on fiddles (standard and hardanger).
There are two bands that fall under the name ART: a 60s British psychedelic rock band and a band from the early 80s. The late '60s incarnation: A 'progressive' outfit, Art later evolved into Spooky Tooth in October 1967 with the addition of Gary Wright. Their finest moment was What's That Sound, which was a rehash of Buffalo Springfield's superb For What It's Worth. It's now quite hard to obtain but was included on Island's You Can All Join In compilation.
The Black Delta Movement started in July 2010. The lineup consists of: Matthew Burr- Guitar, Vocals
Dominic Abbott- Guitar, Vocals
Keith Bentley - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jack Brown- Drums They had their first gig at Hull's Freedom Festival on the 11th September and have gone from strength to strength from then.
With influences spanning from The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to The Doors and The Beatles.
Our Love Will Destroy the World is a psychedelic / noise project from Featherston, New Zealand by Campbell Kneale after disbanding Birchville Cat Motel. It forced through and came to life as the artist's sort of "second birth" in 2008. http://www.myspace.com/ourlovewilldestroytheworld
Pink Mountaintops is Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean’s side project. The music resembles the style of Black Mountain but has a more psychedelic and experimental side with mellow tunes and complicated lyrics. Pink Mountaintops removed the “The” from its name on its second album, Axis of Evol.
Band members are: * Stephen McBean
* Amber Webber
* CC Rose
* Lyndsay Sung
* Jonah Fortune
* Steve Balogh
* Cory Gangnes
* Brad MacKinnon
* Joshua Wells
* Matt Camirand
San Francisco-based Higuma is Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl) & Lisa McGee with smoked out vocals, guitar delays and any number of drone layered acoustics. Very much a distant sound, with distortions burnished down to smooth horizontal planes that lift the music to higher summits. Not at all dissimilar from some of Barn Owl's recent excursions, but with the addition of Lisa's vocals, this goes somewhere else completely.