Oceansize were a British band who combined heavy rock with several progressive/experimental elements. They formed in 1998, and funded themselves through various jobs including writing music for arcade games and building/repairing helicopters. At the start of 2001 they were named 'Best Unsigned Band in Manchester' by the Manchester Evening News.
Demians is a French alternative rock band started by Nicolas Chapel in 2007. Chapel's inspiration for the name Demians came from the novel Demian by author Hermann Hesse, and his musical inspiration came from a variety of artists and sources, ranging from Radiohead to Tori Amos to ambient music.
Pure Reason Revolution formed at the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, in 2003. Their music incorporates elements of progressive rock, grunge rock and electro, with its vocal harmonies reflecting those of The Beach Boys.
OSI is an American progressive rock band, originally formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos in 2002. Chroma Key keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore is the only other full-time member of the band.
North Atlantic Oscillation are an electronic rock band based in Scotland. They released their first single 'Some Blue Hive' on One Records in June 2007. In 2009 the band signed to Kscope - a Snapper Music label - and released an EP called 'Callsigns'. Their debut album 'Grappling Hooks' was released to critical acclaim in the UK in March 2010.
There are two bands named Gazpacho: The first are a Norwegian band, who have been described by one critic as being "classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock" Gazpacho almost defies genre classification. Gazpacho were at one time described as "the greatest unsigned band in the world" by some critics.
Jolly is a progressive/alternative rock band formed in 2009 in New York City. JOLLY consists of: Anadale (vocals, guitar)
Joe Reilly (keyboard, sampler)
Anthony Rondinone (bass, vocals)
Louis Abramson (drums)
BIG BIG TRAIN is a progressive rock band based in Bournemouth, England. The band currently consists of founder members Andy Poole and Gregory Spawton, vocalist David Longdon, Nick D'Virgilio (drums) and Dave Gregory (guitars). Big Big Train have released six albums including the critically acclaimed The Underfall Yard.