The Montgolfier Brothers are Mark Tranmer and Roger Quigley; Tranmer writes and performs much of the duo's music, while Quigley writes the lyrics and provides their vocals. Both artists have released numerous solo projects on their own, and collaborated with other artists, in addition to recording together as the Montgolfier Brothers.
Trembling Blue Stars is a London based band led by former Northern Picture Library, The Yesterday Sky and The Field Mice frontman Bobby Wratten, considered by many the most brilliant and prolific songwriter in the recent history of British indie pop. Besides Wratten the current line-up includes Keris Howard, Beth Arzy and Jonathan Akerman, in many ways making the band an indie pop supergroup.
From its conception as a bedroom-studio hobby in Summer 1996, Piano Magic's trajectory has never been textbook - random at best. Originally, a self-confessed revolving door operation - musicians arriving, contributing and leaving as they pleased - they harvested a catalogue of varied singles, EPs and two albums by 1998.
'The White Birch' was a melancholic Norwegian band comprised of:
Ola Fløttum, Hans Christian Almendingen and Ulf Rogde. They have recorded five albums in their ten year existence. They are: 'Self-Portrayal' (1996, limited 300 copy vinyl only), 'Left Hand EP' (1997, limited 200 copy EP), 'People Now Human Beings' (1998), 'Star is Just A Sun' (2002) and 'Come Up For Air' (2005).
Migala was a rock-based experimental band formed in Madrid, Spain in the year 1996. The band is known for its complex, varied, and often cathartic musical arrangements, heavily influenced by post-rock, folk, pop and traditional Spanish music. They have released five LP's.
Entertainment for the Braindead is the solo acoustic singer-songwriter instrumental work of Julia Kotowski from Cologne, Germany, now based in Berln. She has a voice and a bunch of little instruments, ranging from guitar and ukulele to paper bins and pepper mills, and currently describes herself as a "one woman lofi orchestra".