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.
Aberdeen were an American rock band. Their musical style is similar to twee pop. The band formed in 1993 and by 1994 was signed to the seminal British label Sarah Records; they were one of only three American bands signed to Sarah (the other two being East River Pipe and The Springfields).
Minimalist singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson began performing as Rivulets in 1999 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. In 2002, Rivulets' self-titled debut was issued by Chair Kickers' Union, the label run by veteran slowcore outfit Low. Rivulets' second album Debridement was released on Chairkickers in 2003.
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.
'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).
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.
Boduf Songs is Mat Sweet from Southampton (UK). Having previously worked on home recording projects with friends (including Pistols At Dawn With Afterglow, Randolph Carter, Four Man Ghost and Heavy Manufacturing Concern), Boduf Songs saw him going solo, with vocals and acoustic guitar at the forefront of the songwriting.
Spokane originates from Richmond, Virginia. Its principal vocalist and songwriter Rick Alverson founded the band in 1999, after the dissolution of his previous 10-member project Drunk, with the intention of exploring that small, quiet, sometimes disturbing (and most often ignored) space in life between events and behind the glare of the overtly mentionable
Flowers From The Man Who Shot Your Cousin is essentially Morgan Caris. For a good many years now he has been writing and recording songs, some of which have been released on LPs and compilations mostly in Spain and Japan, but Hapless is the first solo album of his to see the light of dusk.
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.