Sydney 4-piece The Model School continue their evolution from masters of
homespun suburban pop to purveyors of widescreen rock n roll with
trademark originality and style. Built around the weather-beaten vocals
It’s been one hell of a ride for Melbourne’s blues-soaked garage rockers, The Fearless Vampire Killers. Forming as a by-product of high school friendships, the band are making a name for themselves with an unhinged live show that draws comparisons to the likes of Dick Dale through to The Libertines.
Canvas Kites were from Sydney, Australia. The group played shows through 2009 all over Australia, and although they didn't release any tracks, were fortunate enough to have some radio play nationally with 'Wayside' and 'Vacation', before Moore & Knight relocated to the UK; forming new band Trials.
Regular John’s debut The Peaceful Atom is a Bomb landed them a triple j feature album, Big Day Out appearances, ARIA nominations and the declaration of Best Rock Act at the 2009 Rolling Stone awards. Oblivious to what that all meant, they disappeared for three years. On a journey, you might say. Strange Flowers is the reason.
The Ghost Hotel began life as a three-piece pop-rock band back in 2005. Formed as a vehicle for the songs of former Team Jedi bassist and guitarist Aaron Gibson, the band brought on a mixture of rough and ready guitar noise, acoustic twang and pop sensibility.
Richard In Your Mind’s catalogue boasts 5 releases through Rice Is Nice, each and everyone cherished and adored. Their latest album Ponderosa is the band’s most melodic, dynamic and fun release yet. Created over the last 2 years the album is a meticulously crafted, joyous, and bizarre collection of songs showcasing a plethora of strengths from this unique band.
Armen Firman are five Melbourne artists, united by their love of original alternative music. The band formed in early 2005; a year that saw their first ever demo played by various radio stations and mothers groups. Since then, they have developed a solid reputation in Melbourne, selling out shows to the disappointment of those queued outside who are left wondering what to do with their lives.
Debut UK release Like A Fox is out now on iTunes. ME are an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia, who have been likened to Queen and Muse for their piano based, theatrical rock songs. They signed to UK based indie label Lizard King Records in late 2010, the label who launched the careers of The Killers and Santigold.
The Verses are a country/folk duo comprised of former Killing Heidi stars Ella Hooper and her brother Jesse. In 2009, the band released their first self-titled EP which peaked at #11 on the ARIA Australian Physical Single Charts. Their debut album, Seasons, released in 2010, reached #13 on the ARIA Australian Album Charts.
April Maze are a soulful trio that bring together guitar, cello, vocal harmonies, charango, lap steel, congas, drums and didge to tell their tales. The diverse sounds of this dynamic 3-piece are hard to place in a box.
Kid Sam are cousins Kishore Ryan and Kieran Ryan (drummer also with Seagull, Otouto, Where Were You at Lunch), who have been playing shows throughout Melbourne since January 2006, and have also toured Australia extensively.