The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, created in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, lead guitar) and James Iha (rhythm guitar), the band has included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar), Melissa Auf der Maur (bass guitar), and currently includes Nicole Fiorentino (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jeff Schroeder (rhythm guitar) among its membership.... read more
Rage Against the Machine, also known as RATM, is an American rap metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of rapper/vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk. They draw inspiration from early heavy metal instrumentation, as well as hip hop acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys and Dutch crossover band Urban Dance Squad. Rage Against the Machine is best known for its leftist political views, which are expressed in many of its songs. As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide.... read more
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesisers, sampling). After the release of their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations, keyboardist and percussionist Morgan Nicholls has performed live with the band. Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including space rock, progressive rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, classical music and electronica.... read more
The Kickliner are a Sheffield 4 piece; they recorded a 4 track EP at 2fly Studios in Sheffield with Alan Smyth who has previously worked with artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and 65daysofstatic.
This nifty little four piece EP shows off a sample of their wide-ranging music styles and abilities to create a really worthwhile collection of tracks to enjoy.... read more
Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nine members, formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members currently play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly based around the city of Toronto. The band refuses the label "supergroup", based on size or the ubiquity of their members, claiming that in the indie scene everyone is involved in more than one project.... read more
Brooklyn female musical collective Effi Briest are named after a 19th century German fictional anti-heroine, a victim of circumstance whose spirit nevertheless survives intact.
As one might expect, though joyfully played, there is an undercurrent of melancholy in their music. There have been comparisons to early Siousxie, but its primitive animism is as evocative of late period Slits. Still a comparatively young band they are definitely evolving their own identity.... read more
Frankie Rose is a vocalist, songwriter and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. She was formerly an original member of acclaimed garage rock acts Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls.
Rose released her first single for the song "Thee Only One" on Slumberland Records in 2009 under Frankie Rose and the Outs and followed up in 2010 with a full length album under the same moniker. She is now performing as Frankie Rose. Her second full-length album, Interstellar, was released in February 2012, and earned a "Best New Music" designation from pitchfork.com. In April 2012 Frankie was announced as support for Brooklyn indie rockers Real Estate for their show in London in June 2012.... read more
Kelli Scarr is a singer and songwriter. She sang vocals on Moby's album Wait for Me, as well as collaborating with him on National Public Radio's "Project Song", resulting in the track "Gone to Sleep".
Scarr also toured with Moby for 15 months in 2009 and 2010. More recently, she has released an individual album called Piece. Audio for the album was made available on the NPR website until its release date, 10 August 2010.... read more
Region: Sydney, NSW
Members: Samantha Mcboobs bass, Marcus guitar, Katie Ka-Boom guitar and vox Wayne Simpson Drums
Influences: garbage, the pixies, The Clash... read more