Garmisch has been together for about six years now. They’ve previously released two EPs on the Swedish netlabel “Go, Jukebox!” and have on and off been doing live shows in the Malmö region. They’ve from the start been putting together a mixture of influences and ideas, still trying to find their intended style; without any intentions about ever really getting there.
Under »Freedom & Free Beer« the Musikpiraten e.V. has launched his fourth Free! Music! Contest. Music from around the globe has been selected by a jury. The winning bands come from Argentine, Chile, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary and the U.S.A.
Lowpines are from west London, where songs are written in a clutter of guitars, amps and keyboards, in a dusty studio looking out at the trees. Inspired by Sparklehorse, Bonnie Prince Billy, Smog and Eels, these are songs with a quiet defiance, made in a hidden corner of the city.
Paolo and Claire are Young Romance. They write about love and doubt and dislocation, wrapping up their words in a layer of fuzz and distortion. They are inseparable. They live together, write together, finish each other’s sentences and second-guess what the other’s going to say next.
Andy Doran is Heifervescent and writes words and music, produces arrangements and sound compositions, draws pictures, makes them move and lots of other stuff. Way back in the 1990s when dinosaurs roamed the earth and a bag of chips was less than 30p, he left the graphic design college and instead of going out and buying a black roll neck jumper and applying for jobs in advertising agencies, he went out and bought a second hand jacket from Afflecks Palace and joined an indie guitar band.
The Alternative/Indie band Zeugshmitz from Brunico is making music since the 90’s. From the band’s formation in 1992 on, its members Egon “Niggile” Niederkolfer (bass), Gerd „Stolle“ Stoll (guitar and vocals), Klaus “Knut” Balzarek (guitar and vocals) and Matthias “Matti” Pallua (drums), have been active and valuable members of the South Tyrolean music scene.
The Candy Strypers is Paul Hughes, and this is his own presentation of himself and his music. “I’m 30, from Manchester, UK. I’ve been in love with melodic guitar pop forever, but it took me till my early twenties to pick up a guitar. I played drums in a band when I was at school, so I bought a drumkit as well, then some recording software and started writing songs. This is my first official release – I hope you enjoy it!”
Starlight Girls. Buzz go these busy bees of Brooklyn as they collect the pollen of sights and sounds to make acid-laced honey for the slutty children of corporate America. Spread it on your toast and put it in your tea. Starlight Girls borrow their retro chic from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. One guy says it sounds like “Rainbow Brite ate acid on Halloween”. Some girl thinks “it sounds like lesbian gypsy music”. They would like to come on a European tour. Any bookers around here?