Villagers are an Irish band composed of Conor O’Brien, Tommy McLaughlin, James Byrne, Danny Snow and Cormac Curran.
The band, a solo vehicle for O’Brien (The Immediate), specializes in atmospheric, indie folk/chamber pop that balances the youthful exuberance of contemporaries Jens Lekman, Eugene McGuinness and Johnny Flynn with the classic rock and pop of artists like Paul Simon and Robert Wyatt.
The Soul Serene is taken from the forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, out on April 13.
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Lord Huron is an American indie folk band based in Los Angeles.
In the spring of 2010 band founder Ben Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP.
Schneider formed Lord Huron as a solo project, recording his first few EPs entirely on his own and steadily adding members to help play in live shows, most of whom he had known since childhood.
The World Ender is taken from the forthcoming album Strange Trails.
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Timberwolf is the modern folk project and stage name for Chris Panousakis, a blues/rock inspired 22 year-old singer/songwriter from Adelaide.
Putting his physiotherapy career on the backburner, Chris has taken a new direction to focus on his music. With strong roots in 60s/70s blues and rock, his take on modern folk music emulates soulful but cryptic songwriting, complemented by a melodic blend of guitars and vocals.
Fallen Sun is the second single from his forthcoming EP Flux.
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Cry Monster Cry are Irish brothers Richie and Jamie Martin who always had an interest in music. They attribute this to early exposure to the eclectic tastes of their parents. Summer holidays and long car journeys through the Irish wilds of their Mother’s home in Donegal were always accompanied by mixed tapes.
It wasn’t long before the brothers were each playing instruments themselves. Richie began with the violin before progressing to the guitar in his teenage years. His interest led him to study music in college where he experimented with different sounds. Jamie began with the piano before becoming obsessed with trying out almost any instrument that he could get his hands on. His love for the written word led him to study English in college.
A deep interest in the story telling traditions of Ireland is clearly present in their songs. They use mythology and fables in some songs as they write about love, life, death, dreams, hopes and fears.
Postcards is the first single taken from their debut album.
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Singer/songwriter Laura Marling began playing the guitar at the age of five, first being taught the blues by her father in front of the family fire, and has been enthralled by the songs and lyrics of the likes of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and John Mayall ever since.
Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile.
Endowed with a husky voice, an acoustic guitar, and a gift for building quirky, hooky folk songs, she quickly made a name for herself throughout England thanks to a heavy touring schedule and a few high-profile gigs.
I Feel Your Love is the third single off her new album Short Movies.
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