Rogue Wave, The Boxer Rebellion

"Now we're born again," sings Zach Rogue on the closing track of Rogue Wave's fourth studio album, Permalight.

The dreamy acoustic lament lasts just over a minute but in sound and spirit it neatly sums up everything that comes before it. A punchy, deceptively effervescent set of multi-instrumental pop tunes, the Northern California band's latest set represents a giant breakthrough for Rogue and his longtime musical partner, drummer-keyboardist-vocalist Pat Spurgeon.

The Boxer Rebellion

For a decade, alt-rock phenom The Boxer Rebellion have been turning heads globally as a band known and admired for not sticking to the rule book. "This band can alter your life," said the UK's NME Magazine, referring to the incredibly epic and ambitious, yet intimate and melodic nature of the band's musical output. Following a tumultuous time being signed to Universal Records, the band set out on their own following the release of their debut album 'Exits' and made history in 2009, on the release of their sophomore album 'Union' by becoming the first unsigned band to ever break the Billboard Top 100 albums chart on a digital-only release. That same album was crowned iTunes' Alternative Album of the Year, and was followed by a feature film appearance alongside Drew Barrymore, and SNL's Justin Long, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis in the film 'Going the Distance' – widely regarded as the most prominent featured performance of a band in motion picture history. The band finally received their network TV debut courtesy of David Letterman, upon the release of 2011's highly acclaimed 'The Cold Still' produced by award-winning record producer Ethan Johns.

May 2013 sees the release of the band's much-anticipated 4th studio album. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band's previous, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece – a more hi-fi, and soaring work that truly delivers on the band's widescreen, signature sound.

Fossil Collective

Fossil Collective: beautiful melodic music, with rich glorious harmonies and meticulous attention to detail. Layer upon layer of harmony mixed with delicate uplifting sounds may well remind you of other artists, be it Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel or Midlake but this music is no mere imitation. Whilst Fossil Collective's songs tip their cap to these classic musicians, scratch the surface and you discover something more contemporary, yet equally as rewarding.

Fossil Collective, the Yorkshire two-piece have been perfecting their craft and working towards this moment for years. Consisting of multi-instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker, both were local musicians from the Leeds music scene. After a successful album with Leeds band Vib Gyor, the duo decided to strip everything back and start again.

Their debut album 'Tell Where I Lie' will be released in April 2013.

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