CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE
THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME
CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE is the musical solo project of musician Owen Ashworth from California, combining electronic beats, cheap keyboards and slow, frank lyrics.
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"Supplementing the dry wit which has made him a cult figure with strings, flutes, pedal steel and guest female vocalists, Ashworth somehow manages not to throw the baby of emotional economy out with the bathwater of musical minimalism, and Etiquette abounds with one-liners so dourly hilarious even Bill 'Smog' Callahan might be proud of them" - 4* - Mojo review of Etiquette (2006)
MUNCH MUNCH are from Bristol and play squawky Casio DIY pop.
"It is deliriously bonkers, all clatter and clang and smash and grab and wow; it may well itch and irritate the senses at first, but given the attention such creativity desrves 'Wedding' ultimately reveals itself as one of the best singles of the year from a domestic act" - 9/10 Single of the Week - DrownedinSound review of 'Wedding' (2007)
THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME was first seen in these parts back in November during Swn Fest with perfect 60's pop and harmonies all looped in together nicely.
MICHAEL KNIGHT brings lush pop from Dublin along the lines of Jens Lekman / 60's / Rufus Wainwright.
"Why Michael Knight aren't already huge is both baggling and beguiling; but there lies a persisting talent for songwriting within; sooner or later these songs will be discovered and consequently as eulogised as that hairy buffoon and his silly talking car are. I May we well say it in advance then; I told you so" - SOUNDSXP
"the most perfect summer indie-pop album in ten years" - Penny Black Music