From London and Athens with different cultural backgrounds, BlackDogHat ~ John Sage, Matt Gkikas and Ian Nicholson ~ have common ground, that of story telling through words, sounds and images. The music paints a picture from soft melodies to rocky ballads. The songs are edgy, haunting, melodic and dark.
Clara Barker, a singer/songwriter from the Isle of Man, has been writing songs since 1999 and while debilitating stage fright halted her entrance onto the live music scene until almost 8 years after the first song was written, she has been making up for lost time ever since. Armed with a steadily increasing family of songs, a mercifully decreasing feeling of impending doom and Jake, her trusty Crafter guitar - Clara has played in venues all over the Isle of Man and the UK.
Heifervescent is essentially the solo project of Andy Doran, writing, performing and producing each track. The music has often been classed as beautiful yet sullen soundscapes, laying strong simple melodies and chiming guitars onto a bed of ambient string and hypnotic electronic arrangements. This new album is the follow-up to Andy's highly successful "Pondlife Fiasco" and more recent "Little Egg" and will be available in major digital download stores from the 1st May 2013.
Having split up from his original band the Mojo Pins in order to study medicine at Birmingham University, singer/songwriter Will Lawson has started writing new material to perfom as a solo acoustic artist in what is left of his free time. Recent summer holidays have proved to be vital for the recording, mixing and mastering of the first four of these songs and IndieGuild is excited to have the honour of presenting them here.