Amiel Daemion, better known as just Amiel, was born in New York but grew up in Australia, where her family moved when she was just 2. Her music career shot to fame in 1999 when she teamed up with producer Josh G. Abrahams for the song “Addicted to Bass”, a top twenty hit in Australia and around Europe. This led to Daemion releasing studio albums such as Audio Out in 2003 and These Ties in 2005. The song “Be Your Girl” was released in 2006 an EP of remixed songs from her second album.
Róisín Murphy (her first name is pronounced ro-sheen) is an Irish electronica singer, songwriter, and producer, known to many as one half of dance duo Moloko. Three years after releasing her solo debut Ruby Blue to mixed reviews, Murphy finally has some new material out!
Her sophomore album, Overpowered, recently hit the stores and it is a clear return to a more electro-oriented sound for the former dancefloor queen. This is good news for Moloko fans who will no doubt welcome the change…
Check Róisín’s page on MySpace for more info and buy her music on
Peter Bjorn and John (unofficially abbreviated as PB&J) are a Swedish indie rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the band’s members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Björn Yttling (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) and John Eriksson (drums, percussion and vocals).
They are best known for the 2006 single “Young Folks” (video above), which featured Victoria Bergsman, formerly of The Concretes, and was a top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart.
Now playing nonstop on my mp3 player is the insane song “Hummer”. It’s pulsating, it’s full of energy and it gives you a real kick. Foals are Yannis Philippakis (vocals and guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Edwin Congreave (keyboards) and Walter Gervers (bass). Based in Oxford, they are part of the new UK electroclash scene and their first LP, Antidotes (Transgressive Records, 2008), as well as their live gigs have been making the headlines of many music publications. Find their music on MySpace and see them live around the UK in October and around Europe in November.
“they take Franz Ferdinand’s ‘music to make girls dance’ credo to the max, using guitars, drums, voice, bass and keyboards to make a sort of manic, organic, polyrhythmic electronica” (The Guardian)
Visit the band on MySpace to get more info and buy their music on