Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, he has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more.
Rats On Rafts are a young band from Rotterdam and their style has been compared to a mix of Post Punk and New Wave with elements of C86 by an excitable press. Comparisons to The Fire Engines, The Chameleons and The Specials have also been banded about. The band swear spiritual allegiance to the Rotterdam's New Wave, Pop and Punk scenes with one proviso, the weirder the better. "If only John Peel was still alive today they would be doing a session for him next week." - John Robb -Louder Than War