Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Post punk band formed by Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave in 1983. Nick's music is mostly dark, introspective material with a magnetic allure, and emotional surrender to venomous black humour engaging a wide range of themes. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds remain one of the most critically acclaimed acts working today and have sold over 5 million albums worldwide. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they are one of the most powerful and exciting live acts in the world.
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With his acoustic sound and timelessly soulful voice, British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka emerged to acclaim in 2011 combining folk, indie rock, and R&B with traditions borrowed from his Ugandan heritage. Drawing favourable comparisons to Curtis Mayfield, Terry Callier, and Van Morrison, Kiwanuka earned a Mercury Prize nomination for his debut album, 2012's Home Again, and won the BBC's Sound of 2012. He further cemented his reputation as a gifted and rootsy performer with his sophomore album, 2016's Love & Hate, which went gold, landing at number one in the UK.
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The Smile is the new group comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner,
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Punk influenced duo from Nottingham, Sleaford Mods "deal in grotty, cheap, abrasive, two-bit punk ferocity" - NME. The duo has been favourably compared to The Streets with the humour and wit of Ian Dury, John Cooper Clarke and Half Man Half Biscuit.
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