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Belle & Sebastian
Glasgow indie darlings Belle and Sebastian’s star has steadily risen from humble yet precocious beginnings. Their cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ was devised as a school project in 1996, but it was follow up ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ that brought them to mainstream attention with their heartfelt and quirky lyrics appealing to lonely teenagers and music completists alike. Belle and Sebastian are an exciting and accomplished live act, and with a huge back catalogue of songs including hits ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ and ‘I’m A Cuckoo’ that sit comfortably next to obscure b-sides and special releases.
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4AD signing Indians is the musical alter ego of Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul. His atmospheric take on indie-rock will please fans of likeminded avant-pop purveyors Flaming Lips and Radio Dept.
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Even though he was born in the early eighties, angelic Jens has already become a bright-eyed pop sensation in his native Sweden. With a cute line in suburban pop, echoing the sounds of the Carpenters, Rufus Wainwright, The Smiths and Belle & Sebastian, he is surely destined for stardom.
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A former Cambridge Footlighter, Mark Watson first made an impact on the comedy circuit in 2002 when he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition and was a runner-up in So You Think You're Funny? He has become known for his Edinburgh shows (2005's 50 Years Before Death And The Awful Prospect Of Enternity was nominated for the Perrier) and his gruelling shows that last more than 24 hours. Perrier's successor, the if.comeddies, awarded the panel award for best capturing the spirit of the fringe, in 2007. Watson won the Chortle award winner for innovation in 2005, when he was also nominated for best breakthrough act, and was nominated for best compere in 2007. He is also a novelist, with his debut Bullet Points, published in 2003; has written for TV and in 2007 landed his first radio series, Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better.
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Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011 WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award) WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998 Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010 As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more. 'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny) 'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory' (The Times) 'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage) 'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List) 'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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A 4-piece centred around the unique talents of Oly Ralfe and Andrew Mitchell.
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