Telemonster has been around since 2010, created by cousins Ben VanderHart, on guitar and vocals, and Josh Barrett, on drums. They were then joined by bassist John-Michael Forman and pianist Dave Hess. The Chattanooga band released their album, ‘Introspecter, Pt. 1’, in January, and the latest single from the band, ‘For Someone Not So Old’, is out now.
Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.
Percolator, based in Dublin, Ireland, are a three piece group formed in 2009. With influences drawn from such diverse sounds as Krautrock, shoegaze, avant garde, experimental and prog rock, Percolator released their debut album, ‘Sestra’, in April this year. It’s out through Penske-Recordings, a Cork-based independent label which has also released albums from the likes of up and coming Irish bands including The Altered Hours and Magic Pockets.
Singer-songwriter Pat Scarlett has been compared by AudioFuzz to “a male Hope Sandoval” with his soft and subtle retro sound, which is very reminiscent of the synth sound of the 70s and 80s. His track, ‘You Make It Alright’ is laid back and downbeat, and is nearly impossible to pin to any particular decade in the last 40 years.