Sounds like: Cool creek water running over your hot and dusty feet crafts an indie folk sound.
Fun fact: Sam is virtually deaf in one ear after a single blade of grass slipped deep into his ear canal and ruptured his eardrum. He is also deathly allergic to bees.
Find them: atherholtmusic.com, soundcloud.com/atherholt, facebook.com/atherholt, Twitter: @atherholt
Sounds like: Keeping grunge rock alive, they're melodic and raw with a hint of The Pixies to create their own blend of alternate rock.
Fun fact: The band has certainly seen their audiences grow since an early gig in Burton-on-Trent where “they played to one man, his dog, and a transvestite,” Katherine said. “I think there were two hookers hanging around, too.”
Find them: bleech.me.uk, http://goo.gl/SPlVyy, http://goo.gl/KTxG65, bleech.bandcamp.com
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like: Drunk punk — it's five guys singing about hating work and loving booze, drenched in anthem sing-along vocals with an indie punk sound.
Fun fact: The band likes to put quarters in the urinals of the bars they play in to see if anyone takes them by the end of the night. It's called “The Piss Quarter Experiment.” “We've got lots of data,” they said.
Find them: pkewx3.com, facebook.com/pkewx3, pkewx3.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/pkewx3, Twitter/Instagram: @pkewx3