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Medulla Nocte

Formed in 1992, a bunch of no hopers from rural England decided on trying to become the most intense band in the country. Forged on a diet of Slayer and the heavier end of the spectrum (bear in mind they were in Guns and Roses era then!) the band went through numerous changes before settling down to Paul on Vocals, Neil on Guitar, Bones on Bass and Jammer on drums. Relentless touring followed, playing every town, usually to nobody.

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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a British singer, and sister of pop singer, Daniel Bedingfield. She also has a younger sister, Nikola Rachelle. Her debut single, "Single", was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words", which charted at #1 in the United Kingdom. She also released "Unwritten" and "I Bruise Easily" from the album, both of which were top 20 hits. Her debut album Unwritten went triple platinum in the UK, and has since found huge success in the USA.

Read more about Natasha Bedingfield on Last.fm.

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Gram

Gram is a name shared by more than one artist: 1) A German Black Metal band. Released "May I Never Hear Your Voices Again" full-length in 2009. 2) A Dutch indieband around Marg van Eenbergen. She also performs with About and was part of Seedling until the split in autumn 2004. The band Gram (an anagram of leadsinger Marg van Eembergen) debuted with the album 'Four-Letter Word' in 2008. 3) A British electronic musician.

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American Music Club

American Music Club (often abbreviated AMC) is a San Francisco-based band led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. They've been recording and playing in SF clubs since the mid 1980's, showing a remarkable longevity for a band that has been far more critically acclaimed than financially successful. Although born in California, frontman Mark Eitzel spent his formative years in Great Britain and Ohio before returning to the Bay Area in 1980.

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Creature With the Atom Brain

Creature with the Atom Brain is a Belgian alternative rock band consisting of Millionaire keyboardist Aldo Struyf (Guitar/Keys/Vocals), Dave Schroyen (Drums), Jan Wygers (Bass) and Michiel Van Cleuvenbergen (Guitar). The band have been said to make "fuzzy stripped-back rock’n'roll noise with a generous helping of weird." The band's name is taken from the Roky Erickson & the Aliens song (which in turn was taken from the 1955 film of the same name), with Struyf citing Erickson's former band the 13th Floor Elevators and the man himself as influencing Creature with the Atom Brain's sound.

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Therapy?

THERAPY? is a rock/metal-band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and drummer Fyfe Ewing. The band initially recorded their first demo with Andy filling in on bass guitar. To complete the line up, the band recruited bassist Michael McKeegan.
With keen pop sensibilities, a skewed sense of humour and a willingness to draw inspiration from diverse sources (notably punk rock), Therapy? came to attention in the early 1990s rise of alternative rock, but have endured for more than a decade since; Critic Johnny Loftus writes...

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The Tubes

There is more than one group called the Tubes. 1) The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes and in some acts they wore leotards with painted on nipples and pubic hair (neither of which points are relevant for evaluating their artistic/musical/political relevance). They made satires of life in the USA; the media, consumerism, and politics. They were often banned in the Midwest USA.

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Thunk

Formed in 2006 with brothers Jonny Brewer and Jai Brewer playing Guitar and Bass respectively, they added Vocalist Ben Draper in 2007 and Drummer Martin Gregg in 2008.
Since completing the line up they have recorded an acoustic ep "Drummer Wanted" and electric ep "Demotologically Tested" (featuring former drummer Joe Sumasar-Rai in 2007). They are currently writing new material and in the studio laying the finishing touches to upcoming 2010 release "Rhymes With..." with 3 tracks available exclusively on last.fm

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thetracks

the tracks formed in Glasgow between the singer / songwriter partnership of Billy Agnew (Lead vocals & rhythm guitar) & Mick McArthur (Lead guitar & vocals) having met at Uni. Armed with their guitars & 3 times daily rations of porridge (had to fund uni somehow) they spent many an evening touring the pubs and clubs of Glasgow with their original mix of uptempo and mellow songs filled with clever & beautiful lyrics and charged emotional vocals.
Websites:http://www.myspace.com/tracksweb
Live acoustic set & a wee interview:http://www.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=96

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Gay Paris

“We're bringing art back to music and rock back to rock n' roll. We're putting the Devil in a sweet red dress and heels made for cloven hooves and makin' God dance with him until they put their differences aside and make sweet, blasphemous love in plain sight. We know what the people need even if they don't want it yet.”
Yep, that's right folks. WH Monks is at it again. When Gay Paris formed a year ago, they were telling anyone in earshot that that they were too sweet for the Devil to lick and too damn hot for God to dance to.

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