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The Arkanes

The Arkanes are a four piece Alternative/Rock band from Skelmersdale. Founded by Lead Vocalist/guitarist Chris Pate they formed in late 2007,with Guitarist Adam Sheeran, Bassist/Vocalist Lee Dummett and were completed by Andy Long on the drums. The band, Who have been described as an 'Untouchable live act', Have enjoyed airplay on such radio stations as XFM and recently reached number one on L.A Radio chart Songvault.

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The Rational Academy

The Rational Academy are a noise/pop band based in Brisbane, Australia active since 2004. After a slew of 7" vinyl EP's and compilation appearances they released their debut album in 2008 to international acclaim. Produced by Lawrence English, "A Heart Against Your Own" married the Academy's pop leanings and guitar heavy approach with avante garde and experimental interests. In 2009 they released their sophomore effort "Swans"...

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The Pale Blue Eyes

The Pale Blue Eyes are an Aylesbury based psychedelic garage rock band. Originally formed by Pete & Thom in the summer of 2007, they played as a 2piece guitar group for a few months. Pete then asked a drummer he new from his old band, Jason to come and provide the back line. After going through 2 basest the band finally found the missing piece in Jimmy. Together they create a hard hitting, mesmerising, psychedelic rock that can pull you in, chew you up and spit you out all in the space of a second.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre was formed in San Francisco in 1990. The band has had over 40 members since then, but its driving force and main songwriter is Anton Newcombe. Prominent ex-members included Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Brian Glaze, and Joel Gion. Their sound is heavily influenced by the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s, but also carries influences from shoegaze, jangle pop, garage rock, and lo-fi sonorities. The band is probably most famous from their mid-90s friendship/rivalry with The Dandy Warhols, and ensuing documentary, DiG!.

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Blackalicious

Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on . The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.

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POOH STICKS

The Pooh Sticks were an indie pop band, from Swansea, Wales recording between 1988 and 1995. They were notable for their jangly melodiousness and lyrics gently mocking the indie scene of the time such as on On Tape, Indie-Pop Ain't Noise Pollution and I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Alan McGee Quite Well. The band changed direction on their 1991 U.S breakthrough The Great White Wonder, eschewing the 'twee' British indie pop sound for a more American-styled Power Pop sound, akin to bands like Jellyfish and Redd Kross.

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The Holloways

The Holloways (formed in 2004) are an indie rock band from London, UK. The band consists of Alfie Jackson and Bryn Fowler. In February 2009 it was announced that Dave Danger and Rob Skipper had departed the band to pursue other directions and projects. Alfie and Bryn are currently looking for new members and hope to release a new album in the summer of 2009. They released Generator and Happiness and Penniless on their own label, Sensible Records, before signing a record deal with TVT.

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Dios

There are at least two bands sharing this name. Hailing from Argentina, Dios was a post-punk trio that grew during the 90's and broke up sometime around the year 2001, after the release of their only, self-titled album, Dios. Think of Swans, Red Krayola and The fall as small children growing up in a land of carnavales, subways, underground bridges that lead to a damp, maybe quiet, maybe violent town.

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