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Camera

Quite rightly regarded as one of the finest Welsh bands to emerge in recent years, Camera, from Wrexham, North Wales have built a reputation as creators of a very particular brand of unforgettable music. Building on a base of finely-tuned yet understated musicianship, Camera's music overflows with haunting, over-lapping melodies, creating their highly individual sound. Their debut album 'Ashes & Dim Light' was released on the My Kung Fu label to critical acclaim and their latest EP 'The Fireflies EP' is available for download now.

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Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield (a radiologist) and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band X, which proved a life-changing experience.

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Alfie

Alfie were a Manchester based indie-folk band. They were originally signed to Twisted Nerve records, but moved to Regal/Parlophone Records. On October 26 2005, they announced they were breaking up: http://www.nme.com/news/alfie/21358 Band members * Lee Gorton (vocals)
* Ian Smith (guitar)
* Matt McGeever (guitar, cello)
* Sam Morris (bass, keyboards, french horn)
* Sean Kelly (drums) a much loved but now sorely missed, one off, northwest/midlands hybrid of instinctive salfordian folkies and classicaly trained, satirical, psychedelic enthusiasts.

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Whipping Boy

There are two bands to have used this name: 1) Irish alternative rock band (1991-98 + 2005-present) 2) Californian hardcore punk band (1982-86) - - - - - - - -
1) Whipping Boy were an influential Irish rock music band who were active in the 1990s.They came to public attention with the critically acclaimed Heartworm album. They had been together a number of years at this stage, and had already released a low-key debut, Submarine.

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Automatic

Not to be confused with the Welsh indie-scene hit The Automatic. Automatic are also a melodic hardcore band from Louisville Kentucky. They played their last show in 2000, two years before the existance of The Automatic. There is, or at least there was, also a Swedish synthpop band called Automatic. Automatic were also a band from Melbourne, Australia. Their album releases included Transmitter (1996) and Get Together (1999).

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The Temper Trap

One night in a bar in Melbourne I found Dougy, born of Indonesian decent and bearing the trans-atlantic accent of a kid who grew up all over the world, but this isnt some fairytale connection story. He was looking to start a band and thought I looked like a muso. But I wasnt interested in joining another band, so I palmed him off to a friend and thought I was done with it. But you cant fight fate, and I kept running into Dougy around the city, he continued to ask me "Hey, do you want to start a band?".

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Lights And Sounds

Lights And Sounds began with Maxwell Britton recording a million lights for fun in 2006 with the help of future band members Jack Merriman (drums) and Alex (keys). When a million lights became popular he recorded another track called Look What You've Become. This being even more popular than the first track, Max decided to make a go of turning this project into a band. Jack and Alex became permanent members and James Hatcher (guitar) and George Sparks (bass) joined the line-up.

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The Ropes

The Ropes are a duo based out of New York City. The band has received praise from NME and CMJ for their lyric driven new wave / indie rock style. The group consists of vocalist/bassist Sharon Shy and multi-instrumentalist Toppy (who is known for playing the drums with the guitar hanging around his neck). They have toured extensively throughout the US, opening for acts such as The Bravery, Innerpartysystem, The Used, Spoon, and others and have also played several UK dates. Music critic Allan Raible chose their album “What They Do For Fun” as #15 on the ABC News 50 Best Albums of 2008.

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