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The band members included Gary Stringer on vocals, Kenwyn House on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Their second album, Glow, is ranked at number 26 in Kerrang!'s "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list.

Although most members of Reef have West Country connections, it wasn't until the four members met in London that the band was formed.

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Nine Black Alps

Nine Black Alps are a post-grunge/indie rock quartet from Manchester, England, named after a line in a Sylvia Plath poem and fronted by Sam Forrest. From their inception in late 2003, the band's energetic live performances earned them a hardcore fanbase after playing for only a few months on the Manchester music scene. In 2004 the band were signed to Island Records and spent the year touring the UK and recording their first studio album with producer Rob Schnapf in Los Angeles.

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EMPRA is a testament to the rock’n’roll spirit. It’s about how, through a chain of events that included broken hearts, broken bones, friends loved and lost and a ‘musical chairs’ of lineup changes, a passionate white-station-wagon-driving dude named Sanny hooked up with three passionate, white-station-wagon-driving dudes named Matt, Matt and Matt - and how they all came together in their pure love for rock music.

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There are at least two artist with name Makoto: 1. Based in Tokyo, Makoto Shimizu, better known as simply Makoto, is Japan's chief Drum & Bass ambassador. After completing an Acoustic Engineering major at Nippon University, Makoto first signed with LTJ Bukem's legendary Good Looking Records back in 1999.
Since then he has gone from strength to strength, releasing a long string of quality music in the form of singles and EP's, but also on the famous 'Earth' and 'Progression Sessions' compilation albums.

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Ekrano is a Stockholm-based unit comprised of vocalist Alex Fridunger, keyboardist Minna Heimo, bassist Mattias Reinholdsson and drummer Henrik Johansson. Their music is mainly written by Fridunger/Johansson and borders everything from electronica to krautrock. A demo is in the pipeline. Stay tuned!

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Not to be confused with Japanese rock band, The Stars. Stars is a Canadian indie pop band signed to the Arts & Crafts label. Originally formed in Toronto in 1998 by vocalist Torquil Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman, the band relocated to New York City and then subsequently to Montreal. The band also includes singer-guitarist Amy Millan and bassist Evan Cranley. Drummer Pat McGee has toured with the band for years, despite not appearing on their albums until the release of Set Yourself On Fire.

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