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Reef

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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American Head Charge

American Head Charge, the Minneapolis-based band, which had its genesis when Cameron Heacock and Chad Hanks crossed paths in a Minnesota rehab facility in 1997, has up to now been known primarily for the radically dysfunctional behavior of the band members. "We were definitely out of control on our first tour, Ozzfest 2001," Mr. Banks admits. "It wasn't enough to just play our music; we also had to fire shotguns on stage and throw pigheads at the crowd.

Read more about American Head Charge on Last.fm.

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Wonkavision

Wonkavision is an indie rock band with loads of moogs, power guitars and vocal harmonies a la 60s. Firstly inspired by the north-american band The Rentals, Wonkavision is mostly characterised by the contrast between the sweetness of their melodies and the sarcasm of their lyrics.
Their debut album Wonkainvasion was released in 2004 in Brazil, and won a national award for the best indie rock album that year. In 2007, Wonkavision signed with the Tokyo based label PowerPop Academy and released an English version of the same album in Japan.

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Loomer

There are at least 4 bands known as Loomer: 1.A shoegaze outfit from Brazil that was formed in august 2008 (http://www.myspace.com/loomerband)
2. The Toronto, Canada alt/country band formed in 1999
3. The Brisbane, Australia indie/shoegaze band that was formed in 2008.
4. US, San Francisco shoegaze band Loomer (http://www.myspace.com/loomersf) with album World Tipped Blue 1998 (Evil Eye Records) Current Members: Lynda Mandolyn, Hugh Caley, Serge Vladimiroff
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The band are Stefano Fell (guitar, vocal), Liege Milk (bass, vocal), Richard La Rosa (guitar) and Guilherme F. (drums).

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Moose

There are two different bands listed here called Moose: 1) Moose, a British group formed in 1990, released several gauzy records through the decade. While often tagged as a shoegazer band, and certainly their earliest singles were, they evolved into something distinctly their own- a woozy, lush and orchestral brand of pop. They started with three eps on Hut Records, later released together as Sonny and Sam (the shoegaziest of their records, if you will). After a shakeup in the lineup, Moose found the making of what would ultimately be their sound with the release of .

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The Rabies

Be afraid of The Rabies, be very afraid... The sweet and syrupy powerful vocals of Lexi Lawsuit (often compared to Siouxsie Sioux), combined with catchy yet haunting guitar melodies, spooky keyboards, and the steady throbbing rhythmic percussion...it's horror pop cabaret that packs a punch. Hailing from the underbelly of Buffalo NY, The Rabies emerged in 2003 and acquired a faithful following, all claiming to have been "infected" by the new buzz. With their concoction of punk, new wave, goth, and in-you-face rock-n-roll, The Rabies aren't here for a campfire sing along.

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Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke van Giersbergen (born March 8, 1973) was the singer in the Dutch band The Gathering from 1995 to 2007 when she announced her departure, summer 2007. She has since formed Agua de Annique with whom she released new songs in the fall of 2007. She has also worked with Devin Townsend Project, Danny Cavanagh from Anathema, Lawn, The Farmer Boys , Ayreon, Napalm Death, Globus, Moonspell, Giant Squid and she has also done a live guest performance for Within Temptation.

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Anberlin

Anberlin was formed in 2002 in Orlando, FL, USA. Their debut album, Blueprints For The Black Market, was quite successful. Spurred on by popular singles Readyfuels and Change the World, it sold over 60,000 copies and raised Anberlin's profile. They released their sophomore album, Never Take Friendship Personal, in February 2005. The album was praised by critics, garnering favourable reviews and winning the band new fans.

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Mind Control

Multiple artists use the name Mind Control. 1.) Mind Control are a hardcore/punk group from Manitoba, Canada. http://www.myspace.com/mindcontrolperiod 2.) "To control mind, body and soul through music" is what DJ/producers Peter Bailey & Richie Santana set out to do every time they perform, whether it's solo, or together as seamlessly as if they were one. Named after their peak-hour Stereo Productions smash of the same name, the duo's Mind Control residency started in late 2006 at world-famous nightclub Pacha New York.

Read more about Mind Control on Last.fm.

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