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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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Mark Rose

Mark Rose is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL who plays his own blend of pop, rock and r&b. Front man and key songwriter for rock band Spitalfield from 1998-2007, Rose has made a name for himself as a versatile songwriter and performer. “The guys deserve credit for knowing exactly where to go big and when to hold back for maximum effect,” says All Music Guide’s Corey Apar, of Spitalfield’s 2006 effort, Better Than Knowing Where You Are.

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Backbeat

There are at least 3 artists with the name Backbeat: 1) A band put together to record music for the film of the same name (about The Beatles' early days in Hamburg. This band consisted of Dave Pirner (vocals), Greg Dulli (vocals), Thurston Moore (guitar), Don Fleming (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar) and Dave Grohl (drums) 2) A British percussion quartet active since 1995, who have worked with artists such as Sanju Sahai and Shonosuke Okura. They are also a chamber music ensemble-in-residence at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

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Forever Wednesday

Forever Wednesday are renowned for writing some of the biggest and catchiest new sounds, taking you through a happy yet emotional journey which always leaves you wanting more. Their sound can only be described as unique and powerful, while retaining the key ingredients to satisfy everyone's needs. Their self-titled debut EP, produced by Jason Wilcock (Fightstar, Enter Shikari, You Me at 6, Rueben and Ghost of a thousand) is one not to be missed.

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The Posies

The Posies began as a set of informal home recordings by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow and eventually became a full-fledged band. Their mixture of literate, clever, melodic pop with hard-hitting guitars made them critics' darlings and college-radio favorites, although commercial success always eluded them.

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Kirlian Camera

Kirlian Camera was founded by the keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini in Parma, Italy in Spring 1980. The band really was born in 1979, called Suicide Commando, but this name was dropped for the existence of a namesake band. So, when Bergamini started to interest to paranormal phenomena, he knew about a special device invented by Semion Kirlian to take photos of the aura of the human body and from this took the name of the group, suggested by Mauro Montacchini.

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One Little Plane

A twist on the singer-songwriter tradition, One Little Plane is a musical epiphany straight from the unfaltering beat of one little heart -- the captivating Kathryn Bint. You may have first heard the beguiling voice of One Little Plane on the Four Tet remix of 'Melody Day,' the single from Caribou's latest album Andorra (2007). Originally from Chicago, Kathryn relocated to London in 2003, where she began recording in her flat with producer Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) in 2005.

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Pieces of Beth

Where grungy chords meet atmospheric guitar melodies and textures is where you will find Pieces Of Beth a studio project band that has slowly taken shape and is now in full flight. The project originally started life under the name "Project Aura X" which was intended to create Industrial Rock music, however when two friends got back in touch and started writing music together the sound was radically altered, the band became Pieces Of Beth and the current sound was born.

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Subtle

Subtle is a music group consisting of artists, producers, rappers, instrumentalists Adam 'Doseone' Drucker, Jeff 'Jel' Logan, Dax Pierson, Marty Dowers, Jordan Dalrymple and Alexander Kort. Although both Adam and Jeff are founding and continuing members of the Anticon music collective, Subtle is not on the Anticon roster. Subtle started as an Oakland, California based band in 2001. While considered by the artists to be "genreless", Subtle has close ties to the and music scene. Alexander Kort has released CDs on anticon's official web store run by astropitch.

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