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Circus Act

Circus Act were a 3 peice from Southampton who played their own style of rocking melodic hardcore. They were often compared to bands such as Hot Water Music, Fugazi and Braid although they didn't really sound like any of them. They released two CD's on Milliepeed records; "No History, No Consequences" and "This Is Your Destination", and most recently, "Sleepwalking the Tightrope" on Nothing to Prove Records, probably the best record of their career. They split up in 2007 causing universal distress and unhappiness.

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Kickback UK

Kickback UK are 6 of the best people in the entire world, united by a love of playing music that is fast, powerful, melodic, and danceable. The band formed in late 2006 in Ormskirk, UK, though due to members moving away to uni, the band is now based in Manchester, UK. They play fast, loud and melodic punk with some ska thrown in for good measure.

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Palmstruck

Formed in 2003 at Lancaster University, Palmstruck are now based in Manchester. As an ambitious band mixing accessible songs with elements of experimental soundscapes, the result is “pretty much unrelated to anything else going on in Manchester” (Cath Aubergine, manchestermusic.co.uk). Founding members Rigg (vox/guitars/piano), Kip (synths/programming) and Al (drums & percussion) along with Mark (guitars/noise) and Jimi (bass) have sculpted the band’s current, and most impressive, form.

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This Morning Call

This Morning Call – aka Ben Heyworth - is an electronic/pop producer from the UK. Mixing traditional indie balladry with electronic quirks, glitch and ambience, he draws a somber line under the increasingly creative goings on in the electro scene, whilst putting a quiet rocket under the traditional guitar band set-up. Based in South Manchester, Ben’s unashamedly eclectic and often downbeat style borrows from the likes of Keane, The Postal Service, and A-ha. It’s a new direction in a city already blessed with a rich musical inheritance, an independent spirit and an international reputation.

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Fingathing

Fingathing are an instrumental jazz / hip-hop band from Manchester, UK, comprising classically trained Double bass player Sneaky and DJ / turntablist Peter Parker. The duo first performed together as part of the backing band for Rae & Christian before teaming up. Over the course of the years, they have released several full length albums ; 'The Main Event' (2000), 'Superhero Music' (2002) and 'Fingathing and the Big Red Nebula Band' (2004), with a best of compilation following the year after.

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Acidburp

Acidburp: Mike Walters is 28 and comes from Manchester, UK. He has been making Electronic music for about 9 years, and before that he was a drummer in a few bands.
Acidburp makes his music in a Program called FLStudio aka Fruityloops. He takes influences from Artists such as Wisp, Mrs Jynx, Boards of Canada and from Bands like Arab Strap and Mogwai. He has had a few releases on some of FaltyDL’s website and some on Badsekta, but recently had his first EP released on THEM records.

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Crispy Ambulance

Crispy Ambulance were formed in Manchester (UK) in 1978 by Alan Hempsall (vocals), Keith Darbyshire (bass), Gary Madeley (drums) and Robert Davenport (guitar). Following a self-released debut single From the Cradle to the Grave (Aural Assault, 1980) the band joined Factory Records. Singles Not What I Expected (Factory, 1980) and Live on a Hot August Night (Factory Benelux, 1981, produced by Martin Hannett) preceded the album The Plateau Phase (Factory Benelux, 1981), and final single Sexus (also Factory Benelux, 1981).

Read more about Crispy Ambulance on Last.fm.

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