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Defender

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Defender is a House band from France. This is a one-time collaboration between Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, and Savage. They've released only one mini-EP, called Defender, in 2005 on Vulture Music. It also appears to be the most successful Defender on last.fm. 2) Defender is a Chicago based band. The brainchild of childhood friends Jorge Ledezma (guitars, keyboards) and Gabi Meszaros (bass, keyboards) who began making home recordings and sound collages in the early 90's.

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Apricot Rail

One day, after his star sign promised a ‘dynamic’ afternoon, Ambrose Nock (guitar) decided it was the right time to form a band known as Apricot Rail. He was soon joined by Jack Quirk (guitar), Matthew Saville (drums) and Daniel Burt (bass). The premise of the band was simple: music based on unique guitar tunings, the use of natural harmonics, and very open ideas about other instruments, electronica and song structure.

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Chet Faker

Shrouded in secrecy, hidden behind an alias and disguised by a beard, Chet Faker is an artist that enjoys the mystery. Hailing from the tight-knit deep disco scene in Melbourne, Australia and taking elements from an acoustic past, Chet Faker has carved out his own style that fuses personal stories of love and loss with an electronica soul, which reaches far beyond his homeland. Chet quickly came to everyone’s attention when his cover of 'No Diggity' hit number 1 on the worldwide indie music aggregator, Hype Machine.

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Widow

There is more than one band that links to this page: 1. A band from New Bern, North Carolina, USA, which plays a traditional Style of Heavy Metal, with the inclusion of limited elements not indigenous to traditional Heavy Metal. Three members of the band contribute to the vocals, including a female singer. Note that (accurate as of March 6th, 2007) all of the preview tracks on the artist page are for this particular band.

Read more about Widow on Last.fm.

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Casino Royal

Casino Royal was born in Portugal by the hands of the producer Pedro Janela. After some research he discovers the magnificent voice of Marisa Mena and the project became known as Casino Royal. It’s strongly influenced by the "easy- listening” sound, getting inspiration from the Dolce Vita, the glamorous casino's life, where men and women are surrounded by luxury and money and involve themselves in sensual games. Casino Royal appears like the perfect soundtrack to that scenario. Visually the band shows a vintage look, with a colorful, smooth and sensual image.

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Versa

Versa is your new favourite indie/postrock band from the heart of Belgium. They play a very intense live show, often compared to an emotional hurricane. Points of interest:
- Started playing shows in february 08
- Did about 30 shows in the first year
- Released their selftitled Debut-EP in February 09
- Won the prestigious IFS-bandcontest in Leuven in March
- Went on a 4 day european tour with Dancing On Debris (GER) in April Visit them at:
www.facebook.com/versaofficial

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Evian Christ

Evian Christ is a 22 year old UK / producer by the name of Joshua Leary. He started uploading songs to his Youtube account late 2011, which gained the attention of a number of acclaimed blogs. On 1 February 2012, he released the "Kings and Them" mixtape on Tri Angle Records, compiling mastered versions of the tracks he had put on Youtube up until then.

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