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The Loft

There are at least 3 bands on last.fm named The Loft: 1) The Loft is an English guitar pop band from the 80s. They released eps & a lp on Creation Records. They broke up and frontman Peter Astor created The Weather Prophets with the drummer then went solo. They came back in 2006. Most of The Loft songs on last.fm are by them. 2) The Loft is a Danish pop duo consisting of sampling artists Jakob Weise Hellum and Martin Bøge Pedersen.

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The Dream Syndicate

There are two groups known as The Dream Syndicate: 1. The Dream Syndicate was a guitar-driven band from L.A. from 1981 to 1989, originally associated with the music movement. While attending the University of California, Davis, Wynn and Smith played together (with future True West members Russ Tolman and Gavin Blair) in The Suspects. Moving back home to Los Angeles, Wynn recorded a single under the name 15 Minutes (as in “of fame”) as his intended farewell to music. He did not follow that course.

Read more about The Dream Syndicate on Last.fm.

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Jinja Safari

Jinja Safari are an Australian indie act, formed in 2010 from a collaboration between Australian musicians Marcus Azon and Cameron 'Pepa' Knight, and eventually joined by Alister 'Nugget' Roach, Joe Citizen and Jacob Borg. Their first national exposure in Australia came from winning Australian Radio Station Triple J's 'Unearthed' competition in 2010. Their sound is comparable to Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Ros.

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The Caretaker Race

The Caretaker Race were an indie pop band formed in East London in 1986 when singer/guitarist Andy Strickland (also a part-time music journalist) left The Loft. Strickland recruited Dave Mews (drums), Henry Hersom (bass guitar|bass), and Sally Ward (keyboards). The band's name came from a Star Trek paperback adventure. Gaining comparisons with The Go-Betweens, they initially released a brace of singles on their own Roustabout Records label before signing to the Foundation label in 1989. Hersom left to join Bob, his replacement being ex-Flatmates bassist Jackie Carrera.

Read more about The Caretaker Race on Last.fm.

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Steve Kilbey

Self-described genius and musical megalomaniac, committed blogger at The Time Being and compulsive music-maker. Multi-instrumental arch wit and vegan. His band the Church have survived for almost 30 years (since 1980) in spite of/because of him. A joker, a toker, a midnight sleeper with five incredible daughters in two hemispheres. Handle with extreme caution.

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The June Brides

The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and -era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...

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The Brilliant Corners

At long last a band is being recognised for the influence it has had without the commercial acclaim that some of their songs deserved.
This seminal Bristol band consisted of a nucleus of Chris Galvin (bass) and David Woodward (vocals and guitars) with Bob Morris (drums) plus various others during their ten years of existence.
Through various styles they created a unique Bristol slant on the 80's which was never deemed glamorous by the press or music gliterrati in general. Some may say that the Bristol scene was insular but it was really about being yourself and getting on with things.

Read more about The Brilliant Corners on Last.fm.

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Childhood

( there are two bands that are called Childhood) 1) Story: Childhood was a nu metal band from Hungary, which was active between 2001-2003. In such a short period of time they recorded one demo record, played at all clubs in Budapest (capital of Hungary), achieved two headliner spots on a stage at Sziget Festival, one of the greatest European summer music festivals. In 2003, after the second Sziget appearance and right before a tour with some of the best nu metal acts of the time in Hungary the band split up because of personal issues.

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