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Klinik

[1] Belgian pioneers of and -. Also known as The Klinik. See also Dive, Sonar, Monolith. In 1985, Verhaeghen joined forces with two other bands, Absolute Body Control (with Dirk Ivens and Eric van Wonterghem), and "The Maniacs" (Sandy Nys) to form one "super group" Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs. This rather unwieldy name was soon dropped in favour of the shorter name "The Klinik". Nys soon left the band to form Hybryds, followed in 1987 by van Wonterghem, leaving The Klinik as the "classic" duo of Dirk Ivens and Marc Verhaeghen.

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The Shondes

The Shondes (from the Yiddish for "shame", "monster" or "disgrace",) are a -influenced quartet based in Brooklyn, New York. Their songs combine with and traditional music, with emotionally intense lyrics that speak to the band's politics. Their debut LP (produced by ,) was released on January 8, 2008. The band's original lineup was Louisa Rachel Solomon on bass and lead vocals, Elijah Oberman on violin and vocals, Temim Fruchter on drums and vocals , and Ian Brannigan on guitar.

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Voo

Three bands under the same name: Voo (Band) are John Wallace, Graham Jones and Paul Jones playing songs as nice as they can (mainly on guitar + voice + bass + drums); voo have just released their debut album 'Dates, Facts and Figures' on Spank Records; before this they released a 7" called 'On the Return' also with Spank Records; before that they released a 7" single called 'Tree Filled Roads' with the Margarine Foundation; before that they always wanted to do that type of thing. Subsequently, two other artists have recorded under the name 'Voo':

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Distorted Pictures

The project formed by Natasha Donald (Guitars) and Rob Walker (Guitars / Bass) to further explore the more melodic nature of their combined playing styles. Now joined by Pete James (Vocals), Mat Thorpe (Bass / Guitars) and Steve Drawbridge (Drums) the band is working hard on tracks for their forthcoming debut EP. Our style has been described as '...jangly swirling guitars driven on by powerful drums and pounding bass...'

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Modern Romance

Modern Romance first hit the UK charts in 1981. They came into being after The Buzzards (formerly punk band The Leyton Buzzards) split in 1980. Long time friends Geoffrey Deane and David Jaymes, who had formed The Leyton Buzzards in 1976, joined forces with John Du Prez, Robbie Jaymes, Paul Gendler and Andy Kyriacou to create an irresistible blend of funk and salsa. Deane left in 1982 to chase a solo career. He ended up as a writer and was the screenwriter for the hit film Kinky Boots.

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The Silencers

There are three recorded bands with this name. 1. The Silencers from Scotland have existed since the late 1980s. They were formed from the ashes of the 1980s band Fingerprintz. The Silencers began their career with the 1987 album A Letter from St Paul. Although they had a couple of hits in their early career, the band were not rewarded with commercial success until the Scottish Tourist Board featured their version of the traditional "Wild Mountain Thyme", a hit which surprised everyone concerned.

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