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ESTEL

ESTEL formed in 1999 in Dublin city. We are independent. We enjoy doing it ourselves. Many recordings have been released featuring us [ check out http://www.estelrocks.com/releases.html for more precise information.]. Some folks dig us, some folks hate us . We have shared the stage with bands like 90 DAY MEN/ BILGE PUMP/ THE APES/ PARTY OF HELICOPTERS/ FUNERAL DINER/ BLACK EYES/ THE EX/ HOOVER/ CULT OF LUNA/ MIKE WATT AND THE SECONDMEN/ LIGHTNING BOLT/ DJ SCOTCH EGG/ ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE/DAS WANDERLUST/...

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Table Manners

Minimalist post-punk band based in London since early 2009. Their music is described as “spontaneous, lo-fi & experimental”.
The organic instrumentation coupled with edgy lyrics make this band unique & different from anything existing on the current London scene.

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INXS

INXS (pronounced "In Excess") is a rock group formed in Sydney, Australia. The band formed in 1977 under the name The Farris Brothers. Original members included Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (saxophone and guitar). The band changed their name to INXS just prior to the release of their self-titled début album in 1980.

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The Only Ones

The Only Ones are a power pop band which formed in 1976 in London, England. They consist of Peter Perrett (vocals, guitar), John Perry (guitar), Alan Mair (bass) and Mike Kellie (drums). The band is best known for their 1978 single "Another Girl, Another Planet" which was called "arguably the greatest rock single ever recorded" by Allmusic contributor Andy Claps. The band broke up in 1982 and reunited in 2007. They were associated with the punk rock 70's punk scene, yet straddled the musical territory in between punk, power pop and hard rock, with noticeable influences from psychedelia.

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The Creatures

The Creatures were a musical act formed in 1981 as a side-project for Siouxsie and the Banshees members Siouxsie and Budgie. The Times described their music as "adventurous art rock built around Siouxsie's extraordinary voice and drummer Budgie's battery of percussion". Their music has also been praised by their peers: Jeff Buckley covered live one of their songs Killing Time and PJ Harvey selected their album Anima Animus as one of her favorite albums of year 1999. Biography

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Drowners

Hometown: New York. Band lineup: Matt Hitt (vocals, guitar), Jack Ridley (guitar), Erik Snyder (bass), and David Rubin (drums). We can't tell yet if Drowners are a typical New York band or a typical London one. They're said by some to be part of the ongoing Britpop renaissance (Blur and Pulp reforming, new bands like Blackeye forming), but really they have more in common with the early-noughties CBGBs revival.

Read more about Drowners on Last.fm.

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China Crisis

From Wikipedia: China Crisis is a British rock group formed in 1979 in Kirkby on Merseyside, with a core band of vocalist/keyboardist Garry Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of the new romantics, but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary.

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Men at Work

Men at Work were an Australian reggae-influenced rock band which achieved international success in the 1980s. They are the only Australian artists to reach the Number 1 position in album and singles charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom with Business as Usual and "Down Under" respectively. Men At Work are best known for their 1982 hit "Down Under", a joyful, comic song about Australians travelling the world with confidence in the virtues of their country.

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Menswear

Menswe@r were a short-lived Britpop band in the mid 1990s from Camden in London. They signed their record deal after their fifth gig, appearing on the cover of Melody Maker (in an article about Camden club night Blow Up) before they had recorded a note. They were featured in a Select article about the mod revival when the project was still purely in the imaginations of Chris Gentry and Johnny Dean. Their dress sense was Mod (tight fitting suits etc) whilst their music was influenced by both Blur's second album Modern Life Is Rubbish and Elastica.

Read more about Menswear on Last.fm.

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