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The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.

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The Piranhas

1) The Piranhas were a ska-influenced punk band from Brighton.
Their live act was supposed to be one of the best around and they soon had a large following and were beginning to get some choice gigs out of town. Their songs were laced with a dry, sardonic wit, backed up with some catchy hooklines. They were formed in 1977, and were originally part of the Brighton punk scene. They first came to prominence when DJ John Peel started playing their single "I Don't Want My Body" on his BBC Radio 1 programme...

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The Riots

There are three bands with this name; 1) The Riots are a mod revival band from Perm, Russia. Previously known as The White Trainers Community and Bank Holiday, the band changed its name in 2009 with addition of new bass and keyboard players. Sound changes followed as well, two tone/ska influences are clearly heard in new tracks. Current lineup consists of Sasha Bolotov (vocals, guitar), Alex Shanin (drums), Konstantin Tarasov (bass) and Ilya Chebonenko (keyboards). 2) The Riots was a ska band from Jamaica, and was signed up with the famous Trojan Record Label.

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Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts were often considered one of the best British mod revival groups. The Story of mod revivalists the Purple Hearts begins in 1977 when teenagers Jeff Shadbolt, Simon Stebbing, Bob Manton, and Nicky Lake formed in Romford Essex as The Sockets in 1977 before they even knew how to play their instruments (taking a cue from the then-prevailing DIY aesthetics of the punk rock movement) for the sole purpose of getting a support slot at a Buzzcocks gig at the East London Ploytechic, to debut their tounge-in-cheek Rock Opera 'Reg'.

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Fast Cars

Fast Cars were formed in 1977 by Stuart Murray and his brother Steven at school in Swinton, Manchester. They played Pop-Punk, their original line up was ;Steven Murray vocals (and main songwriter) Hyden Jones on lead, Stuart on Bass and Tony Dyson on drums. After about 6 months Hyden left and Craig Hilton joined them and that is who played on the single "The Kids Just Wanna Dance". They had 2 songs put on "A Manchester Collection" LP Orbit Records.

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Square Wave

There are 2 bands with the name Square wave:
1) Started in 2007 in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, Square Wave is an electronic band consisting of Evan Magoni and Charles Affel. The basis of the project is creating live, improvised music using as much unnecessary equipment as possible. Music at http://myspace.com/sqwave. 2)Square Wave was a / / band from Kristiansand, Norway. They were Halvor Kr

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The Chords

There were two groups called The Chords. 1. The British mod-revival band called The Chords consisted of Chris Pope, Martin Mason, Billy Hassett, and Brett Ascott. The Chords story starts with cousins Billy Hassett and Martin Mason rehearsing Beatles and Who songs, etc, together at school. Via a New Musical Express advert Chris Pope joins in January 1978. They spend the year writing, rehearsing and playing a couple of gigs. They also fail to become the band in Quadrophenia - too loud apparently!.

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Secret Affair

Secret Affair was fronted by Ian Page and was the second best-selling mod revival band in the UK. Their best known hit singles, 'Time for Action' & 'My World' each sold over 200.000 copies in the UK alone. Secret Affair drummer Seb Shelton left the band after the second album to join Dexys Midnight Runners and was replaced by Paul Bultitude who played on their third album. Secret affair released only three albums, Glory Boys, Behind Closed Doors and Business As Usual, with an Anthology released in 2003 on Sanctuary Music.

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