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Colourmusic

http://www.myspace.com/colourmusic Colourmusic began in Stillwater, Oklahoma by composing music based on Sir Isaac Newton's theories of sound and colour. Following the release of their self-recorded/produced debut EP inspired by the colour red, the band began entertaining local audiences with a variety of thematic shows, including a fake graduation, a mock prom, and a wedding. So far, the band has been played on over 160 college radio stations and has been featured on Billy Zero's XM Radio show...

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Pete & the Pirates

Bright, young commanders of a brand of unique Englishness, Pete and The Pirates' blend of smooth edged punk and pop produces music which is sweet, raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and tender. The Pirates' idiosyncratic and endearing songwriting puts them somewhere between the Flying Nun band Tall Dwarfs and the wistful reflection of On The Beach-era Neil Young. Pete and The Pirates is the side-project of frontman Thomas sanders, who is also in Tap Tap.

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Beth Jeans Houghton

In the past year 18 year old Newcastle based singer/songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton has garnered a reputation as an antidote to the current crop of acoustic songstresses. With her alternative blend of experimental folk, Beth has been hailed by the NME as "a Joni Mitchell for the anti-folk generation". With influences ranging from Frank Zappa, Vashti Bunyan, Fourtet and Love, Beth has cultivated a sound that is truly her own.

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The Wave Pictures

London based rock trio, consisting of David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Johnny Helm. The first line-up of the band came together in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, United Kingdom in 1998. They recorded and self-released a string of albums before finally settling in London with the current line-up. After the release of "Sophie" (2006) on Smoking Gun Records, the band signed a two record deal with the London independent label Moshi Moshi records.

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The Alligators

There is more than one artist with the name The Alligators. 1.)The Alligators are a hardcore punk band with members of Insted and Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. They have released two 7" eps which have also been compiled onto a s/t CD. 2.)The Alligator's are an indie/pop band from Provo, Utah. 3.) The Alligators are an ambient/indie band from Bremerton, Washington. They have released one full length album, entitled Piggy & Cups.

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Mountbatten

Anthony Golding and Walter Marsh met playing in a band called We Grow Up. As recording sessions for their third album became mired by day jobs and higher education the pair decided to move on. Recruiting members from fellow Adelaide folk-rock ensemble Cheer Advisory Council and cellist Seb Tonkin they set about re-imagining the songs that had been building up over the year. A selection of these songs comprise their debut EP The Night Is A Dream (February 2011).

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Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amidst a strange amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using whatever musical gadgets they happened upon (mostly harmonium, banjo, glockenspiel, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, waterphone), the five members worked at crafting songs with interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy.

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