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The Hatters

The Hatters, formed in the autumn of '08, are a seminal 3 piece garage punk band from Brighton, UK. They are a band with a sound, politics and a punk ethos that sets them apart from the rest. They’re based in Brighton and have been gigging regularly in the south east of the UK. They have now begun to firmly establish themselves as a raw and energetic live act within the Brighton live music scene. www.myspace.com/thehattersmusic

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The Gaa Gaas

2003 - Present Spawned from a garage punk night called ‘Bomp’ that was held in their home town of St Helier in Jersey Channel Islands. THE GAA GAA’S formed in 2003 fronted by Gavin Tate, singer/guitarist/synths. They started playing a sound that was somewhere between jazz meets punk inflicted blues. 2005 saw them relocate to Brighton/UK with additional members Jamey Exton (bass), Stewart Brown (drums) and a new sound.

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The Avengers

There are three bands and one radio show sharing the name The Avengers: 1) The Avengers were formed in San Francisco, in the first wave of American Punk. Penelope Houston was the lead singer, primary songwriter, and her persona was a large part of the draw for the act. The other band members were James Wilsey (bass), D. Furious (drums), and Greg Ingraham (guitar). Critic Greil Marcus once said The Avengers were, “…San Francisco’s best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world.”

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The Traps

Birmingham based band, The Traps were born on 1st January 2008. The band spent much of the year writing, recording and playing live, gaining fans from their performances and from sending out free mp3s to those who messaged them directly on myspace. The band founded the record label - Speech Fewapy Records to enable the release of their own EPs. 2009 saw the release of three EPs, ‘Luna’, ‘Elk’ and The Honey Drip’. All were released in download only formats and were all made available for free. The three EPs were downloaded a combined total of over 1,500 times.

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King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a psychedelic surf-rock outfit based in Melbourne, Australia. The band is comprised of Stu Mackenzie, Joe Walker, Eric Moore, Ambrose Kenny-Smith, Lucas Skinner, Cook Craig and Michael Cavanagh. With the members originally from across Victoria and New South Wales, the group came together and built a name through the Melbourne pub scene. They launched their first EP 'Willoughby's Beach' in October, 2011.

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The Killjoys

Multiple bands have used this name: 1. The Killjoys - a UK punk band (1977)
2. - The Killjoys - Australian
3. - The Killjoys - Canadian 1. The Killjoys were a British punk band which formed in 1977. The band released only one single, "Johnny Won't Get to Heaven". Their lead singer, Kevin Rowland, later formed Dexys Midnight Runners 2. Formed by Craig Pilkington and Anna Burley as a pop-folk group, from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, received critical acclaim for their 1990 Album Ruby, include receiving an ARIA award for best independent release.

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The Celibate Rifles

The Celibate Rifles are a rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band was formed in 1979 and released their first album Sideroxylon in April 1983 on the Hot Records label. The band has toured both America and Europe extensively, releasing fourteen studio albums.
Members:
Dave Morris
Damien Lovelock
Kent Steedman
Paul Larsen
Jim Leone
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Kent Steedman, Dave Morris, Michael Couvret, Phillip Jacquet and Ian Martin conceived the band in 1979 when they were still in high school. The band's name is believed to be inspired by (being a complete antonym of) the Sex Pistols.

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Heartless Bastards

The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when Guided by Voices and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of The Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. "I would just see those people—my music heroes—hanging out at the bar like everyone else," she remembers. "I could see myself in them. It gave me inspiration to do my own thing."

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