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Retrograde

Over the last six years Vancouver’s retrograde has released three discs, toured the country over a dozen times supporting some of the nation’s biggest acts, and is now in the midst of an overdue break from the Canadian countryside. With plans to record in early 2007, the band is currently honing new songs and a new sound. retrograde’s sophomore album “This Frequency We Share” was released in Canada through MapleNationWide/Universal on September 13, 2005 and was released throughout Europe on Sweden’s Atenzia Records on October 24, 2005.

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Timshel

Timshel formed in the summer of 2003 in Gosport before moving to Southampton, this four-piece rock band writes its own material and over the years has developed its own unique sound, style and fan base.
The band consists of James Carey (vocals/acoustic guitar), Jami Wilson (guitar), Paul Carter (bass guitar) and Rob Litten (drums/percussion). It was Jami and Paul that first formed the band with James and Rob joining at a later date.

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No Hope Astronaut

Conceived in London at the dawn of 2005, NO HOPE ASTRONAUT have continued to stare down the countless ‘The’ bands of this world to produce music and performances worthy of the applause and accolades they have received to date. In June 2008 No Hope Astronaut were UK Finalists of the Emergenza Worldwide Battle of the Bands held at the University of London Union (ULU). NHA wowed the crowds along the way and finished 2nd place overall, also picking up the competition’s best bassist award. This performance cemented their place amongst the top unsigned bands in the UK today.

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Cog

There are at least three bands that are named Cog. One from Australia, one from the Philippines, and one from Croatia. 1)
Cog was a rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Cog consisted of members Flynn Gower (lead guitar, lead vocals), Lucius Borich (drums, samples, backing vocals) and Luke Gower (bass guitar and backing vocals), who had been a band since 1998. Flynn Gower and Lucius Borich (the son of renowned Australian blues guitarist Kevin Borich) were friends at their Bondi high school in the 1980s.

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Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield (a radiologist) and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band X, which proved a life-changing experience.

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Cato Street Conspiracy

Most bands cannot claim to have begun the road to rock 'n' roll notoriety in the famous halls of Oxford University, nor could they point to an attempted government coup as the inspiration for their moniker, but then Cato Street Conspiracy are not most bands. The band pride themselves on providing intelligent lyricism to underpin their high octane, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll. The subject matter of the band's work varies from ensuing environmental disaster (2030) and street violence (Danger!)...

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Jump: Press A

Jump: Press A are an Edinburgh based indie/pop/rock band who have been compared to the likes of Garbage, Muse and Placebo. Their songs are multi-layered mini-epics with dark lyrics that strike hard against a background of quirky riffs and pop driven melodies. It leaves a strawberry aftertaste. The band formed in much the same way as most bands - around a table at an open mic night. Impressed with each others' alcohol fueled musical efforts, they decided that, perhaps, together they could be more than a few drunks with instruments and a mild obsession with vocal harmony.

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Cue To Eclipse

Cue To Eclipse are a Progressive Post-Hardcore type band from the South of England. Bournemouth may not be known for it’s thriving music scene, but here is a band to prove that misconception wrong, having already been compared to the greats such as Deftones, Isis & Thrice! All about the songs & the intense live show, Cue To Eclipse put everything of themselves into the music & are about to make their presence known!

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