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Toploader

Toploader were an indie band from Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom, formed in 1997. They are best known for their cover of King Harvest's Dancing in the Moonlight, a remix of which reached the Top Ten in the British singles chart. In 2000 Toploader were one of the most popular acts in British alternative music, but their popularity declined swiftly as bands such as Coldplay and Muse began to lead the changing twenty-first century music scene. They split up in 2003, by which time they were very much out of the public eye.

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Martin Grech

Martin Grech (pronounced ‘Greck’) is a Maltese-English singer, songwriter and musician from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, born in 1983. He is known for his dark and powerful music, remarkable voice, and frequent subversion of style and genre. He first achieved serious critical acclaim after his haunting falsetto track Open Heart Zoo (written when he was 19 years old) was featured on a Lexus car advert on UK television in 2002.

Read more about Martin Grech on Last.fm.

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Fields

There are at least 5 bands named Fields: 1) Fields were an Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band formed in London comprising Nick Peill (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards), Þórunn Antonía (Vocals/Keyboards/Synths), Henry Spenner (Vocals/Drums), Matty Derham (Bass Guitar) and Jamie Putnam (Electric Guitar). In early 2006 the band played their first live shows. This sparked a furious bidding war amongst UK record companies. They eventually signed a unique deal with Atlantic Records which allows them to keep releasing records through their own Black Lab Records set-up as well as Atlantic.

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The Charlatans

There are two bands with the name The Charlatans.
1960s: A US psychedelic rock band from San Francisco.
1990s-present: A UK indie rock band from Manchester. - - - - - The Charlatans (known as Charlatans UK in the USA to avoid confusion with the 1960's group of the same name) were originally formed in Birmingham, England by bassist Martin Blunt, who recruited fellow West Midlanders; Rob Collins (keyboards), Jon Brookes (drums), John Baker (also known as Day) (guitar) plus vocalist Baz Ketley.

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Soundays

It all started when four friends got together and formed a band to escape the boring stereotypes of the local music scene. The clear, sunny Californian seacoast 60’s garage rock influence, mixed up with a fresh English pop flavour makes Soundays a music revelation - and one of the most exciting new bands in Latin America. In 2008 Soundays entered the studio to record the songs for their first demo "Riot", produced by Emilio Acosta. In April that year, the first single “Gipsy Love” came out and later that October, the band released the full 5-song demo.

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Coockoo

Coockoo is a young and eccentric, alternative rock band, based in Moscow. Internet success in January 2009 with their provocative single; Groupies’ Anthem (F.U.C.K) brought instant popularity within the Russian underground music scene. During the proceeding year they have built on this success playing regularly at some of the finest music venues in Moscow. The year has continued positively with rotations on national radio and performances being screened on Russian Music TV channels.

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