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Evolver

Several artists have used the name "Evolver", mainly: 1. A swedish indie electronic pop group formed by Giovanni Bucchieri, Alex Maksic and Hugo Therkelson in Stockholm with influences ranging from Depeche Mode to Dr. Dre, David Bowie, Jaheim and Massive Attack.
Signed to Bolero Records, they officially disbanded in 2007 to focus on their former careers, despite having enjoyed international airplay and good reviews with "Sparkling City Sounds". It was their only album (2004), and it's filled with their special blend of pop and dance.

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Watershed

Watershed (US) is an alternative rock band based in Columbus, OH. The band's sound is heavily influenced by early classic rock, especially The Kinks, whom the band regularly covers during live performances. Watershed consists of Colin Gawel (guitar, vocals), Joe Oestreich (bass, vocals), Dave Masica (Drums), and Mark "Poochie" Borror (guitar). The band's two most recent albums, The More it Hurts the More it Works (2002) and The 5th of July (2005) have recieved national attention, with "Can't Be Myself," the lead single from The More it Hurts.

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Goldfish

There are two bands with the name Goldfish. 1. Goldfish is a live electronic act from Cape Town, South Africa. The two members Dominic Peters and David Poole are jazz musicians who met while studying music at university. They recorded their first album ''Caught in the loop'' themselves with little more than a double bass, a saxophone and a couple of synths. This self-released album led to a cult following and numerous hits in their home country, where they have been voted best live act, and are known as the 'Fishies' to their fans.

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Arno Carstens

Arno Carstens is one of South Africa's most revered vocalists. He performed for 8 years as the lead singer of one of SA's most celebrated rock bands: The Springbok Nude Girls. He then worked as a solo artist after briefly starting a project band, New Porn. Their planned album was eventually released as a Carstens solo effort. Another Universe, released in September 2003 is a departure from Arno's typical sound, reflecting growth in musical interpretation whilst staying true to the honesty and power of his vocal ability. The album has been lauded in SA as a masterpiece.

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Zahara

There are two artists named Zahara: 1. Spanish singer-songwriter
2. South African singer-songwriter ----------------------------------- 1. Zahara (Spain) Como solista, Zahara ha lanzado un álbum, La Fabulosa Historia De... con la discográfica Universal, con Merezco como primer single (que a su vez es la canción oficial de La Vuelta Ciclista a España 2009). El disco ha llegado a la posición #23 de la lista de ventas, mientras que Merezco ha alcanzado la sexta posición. Zaharaeléctrica

Read more about Zahara on Last.fm.

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The WiLd EyeS

Formed in mid 2004, The Wild Eyes were Nikhil Singh on vocals, guitar and synth, Gareth Dawson on bass and backing vocals, Len Cockcroft on drums, percussion and backing vocals. The band’s first full length debut was a limited edition album titled: ‘Our Love has a Special Violence’ produced by Dirk Hugo and released in 2005 on One Minute Trolley Dash records. In keeping with the label’s ethos, "Our Love Has a Special Violence" is packaged in a vibrant translucent digi-pack, each of which has been silk-screened by hand.

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Dear Reader

Dear Reader is a South African band whose music could be described as alternative pop, covering a wide-range from acoustic ballads to electronic loop experiments. Their name used to be Harris Tweed, but they were forced to change it when the Harris Tweed Authority in Scotland sent them a lawyers' letter demanding it. Members are singer-songwriter-pianist Cherilyn MacNeil, Darryl Torr (bass, electronics) and Michael Wright (drums, vocals).

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Jonti

Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti's music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder. Jonti has now recorded with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings, as well as producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). For Jonti

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