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Cut Off Your Hands

Cut Off Your Hands is: Nick Johnston (vocals), Jonathan Lee (guitar), Philip Hadfield (bass), and Elroy Finn (drums). Their self produced debut EP "Shaky Hands" was released in August 2006 on Speak N Spell, and includes the singles "You and I" and "Expectations". Formerly known as Shaky Hands, the band decided to change their name due to a threat of legal action from a similarly-named American band (The Shaky Hands). As their EP was intended to be titled "Cut Off Your Hands", they simply decided to switch their artist name with the EP title.

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Droplet

Droplet formed in Hobart, Tasmania in the wake of the group Ocean who disbanded in 1993. Quickly establishing their indie-pop leanings but with a harder edge live, they were often likened to Lush, The Pixies, The Cranberries and My Bloody Valentine.
They recorded and released a cassette entitled "...as if..." to promising reviews in late 1993.
A year later, after singer/guitarist Lil Bresnehan, and guitarist/producer Matt Hills relocated to Melbourne establishing Happy Valley Studios, they were later joined by bassist Andy Roper (drummer Duncan Haig had left the band after the release of .

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The Society Islands

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The Society Islands were founded in 2006, shortly before the release of their debut album "Kiss & Tell" (until then Rogowski had already recorded a dozen of albums and EPs under the moniker M.D. which may or may not be released at a later point in time). The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by stylistic shifts and ominous undertones.

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Swimmer One

Two awkward perfectionists from Scotland, Andrew Eaton and Hamish Brown are Swimmer One. They make intelligent leftfield pop, but not the kind that fits neatly into any box. The Regional Variations is Swimmer One's debut album. Its 11 songs cover the following subjects: dreaming about being watched while you drown; a man driven insane by a mysterious low frequency noise; an irrational fear of reality TV; what losing a loved one has in common with watching musicians you love sell out; falling in...

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Bridezilla

Bridezilla are a young band from Sydney, Australia, signed to the Inertia Recordings label. The band has released a self titled EP, a split 7" single with Tren Brothers, and their debut album, titled 'The First Dance', was released on November 7th, 2009. Formed in 2005, the band members: Holiday Sidewinder (lead vocals, guitar), Pia May (guitar), Millie Hall (saxophone, keyboard), Daisy Tulley (violin) and Josh Bush (drums).

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Ben Gibbard

Ben Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American musician and songwriter who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie; his other projects include The Postal Service and All-Time Quarterback. He has also created music under his name and under the band Pinwheel. Gibbard appeared as a guest on Jimmy Tamborello's (his Postal Service collaborator) Dntel album entitled Life is Full of Possibilities (2001) - Specifically, he contributed vocals to the song "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan.

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Drafts

Drafts are a four piece indie-rock group based in South Wales, formed predominantly by students of the Creative Sound and Music degree at the University of Wales, Newport. Drafts have taken influences from a variety of artists, most notably Biffy Clyro, Foals, Minus the Bear, Maple State and many more...
They have shared a stage with the likes of Dirty Goods, Hold Your Horse Is, Shoes And Socks Off, Mike Fantastic, Boys With X-Ray Eyes, Escape To Sea, The Dead Beggars Club, Straight Lines, Town, Hit Or Miss, We're No Heroes and many more...

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