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Kinch (UK)

Kinch are an inventive young indie-pop band from Leeds, England with influences from the early 80s, Motown and ska. They have been compared to Vampire Weekend, The Jam, Born Ruffians, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and Dexys Midnight Runners. Since forming in 2007, they have gigged all over the country, done radio, TV and played festivals in the UK, Ireland and France. In the last 12 months, they’ve shared the bill with the likes of Supergrass, Alabama 3, Roisin Murphy, Pendulum, Royworld, Utah Saints, Boy Kill Boy, Das Pop, Little Comets and the Saturdays.

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The Brunettes

The Brunettes were formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1998 by musical couple Jonathan Bree and Heather Mansfield. They were a paradox from the beginning - creating boy/girl melodramatic pop inspired by 70s New York punk and 60s girl groups but surrounded in an Auckland scene of opiate-infused garage rock 'n' roll. Inspired by his dreams of domestic bliss while a teenager living in rat infested junkie flats, and in direct rebellion to the messy hair...

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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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Bad Taste

There are at least 4 bands that go by the name Bad Taste Bad Taste is a band formed in Bar, Montenegro by Nemanja Bečo Bečanović. Their style varies from indie pop/rock and "Boston-influenced" alternative rock to post-rock/experimental/noise music mainly created in Nemanja's room. They released several albums, including: 24 Hours (2003), Strange Ways (2003), SubUrbia (2003), In One Bright Shiny Moment...

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Girl Afraid

http://www.girlafraid.co.uk Please note! The bandname GIRL AFRAID may refer to two bands. The band from Windsor full of dudes playing hardcore-pop and having far too much fun is still going strong. Basically - male vocals, yay. Female vocals, nay. Enjoy :). Girl Afraid is an English rock n roll quintet from Berkshire, England. Most of the members first met while they were high school age playing in various bands, including Aussie Roadster and Naked in Black, the latter achieving local success with the debut EP “Tell Everyone What You Saw Tonight”.

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Highasakite

HighasaKite make songs unlike most things yet to come out of Norway. Pop music with a twist. Let's start in Brooklyn. Via Monrovia to Piraeus and Norwegian mountaintops on to Stockholm. Irresistible soundscapes full of tasty hooks and mysterious stories, musicians from some of Norways best young bands and then some – Highasakite is undoubtably one of the most original and exciting indiebands you’ve come across in a while.



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The Puncture Repair Kit

The Puncture Repair Kit are a rickety chamber-pop band from Cambridge. There are 6 of them: Matthew, Lozzy, Becky, Rachel, Kellye and Mark, and they play instuments including guitar, bass, drums, flute, violin, cello, accordian, glockenspiel, banjo. Everybody sings and the audience all go home with a warm fuzzy feeling, a nagging sense of unease and possibly a badge or something. The Puncture Repair Kit started in March 2007 and have no clue how to make it stop. They have been told that they sound a bit like The Delgados, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian and Architecture In Helsinki.

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Cat Power

Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on 21 January 1972. After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power, while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City, United States in 1992, then later opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee.

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