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Lois

Having picked up a second-hand guitar in 1985, and learning from Calvin Johnson, Lois Maffeo's first band was Lumihoops, with Sharon Berman and Jan Brock. They only played live once, at the Smithfield Cafe, but can be heard on the Yoyo Recordings compilation Throw.
Her second band, The Cradle Robbers, was formed with future The Spinanes member Rebecca Gates. They released one track on the compilation Red Hot + Bothered/Indie Rock Guide To Dating before disbanding.

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The Cannanes

The Cannanes have been described as 'the world's most indie band' by people with no understanding of the word 'indie'. Despite never having a manager, agent or signing a record deal they have toured the world, produced numerous recordings (numerous meaning 'more than one'), and been recognised internationally as one of Australia's best known bands (some recognition!). Even Kurt Cobain listed the Cannanes as a band he liked in his journals (but nowhere else).

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Kosmonaut

There are two bands named this. One from the US and another from the UK. The UK band were started in 1999, releasing vinyl on Motorway, Firestation Towers and Matinee Recordings. They also have a new e.p. soon to be released in 2009 on Cloudberrry records . The following is the bio for the US band. After a year of seclusion and a seemingly never ending stream of recording sessions, Kosmonaut is set to release their new self-titled full-length album in mid November.

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The June Brides

The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and -era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...

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Would-Be-Goods

The Would-be-goods story begins in 1987 when Jessica Griffin recorded a single under that name for cult label El records. The songs Hanging Gardens Of Reigate and Fruit Paradise, were written by Simon Turner and Colin Lloyd Tucker, and recorded by Richard Preston at Strand-on-the-Green Studios, London.
Jessica followed this up with an album of her own songs, the camera loves me, with the Monochrome Set as backing band.

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The Vaselines

The Vaselines were an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession. McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake and Sean Dickson. Eugene had formerly played in 'The Famous Monsters'. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world".

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The Cavalcade

Formed in 2009, The Cavalcade are a romantic indie pop band from a rainswept town in the north of England, inspired by bands such as Felt, The Clientele and The Field Mice.

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Hefner

There have been at least two artists who have operated under the name of Hefner in the UK in recent years. 1. Hefner were a British indie pop and "urban folk" band fronted by Darren Hayman. They were active from about 1996 until 2002; since then they have played together only once, for a tribute to the DJ John Peel, who was a strong supporter of theirs. Hefner began as a live band in 1995. In 1996 Darren Hayman recorded a tape for Sticky Records (named The Devotion Chamber) on which all instruments were played by Darren himself.

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