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Jana Hunter

Jana Hunter is a songwriter and musician, and was born in Texas. She is now(2010) based in Baltimore. She has recently(2009) formed a new band named Lower Dens and toured the USA with Future Islands(2010). She is signed to Gnomonsong, a record label run by Devendra Banhart and Vetiver's Andy Cabic. Her solo debut album Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom was the label's debut release. She later completed her second album "There's No Home" as well as "Carrion EP".

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Danny Saul

Influenced acts such as Sonic Youth, as he is a singer/songwriter, like Richard Thompson. Danny Saul been playing his atmospheric and lyrically dark, songs around Manchester venues since 2005. Renowned for his intricate guitar playing in his solo performances, Danny also performs his songs with different combinations of musicians, making each gig a potentially unique event.

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The Zebras

On first blush, this sounds like the latest gorgeous, jangly guitar pop record from somewhere north of Manchester. Belle and Sebastian meet the better moments of the Lightning Seeds, with Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame strumming away. But on closer listening there's a certain local twang to both the voices and the music on the second production from this unheralded Brisbane six-piece. There's nary a foot, or a note, wrong on this, and the Zebras can lay claim to being, if not the heirs, then at least the love child of the Go-Betweens.

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Skye

There are several artists who have used this name. Below are a few.
---------- 1) Skye Edwards is a British singer, born 1974 in south east London. Until 2003, she was and now again is, the lead singer of the band Morcheeba. Edwards decided to shorten her name to Skye by taking the first letter of each of her names (Shirley Klarisse Yonavive) and putting them together. She has also sung on two charity collaborations, Perfect Day 1997, in aid of BBC Children in Need and Band Aid 20, in 2004, in aid of famine relief in Sudan, Africa. Edwards has two children, a son and a daughter.

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Ruth Minnikin

Ruth Minnikin nominated for the Socan Songwriter Award! Ruth Minnikin and her Bandwagon, release new album ‘Depend on This’ in March, 2009 Ruth is a musician, visual artist and businesswoman with an impressive roster of national and international tours both as a member of such bands as The Guthries, The Heavy Blinkers, and as a solo artist. Her voice can be enjoyed on radio stations in Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Japan and The Netherlands.

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The Gentle Good

The Gentle Good is a Welsh folk project devised by Gareth Bonello from Cardiff, Wales. He plays folk songs on his acoustic guitar in both English and Welsh. He appeared on 'In the City - Unsigned 2006', a compilation album from the In The City festival with the song 'Amser'. In the summer of 2007 an EP titled 'Dawel Disgyn' was released by Gwymon Records and this was followed by the debut album 'While you slept I went out walking' on the same label in November 2008.

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Wolf & Cub

Wolf & Cub are an alternative rock band from Adelaide, Australia that formed in 2002. Three of the original members hail from Port Augusta, South Australia. Their music is predominantly psychedelic with elements of funk. The four-piece are signed to legendary record label 4AD. An interesting aspect of the band's music and aesthetic is their use of two drummers. This allows the percussive elements of their music to feature more prominently alongside the guitar.

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Lesbian

Yep, the band's name is Lesbian. Why? Well, equally cool names like Black Sabbath, Venom and Pentagram were already taken. But also, the name Lesbian evokes pure, sexually charged freedom - and that's what music is all about. But enough about the name, let's talk about the Lesbian sound; it's heavy, melodic, dramatic and dynamic. The Seattle-based quartet's multifaceted debut album Power Hör on Holy Mountain Records heralds the birth of The New Wave of American Psychedelic Metal. Each of the album's four tracks shifts moods, dynamics and styles.

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Denison Witmer

Denison Witmer is an indie singer-songwriter from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His first release was a cassette in 1995 entitled "My Luck, My Love". He has released five LPs, a cover album (Recovered), two EPs, and an LP with his side project, The River Bends, in which Witmer plays guitar and sings along with a backup band including members of Philly-based alt-country band One Star Hotel. His latest album, Are You a Dreamer?...

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Dawn Kinnard

Dawn Kinnard doesn’t need a biography. She needs professional help. Or that’s at least what you or I might prescribe. But that’s because we subscribe to the traditional approach to self perception and method of understanding our own place in the universe. In reality, there’s nothing wrong with her, she does things a little differently. She drinks Guinness for a start; which isn’t that strange I suppose but is maybe a little odd for a woman who was born and raised by a loving mother and Preacher father in the US state of Pennsylvania; a long way away from The Emerald Isle.

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