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Originally birthing in 2006, South Shields sextet Minotaurs have been all too quiet for the past year or so. Luckily the bulk of that time has been spent writing, honing and recording their long-awaited debut album 'Eat yr Hate' in deepest Northumberland with Woodpigeon producer, Arran Fisher. Giving weight to their choice of name, as performances by the band became less frequent their mythology seemed to grow.

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Jester Acoustics

Originally starting as a group of friends wanting to start a band who knew they were not the best musicians but still wanted to have fun with it. But that failed... damn Morrissons and Mustafa stealing our bassist :P It then changed to guitar lessons from Hogie to Kyle. Which with awesome chemistry and a shit lot of practice has turned in to a little two piece acoustic band. Although we are still looking to develop back in to a full band its still dandy just being us two. Both of us playing Acoustics with singing from Hogie. We know we aren't the best around but tbh we don't care :D

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Guarded By Robots

Guarded By Robots are: Miranda Harding – Bass/Vocals Lowell Mills – Guitar/Vocals Matt Smith – Drums/Vocals Guarded By Robots are a Newcastle-based post-hardcore/alt-rock band formed in 2005. The band cite Biffy Clyro, Hot Chip, Arcade Fire and Explosions In The Sky as equally vital influences Mills met Smith when he became bassist in Lowell’s first band Jacknife in 2002. When the band split, Matt took over drum duty and the pair began playing and writing together again in autumn 2005. After pulling a handful of songs together they set about looking for a bassist.

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Pauline Murray

Pauline Murray (born 8 March 1958 in Waterhouses, County Durham, England) was the lead singer of band Penetration, originally formed in 1976. In May 1976 18-year-old Pauline Murray saw the Sex Pistols. Murray and her Ferryhill comrades became Pistols devotees, earning for themselves by late 1976 the title of 'Durham Contingent' (coined by the NME). Penetration soon began gigging and debuted on vinyl with their single, "Don't Dictate". The studio albums released were Moving Targets and Coming Up For Air and they have since released a Best of Penetration compilation album.

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The Toy Dolls

The Toy Dolls are a British band. They formed in 1979, playing their first ever gig at Millview Social Club, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 20 October 1979. After a couple of gigs, vocalist Pete Zulu left to form his own band. He was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson, who himself left after a single gig, leaving Toy Dolls as a trio with guitarist Michael "Olga" Algar to assume vocal duties. This was just the start of the revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterize the Toy Dolls line-up over the years.

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