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The Rifle Volunteer

The band met touring with previous musical outfits on the hardcore and noise circuit. Having trawled Europe’s countless venues these projects came to what can only now be described as an inevitable end. Spurred on by a mutual disdain for an increasingly shallow medium, the band began writing together in 2007. Wistfully uniting dark melodies, poetic lyrics and group harmonies the band produce an intense and broody brand of pop which reflects their current musical standpoint as well as their vision for the future.

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Gary War

"Soundtrack to the middle of the end of all things. As if someone were to make a field recording of Michael MacDonald's time-share burning to the ground. A survivalist murdock champion who's out there somewhere...with a blue vest, a carton of Marlboros, extra socks, Clif bars, and a fully-functioning, factory-installed cassette player blaring pristine recordings of Keith David's voice."
-- the king egg
(reprinted with permission)

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Lorna

There are three artists named Lorna 1) A studio project from England featuring Mark Rolfe, Sharon Cohen-Rolfe, Matt Harrison, Andy Bullock and Paul Skinner. Signed to the US label Words On Music. 2) A female rapper and reggaeton artist from Panama 3) A Konkani language playback singer from Goa, India 1) Lorna was originally formed as a studio project in 1997 by Nottingham, England songwriter Mark Rolfe, gradually expanding over the years to a quartet.

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Cwtch

Cwtch (pronounced 'kutch') is a musical collaboration between Marie Craven (Pixieguts) and Paul Foster (Dementio13). Cardiff-based Dementio13 and Australia-based Pixieguts became online collaborators in 2008. The music is a mixture of melodic , -tinged and with impressionistic lyrics and themes. Lyrics are from the writings of Pixieguts, TRavvy, Titee, Nita Disaster, Adrian Carter, Reconsiderate, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Dementio13, Gunda G.

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Mary and The Baby Cheeses

An experimental collective originally from Tel Aviv.
fronted by Mariya Ocher (aka Mary Ocher http://www.last.fm/music/Mary+Ocher), currently based in Berlin. The first line-up of the band (Tel-Aviv, Dec2006-dec2007; Ocher with Gil Cohen, Ran Nahmias and Karen Phenpimon-Zehavi) was influenced primarily by folk, early industrial and post-punk acts like The Birthday Party and Einstürzende Neubauten with a hint of avant garde/noise generated by a heater and other uncommon uses of objects as percussions.

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Born Gold

Born Gold is the high-energy, beat-driven songwriting project of Canadian pop experimentalist Cecil Frena. Caught in an unusual dialogue between future-leaning electronic music, harsh noise and mainstream pop, Born Gold conjures stuttering, blown-out and chopped guitar peals, erratic, bubbling synth arpeggios, sparkling drum machine peals and bursts of meticulously processed digital noise. Oh, and hooks, hooks, hooks.

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Subtle

Subtle is a music group consisting of artists, producers, rappers, instrumentalists Adam 'Doseone' Drucker, Jeff 'Jel' Logan, Dax Pierson, Marty Dowers, Jordan Dalrymple and Alexander Kort. Although both Adam and Jeff are founding and continuing members of the Anticon music collective, Subtle is not on the Anticon roster. Subtle started as an Oakland, California based band in 2001. While considered by the artists to be "genreless", Subtle has close ties to the and music scene. Alexander Kort has released CDs on anticon's official web store run by astropitch.

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