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Sleeper Service

Sleeper Service are a Leeds based folk/alt-rock collective started by Rory Evers and Will Tapply over the summer of 2008.
The duo began writing songs together whilst still in school and Sleeper Service is their newest manifestation, the genesis of which occurred in early June 2008. Enlisting the help of numerous fellow Leeds musicians: guitarist/mandolin player Jay Ramsurran, pianist/singer Emer MacManus, Henry Ruddell on organ and synths, Dave Walker on drums and James on bass guitar, the band are currently recording a full length album.

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The Old Romantic Killer Band

The Old Romantic Killer Band were formed in 2007 and live in Manchester and Leeds, UK. They blend folk, blues and punk and their debut single was released in 10th March 2008 on Bad Sneakers Records. The line-up currently consists of Harry Johns (vocals, guitar) and Greg Holland (drums), who is a replacement for the original drummer Ross 'Bunse' Hall. Their second single, Lovers Pass, is released on Bad Sneakers in November 2008 and is from their forthcoming debut album, "The Swan With Two Necks".

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Madam Laycock and Her Dabeno Pleasures

Madam Laycock and her Dabeno Pleasures are a Leeds based band who play a kind of dark cabaret music with Romany and Eastern European influences. Band members include Franz (the mutated freak), Sparrow (Madam's one and only child), the Voodoo Grandma and Our Solicitor who play (in no particular order) accordian, trumpet, glockenspiel, violin and drums. Their debut album "Come My Pretties" was released in May 2009.

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Brendan Croker

Brendan Croker is described as a sympathetic, maybe rough, pubrocker with big ears, one of the most pleasant musicians to come out of England (as described by a German folk magazine). He came to professional music rather late in the mid 80s, most prominently known for his work with Dire Straits offshot Notting Hillbillies. Brendan Croker was born in 1953 in Bradford (near Leeds), where the Mekons met and were found.

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The Light Streams

The Light Streams formed through 2008 through a series of late night conversations and suggestion, each member being invited into the fray well into the night, the band then sought to seek a daytime arrangement that worked as well. Towards the end of the year demos were made and in early 2009 dates were set to go put them down properly, the band was launched upon hearing the record back. Brought together through a camaraderie, an odd sense of humour and a love of a cross of music that sways between psychedelia, pop, rock and roll and back again.

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Battle Lines

Between the seams lies love, loss and purgatory. Dark and cerebral; we come unarmed. Battle Lines (previously Alvin Purple!) are dirty. Dirty in a good way. Their debut double A Side released last year created waves across the blog-sphere, blending an irresistible pop melody with 'foot to the ribcage' beats and a soaring sonic landscape. Favorites with Tom Robinson on BBC 6music, they combine chanteuse elements of Lykke Li with TV on the Radio beats...

Read more about Battle Lines on Last.fm.

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Rebel Yell

1) Rebel Yell are a Punk/Rock/Rockabily band. They aren't clones like most of the rock bands we see today.
Rebel Yell seem to have made their very own version of rockabilly by putting together all thier influeneces and ideas. Their influences: The Clash, The Beatles, Sex Pistols... They are: Craig McGown - Drums&vocals, Matt Bowman - Lead guitar&vocals, Ray McGown - Double bass&lead vocals, Neil McGown - Guitar&vocals. 2) Rebel Yell are a rock band from Latvia.

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