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War of Words

There are two artists known as War of Words: 1) War of Words is a British girl group comprising of Abi Browning and Lucy Duffield. Their debut double A-side single 'Panic'/'Battlefield' is set to be released on December 4 through Popjustice Hi-Fi. Both songs were produced by Ben Langmaid, one half of the electropop duo La Roux. 2) Members of the War of Words collective have been a part of almost every Boston punk band you can think of, not to mention a few bands from outside of Boston .

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Stonefoxx

Fresh from performing to 100,000 people across twelve nights on a national arena tour, featured by BBC News as one to watch, selected twice as Song of the Day by Popjustice, and raved about by Yahoo! music, Songpeople.com and pretty much every pop blog worth reading. Stonefoxx are the most hotly anticipated new pop group of 2009! Meet Stacy Burton, a massive Kylie (and Haribo!) fan, Gem Allen, school friend of Amy Winehouse, and Lizzy Williams, a club lover, who you may have heard as a vocalist on recent Artful Dodger tracks.

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All Saints

All Saints are a English/Canadian pop music girl group that enjoyed considerable critical and commercial success. The group comprises founding members Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton. Their debut album, All Saints, was released in 1997 with the first single "I Know Where It's At" reaching #4 on the UK charts. The next single, "Never Ever", launched All Saints as stars, selling over two million copies in the United Kingdom also. They later went on to release their second full length studio album, Saints & Sinners in 2000.

Read more about All Saints on Last.fm.

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Sweet Female Attitude

Sweet Female Attitude were an R'n'B duo consisting of Leanne Brown and Catherine Cassidy both of whom came from Stockport in the UK, and are considered a one hit wonder in the United Kingdom. Their April 2000 single "Flowers" made it to number two in the UK charts, but the follow up, Eight Days A Week stalled at number 43. Sweet FA, as the name is commonly abbreviated to, were promoted as a 'more realistic' pair of British girls who refused to conform to the industry standards of being thin and well-toned, instead being happy with their figure.

Read more about Sweet Female Attitude on Last.fm.

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Girls Aloud

Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding make up Girls Aloud, a UK girl group who were formed from the reality TV show Popstars: The Rivals, in which a girl band was pitted against a boy band in the race for the UK Christmas number one single in 2002. Girls Aloud came out on top, with their debut single Sound of the Underground hitting number one. Girls Aloud have cemented their position at the top of the heap of today's pop acts, receiving critical acclaim from every corner of the general music press - tabloids...

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Precious

Disambiguition: there are actually at least five bands named Precious: 01. An 80's darkwave electronica project. 02. A girl group from the UK. Louise Rose, Anya Lahiri, Jenny Frost, Kalli Clark-Stemberg and Sophie McDonnell make up the girl group Precious. Precious represented the United Kingdom in the 1999 Eurovision Song with the song 'Say It Again' and came 12th. This song entered the UK top 40 at number 6.

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Frank

A UK girlgroup formed in 2004. They like the 'Monkees' and 'S Club 7' before them, were stars of their own TV show called 'Totally Frank'. Series 2 was aired in the UK on Channel 4 & E4 in Summer 2006. The group shared the same producers as 'Girls Aloud'. 'Frank' co-wrote their debut album 'Devil's Got Your Gold' (released in the UK on August 7th 2006) and also played all their own instruments. Their debut single 'I'm Not Shy' debuted at number 40 in the UK.

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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Atomic Kitten

Atomic Kitten were an English girl group, first established in 1997 in Liverpool. The original line-up featured, Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Heidi Range (now in the Sugababes), but Range decided to quit and was replaced by Natasha Hamilton. Jenny Frost (formerly of Precious) replaced Katona in 2001. Hamilton, McClarnon & Frost were the final and most successful line-up of the group. Atomic Kitten had three UK number one singles; Whole Again, the fourth best selling single by a girl group of all time; Eternal Flame and The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling).

Read more about Atomic Kitten on Last.fm.

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