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Beat The Radar

BTR began following a chance meeting in the sandwich section of Marks & Sparks. A short time later, they recorded a new demo at Blueprint Studios, supported Midnight Juggernauts / Hatcham Social / The Rushes / Das Wanderlust/ The Chapman Family / Leon & joined forces with Lazy Genius Management. The band’s distinctive music is centred on a unique combination of trans-Atlantic 80s indie guitar, rhythmical aggression and lyrical charm; inspired by personal tales of hometown apathy and drunken arguments.

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Journals

There are 2 bands called journals.
1. journals is a hardcore band from the south of the UK. Relatively new on the scene, they wasted no time in making a name for themselves by recording their EP "so fucking nothing."
Members:
Thomas Benjamin: Vocals
Harvey Flexman: Guitar
Patrick Major: Guitar
Andy Waters: Bass
Anthony Wyeth: Drums

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Embrace

There is more than one artist with the name Embrace, the first two of whom are significant:
1) a five-piece indie band from Leeds, England, who have enjoyed significant success in UK, including three number one albums and six Top 10 singles
2) a Post-Hardcore/Post-Punk band from Washington D.C. that had a galvanizing influence on the Washington, D.C. punk scene of the 80's and featured Ian MacKaye (who subsequently formed Fugazi)
3) a Dutch Trance duo
4) a Canadian Gothic Metal band

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Black Wire

Black Wire were an English indie rock band from Leeds, UK. The band members were Daniel Wilson (Vocals), Si McCabe (Guitars, backing vocals), Tom Greatorex (Bass) and Danny Prescott (Drums). Black Wire formed in January 2003 and played their first gig within a month of forming, at the Leeds club night Pigs. They then went on to tour excessively playing with such bands as Bloc Party, The Libertines, HARD-Fi, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs and The Futureheads.

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The Rain Band

The Rain Band were a Manchester three-piece formed in 2001, comprising Richard Nancollis (vocals/keyboards), Mark Lee (guitar/keyboards/programming), Stephen Taylor (bass). They were signed to the Universal/Island subsidiary label, Temptation Records, in 2001. They split at the beginning of 2004, but had written and demoed around twenty new songs which never saw the light of day - save for some sneak previews on the now-defunct band website, and at their last few gigs - but were said to have shown the band at their matured best.

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Jetplane Landing

Jetplane Landing are a four piece band from Derry (Northern Ireland) and London (England). They comprise Andrew Ferris (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Jamie Burchell (Bass/Vocals), Cahir O’Doherty (Guitar/Vocals) and Raife Burchell (Drums). Jamie and Raife are brothers. Their musical influences include - At The Drive-In (the band's name comes from an observation that At The Drive-In sounded like a jet plane landing, made by a band friend) Helmet, Soundgarden, Blues Explosion, Fugazi, Shellac, Big Black, Pavement, Rage Against The Machine, AC/DC, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.

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Bernard Butler

Bernard Butler (born on 1 May 1970, in Stamford Hill, North London), is a musician and record producer. He first achieved fame in 1992 as the guitarist with Suede, at the time an instant phenomenon in UK pop music. He co-wrote and played on every track until 1994, when he left Suede over personal tensions within the band during the recording of their second album, Dog Man Star. Butler formed the duo McAlmont & Butler with David McAlmont. They released two singles, Yes and You Do. A compilation album, The Sound Of McAlmont And Butler, was released after the split.

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