Back in the late '80s, Melbourne's Andrew Curtis and Philip Samartzis collaborated in the aurally volatile project simply called Gum. With little expertise or training, the two gathered up what objects they were familiar with, in particular thrift store turntables and soiled records. Eschewing their original attraction to the giants of Industrial Culture, Gum quickly developed an aesthetic privileging the caustic rupture of skipping records and smoldering surface noise, predating the current avant-turntablist aficionados like Philip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, and Otomo Yoshihide.
Liz Allbee (b. 1976) is an avant-garde musician and composer from Oakland, California, United States. Her work spans many genres, most often encompassing improvisation, electronic composition, noise, weird pop, minimalist/maximalist brawls, and experimental rock. She has played with a wide array of musicians, including Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Hans Grusel, Gino Robair, Birgit Uhler, Fabrizio Spera, George Cremaschi, Yugen Noh Theater, SFSound, and with members of Caroliner, Sun City Girls, and Rova Saxophone Quartet.
28 Days were a seminal Australian punk rock band formed in Frankston, Australia during 1997. At their career peak, they had a #1 album (Upstyledown) on the Australian ARIAnet Albums Chart and also a #12 single ("Rip It Up") on the ARIAnet Singles Chart. The current members as of 2007 are Jay Dunne (vocals), Simon Hepburn aka 'Hep' (guitar), Damian Gardiner (bass) and Adrian Griffin (drums). Original drummer Adam was replaced by Scott Murray in 2000. Tragically, on 18 November 2001, Murray was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
Enuff Z'Nuff is a power pop/hard rock band which was formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois, United States by Chip Z'Nuff (bass) and Donnie Vie (vocals). The band has released twelve studio albums as of 2011 and is best known for their singles "Fly High Michelle", "New Thing" and "Mother's Eyes". Despite becoming popular during the glam metal movement of the 1980's, the band has little in common with such artists and has continued to record and tour since their formation.
Collapsed Toilet Vietnam are a 4-piece Australian noisecore/experimental grind band who play with disassembled or damaged equipment to attain a jarring, discordant, sound. They have released one split cassette with Pissbolt, and a future cassette split with Pathetic Human.
Takida, a five piece rock band from Ånge, Sweden, started out in 1999 and they have worked hard to get where they are today. They have been touring all around Sweden and built quite a reputation as a solid live rockband. Their fanbase is growing as we speak. Their first demo Old was only produced in 500 copies and sold out immediately, Old was recorded in year 2000. It was followed up by the EP T2 (2000), the full length album Takida (2001), the ep Gohei (2003) and the ep Thorns (2004).
Dinosaurs with Horns was formed in 1982 by Joseph Hammer and Rick Potts who had collaborated on several projects both individually and as members of the loosely formed collective, the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). In the early 90's they began performing and recording extensively with ex-Monitor, Steve Thomsen, as the trio Solid Eye including a month-long tour of Japan in 2002. Over the years Potts and Hammer have each collaborated with an impressive array of noise/sound musicians.
There are at least two bands and one artist named Tuff.
1) a hair metal group from Arizona, USA
2) an industrial punk group from Sweden
3) an experimental hardcore techno/rhythmic noise artist from Kuopio, Finland
4) a gangsta rapper 1) Formed in Phoenix, Arizona, the band, which consisted of Jim Gillette (vocals), Jorge DeSaint (guitar), Todd Chase (bass) and Michael Lean (drums), decided to relocate to Hollywood and released a four song EP.
Faker is an Australian alternative rock band, formed in Sydney in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Nathan Hudson, drummer Evan Mannell, guitarist Nic Munnings, and bassist Ash Moss. Their touring keyboardist is Dizzi de Cazz. The band has released two studio albums, and despite forming in 1996, Faker's first studio album Addicted Romantic, was only released in 2005. Prior to that, the band played multiple local gigs, and also released two EPs. In 2007, Faker became a mainstream success with their second album, Be the Twilight, and went on to continue touring nationally.
Lit is a post-grunge band, based in Fullerton, California, United States. They had several hits singles in the 1990s and early 2000s including My Own Worst Enemy, Miserable, Zip-Lock, Over My Head, Lipstick and Bruises, Addicted, Looks Like They Were Right and Times Like This. The band was formed in 1990 as a metal-oriented band, under the name "Razzle", and gained a large following. A few years later, the group changed its name to "Stain", but due to another band owning the name, it changed its name to "Lit" in 1996.