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Hue & Cry

Hue & Cry are coatbridge brothers Patrick (vocals) and Greg (instruments) Kane, who have been recording and performing since the mid-to-late 1980s to the present day. The Kanes became known for both their creative jazz-pop style records and Patrick's distinctive, soulful voice (drawing strong similarities to Level 42 in both respects) - despite not achieving overwhelming commercial success, they are well respected by a large fanbase, and have recorded and released albums regularly (some of them failing to chart in the UK).

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The Rosie Taylor Project

The Rosie Taylor Project are a Leeds, United Kingdom based 6-piece who inhabit a world seen through the windows of cafes and from the corners of Charles Roka gypsy paintings. Think heartfelt, observational songs of love and loss built around beautiful melodies and infectious hooks. Their sound evokes the gentle qualities of Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine and Nick Drake, but it’s their delicate simplicity and self understanding which stands out and connects to the listener.

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Scarlett Belle

Scarlett Belle is Tamara Jaber and Reigan Derry, the hot new urban pop duo, who are ready to set the music charts on fire. Based between Los Angeles and Sydney, Scarlett Belle have been working on their debut album with the likes of Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, JR Rotem (Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, 50 Cent), Nate Dogg and production team Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown), as well as acclaimed Australian producers Rudy and Israel.

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There are at least three bands named Sparks. One is an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron Mael (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to song writing, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.

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Franz is dead

Laurent Blot AKA Franz Is Dead is a parisian Multi-Instrumentalist & Producer influenced by Pop Music, Stax Records, Jimi Hendrix & The Flaming Lips, among others. After having been a studio musician for years, he decides to start its own project, playing all instruments and recording demos by himself. In 2010, he releases a first mini album, “Ah-Leu-Cha” which includes “Really want you”, featured in NBC TV series “Chuck” and Norwegian movie "Fa Meg Pa, For Faen". Recorded between Stockholm and Paris, "SATAN EP" is released in february 2011.

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The Bank Holidays

From the band's site (http://www.thebankholidays.com/the_story.html)
It begins in the small Norwegian fishing town of Stavanger, as two members of The Bank Holidays spend their days playing badminton, enjoying fjords, and hanging out with Norwegian grandparents, all while listening to Norway's favourite musical sons Kings of Convenience. These factors result in a song, and the idea for a band whose primary occupation is vocal harmonies and melodies of the highest order.

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