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DEATHGAZE

DEATHGAZE (typeset as simply deathgaze from 2004 to 2006) is a Japanese / band formed in July of 2003 in Nagoya. The band's current-line up hasn't changed since 2009, and its only founding members still in the band are vocalist Ai and drummer Naoki. Current line-up:
藍 (Ai) - Vocals (2007-present), guitar (2010-present), bass (2003-2008)
貴樹 (Takaki) - Guitar, backing vocals (2009-present)
孝介 (Kosuke) - Bass, backing vocals (2008-present)

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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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Shelf Life

1) Shelf Life is the solo project of Scotty Leitch (Pirouette, Young Bull, The Sniffles, Bonjour, etc). On the internet at http://soundcloud.com/ikey-heyman 2) It all began in Rubber Soul, the live house in Tokyo's Kokubunji district. Late 2003 - Dom Pates (formerly of Britain's The Zamora) wandered in and met bar owner Cheryo. Dom asked for a track for an album he was producing. The song 'Hallelujah Jambo' by Cheryo & The Berovolas, originally written in Kenya with local musicians, appeared on the 'Peace Not War Japan' compilation when released in 2006.

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