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Violent Soho

Violent Soho are a four piece band from Mansfield, Brisbane. Band members Luke Boerdam, James Tidswell, Luke Henry and Michael Richards attended school together. Their debut EP, Pigs and T.V., was released in early 2006 and recieved wide acclaim; 'Blunt Magazine' hailing Violent Soho's Vines-esque sound as "boisterous pop rock reviving the spirit of the grunge era". Recently joining The Grates on a national tour and playing local 4zzz festival Market Day, Violent Soho have burst onto the Brisbane music scene, offering a raw yet fresh element to the already rich musical tapestry of the city.

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Karnivool

Karnivool is a five-piece progressive rock group based in Perth, Australia that was formed by Ian Kenny in 1996, who at the time filled the roles of both guitarist and vocalist for the band while they played Carcass and Nirvana covers. Their name stems from the band being initially described by local fans as "a bunch of clowns". Their style of music can be classified as both progressive rock and alternative rock, with alternative metal undertones. Major influences of the band are Nirvana, Radiohead, Meshuggah, Pink Floyd, Tool, Soundgarden and Carcass.

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Dover

Dover is a spanish alternative-pop-rock band which was founded in 1992. The Band currently consists of the sisters Christina Llanos (guitar/vocals) and Amparo Llanos (guitar), Jesús Antúnez (drums) and Samuel Titos (bass) who recently replaced former bass Álvaro Díez. Their music is from heavy to sweet, shouting to dreaming, but always with a groovy drive. Dover originated in the outskirts of Madrid at the beginning of the 1990s when the Llanos sisters decided to form a rock band encouraged by the alternative scene from Seattle.

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The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1993. The band was founded by lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor, keyboardist Zia McCabe, guitarist Peter Holmström, and drummer Eric Hedford. Hedford left in 1998 to be replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent De Boer. The band's name is a pun on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol. The Dandy Warhols are strongly influenced by The Brian Jonestown Massacre(Anton Newcombe), The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Shadows, and The Rolling Stones.

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Terrible Things

Terrible Things is an alternative rock band (2010) featuring Fred Mascherino aka The Color Fred (Ex-Taking Back Sunday/Breaking Pangaea), Andy Jackson of Death in the Park (Ex-Hot Rod Circuit), and Josh Eppard aka Weerd Science (Ex- Coheed and Cambria/3). The band is signed to Universal-Motown records and released their debut album on August 31st, 2010.

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Peabody

The Australian Peabody is documented below with the American Peabody following. Starting in the mid-90s fresh out of high school, Sydney, Australia three-piece Peabody chose the road less traveled by mixing smart suits, Rickenbacker guitars, classic pop melodies and good old Australian pub sweat. The band recorded and self-released two EPs and also delivered literally hundreds of live shows before recording their debut album for Nonzero Records. Following the success of that album, Professional Againster, Peabody impressed again with the release of their second album, The New Violence.

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New Medicine

"WOW, such an uproar over the name people!! Perhaps this resistance to change is bred from a place of genuine curiosity (because the unknown is our greatest fear, right?!?). So.... it’s my job in the next few paragraphs to alleviate your panic, here it goooooooes. First of all, stop freaking out. You’re being ridiculous. Thank you. Secondly, this name change was born because of some transitions in the members of this band.

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Engine Three Seven

Since relocating to Melbourne almost 2 years ago, Engine Three Seven have well and truly cemented themselves as one of Melbourne's foremost rock acts.
Drawing from their Byron Bay roots, and combining unique prog-rock, their live show has seen E37’s fan base explode both in Melbourne and interstate. The band is currently recording their 2nd record with producer Jarrad Hearman (Mammal, Trial Kennedy) and mixing extraordinaire Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Karnivool).

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