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iNsuRge

Insurge were a political industrial rock band based in Sydney, Australia . The band was founded in 1993 by singer / guitarist Chris Dubrow formerly of Soulscraper Insurge combined samplers and audio loops with layers of acoustic and electronic drums and found percussion (such as old kitchen sinks and other scrap metal) mixed with punk influenced guitars. The sound was influenced by alternative, industrial, goth, punk, dance and Pub Rock (Australia).

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Hard-Ons

Band members * Keish De Silva - vocals, drums (1982-2001)
* Peter "Blackie" Black - guitar, vocals
* Ray Ahn - bass guitar
* Pete Kostic - drums (2002 - present) The Hard-Ons are a band from Sydney, Australia formed in the early 1980s by three students from the Punchbowl Boys High School. The multicultural trio of drummer/vocalist Keish De Silva (of Sri Lankan descent), guitar/vocals Blackie (Yugoslavian heritage) and bassist Ray Ahn (Korean ancestry) were initially too young to play in licensed venues, but honed their skills playing at parties and school dances.

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Robert Forster

Robert Forster is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for his work with songwriting partner <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Grant+McLennan" class="bbcode_artist">Grant McLennan</a> with whom he co-founded <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Go-Betweens" class="bbcode_artist">The Go-Betweens</a>. Born 29 June 1957, Robert grew up in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to his work with the Go-Betweens, he has released five solo albums: Danger in the Past, recorded in Berlin in 1990; Calling from a Country Phone, recorded at Sunshine Studios, Brisbane, in 1993 with members of local pop group <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Custard" class="bbcode_artist">Custard</a>; I Had a New York Girlfriend, a collection of cover versions recorded in Melbourne in 1994; Warm Nights...

Jodi Martin

Jodi Martin started writing songs when she was five. Noticing this trend, her Mum loaned Jodi her tape recorder. At five, this was a momentous event and confirmed Jodi’s obsession with songwriting forever. Jodi met Kasey Chambers and the Chambers family when she was sixteen. The following year, Kasey recorded Jodi’s song ‘Why’ for the Dead Ringer Band’s album ‘Homefires’ which took out Australia’s premier music awards, winning an ARIA Award the following year for Best Country Album.

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Assaulter

Assaulter are a METAL metal band from New South Wales, Australia. With the guard of S. Berserker on vocals and guitars, T. Hellfinder armed with the ripping of strings on lead and the out-and-out power and precision of P. Hunt (Razor of Occam) on the battering of the skins - Assaulter have just completed their sophomore LP »Boundless!«. Following up from 2008's »Salvation Like Destruction« Assaulter have honed in their sound and style to deliver 8 cuts of ripping metal ode to power, propaganda and proselytism.

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Otouto

Otouto is a Melbourne-based band that is centered on the music of singer and songwriter Hazel Brown . With the help of Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Seagull) on drums/pots and Martha Brown on vocals and keys, the trio's influence lies in salt of the earth folk tradition, the soul music of Motown and Philadelphia and those working at the edges of today's melting pot of pop, folk, electronica and hip-hop.

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The Red Eyes

The Red Eyes, Melbourne’s Dub/Reggae monster band, continues to wow audiences with their unique sound, combining masterfully produced beats, soulful, heartfelt lyrics and grooves, with shake the house dub rhythms that have set a benchmark for Australian Dub/Reggae.

Founded in 2002 as an 11-piece act, The Red Eyes describe themselves as a bit like the hotel California – you can check out anytime but you can never leave.

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