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Tom Fun Orchestra

Born somewhere in the north Atlantic on a large fishing vessel, Tom's mother was an Austrian gypsy who had disguised herself as a male deck-hand in order to board the ship and create a new life on the other side. Her identity was revealed when she went into labour and shortly after Tom's birth was forced to walk the plank. Tom was taken ashore by an aging sailor named Whisky Gibbons who deposited him at a brothel on the edge of a small town somewhere outside of anywhere.

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Rudely Interrupted

One of the most energetic and genuine band’s to emerge from Australian rock ‘n’ roll in recent times, Rudely Interrupted have enthralled worldwide audiences with infectious indie pop since 2007. With a sound like The Killers having a Gary Numan party while eating pitch perfect cookies, The Rudies have captured the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere from New York to Toronto and London to Sydney.

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Inside the Whale

Inside The Whale was founded in the Danish town Aarhus back in 1991. At that time most of the members had already played together in the band “It's It” for about two years.
Inside The Whale was in the finals of the “DM I Rock” (Danish Championship for rock bands) in both 1992 and 1993.
The “DM I Rock” 1993 was exceptional that year, as this final also featured two other great bands Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and Kashmir.

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Luke Brennan

Luke Brennan is a singer-songwriter who was born in the southern suburbs of Brisbane and raised in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Consequently he boasts a conclusive knowledge of shopping-centre youth culture. He enjoys travelling, primarily for the purpose of people-watching, for he had people-watched with such excellence in his home town that he had, by the age of 18, seen all of its residents. Thus he lived abroad for a while, venturing tirelessly as a voyeur.

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Death from Above 1979

Death from Above 1979 are the Toronto-based duo of Jesse F. Keeler on bass/synths and Sebastien Grainger on vocals/drums. Refusing to employ a lead guitarist, they played loud synth infused dance punk on the drum and bass combination alone. Originally named just "Death From Above", the duo changed their name after a legal dispute with New York City dance-punk label Death From Above (known as DFA Records since the September 11, 2001 attacks).

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The Author

Two bands with the same name. 1) Many of the tracks listed here are errors, as audio production software Nuendo and Cubase automatically tag the mp3 exports as The Author - The Title as default. Hence unnamed mp3s are tagged as such.
However, The Author are also a band from The Channel Islands, who sound like a mixture between The Streets and Klaxons, if you can imagine such a thing. You can find them here

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UKHC. 1) Daybreak are an English unsigned hardcore band from East Grinstead. The band formed in 2011 after the breakup of C Is For City. The band is formed of 5 members and their 6 track EP "Worn Down" was released in April.
2) Daybreak is an unsigned indie/rock band who perform in the American Midwest. The sounds the quintet makes are intended to be composed movements reflecting the go-with-the-flow attitude we wish we all could have (all of the time), along with image-driven lyrics and rather strange, but infectious melodies.

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Yves Klein Blue

Yves Klein Blue are an Australian indie/rock band from Brisbane, Queensland that formed in 2006. The band are signed to Brisbane record label Dew Process, under which they re-released their debut EP Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention to Themselves. Yves Klein Blue have supported a number of local and international acts, including The Fratellis, The Living End, Ben Kweller, You Am I and The Grates, as well as enjoying slots at Big Day Out 2008, SxSW 2008, Pyramid Rock Festival 08 and Splendour in the Grass 2008.

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Hot Snakes

Hot Snakes was an American post-hardcore band led by Rick Froberg and John Reis, formed in 1999. Reis and Froberg had previously performed together in Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu while living in San Diego, CA during their youth. Although they share sonic similarities with bands its members had previously been involved with, Hot Snakes' sound was much more punk-influenced than Drive Like Jehu and Pitchfork.

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band which formed in February 2006 in New York City, New York, United States. The band consists of Ezra Koenig (vocals, guitar), Chris Baio (bass) and Christopher Tomson (drums). Rostam Batmanglij has left the band in early 2016 to begin solo career, but will continue to collaborate with Ezra. The band has released four albums: "Vampire Weekend" (2008), "Contra" (2010)","Modern Vampires of the City" (2013) and "Father of the Bride" (2019). The band has gained positive comparisons to such artists as Paul Simon, Haircut 100 and The Walkmen.

Vampire Weekend received much buzz from local blogs throughout 2007 during their rise to a record deal with indie label XL Recordings. Rolling Stone placed Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa at number 57 for the top 100 songs of 2007.

The band's debut album, "Vampire Weekend" was released on January 28. 2008. It was a surprise success, peaking at #17 on the Billboard 200.

Their second album "Contra" was released on January 12, 2010. It contains the single "Cousins". The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, only the 12th independently released and distributed album to achieve such a feat.

They are self-proclaimed "specialists in the following styles: 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa', 'Upper West Side Soweto', 'Campus', and 'Oxford Comma Riddim.'"

The name "Vampire Weekend" comes from a movie that Ezra Koenig made in the summer of his freshman year at college. You can watch the trailer on Youtube, here.

Their official site is

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