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Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs were a London three-piece who made wonky and joyfully noisy pop music. The band comprised of an Englishman on bass (Jay Ballard), a Scotsman on guitar (Al Joseph) and a half-Portugueseman on drums (Chris Rodriguez); who were all equally in charge of singing, hooting, whooping and shouting.

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Paul Collins

Paul Collins was a founding member of The Nerves, a legendary underground rock group from 1974-77. (Other legendary rock groups formed in 1974, including Blondie, The Ramones, Radio Birdman and The Dictators). The Nerves were a 3-piece band featuring the talents of Jack Lee, Peter Case (The Plimsouls) and Paul Collins (The Beat). Aside from touring with The Ramones, The Nerves funded their own recordings without a record deal. The Nerves originally recorded the song Hanging On The Telephone, which was leter covered by Deborah Harry and Blondie on the chart topping "Parallel Lines" album.

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A Rocket to the Moon

A Rocket to the Moon is an american pop/alternative rock band. A Rocket to the Moon has released two EPs and a full length. Their first studio full length was released in October 2009. Nick Santino began the band in the summer of 2006 as an experiment, and decided to continue due to positive feedback. A Rocket to the Moon started its first official tour in 2008 with The Cab, Hey Monday, and This Providence. A Rocket to the Moon has also played in such events as Bamboozle.

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Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe (born Nicholas Drain Lowe, 24th March 1949, Walton-on-Thames, England) is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. A pivotal figure in U.K. pub rock, punk rock, and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano, and harmonica. He is perhaps best known for his songs "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding" and "Cruel to Be Kind", as well as his production work with Elvis Costello.

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Critics

Critics are a four-piece pop-punk band based in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. Originally known as The Polaroid People, the band changed their name in 2011 in order to distance themselves for their previous, much poppier sound. Now taking inspiration from some heavier influences, the band are set to release their debut EP within the year.

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Matt and Kim

Matt & Kim are an alternative punk/dance duo from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004 by Matt Johnson (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums/vocals). Their simple, dance style rhythms and energetic performances have gained them a substantial local following and a formidable online presence through social networking and media sites like YouTube and MySpace. The group had sprung from the record label and media group "Iheartcomix", which released their first full-length, self-titled CD in October, 2006.

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The Summer Set

The Summer Set is a pop rock/powerpop band from Scottsdale, Arizona that formed in 2007. TSS is signed on the Militia Group and released their first EP on September 30th, 2008 titled “…In Color”. In December of 2008 The Summer Set realeased their EP “Meet Me On The Left Coast” which inculded their Christmas single, “Love By Our Side”, a b-side titled “Can You Find Me” and an Usher cover, “Love In This Club” as a bonus track. The Summer Set announced in April 2009 that they were heading into the studio to record their debut album, “Love Like This” which was released on October 13th, 2009.

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The Chevelles

The Chevelles are still a great big POWER POP band with loads of guitar action and heaps of soaring harmonies. From day one the critics have raved and the kids of the confection generation have danced and screamed... from their hometown of Perth right across to Europe, USA and South America. In 1992 their debut Album “Kids Ain’t Hip” heralded the arrival of a new power pop force in Australia. With blistering guitars, soaring harmonies and a kick ass live show the band has blazed a significant musical trail over the last 14 years in many corners of the world.

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Even

Even are an Australian indie rock three-piece fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ashley Naylor, with Matthew Cotter on drums and Wally Kempton (also known as Wally Meanie) on bass and backing vocals. Even formed in Melbourne, Australia in March 1994. History Naylor and Cotter played music together at high school and in indie band The Swarm, before being joined by Kempton on bass . Even played their first gig in 1994 at the Empress of India Hotel in Fitzroy, Victoria and after a number of EP's, the band released their first studio album, "Less is More" in 1996.

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Shazam

1- Shazam (not to be confused with band The Shazam) is producer Cameron Parkin from Perth, Western Australia. Getting releases pressed to vinyl since he was 16, his current output is somewhat along the lines of French House and Electro-Funk (in the truest/purest sense of the terminology). 2- Shazam is a German eurodance project produced by Graham Bonney, Andreas Herchenbach and Guido Scheffler.
Shazam released the singles "No Guarantee" and "Baby Baby Baby".

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