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Kids In Glass Houses

Kids In Glass Houses are a five-piece rock band from Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom. The band formed in 2003 and signed with Roadrunner Records in December 2007. Kids In Glass Houses currently comprises vocalist Aled Phillips, guitarists Joel Fisher and Iain Mahanty, bassist Andrew Shay, and drummer Philip Jenkins. The band’s debut EP, E-Pocalypse, was released during their time as an unsigned band in 2006.

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Amber Calling

Amber Calling started out life in 2005 as '919'; and recently made the transition to the new name. The band has shared the stage with some of the country's biggest acts such as Something With Numbers and Grinspoon. They band played the local stage at Taste of Chaos with Aiden, Rise Against and The Used in 2007 and has appeared on Fuel TV as well as being featured on the Myspace Homepage. 'This Cell' the lead track from their Road Rage EP has been featured on a range of national and international compilation CD's including Starving Kid Records, Scratch Records and Perisher Blue.

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We Are the In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd didn’t require much time to live up to their name.

Formed in 2009 and signed by Hopeless Records shortly after, this is a band that had all their dominoes poised and ready to fall in their favor in quick succession. Armed with an irresistible combo of male and female vocals, the handful of vibrant songs the group have released are only tastes of what’s on the horizon.

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City Riots

The indie four-piece flew overseas in 2008 to play the Great Escape Festival in the UK after Martin Elbourne (former agent of New Order, The Smiths) immediately confirmed City Riots after watching the band perform just a few weeks beforehand. The band was part of a stellar line-up including The Wombats, Vampire Weekend and The Futureheads, as well as playing sideshows at the Camden Barfly and the International Pop Festival in Liverpool.

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The Audition

The Audition are a pop/rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is comprised of drummer Ryan O'Connor, lead guitarist Seth Johnson and rhythm guitarist Timmy Klepek who are from Chicago, with lead vocalist Danny Stevens who is from Detroit, Michigan. The band was originally formed by former bassist Joe Lussa, former guitarist Bob Morris, former vocalist Evo Soria and current drummer Ryan O'Connor, and has gone through multiple lineup changes since then. The band's first release was a six track demo entitled "Every Scar Has It's Moment".

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Heroes For Hire

With their debut album, Life Of The Party, Sydney pop punk outfit Heroes For Hire are set to make the jump from the highways of Australia to stereos worldwide. No strangers to hard work, the band have been juggling their love for playing live with their studio commitments, following the path laid by great Australian rock’n’roll acts like The Living End and Grinspoon. All this van time has resulted in the assured and confident Life Of The Party, a record any passing fan of Blink 182, Fall Out Boy and All Time Low will be instantly enamoured of.

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No Use for a Name

No Use for a Name (often abbreviated NUFAN) is a punk rock band from San Jose, California. They were formed in 1987 by Tony Sly and Rory Koff. The band is highly praised in the skate punk and hardcore scenes, though their sound has evolved considerably through the years, taking on a much lighter and poppier brand of melodic punk. NUFAN's debut album, Incognito, was released in 1990 through New Red Archives.

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Heartbreak Club

What has become of Heartbreak Club (HBC)? Once a straight-up parody of angst-ridden pop, HBC are rapidly becoming Australia's beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990's inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes. In doing so, HBC have recorded a new, darker and grittier album that is 'unapologetically melodic; adopting a brutally honest, confessional and grungier tone' than previous efforts, with the band noting their admiration for Weezer, Regurgitator, Blink 182 and Nirvana. They are still geeks, however.

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Panic! At the Disco

Panic! At the Disco is currently a two-piece rock band hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. The current members are vocalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith. Their debut album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out has sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide, 1.5 million of which were in the United States alone. This shot them into the international spotlight. Their sophomore album Pretty. Odd. debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.

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The Menzingers

The Menzingers originally formed after the dissolution of Bob And The Sagets, a band local to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania. With the addition of Greg Barnett the band recorded a demo/self-released album "A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology" in 2006. Shortly thereafter they were signed by Go-Kart Records and re-recorded the songs from "A Lesson" and re-released their album with the addition of some new tracks. At the Fest VII in Gainesville, FL they were approached by Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms and subsequently signed to Red Scare Industries.

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