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Trial Kennedy

Trial Kennedy are an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Victoria that formed in 2002. Since their formation, the band have increased in popularity significantly due to their prolific touring and from the support of independent Australian radio shows, such as Triple J's punk and hardcore-oriented show, ShortFastLoud. The band's unique name comes from a music teacher, Mark Kennedy. When the band met in high school, they were all seeing Kennedy as their guitar tutor."We all 'trialled' off him", noted guitarist Stacey Gray.

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Battletruk

Battletruk are four mates who defy trends and play hardcore that they grew up on. Straight up no bullshit punk influenced short fast nasty songs to mosh to. Currently just released a split with friends Pillar of Hope, called Battle of Hope on beerfridgerecords/MGM (avail now at all good record stores on OZ). After successful launches in Aug, the next stop is a Madball support followed by a show with The Dead Walk. checkout their myspace (battletrukhc).
TRUK YEAH

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Valencia

In the years between Valencia’s 2005 debut, This Could Be A Possibility , and their forthcoming release, We All Need A Reason To Believe, the much beloved pop-punk quintet – singer Shane Henderson, drummer Max Soria, bassist George Ciukurescu and guitarists JD Perry and Brendan Walter — have kept the kind of positive attitude that you don’t find in most rock bands today. “So much of the music out there now is negative,” says Valencia frontman Henderson with a heavy sigh. “It’s all about someone complaining about their life.

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Intentions

There are at least three artists using this name: 1. A three-piece post-hardcore band from Sydney, Australia, formed in mid-2008, taking inspiration from Fugazi, Gang Of Four, Ohana, To The North and Steve Reich. They are three people living in Sydney who argue amongst themselves about what genre they are (indie punk?), but who also make music that is angular, unadorned, catchy, contemplative and incisive. Various perspectives on Intentions' music: "a great raw mix of emotional uncertainty, loose math-rock rhythms and a whirlwind of furious energy... brilliant stuff"

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L.U.S.T.

From the back streets of Sydney’s Inner-West, L.U.S.T. are a band of four who play a unique brand of rock. Fusing the obnoxious anarchy of '70s punk rock with the guitar driven trash of '80s hard rock, L.U.S.T. are a fast and hard punch to the throat. With a new history on the road ripping apart venues L.U.S.T. have bonded with many Australian touring acts including LORD and the Hell City Glamours.

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GBH

Charged G.B.H.
Charged GBH originally formed under the name 'GBH' (named after the British legal phrase 'Grievous Bodily Harm), unknown to the band at the time, another band with the name GBH already existed. In light of this the band added 'Charged' at the beginning of their name, and thus 'Charged GBH' was born. It began with Colin (Col) Abrahall on vocals, Colin (Jock) Blyth on guitar, Ross Lomas on bass, as well as their first drummer Andrew Williams.

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Mindless

There are 4 artists by the name <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Mindless" class="bbcode_artist">Mindless</a> 1) A Dutch nu-metal act. Mindless was formed in the beginning of 1998 inNijmegen, The Netherlands. Mindless started of under the name Mindless + Support Act, but this was soon after changed to just Mindless to prevent misunderstandings. Their music is a blend of <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">metal</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/nu-metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">nu-metal</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">rock</a> topped of with Dutch lyrics.
After some early line-up changes, the current line-up is Tim Engelaar (vocals, guitar), Martijn Ophoff (bass), Sjoerd Zaalberg van Zelst (keys, raps), Tjeerd Alwicher (guitar) and Armand Knibbeler (drums).

Over-Reactor

Over-reactor are a hip-hop/punk/metal two piece from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2010. After establishing himself as a powerhouse songwriter and producer with The Director's Cult and Dukes Of Windsor, musicologist Cory Blight spent four months in 2009 recording the music tracks for Over-reactor in his studio in St Kilda.
Enter Ezekiel Ox, the punk rock shaman who had already torched every major Australian festival's stage, harnessed the power of Columbia Records in New York and sold out a UK headline tour with his bands Mammal and Full Scale.

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