melodic punk

The Optionals

The Optionals are a rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band has played with acts such as The Porkers, Gazoonga Attack, Leatherface(UK), Frenzal Rhomb, Bouncing Souls(USA),Unpaid Debt, Zombie Ghost Train, and Stockholm Syndrome.

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Smoke or Fire

Smoke or Fire is an American punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band originally formed in 1998, when western Massachusetts natives Joe McMahan (lead vocals and guitar) and Jeremy Cochran (guitar) got together with fellow Boston University students Ken Gurley (bass) and Nick Maggiore (drums), hailing from New Hampshire. Originally calling themselves Jericho, the boys released their debut album, When the Battery Dies, in 2000. Their fan base grew as they played DIY basement shows and small clubs throughout the Northeast.

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Cry Havoc

3 known bands exist with the name Cry Havoc: 1. Cry Havoc is a band made up of members from Doncaster and Bolton. They play heavy rock funk. They have been described as sounding like QOTSA meets Pearl Jam and RHCP. 2. Cry Havoc a melodic punk/rock band from Southern California. Their later music style is melodic hardcore/post-hardcore. 3. POWERFUL + ROCKIN' CRUSTY D-BEAT MAYHEM FROM SHEFFIELD!!!

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statues

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. statues are a power pop outfit from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. They are comprised of Rob Seaton (vocals, guitar), Jeff Houle (drums, vocals) and Mitch Houle (bass, vocals). You can find more information on their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/statues) or their own website (http://www.statues.ca). 2. Statues is an hardcore/blues/screamo band from Perth, Australia, made up of Mike Dann (vocals), Duncan Wolfe (drums), Scott Kay (guitars) and Matt Templeman (bass).

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Daysworth Fighting

Hailing from Victoria's Western Suburbs, the four members of Daysworth Fighting have been jamming together since 2001 under their former name - Potamus. After a long break in 2004 where Bassist - John, and Drummer James fulfilled personal commitments overseas, the band started anew under the name Daysworth Fighting. Spending most of 2005 getting organized and back into playing live shows, the band has further progressed in their style of hardcore punk rock, mixing new melodies and tempos with rough vocals and driving beats, and playing with some of Australia's finest bands along the way.

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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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The Swellers

The Swellers are a punk quartet from Fenton, Michigan, formed in 2002. Their music is fast and melodic, drawing heavy influences from 1990s skate punk. The current lineup consists of Nick Diener (guitar & lead vocals), Jonathan Diener (drums & backing vocals), Ryan Collins (guitar) and Anto Boros (bass). They are signed to Fueled By Ramen. The band played on the Vans Warped Tour in 2005 and had a short tour in Japan following the Japanese release of The Beginning of the End Again.

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Nothington

Nothington is a punk band formed out of the now defunct Tsunami Bomb shortly after their demise in Spring 2006 and are from San Francisco, CA. Lead singer Jay’s southern background provides a leaning towards soulful song writing mixed with influences that the band proudly wears on their road-worn hearts like Tom Waits, Leatherface, and Mike Ness. In Fall 2006, Tsunami Bomb members Gabe Lindmen and Jay Northington, began work on new demo tracks.

Fireworks

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Fireworks is a pop punk band from Detroit, Michigan consisting of David Mackinder, Tymm Rengers, Chris Mojan, Kyle O'Neil, and Brett Jones. They are a group of individuals creating a sound with enough pop quality to keep your little sister's attention, and enough edge to rid them of "guilty pleasure" status. Hailing from stereotypically suburban metro Detroit, Fireworks is comprised of five electric personalities with endless influences. Together they create a unique blend of "infectious, well-written punk with an undeniable sense of melody.

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