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Lydia Cole

Lydia Cole is a 21-year-old songwriter from the North Shore of Auckland. Her lyrics are born purely of experience. Lydia sees herself and her music as advocates for honesty. Her brand new EP 'Love Will Find A Way' was recorded with talented musicians such as Jol Mulholland (The Mots, Gasoline Cowboy), Nick Gaffaney (Anika Moa) and Neil Finn. The next 6 months hold for Lydia a NZ on Air funded radio single and music video, along with shows at festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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The Grates

The Grates are a two-piece band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising Patience Hodgson (vocals), John Patterson (guitar) and Alana Skyring (drums) formed in 2002. They have been lauded for their catchy songs and enthusiastic and energetic live show (Patience spends much of the show bouncing around, even while singing). They are frequently described as fun: "We just wanna have fun and hope other people do too." (Patience). Their sound has been compared to the Ramones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Be Your Own Pet. In March 2006 they played at the South by Southwest trade music fair in Texas.

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Girls

There are at least three bands called Girls. 1) In 2006, Christopher Owens and Liza Thorn began a music project called Curls, which dissolved itself when Liza decided to focus more on her new band, BRIDEZ. Not to be dissuaded, Christopher recruited San Francisco's infamous ladykiller Chet "JR" White to join him and changed the band's name to Girls. Chris was formerly a member of Holy Shit with Ariel Pink.

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Superstar

The vehicle for the pop genius of Joe McAlinden. Joe was previously a member of The Groovy Little Numbers, and recorded for 53rd and 3rd Records of Edinburgh. He has been in Bellshill scene bands with members of Teenage Fanclub, Soup Dragons and The BMX Bandits. They released a mini-album in 1992 on Creation Records called greatest Hits Vol. One. This featured Neil Grant, Raymond Prior and Mark Hughes.

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Darwin Deez

Darwin Smith writes, records, produces and arranges using a 4-string electric guitar in his own invented, secret tuning. Five years ago, he left Wesleyan University (and friends MGMT and Boy Crisis) to start a band in New York City. Their current live set features his original songs, harsh electronic noise, and bouts of synchronized dancing. He has been dubbed the Michael Jackson of indie rock.

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Sparkadia

Sparkadia is an alternative rock band based in Australia. The band formed in Sydney, Australia, in 2004 and currently comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Burnett, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist Tiffany Preece, bassist and vocalist Nick Rabone and drummer David Hall. The band found commercial success when their debut album Postcards peaked at #23 on the ARIA albums chart. The band formed in Annandale, Sydney, in 2004.

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Breanne Düren

Breanne Düren (born Breanne Elizabeth Durenberger on October 8, 1987) is an American singer from Burnsville, Minnesota. She is best known for being a part of Adam Young's music project Swimming With Dolphins, and for her work with Owl City. She can be heard on the songs "The Saltwater Room", "On The Wing" and "Air Traffic" by Owl City. She is also featured on the songs "Summer" and "Take Me Home Tonight" by Jamestown Story. Breanne Düren released a self-titled full-length album in 2008. Her upcoming EP entitled "Sparks" is coming out on May 3rd and is available for pre-sale on her website.

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Phoenix

There have been a number of artists going by the name of Phoenix
(1) A popular French alternative rock band
(2) A Romanian folk rock band
(3) A short-lived British hard rock band
(4) A UK-based filk band
(5) A goa project
(6) A rac band with members from France and Sweden.
(7) A hungarian rock band
(8) A hungarian rapper
(9) An Oklahoma City garage-soul band from the late 1960s/early 1970s
(10) A Japanese pop group from the 60s.
(11) A British rapper Phoenix (1)

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St. Vincent

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Annie Clark (born 28 September, 1982) is an American multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who performs under the moniker St. Vincent. She was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' touring band. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and as a teenager worked as the tour manager for her uncle's band Tuck & Patti. She grew up in Dallas and attended Lake Highlands High School, graduating in 2001. Following this, she went on to attend Berklee College of Music, dropping out 3 years later.

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