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Iowa

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www.myspace.com Iowa: a place, sure, but also a state of mind. It’s a place somewhere between shoegaze and psychedelia, a spacious soundscape of reverb, feedback and dirty, dirty fuzz that could have provided a home for everyone from Spacemen 3 to the Jesus & Mary Chain. And it’s a state of mind shared by the Melbourne three-piece of the same name.

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SixFtHick

Sleazy but wry, cowpunk / hard rock that has some similarities to bands like Nashville Pussy and The Cramps but is more tongue-in-cheek. Know for their ferocious live shows, SixFtHick, portray their hometown, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as if it was a separate country, with co-lead singer Geoff Corbett playing the role of a parochial Boss Hogg. The other singer, his brother, Ben Corbett plays the role of a disturbed Iggy Pop with an emphasis on physical self abuse.

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Puta Madre Brothers

THREE DIRT MEN WITH THREE DRUMS Y THREE GUITARS. THE WORLD ONLY TRIPLE ONE-MAN-BAND-BAND. “Their valiant musical stylings were combined with an assertive masculinity that had everyone bopping and drooling at their cheeky bad-boy appeal: what else would you expect of a group called Puta Madre Brothers? Half traditional mariachi band, half laughing lunatics,!“ -FasterLouder.com.au “The Puta Madre Brothers are a phenomenal live band, you would swear that they were a five piece.

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Panel Van Halen

3 blokes from melbourne, old enough to know better but to young to stop. impure rock fury, been practicing for years and from the sounds of it need a couple more.... songs about cars, sheds, motorbikes, shouting at your kids/ being shouted at by your kids, riding motorbikes, being drunk, shit jobs, being hungover and a few sad songs about not being drunk... this is the soundtrack to coming home at 3am and tripping over the couch.

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Emperors

Emperors started out in 2009 as a studio project with Adam Livingston and Greg Sanders having the common goal of writing catchy, loud pop music without any trace of cynicism or pretension. The songs combine rich melodies, anthemic vocals and abrasive guitars with the influences being varied, but firmly entrenched in 90’s indie rock and 80’s punk.
So what began as an inebriated, weekly ritual in a North Perth apartment developed over the next year until it became a poorly rehearsed but passionate rock n roll machine.

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Big Scary

Tom was a strummer. Jo was a drummer. Tom and Jo jammed in Jo's living room. Tom and Jo had fun and they thought their music was alright. Tom and Jo recorded a few songs, and decided they should be a band called Big Scary, even though it's not very big, or scary. ...Pleased with their efforts with these songs, Tom and Jo decided to record a few more, and make a mini-EP. Tom and Jo then uploaded some of these for your listening and downloading pleasure. The EP as a whole received single of the week in Beat and the band were described as "talented and fearless".

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The Models

There are at least 3 bands called The Models One is a girl group from the 1960s, who relased a cover of "Bend Me, Shape Me" in 1966. One being a English punk band who released Man of The Year/Freeze 7 inch in 1979. The band included future Rema-Rema and Adam and the Ants guitarist and early British punk fixture Marco Pirroni. And the other are one of Australia’s most successful and pioneering electronic bands who topped the charts throughout the 80’s.

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Ty Segall

Burying '60s sing-alongs and dance crazes beneath waves of reverb and giddy thud, Ty Segall has carved out his own shelf in the neo-psych garage alongside SF compatriots and collaborators Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees. As an exploration of the space between Cro-Magnon fuzz and atmospheric acoustic psych, Ty Segall continues to crank out the best new garage rock from San Francisco. Ty Segall is the lead singer of Epsilons, the drummer for Traditional fools, the drummer every once in a while for Party Fowl, and as of February 2009, an occasional guitarist/drummer for Sic Alps.

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The Whole Molko

The Whole Molko is a band shrouded in myth, folklore and utter bullshit.
Just ask them. "The Whole Molko is a sexual position from Afghanistan," claims Figgers the lead singer of the Melbourne 4 piece. "I couldn't tell you what it involves or what limbs are entangled, but let's just say it's complicated. Like those crappy relationship statuses on social networking sites." From humble beginnings, the 4 Molkos, (Dave "Posh" Crowe, Sean "Baby" Figgers...

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