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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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There is more than one band with this name. 1. Rook were a rock band from Melbourne, Victoria. Formed in 2005 and split up in 2010. They played their last show at the Corner Hotel on 30th of January 2010. “… Melbourne heavy rockers Rook fired up the crowd with tracks from their ’Transitions’ EP. Whilst being a sonically impressive recording, Transitions really comes to life in a live capacity, each track inflating, amplifying and escalating flaunting layers of sound often veiled by the recording process.

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The latest band to impact onto the Australian rock scene – BUGDUST - step up and into the ring with no holds barred. In a music climate enjoying the long awaited re-emergence of rock, the BUGDUST blend of dynamic crunching guitar rock, relentless driving rhythms and killer three part vocal harmonies is set to take a serious grip on the rock fans wrestling with the challenge of finding music of the ‘Sweaty Honest Rock belt classification’.

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With a dedicated love of melodic pop-rock, Celadore’s approach to their debut EP Distance Is A Gun was all about the songs. “Our songs are drawn from personal experience. Distance Is A Gun is the title track and strangely enough was the last song that we worked on prior to recording. We had already started pre-production when Coops brought in a rough demo. With its catchy pulse and crashing chorus, it was the way the relatively bleak and defeated lyrics sat with the upbeat energy of the melody that stood out.” – Celadore

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Michael Paynter

Michael Paynter (born 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) is a singer-songwriter and musician. He will release his debut album in early 2010, entitled This Welcome Diversion. He has released two singles from the album, "Closer" and "A Victim Song". To promote his album, Paynter supported Vanessa Amorosi on her national tour throughout July 2008, and served as the main support act for Shannon Noll on his National tour at the end of 2008.

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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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