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The Dirty Feel

The Dirty Feel summon images of Godzilla stamping through London sneering 'Talk In the City' with their bombastic sound of heavy drums and grunge guitars. But be prepared for a surprise as this monster comes over all cuddly and sits down for a clap-along outro

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Status Quo

Status Quo are a british rock band with strong boogie line. The group was founded by bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Francis Rossi in 1962. They began as a rock and roll freakbeat band called The Spectres. By 1967, with very little commercial success, they discovered psychedelia and changed their name to Traffic (later Traffic Jam, to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic.) At this time the line-up also included organist Roy Lynes and drummer John Coghlan.

Django Django

Skip the Light FanDjango Django Django The triple distilled essence (and sensibility) of an artistic huddle of mischievous musicals, the deft purveyors of an acutely infectious amalgam of neo scoto-irish bop to the pop sentiment. Fruitily looping and catchily hooking our hungry ears with their finely crafted fly hooks; fly hooks finely tied and then melodically unknotted, by well feathered professionals.

Steve Ignorant

Steve Ignorant is a singer and artist. He co-founded the anarchist punk rock band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977, and has worked with other groups including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar (sic), The Stratford Mercenaries and Current 93 (under the name Stephen Intelligent) as well as being an occasional solo performer. He is also a sculptor, and has worked as a traditional Punch and Judy performer using the name Professor Ignorant. In recent years he has developed an interest in the history of traditional east London music hall performance.

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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson was born in London, England in 1976 and is the son of Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson (Richard & Linda Thompson), and the brother of singer Kamila Thompson. Teddy's style is difficult to categorize, because his influences are varied. Growing up around folk music, he listened to a musical gamut that covered Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke and gospel. As he fell in with other musical progeny, most notably close friend Rufus Wainwright, his sound developed into his own combination of country/western, rock, and his father's folk-rock.

Fear Like Us

Spawning from the cesspools of Newcastle, Fear Like Us was originally formed as a two-piece back in 04. They recorded a demo back then, and soon Jamie Hay and Kim Wall were joined by Babs on bass. A demo came out in 05, a split with another Newcastle band Scarlet Fever. With both demos unavailable now, it's hard to get your hands on some of these old recordings. Towards the end of 2006, Joel joined the band on drums, which added a more fuller sound for an ever-increasing in popularity band.

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Bennet

Bennet formed in the summer of 1993 in Reading. They spent their days writing, rehearsing and playing gigs. Having finally found their "sound", they signed a deal with Roadrunner Records in 1995. Debut single "If You Met Me, Then You'd Like Me" is released in the UK in March 1996, which charted in the Independent Top 10. In May `96 their second single, "Colossal Man" again charted and saw the band touring with the likes of Number One Cup, Pusherman and Supermodel. Bennet was also approached by the Fierce Panda label to do a joint single with Bis and Number One Cup.

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Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd, 17, is a student from Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom. She is of Romany ancestry through her mother. She studied performing arts at Dyson Perrins CE Sports College in 2009. She auditioned for The X Factor twice before (when the minimum age was lower) singing ballads but it was only after reinventing herself in 2010 that she got through to see the judges. Lloyd has previously performed at holiday camps and said she gets a mixed reaction to her music. She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of Turn My Swag On.

Mystery Jets

Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, England Mystery Jets are a prog/psychedelia-influenced British indie band who refer to as many genres as they like without being bound by any of them. Formed in 2005, the band consists of Blaine Harrison (lead vocals, keyboards), his father Henry Harrison (guitar, backing vocals), William Rees (lead guitar), Kai Fish (bass) and Kapil Trivedi (drums). Due to health problems, Henry Harrison no longer tours with the band, but is still involved in writing and recording.

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