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Shiiine On are delighted to announce the latest acts to play the 2019 Weekender this November. The three day indoor festival which takes place at Butlin’s Minehead Arena is a celebration of indie and dance music from the sub cultures which brought together the masses in the 80’s, 90’s and beyond.
Please visit www.shiiineon.com/weekender/ for more information.
The wispy pop outfit the Lightning Seeds is essentially the solo project of noted producer Ian Broudie. Following major success on both sides of the Atlantic in the 90s, Broudie made an attempt to modernise the Lightning Seeds’ sound on 1999’s Tilt, but the album's commercial reception was less than overwhelming and he decided to put the group on hiatus. Following the turn of the millennium Broudie produced a number of bands on the Liverpool 'cosmic scouse' scene, including Coral and the Zutons, and 2004 saw the arrival of Tales Told, Broudie's first solo album under his own name. Two years later Broudie re-formed the Lightning Seeds with a new lineup for live appearances, and in May 2009 the group's sixth studio album, Four Winds, was released.
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Brothers Danny and Richard McNamara, the forces behind West Yorkshire's Embrace, once achieved Indie anthems of epic Coldplay proportions (who actually supported Embrace early in their career!). From stadium classics like the top ten hits 'All You Good Good People' and 'Come Back To What You Know' to their three number one albums, sold out arena shows and well over a million album sales behind them, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. They returned some eight years later with the eponymous 'Embrace', offering a rawer, darker sound, whilst still maintaining their signature big anthems and huge choruses and came back in 2018 with their album; 'Love Is A Basic Need'.
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The Wonder Stuff
This West Midlands-based band gained a significant following in the late 1980s with two critically acclaimed albums, 'The Eight Legged Groove Machine' and 'Hup'. Mainstream chart success followed with their third album in 1991, which included the hits 'The Size of a Cow', and 'Dizzy' performed with Vic Reeves. The band split in 1994, but after a seven year sabbatical, they reformed and continue to play their old numbers, along with new material.
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Scottish alt-rockers led by Roddy Woomble. Passionate rock'n'roll, brimming with restrained aggression, they reached their biggest level of success with singles 'You Held The World In Your Arms' (a UK no.9 hit) and 'American English'. While on a hiatus, frontman Roddy Woomble released several solo albums, while guitarist Rod Jones released material under his own name in addition to forming the band The Birthday Suit. In 2014, the boys reunited, completing a sold out acoustic tour of unique, intimate venues throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, re-introducing themselves to live audiences after a half-decade break. Their 8th studio album followed in 2015, while 9th album 'Interview Music' was released in 2019.
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Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Along with PWEI and The Wonderstuff, the Ned's helped to put Stourbridge on the indie-rock music map back in the 1990s. Formed in 1987, they achieved three Top 20 singles and two Top 20 albums - their debut 'God Fodder' went in at no. 4. They ceased being a full-time band in 1995 but are now back with all five original members Dan, Alex, Mat, Rat and Jonn.
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Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded Liverpool guitar bands of the time, The La's and Shack, Cast have released six albums including the top 10 platinum releases 'All Change' and 'Morher Nature Calls', and have enjoyed a string of top 20 singles, from the debut 'Finetime' to 'Beat Mama'. After the band's split, Power released a series of solo albums, but reformed Cast in 2010 under the line-up of Power joined by Liam 'Skin' Tyson - lead guitar, Keith O'Neill - drums and Jay Lewis - bass. The reinvigorated Cast continue to produce new material full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been known for, along with a formidable live reputation. Noel Gallagher described watching the band as "a religious experience."
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Reverend And The Makers
Fusing indie rock melody and attitude with dance rhythm, Reverend And The Makers is the brainchild of Sheffield musician Jon McClure, who recorded the original RATM demos with members of the Arctic Monkeys and Bromheads Jacket. The group uses a combination of indie rock, electro and funk to complete their signature sound.
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The Wedding Present
In the late 1980s The Wedding Present were one of the most famous British indie bands. Their career path often involved unusual decisions, such as recording a set of Ukranian folk songs for their first major-label offering and releasing a single on the first Monday of every month for a year. Band members came and went, but the idea of The Wedding Present as a group has remained. Nowadays fans of 'the Weddoes' can still hear their favourite songs (as well as new material) being played live by original songwriter David Gedge and his band.
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Steve Mason is a Scottish musician, best known as the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Beta Band. He has also been a member of Black Affair with Jimmy Edgar and is now performing solo.
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Pop Will Eat Itself
In 1987, Pop Will Eat Itself surprised the independent music world by morphing overnight from two minute, three chord indie pop wonders into hip-hop rock crossover pioneers. Years ahead of their time, PWEI produced "Box Frenzy", a furious mix of beatboxes, metal riffs, MC'ing and pop songs. Featuring the notorious "Beaver Patrol" single, and the hugely successful "There Is No Love Between Us Anymore", the album brought the band a whole new audience and opened them up to as much praise as it did ridicule amongst a perplexed music press. This unique band, whose influence touched the careers of acts such as The Prodigy and Nine Inch Nails, still has a large, strong following worldwide, and there is an active online community who have shown great interest in these titles thus far.
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The group that've made folk rock fashionable again, Turin Brakes lace their melodic acoustic musings with a healthy dose of indie to make the perfect hummable songs for those lazy summer afternoons. Mind blowing vocals and awesome guitar from this very talented band.
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Principally known as the songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of the influential band Husker Du in the '80s, and Sugar in the '90s, the revered singer/songwriter has been releasing solo albums since 1989, post-Husker Du. Additionally, he is also a DJ in collaboration with Rich Morel under the collective banner 'Blowoff'.
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Swervedriver were formed in Britain in 1990 by vocalists/guitarists Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge, with their current line-up also comprising of Mikey Jones on drums and Mick Quinn on bass. Fusing the swirling textures of the shoegazer aesthetic with the more traditional boundaries of pop, the group went on to releases a series of brilliant EPs and albums before taking a hiatus after the 90s. They returned with a new album in 2015 and are back again with 2019's 'Future Ruins'.
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Jim Bob was lead singer with indie/punk legends Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with whom he headlined Glastonbury and had a ton of chart hits, including a number 1 album. He has released eight solo albums and is also the author of four novels.
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90s indie-starlets, whose short time in the spotlight with their bouncy indie-electronica produced a string of UK hits - Real Real Real, International Bright Young Thing' - and a US number 1 with Right Here, Right Now. No, honestly, it's true.
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Red Snapper are a band who defy categorisation, taking from a huge range of musical styles and genres to produce murky and hard-hitting tunes with plenty of depth. Previously on Warp Records, the band are known for their live and organic sound which has also included elements of dub, trip hop and drum and bass – all driven by the trademark sound of Ali Friend's double bass.
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Most famous for the international hit 'You're Gorgeous' in 1996, Babybird disbanded after their third album in 2000. However Stephen continued to be ever prolific, releasing an endless cycle of download albums through Bandcamp. Following a heart attack in 2017, Stephen Jones and his crew are back on the scene with more mood-swinging, eccentric and bursting-at-the-seams melodic pop delight.
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The Sultans of Ping FC
The Sultans Of Ping FC were an Irish band active between 1989 and 1997. They became well known for a series of popular singles, such as 'Teenage Punks', 'Michiko' and the cult classic 'Where's Me Jumper' (voted the second best Irish song of all time by listeners of the Ian Dempsey show on Today FM). Now several members of the original band return, assisted by Ian Olney on bass.
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Jah Wobble has always managed to surprise, delight and confound his core audience. Never following dictates of record marketing men, he provides continued creativity and invention. A fantastic aural journey through dub, world, ambient and avant-rock music, as Jah paints his entrancingly dark, textural soundscapes.
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A champion of Indie new and old, former NME hack Lamacq is one of the country's most influential radio DJs. His former Radio 1 show 'The Evening Session' had been the springboard for many a new band's career. He is now heard weekdays on BBC 6Music.
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Best known as the drummer of The Smiths, Mike is now firmly established as a DJ, regularly guesting on stations from BBC 6Music to East Village Radio, New York's hippest station. Expect a choice selection of his favourite new and classic sounds.
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The recently reformed The Woodentops were late 1980s Glastonbury headliners and were much loved by John Peel. The first band to cross over between dance and indie music, they prefigured bands such as Happy Mondays - with everyone from Paul Oakenfold to Ashley Beedle playing their records at early acid house parties.
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Tony Wright (Terrorvision)
The frontman of British rock band Terrorvision. When he's not touring with Braford 90's hit makers, he writes, records and tours under his own name with a setlist made up of songs he has written on his acoustic guitar - some upbeat, some melancholic, but all thought-provoking.
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Inner City is an American house and techno group, formed in Detroit, by Kevin Saunderson, considered to be one of the most influential dance acts of all time. They enjoyed two huge top ten hits in the UK in 1988 with 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life'. Led by founder Kevin Saunderson, widely credited as one of the landmark figures in techno and dance music, joined by the soaring vocals of Paris Grey and Kevin's wife Ann Saunderson, now joined by Kevin’s son and creative protégé Dantiez as a new addition to the group.
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Also known as Edgar Summertyme, Jones is a singer/songwriter and former member of The Stairs. He has played in other bands such as The Isrites, The Big Kids, Edgar Jones & The Joneses and Free Peace. Noel Gallagher once said Jones had made 'probably one of the best records I have ever heard'.
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Reformed '77 post-punk band, featuring Goldblade's John Robb. A key influence on bands like Big Black and the US underground, The Membranes are a melting pot of post punk, psychedelic rock, noise and drone, and neo classical pieces. The band claim they are "not a rock n roll project, but a high decibel orchestra playing discordant death disco symphonies about life and the universe and beyond. With music that varies from classic Membranes discordant noise, to drone rock epics, to neo classical orchestrated pieces to psych outs, to a walk on the dark side exercise in post punk with dark dub exercises…”
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Formed in the mid-80s by former youth worker Peter Hooton. Probably best known for their anthemic hit 'All Together Now', first released in 1990 and reissued as the official England European Championships single in 2004, they're still getting on the Groovy Train today.
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Apollo 440 are an English band formed in Liverpool in 1990. Apollo 440 have written, recorded and produced five albums, collaborated with and produced other artists, remixed as Apollo 440 and as ambient cinematic alter-ego Stealth Sonic Orchestra, and created music for film, television, advertisements and multimedia.
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Happy Mondays backing vocalist and a former X Factor finalist in 2004.
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The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s and the Top 5 hit 'Good Enough', still a staple of the Radio 2 playlist. Now back together, the definitive line up of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest bring us those catchy summer hits including 'Staying Out For The Summer' and 'In A Room'. 'Dodgy's new album is a revelation’ (The Guardian).
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The original fusionists Transglobal Underground are the collective that first fused club culture and world music into a whole new onstage experience.
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Adam Sky (Adamski)
One of the early 90s most famous dance DJs, Adamski (now known as Adam Sky) scored a chart-topping hit with 'Killer' and also made the anthemic old skool track 'NRG'.
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Former guitarist with Simply Red and The Stone Roses, and sometime collaborator with Ian Brown. Now a solo artist in his own right, Aziz has a unique East meets West sound and his guitar playing has been described as Ravi Shankar crossed with Jimi Hendrix.
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King of the Slums
King of the Slums are a British alternative rock band. Formed in Greater Manchester in the mid-1980s, the band specialised in a kind of electric violin and guitar-driven rock music, and released their debut single in 1986. Whilst the band earned some critical acclaim from the UK music press, commercial success eluded them and the group disbanded in the early 1990s following the release of their second studio album, Blowzy Weirdos (1991). An album of new material plus some older songs appeared in 2009 credited to both King of the Slums and Slum Cathedral User, which was the original name of the group. In 2017 the band announced a brand new album Manco Diablo which was released on 8 June 2017. Their new album 'Artgod Dogs' is currently being hailed by critics as one of their finest. It was released exactly one year on from Manco Diablo, on June 8th 2018.
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Sice (Boo Radleys)
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