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Indie Daze returns to O2 Forum Kentish Town for its sixth year, with noisemakers, Therapy? heading up the day's events.
Irish rockers who had a string of hit albums during the 1990s, 'Troublegum' being of particular note. From thrashy punk roots they developed a darker more intense sound that showed greater sophistication without ever sacrificing their accessibility or mainstream cross over potential.
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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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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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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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Sample kings of the early 90s rave scene, the Saints scored big chart success with 'What Can You Do For Me?' and 'Something Good'. A resurgent force in the '00s with their own brand of classy techno-trance, and live DJ sets (Dex N FX).
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Back To The Planet
Back To The Planet (BTTP) formed while squatting together in Peckham, London in 1989, and attracted a following throughout the early 1990s.
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Hull Indie band Kingmaker had six Top 40 singles in the 90s and featured on Top of the Pops with their Top 20 singles 'Eat Yourself Whole' and 'Ten Years Asleep'. Original sing Loz Hardy is now retired from music. He has been replaced by Mike Wright from The Bonnitts with Matt Edible of The Holy Orders, on guitar.
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- 9-17 Highgate Road
- Kentish Town
- NW5 1JY