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Tanya Donelly - 100% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Tanya Donelly’s career trajectory reflects a desire to have an ever-increasing level of control over her artistic output. After leaving both Throwing Muses and the Breeders because she did not want to stand back in the shadows, she eventually found the group format of Belly equally constrictive. Belly reached a natural death Read more

Throwing Muses - 59% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Kristin Hersh (7 August 1966, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar), Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar), Elaine Adamedes (bass) and David Narcizo (drums), Throwing Muses added an entirely new perspective to the pop model of the late 80s. The band was formed by step-sisters (who had previously Read more

Juliana Hatfield - 39% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 July 1967, Wiscasset, Maine, USA. Formerly with the Blake Babies, Hatfield is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who became a favourite of the early 90s indie media through her on-off liaisons with the Lemonheads’ Evan Dando, her self-professed virginity, and her excessively vulnerable songs. Her first musical experience came when singing Police cover versions in a sc Read more

The Breeders - 34% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Restless with her subordinate role in Boston, USA guitar band Pixies, bass player Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; guitar, vocals, synthesizers) forged this spin-off project with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The name Breeders, a derogatory term used by homosexuals to describe heterosexuals, Read more

Letters To Cleo - 32% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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The debut long-playing release by this Boston, Massachusetts, USA-based power pop band, 1993’s Aurora Glory Alice, caused an immediate impact, leading to a major label contract with Giant Records. They repackaged and re-released the album in October 1994, including the song ‘Here And Now’. This featured on the soundtrack to the syndicated television show Melrose Read more

Veruca Salt - 32% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, Illinois, USA-based indie rock quartet formed in 1992 around singer/guitarists Nina Gordon (Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon, 14 November 1967, USA) and Louise Post (b. Louise Lightner Post, 7 December 1966, St. Louis, Missouri, USA), eventually joined by bass player Steve Lack and Gordon’s brother, drummer Jim Shapiro (b. 19 March 1965, USA). ‘We started off pl Read more

Liz Phair - 28% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1967, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Phair was brought up in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Illinois, by her adoptive father (a physician) and mother (an art teacher). It was a perfectly happy childhood, during which she befriended the actress Julia Roberts (a friendship later recounted in the song ‘Chopsticks’). Her first love was art, but at Oberlin College Read more

The Wonder Stuff - 28% match to Belly

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, in April 1986, the Wonder Stuff originally featured Miles Hunt (29 July 1966, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Malcolm Treece (guitar), Rob Jones aka The Bass Thing (b. 1964, d. 30 July 1993, New York, USA; bass, replacing original member Chris Fradgley) and former Mighty Lemon Drops drummer Martin Gilks (b. 2 Read more

Ned's Atomic Dustbin - 27% match to Belly

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stourbrige, West Midlands, England in 1988 by local characters Jonn Penney (17 September 1968, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, England; vocals), Rat (b. Garath Pring, 8 November 1970, Sedgley, West Midlands, England; guitar), Matt Cheslin (b. 28 November 1970, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, England; bass), Alex Griffin (b. 29 August 1971, Kingswinford, West Midlands, Engl Read more

Sugar - 27% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Luscious Jackson - 26% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The New York, USA-based band Luscious Jackson enjoyed almost universal press acclaim in the 90s with their spacious, bass-driven hip-hop/rock crossover. Their sound sampled New York life first-hand, with breakbeats married to traffic noise and overheard conversation, coupled with a slouching bass and guitar that managed to effect a Brooklyn drawl of its own. They were actually Read more

Elastica - 23% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the most prominent bands on the UK independent scene during the 90s, Elastica’s line-up coalesced around Justine Frischmann (16 September 1969, Twickenham, London, England; vocals/guitar), Donna Matthews (b. 2 December 1971, Newport, Wales; bass), Justin Welch (b. 4 December 1972, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England; drums) and Annie Holland (b. 26 August 1965, Brigh Read more

Frank Black - 22% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, 6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA. This US vocalist/guitarist led highly influential Boston-based alternative rock band the Pixies under the name Black Francis. When that band underwent an acrimonious split in 1993, Francis embarked on a solo career as Frank Black. His self-titled debut featured assistance from Nick Vincent (dru Read more

The Amps - 22% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Originally conceived as a solo project by the Breeders’ Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), this US indie rock band was formed in 1994. Deal soon enlisted the Breeders drummer Jim MacPherson (b. James Carl MacPherson, 23 June 1966, Dayton, Ohio, USA), later headhunting Luis Lerma (bass) from local band the Tasties, and Nate Farl Read more

The Lemonheads - 22% match to Belly

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From their origins in the sweaty back-street punk clubs of the Boston hardcore scene, the Lemonheads and their photogenic singer/guitarist Evan Dando (Evan Griffith Dando, 4 March 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) came full circle to feature on the cover of teen-pop magazines such as Smash Hits. The band first formed as the Whelps in 1985, with Jesse Peretz on bass and Dando Read more


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