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Simian Mobile Disco - 47% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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James Ford and James Shaw met while studying at Manchester University, but found more interest in their bedroom studio sessions. In the late 90s Shaw and Ford formed the band Simian with two others, and found some underground success with their brand of leftfield indie music. The turning point for the band came in late 2003, when underground Parisian dance act Justice gave thei Read more

Hot Chip - 40% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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London, England-based band formed in 2000 by regular collaborators Alexis Taylor (vocals/keyboards) and Joe Goddard (vocals, keyboards, percussion), who were joined in a live setting by Owen Clarke (keyboards/guitar), Felix Martin (drums) and Al Do-It (Al Doyle, Leeds, England; keyboards, guitar, vocals). On their early recordings, Hot Chip created a near-novelty R&B mus Read more

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - 39% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
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The Presets - 38% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Sydney, Australia-based electronica duo comprises Kimberley Moyes (1976, Australia; drums, synthesizers, programming) and Julian Hamilton (b. 1976, Australia; vocals, synthesizers, programming). Moyes and Hamilton both studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but became bored by the narrow-minded attitudes of their fellow students, and started playing in bands and Read more

Cut Copy - 36% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Cut Copy is the brainchild of Australian graphic designer Dan Whitford, who took time out from his graphic arts degree to begin making music. An investment in a second-hand sampler yielded the blissful early EP I Thought Of Numbers, one of the first releases on the Modular Recordings label when it came out in 2001. Whitford’s love of sampling grew apace but when his sample Read more

Grace Jones - 35% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Grace Mendoza, 19 May 1948, Spanish Town, Jamaica, West Indies (1952 and 1954 have also been listed as her year of birth). Six feet of style, looks and attitude, Jones moved to New York City in 1964, then became a successful Paris model, appearing on the covers of Vogue, Elle and Der Stern. After a flirtation with acting, she made some unexceptional disco records that sold o Read more

Junior Boys - 35% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed on the cusp of the twenty-first century, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the duo of Jeremy Greenspan (Canada) and Johnny Dark (b. Canada) combine synth-pop arpeggios with rhythms more suggestive of R&B that have led to comparisons to a succession of unlikely musical juxtapositions. Greenspan and Dark’s own stated intention had apparently been to reconcile their Read more

The Knife - 35% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Trust - 34% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This French metal band was formed in the late 70s by vocalist Bernard Bonvoisin and guitarist Norbert ‘Nono’ Krief, with drummer Jean-Emile ‘Jeannot’ Hanela and bass player Raymond Manna. The band were musically influenced by AC/DC, but their lyrics reflected the anti-establishment punk ethos. Trust was an enormous domestic success, and the outstanding ‘ Read more

!!! - 32% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Basement Jaxx - 32% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s 2010s
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This respected, UK-based DJing and production duo comprises Felix Buxton (Ibstock, Leicestershire, England) and Simon Ratcliffe (b. England). Basement Jaxx’s unique cocktail of influences (rap, funk, ragga, disco and garage, all given a deep house twist) has been described as ‘punk garage’. It has found a devoted audience in their native London and beyond (esp Read more

Royksopp - 32% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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This highly acclaimed Norwegian down-tempo electronica act comprises Svein Berge (Tromsø, Norway) and Torbjørn Brundtland (b. 10 May 1975, Tromsø, Norway). Their unusual name is taken from the Norwegian word for the Lycoperdale fungus, a type of mushroom that will make a smoky cloud if touched. The childhood friends grew up in Tromsø, a small city Read more

Scissor Sisters - 28% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Seemingly inspired by the Bee Gees, Elton John and the gay clubs of their home city, the hip New York City, New York, USA-based Scissor Sisters inadvertently (or otherwise) question accepted definitions of cool. Seemingly without irony or contrariness, band members Paddy Boom (Patrick Seacor, 6 September 1968, USA; drums), Babydaddy (b. Scott Hoffman, 1 September 1976, Lexin Read more

The Rapture - 28% match to Hercules & Love Affair

Genres: Pop / Rock
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