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Metric - 64% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Singer-songwriter Emily Haines (New Delhi, India; vocals/synthesiser), met Jimmy Shaw (b. James Shaw, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar), while their mutual friends performed, at a small Toronto music venue in 1998. By the following year they had began to write songs together and named their project Metric. Both musicians were classically trained, and the name of the band was Read more

The Faint - 64% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Few rock acts started off playing lo-fi pop folk, before transforming into a electronic-based, new wave dance outfit, but the Omaha, Nebraska, USA-based trio, the Faint, is one of the few exceptions. The band was formed during 1994 by Todd Baechle (vocals/synthesizer), Clark Baechle (drums) and Joel Petersen (bass/guitar), and soon began playing their folk-based tunes in local Read more

The Naked And Famous - 61% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Metro Station - 53% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Hush Sound - 50% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Chicago, Illinois, this US indie rock quartet was formed in 2004 by Bob Morris (Robert Samuel Morris, 8 February 1985, USA; guitar/vocals), Greta Salpeter (vocals/piano), Darren Wilson (drums), and Chris Faller (bass). Morris and the classically trained Salpeter had met at school, while Wilson and Faller were recruited from local band Until Sundown. The quartet’ Read more

Lights - 47% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ladyhawke - 44% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Named after the 1980s fantasy film of the same title, Ladyhawke is the alias of New Zealand-based electro-pop performer Phillipa “Pip” Brown. Unabashedly nostalgic about radio hits of the ‘80s, Brown, often aided by producer Pascal Gabriel, gilds her songs with accessible synth-heavy arrangements, as best exemplified by the catchy single “Paris Is Burning.&# Read more

The Bravery - 44% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US indie band formed in summer 2003 by Sam Endicott (1971, USA; vocals/guitar), John Conway (keyboards/programming), Michael Zakarin (guitar), Mike Hindert (bass) and Anthony Burulcich (drums). Endicott, a native of Maryland, had previously played with a number of struggling indie bands before teaming up with keyboard player Conway and forging a more electronic-based directi Read more

Mutemath - 40% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Presets - 40% match to Shiny Toy Guns

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

Stars - 37% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Montreal, Canada, indie pop band Stars was formed in Toronto by Torquil Campbell (vocals) and Chris Seligman (keyboards). The duo relocated to New York City for a brief period and recruited various musician friends to help them record their debut album. Released in 2001, Nightsongs rooted the band’s sound directly in the 80s with an obvious affection for the work Read more

Cobra Starship - 35% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US alternative rock band were formed in 2005 by Gabe Saporta (Gabriel Eduardo Saporta, 11 October 1979, Montevideo, Uruguay; vocals/bass) following the dissolution of his former band, Midtown. Ryland Blackington (guitar), Alex Suarez (bass), Nate Novarro (drums) and Elisa Schwartz (keytar) joined him in his new project. After signing a contract with the Fueled By Ramen Read more

Chvrches - 34% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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The Ting Tings - 33% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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British duo the Ting Tings are singer Katie White and multi-instrumentalist Jules Di Martino. Their simple, infectious blend of dance music, synthesizers, New Wave, and pure pop made them a success straight out of the gate. The group, which formed in 2006 and whose name is loosely based on Chinese, enjoyed three British Top 40 singles from their 2008 debut album, WE STARTED NOT Read more

CSS - 32% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This highly entertaining Brazilian indie electro band was formed at the end of 2003 by Lovefoxxx (Luísa Hanaê Matsushita, 25 February 1984, Campinas, Brazil; vocals), Ana Rezende (b. Ana Maria de Rezende Versiani dos Anjos, 19 March 1983, São Paulo, Brazil; guitar), Luiza Sá (b. Luiz da Silva E Sá, 29 March 1983, São Paulo, Brazil; gu Read more


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