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The Sounds - 88% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Metric - 56% 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 - 53% 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

Lights - 45% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

The Naked And Famous - 41% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Imogen Heap - 37% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1978, Essex, England. Singer-songwriter Imogen Heap could hardly have enjoyed a more prestigious live debut - performing four songs, backed by friends Acacia, between sets by the Who and Eric Clapton at the 1996 Prince’s Trust Concert in London’s Hyde Park. She grew up playing music from an early age, and by the time of her eleventh birthday had begun to Read more

Metro Station - 37% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ladyhawke - 36% 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

Eisley - 35% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Postal Service - 33% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Postal Service is a long-distance collaboration between Death Cab For Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard (Seattle, Washington, USA) and Strictly Ballroom, Figurine and Dntel’s Jimmy Tamborello (b. Silverlake, California, USA). As the duo’s moniker suggests, they work via mail, sending discs of semi-completed recordings via the US postal service between Southern Cali Read more

Stars - 31% 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

Head Automatica - 30% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Launched in 2004, Head Automatica is the curious side project of Daryl Palumbo (10 February 1979, Bellmore, Long Island, New York, USA) of hardcore band Glassjaw. Head Automatica was intended as an outlet for Palumbo’s interest in rap and pop, and was sparked by his meeting with hip producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura. The duo’s recording sessions resul Read more

St. Lucia - 30% match to Shiny Toy Guns

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cobra Starship - 29% 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


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