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Old August 31st, 2007, 4:13 am
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Are you kidding? Oasis have been around for yonks and are known over at least 2 generations sharing different music taste. I think you'd have a hard time finding many people who hadnt heard of them
you would defineatly think that everyone SHOULD, but most of my friends don't... its sad.


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you would defineatly think that everyone SHOULD, but most of my friends don't... its sad.
Wow that is a bit sad! Haha

This thread could be a bit misleading. I could liste a dozen bands who are well known in Australia but not known at all overseas and Im sure people could do the same for their home countries also.


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Wow that is a bit sad! Haha

This thread could be a bit misleading. I could liste a dozen bands who are well known in Australia but not known at all overseas and Im sure people could do the same for their home countries also.
You are right, I think the only Australian bands I know of are AC/DC and INXS, oh and the band that sung 'Don't Dream it's Over' just a fabulous song.. They are all very good though


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Old August 31st, 2007, 11:42 am
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Re: Favorite bands that aren't well known

Not well known being relative, I would say some lesser known artists.bands I like are:

Dr. Draw
Jean Leloup
Mes Aieux
Alexie Murdoch
Serena Ryder

Some of these artists are really well known in Quebec, but since I don't live there no one knows who they are!


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Old September 1st, 2007, 11:06 pm
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A new band I just found via my mom, (which is where I discovered basically every band I now love) is Shriekback. I'm fairly sure no one's heard of them, or at least hasn't mentioned them yet, but they're awesome!


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Old September 2nd, 2007, 10:09 pm
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I bet nobody here has heard of one of my favorite bands:
Colors.
They broke up a while back...and I used to have one of their cd's, but I lost it. I'm going to have to buy it again. Actually, I don't know anyone my age who is really familiar with them...mostly people older than me, I guess. But I drove to Wyoming last week with a guy I knew, but had never talked to, and he had one of their cd's in his car, so we bonded over Colors!!
Hahaha. My favorite songs by them are Ashes and One & Nothing.


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Old September 2nd, 2007, 10:18 pm
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I LOOOOOVE CAKE!! They rock. And I also love They Might be Giants, who do sort of the same style of music, but they're relatively well known, I suppose... maybe... sort of... I think...


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A lot of my favorite artists are ones that most people I know have never heard of, but I love introducing people to them and finding more amazing music...even though I know they deserve huge success I like to keep them all to myself.
elliot smith,page france, band of horses, the arcade fire(slightly more popular after their last album), flogging molly, dispatch, sufjan stevens, streetlight manifesto,rilo kiley,beirut, modest mouse, neutral milk hotel...probably more too.


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A lot of my favorite artists are ones that most people I know have never heard of, but I love introducing people to them and finding more amazing music...even though I know they deserve huge success I like to keep them all to myself.
elliot smith,page france, band of horses, the arcade fire(slightly more popular after their last album), flogging molly, dispatch, sufjan stevens, streetlight manifesto,rilo kiley,beirut, modest mouse, neutral milk hotel...probably more too.
I've heard of Rilo Kiley, Modest Mouse, and Flogging Molly, but none of the rest of those.


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A lot of my favorite artists are ones that most people I know have never heard of, but I love introducing people to them and finding more amazing music...even though I know they deserve huge success I like to keep them all to myself.
elliot smith,page france, band of horses, the arcade fire(slightly more popular after their last album), flogging molly, dispatch, sufjan stevens, streetlight manifesto,rilo kiley,beirut, modest mouse, neutral milk hotel...probably more too.
I love neutral milk hotel and elliott smith! They are two of my favourite artists. Also, The Wedding Present, Slint, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Catherine Wheel, I would go on, but I don't imagine many people on this site are particularly into shoegaze...


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A lot of my favorite artists are ones that most people I know have never heard of, but I love introducing people to them and finding more amazing music...even though I know they deserve huge success I like to keep them all to myself.
elliot smith,page france, band of horses, the arcade fire(slightly more popular after their last album), flogging molly, dispatch, sufjan stevens, streetlight manifesto,rilo kiley,beirut, modest mouse, neutral milk hotel...probably more too.
I've heard of Flogging Molly...never listened to them at all, but I know quite a few people who have shirts and stuff...


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Old September 3rd, 2007, 4:36 pm
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Ruthie Henshaw - played Fantine on Broadway in Les Mis, and has done a bit here and there. Absolutely amazing voice, I wish she'd do more. (along with people like Linda Eder and Anthony Warlow, those Broadway people just aren't appreciated )
Ruthie Henshaw is my hero Her voice is so beautiful and perfect for Fantine....whoops, off topic, I gotta go find a Les Mis thread after this.

Anywho, I love alternative music. Here is some of my favortie artists!
-Some of the early Death Cab for Cutie stuff (No I don't watch the OC, I found DCFC on my own. ha!)
-Sara Barielles (I'm botching the spelling of her name. gah. Ah well. She had the free single of the week on iTunes in the US a few months back and I love her!)
-A Fine Frenzy I don't know much about them, but 'Almost Lover' is my favorite song right now. Soft and melodic.
-Blue October is well known, but I like a lot of their lesser known stuff
-Oasis isn't popular in the US, except perhaps "Wonderwall", and Beatles fans are gonna hate me for this, but I love them!
-SweetLou a friend of mine, Rocky, intorduced me to them and I am forever indebted!
-The Shins came to town a week or so ago, and I missed them! I'll never forgive myself. You all may know them, but no one in my town does. sigh.

That's all I can think of right now!

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I've heard of Flogging Molly...never listened to them at all, but I know quite a few people who have shirts and stuff...
They are really popular here!


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Yeah, Blue October is good. Into the Ocean is my ringtone. i have a bunch of their stiff on my iPod.


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Yeah, Blue October is good. Into the Ocean is my ringtone. i have a bunch of their stiff on my iPod.
Get 'Calling You' by Blue October if you don't have it already. It's the best song ever (okay, okay, to me)!

I used to love Into the Ocean, but the radio stations in town thought they could be hip and play alternative music and it's unescapable!


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I don't know how well known the Dropkick Murphys are outside of Boston, but I'm really into them right now.


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Re: Favorite bands that aren't well known

I'm a music addict, so I tend to search for new music almost every day... I'm not a huge fan of all of these bands, but they're all worth a listen:

God Is An Astronaut (I lied, this band is in my top 5 faves)
Delays
Real Lunch
Erratic Erotica
Annuals
Band of Horses
Duke Special
Earlimart
Uzi and Ari
Flat 12
Les Cowboys Fringants (I know they're big in Quebec, but I dunno about the rest of the world)
Stephen Fretwell
Sun Kil Moon
The Autumns (my friend likes to call them "the best band that no one knows")
Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family
My Architects
Schooner
Scars on 45 (used to be called Tendertraps)
The Radio Dept.
The Spinto Band (I think their song "Oh Mandy" got pretty big)

I'm not sure how big those bands are around the world, but judging by what I've seen on their last.fm pages, and the fact that I have a very hard time finding someone who knows any of them, I believe they're quite unknown. But as someone pointed out in this thead, it's hard to know what is unknown outside your country. For example, Kent are quite unknown here in Canada (I've only met one person who knows them) but I read somewhere that they're really big in Sweden, where they're from.

Ah, finding new bands is the only reason I like Myspace. =)


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Well, there's a group of baby birds that started a harmony group on my windowsill. Do they count?


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Re: Favorite bands that aren't well known

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i like:
Stone Sour (i don't know if they are well known or not, but none of my friends have heard of them; though, they're awesome!)
The Pink Spiders
Disturbed
The Charlatans
Aqualung
The Rocket Summer
Spill Canvas
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We Are Scientists

i think im forgetting some...ill post them when i remember.


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I dunno, some of the bands I like are really well known in Canada, but elsewhere they're not that well known.

but here's a couple:
Ima Robot
Karate High School
Billy Talent
Credible Witness (local talent, rather melodramatic though)
New Pornographers
Be Your Own PET
Beck (yeah I know its Beck, but you'd be amazed how oblivious some of my generation is to him!)
Bedouin Soundclash
Hot Hot Heat
Jarvis Cocker (think "Do the Hipogriff")
Metric


Er thats about it - correct me if any of these are well known; to you at least!


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I dunno, some of the bands I like are really well known in Canada, but elsewhere they're not that well known.
Have you heard of Stars, Feist, and Final Fantasy? They're three other Canadian artists that are pretty big here but not so big in the rest of the world, from what I can tell.

Funny little tidbit: the song "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" by Stars makes Daniel Radcliffe cry (at least, that's what my friend says). I've now come to know it as the "Harry Potter cries" song. It's amazingly beautiful, though.


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