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PostSubject: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:20

I love 'em - if you do too here are some suggestions. Don't know if you'll know them or not.

the Delgados
Stars
the Brunettes

All superb Very Happy

Any other suggestions?


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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:21

Nope, nvr heard of em. I don't really listen to any bands that don't play their own music.

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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:23

How'd you mean?

By Boy/Girl I mean bands with female and male vocalists.

Not kids...

They all write their own records...
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:29

O, ok, i thought u meant ppl like Take That and Sugababes.

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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:30

Ohhhhh! I see. I really should change the title, shouldn't I?
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:31

yup.

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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 19:32

only heard of The Delgados out of that lot.

One of my favourites from the mid-90s was Scarce - a trio from New England with Chick Graning and Joyce Raskin both on lead vocals (plus a Spinal Tap-esque series of drummers). I've never heard anyone quite like them, before or since. They've recently re-formed, check their myspace >here<
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Mon 21 Apr 2008, 22:05

Stars are the most utterly beautiful band. Everyone should listen to their first album, at least.

Neon Neon
Blood Red Shoes
The Like Young (they broke up, but they were amazing.)
FORWARD RUSSIA.
The Shout Out Louds

And about 100 more.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 01:42

Don't just listen to the first Stars album, listen to all 4! They're also one of my favourite bands, as are the Delgados.

Liking the sound of Neon Neon so far Carah, but I've only heard stuff on 6Music. I take it the album's good?

I'm not a fan of Forward Russia at all, eek. Shows you how much I know though, I thought it was just a chap who sang. Have only heard a couple of songs...
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 02:27

Stars...good call! cheers

I like the Weepies, a husband & wife folk/pop band. They've got some nice tunes...also quite fond of Yo La Tengo. For my money though, the most exciting pairing of male/female vocalists ever was John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X. The harmonies they created were crazy and wild and they really shouldn't have worked, but they did. I think it's just gorgeous whenevr I hear 'em.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 07:38

Calum wrote:


I'm not a fan of Forward Russia at all, eek. Shows you how much I know though, I thought it was just a chap who sang. Have only heard a couple of songs...

Don't worry, NO ONE is a fan of Forward Russia, really.
It's not exactly easy listening!

I kinda cheated on that one. Katie (the drummer) sings on about 5/6 tracks.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 11:44

Do Jefferson Airplane count? Certainly wonderful male and female vocals/harmonies.
(This is actually on (Elbow) topic, sort of, as 've just been inspired to dig out a couple of old Jefferson Airplane albums after listening to Fleet Foxes who are supporting Elbow at Meltdown...)
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 18:01

Adding onto the list:
The Kills
Fleetwood Mac
The Raveonettes
The Knife
Yo La Tengo

And there are some that are more on the lines of a collaboration than an actual band: She's Spanish, I'm American (Josh Rouse and his girlfriend), She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), and numerous others.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 18:11

How on earth did I forget The Kills?!!! And The Knife?!
Eeeeeeeesh Good call.


I love M. Ward, so so much.

Feist/Kings of Convenience was pretty awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 18:17

I've been hoping for some more Erlend/Feist collaborations because the two tracks off of Riot on an Empty Street isn't enough. Have you had the chance to check out She & Him? I'd recommend it if you love his music.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 20:34

ukkonen wrote:
She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward)

Trillian from Hitchhiker's Guide? I didn't know she sung. Sang. Singed. Whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 20:42

She's in Almost Famous. My favourite film.

I love her.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Tue 22 Apr 2008, 21:57

Arcade Fire...my favourites...
although, I'm quite fond of Delgados
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 07:27

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Do Jefferson Airplane count? Certainly wonderful male and female vocals/harmonies.
(This is actually on (Elbow) topic, sort of, as 've just been inspired to dig out a couple of old Jefferson Airplane albums after listening to Fleet Foxes who are supporting Elbow at Meltdown...)

Can't make my mind up on Fleet Foxes yet. A bit too CSNY at times. Having said that I quite like what I've heard so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 07:32

Going slightly OT for a minute; I'm a bit confused by this thread scratch

Shouldn't the title just be Bands

For me Boy/Girl Bands is the definition of manufactured bands?

Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 12:55

I was meaning 'boy/girl' as in bands that have a male vocalist and a female vocalist.

I guess I should have thought it through a bit better... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 13:18

The Teenagers!
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 14:05

Calum wrote:
I was meaning 'boy/girl' as in bands that have a male vocalist and a female vocalist.

I guess I should have thought it through a bit better... scratch

Aaaah! With you now. Smile

Duhh! If I'd paid more attention to the first three or four posts I might have saved you from posting the same answer again. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 15:31

Misspelt Yoof wrote:
The Teenagers!

The Teenagers are good for remixes, and nothing el se Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Boy/Girl Bands (not the manufactured kind)   Wed 23 Apr 2008, 15:57

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Arcade Fire...my favourites...

I forget they're a boy/girl band! Win's vocals always remind me of Ian McCulloch from Echo & The Bunnymen.
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