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When Mando Diao hit the road for a global 18-month tour in autumn 2004, the last place they expected to end up was the dark seedy underbelly of Red Light Europe.
In 2002 his LCD Soundsystem project grabbed the industry by its bloated balls and absolutely rattled them.
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Before turning into the kind of enormodrome-sleighing, chart-topping rock royalty they have become so associated with today, Kings Of Leon started out as a pack of root-tootin' rock n roll renegades.
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Grinderman woos you with poetry, slams you in the balls, steals your daughter, manhandles your psyche, mullahs your bassbin and panders to your dark side. All at the same time.
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Air’s Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel are tucked away in a dimly lit private dining room in a posh West London hotel.