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Brilliant albums from overseas

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I'm looking to find a heap of new, good, albums from bands that are pretty big or successful overseas (or just in their home nation) but have little, or no fame in the UK / US.

Porno Graffitti - Romantist Egoist. Some funky J-rock with loads of cool riffs. Take their name from the Extreme Album Pornograffitti.

L'Arc-en-Ciel - Smile / Real. More pretty staple J-rock but very well produced and epic.

Oomph! - Delikatessen. Compilation album from a band that sound like, but actually pre-date Rammstein.

Any such help would be dandy.

Cheers.

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Oomph! - Delikatessen. Compilation album from a band that sound like, but actually pre-date Rammstein.

Oomph are ace, prefer them to Rammstein.

I recommend the french bands Dionysis and Nouvelle Vague

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Oomph are ace, prefer them to Rammstein.

Indeed...

Come on folks... don't tell me EVERYONE else here only listens to bands that are big in the UK / US?

Global Music Markets by album sales:

  • USA: 37-40%
  • Japan: 9-12%
  • UK: 7-9%
  • Germany: 7-8%
  • France: 4.5-5.5%

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gotan project, phoenix, cat empire.... good calls!!

although nobody seems to know phoenix in France. I keep getting blank faces when I talk to people about them.

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gotan project, phoenix, cat empire.... good calls!!

although nobody seems to know phoenix in France. I keep getting blank faces when I talk to people about them.

Yeah, none of the french folks i know who have any interest in that style of music have heard of them either.

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I second Nouvelle Vague.

I'd also throw in The Grates MySpace.com - The Grates - AU - Indie / Tropical / Showtunes - www.myspace.com/thegrates

Fair bit of success in their native Australia but not very well known here. Kind of like a chirpier Yeah, Yeah Yeahs. Their debut Gravity 'Wont Get You High' was easily one of the best Indie Pop albums of '06, I'm yet to buy the newest one but what I've heard has been great.

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I second Nouvelle Vague.

I'd also throw in The Grates MySpace.com - The Grates - AU - Indie / Tropical / Showtunes - www.myspace.com/thegrates

Fair bit of success in their native Australia but not very well known here. Kind of like a chirpier Yeah, Yeah Yeahs. Their debut Gravity 'Wont Get You High' was easily one of the best Indie Pop albums of '06, I'm yet to buy the newest one but what I've heard has been great.

Yeah the Grates are pretty good. They do that song about trampoline's don't they?

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Some bands whom I really like and are well known on their own turf and further afield but pretty much unknown here (outside specific small fanbase & knowledgable muso folks) :

Eluveitie - Switzerland

Tystnaden - Italy

Tyr - Faroe Islands

Wolf - Sweden

Delain - Netherlands

Cloudscape - Sweden

Exilia - Italy

Reanimator - Canada (not the old British thrash band Re-Animator)

Gojira - France (though starting to make inroads in the UK and USA)

Beautiful Sin - Belgium/Norway

Mandragora Scream - Italy

Gama Bomb - Ireland

As probably expected they are all various flavours of metal covering folk/goth/thrash/death/operatic styles.

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Out of the ones mentioned... I've seen Donots support Millencolin many years ago, I own 2 Reguritator albums and a "I sucked a lot of cock to get where I am" vinyl single from them (all bought when I was mega influenced by P.U.S.A) and have seen dEUS play a good 5 or 6 times at festivals and support slots.

I'd like to add Kiwi instrumentalists 'Jakob' to the list. Post rock by numbers, but some cracking songs.

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Out of the ones mentioned... I've seen Donots support Millencolin many years ago, I own 2 Reguritator albums and a "I sucked a lot of cock to get where I am" vinyl single from them (all bought when I was mega influenced by P.U.S.A) and have seen dEUS play a good 5 or 6 times at festivals and support slots.

I'd like to add Kiwi instrumentalists 'Jakob' to the list. Post rock by numbers, but some cracking songs.

Good shit.

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Diorama by Silverchair is the best album I've ever heard. Biggest band in Australia but no one knows them here.

Say what? They were massive over here with Frogstomp and Freak Show. Huge publicity all over MTV and in magazines like Kerrang.

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Damn Seagulls, who were recommended to me by a strange Finnish lad I met on holiday. Good stuff. - MySpace.com - Damn Seagulls - Helsinki - Rock / Soul / Punk - www.myspace.com/damnseagulls

Anima Sound System, for all your Hungarian electro needs - MySpace.com - ANIMA SOUND SYSTEM - Budapest - Electro / Dub - www.myspace.com/animasoundsystem

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Seen Fighting with Wire the last 3 times they've played Aberdeen. I think they're pretty good; reminds me of what it was like to see the likes of Therapy? ten years ago :up:

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Diorama by Silverchair is the best album I've ever heard. Biggest band in Australia but no one knows them here.

And they're shit anyway.

I recommend the Starlight Mints first album (Dream that Stuff was Made of), Tripping Daisy - Jesus Hits like the Atom Bomb and "The Dirty South" by Drive-by Truckers.

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Diorama by Silverchair is the best album I've ever heard. Biggest band in Australia but no one knows them here.

Dioramas gash!,pretty much everything before is/was amazing.I say was as I havent listened to them in so long

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I'm going to see The Necks tommorrow night on the suggestion of a friend. An Australian band apparently. Anyone heard of/seen them? What can I expect? Im at work so can't listen to their stuff.

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I'm going to see The Necks tommorrow night on the suggestion of a friend. An Australian band apparently. Anyone heard of/seen them? What can I expect? Im at work so can't listen to their stuff.

The Necks are amazing, kinda ambient jazz soundscapes

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