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Australian indie digital group Cut Duplicate take a lot of their cues from contemporaries like Air flow, Daft Punk, and LCD Soundsystem, but with a distinctly pop sensibility that draws about traditional AM radio pop singles from your 1970s and ’80s, with components of vintage disco and synth pop that attract song-based listeners in addition to to club kidz. Cut Duplicate were only available in 2001 like a single task by songwriter, maker, and DJ Dan Whitford, who released the solitary 1981 as well as the EP I Considered Figures before drafting in additional members to complete his synth- and sample-based audio. Bassist and guitarist Tim Hoey and drummer Mitchell Scott debuted on Cut Copy’s initial full-length record, Shiny Like Neon Like, released in the summertime of 2004. After many successful singles had been spun from the record (including Saturdays, Upcoming, and Heading Nowhere), Universal’s Isle Records imprint found the trio’s worldwide distribution in 2006. Pursuing an inventive Whitford live DJ combine that premiered in 2006 as Fabriclive.29 (including such unexpected delights as Ciccone Youth’s noisy deconstruction “In to the Groove[y]” and Roxy Music’s suave “Angel Eye” alongside the most common Goldfrapp and Soulwax), the band proper came back in early 2007 with a fresh single, Hearts burning. Cut Copy’s second record, In Ghost Colors, debuted near the top of Australia’s ARIA graphs in 2008 and was positioned on several magazines’ year-end lists. After adding a 4th member, bassist Ben Browning, the group released its third record, Zonoscope, in 2011 and carrying out a tour, a short hiatus, the music group hit the studio room once again to record its 4th record. Inspired intensely by past due-’80s/early-’90s dance music (from acidity house to Dark Box), Free YOUR BRAIN premiered in past due 2013 by Modular and brand-new American label Loma Vista. The record was innovatively marketed with pre-release hearing sessions occurring at six particular worldwide locations for all people using a smartphone in selection of the coordinates. The music group next hit the street for an extended world tour, after that spent the summertime of 2014 playing a complete slate of celebrations. Around this period, Free YOUR BRAIN was reissued with five reward tracks added.

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Full Name Cut Copy
Music Songs Lights and Music, Hearts on Fire, Need You Now, Take Me Over, We Are Explorers, Strangers in the Wind, Nobody Lost, Nobody Found, Where I'm Going, Meet Me in a House of Love, Let Me Show You Love, Feel the Love, Out There on the Ice, Free Your Mind, Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution, Going Nowhere, Pharaohs & Pyramids, Saturdays, So Haunted, Airborne, Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat, Autobahn Music Box, Time Stands Still, Unforgettable Season, Bright Neon Payphone, This Is All We've Got, Dark Corners & Mountain Tops, In Memory Capsule, That Was Just a Dream, Zap Zap, We Fight for Diamonds, Eternity One Night Only, Sun God
Albums January Tape, Free Your Mind, Zonoscope, In Ghost Colours, FabricLive.29, Bright Like Neon Love, I Thought of Numbers, Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, MTV Australia Award for Independent Spirit


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forza Horizon 3 2016 Video Game performer: "Lights & Music"
The Edge of Seventeen 2016 performer: "Lights & Music"
The D Train 2015 performer: "Need You Now"
Men, Women & Children 2014 performer: "Strange Nostalgia For The Future"
Revenge 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Strangers In The Wind"
Adoration 2013 performer: "Hearts On Fire"
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Savages 2012 performer: "Where I'm Going"
Made in Chelsea 2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
How to Make It in America TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
30 Minutes or Less 2011 performer: "Where I'm Going"
90210 2009-2011 TV Series 3 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kaboom 2010 performer: "Saturday"
Beware the Gonzo 2010 performer: "Unforgettable Season" / writer: "Unforgettable Season"
Nip/Tuck 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Packed to the Rafters 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Needle Drop 2010 TV Series program material - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2012 TV Series Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Dance/Electronica Album For the album "Zonoscope."


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