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Echobelly

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Led by vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan, Echobelly fused the ironic, self-absorbed viewpoint from the Smiths with stylish Blondie posturing and a good guitar crunch. Defiantly politically right, the group cultivated a good amount of compliment within the English press at the start of the career, but because the Brit-pop trend of the middle-’90s used on, the group was gradually eclipsed by such contemporaries as Elastica and Sleeper. However, Echobelly earned an ardent cult following within the U.S. and U.K., and a devoted group of fans within Japan. Madan created Echobelly circa 1992 with Glenn Johansson (acoustic guitar), Debbie Smith (acoustic guitar), Alex Keyser (bass), and Andy Henderson (drums). The group’s 1st solitary, “Bellyache,” premiered in past due 1993 to reviews that are positive from your U.K. every week music press and were able to debut at quantity 15 around the indie graphs. By early 1994, they broke the very best 40 with “I CANNOT Imagine the Globe Without Me.” Everybody’s Got One, the band’s debut recording, premiered in nov 1994 to reviews that are positive and strong product sales inside the U.K.; it had been released in the U.S. within the springtime of 1995 to small attention. By the summertime of 1995, Uk indie acoustic guitar music experienced overtaken the pop awareness, and Echobelly had been poised to break right into the mainstream. Although band was suffering from some behind-the-scenes complications — bassist Alex Keyser was changed by Wayne Harris following the recording of the second recording, On — they didn’t quite have the ability to make the jump. “Great Points,” the very first solitary from On, joined the graphs at quantity 13, but each following solitary, and the recording itself, didn’t fare aswell. Even so, the group maintained a strong pursuing within Japan during the period of 1995, where these were regarded superstars. In 1997, Echobelly released Lustra.

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Full Name Echobelly
Music Songs King of the Kerb, Insomniac, Bellyache, I Can't Imagine The World Without Me, Car Fiction, Close...But, The World Is Flat, Here Comes the Big Rush, Father Ruler King Computer, Give Her a Gun, Today Tomorrow Sometime Never, Cold Feet Warm Heart, Dark Therapy, Something Not in a Cold Country, Natural Animal, Great Things, Pantyhose and Roses, Worms and Angels, Kali Yuga, Aloha Lolita, Venus Wheel, Call Me Names, Sleeping Hitler, One After 5AM, So La Di Da, Four Letter Word, Nobody Like You, Everyone Knows Better, Bulldog Baby, We Know Better, Hey Hey Hey, All Tomorrow Brings
Albums Everyone's Got One, On, Gravity Pulls, Lustra, People Are Expensive, Anarchy and Alchemy, Anarchy & Alchemy, I Can't Imagine the World Without Me, The Best of Echobelly, Digit
Nominations Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britpop at the BBC 2014 TV Movie performer: "Great Things"
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
F.Y.T. 2008 Short performer: "Strangely Drawn" / producer: "Strangely Drawn" / writer: "Strangely Drawn"
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dumb and Dumber 1994 performer: "Insomniac"
Heaven's a Drag 1994 performer: "Insomniac"
Naked City 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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F.Y.T. 2008 Short special thanks

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Hotel Babylon 1996 TV Series Themselves
The Greatest Music Party in the World 1995 TV Special Themselves
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Themselves
Britpop Now 1995 TV Movie Themselves
Brit Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Themselves
Naked City 1994 TV Series Themselves - Performer

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