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The Whip

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You know I’m all about hot new bands! Well, you may recognize them from their performance on Jimmy Kimmel, I'm talking about the Salford, England native band called The Whip.  I got the amazing chance to chat a little with the drummer, Lil “Fee” about her and the group. So, check out the behind the scenes interview below to learn more about this rad band.
1. Tell me a little about the band, how did you guys get started?
Bruce, Danny and Nathan all worked together in a music shop in Manchester, Bruce and Danny had already been in a previous band together and then asked Nathan to get involved in The Whip. Me and Nathan were living together at the time and Nathan suggested getting me in to play drums. We did one rehearsal in my flat and the band was born...
2.  How would you describe your music?
Electronic sweat music
3.  Do you have a favorite band or singer and why?
I am a massive fan of Soulwax, their album 'Nite Versions' is one of my favorite dance albums of all time. They perform the music as a 4 piece band, I've seen them twice and the show is awesome.
4.  What made you want to get into music?
From an early age I have always loved listening to music and was lucky enough to be encouraged to learn an instrument by my parents, it took a while for me to find the right instrument for me, but by age 13 I had found the drums and stuck with them. I got involved playing in various bands and loved to perform, it soon became very clear that this was what I wanted to do with my life.
5.  Can you tell me a little about the inspiration behind your new cd?  Do you have a favorite song?
The album represents trying to move forward and believing  in yourself. Personal favorite songs of mine are Save Our Soul and Trash
6.  I really like the song Trash, can you tell me a little about this song?
This song is about doing what you want despite what other people think. According to Bruce this song originally had many more lyrics in it but was reworked early on  into the version which is on the album.
7.  I discovered your song Dubsex was on the MTV show the City, tell me a little bit about how this came about?
Ooh, I'm not sure. I would imagine this is something our wonderful label Razor and tie organized...
8.  What are your plans for 2009?
Well here in  the UK we have festival season fast approaching, so we will be playing those amongst other shows. We also intend to start recording our next album very soon which we are all very excited about.
9.  Have you had any crazy fan moments?
Nothing too crazy, we were all shocked to see how dedicated our Japanese fans were, some came to 3 shows in a row and they would hang out outside the venue to get a photo with us. They also made us gifts, one person sent us all towels they had made us with the whip logo printed on!
10. Where can people go to learn more about your band?
11.  What words of wisdom do you have for someone looking to break into the business?
Don't give up too easily, sometimes it take time to find the right thing to do. Don't take yourself too seriously - gratitude not attitude.

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cheekyn wrote:
1) 5/19/2009 9:32:18 AM
I'm interested to hear other songs. i like their sound but the lyrics were lacking in interest. I would like to see if they have better lyrical songs.
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Darko wrote:
2) 5/19/2009 9:36:16 AM
They're not the kind of music I listen to, but I'm glad to see a female on the drums!
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Tado wrote:
3) 5/19/2009 10:26:10 AM
Loved the performance on Jimmy Kimmel! I agree with her about Soulwax being amazing too!
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RachelRoseanna wrote:
4) 5/19/2009 10:36:03 AM
I just love the words of wisdom :) my speakers are broken right now so i can't listen but i will when i get them fixed!
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Twinkle wrote:
5) 5/19/2009 10:45:28 AM
Oh coool!! I'm so excited you got an interview with these guys!! I heard them on Jimmy Kimmel, and I thought they were just awesome. Definately checking out their music!!
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Maggiehall wrote:
6) 5/19/2009 10:51:06 AM
I like their sound, it kinda reminds me of some of the bands in the 80's (I hope that doesn't date me too much;) I missed their performance on Kimmel, but I like what I heard so far. I have to agree that I like to see a girl on drums!
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leoamy wrote:
7) 5/19/2009 11:31:53 AM
I saw these guys on kimmell and they were AWESOME!!!!!!! i can't wait to see them in concert. you guys ROCK!
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lipstickbabe wrote:
8) 5/19/2009 11:44:30 AM
A female on the drums!! thats awesome. I will definitely be listening.
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vunzya wrote:
9) 5/19/2009 11:56:46 AM
cool! do you have an onstage persona?
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MJO wrote:
10) 5/19/2009 11:58:31 AM
Very cool sound. I'd buy the cd.
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lynnette h wrote:
11) 5/19/2009 12:01:00 PM
haven't heard of this band before, but looking forward to!
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Reeseecup01 wrote:
12) 5/19/2009 12:08:37 PM
This seems like good music to workout to!
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vivaciousgold wrote:
13) 5/19/2009 12:13:52 PM
I like the myspace page and I am a big fan of the U.K. artists and their sounds!
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sema terry wrote:
14) 5/19/2009 12:14:54 PM
thanks! i always love hearing new music--gonna go listen now
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Saimese wrote:
15) 5/19/2009 12:17:43 PM
Love the words of wisdom & wow at the dedication showed by their Japanese fans.
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eyecandy007 wrote:
16) 5/19/2009 12:18:40 PM
love hearing about new bands this is really great.. another site aside from myspace you can check out is alot of unsigned talent out there and great music and you can listen for free :)
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aemeraldrainc wrote:
17) 5/19/2009 12:20:19 PM
Cool! I love the fact that the drummer is a girl! Go us!
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JadedJ wrote:
18) 5/19/2009 12:30:18 PM
I didn't like the whole glowy face thing, or whatever those were... The song was a little too mixed tape...ya know too many types of music mixed in one...would have sounded better if they would have weaned more toward the total rock version...but thats in my own opinion...too each it's own right :)
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Catfisher wrote:
19) 5/19/2009 12:42:37 PM
I'm going to look them up after I leave here. The band sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing the information! I love music, and play a fiddle.
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missestofu wrote:
20) 5/19/2009 12:55:00 PM
I *love* finding about new bands on the scene and the fact that this one has a female drummer is a plus. And thankfully she plays better than the drummer in the White Stripes
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skyzen wrote:
21) 5/19/2009 1:00:18 PM
"Don't take yourself too seriously - gratitude not attitude." Good job.
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sweettigeress wrote:
22) 5/19/2009 1:07:39 PM
I love reading about new bands. I'll have to check them out a bit more. Thanks!
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MrsYates wrote:
23) 5/19/2009 1:37:21 PM
I hadn't heard of this band yet. Thanks for sharing. I really like the fact that the drummer is female! That girl Rocks........literally!
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culprit007 wrote:
24) 5/19/2009 1:54:13 PM
Thanks for the tip; I missed them on Jimmy Kimmel!
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ecjulien wrote:
25) 5/19/2009 2:04:17 PM
Oo, I love the song Trash too! Thanks for the informative post!
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crimp90p wrote:
26) 5/19/2009 2:25:11 PM
11. never give up... and beleive in yourself!
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deedra wrote:
27) 5/19/2009 2:33:24 PM
i really liked their song i want to hear more from them i think they will rock and make it big
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Fim wrote:
28) 5/19/2009 2:36:25 PM
Thank you so much for posting this! :) I think I found a new favorite band.
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gratitude not attitude wrote:
29) 5/19/2009 2:43:11 PM
ooh, i love it! "don't take yourself too seriously - gratitude not atitude." trash reminds me of some rock mixed with some techno-disco. :)
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sillygirl wrote:
30) 5/19/2009 3:02:46 PM
This is the first time that I've heard of them they don't sound too bad.
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kristie wrote:
31) 5/19/2009 3:03:01 PM
great interview. the song is good too.
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DancerGurl82 wrote:
32) 5/19/2009 3:05:46 PM
I've never heard of this band before seeing this, but after listening I think that I might check into hearing more! I like their sound...electronic sweat - never would have thought of it, but i guess it fits!! =P Lyrics were pretty repetitive, but talented band and i love the words of wisdom!
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greeneyes626 wrote:
33) 5/19/2009 3:19:07 PM
What a cool band and interview! I really love their sound I think I just might have to put them on my iPod! Thanks elf!
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glamjan wrote:
34) 5/19/2009 3:28:00 PM
loooorved dubsex when i heard it on the city - never knew who sang it tho so thanks!!! gonna take a listen to the rest of their songs...props to the girl on the drums!
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legging wrote:
35) 5/19/2009 4:00:34 PM
:) but not my kind of music
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saachi wrote:
36) 5/19/2009 4:22:58 PM
LuvLuvLUV this band!!!!
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Pao wrote:
37) 5/19/2009 4:27:51 PM
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Kat753 wrote:
38) 5/19/2009 4:28:52 PM
I love the Whip... great CD!
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alittleangel wrote:
39) 5/19/2009 4:31:25 PM
Hey you guys sound very interesting!! I am always looking for new music!
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mep8 wrote:
40) 5/19/2009 4:33:03 PM
I've never heard of this group before. It's not really my type of music, but I have to agree with everyone else that the girl drummer rocks!
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xmakeitamemory wrote:
41) 5/19/2009 4:35:12 PM
I actually really like this, I am into indie/rock music and this is a perfect blend of the two. I like the fact that there is a girl drummer too :)
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jkdewitt87 wrote:
42) 5/19/2009 4:37:04 PM
Loved the performance on Jimmy Kimmel! This is perfect music to workout to!
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Amy C. wrote:
43) 5/19/2009 4:39:58 PM
Nice interview. I love the last bit of advice "gratitude not attitude".
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Gigi Girl wrote:
44) 5/19/2009 4:59:37 PM
I always love to hear about new bands. The Whip is very cool! Thanks ELF.
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Cia wrote:
45) 5/19/2009 5:00:36 PM
This is such a catchy song! I will definitely download. It's great to hear that you guys have dedicated fans out there! Good luck with the upcoming shows and the new album.
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GMoney wrote:
46) 5/19/2009 5:04:27 PM
I love these $5 certificates, and all just for reading great blogs. Keep them coming!
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kimmylimmy wrote:
47) 5/19/2009 5:08:24 PM
I might hae to pick this the beat.
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Moo wrote:
48) 5/19/2009 5:13:48 PM
This is great dance music. It has a fun beat, and would be prefect for listening to on the treadmill.
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Alyse wrote:
49) 5/19/2009 5:14:22 PM
I am so glad that The Whip is finally getting the attention that they deserve! My friend introduced me to them when she recently went back to England on vacation and heard about them from a friend.
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Interesting wrote:
50) 5/19/2009 5:15:02 PM
This is different from the music I normally listen to but thanks for posting because it gave me an opportunity to browse other types of music. GO FEMALE DRUMMER.
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kimmylimmy wrote:
51) 5/19/2009 5:17:39 PM
good beat..might have to pick it up
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PEN wrote:
52) 5/19/2009 5:19:05 PM
This music is more for my kids then for me... I a bit more into the classical stuff... but they seem like nice kids.
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elfie08 wrote:
53) 5/19/2009 5:22:54 PM
i quite like them- i can tell they're gonna become a new favorite!
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NBoy wrote:
54) 5/19/2009 5:23:35 PM
I dig it! Thanks Achelle
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Masa wrote:
55) 5/19/2009 5:43:41 PM
Seem like a band that wroth checking out. <:
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56) 5/19/2009 5:43:58 PM
I LOVED IT! good song. its my kind of band. not crappy hip hop music
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Lipglosslover wrote:
57) 5/19/2009 6:06:50 PM
This is the second band I've seen with a female drummer. We need to keep that going. The song "Trash" has a catchy tune to it. I would have to listen to their other songs before purchasing the CD.
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Cynth21 wrote:
58) 5/19/2009 6:17:35 PM
I would love to know who inspired your type of music. Who did you admire when you were younger.
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tank157 wrote:
59) 5/19/2009 6:20:31 PM
Very unique sound, fun music, great band!
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NBoy wrote:
60) 5/19/2009 6:27:52 PM
Great! Thanks Achelle!
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seasideteacher wrote:
61) 5/19/2009 6:30:21 PM
"sweat" music? sweet.
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Joccy101 wrote:
62) 5/19/2009 6:32:39 PM
I'll have to check them out
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AneesaQY wrote:
63) 5/19/2009 6:41:41 PM
They are pretty cool, not my usual taste but it's cool. Sure to check the out some more.
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=^;^=babymouse=^;^= wrote:
64) 5/19/2009 7:21:50 PM
that is so cool, and i love the words of wisdom!
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kat18 wrote:
65) 5/19/2009 7:34:04 PM
I love jimmy kimmel and the fact that he gives new bands the opportunity to gain recognition. I always think it's really sweet when celebrities use their fame to help out others.
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Amarie2790 wrote:
66) 5/19/2009 8:16:42 PM
i like this might check out some more!!
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kitr wrote:
67) 5/19/2009 8:31:33 PM
such a cool band!
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fish wrote:
68) 5/19/2009 8:43:05 PM
this is a great idea and life changing i love elf
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fish wrote:
69) 5/19/2009 8:43:43 PM
i love this artist he is great
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Yanika wrote:
70) 5/19/2009 8:47:15 PM
At first I didn't think that this was suck a good song but when I heard it twice I felt that it grew on me quickly. The words of wisdom they gave also made me feel that I could accomplish my dreams if I really set my mind to it.
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rd wrote:
71) 5/19/2009 9:08:19 PM
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blonde_soldier wrote:
72) 5/19/2009 9:38:37 PM
I saw this group and I really believe they have a great future in the music industry !! tks so much for this interview. And those gifts they got from the japanese!!! my g-f was loving it .. she was thinking of doing the same..with E.L.F lollz ! - loved the beatles...and love THE WHIP !!:P
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uhxohxoreo wrote:
73) 5/19/2009 9:56:34 PM
whoa..thanks for introducing new acts. i must visit they myspace page now.
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leeaaannnneeeee wrote:
74) 5/19/2009 9:58:02 PM
this is great!
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LolaLou wrote:
75) 5/19/2009 10:10:26 PM
I love the words of widom, it is so true.
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ipinkbaby wrote:
76) 5/19/2009 10:12:25 PM
This is actually not the type of music I usually listen to, but this song was interesting..not awesome though. I'd like to check out their other songs. Thank you!
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KiddieHeart wrote:
77) 5/19/2009 10:15:19 PM
Thanks for mentioning this band to me. I listened to a couple of songs on youtube and they are great! :D
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valley wrote:
78) 5/19/2009 10:34:58 PM
I've never heard of "The Whip" before. I like them! Thanks for the clip!
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egee_1010 wrote:
79) 5/19/2009 10:41:22 PM
very cool band
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Bagt wrote:
80) 5/19/2009 11:47:48 PM
i never heard about electronic sweat music. Sounds interesting!
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cowzgozmooz wrote:
81) 5/20/2009 12:11:42 AM
This is the first time I've heard of them, but after hearing Trash, I'll definitely check them out more in the future :)
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Sparkles2 wrote:
82) 5/20/2009 12:12:30 AM
Manchester! oh yeah, they must be good :) I like em & wish em luck, it was so funny about the Japanese & the towels!
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BMU wrote:
83) 5/20/2009 1:00:41 AM
Great interview! Looking forward to hearing more from them!
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NELLY22 wrote:
84) 5/20/2009 3:20:53 AM
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jdrz wrote:
85) 5/20/2009 4:59:52 AM
Not bad, not bad at all! Thanks for introducing us to this band. How cool is it that there's a female drummer?!
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adri twins wrote:
86) 5/20/2009 7:52:39 AM
i have never listen to it but i will know thanks
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froggirl wrote:
87) 5/20/2009 8:18:47 AM
I think the whip sounds like a great new band and hope to see them get bigger
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Divyne wrote:
88) 5/20/2009 8:30:50 AM
I love music and have neve listened to them but hey... Im always up for new music!!!
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hnybrwngrl wrote:
89) 5/20/2009 9:07:23 AM
I like them! It is good to hear something that doesn't sound like all the other bands.
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Jossie wrote:
90) 5/20/2009 9:49:33 AM
oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!! <3 and the q&a is pretty interesting
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RedRockGirl wrote:
91) 5/20/2009 10:19:35 AM
I've never heard of this band, but after YouTube searching, they are pretty good, nice sound. Thanks for the heads up!
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Ktbug wrote:
92) 5/20/2009 10:45:55 AM
Great song. I heard about them from a friend who saw them on Jimmy Kimmel, and I'm glad I got a chance to hear them. Too cool that there is a girl on drums!
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kus wrote:
93) 5/20/2009 10:56:32 AM
I wonder who is going to be next American Idol? can't wait !! very excited to hear from the past winners !!!!
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kus wrote:
94) 5/20/2009 10:56:55 AM
I wonder who is going to be next American Idol? can't wait !! very excited to hear from the past winners !!!!
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95) 5/20/2009 11:20:04 AM
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Lesliepen wrote:
96) 5/20/2009 11:58:34 AM
This is a cool blog!
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Veevaa wrote:
97) 5/20/2009 2:14:45 PM
Wow sounds like a fun band to check out! I will definitely look into them.
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98) 5/20/2009 2:56:17 PM
Great products! i just found ur website but been using the product for about 1 yr. LOVE THE LIP GLOSS!!
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KatieKat8426 wrote:
99) 5/20/2009 3:09:39 PM
Hmmm. I'll have to check them out. I'm all about finding new bands before they make it big!
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Daniellealbert451 wrote:
100) 5/20/2009 3:54:49 PM
this is a really good band!
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aphrodite021 wrote:
101) 5/20/2009 11:19:36 PM
The Whip sounds pretty good. Kinda a throw back to 80s electronic music, I hear that's coming back?
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PinkGotNerfed wrote:
102) 5/21/2009 7:26:57 AM
this is the first time i have ever seen or heard of this band. they have an interesting sound so i will have to look them up later. thanks for the heads up! :)
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gdfhcfyj wrote:
103) 5/21/2009 4:25:13 PM
hahah that was awesome
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gdfhcfyj wrote:
104) 5/21/2009 4:25:17 PM
hahah that was awesome
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xxalyssa18xx wrote:
105) 5/25/2009 9:45:48 PM
my favorite kind of music is emo screamo and techno
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stanglady01 wrote:
106) 5/26/2009 6:29:51 PM
Are you going to do a big big tour in all the states??
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107) 5/28/2009 1:58:14 AM
wow this band has good music and the part about the towels is funny.
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amsalot wrote:
108) 8/22/2009 9:13:44 PM
I fell in love with The Whip the first time I heard them!
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love drunk wrote:
109) 9/21/2009 6:37:08 PM
the name totally reminds me of the face whip haha!
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