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|Founder||David Williams, Frank Falvo and Andrew McGee|
|Genre||Alternative rock, rock, punk rock, folk, pop, electronic, blues|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Official website|| www|
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The three founding members had all previously worked in music retail or distribution: Williams for a Melbourne distribution company called "Musicland", Falvo for Exposure Records and McGee for Greville Records.[ citation needed ]
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