Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. Just before Christmas 2013, when their youngest son was 17 months old, Deb Talan was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was in chemo by New Year’s Eve.
The Rifles (formed in 2004) are an English rock band from London, UK. They are heavily influenced by The Clash, The Jam and 90s Britpop. Their debut album “No Love Lost” was released on 17 July 2006. Their highest charting single is ‘Repeated Offender,’ which reached #26.
The band’s current line-up is as follows:
They released their delayed second album entitled Great Escape on 26th January 2009 (originally scheduled for 13th October 2008 release), which peaked at 27 in the UK charts and reached the number 2 slot in the UK indie charts. The first single from the album ‘Fall To Sorrow’ was also released that day.
The Junkie XL moniker began with 1997's Saturday Teenage Kick. Solo efforts that followed were 2000’s Big Sound Of The Drags and 2003’s Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin. Radio JXL included collaborations with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Gary Numan, The Cure’s Robert Smith and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The U.S. release included the breakthrough remix of Elvis Presley’s 1968 single, “A Little Less Conversation,” marking the first time the Presley Estate ever granted permission to any producer to retouch any Elvis material. The track, originally created for a 2002 Nike World Cup Commercial, went on to be featured in several films, including Ocean’s Eleven. The song became a #1 hit in more than 20 countries worldwide.