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The Presets are a pair of avant-garde Aussies who, while forging a musical path that wouldn't be unfamiliar to acts like Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, and the Faint, don't mind dragging disco along for the ride. Julian Hamilton (production, keyboards, vocals) and Kimberley Moyes (production, drums, programming) met in the early '90s as students at Sydney's Conservatorium of Music. Both were there to study classical music, but as they delved into the great composers, neither could forget an extracurricular love of '80s pop: the Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, Björk, New Order. So instead of abandoning their passion for music's lighter side, they bonded over it, composing music at school by day and dancing to acid house by night. Eventually, they joined the band Prop together, cranking out several albums of experimental instrumental music that won them critical plaudits across Australia. The Presets were born as an offshoot of Prop -- when Hamilton and Moyes wanted to remix a track with harder electronic edges, they did so under the Presets moniker. In 2003, with a distinctively spiky disco-dipped sound and several years of collaboration boosting them, they released a demo; the influential Aussie label Modular wasted no time adding the Presets to its roster. A first EP, the relatively hard-driving Blowup, featuring guitar work from Silverchair's Daniel Johns, arrived the same year as the duo first hit the Australian stage circuit. In 2004, the mellower Girl and the Sea, whose title track was featured on the TV show The O.C., was released, and 2005's Down Down Down, the disc that established the Presets as a band worthy of Euro buzz, followed. With momentum on their side, the Presets also released Beams in Australia in 2005; in April of 2006, a month after it found favor with electro-freak-loving British fans, Beams lit a path into U.S. record stores. The pair returned in 2008 with a darker, more refined sound on its follow-up, Apocalypso, which would go on to become the first dance album to win the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Award for Album of the Year. Their third album, Pacifica, arrived in the summer of 2012. ~ Tammy La Gorce
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Albums by
The Presets

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    10 songs

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    Pacifica

    11 songs

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    Apocalypso

    5 songs

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    Ghosts

    3 songs

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    Youth In Trouble

    8 songs

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    Re-Sets

    6 songs

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    No Fun

    21 songs

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    Apocalypso

    7 songs

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    If I Know You

    4 songs

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    Are You the One?

    8 songs

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    Goodbye Future

    7 songs

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    Fall

    4 songs

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    Promises

    3 songs

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    Talk Like That

    4 songs

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    My People

    7 songs

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    Blowup

    6 songs

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    Girl And The Sea

    1 song

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    No Fun

    2 songs

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    Girl and the Sea [Captain Comatose Remix]

    1 song

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    Ghosts

    1 song

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    Youth In Trouble

    4 songs

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    This Boy's in Love

    4 songs

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    Are You the One?

    3 songs

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    This Boy's In Love

    12 songs

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    Beams

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Top Songs by
The Presets

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  2.   Fall
  3.   This Boy's In Love
  4.   Talk Like That
  5.   Girl And The Sea
  6.   Yippiyo-Ay
  7.   Kicking and Screaming
  8.   My People
  9.   If I Know You
  10.   Youth In Trouble
  11.   A New Sky
  12.   Anywhere
  13.   Eucalyptus
  14.   Aeons
  15.   Together
  16.   No Fun
  17.   Hill Stuck
  18.   Are You The One?
  19.   Promises
  20.   Steamworks
  21.   Goodbye Future
  22.   Kitty in the Middle
  23.   Down Down Down
  24.   Fast Seconds
  25.   A.O.
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