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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Persil formed in 1997.

The band made its BBC Radio 1 debut in 1998, when John Peel played a track from the band's very first demo in his show. Over the years John Peel played dozens of Persil tracks in his BBC shows, including eight tracks from Persil's first album Duotone. Persil recorded three Peel sessions.

Persil's debut album Duotone was released on Transformed Dreams in 2004. Since the album release Persil has played numerous gigs in the UK, Netherlands and USA, including showcases at the SXSW Festival in Texas, USA (2004), at the In The City Festival in Manchester, UK (2004), at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland (2006) and at the Go North Festival in Aberdeen, UK (2006).

After meeting Debbie Harry in New York Persil were invited to support Blondie on their only Dutch show in June 2004.

In 2005 Persil supported The Wedding Present on nine sold out UK dates. They also released Tune-up, a new EP. Tracks from the Tune-up EP have been played by BBC DJ's Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank.

Persil’s sound can be described as electro-pop with fuzzy guitars and sensuous, sweet girl vocals. The songs, which are based on inventive self-produced samples and groovy bass lines, sound playful, joyful and summery, while the lyrics are lightly ironical.

Reviews say Persil sounds like Altered Images, Captain Beefheart, Berlin, Bauer, Belle and Sebastian, Belly, Bettie Serveert, Bis, Blondie, The Breeders, Broadcast, The Clears, Cocteau Twins, Deerhoof, Earwig, Electrelane, Garbage, Goldfrapp, Grandaddy, Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division, Ladytron, Land of the Loops, Lush, Madonna, Melys, Mogul, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, Nico, Pet Shop Boys, Primitives, Pulp, Saint Etienne, Saloon, Seedling, Shampoo, Sleater-Kinney, Slowdive, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Stereo Total, Strawberry Switchblade, Solex, Throwing Muses, Vive la Fête, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Young Marble Giants, The Wedding Present and/or Robert Wyatt.

The full length Persil album Comfort Noise was released on May 15th, 2006 (NL) / June 19th, 2006 (UK).
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