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Cut Copy Biography

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Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
Years Active: 2001-present
Genres: Synthpop, Alternative Dance

Cut Copy are a synthpop band from Melbourne, Australia. Their sound, often labeled as electropop, draws considerable influence from 80s new wave, synth-pop and post-punk. Cut Copy are managed by Punkdafunk, and are signed to the record label Modular Recordings.

Cut Copy began in 2001 as the project of Dan Whitford, a DJ and graphic designer. Whitford released the single "1981" and the “I Thought of Numbers” EP before recruiting additional members Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott and Bennett Foddy in 2003.

In 2004 Cut Copy released their debut LP, “Bright Like Neon Love.” The album was written and produced by frontman Dan Whitford. Foddy left the band in mid-2004.

In 2007 the band announced the completion of their second album, “In Ghost Colours,” but its Australian release was delayed until 22 March 2008 in order to coincide with an international release. “In Ghost Colours” debuted on the ARIA Chart at #1 in March 2008. Shortly after the band confirmed they have officially become a four-piece with the addition of bassist Ben Browning.

In July 2010, they premiered a teaser track "Where I'm Going," as a new song from their upcoming album “Zonoscope.” The band premiered Zonoscope's first official single, Take Me Over, in November 2010. “Zonoscope” was released in February 2011 where it went to #3 on the ARIA Chart, and #2 on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums.