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There are two bands under the name Geneva:
1. A British Indie band
2. A French post-metal band
Geneva were a British indie band from Aberdeen, Scotland.
The band were formed in 1992 by vocalist Andrew Montgomery and guitarist Steven Dora. They recruited second guitarist Stuart Evans, bass player Keith Graham and drummer Douglas Caskie. Originally the band were called Sunfish.
One of their demos found their way to Suede’s record label Nude who signed the band in 1996. The band changed their name and released their debut single No One Speaks the same year. The band garnered enough press to headline NME’s annual Bratbus tour of up and coming bands in early 1997. The band released second single Into the Blue to coincide with the tour.
The band fitted well with the current musical scene and were well promoted by the UK music press of the time. As a reaction to the fading Britpop scene many bands rejected the laddish ideals of bands like Oasis and wrote darker more intelligent songs. This was perfectly shown by Radiohead’s OK Computer and other bands like Strangelove. Montgomery’s high pitched vocals were often compared to Suede. However it could be said that being on Suede's record label did them few favours because they were unable to find their own sound and own fanbase compared to the more successful band.
Geneva released their full-length debut album, Further, early in the summer of 1997. Their second effort, Weather Underground, arrived three years later (March 2000). After they broke up, Geneva's frontman Andrew Montgomery sang for Amityville, who released an EP, Pacific Radio Fire. Amityville broke up in late 2005. Montgomery is currently in a Brighton duo called St Famous. Stuart Evans and Keith Graham formed 69 Corp, releasing an album through the Something In Construction label in 2005.
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