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Xero is the name of more than one artist; 1: an Australian post-punk band of the early ’80s, 2: a / band from the late ’90s Linkin Park] and 3: a band.

1: Xero (also known as Zero, Ziro and Xiro) was a Punk Rock and New Wave band from Brisbane in Australia from the late 70s to the early 1980s. They were the most popular independent act in Brisbane during the time.

The band is named after the character Xero from the book The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard.

{The band was originally named after Zero Collective's Zero Magazine - (An anarchist/anarcha feminist monthly) after it arrived with some fanfare at the Red and Black bookshop in Elizabeth arcade in, I think, late 1977. I can see her face but I can't remember the name of the woman who suggested it - some of the earlier members would.}

The music on their only vinyl release [album] Lust In The Dust[/album] is firmly in the new wave style, with Irena Luckus’s Jupiter 8 synth playing in the foreground of arrangements. Luckus also sings on a number of tracks, and her vocal style is reminiscent of that of Siouxsie of Siouxsie and the Banshees

The initial lineup was Irena Luckus, Deborah Thomas, Vic Allen and Lindy Morrison, soon joined by John Wilsteed. Lindy Morrison was later replaced on drums by Steven Pritchard.

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