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Liam Frost - We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain

Liam Frost - We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain

Review of Liam Frost's album We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got RainThose familiar with the Manchester music scene may already have come across Liam Frost, for he has shared stages with other...

Review posted on 10th November 2009

Muse - The Resistance

Muse - The Resistance

Review of Muse's album The Resistance released through Warner bros. Records.Originally labelled as a Radiohead-copy act, Devon trio Muse found themselves fully accepted as mainstream artists on the back of their 2006 release 'Black Holes...

Review posted on 9th November 2009

Stereophonics - Keep Calm And Carry On

Stereophonics - Keep Calm And Carry On

Review of Stereophonics album Keep Calm And Carry On.With five consecutive chart-topping albums and a hits collection approaching sales of a million units, even the most ardent Stereophonics detractor would find it difficult to argue...

Review posted on 3rd November 2009

Liam Finn - Champagne In Seashells

Liam Finn - Champagne In Seashells

Review of Liam Finn’s EP Champagne In SeashellsThe eldest son of Crowded House’s Neil Finn, Liam Finn releases this as the follow up to his debut album, 2007’s ‘I’ll be Lightning’. Currently on a world...

Review posted on 2nd November 2009

Lifehouse - Halfway Gone

Lifehouse - Halfway Gone

Review of Lifehouse’s single Halfway GoneWhilst there UK success has been fleetingly limited to a top 30 single in 2001 (‘Hanging By A Moment’), Lifehouse are on the verge of releasing their fifth record in...

Review posted on 2nd November 2009

30 Seconds to Mars - Kings And Queens

30 Seconds to Mars - Kings And Queens

Review of ‘Kings And Queens’ a single from 30 Seconds To Mars.Formed in 1998, 30 Seconds To Mars catapulted to stardom with their second record, ‘A Beautiful Lie’. Picked up at first by the ‘emo’...

Review posted on 2nd November 2009

Charlotte Hatherley - New Worlds

Charlotte Hatherley - New Worlds

Review of Charlotte Hatherley's album New WorldsReleased on her own Little Sister Records label, 'New Worlds' is the third solo album from former Ash and occasional Bats For Lashes guitarist Charlotte Hatherley. Playing a trio...

Review posted on 28th October 2009

Stereophonics - Innocent

Stereophonics - Innocent

Review of Stereophonics single Innocent Due for release on November 2, 'Innocent' is the lead single from Stereophonics' seventh studio album, 'Keep Calm And Carry On', which is available two weeks later. Tracks were recently...

Review posted on 26th October 2009

Penguin - The Hop, Wakefield, October 10th, 2009

Penguin - The Hop, Wakefield, October 10th, 2009

Review of Penguin live at The Hop, Wakefield October 10, 2009.Whilst a gig by unsigned acts might not appeal to everyone, every band has to start somewhere and with this in mind tonight we have...

Review posted on 15th October 2009

Stereophonics - Cardiff Castle, 2 October 09

Stereophonics - Cardiff Castle, 2 October 09

Review of Stereophonics live at Cardiff Castle, Cardiff on Saturday October 2, 2009. Always quick to point out a band's mistakes, the press should also be as keen to highlight when a band show a...

Review posted on 5th October 2009

Sleeping States - In The Gardens Of The North

Sleeping States - In The Gardens Of The North

Review of Sleeping States album In The Gardens Of The North.Coming off the back of a recent UK tour as a five-piece, Sleeping States is the brainchild of former Kaito member Markland Starkie. Producing music...

Review posted on 21st September 2009

Steel Panther - Academy, Manchester September 14th 2009

Steel Panther - Academy, Manchester September 14th 2009

Live Review of Steel Panther at the Manchester Academy on September 14th 2009Given their lyrical content, it's easy to understand why mock-rockers Steel Panther aren't regularly featured in mainstream media, but tonight's show being...

Review posted on 16th September 2009

Pete Yorn - Back and Fourth

Pete Yorn - Back and Fourth

Review of Pete Yorn album Back and Fourth released through Columbia.Pete Yorn has rather decently flagged up that this is his fourth album, in his rather awakard album title. Had his previous three album sucked...

Review posted on 15th September 2009

John Alexander Ericson - Songs From The White Sea

John Alexander Ericson - Songs From The White Sea

Review of John Alexander Ericson's album Songs From The White Sea.Having previously had input into releases from Alberta Cross and The Northern Territories, John Alexander Ericson's debut UK album is a self-produced effort and is...

Review posted on 14th September 2009

Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us

Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us

Review of This Will Be The Death Of Us Album from Set Your Goals.Named after CIV's debut record, this San Francisco outfit formed in 2004 and now release their second album. They are on an...

Review posted on 7th September 2009

U2 - Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield

U2 - Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield

Review of U2 live at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield on Thursday, August 20 2009.Having released album number 12 earlier this year, rock veterans of over 20 years U2 have been performing in European stadiums leading...

Review posted on 21st August 2009

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Broadway Calls - Good Views, Bad News

Broadway Calls - Good Views, Bad News

Review of Broadway Calls album Good Views, Bad NewsFormed in 2005, this Oregon punk band now releases their second album. They've spent the summer on the famed Warped Tour in America and will be supporting...

Review posted on 18th August 2009

Chris Daughtry - Leave This Town

Chris Daughtry - Leave This Town

Review of Daughtry's album Leave This Town.Named after vocalist Chris Daughtry, a former reality show contestant, Daughtry were formed by the band's record company and went on to sell over six million copies of their...

Review posted on 18th August 2009

Gliss - Devotion Implosion

Gliss - Devotion Implosion

Review of Gliss' album Devotion ImplosionCurrently on a huge tour of North America where the album has already been released, 'Devotion Implosion' is set for a UK release in October and is the second album...

Review posted on 4th August 2009

Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

Review of Steel Panther's album Feel The Steel.Mention a comedy metal act and many will shudder at thoughts of The Darkness, forgetting that until they took themselves too seriously they actually had a decent debut...

Review posted on 3rd August 2009

Lacrosse - Bandages For The Heart

Lacrosse - Bandages For The Heart

Review of Lacrosse's album Bandages For The HeartFrom the ever-popular Abba through to more recent acts such as Aqua and Alphabeat, the Scandinavians have produced a steady stream of pop bands with male/female vocal combos....

Review posted on 27th July 2009

Reverend and The Makers - A French Kiss In The Chaos

Reverend and The Makers - A French Kiss In The Chaos

Review of Reverend & The Makers A French Kiss In The ChaosFresh from their opening slot on the recent Oasis stadium tour, Sheffield's Reverend & The Makers release their second album, the follow up to...

Review posted on 20th July 2009

Oasis - Wembley Stadium, London

Oasis - Wembley Stadium, London

Review of Oasis live at Wembley Stadium with support from Kasabian, Reverend and The Makers and The Enemy on Sunday July 13, 2009.They've been written off on a countless number of occasions, but a look...

Review posted on 13th July 2009

White Light Parade* - The Cockpit, Leeds

White Light Parade* - The Cockpit, Leeds

Review of White Light Parade* live at The Cockpit, Leeds 10th July 09. The saying goes that it's better late than never and that is certainly the case tonight for White Light Parade*'s album launch...

Review posted on 13th July 2009

The Dead Weather - Horehound

The Dead Weather - Horehound

Review of The Dead Weather's album Horehound.If nothing else Jack White could never be accused of being lazy, with this being his third band project alongside The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. This time he...

Review posted on 9th July 2009

Gliss - Morning Light

Gliss - Morning Light

Review of Gliss' single Morning Light.Alternative rock trio Gliss garnered critical acclaim for their debut album, 'Love The Virgins', and though it wasn't followed by commercial success the band did hit the headlines for allegedly...

Review posted on 6th July 2009

Various Artists - Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' Soundtrack Review

Various Artists - Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' Soundtrack Review

Review of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' soundtrack featuring Various Artists.It doesn't seem long ago that any half-hyped Hollywood blockbuster would be accompanied by a star-studded soundtrack, a practise which now seems to be in...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Pixie Lott - Manchester Apollo

Pixie Lott - Manchester Apollo

Review of Pixie Lott live at Manchester Apollo Tuesday June 23 2009For those who have been hidden under a rock for the past month or so, Victoria 'Pixie' Lott is the 18 year old singing...

Review posted on 24th June 2009

Blackbud - Blackbud

Blackbud - Blackbud

Review of Blackbud's self-titled album.Showing their not ones to rush into a release, Blackbud's follow up to 'From The Sky' comes some three years after their debut hit the shelves. The trio have had support...

Review posted on 18th June 2009

Saint Etienne - Continental

Saint Etienne - Continental

Review of Sait Etienne's album ContinentalAs part of the ongoing back catalogue deluxe re-issue campaign, Saint Etienne's 1997 compilation 'Continental' sees a UK release for the first time, having previously only been available in Japan....

Review posted on 15th June 2009

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