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Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now

Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now

If we take a moment to examine the historical evidence of the double J partnership I think you may conclude that it has had a mixed bag of results. Jam & Jerusalem! Jack & Jill....

Review posted on 15th December 2010

We Sell Seashells - Be Excellent

We Sell Seashells - Be Excellent

Welcome to the land that time forgot, a time when it was acceptable to wear cloaks, dress like a flower and write whole albums about Kubla Khan. Leeds 5 piece We Sell Seashells don't seem...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Jagga - Modern Day Romance

Jagga - Modern Day Romance

Modern Day Romance is the debut single release from East Londoner Jagga (First name Mick? I'm stupid and immature I know). Not to be confused with a planet from Star Wars, a South African Fashion...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Hiatus - Save Yourself

Hiatus - Save Yourself

Save Yourself is the latest single taken from the album 'Ghost Notes' by Hiatus, a.k.a Cyrus Shahrad. Billed as the of 'Embodiment of Middle Eastern melancholy and cinematic electronica' it is due for its digital...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Mentored by Brian Eno. Signed by Domino Records after a tip off from former Coral guitarist Bill Rider-Jones. Supporting Interpol and chosen as support, to both fan and influence Nick Cave, for Grinderman. Already feted...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Napoleon IIIrd - Christiania

Napoleon IIIrd - Christiania

Holmfirth is the home of Last Of The Summer Wine and now also a 'Crackpot from Leeds', a.k.a James Mabbett, a.k.a Napoleon IIIrd, a former member of the band Little Japanese Toy. You'd be unlikely...

Review posted on 8th December 2010

Mark Sultan - $

Mark Sultan - $

Although not being chased down in an elaborate man hunt by an inept detective like Tom Hanks, as Leonardo Dicaprio was in 'Catch Me If You Can', you still have to admire the sheer number...

Review posted on 2nd December 2010

Julia Stone - Julia Stone In The Memory Machine

Julia Stone - Julia Stone In The Memory Machine

Although she may have shed a stone, Julia has lost no weight with her latest release. Deciding to take a brief time out from the Sydney sibling partnership and ditch young Angus for a solo...

Review posted on 1st December 2010

Mike Marlin - Stayin' Alive

Mike Marlin - Stayin' Alive

After spending most of his adult life thus far in the musical wilderness, Mike Marlin, not as he may sound a specialist fisherman, has decided it's time to share his songs with the world. To...

Review posted on 29th November 2010

Miles Kane - Inhaler

Miles Kane - Inhaler

Liverpudlian puppeteering former rascal Miles Kane ventures forth into the solo spotlight with his new single, 'Inhaler'. The single serves as an amuse-bouche to precede both his up coming tour, supporting the Courteeners, and his...

Review posted on 29th November 2010

Tim Kasher - The Game Of Monogamy

Tim Kasher - The Game Of Monogamy

Thankfully I have never needed to go through marriage guidance, or counselling, or couples therapy or whatever the current buzz words are for failing relationships deemed in need of some external help. I think I...

Review posted on 26th November 2010

Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Sounding like she was named after a Midwest trucking company but looking like a Million Dollars, Taylor Swift, brings us more heart breaking tales of personal woe on her latest release 'Speak Now'. Laying bare...

Review posted on 25th November 2010

Bob Marley - Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae 1975-1976, The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Bob Marley - Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae 1975-1976, The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Thirty five years ago the King Of Rock n' Roll was still alive. The King Of Pop was still under parental supervision and the God Father of Soul was still entertaining his flock. Punk was...

Review posted on 22nd November 2010

The Diamond Sea - Second Move

The Diamond Sea - Second Move

Second Move is the debut album from Leeds based trio The Diamond Sea. The groups name is taken from a Sonic Youth track of the same name, but there is where any similarities end. Although...

Review posted on 10th November 2010

Munich - Where Are You Now?

Munich - Where Are You Now?

All male Brighton 5 piece Munich already sound like they've been compiled as someone's idea of a dream super group. With a line up that includes Weller, McKeown, Holmes, Howland and Slade you'd be forgiven...

Review posted on 8th November 2010

Jon Thorne - Watching The Well

Jon Thorne - Watching The Well

'Watching The Well' is an album written by Lamb bassist Jon Thorne. It is played by Jon Thorne and Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson, a man considered by Thorne to be his long term mentor. The...

Review posted on 8th November 2010

Concretes - WYWH

Concretes - WYWH

Your starter for 10; What do The Concretes have in common with Judith Charmers (No knickers required!), Fred Durst and Pink Floyd? Well, for the most part, according to founding member Lisa, it's that they...

Review posted on 4th November 2010

The Good The Bad - From 001 To 017

The Good The Bad - From 001 To 017

Vikings, Bacon and Lego, a well known trio hailing from Denmark. The Good The Bad; Adam, Manoj (Ex-Raveonettes) and Johan, a less well known Danish threesome who "would like to share The New School Surf...

Review posted on 4th November 2010

Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool

I have not seen a 'Smash Hits' style interview with Warpaint as yet so unfortunately I cannot let you know what their favourite cereal is. (I'd guess it's not Alpen). I don't know what they...

Review posted on 3rd November 2010

Phantom - Smoke & Mirrors

Phantom - Smoke & Mirrors

When was the last time you bought an album consisting of 2 distinct movements on either side with 'songs' tenuously held within the fabric of the music? There are not many Prog-Rock acts recording mammoth...

Review posted on 21st October 2010

Naive New Beaters - Wallace

Naive New Beaters - Wallace

Naive New Beaters are an infectious riot of comically injected 'Hip-Pop' or 'Rap-Rock' dependant on their want. The French/American outfit have at least one foot on the laughter pedal throughout their debut album 'Wallace'. Originally...

Review posted on 21st October 2010

Louis Eliot & The Embers - Kittow's Moor

Louis Eliot & The Embers - Kittow's Moor

Blue blooded Plymouth boy Louis Eliot has certainly managed to unshackle himself from his former Brit-Pop incarnations in Kinky Machine and Rialto. 'Kittow's Moor' sees Eliot, and his newish band, The Embers, follow up Louis's...

Review posted on 18th October 2010

Frankie Rose & The Outs - Frankie Rose & The Outs

Frankie Rose & The Outs - Frankie Rose & The Outs

Having tried her hand(s), with a modicum of success, as well as lavish critical acclaim and a loyal fan base in each instance, one time drummer Frankie Rose has decided it's time to up sticks...

Review posted on 11th October 2010

Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

The first time I heard Antony & The Johnson's properly was midmorning in February 2005 driving from Newark to Nottingham. Jo Whiley was in her Radio 1 slot and introduced the extraordinary song 'Hope There's...

Review posted on 6th October 2010

Musee Mecanique - Fit & Starts

Musee Mecanique - Fit & Starts

Believe It Or Not, Musee Mecanique are named after a museum of mechanical toys, from 'Hand cranked music boxes to video games', located at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (Could have been worse, they might...

Review posted on 4th October 2010

El Guincho - Pop Negro

El Guincho - Pop Negro

'An artist who cannot be pigeonholed' is the way that Rough Trade has chosen to describe El Guincho. This amused me slightly as El Guincho, 'The Black-Headed Gull', used a parrot as cover art for...

Review posted on 29th September 2010

Ok Go - White Knuckles

Ok Go - White Knuckles

Out Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, the album from which White Knuckles is taken, was released in February this year to a generally positive reception. It was subsequently re-released in April (After the...

Review posted on 29th September 2010

Salem - King Night

Salem - King Night

Before you read on you should be aware that this has nothing to do with an Israeli Death Metal band or a Heavy Metal band from Hull. Obviously Salem is chosen a lot (apologies) as...

Review posted on 27th September 2010

Burn The Fleet - Black Holes

Burn The Fleet - Black Holes

'Burn the fleet and ruin France? That were worse than fifty Hogues!' A 19th Century Robert Browning poem may be an unusual source of inspiration from which an Alternative/Rock, Post Hard-core band have chosen to...

Review posted on 23rd September 2010

Fenech-Soler - Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler - Fenech-Soler

From the banks of a brook betwixt sand stone cottages on the outskirts of Rockingham Forest, somewhere between Corby and Peterborough, is an unlikely setting for a hotbed of potent pop talent. Kings Cliffe in...

Review posted on 23rd September 2010

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