Author: Daniel Black

The Young Knives - Superabundance

The Young Knives - Superabundance

Read a review for The Young Knives album Superabundance released through Transgressive.The Young Knives have always been underdogs, the odd one out, the average band. This album is their second. One of the most challenging...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

The Pigeon Detectives - This Is An Emergency

The Pigeon Detectives - This Is An Emergency

Read a review for The Pigeon Detectives single This Is An Emergency released on Dance To The Radio.The Pigeon Detectives dazzled and beguiled music lovers everywhere with their astonishing and truly remarkable debut album "Wait...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

The Kooks - Konk

The Kooks - Konk

Read a review for The Kooks album Konk released through Virgin.The Kooks debut album, "Inside In/ Inside Out" was a definable debut in Indie of the new millennium.it was bold, energetic, melodic and utterly thrilling....

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

Noah and the Whale - Shape Of My Heart

Noah and the Whale - Shape Of My Heart

Read a review for Noah and the Whale's single Shape Of My HeartNoah and the Whale shape the remnants of what is good about music nowadays. They're original, but not to the point of being...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly

Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly

Read a review for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's single Falling SlowlyTaken from the film 'Once' comes the brilliant mergence of ex-frames man Glen Hansard and Czech solo sensation Marketa Irglova. This harmonious collaboration breeds...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

Cajun Dance Party - The Race

Cajun Dance Party - The Race

Read a review for Cajun Dance Party's single The Race.A samba beat, rasping guitars, twinkling keyboard injections, a funky bass-line and quirky lyrics, not to forget a taste of Kook-esque vocal style. "The Race" is...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

Black Kids - I'm not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Black Kids - I'm not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Read a review for Black Kids single I'm not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You.Hype is ripe in the music industry. Bands come, they're hyped, they have their brief moment in the...

Review posted on 2nd June 2008

We Are Scientists - After Hours

We Are Scientists - After Hours

We Are Scientists After Hours Single Review We Are Scientists are practically timeless; the anomaly of their distinctive music never seems to wear-off! The New York outfit have gone from strength to strength in the...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

The Q - Powder Rooms

The Q - Powder Rooms

The Q Powder Rooms Single Review They are a fizzing fireball of excitement; a raging whirl of vitality with a vintage twist, sprinkled in glitter, just for good measure. The Q are essentially faultless, revitalising...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

The Metros - Education Part 2

The Metros - Education Part 2

The Metros Education Part 2 Single Review A funky feel-good track from a band destined for great things. The Metros toggle a popular Indie vocal style with some stylish guitar sweeps, funky bass and pulsating...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

The Kooks - Always where I need to be

The Kooks - Always where I need to be

The Kooks Always where I need to be Single Review "Always Where I Need To Be" is a real grower track. The first time you hear it, you might not be really convinced. You might...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist

The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist

The Futureheads The Beginning Of The Twist Single Review The Futureheads are arguably one of the best bands to come out of the U.K. in the past decade; they are original, dynamic and totally mind-blowing....

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Royworld - Man In The Machine

Royworld - Man In The Machine

Royworld Man In The Machine Single Review Tracks like this are one in a million, but not in a good way. "Man In The Machine" is notable but for all the wrong reasons. Awful lyrics,...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

Jack Johnson Sleep Through The Static Album Review Jack Johnson has made quite an impact on music as a whole, so far, in his rather illustrious career. The Australian born singer-songwriter's music is filled with...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - Find The Time

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - Find The Time

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Find The Time Single Review Sam Duckworth has always been a phenomenal solo artist, with endless talent and sheer passion for what he does. Like many artists before him you...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Album Review Elbow have been out of the limelight for a fair spell of time, and what better instant to come back than in the wake of a new year;...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Boy Kill Boy - Promises

Boy Kill Boy - Promises

Boy Kill Boy Promises Single Review I always thought that Boy Kill Boy were one of those bands that just keep getting better and better each and every time you listen to them. Believe it...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

Adele - 19

Adele - 19

Adele 19 Album Review If you haven't heard of Adele yet, then where have you been for the last few months? This British soul singer has been tipped for great things in 2008 and has...

Review posted on 18th March 2008

The Killers - Sawdust

The Killers - Sawdust

The Killers Sawdust Album Review The Killers have come under a lot of criticism for daring to release a B-Side album but, like it or lump it, they've actually managed to pull it off. 'Sawdust'...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Remi Nicole - My Conscience and I

Remi Nicole - My Conscience and I

Remi Nicole My Conscience and I Album Review Remi Nicole has enjoyed an incredibly successful year, with a fistful of major festival appearances, a summer-hit with 'Go Mr Sunshine' and now she releases her debut...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Operator Please - Leave It Alone

Operator Please - Leave It Alone

Operator Please Leave It Alone Single Review Australian pop redeemers Operator Please have broke onto the scene in the U.K. and have made somewhat of an impact. A breakthrough act with passion, vigour and spirit...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Jack Penate - Have I Been A Fool

Jack Penate - Have I Been A Fool

Jack Penate Have I Been A Fool Single Review Jack Penate tries to grab yet another 2007 hit with 'Have I Been A Fool'. It's been a big year for the solo-sensation and he has...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Babyshambles - You Talk

Babyshambles - You Talk

Babyshambles You Talk Single Review Like many of you, it's difficult to talk about this band's without mentioning the troubled stance of their front man, Pete Doherty, but forgetting the turmoil it's easy to see...

Review posted on 7th January 2008

Willy Mason - Gotta Keep Walking

Willy Mason - Gotta Keep Walking

Willy MasonGotta Keep WalkingSingle ReviewWilly Mason is probably the most exciting guy to break in the music scene in the past decade. Very few singers have stirred such a large following in so little time....

Review posted on 19th November 2007

Vincent Vincent and The Villains - On My Own

Vincent Vincent and The Villains - On My Own

Vincent Vincent and The VillainsOn My OwnSingle ReviewVincent Vincent and The Villains have captured the whole feel-good idea in a unique but incredibly enjoyable way, this track 'On My Own' demonstrates only a glimpse of...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

The Runners - All Over Again

The Runners - All Over Again

The RunnersAll Over AgainSingle ReviewThe Runners are an unbelievably exciting band. Kind of like the undiscovered shadow-Arctic Monkeys this band turn out, almost effortlessly, some of the finest tracks you'll ever hear, 'All Over Again'...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out

The Pigeon Detectives - I Found Out

The Pigeon DetectivesI Found OutSingle ReviewThe Pigeon Detectives exploded unto a highly competitive Indie-Rock scene a few months ago and, since then, their music has rapidly matured and they are now responsible for writing some...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

The Official Secrets Act - Snakes and Ladders

The Official Secrets Act - Snakes and Ladders

The Official Secrets ActSnakes and LaddersSingle ReviewThe Official Secrets Act are definitely a surprising band, you would likely prejudge them, write them off as another awful Indie band, but they are really not at all...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

The Killers - Tranquilize

The Killers - Tranquilize

The KillersTranquilizeThe music-loving population are on a constant roller coaster ride when it comes to The Killers. They continuously fall in and out of love with Brandon and Co., (me included). After 'Hot Fuss', the...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

Keane - The Night Sky

Keane - The Night Sky

KeaneThe Night Sky (For Warchild)Single ReviewChaplin and the boys are back with a Charity song for Warchild. 'The Night Sky', could provide the platform for the once pop-rock heavyweights Keane to make a proper heavy-impact...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

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RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

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Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

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7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

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Paul McCartney - Fuh You Lyric Video

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Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

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