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Black Jackson - Howl

Black Jackson - Howl

Black JacksonHowl3 Track Demo ReviewThis ranging Ali Kavali fronted, North West quartet thoughtfully does their utmost to capture their racing and compact live sound onto this three track demo, in order to save you having...

Review posted on 7th September 2006

The Pipettes - Judy

The Pipettes - Judy

The PipettesJudy Single ReviewBubble gum indie concealing a sinister touch dances around, striking out with the combination of a touch of Phil Spector, Madonna, Regina Spektor and current upstarts The Grates to introduce a character...

Review posted on 5th September 2006

Rocco Deluca - Rocco Deluca And The Burden, Manchester Academy 4

Rocco Deluca - Rocco Deluca And The Burden, Manchester Academy 4

Rocco Deluca And The BurdenManchester Academy 401/09/2006Live ReviewWith the backing of Keifer Sutherland and a significant amount of media coverage as a result of this, coupled with a bold blues reviving and reinventing base helps...

Review posted on 5th September 2006

The Human Value - The Human Value

The Human Value - The Human Value

The Human Value The Human ValueAlbum ReviewRight from the fuzzy bass led wanderings of 'Give Me', this trio of musical liberators from the West Coast, led by the provocative pitch of vocalist Turu, immediately erects...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

The Five OClock Heroes - Time On My Hands

The Five OClock Heroes - Time On My Hands

Five O'Clock HeroesTime On My HandsSingle ReviewThis spicy 70s soft rock and new wave infused blending of English and American members, have been in no rush to unleash their stammering and defiant sound upon the...

Review posted on 31st August 2006

Money Mark - Just Jack

Money Mark - Just Jack

Money Mark with support from Just Jack 21/08/2006 Manchester Roadhouse Holding up a mirror for the crowd to peer into their own lives by funkily flying into the house/garage flirting, slow rap of Jack Allsop,...

Review posted on 30th August 2006

Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

Voxtrot Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP Review Voxtrot are a Texas quintet that has patently been experimenting, by overdubbing Stuart Murdoch's vocals on The Smiths' tracks to entertain themselves down on the ranch. The...

Review posted on 30th August 2006

The Broken Family Band - You're Like A Woman

The Broken Family Band - You're Like A Woman

The Broken Family Band You're Like A Woman Single Review This close knit Cambridgeshire quartet is extending their ambitions. They proffer a Johnny Cash oiled country/Americana grinder of a single that picks up pace a...

Review posted on 30th August 2006

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival Review, De Montford Hall

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival Review, De Montford Hall

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival, De Montford Hall, Leicester 11-13 August 2006. The debut of the Cabaret Stage kicks the second day off at 10:30 and, it takes little time in filling up, as a...

Review posted on 24th August 2006

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival Review, De Montford Hall

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival Review, De Montford Hall

Summer Sundae Weekender Festival, De Montford Hall - Leicester 11-13 August 2006 - Day 1 - Festivals are commonly being seen as fair-game by sponsors and the corporate world in general, to promote their...

Review posted on 24th August 2006

Kathryn Williams - Hollow

Kathryn Williams - Hollow

Kathryn Williams Hollow Single Review The long-winding Liverpool songstress provides some cyber filling relaxation with her Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave and Nina Simone blending sound, poetically examining the power and pull of human emotion. With...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

Headland - Bible, Torah & Koran

Headland - Bible, Torah & Koran

Headland Bible, Torah & Koran Single Review A funky, fuzzy bass led second single from their second album sees three guys named Tom along with Seb and Mary, dozing some more hazy reflection around like...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

Gomez - See The World

Gomez - See The World

GomezSee The WorldSingle Review A rejuvenating Festival season for this old time with a splash of Americana outfit has been helped, in no small way by the fresh-feeling and adventuring 'See The World'. Gomez have...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

The Human Value - Give Me

The Human Value - Give Me

The Human ValueGive Me Single ReviewThe new wave, new wave craze is marching to the UK and the potential leaders of it, America's The Human Value capture a buzzing sound and shake it like it's...

Review posted on 17th August 2006

Black Jackson - As Seen On TV

Black Jackson - As Seen On TV

Black JacksonAs Seen On TV,Demo ReviewThe defiance and insight of The Clash is given a modern indie coating in the title track that spews out honesty and grit, projected by the commanding, determined and flighty...

Review posted on 14th August 2006

The Human Value - The Korova

The Human Value - The Korova

The Human ValueThe Korova, LiverpoolLive ReviewThe Human Value results from the Vocals of Turu, the guitar and vocals of Hiram and the percussion of Lynnae Hitchcock. They combine to proffer a snappy selection of new...

Review posted on 10th August 2006

The Needles - In Search Of The Needles

The Needles - In Search Of The Needles

The NeedlesIn Search Of The NeedlesAlbum ReviewRasping rock with rhythm, lyrical bite and a swirling keyboard element sees the sinister, turning life upside down opener, 'Let You Down' and the murkily catchy 'Under The City',...

Review posted on 10th August 2006

Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks

Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks

Peter Bjorn And JohnYoung Folks Single ReviewEver played that game in your local indie joint, whereby you have to come up with the strangest and the most mesmerizing collaboration that could happen betwixt different acts?...

Review posted on 10th August 2006

Dashboard Confessional - Don't Wait

Dashboard Confessional - Don't Wait

Dashboard ConfessionalDon't WaitSingle ReviewThere once stood tall and emotive giant, Christopher Ender Carrabba whose songs were built up like Sears Tower, whereby he would throw his voice and emotions too, with the power and feeling...

Review posted on 8th August 2006

Tunng - Jenny Again

Tunng - Jenny Again

Tunng, Jenny Again, Single ReviewA crisp acoustic propelled folk backdrop aid the Lennon-esque vocals of this nostalgic and life tackling collective. Tunng's second album 'Comments Of The Inner Chorus' from which this song is taken,...

Review posted on 7th August 2006

The Rapture - Get Myself Into It

The Rapture - Get Myself Into It

The RaptureGet Myself Into ItSingle Review 'Echoes', with its rising riffs and funky vocal provocation was undoubtedly one of the surprise albums of 2003 and The Rapture consolidated on the success of this, with some...

Review posted on 7th August 2006

Phelan Sheppard - Harps Old Master

Phelan Sheppard - Harps Old Master

Phelan SheppardHarps Old MasterAlbum ReviewThe musical journey that has been interwoven intricately between the two mainstays Kieron Phelan and David Sheppard includes three previous albums and has resulted in this calming and adventurous outlet, seeing...

Review posted on 7th August 2006

Whirlwind Heat - Air Miami

Whirlwind Heat - Air Miami

Whirlwind Heat Air MiamiSingle ReviewThese fuzzy spazzoid rockers from Michigan have the stage presence of a set of Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance students, who have accidentally sat on a row of electric chairs....

Review posted on 3rd August 2006

Sound Team - Movie Monster

Sound Team - Movie Monster

Sound Team Movie Monster Album Review Self-production by major label artists is rarer than walking into an indie bar/club and not hearing the Arctic Monkeys, within ten minutes of getting through the door these days....

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

Alexisonfire - Crisis

Alexisonfire - Crisis

Alexisonfire Crisis Album Review Five guys with weighty hearts and crosses to bear are about to go even further towards bringing punk and post-hardcore within the reaches of a broader crowd, without compromising their sound...

Review posted on 1st August 2006

Snowden - Anti-Anti

Snowden - Anti-Anti

SnowdenAnti-AntiAlbum ReviewThe maudlin, streetwise and worldly nature of Jordan Jeffares strikes you immediately like a slow but well placed blow in 'Like Bullets'. It is as though through his Atlanta outfit Snowden, he has said...

Review posted on 1st August 2006

Tobias Froberg - When The Night Turns Cold

Tobias Froberg - When The Night Turns Cold

Tobias FrobergWhen The Night Turns ColdSingle ReviewDoes the world need a one man The Mamas & The Papas? Of course it does, Sweden's Mr. Tobias Froberg has just handed in his C.V. for this post....

Review posted on 28th July 2006

The Needles - Summer Girls

The Needles - Summer Girls

The NeedlesSummer GirlsSingle Review Tingling summer indie with a hanging vocal element is the second single coming for the sharp Aberdeen quartet, The Needles. Fuzzy and harmony laden guitars and rhythmically trotting percussion whose combined...

Review posted on 26th July 2006

The Divine Comedy - To Die A Virgin

The Divine Comedy - To Die A Virgin

The Divine ComedyTo Die A Virgin Single ReviewIt is a matter for conjecture as to whether or not The Divine Comedy's quirkiness has been an asset or a liability for them in the past? Whatever...

Review posted on 24th July 2006

Keane - Crystal Ball

Keane - Crystal Ball

KeaneCrystal BallSingle ReviewTheir signature swirling, opening piano riff leads into the falsetto, heart laden voice of Tom Chaplin and another Keane anthem is bubbling. You would have a tough job at arguing that there is...

Review posted on 24th July 2006

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