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The Basement - The Basement, The Hot Meltz, Whiskey Headshot & The Prelude

The Basement - The Basement, The Hot Meltz, Whiskey Headshot & The Prelude

The Basement Liverpool Barfly 07/07/2006Live ReviewSome keyboard infused rising rock that occasionally hits the post-rock watermark from The Wirral-ites The Hot Meltz, opens proceedings. They ignite intrigue early on for their Weezer skirting ways that...

Review posted on 17th July 2006

Red Hot Chili Peppers - MEN Arena

Red Hot Chili Peppers - MEN Arena

Red Hot Chili PeppersMEN Arena Manchester 12/07/2006Live Review'By The Way' is by far the best RHCP album this millennium and the delight of the crowd when they soar into the title track, after the spicy...

Review posted on 17th July 2006

Breed 77 - In My Blood

Breed 77 - In My Blood

Breed 77In My BloodSingle ReviewBreed 77 build upon the sound of previous album, 'Cultura' that was as big and bold as a Barbary Ape, to show this Gibraltar born, melodically metallic craftsmen in all their...

Review posted on 12th July 2006

Viva Voce - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Viva Voce - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Viva VoceGet Yr Blood Sucked OutAlbum ReviewThe attractive musical compactness displayed by the husband/wife team of Kevin and Anita Robinson on their UK debut album 'The Heat Can Melt Your Brain', instigated the re-release of...

Review posted on 6th July 2006

Performance - Short Sharp Shock EP

Performance - Short Sharp Shock EP

Performance; Short Sharp Shock EPEP ReviewA chance meeting outside a Manchester Café signalled the inception of this Chicane and The Departure fusing machine of energy and bustling beats. The title track in itself is enough...

Review posted on 4th July 2006

Graham Coxon - I Can't Look At Your Skin / What's He Got?

Graham Coxon - I Can't Look At Your Skin / What's He Got?

Graham CoxonI Can't Look At Your Skin/ What's He Got Single ReviewWith the bitterness between Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn emerging periodically to cast a shadow over some of the most hypnotic guitar crafting of...

Review posted on 3rd July 2006

The Sleepy Jackson - God Lead Your Soul

The Sleepy Jackson - God Lead Your Soul

The Sleepy Jackson God Lead Your Soul Single Review Luke Steel and his revolving backing band who make up The Sleepy Jackson, seem to have arrived at a settled sound with this dreamy and slightly...

Review posted on 29th June 2006

Hey Negrita - Abandon Ship

Hey Negrita - Abandon Ship

Hey NegritaAbandon ShipSingle ReviewAfter successfully reeling in a variety of folk, americana, blues and pop lovers with their charming and dusky debut album 'We Are Catfish', Hey Negita give us a neat glimpse of their...

Review posted on 28th June 2006

Criminal IQ Records - Introduction

Criminal IQ Records - Introduction

Criminal IQ RecordsIntroductionShould you see any of the leaders or even branches of their syndicate lurking around the underground of America or the UK, you are implored under all circumstances to approach them, but you...

Review posted on 28th June 2006

Fall Out Boy - A Little Less Sixteen Candles

Fall Out Boy - A Little Less Sixteen Candles

Fall Out BoyA Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch MeSingle ReviewMore yearning misgivings rooted in catchy riffs taking off from a vibrant percussion base, sees Fall Out Boy consolidating their position as emo's...

Review posted on 27th June 2006

The Basement - I Just Caught A Face

The Basement - I Just Caught A Face

The Basement; I Just Caught A FaceSingle ReviewFor a band that was buzzing around at the same time the likes of The Music, The Coral, The Bandits and The Stands were all unleashing their debut...

Review posted on 27th June 2006

Viva Voce - From The Devil Himself

Viva Voce - From The Devil Himself

Viva VoceFrom The Devil HimselfFull Time HobbySingle Review24/07/2006The Husband and wife meanderings of their 2004 album 'The Heat Can Melt Your Brain' rocked back and forth with cosmic energy and roving base to lift them...

Review posted on 21st June 2006

Lazy-B - TV

Lazy-B - TV

Lazy-BTVAlbum ReviewYou can produce statistics to prove anything these, 57% of Americans know that. Well, this American outfit uses soulful Destiny's Child backing to coax along the authoritative, news-reading sounding female narrative, uncovering the bare...

Review posted on 19th June 2006

Paolo Nutini - Last Request

Paolo Nutini - Last Request

Paolo NutiniLast RequestSingle ReviewListening to the silky but sexily croaky voice coming from my stereo, I never would believe that Paolo Nutini was a young man who had not yet reached the age of 20....

Review posted on 19th June 2006

Robots In Disguise - Get Rid

Robots In Disguise - Get Rid

Robots In DisguiseGet RidAlbum ReviewNew wave rawness and bite is swirled around in a fuzzy and colourful electro machine, epitomising the sumptuous spirit of the Ladytron and Client combining provocateurs, Sue Denim and Dee Plume....

Review posted on 19th June 2006

Mogwai - Travel is Dangerous

Mogwai - Travel is Dangerous

MogwaiTravel is Dangerous Pias RecordingsEP ReviewThe indie ambient tune-crafters of Glasgow's Mogwai display their most conventional leanings in the journeying indie A-side, by putting on a pedestal, the muggy and contemplative vocals of Stuart Braithwaite....

Review posted on 15th June 2006

The Noisettes - Scratch Your Name

The Noisettes - Scratch Your Name

The NoisettesScratch Your Name12/06/06 Mercury RecordsSingle ReviewThis number contains a sort of prowling sound that makes you feel as though you are being following down a dark alley, but there is something mystifying and comforting...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

The Drips - 16,16, Six

The Drips - 16,16, Six

The Drips16,16, SixWichita Recordings12/06/06Single ReviewWith song titles like 'All Kids Are Dead' to their name, it will be of no surprise to learn that The Drips are garnering quite a reputation, for their guts in...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

The Grates - Gravity Won't Get You High

The Grates - Gravity Won't Get You High

The GratesGravity Won't Get You High12/06/2006 PolydorAlbum ReviewFeisty femme fuelled rock twirls around, propelled by punchy guitars and rattling percussion, winking at the sound Be Your Own Pet, Blondie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Regina Spektor...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

Funeral For A Friend - Manchester Academy 1

Funeral For A Friend - Manchester Academy 1

Funeral For A Friendsupport from Fightstar Manchester Academy 103/06/2006Live Review Volume and intensity seem to be the goals that Charlie 'Busted' Simpson and his new band Fightstar reach for and to a certain extent, achieve...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood

Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood

Dirty Pretty Things,Deadwood, Single ReviewCarl Barat has achieved fame and fortune with The Libertines for his rambling, almost drunken sounding vocal ramble that is his personal stamp of authority. It doesn't look like he is...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

Cracker - Greenland

Cracker - Greenland

CrackerGreenland 05/06/06 Cooking VinylAlbum ReviewAfter interludes of game playing with Virgin that saw a tug-of-war over the cash cow of their greatest hits collection, resulting in the release of two such albums, it is business...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Moneen - The Red Tree

Moneen - The Red Tree

MoneenThe Red TreeAlbum ReviewVagrant05/06/2006The sauntering tension packed post-rock that rushes through the emo genre in opener 'Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do', immediately enunciates the fact that this band's collective power and thrust...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

the morning after girls - Run For Our Lives

the morning after girls - Run For Our Lives

The Morning After Girls, Run For Our Lives, Single Review A Jet styled intro lights the way for this sliding Sydney bass quintet who create a high pitched 70s base platform for the hazy and...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Scissors For Lefty - Ghetto Ways

Scissors For Lefty - Ghetto Ways

Scissors For LeftyGhetto WaysRough Trade RecordsSingle ReviewElectro pinches and the maudlin vocals of Bryan Garza wrap up the sordid subject matter of the lyrics and deliver them provocatively via the A side. The wistful 'Save...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Paul Weller - Catch-Flame

Paul Weller - Catch-Flame

Paul WellerCatch-FlameAlbum ReviewHe has been around for as long as I care to remember. When you win the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution, then you know that you have been around for a while. At...

Review posted on 1st June 2006

The Zutons - Support from The Little Flames & The Grates

The Zutons - Support from The Little Flames & The Grates

The ZutonsSupport from The Little Flames & The GratesManchester Academy 1, 27/05/2006The theatrical front lady of The Grates, Patience dizzily dances around while proffering punchy, Blondie infused by the exuberance of Be Your Own Pet's...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Blackbud - Barefoot Dancing

Blackbud - Barefoot Dancing

BlackbudBarefoot DancingIndenpediente 26/06/2006Single ReviewBarely old enough to stand as candidates in elections, Blackbud seem to have been around the underground scene making waves for some time. With a Glastonbury appearance under their belt, they now...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Orson - Liverpool Academy

Orson - Liverpool Academy

Orson (Liverpool Academy, 22/05/2006)Live ReviewHow the flighty have risen, just three months ago the soaring Californian outfit, Orson were playing an intimate set in front of a hundred fifty odd people at the Academy Three...

Review posted on 25th May 2006

Taking Back Sunday & Eisley - Manchester Academy

Taking Back Sunday & Eisley - Manchester Academy

Taking Back SundaySupport from EisleyManchester Academy 117/05/06Taking Back Sunday with support from Eisley (Manchester Academy 1, 17/05/06)The Texas outfit Eisley's grunge skirting pop/rock swivels around the deep but delicate voices of the two Dupree sisters....

Review posted on 24th May 2006

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