Author: Joanne Nugent

Neville Skelly - Carousel Album Review

Neville Skelly - Carousel Album Review

Hot on the heels of cousins James and Ian Skelly's now defunct project The Coral, Neville Skelly releases his new solo album 'Carousel' through The Coral's Skeleton Key records. Recorded in a friend's house, this...

Review posted on 17th March 2014

Ian Skelly - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Live Review

Ian Skelly - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Live Review

Touring off the back of his 2012 debut album Cut From A Star, Ian Skelly of Coral fame is holding his own as a lead singer/front man showing that drummers are capable of more than...

Review posted on 21st November 2013

Exist - Glasgow King Tuts

Exist - Glasgow King Tuts

ExistGlasgow King Tuts6th May 2006Live ReviewWith the support slot for Rick Witter (of shed seven fame) and his band The Dukes, and the approval of Mr Steve (Richey cut his arm for me) Lamacq, this...

Review posted on 8th May 2006

Les Incompetents - How it All Went Wrong

Les Incompetents - How it All Went Wrong

Les IncompetentsHow it All Went WrongSingle ReviewLondon band Les Incompetents release new single How It All Went Wrong on March 20th. First impressions is yet another Cockney band jumping on the band wagon left by...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Four Day Hombre - Experiments in Living

Four Day Hombre - Experiments in Living

Four Day HombreExperiments in LivingAlbum ReviewLeeds home boys Four Day Hombre release debut album Experiments in Living on 6th March. Opening single the first word is the hardest, lulls the listener into a false sense...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds

Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds

Graham CoxonLove Travels at Illegal SpeedsAlbum ReviewThe ex Blur guitarist releases his 6th album Love Travels at Illegal Speeds on March 13th. It would not take a genius to figure out that this album may...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Sunny Day Sets Fire - Brainless

Sunny Day Sets Fire - Brainless

Sunny Day Sets FireBrainlessBrikabrak RecordsSingleReviewSunny day sets fire release debut single Brainless on 27th February. The trio who consists of Mauro, Max and Max Z definitely have a distinctive sound. This is almost electro pop...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Archie Bronson Outfit - Dart for my Sweetheart

Archie Bronson Outfit - Dart for my Sweetheart

Archie Bronson OutfitDart for my SweetheartSingle ReviewBritish outfit Archie Bronson Outfit release new single Dart for my Sweetheart on 27th February and is taken from new album Derdnag Derdang. This actually puts me in mind...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Jason Mraz - Geek in The Pink

Jason Mraz - Geek in The Pink

Jason MrazGeek in The PinkSingle ReviewAmerican Jason Mraz releases new single Geek in the Pink on 6th March. Taken from his second album (I didn't even know there was a first one!) titled Mr A-Z....

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Sebastian Tellier - Broadway

Sebastian Tellier - Broadway

Sebastian TellierBroadwaySingle ReviewThink France, and personally I think of Air and Jean Michel Jarre, but all that could change with the weird, yet wacky sound of monsieur tellier. From the Air boys comes Sebastian and...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

Dios Malos - I Want It All

Dios Malos - I Want It All

Dios Malos I Want It All Single ReviewFantastic! Gentle, melodic music at its best. Unfortunately unknown to myself until now, the LA band release I Want It All on the 27th February. Think The Thrills/...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

The Automatic - Raoul

The Automatic - Raoul

The AutomaticRaoulSingle ReviewSo Wales not only gave us Miss Bassey and Mr Jones, they have also given us The Automatic. The four lads from Cowbridge, on the outskirts of Cardiff release their second single Raoul...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

All American Rejects - Move Along

All American Rejects - Move Along

The All American RejectsMove AlongSingle ReviewIn the shadows of the American "rock" bands such as Green Day and Red Hot Chilli Peppers emerges The All American Rejects. Is there room for yet another of these...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

The Fire Engines - Discord

The Fire Engines - Discord

Fire EnginesDiscordSingle ReviewOriginally recorded in February 1981. The punk sound of discord is re-released to mark the 25th anniversary of the John Peel recording. A first hearing for myself but what an eye opener. Back...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

Jeniferever - Choose a Bright Morning

Jeniferever - Choose a Bright Morning

JenifereverChoose a Bright MorningWhat have Abba, The Concretes and Jeniferever all got in common??, no they haven't all won the Eurovision song thingy, they all hail from Sweden! New act Jeniferever release debut album Choose...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

Giant Drag - Hearts and Unicorns

Giant Drag - Hearts and Unicorns

Giant DragHearts and UnicornsAlbum ReviewA completely unheard of band to myself but looking at the song listing and noticing the first track called Kevin is Gay made me sit up and take notice, not just...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

Delays - You See Colours

Delays - You See Colours

DelaysYou See ColoursAlbum ReviewWith rumours circulating that the Delays have been dropped by their record label and their second album being shelved, the band have quashed these rumours and second album You See Colours is...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

Joe Volk - Derwent Waters Saint

Joe Volk - Derwent Waters Saint

Joe VolkDerwent Waters SaintAlbum ReviewThere is no doubt that the late, great Nick Drake has paved the way for great singer/songwriters and encouraged many to pick up the guitar and put pen to paper. Where...

Review posted on 20th February 2006

We Are Scientists - The Great Escape

We Are Scientists - The Great Escape

(We Are Scientists)The Great EscapeSingle ReviewVirginNothing spectacular but nothing drole either, We Are Scientists are a trio hailing from the good old U.S of A and you can tell by this little ditty, This is...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

compliation - Forever Heavenly

compliation - Forever Heavenly

The Sound of Monsterism Island Vol 1CompliationAlbum ReviewAdmittedly when I got this cd I had a quick glance at it, realised I only knew 2 of the artists and quickly put it at the bottom...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across the Land

The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across the Land

The Duke SpiritCuts Across the LandSingle ReviewVery few bands can get away with a strong female lead vocalist, in my opinion Blondie being the best and then the likes of Sleeper and Garbage and Elastica....

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Brakes - Ring A Ding Ding

Brakes - Ring A Ding Ding

BrakesRing A Ding DingRoughtradeSingle ReviewOk, so am I reviewing The Brakes or good old Roxy Music? This 70s sounding tune is from The Brakes debut album Give Blood. The only danger of sounding so much...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets Are Kept

Louis XIVThe Best Little Secrets Are KeptAlbum ReviewWell I'm sorry but I just cannot get enough of this album, its just fandabydozy. They're Franz Ferdinand but with more attitude and possibly more eyeliner, they're iggy...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Soulwax - Nite Versions

Soulwax - Nite Versions

Soulwax Nite VersionsAlbum ReviewPlay It Again SamWhat can I say?.. I found this tedious to listen to. I had heard of soulwax but not heard any of their music and if this is what they...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Ok Go - Oh No

Ok Go - Oh No

Ok Go Oh No Album ReviewFrom the band that brought us hey 'Get Get Get Get Get Over It' comes this, their 2nd album, and I am quietly impressed. This album shows maturity of the...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Littlans - Their Way

Littlans - Their Way

Littl'ans feat Pete DohertyTheir WaySingle ReviewRough TradeThe public seem to wait with bated breath to see what the performing monkey that is mr Kate Moss himself will do next, whether it be musically or publically....

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Bon Jovi - Have a Nice Day

Bon Jovi - Have a Nice Day

Bon JoviHave a Nice DayAlbum ReviewMr Goldilocks himself is back with the gang to release this possibly their billionth album. Ok maybe not, bounce released in 2002 was the band's 8th album so if my...

Review posted on 17th October 2005

BC Camplight - Hide

BC Camplight - Hide

BC CamplightHide, Run AwayAlbum ReviewFrom the unknown BC Camplight comes this delightful and refreshing album. Opening track Couldn't You Tell, is like Andy Williams meets badly drawn boy and divine comedy. This track caught my...

Review posted on 17th October 2005

The Dead 60s - Riot Radio

The Dead 60s - Riot Radio

Review posted on 18th August 2005

Test Icicles - Boa vs Python

Test Icicles - Boa vs Python

Review posted on 18th August 2005

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