Author: Pablo Roffey

Marc Carroll - Dust Of Rumour

Marc Carroll - Dust Of Rumour

Review of Marc Carroll's album Dust Of Rumour'Dust of Rumour' is Marc Carroll's fourth album and has been released on is own label (High Noon) on July 13th, his previous albums include 2003's 'Ten Of...

Review posted on 27th July 2009

Fact - Self-titled

Fact - Self-titled

Review of Fact's self-titled album.Fact are a Japanese 5 piece metal hardcore band and love face masks for some reason. All the photos of the band, and even the album cover, show them wearing weird...

Review posted on 27th July 2009

Laroca - Valley Of The Bears

Laroca - Valley Of The Bears

Review of Laroca's album Valley Of The BearsQuite pleasant I thought. Pressing play and hearing the orchestral band opening of 'Brassic', the first track on Laroca's new album 'Valley Of The Bears'. Rather similar to...

Review posted on 21st July 2009

Subkicks - Threes, Fives and Sevens

Subkicks - Threes, Fives and Sevens

Review of Subkicks album Threes, Fives and SevensFat beats, scratchy vocals, sexy guitar riffs and quite a lot of confusion. The opener of the Subkicks 'Threes, Fives and Sevens' offers plenty, but is then let...

Review posted on 21st July 2009

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 3 Track Album Sampler

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 3 Track Album Sampler

Review of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 3 Track Album SamplerThese guys are signed to the Rough Trade label, so instantly they have a lot to live up given RT's track record. Their debut...

Review posted on 20th July 2009

Humanzi - Bass Balls

Humanzi - Bass Balls

Review of Humanzi's single Bass BallsI'm going to tell you something now. I haven't told anyone else yet, not even in Saudi Arabia where I am currently residing, my new favourite band is Humanzi....

Review posted on 20th July 2009

The Virgins - One Week Of Danger

The Virgins - One Week Of Danger

Review of The Virgins's single One Week Of Danger The Virgins are a four piece band hailing from New York, over the big pond, and their latest single 'One Week Of Danger' is released on...

Review posted on 20th July 2009

The Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGux King

The Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGux King

Review of Dave Matthews Band's album Big Whiskey and the GrooGux King.This album, the seventh studio album from the Dave Matthews Band, turned out to be somewhat of a dedication to late DMB saxophonist LeRoi...

Review posted on 30th June 2009

Sam Shinazzi - Then I Held My Breath

Sam Shinazzi - Then I Held My Breath

Review of Sam Shinazzi's album Then I Held My BreathSam Shinazzi is a singer/songwriter from Sydney and 'Then I Held My Breath' was originally released in September 2008. The opening bars of 'Today We Lost...

Review posted on 30th June 2009

Sketches - Slow Start

Sketches - Slow Start

Review of Sketches single Slow Start. The debut single from the Leeds lads Sketches is out now and I suggest the first thing you do is not have a big bowl of Sugar Puffs when...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Apples - Reason 45

Apples - Reason 45

Review of Apples single Reason 45What do Knickerbocker glories, doner kebab meat, the ladies of Pussycat Dolls and The Apples new single 'Reason 45' have in common? They have a little bit of everything chucked...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops

Review of Basement Jaxx single RaindropsThe new single from Basement Jaxx, 'Raindrops', is quite different from the usual stuff that they put out, and I'm not sure that's a good thing.We are used to Buxton...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - ...Again

The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - ...Again

Review of The Voodoo Trombone Quartet's album ...Again.I think the best way to describe this album is like a chocolate spread and piccalilli sandwich. It doesn't really seem too sure of what it is. one...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

The Duckworth Lewis Method - The Greatest Cricket Album Ever

The Duckworth Lewis Method - The Greatest Cricket Album Ever

Review of The Duckworth Lewis Method's album The Greatest Cricket Album Ever. I don't like Cricket-ah, oh no! I love it! Well I don't actually, but I have always liked Neil Hannon's The Divine Comedy....

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Sparrow and the Workshop - Self-titled

Sparrow and the Workshop - Self-titled

Review of Sparrow And The Workshop's self-titled EP.I recently reviewed Sparrow and the Workshop's single 'Devil Song' and loved both it and the reverse side of it. So what of the six track EP released/due...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Jon Hopkins - Insides

Jon Hopkins - Insides

Review of Jon Hopkins album Insides. 'Insides' has been in construction since as far back as 2005 and Jon Hopkins has used the services of a multitude of musicians including Leo Abrahams, whose album 'The...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

David Saw - Broken Down Figure

David Saw - Broken Down Figure

Review of David Saw's album Broken Down Figure.London based David Saw releases 'Broken Down Figure' on June 22nd on Iris Records.'Broken Down Figure' is a laidback acoustic driven album, which has some nice guitar work...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Cass McCombs - Catacombs

Cass McCombs - Catacombs

Review of Cass McCombs album Catacombs released through Domino. Cass McCombs is a singer songwriter based in LA and whilst he has a relatively cool name, I'm afraid I can't be so enigmatic about his...

Review posted on 29th June 2009

Boy Crisis - Dressed to Digress

Boy Crisis - Dressed to Digress

Review of Dressed to Digress a single from Boy Crisis.Well. what can I say, this track would go down well, pardon the pun, on (C)anal (S)treet in Manchester I think. Boy Crisis describe themselves as...

Review posted on 24th June 2009

Placebo - Battle For The Sun

Placebo - Battle For The Sun

Review of Placebo's album Battle For The SunThe gothic Placebo return with unbelievably, their sixth album, is it that many already? There are not many bands that remain so popular for so long to be...

Review posted on 24th June 2009

Richard Walters - True Love Will Find You In The End

Richard Walters - True Love Will Find You In The End

Review of Richard Walters single True Love Will Find You In The EndI'm not sure if its because I'm writing this review on a Sunday morning after a heavy nights drinking but.. I love this...

Review posted on 23rd June 2009

The Heavy - Sixteen

The Heavy - Sixteen

Review of The Heavy's single Sixteen.I wasn't sure if my Mojo was still working before I listened to The Heavy, but it definitely is, and so is theirs. The four lads from Bath have merged...

Review posted on 23rd June 2009

Howling Bells - Digital Hearts

Howling Bells - Digital Hearts

Review of Howling Bells single Digital HeartsThe band are currently supporting Coldplay in the US and will be releasing 'Digital Hearts' as the third single from their second album 'Radio Wars'.The track is definitely easy...

Review posted on 23rd June 2009

The Hickeys Underworld - Mystery Bruise

The Hickeys Underworld - Mystery Bruise

Review of The Hickeys Underworld single Mystery BruiseThe debut single 'Mystery Bruise' is released on the 29th June from this Belgian four pack, I mean four piece. I have to admit that on the first...

Review posted on 23rd June 2009

Thieves Like Us - Play Music

Thieves Like Us - Play Music

Review of Thieves Like Us album Play MusicAs you may remember Thieves Like Us was a song put out by New Order, so you may not be surprised that the French based threesome named 'Thieves...

Review posted on 15th June 2009

Eureka Machines - Everyone Loves You

Eureka Machines - Everyone Loves You

Review of Eureka Machines single Everyone Loves You. 'Everyone Loves You' is the first single from the debut album 'Do or Die' from the Leeds' boys that are the Eureka Machines.The Machines are a punk...

Review posted on 1st June 2009

Sam Isaac - Bears

Sam Isaac - Bears

Review of Sam Isaac's album Bears. A brief biography on the man that is Sam Isaac; born and raised in Malvern up and moved to London in 2006, although I'm sure he did some other...

Review posted on 1st June 2009

Telegraphs - We Were Ghosts

Telegraphs - We Were Ghosts

Review of Telegraphs album We Were GhostsTelegraphs have been on the scene for a handful of years and have series a series of EP's. The Brighton five piece release their debut album 'We Were Ghosts'...

Review posted on 1st June 2009

Au Revoir Simone - Grateful

Au Revoir Simone - Grateful

Review of Au Revoir Simone's single GratefulThe single 'Grateful' from the Still Night, Still Light album of Au Revoir Simone (Moshi Moshi Records) is a simple and mellow track yet oozes sublime qualities. The hypnotic...

Review posted on 27th May 2009

Micachu - Golden Phone

Micachu - Golden Phone

Review of Michachu and the Shapes single Golden Phone.Released on Rough Trade records 'Golden Phone' is the latest single from Mica Levi aka Micachu.With it's Lo-fi beats and fills, non-conformist piano and downplayed accented vocals...

Review posted on 27th May 2009

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