Author: Alex Lee Thomson

An introduction to - South Street

An introduction to - South Street

South StreetIntroductionTen years ago guitar music in Britain was unheard of and the five members of this Newcastle sprung band were playing football in their now namesake area of South Street. Thanks to bands like...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Coda - introduction

Coda - introduction

CodaHalleluiah, at last something life changing has come along in music in the shape of CODA, an instrumental band that sits somewhere between Arcade Fire and that minimalist composer from the 1970s with the dodgy...

Review posted on 30th October 2006

Kiwis Ned - York (Fibbers)

Kiwis Ned - York (Fibbers)

Kiwis NedYork (Fibbers)Live ReviewLaminate floors, that groove under your nose and biscuits are among the subject matter of a band that could not only take on the music industry in a drinking contest, but eat...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

Kiwis Ned - introduction

Kiwis Ned - introduction

Kiwis NedintroductionStomp around ye old city of York and you're bound to come across some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever meet in your life, and none so as absorbing as the five chaps...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

The Rakes - The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect

The Rakes - The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect

The RakesThe World Was A Mess But His Hair Was PerfectSingle ReviewFew bands can claim to be the quintessential embodiment of British culture and these here modern times, but put The Rakes' Capture/Release onto your...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (2006)

Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (2006)

Manic Street PreachersEverything Must Go (2006)Album ReviewThe multi Brit winning 1996 album by Manic Street Preachers, Everything Must Go, is back; digitally remastered, sexed up with new tracks and a DVD and put in the...

Review posted on 19th October 2006

Kasabian - Empire

Kasabian - Empire

KasabianEmpireAlbum ReviewAfter all the obnoxious self-promotion and unjustifiable hype from Tom, Serge and co, I probably wasn't alone in really wanting this to be a terrible record. But, unfortunately, Kasabian have proven that they can...

Review posted on 28th September 2006

Babyshambles - Janie Jones

Babyshambles - Janie Jones

Babyshambles & FriendsJanie JonesSingle Review There's something sexy about your favourite indie bands getting together and making a good old fashioned jamboree single. To raise money for Strummerville (Joe Strummers foundation for new musicians), Babyshambles...

Review posted on 26th September 2006

The Killers - Sam's Town

The Killers - Sam's Town

The KillersSam's TownAlbum ReviewThe Killers must have finally tired of their persona as one of the campest bands around as they have reinvented themselves far away from their foundation and mascara Hot Fuss days by...

Review posted on 21st September 2006

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