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Athlete - Tokyo

Athlete - Tokyo

AthleteTokyoSingle ReviewAthlete are a band heavily criticised for being, simply, too safe. They don't take risks, they don't dare to be different and they don't push boundaries. Instead, they make music that is simple, melodic...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

Shatner - Thirteen O'Clock

Shatner - Thirteen O'Clock

Shatner Thirteen O'ClockAlbum ReviewLike many bands that you've never heard of before, there's certain reluctance when you first actually proceed to listen to them. You're not really sure what to expect, and naturally, for that...

Review posted on 19th November 2007

The Sonic Hearts - Hold On

The Sonic Hearts - Hold On

The Sonic HeartsHold OnSingle Review'Hold On' is one of pop-rocks finest tracks to-date, captured on disk for to reflect on whenever you feel necessary. The Sonic Hearts are without doubt one of the most exciting...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

The Polyphonic SpreeThe Fragile ArmyAlbum ReviewExperimental geniuses, The Polyphonic Spree, release their third album, 'The Fragile Army', the 'holy grail' of electronica-rock music. Their music has an indescribable, unimaginable effect on the listener. It's one...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

The Pigeon Detectives - Take Her Back

The Pigeon Detectives - Take Her Back

The Pigeon DetectivesTake Her BackSingle ReviewExploding unto the scene with 'Romantic Type', 'I'm Not Sorry' and debut smash album 'Wait For Me', Leeds five-piece, The Pigeon Detectives, toss, what would seem to be another hit...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

The Dodgems - You're Not What You Used To Be

The Dodgems - You're Not What You Used To Be

The DodgemsYou're Not What You Used To BeSingle ReviewHailing from Sheffield, the homeland of the Arctic Monkeys, bands like The Dodgems have a lot to live up to. Their second single, 'You're Not What You...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

The Dead 60s - Stand Up

The Dead 60s - Stand Up

The Dead 60'sStand UpSingle ReviewLiverpool's music scene will always be remembered for being the place that birthed The Beatles; it's hard to imagine anyone else coming along and taking that stature from them. When you...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

The Actual - This is the Worst Day Of My Life

The Actual - This is the Worst Day Of My Life

The ActualThis is the Worst Day Of My LifeSingle ReviewThis is probably the worst day of my Life too, after listening to this pile of claptrap. The Actual are responsible for probably the most awful...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Robyn - With Every Heartbeat

Robyn - With Every Heartbeat

RobynWith Every HeartbeatSingle Review Robyn Miriam Carlsson, from Stockholm (Sweden), has been causing quite a stir with this song. The angel-like voice, the gripping lyrics and the simplistic instrumentation of 'With Every Heartbeat' has continued...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Remi Nicole - Go Mr Sunshine

Remi Nicole - Go Mr Sunshine

Remi NicoleGo Mr SunshineSingle ReviewRemi Nicole is Island Records latest signing. Lingering in the shadows of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, this solo sensation is sure to rise to a similar posture of musical glory....

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Paul Steel - MoonRock Album Sampler

Paul Steel - MoonRock Album Sampler

Paul Steel MoonRock Album Sampler The MoonRock EP gives a whole new definition to electro-music, as we know it. You think you've heard it all with Klaxons or New Young Pony Club, well think again....

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Palladium - Happy Hour

Palladium - Happy Hour

PalladiumHappy HourSingle Review Palladium stand up and be counted with latest offering, 'Happy Hour', attempting to fill a huge gap in the pop-rock scene where the likes of The Feeling, a Prince comeback and Maroon...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Brinkman - Change It

Brinkman - Change It

BrinkmanChange ItSingle Review'Change It' is a pretty middle of the road track from Brinkman, at parts sounding like the musical equivalent of Road-kill; 100% flat. Not the kind of song you want to have the...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is

Yeah Yeah YeahsIs Is EPEP ReviewKaren O and her compatriots of garage rock return with their first offering in little over a year and to no surprise it's in EP format. All of the songs...

Review posted on 18th July 2007

The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love

The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love

The Rumble StripsGirls and Boys in LoveSingle ReviewLady's and gentlemen, Get Ready To Rumble! A bouncy brand of acoustic guitar, piano, sax and trumpet, is about to be unearthed. Following on from Motorcycle, the innovators,...

Review posted on 18th July 2007

Nine Black Alps - Burn Faster

Nine Black Alps - Burn Faster

Nine Black AlpsBurn FasterSingle ReviewImitating the golden age of the Manchester Brit-pop scene. Reverberating the sound of the Stone Roses and Blur, Nine Black Alps are bringing rowdy back, with their own more modern twist....

Review posted on 18th July 2007

Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots

Newton Faulkner - Hand Built By Robots

Newton FaulknerHand Built By RobotsAlbum ReviewA boxful of paradox, a stroke of acoustical bliss, a meaningful approach to music writing and elusive sounds, Newton Faulkner finally releases his exquisite and highly inspirational debut album. "Hand...

Review posted on 18th July 2007

New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom

New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom

New Young Pony ClubFantastic PlayroomAlbum ReviewThe sound of flickering, incandescent neon lights captured in song, London electro bad-asses, New Young Pony Club, finally release their highly anticipated debut "Fantastic Playroom"; an incredible clash of electricity,...

Review posted on 18th July 2007

Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent

Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent

Arctic MonkeysFluorescent AdolescentSingle ReviewA witty, incandescent and entirely ingenious perspective of adolescence, Arctic Monkeys, as always, give observations of modern working-class life in Britain, as they see it. Taking a left-off last laugh lane, the...

Review posted on 18th July 2007

The Checks - Take Me There

The Checks - Take Me There

The ChecksTake Me ThereSingle ReviewAlready they have had support slots with R.E.M. and British rock gods Oasis, pretty impressive for a band that only formed in 2002.Echoing the merciless, heavy-impact rock of the Hives and...

Review posted on 16th July 2007

Rosalie Deighton - 21 Days

Rosalie Deighton - 21 Days

Rosalie Deighton21 DaysAlbum ReviewAnyone who has heard the potent and soothing tones of Rosalie Deighton can tell that music is more than central to her life. Her musical ability is almost immeasurable; her sound is...

Review posted on 16th July 2007

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Berlin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Berlin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC)BerlinSingle ReviewThe second song to be hauled from Black Rebel Motorcycle Clubs' fourth album "Baby 81", "Berlin" is finally released; a modern, resilient and heated take on the vintage sound of...

Review posted on 16th July 2007

Tiny Dancers - Free School Milk

Tiny Dancers - Free School Milk

Tiny DancersFree School MilkAlbum ReviewTiny Dancers spend little time missing around about where they want to be in the future. This album seals their fate as a band, believe it or not. Think U2, think...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

The Thrills - Nothing Changes Around Here

The Thrills - Nothing Changes Around Here

The ThrillsNothing Changes Around HereSingle ReviewTaken from The Thrills forthcoming third album, 'Teenager', 'Nothing Changes Around Here' is the triumphant return of the Irish sensations, The Thrills. It's a toe-tapping track that is destined to...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

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 ReviewThe Second single to be released from The Rakes highly acclaimed album 'Ten New Messages', 'The World Was.' is, what can only be described...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

The Concretes - Oh Boy

The Concretes - Oh Boy

The ConcretesOh BoySingle ReviewThe Concretes, Swedish seven-piece wonders, reveal a glimpse of musical ecstasy with the release of 'Oh Boy', a vintage-feel track, taken from their album 'Hey Trouble'. 'Oh Boy' is what all music...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Paul McCartney - Dance Tonight

Paul McCartney - Dance Tonight

Paul McCartneyDance TonightSingle ReviewFor those of you who don't know who Paul McCartney is or what he sounds like, I have just one thing to say; where have you been? The musical virtuoso, that is...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! / It Started With A Mix

Los Campesinos - You! Me! Dancing! / It Started With A Mix

Los Campesinos!You! Me! Dancing! / It Started With A MixSingle ReviewA Welsh seven-piece with this much talent, who would have thought? Amid a sizeable amount of expectation for a good year, Los Campesinos release their...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Kula Shaker - StrangeFolk

Kula Shaker - StrangeFolk

Kula ShakerStrangeFolkAlbum ReviewWell if Bono, Richard Ashcroft or Bob Dylan ever die there is no doubt about who should replace them. Kula Shakers' Crispian Mills sounds so much like them. Unfortunately though his band isn't...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Interpol, The Heinrich Maneuver

Interpol, The Heinrich Maneuver

InterpolThe Heinrich ManeuverSingle ReviewThink Editors, think Joy Division and think R.E.M; there you'll find the baffling undertones of Interpol. Taken from the critically acclaimed forthcoming album from the NY quartet, 'Our Love To Admire', it...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

The baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind album is suing for sexual exploitation.

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

The unlikely pairing of the The Screamin' Ab Dabs singer Alison Moyet with "pretty boy" pop pioneer Vince Clarke may have been something of an...

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Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Fans are doing their own investigation into Bob Dylan sex abuse claims.

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Left-field alternative pop didn't really get any better than 'Beautiful Freak' in 1996 and arguably it's rarely been bettered since.

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

London based Australian artist Nick Kingswell says that he "can't wait to share [his] new songs in a live setting with real humans" now that lockdown...

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Happier Than Ever is one of the most highly anticipated album releases of the year, which puts an awful lot of pressure on a woman who’s faced more...

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