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GoodBooks - Control

GoodBooks - Control

GoodBooksControlAlbum ReviewThe shadow-kings of Indie-Pop finally release their debut album and guess what, it's great. This Kent four-piece are constantly overlooked, under-rated and taken for granted, but hopefully not for much longer. 'Control' is the...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry

Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry

Cold War Kids Hang Me Up To DrySingle Review Re-released to coincide with their endless list of summer dates in the UK and already a festival favourite, 'Hang Me Up To Dry' should see the...

Review posted on 2nd July 2007

The Coral - Who's Gonna Find Me

The Coral - Who's Gonna Find Me

The CoralWho's Gonna Find MeSingle ReviewWith an equal combination of sensational vocals and masterful instrumentation 'Who's Gonna Find Me' is sure to render The Coral as the unrivalled Godlike genius band of the 21st century....

Review posted on 18th June 2007

The Changes - Such A Scene / Her, You and I

The Changes - Such A Scene / Her, You and I

The ChangesSuch A Scene / Her, You and ISingle Review (Double A-Side)The Changes showcase a distinct sound. Both tracks from their Double A-Side release are very different. 'Such a Scene' faintly recalls the hay-days of...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Ruarri Joseph - Tales Of Grime and Grit

Ruarri Joseph - Tales Of Grime and Grit

Ruarri JosephTales Of Grime and GritAlbum ReviewIt's commonly said that first impressions are lasting impressions, but how true can that be? Well, with Ruarri Joseph and other artists like him that you don't know much...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Luke Toms, The Forever House

Luke Toms, The Forever House

Luke TomsThe Forever HouseAlbum ReviewIf I slag this off will his ridiculous moustache rape me? No? Very well then, aside from being a total freak loser, Luke Toms, cannot write music. Words cannot express how...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Loney Dear - Saturday Waits

Loney Dear - Saturday Waits

Loney, DearSaturday WaitsSingle ReviewScandinavian groups can be really popular here in the U.K. Look at ABBA! More recently, take Peter, Bjorn and John for example. They took Britain by storm with hit single 'The Young...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Idlewild - A Ghost In The Arcade

Idlewild - A Ghost In The Arcade

IdlewildA Ghost In The ArcadeSingle ReviewThis band can take sound on two levels, two extremes; mind-blowing or awful. 'A Ghost in the Arcade' is one of the awful ones I'm afraid. Taken from the bands...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Fields - Song for the Fields

Fields - Song for the Fields

Fields Song for the FieldsSingle ReviewBefore you write them off as some kind of nature happy, tree-huggers it's probably best to enlighten you about Fields and their music. Imagine something completely different, something wonderful, something...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Charlotte Hatherley - Siberia

Charlotte Hatherley - Siberia

Charlotte HatherleySiberiaSingle ReviewShe divorced herself from Ash not too long ago and I thought I'd never forgive her, but after 'The Deep Blue' I began to reconcile myself with the truly amazing sound of Charlotte...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time

You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time

You Say Party! We Say Die!Lose All TimeAlbum ReviewYou Say Party! We Say Die! dynamic Dance-punk band from Canada release their second album in the form of 'Lose All Time'. They are an animated five-piece...

Review posted on 11th June 2007

Harrisons - No fighting in the War Room

Harrisons - No fighting in the War Room

Harrisons No fighting in the War RoomAlbum ReviewPut single the Harrisons are the Arctic Monkeys minus the monkey business and the Sheffield intonation, with clear influences from the likes of Blur, Oasis and The Verve....

Review posted on 11th June 2007

Dolores O' Riordan - Are You Listening?

Dolores O' Riordan - Are You Listening?

Dolores O' RiordanAre You Listening?Album ReviewThe voice and face of the Cranberries, Dolores O' Riordan, returns with the eagerly anticipated album 'Are You Listening?' but trust me it's not all that it's cracked up to...

Review posted on 11th June 2007

Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl To Do?

Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl To Do?

Bat For Lashes What's a Girl To Do?Single ReviewIt's hard not to compare the sound of Natasha Khan/Bat For Lashes to the equally chilling, thrilling and mysterious sound of Bjork both are so very similar....

Review posted on 11th June 2007

The View - Face for the Radio

The View - Face for the Radio

The View Face for the RadioSingle ReviewThe latest and, in my opinion, one of the greatest tracks from the Views' debut album 'Hat's off to the Buskers' is finally released. This Dundonian Indie sensation writes...

Review posted on 11th June 2007

The Holloways - Generator

The Holloways - Generator

The Holloways GeneratorSingle Review'Generator', deemed as possibly the track of the year, a triumph in the eyes of the Radio One crew and what is genuinely a fun track, is destined to make The Holloways...

Review posted on 11th June 2007

Annuals - Be He Me

Annuals - Be He Me

Annuals Be He Me Album Review There is an energy and a spark about this album that makes its rambling folk meets prog rock deliciously compelling. Like Midlake, Grandaddy or Akron/ Family mixed with some...

Review posted on 5th March 2007

Lostprophets - A Town Called Hypocrisy

Lostprophets - A Town Called Hypocrisy

LostprophetsA Town Called HypocrisyVisible NoiseFresh from bagging a brace of trophies at the Kerrang! Awards, the 'Prophets are now releasing the second single from their chart-topping "Liberation Transmission" album. Having already completed a tour of...

Review posted on 29th August 2006

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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