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28 Costumes - This Band Has Eaten All Our Money

28 Costumes - This Band Has Eaten All Our Money

Review of 28 Costumes single This Band Has Eaten All Our Money.Liverpool-based five-piece 28 Costumes formed around 2004 and can count The Cure's Robert Smith as a fan. The band has previously toured with the...

Review posted on 24th February 2009

Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux

Review of Fall Out Boy's album Folie a Deux.Studio album number five from Fall Out Boy comes hot on the heels of last year's live record and will be supported by a UK tour in...

Review posted on 23rd February 2009

The Fray - The Fray

The Fray - The Fray

Review of The Fray's self-titled album. Though their debut album 'How To Save A Life' was released in 2005, Denver boys The Fray had to wait two years before they scored a global hit with...

Review posted on 19th February 2009

Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

Review of The Prodigy's album 'Invaders Must Die'.From one of the biggest bands of the 90's comes album number five, half a decade on since the underwhelming 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned'. The trio are set...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

Guildean Gang - Dennis Bergkamp

Guildean Gang - Dennis Bergkamp

Review of Guildean Gang's single 'Dennis Bergkamp'.A four-piece from Bedfordshire, Guildean Gang are an unsigned outfit that have been causing a stir and garnering the support of DJs such as Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

The Rifles - Fall To Sorrow

The Rifles - Fall To Sorrow

Review of The Rifles single 'Fall To Sorrow'.Heading out on a tour of the UK in March, London boys The Rifles are now promoting second album 'Great Escape', from which this single is taken. A...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

The Rasmus - Livin' In A World Without You

The Rasmus - Livin' In A World Without You

Review of The Rasmus' single 'Livin' In A World Without You'.Whilst not quite a one hit wonder (a second single charted), Finnish rockers The Rasmus return five years after they brought us 'In The Shadows',...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

Iglu & Hartly - Violent & Young

Iglu & Hartly - Violent & Young

Review of Iglu & Hartly's single 'Violent & Young'.Having landed in the top 5 of the singles chart with their debut track 'In The City', Californian quintet Iglu & Hartly have gone on to sell...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

All American Rejects - When The World Comes Down

All American Rejects - When The World Comes Down

Review of All American Rejects' album 'When The World Comes Down'.After initially appearing to be a by-numbers punk rock band, The All-American Rejects' second album, 'Move Along', scored hit singles on both sides of the...

Review posted on 13th January 2009

Out Of Embers - The Gassienda Keighley

Out Of Embers - The Gassienda Keighley

Review of Out Of Embers live at The Gassienda, Keighley on Friday December 19, 2008.Having impressed and come to attention while supporting My Vitriol, Out Of Embers are now headlining a Christmas show in Keighley,...

Review posted on 23rd December 2008

Casino - The Spider Simpson Incident

Casino - The Spider Simpson Incident

Review of Casino's album The Spider Simpson IncidentThe Birmingham band formerly known as Spidersimpson has reverted to their original name to release their debut album, which is available to download or in physical form from...

Review posted on 16th December 2008

Panic At The Disco - Live In Chicago

Panic At The Disco - Live In Chicago

Review of Panic At The Disco's DVD Live In Chicago.Having thrown something of a curveball with their second album 'Pretty, Odd', Las Vegas quartet Panic At The Disco embarked on the usual promotional route of...

Review posted on 15th December 2008

Paramore - The Final Riot!

Paramore - The Final Riot!

Review of Paramore's album/DVD The Final Riot!From one of the breakthrough acts of 2008, this is a live CD/DVD package of Paramore's show in Chicago on the final tour to promote their second album 'Riot!'...

Review posted on 15th December 2008

Stereophonics - Manchester MEN Arena

Stereophonics - Manchester MEN Arena

Review of Stereophonics live at Manchester MEN Arena on Wednesday December 10, 2008 with support from The Courteeners. Touring the UK arenas for the second time in as many years, the quartet that make up...

Review posted on 15th December 2008

The Brighton Port Authority - Seattle

The Brighton Port Authority - Seattle

Review of The Brighton Port Authority's single Seattle featuring Emmy The Great.If you were to think of music acts from Brighton then Norman Cook would most probably be one of the first names that spring...

Review posted on 10th December 2008

Paramore - Decode

Paramore - Decode

Review of Paramore's single Decode. Though their second album was released in 2007, it was a year later that the band from Tennessee broke through, particularly in the United Kingdom which saw their popularity culminate...

Review posted on 10th December 2008

Stereophonics - Decade In The Sun

Stereophonics - Decade In The Sun

Review of Stereophonics' album Decade In The Sun.Though slightly inaccurate in its title (they've been going for over ten years), 'Decade In The Sun' is a best of from Kelly Jones and co., that captures...

Review posted on 8th December 2008

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

Album review for Guns N' Roses release Chinese Democracy. The hype, rumours and statistics which surround the release of this record have verged on the ridiculous, though understandable to a degree as it has taken...

Review posted on 1st December 2008

My Vitriol, Ruby Lounge

My Vitriol, Ruby Lounge

Live review of My Vitriol, Enjoy Destroy and Out Of Embers at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester Thursday November 20, 2008.It was in 2001 that My Vitriol released their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Finelines', and as...

Review posted on 24th November 2008

Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns

Album review of 'A Hundred Million Suns' by Snow Patrol.Northern Ireland rockers Snow Patrol return with the follow-up to 2006's 'Eyes Open', which spawned the ubiquitous-on-radio 'Chasing Cars'. Jacknife Lee once again helms production duties...

Review posted on 10th November 2008

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

Review of Guns N Roses single Chinese Democracy.Finally after many delays, rumours, guitarists and dollars spent, The Most Dangerous Band In The World are finally back with an album of new material. Nobody could be...

Review posted on 10th November 2008

Stereophonics - You're My Star

Stereophonics - You're My Star

Review of Stereophonics' single You're My Star.Since their breakthrough in 1997, Stereophonics have racked up five chart-topping albums, released over twenty singles and played hundreds of live shows. This chapter of their career is encapsulated...

Review posted on 10th November 2008

Boys Like Girls - Thunder

Boys Like Girls - Thunder

Single review of Thunder by Boys Like GirlsThis quartet of kids from Boston, Massachusetts, is another in the long line of pop-rock bands that America seems to export in abundance. Though their self-titled debut record...

Review posted on 3rd November 2008

Razorlight - Slipway Fires

Razorlight - Slipway Fires

Review of Razorlight's new album 'Slipway Fires'.Few modern musicians divide opinion as much as Johnny Borrell, if not due to his ability then because of his outspoken confidence. The band's self-titled second album hinted at...

Review posted on 3rd November 2008

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads

Album review of 'Off With Their Heads' by Kaiser Chiefs.The successor to 2007's "Yours Truly, Angry Mob", this is the third album from the Leeds quintet who are named after a South African football team....

Review posted on 28th October 2008

In Case Of Fire - This Time We Stand

In Case Of Fire - This Time We Stand

Single review of This Time We Stand from In Case Of FireCurrently on tour with Funeral For A Friend, In Case Of Fire are a trio from Northern Ireland who have garnered support from the...

Review posted on 20th October 2008

Fightstar - The English Way

Fightstar - The English Way

Single review for The English Way by Fightstar.With singer Charlie Simpson being a former member of boyband Busted, a certain degree of prejudice exists with this quartet. Five years after forming those opinions have died...

Review posted on 20th October 2008

The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing

Album review of 'We Started Nothing' by The Ting TingsFor those who have been stuck in a cave so far in 2008, The Ting Tings are Salford duo Katie White and Jules De Martino. This...

Review posted on 20th October 2008

Oasis, Sheffield Arena Live Review

Oasis, Sheffield Arena Live Review

Live review of Oasis at Sheffield Arena on October 11th 2008.Ever since the anti-climatic 'Be Here Now' record of 1997, there seems to have been a cycle of a release that Noel Gallagher claims to...

Review posted on 13th October 2008

Matt Helders - Late Night Tales

Matt Helders - Late Night Tales

Album review of 'Late Night Tales'compiled by Matt Helders.Following in the footsteps of Fatboy Slim, The Flaming Lips and Groove Armada, Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helders has compiled a series of tunes that he typically...

Review posted on 13th October 2008

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Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

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Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.11.2019 Live Review

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.11.2019 Live Review

Feet are mid-tour and promoting their debut album, and tonight they played Ramsgate Music Hall with support from local band Malpractice.

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Famed for performing one of her own songs as her opening gambit on The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan rocked up at the Booking Hall as part of her UK and...

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

After nearly thirty years since his first solo record Mark Lanegan has just released one of his very best and there's not many artists who can claim...

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.

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