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The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

The Magnetic FieldsDistortionNonesuchAlbum ReviewPerhaps best known for their 1999 triple album ‘69 Love Songs’, which sold 130,000 units, The Magnetic Fields are led by New York City’s Stephin Merritt. Throughout February and March they tour...

Review posted on 14th February 2008

One Night Only - Started A Fire

One Night Only - Started A Fire

One Night Only Started A Fire Vertigo Album Review Already highly tipped as a band to watch in 2008, Helmsley's One Night Only is the latest outfit to benefit from Myspace exposure. Beginning as a...

Review posted on 4th February 2008

30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds To MarsLeeds Refectory30 January 2008Live ReviewOne of the surprise stories of the last 12 months, many thought that Jared Leto’s music project would be nothing more than an ego trip that followed in...

Review posted on 1st February 2008

The Rascals - Suspicious Wit

The Rascals - Suspicious Wit

The Rascals Suspicious Wit Deltasonic Single Review Formerly of The Little Flames, Merseyside trio The Rascals have shared stages with an impressive list of names that includes The Coral, The Zutons and Arctic Monkeys. Following...

Review posted on 28th January 2008

The Raid - We Know Best

The Raid - We Know Best

The Raid We Know Best Single Review Currently on tour, The Raid are a quintet who hail from Hemel Hempstead have travelled the path of school pals who wanted nothing more than to be in...

Review posted on 28th January 2008

Linkin Park, Manchester M.E.N. Arena

Linkin Park, Manchester M.E.N. Arena

Linkin Park Manchester M.E.N. Arena Sunday January 27, 2008 Live Review With the release of their third full studio album, 'Minutes To Midnight', American quintet Linkin Park have looked to shake off the nu-metal tag...

Review posted on 28th January 2008

Cobra Starship - Viva La Cobra

Cobra Starship - Viva La Cobra

Cobra StarshipViva La CobraFueled By RamenAlbum ReviewWith it’s origins in Uruguay, where main man Gabe Saporta was born, Cobra Starship are perhaps best known for their ‘Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)’ track, which accompanied...

Review posted on 10th December 2007

Kano - Feel Free

Kano - Feel Free

Kano 'Feel Free' 679 Recordings Single Review Label mate of The Streets, Kano hails from London and was a key member of the city's N.A.S.T.Y. Crew. His second solo album, 'London Town', was released in...

Review posted on 3rd December 2007

The Enemy - We'll Live And Die In These Towns

The Enemy - We'll Live And Die In These Towns

The Enemy 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' Warner Bros Single Review Fresh off a support slot on Stereophonics' arena tour, Coventry outfit The Enemy get round to releasing the final single from their...

Review posted on 3rd December 2007

Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker

Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker

Arctic Monkeys Teddy Picker Domino Single Review The third single from their second album 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', Arctic Monkeys are about to play a sextet of UK gigs, rounding off a year which has seen...

Review posted on 3rd December 2007

Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

Jimmy Eat WorldChase This LightAlbum ReviewFormed in Mesa, Arizona, in 1993, Jimmy Eat World made their independent debut a year later and are now releasing their sixth album. They made a breakthrough in the UK...

Review posted on 13th November 2007

Hundred Reasons - Quick The Word Sharp The Action

Hundred Reasons - Quick The Word Sharp The Action

Hundred ReasonsQuick The Word Sharp The ActionAlbum ReviewSince their breakthrough with top ten album ‘Ideas Above Our Station’ in 2002, Hundred Reasons’ popularity has been on the decline and the future of the band was...

Review posted on 12th November 2007

Stereophonics - Manchester M.E.N. Arena

Stereophonics - Manchester M.E.N. Arena

Stereophonics, The EnemyManchester M.E.N. ArenaWednesday, November 7, 2007After the release of their sixth studio album and a couple of warm up shows, Stereophonics are now embarking on a 19 date arena tour of the UK...

Review posted on 12th November 2007

Boy Kill Boy - No Conversation

Boy Kill Boy - No Conversation

Boy Kill Boy No Conversation Single Review After breaking through with their debut album 'Civilian', Leytonstone quartet Boy Kill Boy have now recorded the follow up, 'Stars And The Sea', which is due for release...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

The Courteeners - Acrylic

The Courteeners - Acrylic

The Courteeners Acrylic Single Review The latest in a long line of bands bidding to become music legends from Manchester, The Courteeners have already caused a fuss in the national music press and their next...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

The Brightlights - Inspired By

The Brightlights - Inspired By

The Brightlights Inspired By Single Review Teenage quartet The Brightlights hails from the fishing port town of Grimsby. The decision of three members to pursue a music career as opposed to one in football appears...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Hard-Fi - Can't Get Along (Without You)

Hard-Fi - Can't Get Along (Without You)

Hard-Fi Can't Get Along (Without You) Single Review Staines' favourite songs must be pretty satisfied with life at the moment; their critically acclaimed second album, "Once Upon A Time In The West", rocketed to the...

Review posted on 5th November 2007

Stereophonics - A Car Park, London

Stereophonics - A Car Park, London

Stereophonics A Car Park, London Friday, October 26, 2007 Fresh off of their fifth consecutive chart-topping studio album, 'Pull The Pin', Welsh-Argentine combo Stereophonics have invited their fans to appear as extras for the filming...

Review posted on 29th October 2007

Christian Silva - Break From The Past

Christian Silva - Break From The Past

Christian SilvaBreak From The PastEP ReviewSomething In ConstructionTracking down information on Christian Silva is nearly as tough as getting blood from a stone, but the London quartet caused quite a stir with their debut EP...

Review posted on 8th October 2007

White Shoes & The Couples Company - White Shoes & The Couples Company

White Shoes & The Couples Company - White Shoes & The Couples Company

White Shoes & The Couples Company White Shoes & The Couples Company Album Review The origins of this sextet are at the Art Institute of Cikini in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Rio and Sari were inspired...

Review posted on 1st October 2007

The Checks - Hunting Whales

The Checks - Hunting Whales

The ChecksHunting WhalesAlbum ReviewThis quintet from New Zealand has already drummed up considerable support in print and television media, as well as gaining airplay from the likes of Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe. This, their...

Review posted on 24th September 2007

Plain White T's - Every Second Counts

Plain White T's - Every Second Counts

Plain White T's Every Second Counts Album Review Hot on the heels of their recent Number 2 single 'Hey There Delilah' is this record from Illinois' Plain White T's. The quintet's forth album, it is...

Review posted on 17th September 2007

Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Foo Fighters The Pretender Single Review Anyone in doubt of the Foo Fighters' stature in the world of music need only know that, following on from headlining this year's V Festival, their November arena tour...

Review posted on 13th September 2007

Biffy Clyro - Saturday Superhouse

Biffy Clyro - Saturday Superhouse

Biffy Clyro Saturday Superhouse Single Review Despite having released their debut album 'Blackened Sky' in 2002 and having amassed a dedicated following, Scot-rockers Biffy Clyro have remained on the periphery of the British music scene...

Review posted on 3rd September 2007

Mute Math - Typical

Mute Math - Typical

Mute Math Typical Single Review Hailing from New Orleans, this quartet formed in 2003 and released an EP the following year. Having played the Carling stage at the Leeds and Reading Festivals this year, they've...

Review posted on 3rd September 2007

Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Plain White T's Hey There Delilah Single Review Having released their debut at the beginning of the millennium, Plain White T's are now onto their forth album, but have only recently come to prominence by...

Review posted on 3rd September 2007

Hard-Fi - Once Upon A Time In The West

Hard-Fi - Once Upon A Time In The West

Hard-Fi Once Upon A Time In The West Album Review Recorded in an old taxi cabin that cost £300 to rent, Hard-Fi's debut album went on to sell nearly a million copies, picking up Mercury...

Review posted on 28th August 2007

Stereophonics - Pull The Pin

Stereophonics - Pull The Pin

StereophonicsPull The PinV2Album ReviewThe Stereophonics' decade-long music career has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride, going from being hailed as one of Britain's premier rock bands to be critically mauled for the acoustic flavour of...

Review posted on 20th August 2007

The Rocket Summer - Do You Feel

The Rocket Summer - Do You Feel

The Rocket SummerDo You FeelAlbum ReviewSinger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary is the sole man behind The Rocket Summer, whose first record was released at the tender age of 16. The Texas native established a...

Review posted on 14th August 2007

Sum 41 - Underclass Hero

Sum 41 - Underclass Hero

Sum 41Underclass HeroAlbum ReviewHaving sold over 7 million records since breaking through with 2001's 'All Killer No Filler', Canadians Sum 41 have cemented their position as a world-renowned punk-rock outfit, but have recently gone through...

Review posted on 9th August 2007

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