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Starsailor - Keep Us Together

Starsailor - Keep Us Together

Starsailor"Keep Us Together"EMISingle ReviewA quick glance at Starsailor's calendar reveals they are to have a very interesting Summer, with shows planned across Europe, and culminating in slots at Hyde Park Calling and V Festival. More...

Review posted on 20th April 2006

The Like - What I Say And What I Mean

The Like - What I Say And What I Mean

The Like "What I Say And What I Mean"PolydorSingle ReviewHaving been available in limited numbers toward the end of last year, sassy LA trio The Like give this track from their debut album "Are You...

Review posted on 20th April 2006

Whirlwind Heat - Types Of Wood

Whirlwind Heat - Types Of Wood

Whirlwind HeatTypes Of WoodBrilleHailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Whirlwind Heat were spotted by Jack White and have since toured with his band, as well as Beck and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The band also take...

Review posted on 18th April 2006

Chikinki - You Said

Chikinki - You Said

Chikinki"You Said"Urban CowSingle ReviewWhen a band releases a song on their own label, it generally means they're really bad and can't get a record deal, or that they don't wish to be tainted by outside...

Review posted on 13th April 2006

Scully - Who's A Terrorist Now?

Scully - Who's A Terrorist Now?

Scully"Who's A Terrorist Now?"Dust-upSingle ReviewHaving recorded their first album with producer Ben Hillier in Scarborough, Scully release this, their debut single, as a taster. Named after vocalist and guitarist Daniel Scully, the trio cite the...

Review posted on 13th April 2006

Temposhark - Joy

Temposhark - Joy

Temposhark"Joy"Paper & GlueSingle ReviewTemposhark is the work of vocalist Rob Diament and Luke Busby, and the more recent addition of bassist Laurence Warder, who has is also a successful London promoter and DJ. They've spent...

Review posted on 13th April 2006

Karine Polwart - Scribbled In Chalk

Karine Polwart - Scribbled In Chalk

Karine Polwart Scribbled In Chalk Shoeshine Album Review Oh look, another female singer-songwriter to join the legion that already plague the likes of Radio 2 throughout the day – forgive my lack of enthusiasm, it's...

Review posted on 10th April 2006

King Furnace - Crash

King Furnace - Crash

King Furnace"Crash"AkuabaSingle ReviewForming in early 2004, this Oxford trio pride themselves on their reputation for energetic and entertaining live shows. For those interested in investigation this further, you can check out King Furnace in action...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

Story One - Out Of Season

Story One - Out Of Season

Story One"Out Of Season"ShySingle ReviewThoughts of an international tour would excite most musicians, with the prospect of playing to different crowds in different cities being thrilling. As with most things, the reality doesn't match the...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

Gledhill - Roots

Gledhill - Roots

Gledhill"Roots"MX3Single ReviewDespite their lead singer being named David Gledhill, this Sheffield-based band actually took their name from a tribe named The Gleds. Zane Lowe gave their demo airplay, and they've made the most expensive song...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

The Charlatans - Simpatico

The Charlatans - Simpatico

The Charlatans"Simpatico"SanctuaryAlbum ReviewRecorded at Hook End Manor and mixed at Townhouse Studios in late 2005, "Simpatico" marks the return of a band who have been around for an impressive 16 years. It would appear that...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

Sweet City Fire - Maryanne

Sweet City Fire - Maryanne

Sweet City Fire"Maryanne" EPTide MusicEP ReviewAs the success of the Arctic Monkeys has proved, the Myspace website is a fabulous tool for bands to get their music heard on a global scale. London quartet Sweet...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

Undercut - Doing Fine

Undercut - Doing Fine

UndercutDoing FineDistillerSingle ReviewBristol five-piece Undercut refined their sound in an aircraft hanger, after their initial members met at an open mic night. They've already received radio attention of both sides of the Atlantic, and played...

Review posted on 30th March 2006

The Aeroplanes - This Is My Love

The Aeroplanes - This Is My Love

The AeroplanesThis Is My LoveWhite NoiseSingle ReviewHaving formed in 2003 on the outskirts of Liverpool, The Aeroplanes signed their record deal a couple of years later, and are now preparing for the release of their...

Review posted on 30th March 2006

David Gray - Alibi

David Gray - Alibi

David GrayAlibiIHTSingle ReviewWith "Life In Slow Motion", his seventh album, topping the chart, it is fair to say that David Gray is as popular as he's ever been. Currently on a world tour, he'll return...

Review posted on 30th March 2006

The Charlatans - Blackened Blue Eyes

The Charlatans - Blackened Blue Eyes

The CharlatansBlackened Blue EyesSanctuarySingle ReviewThey may not be the biggest band in the UK, and may not be considered the best, but you have to be impressed when you think that The Charlatans have survived...

Review posted on 28th March 2006

Hard-Fi - Better Do Better

Hard-Fi - Better Do Better

Hard-FiBetter Do BetterNecessarySingle ReviewSurely the last push for the band's chart-topping album, this is the fifth single to be lifted from Hard-Fi's fantastic "Stars Of CCTV" debut. Richard Archer and his merry men have enjoyed...

Review posted on 28th March 2006

Stereophonics - Live From Dakota

Stereophonics - Live From Dakota

StereophonicsLive From DakotaV2Album ReviewWith the release of their fifth album last year, Stereophonics reinvigorated their music with an energy that had largely been absent since their earlier records. What followed was a year spent on...

Review posted on 28th March 2006

Embrace - This New Day

Embrace - This New Day

Embrace"This New Day"IndependienteAlbum ReviewEmbrace's 2004 "Out Of Nothing" record couldn't really have been any more appropriately titled, for they made one of the most astonishing comebacks of the music industry in recent times. Their third...

Review posted on 28th March 2006

The Weepies - Say I Am You

The Weepies - Say I Am You

The Weepies"Say I Am You"Album ReviewNettwerkBefore forming The Weepies, Deb Talan and Steve Tannen were both singer-songwriters who had garnered critical praise for their individual releases. Mutual fans of one another, they met after one...

Review posted on 20th March 2006

Whitestarr - Luv Machine

Whitestarr - Luv Machine

Whitestarr "Luv Machine" Contango Album Review First conceived in frontman Cisco Adler's Malibu home in 2000, Whitestarr are a five piece from southern California who believe in all things rock and roll. Their first gig...

Review posted on 16th March 2006

The Call - Push On

The Call - Push On

The Call"Push On" EPReviewIt would seem that for some people, Light Water Valley theme park and a trip to the races isn't enough – particularly for Ripon based quartet The Call. Like many students, they...

Review posted on 15th March 2006

Calla - Collisions

Calla - Collisions

CallaCollisionsBeggars BanquetAlbum ReviewFrom that seemingly endless well of musical talent that is New York City, Calla are a trio who first formed in 1997, although they've since lost and gained members. "Collisions", which has already...

Review posted on 15th March 2006

Bird York - In The Deep

Bird York - In The Deep

Bird York"In The Deep"NaradaSingle ReviewHot on the success of the Oscar-winning "Crash", this is taken from the movie's soundtrack and was nominated for an Academy Award in its own right. Also known as Kathleen, Bird...

Review posted on 13th March 2006

The Organ - Brother

The Organ - Brother

The Organ"Brother"Too PureSingle ReviewDue to tour the UK from the end of March, The Organ are an all-female quintet from Vancouver. Having formed in 2001, they soon released their first EP "Sinking Hearts" and built...

Review posted on 13th March 2006

The Kooks - Naïve

The Kooks - Naïve

The Kooks "Naïve"VirginSingle ReviewLife in The Kooks must be pretty sweet at the moment, their debut album "Inside In/Inside Out" has been very well received by the press & public alike, and in turn their...

Review posted on 13th March 2006

Dead Disco - The Treatment

Dead Disco - The Treatment

Dead Disco"The Treatment"High Voltage SoundsSingle ReviewPart of the revived Leeds music scene, Dead Disco formed when Victoria Hesketh, Lucy Catherwood, and Marie France discovered they shared a mutual admiration for the likes of The Bangles,...

Review posted on 13th March 2006

The Like, Live Review

The Like, Live Review

The LikeAcademy 3, Manchester09/03/06Live ReviewWith this being the penultimate date of the tour, The Like can look back on their first headline UK jaunt with some degree of satisfaction. Z Berg, Charlotte Froom and Tennessee...

Review posted on 13th March 2006

Orson - Bright Idea

Orson - Bright Idea

Orson "Bright Idea" Mercury Album Review Named after legendary actor Orson Welles, this Hollywood quintet formed in 2000, playing what they describe as "two guitar power-pop". Singer Jason Pebworth was drawn to music having heard...

Review posted on 6th March 2006

Stellastarr - The Roadhouse

Stellastarr - The Roadhouse

Stellastarr* The Roadhouse Manchester Wednesday 01/03/06 Before the term 'art rock' was pinned firmly to Franz Ferdinand, New York's Stellastarr* were labelled with it, not just due to their music but also for their backgrounds....

Review posted on 6th March 2006

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Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.11.2019 Live Review

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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

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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

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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...

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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.

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

'Devour You' is a fantastic follow up to Starcrawler's debut album and represents a move on in terms of sound and, in part, direction.

Salvation Jayne - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 4.10.2019 Live Review

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Salvation Jayne's third birthday bash was a riot of colour and a celebration of a band very much enjoying what they do.

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