Author: Neal Addison

Glasvegas - Leeds Met

Glasvegas - Leeds Met

Glasvegas & White Lies Leeds Met University 7th December 2008 Live Review.On the back of their Christmas album release and Radio One supported 'Please Come Home' track Glasvegas are playing UK shows through December. In...

Review posted on 17th December 2008

Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini

Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini

Most of the time reviewing records isn't the same experience as consuming music; I realise this might sound a bit counterintuitive, but usually you're scrabbling around for an appropriate metaphor to describe the latest Alex...

Review posted on 11th November 2008

Natty - Top 10 Tracks

Natty - Top 10 Tracks

Natty's Top 10 TracksNatty took us through 10 of his favourite tracks, some have helped shape his music and some have a personal sentiment, there's a few surprises too! Neil Young - Down By The...

Review posted on 10th November 2008

Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness

Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness

Album review for This Coming Gladness by Josephine Foster released through Bo'Weavil Recordings. Every music paper, zine or blog is talking about folk music at the moment. Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom have become icons...

Review posted on 9th October 2008

The Needles - Girl I Used To Know/Dead Or Live

The Needles - Girl I Used To Know/Dead Or Live

The NeedlesGirl I Used To Know/Dead Or LiveSingle Review(Dangerous Records 02/04/07)The 70s rock drag with a feel-good kick that draws out a contemporary Teenage Fan Club and Supergrass vibe, gives 'Girl I Used To Know'...

Review posted on 29th March 2007

Bright Eyes - Four Winds

Bright Eyes - Four Winds

Bright EyesFour WindsSingle Review Part Dylan, part The Crimea, sees the return of Conor Oberst who has been getting tongues wagging and pens moving with his feeling packed theatrical and tremulous vocals, built upon an...

Review posted on 12th March 2007

Bloc Party - The Prayer

Bloc Party - The Prayer

Bloc Party The PrayerSingle ReviewIt's 2007, and in 2007 we like nothing more than a good old indie-dance band. Three thousand years from now, when archaeologists uncover how we lived at the beginning of the...

Review posted on 29th January 2007

Get Cape.  Wear Cape. Fly - War Of The Worlds

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - War Of The Worlds

Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlyWar Of The WorldsAtlanticSingle ReviewOtherwise known as 20 year old Sam Duckworth, Get Cape. got his break at Manchester's In The City showcase, before impressing at SXSW in Texas. He tours...

Review posted on 20th December 2006

Bat For Lashes - Trophy

Bat For Lashes - Trophy

Bat For LashesTrophySingle ReviewOriginally the pseudonym of Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes now consist also of Ginger Lee, Abi Fry and recent addition Lizzie Carey. Currently trekking around Europe, they will return to England in...

Review posted on 9th November 2006

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager. Album ReviewThe self confessed 'bohemian teenager' in question is Sam Duckworth, only just turned 20. For me, this title doesn't bode well, after all,...

Review posted on 9th October 2006

The Blueskins - Change My Mind

The Blueskins - Change My Mind

The BlueskinsChange My MindSingle ReviewI'm probably the best person to review this single. When it was handed to me and told it's being used in an advert I was blanked faced, then I was told...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

Dan Sartain - Join Dan Sartain

Dan Sartain - Join Dan Sartain

Dan SartainJoin Dan SartainAlbum ReviewWhen I was transferring this to my MP3 player, the online CD database labelled it "art rock". Live Mr Sartain's songs are stripped down to his voice, guitar and whatever beats...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin

Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin

Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like DancinSingle ReviewIn supermarket CD aisles across the country, the Scissor Sisters are poised to make themselves an even more formidable force. Sure I loved 'Take Your Mama'. I love...

Review posted on 30th August 2006

The Drips - 16,16, Six

The Drips - 16,16, Six

The Drips16,16, SixSingle ReviewThe first few seconds are promising, but unfortunately this song falls into a predictable and rather clichéd chorus with lyrics like 'it's tearing me apart' and 'another broken paradise'. The singer's growls...

Review posted on 17th July 2006

Tapes ‘N Tapes - Insistor

Tapes ‘N Tapes - Insistor

Tapes 'N TapesInsistorSingle ReviewAn immediately arresting song with a driving, stomping pulse that, although has a unique sound of its own, could be said to be vaguely musically reminiscent of (a very speedy) Johnny Cash,...

Review posted on 17th July 2006

Radio 4 - Enemies like this

Radio 4 - Enemies like this

Radio 4Enemies like this. Single ReviewBrooklyn based band Radio Four sound, it must be said, like most other crappy indie rock bands that are surfing the 80's new wave movement at the moment, remind me...

Review posted on 12th June 2006

Radio 4 - Enemies Like This

Radio 4 - Enemies Like This

Radio 4Enemies Like ThisAlbum ReviewA new dance-rock album in 2006: a prospect akin to giving Rupert Murdoch a quid, he's got enough. But let's be fair, the New York quintet were punk-funking it way back...

Review posted on 16th May 2006

The Strokes - Hard to Explain / NYC Cops / Take It Or Leave It  Single Review

The Strokes - Hard to Explain / NYC Cops / Take It Or Leave It Single Review

The Strokes: a band who deserve fame simply because of their name, fresh faces from the Big Apple and soon to be the most talked about new band of the moment. They are destined for...

Review posted on 16th May 2006

Calvin Harris  - Acceptable In The 80s

Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s

This is music that wants to get people dancing again. Calvin Harris is making his mark on 2007 in fine style. Acceptable In The 80s is Calvin's first proper single release. It sparkles with highgloss,...

Review posted on 16th May 2006

Layo & Bushwacka - Life2Live

Layo & Bushwacka - Life2Live

Layo & BushwackaLife2Live Single reviewBritish dance heavyweights and founders of super trendy London nightspot The End, now celebrating it's 10th birthday, return with their third studio album 'Feels Closer' in March 2006. 'Feels Closer' has...

Review posted on 11th January 2006

Nizlopi - JCB Song

Nizlopi - JCB Song

Nizlopi JCB Song FDM RecordsLuke and John have been making music together since the day they first met on the school bus at the age of 13. The Nizlopi sound is one acoustic guitar, one...

Review posted on 5th January 2006

pharrell williams - Angel

pharrell williams - Angel

Pharrell Williams AngelVirgin Uk Release Date Tbc The man behind so many hits for other people is now doing it for himself. In "Angel" Pharrell as delivered the ultimate cross-over radio friendly slice of R&B...

Review posted on 15th November 2005

Young Jeezy - Feat Akon, Soul Survivor

Young Jeezy - Feat Akon, Soul Survivor

Young Jeezy Feat AkonSoul Survivor – Def Jam Uk Release Date 23rd January This isn't gonna be big, it's gonna be Jurassic. "Soul Survivor" is already huge Stateside and with a release date of mid-January...

Review posted on 15th November 2005

Kanye West - Heard Em Say

Kanye West - Heard Em Say

Kanye West Featuring Adam Levine Heard Em Say - Def Jam Uk Release Date 5th December This has the potential of being Kanye's biggest hit to date featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 5 fame it...

Review posted on 15th November 2005

Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us

Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us

Mariah Carey Don't Forget About UsDef Jam Uk Release Date 12th December So how do you get just about the biggest selling world-wide album of 2005 to sell even more copies through Christmas when just...

Review posted on 15th November 2005

Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want

Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want

Rihanna – If It's Lovin' That You Want – Def Jam Uk Release Date 28th November Following hard on the heels "Pon De Replay" comes the next track from Rhianna. This track is catchy infectious...

Review posted on 15th November 2005

David Ford - Leeds Uni

David Ford - Leeds Uni

David Ford Leeds Uni3/11/05Once in a while you go and watch a gig and it really makes you gasp with delight. This happened to me last night. The performer was David Ford; he has been...

Review posted on 10th November 2005

Gorillaz - Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera House 04/11/05

Gorillaz - Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera House 04/11/05

Gorillaz - Demon Days Live Manchester Opera House 04/11/05Well, the album has been out for a few months now and sold over 3 million copies. There has been an MTV awards performance in Lisbon, Portugal...

Review posted on 10th November 2005

Prodigy - Out of Space Audio Bullys Remix and Voodoo People

Prodigy - Out of Space Audio Bullys Remix and Voodoo People

The Prodigy, Out of Space Audio Bullys RemixSingle reviewIn 1976 Max Romeo and The Upsetters released 'War In a Babylon' on Island records. The genius reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry was obsessed with doin' something...

Review posted on 18th October 2005

Pharrell Williams - Can I Have It Like Tat

Pharrell Williams - Can I Have It Like Tat

Pharrell Williams Feat Gwen Stefani – Can I Have It Like Tat – Star Track Uk Release Date 31st OctoberWell he is hailed as a genius from everyone from Snoop Dogg to Justine Timberlake he...

Review posted on 28th September 2005

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