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Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!

Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!

Super Furry AnimalsHey Venus!Album ReviewThe fact that the UK summer of 2007 has been dreadful in terms of sunshine is an obvious downer, sadly made worse by the fact that this, the album of the...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Korn - Untitled

Korn - Untitled

KornUntitledSingle ReviewIt comes to something when you have to court interest and possible controversy by not giving your latest release a title. Pretentious? Moi?Never mind that though - what of the music? This is actually...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Garbage - Tell me where it hurts

Garbage - Tell me where it hurts

GarbageTell me where it hurtsSingle ReviewSomewhere a bell tolls whenever a music reviewer makes the joke about a Garbage release sounding rubbish. This is the bell to summon Death on his winged steed to hurry...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded

Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded

Satellite PartyUltra PayloadedAlbum ReviewOK then. Let's cut to the chase. For those of you unwilling to read reviews, let it be known that this is in fact the album of 2007. Sheer, undiluted genius. There...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Tiger Army - Music from Regions Beyond

Tiger Army - Music from Regions Beyond

Tiger ArmyMusic from Regions BeyondAlbum ReviewMusic from Regions Beyond is the fourth album from Tiger Army and it's a delightful cocktail of dark psychobilly punk rock that owes more than a nod to Danzig in...

Review posted on 13th August 2007

Black Strobe - I'm A Man

Black Strobe - I'm A Man

Black StrobeI'm A ManSingle ReviewI actually couldn't give a monkey's, a toss, or even two hoots (were I to have any 'hoots') that Black Strobe were 'instrumental in the birth of UK electroclash', since given...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Beyond All Reason - Love Crossed Pistols / Is This My Last Lie

Beyond All Reason - Love Crossed Pistols / Is This My Last Lie

Beyond All Reason Love Crossed Pistols / Is This My Last LieSingle ReviewBeyond All Reason have the visual appearance of a bunch of metalcore kids, but the sound somehow doesn't match. It's actually a refreshing...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Nine Inch Nails - Capital G

Nine Inch Nails - Capital G

Nine Inch Nails Capital GSingle ReviewThe second offering from Year Zero, Capital G is a significantly better choice for a single release than first offering Survivalism was. This is far more like the Reznor we...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

dEUS - The Jagz Kooner Excursions

dEUS - The Jagz Kooner Excursions

dEUSThe Jagz Kooner ExcursionsAlbum ReviewThis is what we could perhaps call an objective review, free from pre-conceptions, bias and all the other baggage that reviewers often include as so called informed comment. Never mind that...

Review posted on 18th June 2007

Biffy Clyro - The Puzzle

Biffy Clyro - The Puzzle

Biffy ClyroThe PuzzleAlbum Review So, the eagerly awaited new offering from 'the Biffy' is upon us at last. Already much touted and hyped - does it actually live up to expectations? Opener 'Living is a...

Review posted on 31st May 2007

Gallows - Abandon Ship

Gallows - Abandon Ship

GallowsAbandon ShipSingle Review There is always the temptation to believe the hype when it comes to the next big thing. Latin American Funk Disco is hot say the NME? Trance Metal rules say Kerrang? Are...

Review posted on 30th May 2007

Editors - Smokers at the Hospital Doors

Editors - Smokers at the Hospital Doors

EditorsSmokers at the Hospital DoorsSingle Review Please welcome back everyone's favourite slightly dour Midlanders, Editors. Now at that difficult second album stage, Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors is the first single offering from the new...

Review posted on 30th May 2007

Nine Inch Nails - Survivalism

Nine Inch Nails - Survivalism

Nine Inch NailsSurvivalismSingle Review Well, it must be a good 16 years since Head Like a Hole was filling scuzzy dance floors across the land, and in that time Trent Reznor has explored many aspects...

Review posted on 23rd May 2007

Zico Chain - Where would you rather be?

Zico Chain - Where would you rather be?

Zico ChainWhere would you rather be?Single Review Judging a band from a single track is always a difficult thing. How do you know you're not listening to the ambient house remix of a band whose...

Review posted on 23rd May 2007

Shiny Toy Guns - You Are The One

Shiny Toy Guns - You Are The One

Shiny Toy GunsYou Are The OneSingle Review The first thirty seconds of the title track instantly brings to mind mid 80s electro goth, but rounds a corner into a synth-led version of the Killers. Despite...

Review posted on 23rd May 2007

Alkaline Trio - Remains

Alkaline Trio - Remains

Alkaline TrioRemainsAlbum ReviewMarmite - retrospective compilation albums by bands are often Marmite flavoured. You just either love 'em or hate 'em, depending upon whether or not you actually like the band in the first place....

Review posted on 12th March 2007

Five O'Clock Heroes - Skin Deep

Five O'Clock Heroes - Skin Deep

Five O'Clock HeroesSkin DeepSingle ReviewYoung, New Yorkers with Brit rock sensibilities, Five O'Clock Heroes would appear to be the latest new proposition offered in the wake of the Arctic Monkeys. It's hard to believe these...

Review posted on 12th March 2007

Deftones - Mein

Deftones - Mein

DeftonesMeinSingle ReviewMein is the second single cut from Saturday Night Wrist, and shows how far the Deftones have come since their inception. Sounding more and more like a rock version of the Cure, the change...

Review posted on 12th March 2007

This Et Al - Of National Importance

This Et Al - Of National Importance

This Et AlOf National ImportanceSingle ReviewWith a long awaited debut album in the bag ready for release, it would seem that This Et Al are on the brink of big things. If the album is...

Review posted on 12th March 2007

Rough Trade - Rough Trade

Rough Trade - Rough Trade

Counter Culture 1976Rough TradeAlbum ReviewRough Trade make an annual habit of releasing a compilation of the best of the year's sonic offerings, and with the 1976 version, they take a step back in time to...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Saosin - Bury Your Head

Saosin - Bury Your Head

Saosin, Bury Your Head, Single ReviewHaving previously chastised Saosin for being pretentiously and ridiculously over-intense, over-polished, yet faultless within their genre of angsty pop-metal for teens it is safe to report that, yes, this single...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Biffy Clyro - Semi-Mental

Biffy Clyro - Semi-Mental

Biffy ClyroSemi-MentalSingle ReviewThe daftly named boys are back with a new single and new album in the pipeline. Semi-mental is a dense, focussed little number, perhaps a little more melodic than their previous offerings. Great...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Evanescence - Lithium

Evanescence - Lithium

EvanescenceLithiumSingle ReviewLithium - not as you might imagine, the pre-requisite drug to be taken before having to listen to this vileness, but actually the song title itself.Before the sonic hell of the song is even...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Iron Maiden - Different World

Iron Maiden - Different World

Iron MaidenDifferent WorldSingleAnother year, another single, another tour. The machine that is Maiden rolls on, and on, and on. In terms of song structure and format, this is.well. Iron Maiden. You would never mistake it...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

Blood BrothersYoung MachetesAlbum ReviewBands that have a sound that genuinely begin to transcend genre boundaries are a rarity, and it is thus blessed territory that Blood Brothers occupy. Attempts at pigeonholing the sound previously seemed...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

Capdown - Wind-Up Toys

Capdown - Wind-Up Toys

CapdownWind-Up ToysAlbum ReviewUnless you were in the know, you'd never really win a game of "guess where they come from" when it comes to Capdown, for two reasons. Firstly, no band ever comes from Milton...

Review posted on 23rd January 2007

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So Divided

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So Divided

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of DeadSo DividedSingle ReviewAnyone familiar with Trail of Dead's previous material will most probably find themselves ejecting the CD from the player after about 5 minutes to...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

New Rhodes - Songs from the Lodge

New Rhodes - Songs from the Lodge

New RhodesSongs from the LodgeHotly-tipped, up and coming UK newcomers seem to be rather common these days. Perhaps it's a certain desire amongst the press to be the ones that discover and break the next...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating

+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating

+44When Your Heart Stops BeatingAlbum ReviewPlus forty-four, for the uninitiated, are the latest project of various punk scene veterans, most notably the tattoo collection on legs that is Travis Barker, ex Blink 182 drummer.'When Your...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

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Eagles of Death Metal - I Got a Feeling (Just Nineteen)

Eagles of Death Metal - I Got a Feeling (Just Nineteen)

Eagles of Death MetalI Got a Feeling (Just Nineteen)Single ReviewJosh Homme, the musical equivalent of dog mess. Presumably many people like the dreadfully-mis-named Eagles of Death Metal, but you'd have to spend a long time...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

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Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

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Pixies kicked off the European leg of their latest tour in the sleepy retirement town of Bexhill-On-Sea.

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

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Kent punk duo Slaves held up their pledge to headline a gig on the Kent coast this weekend when they once again took to the Hall By The Sea stage at...

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