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Gorillaz - Phase 2

Gorillaz - Phase 2

GorillazPhase 2, Slowboat to HadesDVD Review Following the successful Gorillaz first DVD instalment 'Phase 1 - Celebrity Takedown ' comes the second instalment 'Phase 2 - Slowboat to Hades'. The DVD Features award winning videos,...

Review posted on 8th January 2007

Colin Burrill's top ten of 2006

Colin Burrill's top ten of 2006

01. Shearwater - Palo Santo (9.5)A change in dictatorship saw a good band turn into a great one. Exceptional songwriting, stunning textures, and earth shattering vocal deliveries from Jonathan Meiburg saw Palo Santo become...

Review posted on 8th January 2007

The Record Shop - 30 Years Of Rough Trade Shops

The Record Shop - 30 Years Of Rough Trade Shops

The Record Shop,30 Years Of Rough Trade Shops, Album ReviewThree decades have passed since the beginning of rough trade shops and not a better way to celebrate than release a double CD. 30 years of...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

The Good - The Bad & The Queen

The Good - The Bad & The Queen

The Good, The Bad & The QueenHerculeanSingle ReviewPerhaps his most ambitious project yet, The Good, The Bad & The Queen is Damon Albarns new super group, consisting of the former Verve guitarist Simon Tong, The...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Stig Of The Dump - Homeless Microphonist

Stig Of The Dump - Homeless Microphonist

Stig Of The Dump, Homeless Microphonist, EP ReviewWritten and recorded in seven days, The Homeless Microphonist EP is the first release from the appropriately named Stig Of The Dump. Now homeless, this Geordie decided to...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Simple Kid - 2

Simple Kid - 2

Simple Kid, 2, Album ReviewFollowing the release of his debut album ‘1’, Simple Kid decided to take some much needed time out after the pressures of the music industry began to take their toll. Now...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Albert Hammond Jr - Yours To Keep

Albert Hammond Jr - Yours To Keep

Albert Hammond Jr, Yours To Keep, Album ReviewFor someone who is currently a member of one of the world’s biggest bands you might have thought that a solo project would be a chance to declare...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

X-Press 2 - Makeshift Feelgood

X-Press 2 - Makeshift Feelgood

X-Press 2Makeshift FeelgoodAlbum ReviewThe trio of Rocky, Diesel and Ashley Beadle are most famous for the bringing us the massive pop hit "Lazy" on their debut record. Now four years on, and they are back...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio

Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio

Basement JaxxCrazy Itch RadioAlbum ReviewThe fourth album from the Brixton-based outfit Basement Jaxx, Crazy Itch Radio is a concept based on.yes; you guessed it.a radio station.Crazy Itch Radio is a busy manifestation of disco, house,...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

The Hidden Cameras - Awoo

The Hidden Cameras - Awoo

The Hidden CamerasAwooAlbum ReviewThe Hidden Cameras might consider themselves rather unlucky considering that Awoo is now their fourth album and they still remain relatively unknown on the international circuit. Perhaps the latest record will pave...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

The Drones - Gala Mill

The Drones - Gala Mill

The DronesGala MillAlbum ReviewFresh from their 2005 release 'Wait Long By The River' Gala Mill is the third album from the Australian based band The Drones. As the album title, and the raw production suggests...

Review posted on 24th October 2006

Grandadbob - Garden Of Happiness

Grandadbob - Garden Of Happiness

Grandadbob Garden Of Happiness Single ReviewSounding like a musical mash-up of Scritti Polliti meets Portishead , Garden of Happiness is the second album from the Sheffield based Grandadbob. Aloof with clean, bubbly and colourful electronic...

Review posted on 16th October 2006

Sugardaddy - State Of Play

Sugardaddy - State Of Play

SugardaddyState Of PlaySingle ReviewThe product of Groove Armada's Tom Findlay and solo artist Tim Hutton, Sugardaddy's State Of Play falls somewhere between 80's influenced pop and a contemporary dance chart hit. Think along the lines...

Review posted on 16th October 2006

Juliette And The Licks - Hot Kiss

Juliette And The Licks - Hot Kiss

Juliette And The Licks, Hot Kiss, Single ReviewWell, what can you say about this single? Apart from Juliette And The Licks adhere to the classic rock/pop formula in a ridiculously laughable manner. You can almost...

Review posted on 16th October 2006

Mercury Rev - The Essential Mercury Rev, Stillness Breathes

Mercury Rev - The Essential Mercury Rev, Stillness Breathes

Mercury RevThe Essential Mercury Rev, Stillness Breathes Album ReviewWith 15 years worth of material this best of collection displays the ever evolving direction of the band from past to present. From grungy rock to your...

Review posted on 28th September 2006

Ping Pong Bitches - Roc Ya Body

Ping Pong Bitches - Roc Ya Body

Ping Pong BitchesRoc Ya BodySingle ReviewIf the alias of Ping Pong Bitches wasn't enough to strike fright into the more conservative members of the music industry community then the "don't give a fuck" image of...

Review posted on 26th September 2006

Mekon - Boy Bitten/Blood On The Moon

Mekon - Boy Bitten/Blood On The Moon

MekonBoy Bitten/Blood On The MoonSingle ReviewThe two track titles on this release provoke an air of werewolves, however, this double single from Mekon's third studio album "Something Came Up" is much more frightening than any...

Review posted on 26th September 2006

DJ Shadow - The Outsider

DJ Shadow - The Outsider

DJ ShadowThe OutsiderAlbum ReviewWhen DJ Shadow (the alias of Josh Davis) claims that The Outsider is his most accomplished work to date then it would be a sin not to sit up and take notice....

Review posted on 26th September 2006

Pete Yorn - Nightcrawler

Pete Yorn - Nightcrawler

Pete YornNightcrawler Album ReviewAfter a disappointing 2nd album Pete Yorn will no be doubt aiming to get back to the early standards set by his acclaimed debut album Musicforthemorningafter. His third record, Nightcrawler, features guest...

Review posted on 11th September 2006

The Raconteurs - Hands

The Raconteurs - Hands

The RaconteursHandsSingle ReviewI don't think I'm alone when I say I'm still trying to get used to the idea of Jack White appearing within this full-band format. Yet, despite the concerns of many, The Raconteurs...

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

David Hoffbrand - To the Sound Of A Different Drum

David Hoffbrand - To the Sound Of A Different Drum

David HoffbrandTo the Sound Of A Different DrumAlbum Review'To The Sound Of A Different Drum' is the Brighton based, singer-songwriter David Hoffbrand's latest studio album. This record is made up of country-tinged textures & harmonies...

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

Joan As Police Woman - Eternal Flame

Joan As Police Woman - Eternal Flame

Joan As Police WomanEternal FlameSingle ReviewHaving worked alongside artists such as Nick Cave, Antony & The Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Elton John and Lou Reed among other stars, you would expect New Yorker Joan Wasser to...

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

The Immediate - Stop And Remember

The Immediate - Stop And Remember

The ImmediateStop And RememberSingle ReviewThis Dublin based 4-piece are all multi-instrumentalists feeling as comfortable with a guitar as they are sat in front of a drum kit. But as you should know a high degree...

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

Spinto Band - Oh Mandy

Spinto Band - Oh Mandy

Spinto BandOh MandySingle ReviewJust when you were beginning to get bored of all the mediocre Summery pop singles, along comes the Spinto Band to freshen up proceedings with 'Oh Mandy' the 3rd Single taken from...

Review posted on 2nd August 2006

Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold Album ReviewWithout coming across as a male chauvinist, I think it would be fair to suggest that the majority of all-female outfits only generally exist within the confounds of...

Review posted on 31st July 2006

The Knife - We Share Our Mothers Health

The Knife - We Share Our Mothers Health

The KnifeWe Share Our Mothers Health, Single ReviewWe Share Our Mothers Health is the first single from the album Silent Shout, and comes courtesy of the Swedish brother & sister pairing whom are responsible for...

Review posted on 31st July 2006

The Motorettes - The Motorettes/Kubichek!, Split EP

The Motorettes - The Motorettes/Kubichek!, Split EP

The Motorettes/Kubichek! Split EP ReviewThis split EP released on Kitchenware Records (home to The Editors) features four tracks from two of the Northeast's brightest bands, The Motorettes & Kubichek! It's The Motorettes who kick of...

Review posted on 10th July 2006

Semifinalists - DC

Semifinalists - DC

SemifinalistsDC Single ReviewDC is the third single from the Semifinalists self-titled album. The London trio have been likened to the Flaming Lips & Arcade Fire but this single seems to steer away from those influences...

Review posted on 10th July 2006

Royksopp - Royksopp's Night Out

Royksopp - Royksopp's Night Out

RoyksoppRoyksopp's Night OutAlbum ReviewThis live EP was recorded during the climax of Royksopp's World tour in Oslo in November 2005 and features a combination of new material and tracks from Melody AM and The Understanding....

Review posted on 10th July 2006

Lone Official - Tuckassee Take

Lone Official - Tuckassee Take

Lone OfficialTuckassee TakeAlbum ReviewTuckassee Take is the debut album from Nashville based band Lone Official. This imaginative and wonderfully alternative country/rock record is produced by Mark Nevers, the man who recently worked with the likes...

Review posted on 10th July 2006

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