Author: David Adair

Gods Of Blitz - Reporting A Mirage

Gods Of Blitz - Reporting A Mirage

God's Of BlitzReporting A MirageReview Four guys combine to produce a menacing, but friendly vibe that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their own over the years. Coupled with a sound that is like...

Review posted on 2nd April 2007

Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives

Voxtrot Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP Review Voxtrot are a Texas quintet that has patently been experimenting, by overdubbing Stuart Murdoch's vocals on The Smiths' tracks to entertain themselves down on the ranch. The...

Review posted on 30th August 2006

Performance - Short Sharp Shock EP

Performance - Short Sharp Shock EP

Performance; Short Sharp Shock EPEP ReviewA chance meeting outside a Manchester Café signalled the inception of this Chicane and The Departure fusing machine of energy and bustling beats. The title track in itself is enough...

Review posted on 4th July 2006

Criminal IQ Records - Introduction

Criminal IQ Records - Introduction

Criminal IQ RecordsIntroductionShould you see any of the leaders or even branches of their syndicate lurking around the underground of America or the UK, you are implored under all circumstances to approach them, but you...

Review posted on 28th June 2006

Moneen - The Red Tree

Moneen - The Red Tree

MoneenThe Red TreeAlbum ReviewVagrant05/06/2006The sauntering tension packed post-rock that rushes through the emo genre in opener 'Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do', immediately enunciates the fact that this band's collective power and thrust...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Paolo Nutini - These Streets

Paolo Nutini - These Streets

Paolo NutiniThese Streets (31/05/06, Atlantic Records. Free Download)Paisley's hybrid of Stephen Fretwell and Van Morrison provides a free downloadable snippet of his yearning, poetic verse and strolling instrumental range. This weaving offering colourfully, yet with...

Review posted on 15th May 2006

Chicane - Manchester Academy 3

Chicane - Manchester Academy 3

Chicane Manchester Academy 3, 22/04/2006Live ReviewThe walk to the Academy Three venue is like heading to a Chicane gig 10 years hence, as excited young whippersnappers make their way passed us to see the new...

Review posted on 25th April 2006

Ludes - The Art of Happiness

Ludes - The Art of Happiness

LudesThe Dark Art Of Happiness17/04/2006 Double DragonWhen Ludes strolled onto the scene a few years hence, unleashing their brand of slightly paranoid post/mod indie sparring in shows with the likes of Future Kings of Spain...

Review posted on 28th March 2006

Joseph Arthur - Devils Broom

Joseph Arthur - Devils Broom

Joseph ArthurDevils Broom (14th Floor Records, 13/02/2006)An artist, a writer and above all a sincere and poetic musician; Joseph Arthur creates a downbeat and realistic feeling with each project. However, his talent does not end...

Review posted on 12th January 2006

John Parkes - Faithlessness

John Parkes - Faithlessness

John ParkesFaithlessness (AAZ Records 30/01/2006)A 15 year career that has seen interest from John Peel and a stage appearance with The Wedding Present is set to continue in a upwards march, by way of some...

Review posted on 3rd January 2006

Babyshambles - Down In Albion

Babyshambles - Down In Albion

BabyshamblesDown In Albion(Rough Trade 14/11/05)Have you ever heard the saying; "Tell the joke on yourself, before others take pride in doing it"? Well check out these lines sung by a reflective and laid back Pete...

Review posted on 14th November 2005

The Paddingtons - First Comes First (31/10/05 Mercury Records)

The Paddingtons - First Comes First (31/10/05 Mercury Records)

The PaddingtonsFirst Comes First Album review(31/10/05 Mercury Records)After a ripping highway to Hull tour, this Hull based freight train arrives comfortably at its destination to deliver a CD of tension releasing and free spirited indie...

Review posted on 7th November 2005

Without Gravity - Beautiful Son ( 02/05/05 One Little Indian)

Without Gravity - Beautiful Son ( 02/05/05 One Little Indian)

Without Gravity...

Review posted on 18th April 2005

British Sea Power - Open Season (04/05/2005 Rough Trade Records)

British Sea Power - Open Season (04/05/2005 Rough Trade Records)

British Sea Power...

Review posted on 23rd March 2005

Feist - Inside and Out (Polydor 24/01/05)

Feist - Inside and Out (Polydor 24/01/05)

Feist...

Review posted on 10th February 2005

Seemless - Seemless ( 25/01/2005 Equal Vision)

Seemless - Seemless ( 25/01/2005 Equal Vision)

Seemless...

Review posted on 7th February 2005

The Fiery Furnaces - EP

The Fiery Furnaces - EP

The Fiery Furnaces...

Review posted on 17th January 2005

Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman ( 31/01/05 Rough Trade)

Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman ( 31/01/05 Rough Trade)

Emiliana Torrini...

Review posted on 4th January 2005

The Pogues - support from The Saw Doctors, MEN Arena Manchester

The Pogues - support from The Saw Doctors, MEN Arena Manchester

The Pogues...

Review posted on 4th January 2005

M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us ( 24/01/05 Labels)

M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us ( 24/01/05 Labels)

M83...

Review posted on 21st December 2004

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Babyshambles - Jabez Clegg Manchester

Babyshambles - Jabez Clegg Manchester

Babyshambles...

Review posted on 2nd September 2004

Radio 4 - Stealing Of A Nation

Radio 4 - Stealing Of A Nation

Radio 4...

Review posted on 23rd August 2004

Ian Davis - Look Inside (Concept)

Ian Davis - Look Inside (Concept)

Review posted on 4th August 2004

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