Author: David Lapidus

The Stills - Without Feathers

The Stills - Without Feathers

Those CD players with three loading trays were truly visionary at the time weren’t they? Before iPods were a twinkle in Scott Jones’ eye they were essential for parties, all night sessions on Playstations, for...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

The Pigeon Detectives - Wait For Me

The Pigeon Detectives - Wait For Me

The Pigeon DetectivesWait For MeAlbum ReviewI usually hate it when I’m wrong. There’s a lot of male pride going about, I like to think I’m always right, I like to think I know what I’m...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White StripesIcky ThumpSingle ReviewAnother White Stripes single. Meg’s simple, crashing drums? Check. In tandem with Jack’s wailing guitar? Check. Jack’s wailing voice? Check. Quirky title? Check.Yes it’s business as usual for the duo. As...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

Johnny Flynn - Ode to A Mare Trod Ditch

Johnny Flynn - Ode to A Mare Trod Ditch

Johnny Flynn and the Sussex WitOde to A Mare Trod DitchSingle ReviewThis is a cross between a folk song, a sea-shanty and a really good piss up. It doesn't plod along, as it first appears...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

The Holloways - So This Is Great Britain?

The Holloways - So This Is Great Britain?

The Holloways, So This Is Great Britain?Album ReviewThis starts with a bang and goes out with a massive fireworks display. It gets a little wet in the middle though and the spark seems to go...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

Reverend and the Makers - Heavyweight Champion of the World

Reverend and the Makers - Heavyweight Champion of the World

Reverend and the Makers Heavyweight Champion of the WorldSingle ReviewOwing more than a nod to Madchester, Reverend and the Makers, finally swagger into the music world's conscience. It would have been easy to cash in...

Review posted on 13th June 2007

The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love

The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love

The Rapture Pieces Of The People We Love Single Review Long before 'New Rave' became a misnomer of a genre a band came across from New York City to combine disco beats, guitars and cowbells...

Review posted on 8th May 2007

Little Barrie - Pay To Join

Little Barrie - Pay To Join

Little Barrie Pay To Join Single Review I was quite disappointed to learn that this wasn't written by a solo dwarf. Anyway, after I got over that little obstacle I decided to give the actual...

Review posted on 8th May 2007

Kaiser Chiefs - Everything Is Average Nowadays

Kaiser Chiefs - Everything Is Average Nowadays

Kaiser Chiefs Everything Is Average Nowadays Single Review Everything is average nowadays? You're spot on there Ricky. Especially if you still exist in a mid-90s Britpop time warp. It's all here: the Kaiser Chiefs in...

Review posted on 8th May 2007

Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds

Cold War Kids - Hospital Beds

Cold War KidsHospital BedsSingle Review I'm still not sure what to make of this band. This is the second single I've heard by them and whilst I can appreciate the delicate nature of the piano-led...

Review posted on 8th May 2007

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Arctic MonkeysFavourite Worst NightmareAlbum Review Where do you start with this? The record-breaking sales of the first album? The 'Myspace Phenomenon'? The, across-the-board, critical acclaim? Their newly announced Glastonbury Headlining slot? It's not that easy...

Review posted on 23rd April 2007

Spunge - Manchester Academy 3 (21/02/03)

Spunge - Manchester Academy 3 (21/02/03)

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Review posted on 25th February 2004

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