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7/10 according to our Clinton on 30th August 2013Looking somewhat like a man with Adam Green’s permanently open-mouthed face topped off with a chunk of Syd Barrett’s curly hair, Jonathan Rado looks something like a heart-throb. Also his day job is in Foxygen so there you go…view full details.
9/10 according to our Clinton on 14th December 2006Here's a compilation on Dreams by Degrees…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!“I’ve been doing this for a while, always with the same basic notion that I am sharing through songs – secretly, intimately – my ideas with my friends and loved ones.” Kurt Wagner, November 2011MR. M is La…view full details.
2/10 according to our Brian on 9th September 2010Jesus wept. Do these guys ever tire of inflicting their pompous orchestrated power rock on poor innocent ears? I know they've been going 20+ years but there's absolutely no excuse for this barrage of sub-radio 2 friendly, stadium appeasing gash. T…view full details.
6/10 according to our Mingus on 5th March 2008One of two releases from the Eglantine records this week. First up is Malthruyst: 'Kaqo Dakesa'. Starting out like a million other melodic electronica (or IDM if you will) efforts, this soon changes course slightly with mad twists in tempo and an cer…view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th December 2006This self titled CD is really good tuneful indie rock that once again uses the Jeff …view full details.
8/10 according to our Brian on 28th November 2006Fancy some more of that dark, funked up French hip-hop that we like here at the towers (see next week for our shameless plugging of Greek funk-punk & Belgian neo-classical doom metal) …view full details.
8/10 according to our Clinton on 29th July 2011Way to go with the easy-to-remember band names guys. DW/LSS is members of Disappears and former professional milky bar kid lookalike Steve Shelley (of the Sonic Youth). They do a really …view full details.
6/10 according to our Clinton on 9th May 2013Adult. have been away a long time. They used to be favorites in Norman Towers before we got the internet and things like that. They are known for providing the kind of minimal electronic retro-future pop…view full details.
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Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Belgian producer, Tim Van de Meutter, aka Locked Groove, returns to Hotflush for a second EP following the success of January’s pivotal Rooted release. Keep It Simple comprises four weighty examples of why the young producer&…view full details.
8/10 according to our Mike on 21st May 2013Here’s something I didn’t expect. It’s a limited one-sided 12” featuring my teenage idols At The Drive-In dismantled by Swedish ambient techno master Axel “…view full details.
8/10 according to our ReviewBot3000 on 19th June 2013Here’s an EP on Public Information from Portuguese producer IVVVO with a selection of short(ish) but sweet tracks of modern house/techno/electronica stylings. Opening impressively with…view full details.
9/10 according to our Ant on 5th October 2012The icing on the Ike Yard and …view full details.
8/10 according to our Ant on 5th June 2008Sunburned are the latest artists to have a 7" out on Newcastle's No-Fi label.'Weekend At Burnie's' is the latest installment in the ongoing theme. You really never know what to expect from these guys other than it's not gonna be straightforward.…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!After finishing 2007 with an extended series of phenomenal shows - supporting CSS, Babyshambles, Dizzee Rascal and the Kaiser Chiefs as well as their own headline gigs, Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong refuse to let up the pressure in 2008. The band…view full details.
8/10 according to our Brian on 20th January 2011I'm not sure what is going on here. Zs are one of the most harsh & alarmingly powerful bands i've ever seen live, mainly due to the violently pummeling tribal drums they deployed between their curious jazzy minimalist improv workouts. I left t…view full details.
8/10 according to our Brian on 29th October 2009Fieldhead is Paul Elam from Leeds collective The Declining Winter. Paul currently sports a curious style of beard and is quite often spied in & around the various beer hostels of West Yorkshire with a friendly smile on his chops seeking, or hosting, …view full details.
8/10 according to our Phil on 28th January 2007There's a bunch of Chocolate Industries…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!* In February 2012, Tindersticks released their ninth studio album ‘The Something Rain’. The record was hugely acclaimed, "a mind-blowing poetic masterpiece" - Rolling Stone, widely and deservedly recognised as one of …view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Taking inspiration from 80s minimal synth / DIY bedroom electronics and the early 4AD / Factory Records / Mute Records scene, Contact Sports evokes the ghosts of Robert Rental and John Foxx's early works. Patrick Kellehers first new release since the…view full details.
6/10 according to our Ant on 8th November 2007Ezra Bang with their 'Gezundhiet Zeitgeist' 7" on Invicta Hi-Fi. This is way too cool for me. It makes me feel like 70 years old. It's like a commercial cheesy dance track with a dose of rawk a bit of mullet electro and a Beastie Boys wannabe vocal..…view full details.
8/10 according to our Phil on 13th December 2007Anyone after a bit of cheese then look no further. Music De Wolfe Volume 1 LP on Megaphone Limited. This is 14 tracks of Music De Wolfe library Music ranging from some oom-papa cheese to some of the more lively funk sounds. The 1st track on side 2 (S…view full details.
Review this item for us? Best review each week wins a £10 voucher!Yeasayer will release their anticipated new album Fragrant World on 20 August 2012 on Mute, the follow up to 2010’s crossover hit Odd Blood. Having set the internet alight with the teaser track ‘Henrietta’ last month, …view full details.
8/10 according to our Phil on 22nd June 2012Mississippi have been releasing some fine music over the last few years (loads of it on cassette I found out a couple of days ago, which c…view full details.