Part 3 of the Pet Series CD's is in. The last couple had lots of
pics of cats and dogs in the booklet and this one has...... wait for
it....... birdies!! Yep nice little birdies.... ahh..... On this you've
got tracks from Burd Early, Mt Eerie (which apparently is The
Microphones), Big Eyes, Coasta...view item »
was really hoping the new Zutons single called Valerie was gonna be
a cover of the ole Stevie Winwood tune. Then I was hoping it would be a
cover of the class Baby Bird tune of the same name. Alas I'm subjected to
something which sounds like the Coral doing AOR. If that appeals then
please buy them. Brian says he's...view item »
Breaks Co Op are a new band to me which features Zane Lowe (yep....him!). They're from New Zealand you know...
This debut UK single is without seeming rude to gay people (we're all screaming benders here deep down aside from Ant cos he's a bit butch) is the gayest thing I've heard in my ent...view item »
I hate writing Yourcodenameis:Milo. Stupid stupid way of writing your
band name.... They have a new single out as well which is emo'ey kind of rock.
You can tell they've been listening to Muse & Placebo but they
come off whiffing a bit more of Biffy Clyro with hints of the
aforementioned bombasts. I believe Brian...view item »
Talking of Rex, they also saw fit to introduce Young Heart Attack into
the public consciousness. Now on big daddy label, XL, they unleash the
worst single yet of their hopefully brief career . 'Misty Rowe is like Jet
being spit roasted by The Black Crowes & AC/DC while ...view item »
The story of falling in love and then being betrayed by that person you
trusted is a common theme in music and one that I myself can identify with.
Well, Whirlwind Heat have put together a four track EP with a track called
Reagan. 'I fell in love with you, you stole my heart, now I cant stand you, you
love someone else' the simplicity a...view item »
Uprock/Rhizome and Aphasia Group collaborate on a new CD on Tigerbeat
6 ups the ante somewhat with approximately 1000 clicks per minute. This
sounds a bit like Autechre. In fact it sounds exactly like Autechre
in places. There's a hip hop type thing going on on a couple of tracks not that
there's any vocals ju...view item »
Luke Toms then. Not to be confused with your uncle who has the cabin.
oh no.... This one is some new chap being hunted by record labels so I'm told.
They'll tell you anything to sell records these days. Seriously. next they'll be
saying this is actually worth some of the hype and you should buy it. Actually
they'd be right!! Bouncy piano...view item »
More 7" action on Gigantic Music (The last one being that ace
Cloud Room single) this time with a new single by Some
Action. Its called 'Some Action' as well. Its raucous pub brawl style rock
music in the vein of Kings of Leon or the Rolling Stones. Sounds
like something else but I can't put my finger on...view item »
One of my worst crimes over the years has been to continually slag disbanded
Welsh Chicago-grumble obsessives McLusky off at every opportunity. It was the
singers voice. A grating bucket of yelping shit that ruined any thrilling
potential the grindingly powerful & muscular music had to reduce my spine to
bug dust. By the sound of it...view item »
Shallow Call With 'Frank Bruno' which is a debut from the band about the ex-world champion/ occasional nut job and constant panto star. Its a quirky pop number following the blue print of pop including all the "unexpected" chords that one would bet your back teeth are coming next. Not made me angry though as it's an ego free number with the Blueton...view item »
We have a CD here on Autoclave.It's by The
Gena Rowlands Band who contain ex members of the excellent Telegraph
sounds really good on first listen - its downbeat guitar stuff full of
twists and turns with a violin usefully employed creating a bit of chaos.
Reminds me a bit of Cass McCombs in pla...view item »
New single from The Research - Fats wants it reviewing which
unfortunately means I have to listen to it again. The B side on the CD is a nice
piece of wonky indie pop. The A side makes me want to slap every single person
involved. Far too twee indie pop with whiny vocals about some poor sap who has
split up with his girlfriend. Get...view item »
What in buggery is next? Olvis. Who is/are Olvis? I've no
idea - I think they are Icelandic though. This is a CD on Resonant.
Its quite lovely. There's guitars strumming away and someone singing
along - it sounds a bit like what would happen if Badly Drawn Boy
was backed by Sigur Ros...view item »
Here's a new album by Of
Arrowe Hill... 'Dulce
Domum' is a sprawling opus of Guided By Voices/ Oasis style alt rock....
Sometimes it's quite trad and other times it's kind of quirky. It's very
polished sounding indie rock which will appeal to those who like the rocki...view item »
Think of a long, tedious, get somehow beautiful coalescence of Pink Floyd's spacey musical aura and Pavement's laziness and coolness. Such a picture is inexact, nebulous, and fairly useless to one who has not heard The Occasion. But for those of us who have, it makes a hell of a lot of sense. The Occasion is an indie group out of Brooklyn, whose ge...view item »
The Noisettes with 'The Count Of Monte Christo' on Vertigo. Saw them play this live at the Reading festival particularly stoned on my couch and was very very blown away. She is an impeccable performer and her harmony and vocal interaction with the guitar player was amazing. In the cold light of day it seems slightly less impressive but heavens it's...view item »
For some reason I thought My Computer were an electronic band. Maybe
its the name. Anyway it's more loud raucous guitar rock just like a sizeable
chunk of most weeks releases. Rampant with guitar histrionics - the singer
says a rude word. Really doesn't make too much sense especially the turgid Richard
Clayderman outro. On ...view item »
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