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CAUGHT REDHANDED
26 October 2004 / Head Girl / 11-Trk CD
:: We Start Fires ::
The missing link between the grrl vitriol of Bikini Kill and the cutesy British wave of guitar pop that followed in its wake. Lauren Laverne would be proud!

REVIVAL
25 October 2004 / Emusic / 10-Trk CD
:: Reid Paley ::
Whiskey bar blues n roll concerning one’s own misgivings and dealing with them in a typically stoic manner. One presumes this means by ordering another glass of Maker’s Mark.

HEARD YOU SAY EP
26 October 2004 / Demo / 5 - Trk CD
:: Eric and the Bunny Boilers ::
A hapless male Bunny Boiler (possibly) gets a stiletto in the soft bits, or at least howls like he has.

DEMO
26 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Manchuria ::
But this is no Chameleons or Puressence facsimile – there’s as much of Doves or Mansun in there. Nor is it backward looking - rich melodies outclass contemporaries.

DEMO
26 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Sennen ::
Share your name with someone else’s song and you wear their influence on your sleeve – literally. Having said that, “Opened Up My Arms” sounds a lot less like Ride than Ride’s own oft-cited heroes Spacemen 3.

QUICKBITES – OTHER RELEASES WEEKLY ROUNDUP 25.10.04
25 October 2004 / Various
:: Agent Blue :: Def Leppard :: Alien Crime Syndicate :: Max Seymour ::
Weekly roundup of other releases for week beginning the 25th October 2004

NO BALLS
25 October 2004 / 3 Trk CD :: Foundation
:: Schwab ::
Fzzy guitars and fizzing synth shots all peppered with crossover dance beats and big rock and roll choruses

IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN
25 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Island)
:: Cherryfalls ::
Crammed with indie sensibilities and notions of rock grandeur

HOW TO BE DEAD
25 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Fiction, Polydor)
:: Snow Patrol ::
Sort of like, a diluted Coldplay sound.

Y CONTROL
25 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Fiction, Polydor)
:: Yeah Yeah Yeahs ::
Gruffling, growling, superb melodies hidden beneath Karen O's slightly broken, sultry voice

THE BUCKET
25 October 2004 / BMG / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Kings Of Leon ::
Neatly wrapped up guitar harmonics and rhythm fuelled lead breaks

THE REASON
25 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Mercury, Island)
:: Hoobastank ::
Definitely has its soft targets easily focussed within its sights

HEY BUNNY
25 October 2004 / 1 Trk CD :: Cargo Records
:: Cherubs ::
Infectious, spiky, fractured alt.pop songs fed through a beat perfect bacon slicer

THE COLOSSAL GRAY SUNSHINE (REMIX) * record of the week *
25 October 2004 / EMI / 1 Trk CD
:: Faultline :: Featuring Flaming Lips ::
Sylvian’s 80’s Japan, fused to surf-washed harmonies

TIME FOR DELIVERANCE
25 October 2004 / Universal / 3 Trk CD (Must Destroy, Atlantic)
:: Do Me Bad Things ::
A quirky rumble, spiced up with Jimmy Somerville style vocals

LOOK AWAY THE EP
25 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Karma ::
Karma are four men who sound like they’re from the most northern, archetypal steel producing city in England where the weights of the world rest heavy on their shoulders.

S/T
25 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Intervurt ::
Invert tell us they have the stadium qualities of U2 and REM, that reminds the listener of the time when you knew the scruffiest, smelliest kid in school, who told you he had a model girlfriend that no one had seen.

NUN
25 October 2004 / Demo / 7-Trk CD
:: Nun Of The Above ::
Nun Of The Above make music that sounds like films, but not like film music.

NOVEMBER SWIMMING
20 October 2004 / Demo / 2-Trk CD
:: The New Fear ::
Nothing new here, and not much to fear. There are, you may have noticed, large swathes of the North West where it's still 1996, where Embrace get to number one and everyone's desperately hoping next year's election yields a Labour government...

SOLD ME A RIDE
25 October 2004 / Genepool Records / 2-Trk CD
:: Lyca Sleep ::
Barely audible whispers and peals of delay-heavy guitars hang like signals from another star system just perceptible on the breeze, then great volcanic peaks of distortion erupt from somewhere in its murky depths.

SONGS FOR THE LIVING DEAD
20 October 2004 / Blood Red Sounds / 4-Trk CD
:: Geisha ::
This is music for aspiring serial killers where everything is fuzzed up past the point of sensibility. Even the drums and indeed the distortion has distortion on it.

ESCAPE FROM RUBBISH ISLAND
25 October 2004 / Promo / 10-Trk CD
:: The Wonderstuff ::
Wonderstuff? Sadly, no. Rubbish? Yup.

QUICKBITES – OTHER RELEASES WEEKLY ROUNDUP 18.10.04
18 October 2004 / Various
:: Iain Archer :: Deckard :: Rammstein :: Tony Iommi ::
Weekly roundup of other releases for week beginning the 18th October 2004

OUT OF THE BLUE
19 October 2004 / 14 Trk CD :: Blue Cat Records
:: Various Artists ::
Not sure whether there’s a psychedelic / magic roundabout link to the Café / Label name, but there is quite a mix of stuff on here and some collectable material too

TEN FROM TEN
19 October 2004 / 10 Trk CD :: Concrete Recordings
:: Escape Pod :: Pioneers :: Earl :: The Obsession :: Tricky Nixon :: HANKyPARK :: Sam Hammond :: Ammo :: Folks :: Blood Red Bird ::
10, unsigned artist, place former Manchester legends and their lassic material place under the knife

MARILYN SAID
19 October 2004 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Lisa Brown ::
Perhaps over sophisticated in some quarters, this provides another interesting springboard for a band, so full of ingenuity and verve

DANGEROUS ANALYSIS
19 October 2004 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Second Floor ::
Opens the door to some exciting and mind expanding possibilities

THE FULL RECOVERY
19 October 2004 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: The Second Floor ::
Hollow, windswept reverberated guitar lines and monotone epic vocals with the timbre of a tenor, full of gothic power

FROM A BASEMENT ON THE HILL * joint record of the week *
19 October 2004 / Rough Trade / 15 Trk CD
:: Elliot Smith ::
Elliot Smith has a left a highly original, tuneful and modern album, which is full of great performances and fantastic melodics

I BELIEVE IN THE GOOD OF LIFE
25 October 2004 / Rough Trade / 1 Trk CD
:: The Hidden Cameras ::
THC continue to provide a refreshing taste for acoustics, strings, rock and roll and an alternative twist on folky indie

WHAT BECAME OF THE LIKELY LADS
25 October 2004 / Rough Trade / 1 Trk CD
:: The Libertines ::
As ramshackle and disorganised as ever , but full of clever melodies and well crafted structures

STAN BOWLES
19 October 2004 / Poptones / 1 Trk CD
:: The Others ::
Pretty much for real and full of charming angst.

THE LOVE OF RICHARD OF NIXON
19 October 2004 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Manic Street Preachers ::
MOR political act who can send a timebomb of social comment careering into the heart of the charts like a lorry load of explosives heading for a checkpoint

I SAID PIG ON FRIDAY
19 October 2004 / Rough Trade / 1 Trk CD
:: Eastern Lane ::
The Yanks are launching their own musical D-Day with a boat load of Ian Curtis’s and tanks driven by former members of the Gang Of Four

SATANS CIRCUS
18 October 2004 / 2 x CD (11 Trks Studio, 12 Trks Live) :: Drone
:: Death In Vegas ::
And why just produce another batch of guest-festooned tracks when DiV can just record their own unfettered stuff, at their Contino Rooms.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL
18 October 2004 / 3 Trk CD :: Stuck Up
:: Fleeing New York ::
FNY stick at least a shoulder above the pile of other offerings trying to break through

WHEN WE TALK OF HORSES
18 October 2004 / 3 Trk CD
:: Red Bee Society ::
Loving abandon that rattles with loose folky acoustics, saws on the heart strings and pummels you below the belt

WOW MACHINE
18 October 2004 / 2 Trk CD :: Main Spring
:: The Caves ::
Rusty, Welsh rock and roll guitars crunching away and a vocal tone not a million miles from Camden, but with a hint of something slightly richer

TAKING OFF
18 October 2004 / Geffen / 1 Trk CD
:: The Cure ::
An essential band. Check out the first 6 albums now !

PALOOKAVILLE
18 October 2004 / Skint / 12 Trk CD
:: Fat Boy Slim ::
Following up classics is going to be difficult – and it’s not achieved here although it’s none the less enjoyable in places

LET ME KISS YOU
18 October 2004 / Sanctuary / 3 Trk CD (Attack)
:: Morrissey ::
Brings forth the mantle of alt.crooning King, set amongst the sparkling guitars of Boorer & Whyte

AVAILABLE
18 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Palm Pictures)
:: Moving Units ::
Sort of like The Rapture battling it out with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

SONGBOOK – THE SINGLES VOLUME 1
18 October 2004 / SonyBMG / 21 Trk CD
:: Super Furry Animals ::
Compelling collection that maps The Super Furry’s upbeat, melancholy and equally psychedelic offerings

PARK LAKE SPEAKERS
18 October 2004 / 1 Trk CD :: Banana
:: Ella Guru ::
fades, ebbing away to the crackle of the sound of needle against vinyl - a rather special record indeed

I WAS A HUMAN BOMB FOR THE F.B.I.
18 October 2004 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Zombina & The Skeletones ::
ZATS' shake, rattle and roll really does get the bones moving

SCARY
18 October 2004 / Gut / 3 Trk CD
:: The Mad Capsule Markets ::
Intense sci-fi metal with the blood of electronic sequencing flowing through its veins

PROTOTYPE / GHETTO MUSICK
18 October 2004 / BMG / SonyBMG / 2 Trk CD
:: Outkast ::
Full of slow funk and layered vocal soul, it pulses along, bustling with rich harmonies and a fat funky bass line

SMALL CIRCLE
18 October 2004 / 10 Trk CD :: Eat Sleep
:: Clayhill ::
For those who like their Drakes, Buckleys and latter day Elbow, but in a sparser version may enjoy this

NEW HEALTH ROCK
18 October 2004 / 4 AD / 3 Trk CD
:: TV On The Radio ::
Jimi Hendrix, minus guitar, spliced with My Bloody Valentine and the subtle favouring of funk by James Brown

LEAVING NEW YORK
18 October 2004 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: R.E.M. ::
Seems to work, but musically it appears to be a little on auto pilot

SWEET RESORT
18 October 2004 / Albert Productions / 12 Trk CD
:: Happylife ::
When HappyLife have it working well, they really do provide some impressive, motoring soundtracks

RENAISSANCE KID
18 October 2004 / XL / 3 Trk CD
:: The Golden Virgins ::
A perfect slice of cantering, off the wall, back alley pop, that's refreshingly homegrown

PEOPLE COME AND GO
18 October 2004 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Grain ::
Drip fed acoustic guitars and light airy harmonies

WHEN VENUS SENDS A BLACK ROSE
18 October 2004 / Demo / 2 Trk CD
:: I-Def-I ::
Inventive, almost restrained pulses, with a juggernaught onslaught of distorted riffs and equally pounding bass and drums

MUSIC FOR NURSES * joint record of the week *
18 October 2004 / Beggars Banquet / 5 Trk CD
:: Oceansize ::
This will keep you occupied for its full 25 minutes, full of peaks and troughs, sounds, feelings and landscapes so rich you’ll almost taste them

INVASION
18 October 2004 / Townsend Records / 3-Trk CD
:: Malibu Stacey ::
Terrorvision bassist returns in punk n roll outfit that's about as memorable as a piece of chewing gum you had six weeks ago.

THE DECISION
18 October 2004 / Secretion Music / 3-Trk CD
:: Steranko ::
Inevitably irritating, very clichéd and the embodiment of the current fast fashion, Steranko are damned good at it.

DEMO
12 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Kubichek ::
There’s an ocean liner load of potential that could well make Kubichek the contender to Death Cab for Cutie’s crown.

SOMETHING ABOUT CAROLE LANDIS
12 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Behind Green Lights ::
If you think Manchester has had its fair share of bands in the last six months who are capable of radio hits and top of the pops appearances, then you’re sadly mistaken. Behind Green Lights are as strong as any and as innovative as most.

QUICKBITES – OTHER RELEASES WEEKLY ROUNDUP 11.10.04
11 October 2004 / Various
:: Little Barrie :: Mick Fleetwood :: Saga :: Rhapsody :: Groove Amada ::
Weekly roundup of other releases for week beginning the 11th October 2004

BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS
11 October 2004 / 679 / 2 Trk CD
:: The Streets ::
Something about this makes you want to listen through to the end - dead simple but effective

CODE RED
11 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (vertigo)
:: The Boxer Rebellion ::
If TBR can match this consistently they would deserve to be extremely massive indeed.

THE MAN DON’T GIVE A FUCK
11 October 2004 / SonyBMG / 3 Trk CD (Epic)
:: Super Furry Animals ::
Trancends its live setting with some edgy performances and a real event capturing recording

WE’RE ALL TO BLAME
11 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Mercury, Island)
:: Sum41 ::
Sum41 seem happy to keep to the genre but are determined to shake out some new ideas and sounds

PROCESSED BEATS
11 October 2004 / BMG / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Kasabian ::
a baggy verse and chorus which turn everything into an inner city spliffed up anthem - compulsive

GET ‘EM OFF
11 October 2004 / Universal / 2 Trk CD
:: Tokyo Dragons ::
As limp as a post vasectomy pensioner ? The Dragons really must do better

TWO-TIMING TOUCH AND BROKEN BONES
11 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Polydor)
:: The Hives ::
Pretty bloody good. Not different, but good all the same

MACHINE
11 October 2004 / 17 Trk CD :: Times Beach
:: Man Incorporated ::
One man punk rock outfit that sounds like a minimalist Killing Joke using a distorted bass and bass drum.

MODERN FEELING
11 October 2004 / Fantastic Plastic / 1 Trk CD
:: Ikara Colt ::
Collaborating with Flycht, who sprinkles poo songs with glitter, isn’t anything to be proud of

NINOJORO
11 October 2004 / XL / 16 Trk CD
:: Devendra Banhart ::
Touches on such subjects as Man / Pig relations and the genetically impossible results.

THE KOREANS
11 October 2004 / Storm / 10 Trk CD
:: The Koreans ::
Interesting and inventive affair with a refreshing dedication to re-interpreting the original genre

INSPIRACION – ESPIRACION
11 October 2004 / XL / 12 Trk CD plus Bonus Video CD
:: Gotan Project ::
Despite spawning a legion of computer equipped wannabes and noodlers, Gotan actually pull off this strange mix of samples and instrumentation rather well

THE HANDLER
11 October 2004 / 12 Trk CD :: Record Collection
:: Har Mar Superstar ::
The quintessential anti-hero returns from the US and the result is Har Mars sensible, accessible album

INFINITY LAND * record of the week *
11 October 2004 / Beggars Banquet / 13 Trk CD
:: Biffy Clyro ::
A very special album indeed from a crucial band - and it could possibly be their best long player to date

WARM WATERS
04 October 2004 / Aporia / 10-Trk CD
:: Madrid (Canada) ::
Less Boards of Canada, more boards of cheese.

HANDFLOWERS
05 October 2004 / Demo / 5-Trk CD
:: The Forgotten Cowboy ::
Song title of the week goes to "Please Don't Take My Dog Away From Me". Not that you would, once you've heard the Cowboy's rather disturbing Nick Cave Does Elvis Only With A North West England Accent vocals.

DEEP BREATHING
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: Otherside (Japan) ::
Sufficiently off-kilter there’s plenty of influence from the C86 generation and grinding guitars.

FORMULA ONE
05 October 2004 / Demo / 6 Trk CD
:: Super Note (Japan) ::
Their caustic noises embrace the sonics of My Bloody Valentine and the harsh thrashings of Sonic Youth all banged together with the intensity of the latest breeds of alt-metal.

QUESTIONS IN DISGUISE
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Rob McCulloch ::
The underdeveloped sounds of this three tracker rely on very basic chords and vocals that sound like an attempt at being Richard Ashcroft.

LIVING EASY
05 October 2004 / Demo / 12-Trk CD
:: Mooncalf ::
Hazy Californian surfing with the operatic laziness of the Polyphonic Spree...

ALL TIED UP
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk
:: Cassidy ::
A slightly flustered bustle of acoustic guitars brings in Cassidy’s quite jaunty and well written material to the fore.

THE BARREL
05 October 2004 / Demo / 6-Trk CD
:: Mat ::
His brand of bluesy country mountain pickings are both light hearted and quite easily understood ballads.

LIFE’S A LOT OF FUN
05 October 2004 / Valentine / 2-Trk CD
:: doublejoHngrey ::
It’s pure Futurama material, but really from the era of also ran synth pioneers such as Eyeless In Gaza noddling around with a very lite version of Nitzer Ebb.

KILLING OUR IDOL
05 October 2004 / Audiomonster / 2-Trk CD
:: Bruno ::
It’s taking the sound from the underground re-engineering and re-inventing it and playing it back down there, over a set of massive head shrinking speakers.

HEAD IN STATIC
05 October 2004 / Audiomonster / 5-Trk CD
:: VOA ::
Harder to digest than most synth derivatives, Head In Static attempts to poke around in the maelstrom in the hope of finding new music.

60’s BUSINESS DRESSES
05 October 2004 / Audiomonster / 3-Trk CD
:: The Star Fighter Pilot ::
“60’s Business Dresses” is full of stuttering, grinding electronic sounds that most probably were invented in the days of the Atari ST.

SOFTER TEMPER
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: My Revolving Wife ::
A side project from [Missed Her Bliss] drummer Nick Cleeve, this EP begins with the mellow acousticity “Smalltown Slapstick Circus”. Tender, gentle vocals and lush harmonies are as shocking in their contrast to Cleeves day job.

ME AGAINST YOU
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: Inflatable Heroes ::
Goddamn it. You want to like Inflatable Heroes. The ideas are great on “A.D.” with Rage Against the Machine Riffs, Grunge breakdowns and stadium bound chorus lines.

THE DISFUNKTIONAL EP
05 October 2004 / Demo / 6-Trk CD
:: Emmet ::
St Helens latest export provides a sort of cheesy version of Kraftwerk on “Unreal” and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

UN-NOTICED
05 October 2004 / Demo / 2-Trk CD
:: Change Nothing ::
Change Nothing's last CD on Booney Tunes was a little overblown, but this new collection returns to the full assortment of effected guitars and soaring vocal lines.

BANG, BROTHER BANG
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Sam Hammond ::
Eloquently picked creating spontaneous patterns of the delta, Mississipi mud banks and Mark Twain histrionics

BEYOND BLUE
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: The Library Trust ::
This cuts The Library Trust away from the traditional folky roots of acts like Damien Rice and thrusts Edwards into the new scene of “have acoustic, can play it differently.

REASON / I WOULDN’T MIND
05 October 2004 / Demo / 2-Trk CD
:: Fraction ::
Simple effective ideas seem soft, but have a determination as hard as stone hidden in the centre.

NO HOLDING BACK
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: The Lava Beds ::
Pearl Jam, Genesis, a less proggy Yes and some excellent arrangements make this a compelling set of songs.

SONGS OF LOSS AND GAIN
04 October 2004 / Eli Records / 2 x 4-Trk CDs
:: Calvin Party ::
Intriguing, masterful and refreshingly emotive. Classic northern act and Peel favourites Calvin Party have this well presented two CD set.

THE WONDERFULLY TITLED EP
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: Twenty Twenty Vision ::
Insightful, tender and packed with melody. Lomas has a voice that refuses to bellow, yet contains more power than even the most hardened of rock singers.

LOOKING UP THE DOWNSIDE
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: AHuman ::
This would be more enjoyable if it was more in time. Cue “21 Sins”. Pure Maiden beefed up with Bin Man vocals and clattering timings.

STEAL YOUR SHADOW
05 October 2004 / Demo / 1-Trk
:: TVH-3 ::
The Virus House's third incarnation and still as kick ass as ever.

GENETIC CELEBRITY
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Red Right Hand ::
From the former engine room of Manc Electro rockers 33 Hurtz. Some neat ideas, but despite the inventive packaging, the whole point of this – ie. The recording – is a bit of a let down.

HERE GOES NOTHING
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: Pollen ::
There’s no reason to consider Pollen as any less an act than outfits such as Longview and the current crop of pop wannabes with acoustic guitars in their bedrooms.

SOLARIZED
04 October 2004 / Polydor / 11-Trk CD
:: Ian Brown ::
As John Squire descended ever further into unlistenable sub-Gallagher self-parody, Brown quietly stuck out two albums of brilliant, energising blissed-out indie soul. This is part three.

I AGREE - JAGS, FAGS, SLAGS
05 October 2004 / Demo / 1-Trk CD
:: Gabrielle's Wish ::
This is the sound of fey art-college boys in suits being beaten into the ground of a Collyhurst back street. Ouch!

BETTER LIFE
05 October 2004 / Demo / 5-Trk CD
:: Frame Of Mind ::
In truth , “Better Life” is a fine, jolly jangle that pays homage to the rockier and harmonious triumphs of Del Amitri.

I BELIEVE
04 October 2004 / Death of Records / 4-Trk CD
:: The Marble Index ::
Canadian chart-toppers move to Wigan to record with Moco’s producer!? You’d best believe it.

AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
04 October 2004 / MapleMusic Recordings / 4-Trk CD
:: The Miniatures ::
MOR rock reminiscent of Stabbing Westward, Goo Goo Dolls and Stone Temple Pilots. Overproduced regulation distorted guitars and irritatingly smooth vocals...

THE WINDOW EP
04 October 2004 / MapleMusic Recordings / 4-Trk CD
:: Pilate ::
It’s bizarre how bands from across the pond like to take our influences and sell them back to us. This time a bunch of Canadians seem to think that Britain needs another Coldplay/Radiohead.

PROBO
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk
:: Undone ::
Undone have made things difficult for themselves by choosing a style that is very difficult to do without embarrassment. That they have in part achieved.

DEMO
05 October 2004 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: Rockets and Cars ::
For fretboard fast food this is hard not to like though as “Supersize Me” would suggest you couldn’t live off it for very long.

DEMO 2
05 October 2004 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: The Wisemen ::
This Lancaster folk-blues outfit prove that they know their way around a good ol’ hoe-down but sadly it too often falls into pastiche territory.

DEMO
05 October 2004 / Demo / 6-Trk CD
:: Working For A Nuclear Free City ::
Take dark, uneasy atmospherics and whack ‘em over a crisp and rather funktastic beats and you get an appropriate soundtrack to urban post-industrial fallout.

SNAZZY RECORDS COMPILATION
05 October 2004 / Snazzy Records / 9-Trk CD
:: Bruno :: Various Artists :: doublejoHngrey :: Viva Stereo ::
Allegedly named after a conversation in a toilet about a pair of trainers, local indie label Snazzy presents all manner of top-notch dance, electroclash and crossover bedroom adventures.

BAND FROM WORLD WAR ZERO
04 October 2004 / EMI / 11 Trk CD (Echo,Chrysalis)
:: The Vacation ::
There's far too many bands out there hiding under the same veneer

FALL TO PIECES
04 October 2004 / BMG / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD
:: Velvet Revolver ::
The thing is with dinosaurs, is that despite being extinct, they never went of fashion

PREDICTABLE
04 October 2004 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD (Epic)
:: Good Charlotte ::
About as alternative as a night out at bingo with your granny. This is the enemy.

HOW SOON IS NOW ?
04 October 2004 / Sore Point / 3 Trk Enhanced CD
:: Hundred Reasons ::
It’s easy to love Hundred Reasons, so we’ll just chalk this up as a novelty exercise.

LITTLE YELLOW SPIDER
04 October 2004 / XL / 3 Trk CD (Young God)
:: Devendra Banhart ::
uncompromising quirky American sounding folk, played with tinges with madness (the condition)

MY RECOVERY INJECTION * record of the week *
04 October 2004 / Beggars Banquet / 3 Trk CD
:: Biffy Clyro ::
The album’s ace by the way and this is equal to the task. One of Britains most important rock bands as we speak

RISE OF THE EAGLES
04 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster ::
If this stuff is done well, it’ll still make you brown your trousers. So wear black jeans when you listen to this

JOHNNY CASH / HUNT
04 October 2004 / Domino / 2 Trk CD
:: Sons And Daughters ::
Glasgows Sons And Daughters are definitely one of 2004’s must see bands

WAVES
04 October 2004 / EMI / 1 Trk CD
:: Marjorie Fair ::
Doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve concocted something that’s irresistibly different

PAIN
04 October 2004 / Interscope / 1 Trk CD (Polydor, Universal)
:: Jimmy Eat World ::
A bit like taking a dump on the desk of the Busted management team. Satisfyingly challenging and worth the opportunity

HOW’S IT GONNA END / METROPOLITAN GLIDE
04 October 2004 / 2 Trk Album Sampler :: Anti
:: Tom Waits ::
Country hip hop with whisky, cigarettes and a swamp bound prison break scenario

SCHTEEVE
04 October 2004 / Universal / 1 Trk CD (Polydor, Fiction)
:: yourcodenameis:milo ::
Metallic clankings and the subtle sound something like the bashing of the hulls of atlantic warships on a collsion course

LOUNGER
04 October 2004 / V2 / 2 Trk CD
:: Dogs Die In Hot Cars ::
Sounds as good as anything the Boomtown Rats did. Which isn’t much good (sorry Sir Bob)

MASSIVE CRUSH
04 October 2004 / 3 Trk CD :: Mother Tongue
:: The Barbs ::
Demonstrates a real ability to grind out gutter level bass lines and gutsy, angular punk rock

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