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< < Release Reviews on Manchester Music For October, 2008

Bringing you all the Release Reviews that matter since 1999

SO CALLED SUMMER
27 October 2008 / Yo Yo Acapulco / 1 Trk CD
:: Team Waterpolo ::
By writing their song as catchily and as infectiously as possible, they could well have a chart worrying hit on their hands.

5REBECCAS
27 October 2008 / 1965 / 1 Trk CD
:: The View ::
Maybe their biggest and most attractive song to date

KIDS
27 October 2008 / Columbia / 1 Trk CD
:: MGMT ::
Creeps into your consciousness and Radio 1 play lists on the basis of an indelible, jolly hookline

JAKE SUMMERS
27 October 2008 / Model Citizen / 3 Trk CD
:: Fight Like Apes ::
The verse sounds like it could have been shoplifted from a record stores “They Might Be Giants” section

TALONS
27 October 2008 / Wichita Recordings / 1 Trk CD
:: Bloc Party ::
A tumultuous burst of rhythm and a suitable dance floor pace

ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 13/10/08
13 October 2008 / Various Formats
:: CSS / Cansei de Ser Sexy :: The Pigeon Detectives :: Dear Superstar :: Cut Off Your Hands :: Lou Reed :: The Hot Melts :: Volcanoes :: Will Young :: White Lies :: ! Hate Kate :: ::
Summary & review of other interesting releases leading up to for Monday the 13/10/08

MIXTAPE VOLUME 1
20 October 2008 / Demo / 21 Trk CD
:: Burgaboy ::
Burgaboy's bassline remixes shine hard

FEED THE ANIMALS
20 October 2008 / Illegal Art / 14 Trk CD
:: Girl Talk ::
“Never Fuck without a rubber..”

OAK CLUSTERS
20 October 2008 / Pay For The Piano / 10 Trk CD
:: Meadowlands ::
William Anderson, he of Newcastle math-indie rockers Dartz, has a solo career

MYSTERY SOUND PLAYGROUND
20 October 2008 / White Label / 3 Trk CDR
:: Old School Tie ::
Old School Tie explore various avenues and cross genre journeys

IS IT THE SEA
20 October 2008 / Domino / 13 Trk CD
:: Bonnie "Prince" Billy ::
Kentuckian Will Oldham is back (in-between indie film appearances), with a live album from his 2006 tour

NIGHT TERROR
20 October 2008 / Virgin (EMI) / 1 Trk CD
:: Laura Marling ::
One of the few artists who is truly dragging the mainstream out into the fringes.

THE LOVERS ARE LOSING
20 October 2008 / Island / 1 Trk CD
:: Keane ::
Keane are certainly back with a post rehab, revamped sound

HOB TALK * unsigned single of the week *
20 October 2008 / 4 Trk CD
:: Easter ::
Easter couldn’t be any more different or intriguing than anything on the current rock scene

SUPER INUIT (LIVE) * single of the week *
20 October 2008 / Young Turks / 1 Trk CD
:: Holy Fuck ::
Despite the name, Holy Fuck have become something of a must see / must listen band

GHOST UNDER ROCKS
20 October 2008 / V2 / 1 Trk CD
:: Ra Ra Riot ::
Another interesting band grasping the mantle and doing things a little differently

KRISS KROSS
20 October 2008 / Polydor / 2 Trk CD
:: Guillemots ::
The latest double A-Side with both tracks taken from the bird loving bands second LP

KNIVES
20 October 2008 / Demo / 2 Trk CDR
:: The Black Knights ::
There definitely seems to have been a change in direction. A rebirth even.

THIS SUMMER NIGHT
20 October 2008 / Domino / 2 Trk CD
:: Robert Wyatt :: Betrand Burgalat ::
Preceding a re-issue of Wyatt's landmark recordings

NEXT YEAR IN ZION
20 October 2008 / City Slang / 12 Trk CD
:: Herman Dune ::
Another album emerges from this intriguing if not slightly odd outfit from Paris

L’ENTREDEUX
20 October 2008 / Regular Beat Recording Co. / 12 Trk CD
:: Marianne Dissard ::
The damage done by France’s first lady urgently needs to be badly undone

AFTON * recommended *
20 October 2008 / 4 AD / 6 Trk CD
:: Anni Rossie ::
4AD have grasped the chance to release this retrospective of Anni Rossi’s tracks

THE CITY THAT SLEEPS
20 October 2008 / Xtra Mile Recordings / 11 Trk CD
:: Asilentfilm ::
Asilentfilm really do establish a viable alternative

THAT KISS * single of the week *
13 October 2008 / Polydor / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: The Courteeners ::
Liam Fray on this evidence, is here to stay.

DEAR SCIENCE * recommended *
13 October 2008 / 4 AD / 11 Trk CD
:: TV On The Radio ::
As exciting, soulful and other worldly as their previous work

FACTORY ERA ALBUM RE-ISSUES
13 October 2008 / Rhino Records / Set of 5 Double CD Albums
:: New Order ::
Legendary music that helped shape our City - New Orders Factory Era albums of the 80's are remastered and expanded..

EUGENE McGUINESS
13 October 2008 / Domino / 12 Trk CD
:: Eugene McGuinness ::
This album proves that McGuiness is far from the ordinary folkster

THE CHEMISTRY OF COMMON * album of the week *
13 October 2008 / Matador Records / 11 Trk CD
:: Fucked Up ::
Music as important and inspired as this doesn’t come along that often.

RISING UP
13 October 2008 / HRML / 10 Trk CD
:: Honey Ryder ::
Soft focus pop rock quite possibly grown in the studio..

PALOMINO
13 October 2008 / DR2 Records/ 11 Trk CD
:: The Sound Ex ::
A purist rock band with plenty to give..

VIOLENCE
13 October 2008 / Distort : Cargo Online / 1 Trk CD
:: We Rock Like Girls Don’t ::
Quote : Female rock n roll buffoonery like the missing link between L7 and Queens of the Stone Age..

BRAVE BULGING BUOYANT CLAIRVOYANTS
13 October 2008 / Domino / 1 Trk CD
:: Wild Beasts ::
Pretty uncompromising pop, charged with the clank of edgy, sparkling, guitars.

YOU ARE MY COAL MINE * recommended *
13 October 2008 / Teenage Lust! / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Copy Haho ::
A second single of heartfelt lament, Arthur Scargill style

THE END OF ERROR
13 October 2008 / Drive-Thru / 12 Trk CD
:: Houston Calls ::
Houston Calls provide an archetypal new rock homage

SIDESTEP
13 October 2008 / Promo / Digital Download / 1 Trk CD
:: The Briganties ::
Built as much for the stadium as for the wild blowing winds of the Northumbrian coastline.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS * recommended *
13 October 2008 / Universal / 10 Trk CD
:: Attic Lights ::
Quite probably one of the best bands that California never had

OUT MY WINDOW
13 October 2008 / Stones Throw / 16 Trk CD
:: Koushik ::
Exploring new realms of new folk, combined with the kind of transcendental mediation soundtracks you might find at the rear of a museum gift shop

HARDCORE GIRLS EP
13 October 2008 / Domino / 3 Trk CD
:: The Count & Sinden ::
Simple, but admittedly, brainy too.

ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 06/10/08
06 October 2008 / Various Formats
:: White Denim :: Those Dancing Days :: The Rascals :: Popup :: Ben Folds :: Various Artists :: The Streets :: Spank Rock :: El Guichino :: Drill :: Marc Collin :: Disturbed :: Liquid Liquid :: Honey Ryder :: We The Faceless :: ::
Summary & review of other interesting releases leading up to for Monday the 06/10/08

THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE WINTER JOURNEY
06 October 2008 / Timbreland / CD Album
:: The Winter Journey ::
The Winter Journey are a band who will always tread far off the beaten track

REMIXES * recommended *
06 October 2008 / Regular Beat Recording Co. / 6 Trk 12” Vinyl / Download
:: Alaska In Winter ::
A dreamy remix affair, lovingly and atmospherically delivered

OH (OHIO)
06 October 2008 / City Slang / 11 Trk CD
:: Lambchop ::
Lambchop’s tenth full length LP

SEE YOU AFTER THE WAR
06 October 2008 / 13 B-Sides / 12 Trk CD
:: Decoration ::
The band still pack in their trademark regional wit and northern sensibilities

FIGHT WITH TOOLS
06 October 2008 / Island / Universal / 14 Trk CD
:: Flobots ::
Unique blend of inventive, well constructed soundtracks and hip hop interludes..

MARILYN
06 October 2008 / Try Harder / 4 Trk CD
:: Larsen B ::
Named after a breakaway ice shelf..of course

MATADOR SINGLES ‘08
06 October 2008 / Matador Records / 13 Trk CD
:: Jay Reatard ::
Lo-fi, low rent, punky pop

OBLIGE
06 October 2008 / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl / Download
:: i concur ::
A coolly understated outfit who stoke a burning heart with bleak ethereal overtures

UNA DIA
06 October 2008 / Domino / 8 Trk CD
:: Juana Molina ::
An engaging combination of rhythms and vocal mantras that evoke a taste of Latino and a backwards travelling unravelling of folk

WE’RE ALIVE AND WE’RE NOT ALONE * recommended *
06 October 2008 / This Is Fake DIY Records / 13 Trk CD
:: Popular Workshop ::
This picks out references from space and time, cueing up the rugged chaos of The Fall and dark vulnerable almost gothic guitar twangs of the 80’s

THE SPOILER EP * recommended *
06 October 2008 / Project Records / 5 Trk CD
:: Palmstruck ::
Where notes slip over the tracks like dissipating meteor showers

O * album of the week *
06 October 2008 / Moshi Moshi / 12 Trk CD
:: Tilly And The Wall ::
Stuffed with twang, tap dancing thumps and an infectious retro rock and roll style

TUFF TEEF
06 October 2008 / Valve / 12 Trk CD
:: I Heart Hiroshima ::
A brilliant collision of alternative indie sparkles and cacophonous moments of bouncing rock

THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND
06 October 2008 / Epitah / 14 Trk CD
:: I Am Ghost ::
Rock with subjects largely covered by the Hammer House of Horror franchise

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