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OCTOBER 2010 Albums - UK Artists
31 October 2010 / Various Album Formats
:: Marmaduke Dando :: The Woe Betides :: Polar Bear :: Frankie Rose And The Outs :: Paul Smith :: Jyager :: Gold Panda :: ::
Review of October 2010 Album Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

OCTOBER 2010 EPs - UK Artists
31 October 2010 / Various EP Formats
:: South Central :: Vessels :: Repomen :: The Ryan O’Reilly Band ::
Review of October 2010 EP Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

OCTOBER 2010 SINGLES - UK Artists
31 October 2010 / Various Single Formats
:: The Lines :: Frankie & The Heartstrings :: Little Comets :: Sophie Hunger :: Metals :: Wild Party :: Clement Marfo & The Frontline :: Cradle Of Filth ::
Review of October 2010 Single Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

WILD HOUR EP
31 October 2010 / Demo / 5 Trk CDR
:: Red Tides ::
This is the sound of past, present and future, all combined in one delectable collection of songs

"O"
31 October 2010 / Optical Sounds / Double-sided CD/DVD
:: Flowers Of Hell ::
Five or six plays, now, of this unique album comprising a single 45 minute track - and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface...

DARK DAYS AND NIGHTS
31 October 2010 / Squirrel Records / 10 Trk CD+DVD
:: Insect Guide ::
A dreampop album full of sparkle, it knows exactly how glorious a tambourine can sound when whacked straight on a Spector beat

00s NOSTALGIA WITH THE PLIMPTONS
31 October 2010 / 16 Ohm / 15 Trk CD
:: The Plimptons ::
If "Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please" is to you a seven inch single not a TV show, meet your new favourite band

PUSH IT AWAY / WASTE OF TIME
31 October 2010 / Label Fandango / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl / Download
:: Seerauber Jenny ::
Fran Barker teamed up with Mint Royale’s Neil Claxton, honing the sounds of their debut single on the fringes of Manchester City centr

NEW HEAVY SHOUNDS VOL 1
31 October 2010 / White Label / CDR
:: Various Artists ::
Emanating from London promoters New Heavy Sounds, this compilation brings together 19 bands that display the bone crushing traits of overloaded guitars, math interludes and wall shaking beats

MANCHESTER MUSIC SERVICE – ALBUM PROJECT 2010
31 October 2010 / White Label / 9 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
The Manchester Music Service is a council funded initiative aimed at supporting Secondary School children in the pursuit of music and the industry surrounding it - here 9 hopefuls get a first taste of the biz..

NEW ERA MIX TAPE
31 October 2010 / Demo / 17 Trk CDR
:: Connect 4 ::
Connect 4 prowl and churn out their words with conviction whilst painting RnB backdrops

SLEIGHT OF NAND
31 October 2010 / Concrete Moniker / 13 Trk CD
:: Richard Night ::
Where an album becomes a series of bleeps and a stuck sub- tone

YOUR LIPS Track Sampler
31 October 2010 / White Label / 3 Trk Limited CDR
:: Bugs In Ember ::
Promo roundup up Bugs favourite tracks supplies a satisfying testament to their off kilter melodic intent

NO MONEY HONEY * joint single of the month *
31 October 2010 / White Label / RAC / 1 Trk CDR
:: The Janice Graham Band ::
Tea & Biscuits before the revolution begins...

MERRY GO ROUND
31 October 2010 / White Label / Holiday Records / 4 Trk CDR
:: Songs For Walter ::
Psychedelic melodies via a stripped back brand of intelligent modern urban indie folk

DISTURBANCE
31 October 2010 / White Label / 10 Trk CD
:: Glyn Bailey & The Many Splendid Things ::
Highly original and entertaining material from Glyn and his Many Splendid Things derived from coy observations and philosophical reality checks..

OH ME OH MY
31 October 2010 / Tri-Tone / 5 Trk Album Sampler
:: The 99’s ::
The 99’s like many Oldham guitar bands celebrate Oasis, 60’s guitar music and the machinations of a half decade old Sheffield scene

MAKING PLANS
31 October 2010 / 2 Trk CD
:: City Reign ::
A driven cut of pop and rock, chiming in verve and potential

SICKLE SELL SATURDAY NIGHT * recommended *
31 October 2010 / Recreation Records / 11 Trk CDR
:: The Black Knights ::
Black Knights buck convention, hurting your ears and delivering unhealthy feasts of 21st century blues

NO IMAGINATION
31 October 2010 / Desert Mine Music / 10 Trk CD
:: Sam Forrest ::
A distinctively pretty album, where brilliant sunshine is tempered by emotional baggage and distant storm clouds

IBIZA & THE HANGOVER
31 October 2010 / Promo / 6 Trk EP
:: The Black Paths ::
An uncluttered affair, consisting of rudimentary but inspired loops and some very clever cutting and pasting

KYO WA II HI
31 October 2010 / Demo / 2 Trk CDR
:: Glass Ankle ::
Softened harmonies and guitars, weave a charismatic thread of echoes and loops

EVERYTHING ALL OF THE TIME
31 October 2010 / The Evening Economies / 15 Trk CD & Download
:: The Minions ::
...go seek and find one of the north’s best bands right now

ANIMALS * joint single of the month *
31 October 2010 / Akoustik Anarkhy / 1 Trk Promo
:: Beat The Radar ::
Beat The Radar mingle Math and indie pop opposites

WAKE UP
31 October 2010 / Project Records / 3 Trk CD & Download
:: The Targets ::
Lots of energy fizzles away here a paying off handsomely

TAKE IT BACK
31 October 2010 / Demo / 5 Trk CDR
:: Skam# ::
Promising start from Leicester's Skam#

SOME FRONTIER * recommended *
31 October 2010 / Concrete Recordings / 1 Trk CD & Download
:: Orphan Boy ::
Orphan Boy still write anthems except these days they’re for nations rather than small towns

REGULATION SPECIFICATION
31 October 2010 / Corporate Records / 5 Trk CD
:: Phil Davies :: The Ninja Smokebombs ::
The less obvious Phil and his band are, the better they sound...

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