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POST YOURSELF TO ME, PIECE BY PIECE
31 October 2011 / White Label / 3 Trk Download
:: Pet Ghosts ::
...jagged guitar lines with revolving walls of chords

HITS ARE FOR SQUARES
31 October 2011 / Polydor / 16 Trk CD
:: Sonic Youth ::
Unbelievably itís 30 years since Sonic Youth formed

NOEL GALLAGHERíS HIGH FLYING BIRDS
31 October 2011 / Sour Mash / 11 Trk CD
:: Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds ::
Noel Gallagherís first formal solo album is an unashamed mixture of pop and rock overtones

MUSIC FOR FILM * recommended *
31 October 2011 / White Label / 10 Trk Limited CDR & Download
:: thePictureShow ::
In keeping with most music that is grown in this city, their sounds are brimming with ambition, hope and finesse

MENTAL EXECUTION
31 October 2011 / White Label / 12 Trk CD
:: Dirty Habit ::
Long haired biker soundtrack of post AC/DC / Led Zep rock exploits might just belong to a different era

RITUAL RIOTS
31 October 2011 / Repeat Records / 13 Trk CD
:: Johnny Panic ::
A rude return, blasting out some still youthful noise pop

ZEBULON
31 October 2011 / Art Music / 12 Trk CD
:: John Reilly ::
Reilly has captured the true essence of pop infected rock

ARTICLE NINETEEN
31 October 2011 / White Label / 10 Trk CD & Download
:: Skin The Pig ::
Skin The Pig remain true to their metallic, progressive word

THE PYRAMID OF PRIVILEGE * recommended *
31 October 2011 / The Evening Economies / 9 Trk CD & Download
:: Total Victory ::
Total Victory have captured the best elements of the North Westís comforting, deep, troubling sound of protest and welded it onto the sensibilities of 21st century lo-fi rock

TAKE TURNS * single of the month *
31 October 2011 / Tapestry Records / 2 Trk CD & Download
:: The Tapestry ::
An astounding, outstanding call to arms from the Manchester underground.

DONíT LOOK INDOORS * album of the month *
31 October 2011 / Crystalline Records / 11 Trk CD
:: Air Cav ::
A rather wonderful, if not long awaited debut.

WELL HANGED EP
31 October 2011 / Metric Acorn / 4 Trk CD
:: Damn Jammage ::
A blues, folk, rockabilly, doo-wop rock Ďní roll band from London town...

CIVILISATION
31 October 2011 / Twin Speed / Cherry Red / 11 Trk CD & Download
:: Artery ::
Cult Sheffield act release what is their first record since 1984

THE STEM & THE LEAF EP
31 October 2011 / Philophobia Music / 4 Trk 12" Vinyl
:: Protectors ::
An impressive and infectious record to divert our minds from the depression of the modern economy

OCCAMíS RAZOR
31 October 2011 / Philophobia Music / 7 Trk Digi-Pak
:: The Spills ::
Wakefield tunes that take some time to gather momentum, with an eventual reward

KNOW YOUR PLACE
31 October 2011 / Demo / Ambicon Records / 1 Trk CDR & Download
:: Down The Machine ::
Leeds' version of Soundgarden...

TWO
31 October 2011 / PAS Records / 6 Trk CD
:: The Jazzfakers ::
The next time you have a house party you could basically fuck everyone up by playing this

NEW BLOOD
31 October 2011 / EMI / 14 Trk CD
:: Peter Gabriel ::
Gabriel celebrates with orchestral versions of his back catalogue

GET A GRIP
31 October 2011 / Wichita Recordings / 1 Trk CD
:: Spectrals ::
Move on ...nothing spooky here...

SPLIT
31 October 2011 / Holy Roar : Topshelf / 7Ē Vinyl & Download
:: run,WALK! :: Sirs ::
Split single spanning noise from Winchester and NYC with great results...

VOLUME 4
31 October 2011 / Function Records / CD, Vinyl & MP3
:: Shield Your Eyes ::
Raw boned, finely honed modern rock that bucks convention

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