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Bringing you all the Release Reviews that matter since 1999

NOVEMBER 2010 Albums / EPs / Singles - UK Artists
30 November 2010 / Various Formats
:: The National :: Royal Treatment Plant :: Is Tropical :: The Strange Death Of Liberal England :: The Scottish Enlightenment :: Cradle Of Filth :: The Border Surrender :: Foreign Office :: Trophy Wife :: The Good Natured :: Gruff Rhys :: The Wind-Up Birds :: James Vincent Mcmorrow :: Lyrebirds :: Errors :: Dreamend :: David E. Sugar :: Middle Class Rut :: Ruarri Joseph :: Cloud Nothings ::
Review of November 2010 Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

THE GREEN ROOM
30 November 2010 / White Label / 5 Trk Download
:: Monster Island ::
Jarring chords, weird intervals, detuned twangs and crunches

EARDRUMS POP SINGLES
30 November 2010 / Eardrums Pop Records / 3 x 3-4 trk Download EPs
:: Insect Guide :: Paperfangs :: Sometimes Always ::
MM visited the site primarily to hear the new single by longtime favourites Insect Guide and ended up picking up two EPs by bands we’d never heard of but we’re rather pleased now that we have...

DRESDEN
30 November 2010 / Promo / 8 Trk Download
:: Dresden ::
Pop like it used to be, before it fell into the long pit of 90s-00s disposability

GOLDEN SNAKE * single of the month *
30 November 2010 / Superstar Destroyer Records / 2 Trk CD & Download
:: Dune ::
Every now and then a band comes along that totally fucks with your head

Dirty Water Records/ CD Album & Download
30 November 2010 / GNUGGETS
:: The Wildebeests ::
Now my mother always told me never to judge a book by its cover...

SMALL CRAFT ON A MILK SEA
30 November 2010 / Warp / 15 Trk CD
:: Brian Eno :: Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams ::
36 years after “Here Come The Warm Jets” Eno can still captivate through his own compositions.

STATIONS OF THE CRASS
30 November 2010 / Crassical Collection-Crass Records / 26 Trk CD Deluxe Pack
:: Crass ::
Another amazing re-release pack from Crass’s finest years

THE HURT KINGDOM
30 November 2010 / Parloursound / 5 Trk CD
:: To Bury A Ghost ::
This is music worth making

MODERN BODIES
30 November 2010 / Brew Records / 12 Trk CD
:: Chickenhawk ::
Reprocessed ChickenHawk...

LOWLANDS
30 November 2010 / Promo / 6 Trk Digital and Handmade CDR
:: Ten ::
sllllooowww mmmotiiioonnn...

THE WAY I’D LIKE TO GO EP
30 November 2010 / Philophobia / 4 Trk Digital Download
:: Piskie Sits ::
Piskie Sits don’t really promise to take you anywhere but make sure there’s at least some sort of spectacle along the way.

MAN ALIVE
30 November 2010 / Sturdy Records / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl, CD & Digital
:: The Sequins ::
Slightly lo-fi, maybe wobbly recording, thrives on loose dynamics and the fly away vocals

23 FEARS (SUMMER 10)
30 November 2010 / Promo / 2 Trk Digital Download
:: Tigers That Talked ::
Impressive track only overshadowed by an astonishing remix ...

BLANK CANVAS
30 November 2010 / Promo /
:: John King ::
John King trades Jazz for eloquent easy listening...

STORM EP
30 November 2010 / Outlier Records / 5 Trk CD
:: The 66 ::
The 66 have been threatening to break since day one

HOW TO BE HUMBLE
30 November 2010 / Butter Bridge Records / 7 Trk CDR & Digital Download
:: Proud Proud People ::
Proud Proud People have the makings of something truly special indeed

WELCOME TO MY CITY
30 November 2010 / Foundation Rekords / 4 Trk CD & Download
:: F.O.A.K. ::
It's a bumper month for new exciting acts and for starters, points must surely be awarded for the best band name this year...

ROAD TO VAUDEVILLE * recommended *
30 November 2010 / White Label / 3 Trk CD
:: The Manyanas ::
A unique tilt on modern, dance bound guitar music

MY PHONEY WAR
30 November 2010 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: The Tapestry ::
The Tapestry - another new band materialising at the close of 2010 - looking good for 2011...

I NEED TO SPEAK TO SAMMY
30 November 2010 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Casino Zone ::
A breath of fresh air...

ASTRAL MAGIC EP
30 November 2010 / The Evening Economies / 4 Trk CD & Download
:: To The Bones ::
Serious contenders for the hard rock post-punk crown this side of the Pennines.

Art Music / DEEP AND BLUE
30 November 2010 / 1 Trk Download
:: John Reilly ::
A confortable equilibrium between easy listening and heartfelt songs

WAW / PART TWO
30 November 2010 / 4 Trk Download
:: We Are Willow ::
a beautifully warm fusion of acoustica and leftfield new era folk

OUT OF THE RIVER
30 November 2010 / Demo / 2 Trk Digital Download
:: First Circles ::
Inaugural demo is far less obvious than you’d imagine and promises a great deal

STOWAWAY
30 November 2010 / Promo / 1 Trk Digital Track
:: The Switch ::
It’s all here; the convincing, hard hitting beat, the swirl of slightly dizzy distorted guitar and the dreamy sub-plot

TWELVE SONGS IN TWELVE DAYS
30 November 2010 / Promo / 12 Trk Download
:: 12 in Twelve ::
A keen, accomplished and worthy addition to the ever expanding Stansfield musical catalogue

DEADBYFIVEOCLOCK
30 November 2010 / Superstar Destroyer Records / Ltd CD & Download only
:: Black Market Serotonin ::
A world of skyscraping, ambitious and frankly intellectual rock

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