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ENGINEERING DAYS
22 December 2003 / Eli Records / 4 Trk CD
:: Billy Pikkel ::
Nick Lowe after 80 cigarettes and a bad temper and ‘79/80 CLASH. In an olde worlde bar.

FIRE
22 December 2003 / XL / 13 Trk Cd Album + 3 Trk DVD
:: Electric Six ::
Re-released just in time for Crimbo, the Electric Six’s long player is worth having just for 2003’s hot trio of singles

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA…GLORY FADES
22 December 2003 / 3 Trk CD :: Sorepoint
:: Brand New ::
You’d be advised to give this a listen, as the hype hasn’t been generated in the UK’s American-fixated weekly rags yet

WILL YOU
22 December 2003 / Warner / 1 Trk Promo (Atlantic)
:: P.O.D. ::
Classic riffs, swirling metal moves and really good melodic hooklines - staples for the modern age

THE UNNAMED FEELING
22 December 2003 / Universal / 8 Track EP – 1 Studio / 6 live + Video – format tbc (Vertigo)
:: Metallica ::
Great guitars, sawing away at what feels like, solid flesh and bone

BACK IN THE MUD
22 December 2003 / Interscope / 1 Trk Promo
:: Bubba Sparxx ::
Bubba gets breakneck, with fuzzy guitars and a pulsating d’n’b rhythm - shame it's all surrounded by gangland bravado - so sad

IN THE SHADOWS
22 December 2003 / Universal / 1 Trk Promo (Island / Playground)
:: The Rasmus ::
Whole new generations of teens, looking for viable alternatives to pre-pubescent teen idols like Busted may well swoon at the beautifully hewn noggins of The Rasmus

SPARKLE ME
22 December 2003 / Fantastic Plastic / 2-Track CD
:: The Buffseeds ::
Scragg and co. go all Mercury Rev on us in this week’s fond recollection of summer memories

FALLEN ORIGIN
15 December 2003 / Demo / 6 Trk CDR
:: Fallen Origin ::
Re-released for their relocation to the Manchester area, Fallen Origin delivers up the ultimate alternative noise fest.

FUN & GAMES
15 December 2003 / Wrath / 13 Trk CD
:: Being 747 ::
Entertaining ideas that somehow turn a bitter and twisted cabaret sound into a demonic sometimes irreverent noise

SHE CAME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS / THAT TIME ON THE LEDGE
15 December 2003 / SonyBMG / 2 Trk CD
:: Mew ::
Definitely ones to watch in 2004, once they sort out a long overdue breakthrough track.

DRINK TO MOVING ON * record of the week *
15 December 2003 / BMG / SonyBMG / 4 Trk CD (Sunday Best)
:: Grand National ::
A curious mix of old and new betwixt genres. Dancefloor shuffles and captivating guitar loops rule.

REDEMPTION SONG
15 December 2003 / Epitah / 3 Trk CD (Hellcat)
:: Joe Strummer / Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros ::
More high points from Strummers last sessions, underpinned by lasting contributions to some worthy causes.

SUNNY
15 December 2003 / 2 Trk CD :: Bad Taste Records
:: Hard-Ons ::
A surprising outcome but a worthy one, that could have you admiring its simplicity

CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END)
15 December 2003 / EMI / 1 Trk Promo (Atlantic)
:: The Darkness ::
Daft but appropriate - The Darkness add sokme cock rock spice to the season of goodwill

8 SONGS ABOUT TRAVEL (PARTS I & II)
15 December 2003 / Eli Records / 2 x 4 Trk CD
:: Transelement ::
Five star extreme hill walking experimental rock music in the form of a Floydian concept album?

TOO PURE ELEASE ROUNDUP 8/12/03
08 December 2003 / Too Pure (Beggars) / Various
:: Scout Niblett :: Ill-Ease :: Electrelane ::
Round Up of releases from Scout Niblett, Ill-Ease, Electrelane from the house of Too Pure

QUICKBITES – OTHER RELEASES WEEKLY ROUNDUP 8.12.03
08 December 2003 / Various
:: An Pierle :: Marc Almond :: Puddle Of Mudd :: Good Charlotte ::
Weekly roundup of other releases for week beginning the 8th December 2003

I AM THE PARTY
08 December 2003 / 2 Trk CD :: Xtra Mile Recordings
:: Million Dead ::
Million Dead bring more of their high frequency guitars and high impact vocals to the fore

GLITTERBALL * Record Of The Week *
08 December 2003 / Matador Records / 4 Trk CD
:: Seachange ::
Seachange show that rock doesn’t always require pounding drums and wall to wall guitars

OUT OF CONTROL
08 December 2003 / Mercury / 1 Trk Promo
:: Hoobastank ::
Hoobastank stick with the generic and suffer from the indifference of their sound from legions of other nu-rock wannabes.

DARK CIRCLES
08 December 2003 / 12 Trk CD
:: The Devils ::
A curious mix of rambling antique synths and ambling vocals backed up with female backing singers

0078h
08 December 2003 / EMI / 3 Trk CD (Goom / Labels)
:: M83 ::
M83 take up where Air left off, adding grit, more moodiness and a very fine ear for thematic epics

THE ROCK AND ROLL EP
08 December 2003 / 4 Trk EP :: Tri-Tone
:: The Moonies ::
Decent debut with no reason to question The Moonies chances in the world of 21st Century rock.

NOT THE WAY
08 December 2003 / 4 AD / 6 Trk CD (Monitor)
:: Cass McCombs ::
Slow motion brushed beats and expansive low keyboard hums are cut apart by drifting jangles and McCombs angular but melodic drawl

DOTTED LINE / I KNOW
08 December 2003 / 2 Trk CD :: Guilty Feet Recordings
:: Performance ::
Performance rack up a pulsating sequenced buzzsaw that shimmys along like a the bastard offspring of post-punk and the electronic wonderyears of plugged in New Romantics

QUICKBITES – OTHER RELEASES WEEKLY ROUNDUP 1.12.03
01 December 2003 / Various
:: Span :: Releases Weekly Round Up :: P.O.D. :: Red Hot Chili Peppers :: George Harrison :: Puddle Of Mudd ::
Weekly roundup of other releases for week beginning the 1st December 2003

THICKSKIN
01 December 2003 / 12 Trk CD :: Blind Man
:: Skid Row ::
‘Thickskin’ is a great comeback album but not what you would expect from Skid Row

GLOBAL PRESSURE
01 December 2003 / 13 Trk CD :: Nation Records
:: Various Artists ::
A pleasing mix of ethnic and urban Asian sounds that cross easily to the dancefloor and on one occasion the mosh pit

PARIS & THE NEW MATH
01 December 2003 / Gut / 3 Trk CD
:: Jarcrew ::
Cardiff rockers JARCREW embrace punk and rock and metal and shove it into one rattling container

HYSTERIA * single of the week*
01 December 2003 / Taste / 1 Trk Cd
:: Muse ::
Muse continue to capitalise on a nations growing thirst for intelligent rock

SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY
01 December 2003 / Demo / 1 Trk Cd
:: Scorpio :: (feat. Apocalypse) ::
A far rawer, harder hip hop work out from a tougher part of town

HOW MANY TIMES
01 December 2003 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Zenfo ::
Unpretentiously British with lyrical matter sensibly choosing to focus on things closer to home

PERFECT LIE
01 December 2003 / Demo / 1 Trk Cd
:: Carbon ::
A piece of guitar pop gone all 80s cock-rock that gleams albeit spitefully, with a degree of charm

DEMO
01 December 2003 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Cayto ::
A penchant for post-rock and a smattering of punk

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