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TROJAN HORSE * joint record of the month *
31 December 2010 / White Label / 10 Trk CD
:: Trojan Horse ::
A record that not only aims to conquer, but also reward

WORKING TOWARDS THE FUHRER
31 December 2010 / White Label / 5 Trk EP
:: Frazer King ::
We always knew there was a wealth of musical talent stashed away in there somewhere, possibly in the same bag they're using to smuggle 48 cans of supermarket cider onto licensed premises

A RAILCARD ADVENTURE
31 December 2010 / Team Strike Force / 9 Trk CD / Download + 6 Trk Ltd EP
:: Jam On Bread ::
Sorry salt mines, you're not having this lad, but I can do you a Mumford or two if you're interested?

NEW NOISE EP * joint record of the month *
31 December 2010 / Pull Yourself Together / 4 Trk CD / free download
:: Patterns ::
This is indeed new noise, wonderful new noise, new noise which is aware of the past but sounds like the future

Y NIWL
31 December 2010 / White Label / Aderyn Papur / 10 Trk CD / Download out now - Vinyl available early 2011
:: Y Niwl ::
Un, dau, tri...something for your late 2010 best of' list..

DR HOAX
31 December 2010 / White Label / 4 Trk CD
:: Santiago Street Machine ::
An excellent end to 2011, their only New Year resolution should be to get signed

LET YOU IN
31 December 2010 / Ambicon Records / 2 Trk Download
:: Down The Machine ::
This has the quality to pose as a major record release

TEACHING US TO BE BRAVE
31 December 2010 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Metonia ::
Work in progress, but just a few shades away from something quite special

ON HOLIDAY
31 December 2010 / White Label / 1 Trk Download
:: The Hush Now ::
Filled to the brim with Christmas / Thanksgiving greetings and plenty of brass too.

BAD ROBOT MAN
31 December 2010 / New Heavy Sounds / 1 Trk One Sided 12” Vinyl
:: XM3A ::
Like looking through the wrong end of a kaleidoscope...

PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT
31 December 2010 / Virgin (EMI) / 2 Disc (12 + 20 Trk) CD
:: Heaven 17 ::
Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware’s departure from the Human League in a 1980 Sheffield, seemed like a bold move...

100 BROKEN WINDOWS
31 December 2010 / EMI / 2 Disc (12+19 Trks) Re-Issue Package
:: Idlewild ::
A contemporary classic with the perfect balance of hush and bluster.

THIS.TOWN.WILL.DRAG.YOU.DOWN
31 December 2010 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Population Four ::
Anthemic Power/Hard Rock delivered with skill, speed and commitment

INCIDIUM
31 December 2010 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Incidium ::
Ready for a Thrash revival, anyone?

UNSHEATHED & PENETRATED EP
31 December 2010 / iTunes/ Spotify
:: Fast Lady ::
The trademarks are still here, from inspired computer programming to wiry heavy rock guitar movements...

DESIRE
31 December 2010 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Clockwork Radio ::
Clockwork Radio have taken their time in developing their sound and style to great effect

BALLAD OF A PLAYBOY
31 December 2010 / White Label / 5 Trk CD
:: Tyro ::
Power delivery problems can't hold back Tyro's possible potential

EXPERIMENTAL ERROR # 1
31 December 2010 / Occasional Records / 13 Trk CDR
:: Car Alarm Quartet ::
This beautifully accessible and honest, often moving music, could be a possible scene changer.

EP
31 December 2010 / White Label / 3 Trk CD
:: Pete Hickman ::
Pete Hickman pursues an understated avalanche of intoxicating charm

SINCERELY YOURS
31 December 2010 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: The Moody Gowns ::
Moody Gowns seem to be trying to resurrect the self- deprecating dry witticisms of bands like Space

THE BROKEN LEG SESSIONS
31 December 2010 / Rural Colours / 4 Trk CDR
:: Johnny Powell ::
Ever seeking the leftfield, this EP gets more interesting as it unravels

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