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RE-RELEASE ROUND-UP FEBRUARY 2011
28 February 2011 / Various Formats
:: Black Sabbath :: Tangerine Dream :: Edgar Broughton Band :; N*E*R*D ::
A handful of interesting re-issues and compilations to broaden your horizons...

THE SWITCH
28 February 2011 / Demo / Digital Streams (You Tube)
:: thePictureShow ::
...something completely new on the Manchester scene

NOODLES / DOODLES
28 February 2011 / White Label / 7 Trk + 7 Trk Double Download Album
:: Stickboy ::
Epic return from Stickboy that embraces epic, swinging ballads and pop/folk, cut across observational and emotional soundtracks alongside some rather neat musical sketches

VERTIGO
28 February 2011 / White Label / Free Download / Track8
:: The Christophers ::
Intoxicating mix of rock, electronica and catchy hard hitting pop anthems

TEMPLES OF TRANSCENDENCE
28 February 2011 / White Label / CD Album & Download / Siege of Amida Records
:: Ageless Oblivion ::
This debut album is everything you want from an extreme metal album

COLD WAR TECHNOLOGY
28 February 2011 / White Label / CD Album & Download / Kyrbgrinder Records
:: Kyrbgrinder ::
This album wants to be a lean murderous beast

SWAYS SINGLE SERIES
28 February 2011 / 3 x 7
:: Irk The River :: Emperor Zero :: The Louche FC ::
Occasionally, from the barren landscapes rise pioneers and provocateurs, intent on shaping their surroundings and giving a platform to those with something meaningful to say

MADABOUTIT
28 February 2011 / White Label / 1 Trk Download
:: SupaJamma ::
SupaJamma muscle up...

REDRUM
28 February 2011 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Effluence ::
Very loud noises from Barnoldswick

PIPE DREAMS * single of the month *
28 February 2011 / Demo / 2 Trk CDR
:: Letters ::
Id expect a flurry of interest in this band, with little delay

DIFFERENT ANIMAL
28 February 2011 / 14 Trk CDR & Download / XUP Music
:: XUP ::
An experimental off kilter, rising wave against convention

FOOLS WISH
28 February 2011 / Promo / 1 Trk CD & Download
:: The Kill Van Kulls ::
Kill Van Kulls have stolen the 80's and this includes the good bits too...

THE QUIET EARTH
28 February 2011 / Moshi Moshi / 2 Trk CD
:: Trophy Wife ::
Influential designer indie rock from Oxford

SIGNIFICANT OTHER
28 February 2011 / 1 Trk Download / Intruder Records
:: Ideals ::
Ideals sing about heartbreak

QUEEN OF EARS
28 February 2011 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Floone ::
Baggy is back and in an irrefutably fresher package ...

I NEED YOUR TOUCH
28 February 2011 / 2 Trk CD & Download / Armellodie Records
:: CD/EX ::
Eccentric rock and roll from Glasgow

KUSAMA EP
28 February 2011 / 4 Trk CD / Velo
:: The Duke Spirit ::
Uncompromising, refined melodic noise

OUT IN THE COLD
28 February 2011 / White Label / 1 Trk CD / Car Boot
:: City Reign ::
Possibly one of the best put-together songs from this city in the first quarter of 2011

THE DEVILS HAND
28 February 2011 / White Label / 10 Trk CD
:: Gary Fulton ::
There's something a little more sophisticated and contemporary about this LP

HELIOSCOPE
28 February 2011 / 9 Trk CD / Cuckundoo Records
:: Vessels ::
Vessels embrace the ethereal and (*shock*) explore the use of the human voice

COLOUR OF THE BEAR
28 February 2011 / 2 Trk CD / Graphite Records
:: Mojo Fury ::
One of 2011s more interesting rock bands.

SPLIT EP
28 February 2011 / 4 Trk CD & Download / Inhaler Records
:: Voo :: Hammer No More the Fingers ::
Both bands take new rock down softer, technically impressive avenues

FUNKTECHNOLOGIE EP
28 February 2011 / 5 Trk CD / Occasional Records
:: Funktechnologie ::
A suggestively conceptual collection filled with inspiring sequencing and the sounds of the big metropolis

LIGHTS
28 February 2011 / Little Red Rabbit / 6 Trk CD / Download + Film
:: Last Harbour ::
Here Last Harbour create their own misty world of intrigue and threat

OAK ASH THORN
28 February 2011 / 16 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
A well policed compilation that tribute Peter Bellamy and Folk in general

ELVIN SHELBINS HYMNBOOK THUMBACHE
28 February 2011 / Demo / 12 Trk + 8 Trk CDR
:: Avant Gardner ::
Hard working Toxteth songsmith serves up another impressive batch of new material

SPIRAL TO ASCENSION
28 February 2011 / White Label / 8 Trk CD
:: Spires ::
Big, progressive metal is more than alive and well in our very own suburbs...

BATTLELINES
28 February 2011 / White Label / 8 Trk CD
:: Bella Novela ::
Two girls and a bloke from California get a little lost looking for a middle ground

LONG DISTANCE CALLING
28 February 2011 / SPV / 7 Trk CD
:: Long Distance Calling ::
Of all the prog based new albums Ive been exposed to in the last year, this ranks highly

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