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NOW I AM TWENTY
31 March 2011 / Promo / Superstar Destroyer Records / 6 Trk CD & Digital
:: Nowhere Again ::
Nowhere Again might just be the most audacious new band in town....

NO TOKYO EP
31 March 2011 / Promo / 5 Trk digital / CD
:: No Tokyo ::
Step forward No Tokyo, ready to conquer a Manchester where at least progressive and psychedelic are no longer dirty words...

LOVE/LUST EP * single of the month *
31 March 2011 / Moshi Moshi / 3 Trk 12
:: D/R/U/G/S ::
A very second-decade-of-the-21st-century take on a classic form of pan-European electronica

CLOCKMEN / CHET BEAVERBROOKE
31 March 2011 / 12 inch Vinyl
:: From The Kites Of San Quentin :: Borland ::
...that's the beauty of the greatest electronic soundcraft, it's music for the mind as well as the ears.

BEFORE THE FALL
31 March 2011 / Ace Records / 14 Trk CD
:: Various Artists :: The Kinks :: The Sonics :: Pete Seeger :: Leadbelly :: Sister Sledge :: Iggy Pop ::
In which all the acts and tracks covered by The Fall are assembled into an odd but fascinating album - time to get lost in music...

GET AWAY
31 March 2011 / Mercury / Download
:: Yuck ::
Remember Cajun Dance Party...

LET’S HAVE A REVOLUTION
31 March 2011 / On-Line Demos
:: My First Addiction ::
If you’re looking for a band that carry the sound of Californian post-punk bubblegum pop, then look no further than....Manchester

ISO
31 March 2011 / On-Line Demos
:: Drama ::
Infectious multi-layered guitars and Americanised metal pop

REBEL FROM THE WAIST DOWN
31 March 2011 / Demo / On-Line Demos
:: The Merts ::
There’s something rare about The Merts song writing and musical outlook

TWO SONGS
31 March 2011 / Demo / CDR & Download
:: Second Hand Guns ::
Second Hand Guns have an ear and a heart for classic urban guitar music

THE WATCHERS EP * recommended *
31 March 2011 / Promo / CDR & Download
:: The Watchers ::
A band with potential overflowing like an ill- attended bathtub

DISASTRO GARANTITO
31 March 2011 / Dirty Water Records / CD Album & Download
:: Hollywood Sinners ::
The type of album to turn up loud while you down your shots of tequila and dance like crazy

GRIEVOUS BODILY HARMISON * demo of the month *
31 March 2011 / Demo / 9 Trk CDR
:: Casino Zone ::
A brilliant, shining example of new Mancunian rock

UNDER DOCTOR’S ORDERS
31 March 2011 / Promo / 5 Trk CDR
:: The Spiels ::
A genuine sense of atmosphere prevails - here dynamics are borne of artistic integrity rather than ProTools

WILD IN WILDLIFE
31 March 2011 / 10 Trk CD
:: Ulterior ::
Intially stunning 80's gloom fed debut that lacks stamina

DEADLINES
31 March 2011 / Haircut Records / 4 Trk CDR & Download
:: Houdini ::
There's no escaping Houdini's quality rock credentials

THE DRONER EP
31 March 2011 / White Label / 5 Trk CD
:: Holycoves ::
This music is certainly too big for a ferry terminal to keep to itself

EATING ANIMALS EP
31 March 2011 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Snailhead ::
Homespun attack of northern rock and roll and studio savvy

…TAKE HIGH TEA
31 March 2011 / Demo / 5 Trk CDR
:: The Fragrant Vagrants ::
...Born out of a ramshackle Cheshire Cricket Club - rock on !

BELLS & PROCLAMATIONS
31 March 2011 / White Label / 12 Trk CDR
:: Big Block 454 ::
Another important landmark from the quiet ones of the local music scene

STRANGERS
31 March 2011 / 4 Trk CD
:: The Paris Riots ::
It’s less of a riot and more of an intellectual assault on the senses

LOVE OR ROMANCE
31 March 2011 / Promo / 10 Trk CDR
:: King Tree & The Roots ::
King Tree & The Roots claim the ground that falls between leftfield indie, searching alternative American rock and gritty northern experimentalism

IN TREATMENT * EP of the month *
31 March 2011 / Breathe Records / 6 Trk Download
:: Transmission 13 ::
A masterclass in orchestrated, internationally mixed, interweb facilitated, atmos-prog

BREAKFAST AT EGIOGH’S
31 March 2011 / White Label / 2 Trk CD & Download
:: The Barrel ::
Both innovative and scrambled, you can’t really knock a band for daring to be different

FALLING OVER OUR FEAR
31 March 2011 / Elefant / 4 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: Just Handshakes (We’re British) ::
Something of an acquired taste

PATIENCE IS STRENGTH
31 March 2011 / 5 Trk CD
:: Alvarez Kings ::
A manicured modern indie sound

CAUSES & CURES
31 March 2011 / 10 Trk CDR
:: Al Baker (& The Dole Queue) ::
Al Baker, the riotous punk prophet is back with a distinguished album

LUCKY HAND / ASTRAL LOVE * recommended *
31 March 2011 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Peyote Cult ::
Smart, heavily dosed rock and roll

TAKE THESE BONES
31 March 2011 / White Label / 12 trk CDR
:: Bugs In Ember ::
Bugs In Ember have at last condensed their substantial skills into this home-grown album

AIR:LOCKS
31 March 2011 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Neuron No ::
A demo worth mentioning - Manchester is STILL producing exciting new bands...

WE ATE ROCK
31 March 2011 / El Perro Rojo Records / 16 Trk CD & Downlaod
:: Fast Lady ::
SciFi horror themed sleazy rock and roll sex music

MAGNA ENCARTA
31 March 2011 / 7” Picture Disc & Download
:: Errors ::
No need to erase this errata

CRITICAL DISTANCE
31 March 2011 / Function Records,2 Trk CD
:: Maybeshewill ::
It sounds like a bunch of good bands who specialise in glacial instrumentals, but which one ?

I MISS THE NINETIES
31 March 2011 / Office Rock / 2 Trk CD, Cassette & Download
:: The Winter Olympics ::
Are these chaps more Amy Williams than they are Eddie The Eagle

REPTILIANS
31 March 2011 / Polyvinyl Records / 12 Trk CD
:: Starfucker ::
Blissfully sunny leftfield music with an infectious psychedelic soul

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