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THE SHALLOWS
30 April 2012 / I Like Records / 9 Trk Vinyl, CD & Download
:: I Like Trains ::
Progress indeed, and above all in a direction that works remarkably well

TOTALITARIAN TIP-TOE
30 April 2012 / Promo / 10 Trk CD
:: AAAK [As Able As Kane] ::
AAAK sound like Salford; they always did...their late 80s and early 90s original tenure a soundtrack to a hard city

BOTH LIGHTS
30 April 2012 / Leaf / 11 Trk CD
:: Au ::
“Both Lights” is a rare album ; one that is both experimental and accessible

THE PLIMPTONS ARE CYNICAL AND BLOATED
30 April 2012 / 16 Ohm Studio / 14 Trk CD
:: The Plimptons ::
Great punk/pop explosions in a little box of party friendly grenades

ALLIES
30 April 2012 / My Major Company / 13 Trk CD
:: Some Velvet Morning ::
SVM produce a triumph on more than a few levels

MONNOS
30 April 2012 / Burning World / 6 Trk CD
:: Conan ::
...as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth..on one note

INSIDE YOUR MIND
30 April 2012 / White Label / 11 Trk CD
:: The Stand (Buxton) ::
This isn’t going to change the world, but it’s more than enough to provide a stirring conclusion to anyone’s night out

JESSICA
30 April 2012 / 1 Trk Digital Download
:: The Suns ::
...lyrics and the lively bustle of guitars, delve into the kind of retro-sounds that are inevitably timeless

YOU’D FEEL THE SAME * recommended *
30 April 2012 / Philophobia / Limited Edition T-Shirt & CD then Digital Download
:: Runaround Kids ::
...incendiary blend of loud indie guitars with clever dynamics

SPECTEMUR AGENDO EP
30 April 2012 / Philophobia / 3 x Mini CD & Digital Download
:: Various Artists :: The Do’s :: Fur Blend :: Clandestines ::
Three bands and three very entertaining takes on underground guitar music from Wakefield's Philophobia label...

LOVE FROM A DISTANCE EP * unsigned record of the month *
30 April 2012 / White Label / 4 Trk Download
:: The Machine Room ::
...borrows so heavily from the past and the present yet delights with a contemporary originality – expect to hear more from The Machine Room.

IT STARTS AGAIN
30 April 2012 / White Label / 10 Trk CD & Download
:: John Herring ::
...soundtracks that are both critical and relevant to who we are and where we come from

FUNTIMES
30 April 2012 / MusicSounds / 10 Trk CD
:: The Heartbreaks ::
The Heartbreaks play it like they mean it

DON’T LEAVE ME
30 April 2012 / Demo / Download Tracks
:: Faith In Fools ::
Wigan crossover rap - no meat pies but plenty of low down beats...

IDEAS
30 April 2012 / Fierce Panda / 11 Trk CD
:: Hawk Eyes ::
...playtime is over and an international assault beckons

RED PAPER LANTERNS
30 April 2012 / Function Records / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: Maybeshewill ::
Maybeshewill continue to dig around at the roots of ethereal atmospheric rock

MIKOLAH
30 April 2012 / Pure Casual / 2 Trk Download
:: Premise Beach ::
Inventive and refreshingly bright tunes with a horrendously large potential.

THE TYBURN JIG AND OTHER POPULAR DANCES
30 April 2012 / Demo / 10 Trk CD
:: Ghostfire ::
Folky MOR rock exploits from London

VIVA HATE
30 April 2012 / Liberty / 12 Trk CD
:: Morrissey ::
Landmark re-issue of Morrissey's solo debut

ANIMALS
30 April 2012 / V2 / School Boy Error / Cooperative / 1 Trk CD & Download
:: The Cast of Cheers ::
TCoC impress with an ever increasing catalogue of math infused, sprightly guitar pop

SOBEIT
30 April 2012 / Mitten Records / 12 Trk CDR
:: Adam Irving ::
A bag of personal musical notes and entries peppered with the blues and abstract ideas

CROSS COUNTRY
30 April 2012 / Sturdy Records / 3 Trk CD & Download
:: The Wind-Up Birds ::
Pulsating leftfield rock from Leeds

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