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MAY FOOT NOTES
31 May 2010 / Various Formats
:: Faithless :: The Paddingtons :: Charlotte Gainsbourg :: Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip :: Lethal Bizzle :: The Gaslight Anthem :: The Drums :: Young Rebel Set :: Sub Focus :: Curry & Coco :: Jonsi :: fun. :: K-OS :: Jaakko & Jay ::
...behind the door, left with a neighbour, under the desk, stuck behind the radiator - loads of stuff that tipped in during May given a quick once over...

MAY 2010 ALBUMS - UK Artists
31 May 2010 / Various Formats
:: Stornoway :: The National :: The New Pornographers :: Pendulum :: Kill The Captains :: Darwin Deez :: Judas Priest :: Porcupine Tree :: Harlem :: Altmodisch :: Danny And The Champions of The World ::
Review of May 2010 Album Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

MAY 2010 SINGLES / EPs - Uk Artists
31 May 2010 / Various Formats
:: Tunng :: Delays :: Fuck Buttons :: Slow Club :: Teenage Fanclub:: The Ghost :: LCD Soundsystem :: Delays ::
Review of May 2010 Single / EP Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

GEEKK
31 May 2010 / White Label / 10 Trk CD
:: Charlie Barnes ::
Charlie blew his student loan on a real live string quartet...

BETTER THAN LOVE * single of the month *
31 May 2010 / RCA / 1 Trk Download
:: Hurts ::
Hurts are the perfect pin ups for generation-now...

RADIO WAVES
31 May 2010 / White Label / 3 Trk Download
:: Borland ::
...when they say three track EP don't be expecting some ten minute job

THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE SONIC CATHEDRAL
31 May 2010 / Sonic Cathedral / 13 Trk Vinyl / CD / Download
:: Various Artists ::
Where this collection really stands out amongst tribute albums is the fact that it's not just some interesting curio or intellectual-cultural exercise, it's something you'd actually want to listen to

YOU NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG TO ME
31 May 2010 / Sonic Cathedral / 7 Trk 10 inch vinyl / download
:: Team Ghost ::
A little half hourís escape from the chaos of the world

WE ARE FUTURE ECHO RECORDS
31 May 2010 / We Are Future Echo / 30 Trk 2xCD
:: Various Artists ::
We'd like to tell you more...but...

SURFING OVER THE SUN
31 May 2010 / Demo / 10 Trk CD
:: Luke Hirst ::
Luke Hirst's sunny but reflective songs wander confidently into the world of quirky indie-pop

START ME LAUGHING
31 May 2010 / Kartel / 2 Trk CD
:: Dead Confederate ::
Headshrinking cocktail of thundering, distorted blues and overloaded spacerock

LOST FROM ATLAS * album of the month *
31 May 2010 / White Label / 9 Trk CD
:: Lost From Atlas ::
If you prefer your guitarists to knot their fingers whilst trying to cram in as many notes in a second as they can, whilst just providing the rhythm bits, then Lost From Atlas excel and then some

ENSNARED
31 May 2010 / Demo / 2 Trk CDR
:: Ensnared ::
Weíre driving over the to the west coast now, down along the Irish Sea highway to Bangor to find some doom metal

THE CROWN / COMA
31 May 2010 / Of National Importance / 2 Trk CD
:: The Exhibition ::
It seems like itís Yorkshire week here at ManchesterMusic...

WE ARE A UNIT
31 May 2010 / 12 Trk CD
:: Castrovalva ::
Castrovalva chuck in wild rap, dizzy beats and generally fucked up rock in your face with an unashamed violence

DEAD WAVES
31 May 2010 / Kids / 12 Trk CD
:: Kyte ::
A lovingly understated album, crammed with plenty of songs to cherish.

SLOW AS AN EYEBALL
31 May 2010 / Cuckundoo / 10 Trk CD
:: Quack Quack ::
Welcome to the world of Quack Quack. Three blokes from Leeds.

FLASHBACKS
31 May 2010 / This Is Fake DIY Records / 10 Trk CD
:: The Lodger ::
Strikes a fine balance between breezy, pacey pop and brassy, string supported northern ballads

THE GREEN ROOM
31 May 2010 / All Sorted !?! / 4 Trk CDR
:: Clubsmith ::
A superb helping of electropop, spliced with an infectious anthemic swagger and atmospheric keyboards

CARRIE FLOWER
31 May 2010 / White Label / 10 Trk CDR
:: Carrie Flower ::
Slightly wild and dizzy tunes weave haphazardly over her gentle and fairly unique brand of acoustica

HATER
31 May 2010 / White Label / 4 Trk CD / Download
:: Run Toto Run ::
Clockwork beats, giddy bleeps and a beautifully sourced vocal that whispers, flirts and soothingly layers in a melody

ITíS NEVER TOO LATE (EXCEPT WHEN IT IS)
31 May 2010 / Demo / 20 Trk CDR
:: I Am Three ::
Just like their name, this duo add up to quite a bit more than the sum of their parts.

TEENAGE GALAXIES
31 May 2010 / Caserta Red / 8 Trk CD
:: Glass ::
Glass; at the heart of the music scene, pouring out their hearts and nailing it all home with an urgency and intensity youíre unlikely to forget

EPIC IN THE ORDINARY
31 May 2010 / Old Familiar / 11 Trk CD
:: The Safires ::
Bex Matherís voice is quite sublime, coasting with an easy power and an attractive ability to set the emotional controls perfectly

THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW
31 May 2010 / Stereokill / 6 Trk EP
:: SupaJamma ::
Lessons can be given by SupaJamma on how to distil the essence of Manchester past into an original, catchy musical swagger

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