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MURDER 4 HIRE
31 July 2006 / 12-Trk CD / Escapi
:: Body Count ::
Fourth-rate Slayer riffs and Ice-T throwing undirected anger at just about everything...

IMPOSSIBLE WORLD
31 July 2006 / 1-Trk CD
:: Chas Rigby ::
Fans of Travis, Snowpatrol etc will probably enjoy its pleasantly inoffensive nature while the rest of us will long for a bit more edge.

DEMO - *Recommended*
31 July 2006 / Demo / 2-Trk CD
:: Carlis Star ::
‘Bread Making Bees’ is pure Weezer at their blue album best only with bigger Beach Boys melodies and harmonies.

BREATHE
31 July 2006 / 3-Trk CD
:: Missileer ::
Despite combining a huge array of sounds and influences, five-piece Missileer sound, paradoxically, conventional.

THIS IS THE PLACE
31 July 2006 / Demo / 5-Trk CD
:: Dorne ::
This Is The Place’s redeeming feature is the sultry atmospheric. Sadly, atmospherics alone don’t make classic songs.

THE RETURN OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN - *Recommended*
31 July 2006 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: The Volga Boatmen ::
Once upon a time, long before Usher, J-Lo and Beyoncé, R n B meant howling vocals, howling guitars and Howling Wolf. The Volga Boatmen draw upon that tradition and take it to admirably deranged levels.

BITTERCRUSHEDSWEETNESS EP
31 July 2006 / Demo / 4-Trk CD
:: Snowblind ::
There’s no mention of Muse on their influence sheet, but this Mancunian trio sound strangely similar, only with slightly less pomp and melodrama.

Oceans Apart EP
31 July 2006 / Demo / 5 Trk CD
:: Oceans Apart ::
Pleasant adult pop for the broadsheets and cafes market

Weekly Roundup - Various Releases : w/c 31/7/06
31 July 2006 / Various
:: The Paddingtons :: Mahavatar :: Dirty Rig :: Toxic Compilation :: Jurassic 5 ::
Various Releases - roundup for w/c 310706

WOLF LIKE ME *recommended *
31 July 2006 / 4 AD / 2 Trk CD
:: TV On The Radio ::
The vocals of Tunde Adebimpe peak spontaneously whilst still injecting a gothic jazz and soul into the deliberately erratic arrangements.

SAVE IT FOR YOUR FRIENDS
31 July 2006 / Seeca / 1 Trk CD
:: The Common Redstarts ::
Save It For Your Friends” deserves a top ten shot

TREMORS * album of the week *
31 July 2006 / Universal / 11 Trk CD
:: Humanzi ::
Amazing. Loud. Buy.

FINE DINING WITH THE FUTURE *single of the week *
31 July 2006 / 3 Trk CD :: Nude
:: Foreign Islands ::
Far from ordinary, this single fraternises with sequencers, but it’s the guitar, bass and drum driven vision of the original that gets the feet really stomping

YOU EXCITE ME
31 July 2006 / 1 Trk CD :: Spank Records
:: 28 Costumes ::
If it’s this good now, then where will it end up ?

CIVIL SIN
31 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Boy Kill Boy ::
The inclusion of a crashing off the wall chord, glares out and hints at a band trying to insert a few quirks along the way

BE MY FRIEND * recommended *
31 July 2006 / 1 Trk CD :; Measured
:: The Hedrons ::
The Hedrons it would seem are this weeks hot proposition.

ALL IN MY HEAD
31 July 2006 / 3 Trk CD
:: Good Shoes ::
Hard to pick out anything here that makes them any more special than anyone else

PEP
31 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD
:: Polytechnic ::
Bands like Polytechnic do Mid-American indie , well... better than the Americans.

DEATH AT THE CHAPEL
31 July 2006 / Universal / 2 Trk CD
:: The Horrors ::
Formed after a diet of the Adams Family series back to back, the respective catalogues of The Damned and The Fall and after watching “Lost Boys” on an endless loop.

ISABELLE
31 July 2006 / Rubyworks / 3 Trk CD
:: Koufax ::
With piano and the shuffling of a full band, it’s the hybrid squawks of a countrified distorted electric guitar that impresses most

HIS LYRICS ARE DISASTROUS
31 July 2006 / Rough Trade / 3 Trk CD
:: Jakobinafina ::
Indie may just have been re-invented. Slightly.

TROUBLE
31 July 2006 / Echo (Universal) / 2 Trk CD :: 14th Floor
:: Ray Lamontagne ::
Neatly avoids the dimmed lights/ candles / romantic cliché, but still manages a good bawl on the chorus

GET IN THE VAN
31 July 2006 / Promo / 12 Trk CD
:: Outl4w ::
It could have been so much more than a tongue in cheek effort.

EIGHTEEN
31 July 2006 / Dance To The Radio / 1 Trk CD
:: ¡Forward, Russia! ::
As ever it’s another ready-to-go anthem and ¡Forward,Russia!

HANDS
31 July 2006 / XL / 2 Trk CD / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl (2 versions)
:: The Raconteurs ::
This is band definitely living in the 70’s and proud of it, ain't that so Jack?

DUKE PANDEMONIUM
31 July 2006 / Captains Of Industry / 3 Trk Sampler CD
:: Marmaduke Duke ::
"Duke Pandemonium" beckons forth as a beacon of invention and ear bleeding sonics

THURSDAY NIGHT ANTICS *recommended *
25 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: The Energy ::
Something rather special is brewing here.

STOP AND REMEMBER
25 July 2006 / Fantastic Plastic / 1 Trk CD – 7” Vinyl & Download
:: The Immediate ::
Sparkles with the kind of spontaneity that allows The Immediate to rotate duties on various instruments

Weekly Roundup - Various Releases : w/c 24/7/06
25 July 2006 / Various
:: Snow Patrol :: Fort Minor :: Supermode ::
Various Releases - roundup for w/c 240706

KNEEL
25 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD
:: Silent Type ::
The simmering, thematic epic that is “Kneel” marks this bands entry into the world of Natural History film soundtracks

ALL TALK / MESSED UP * recommended *
25 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Tri-Tone
:: The Cardinals ::
The Cardinals are back and it’s nothing less than a blessing...

THE LOON * album of the week *
25 July 2006 / Domino / 10 Trk CD
:: Tapes n’ Tapes ::
An epic, loosely constructed rattle through their world of odd mixes and ambling crunches

CURSED SLEEP
25 July 2006 / Domino / 3 Trk CD
:: Bonnie "Prince" Billy ::
Records like this don’t come by that often.

WHAT A FOOL
25 July 2006 / 3 Trk CD :: Maid In Sheffield
:: Helen Boulding ::
Helen Boulding's eloquent vocals and driven folk/rock ensure that her songs shine

DUSK AND SUMMER
24 July 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Vagrant / Hassle
:: Dashboard Confessional ::
A vindication of the bands hyper melodic EMO influenced rock

DEFINE THE GREAT LINE
24 July 2006 / EMI / 11 Trk CD
:: Underoath ::
“..Pull yourself together...” shouts /sings Spencer Chamberlain.

LOVE PEACE PAIN
24 July 2006 / 10 Trk CD :: XIE Recordings
:: Huski ::
Huski’s gutsy electronica explores the boundaries of alt.indie without ever pulling out any cheesy dance references

TEAR YOU APART * recommended *
24 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: She Wants Revenge ::
She Wants Revenge have delicately focussed their melody into something that hangs around in the background like a mist

ELEANOR PUT YOUR BOOTS ON
24 July 2006 / Domino / 1 Trk CD
:: Franz Ferdinand ::
This infectious interlude again points to a band yet to explore broader horizons

LEFT
24 July 2006 / SonyBMG / 13 Trk CD
:: Hope Of The States ::
A considered album, with every track delivering equal blows of quality and power

UNDER THE IRON SEA
24 July 2006 / Universal / 12 Trk CD
:: Keane ::
Somehow Keane utilise 70’s melodies and concoct their thoroughly modern stadium pop/rock castings to create something quite unique.

SHORT SHARP SHOCK
24 July 2006 / Universal / 4 Trk CD
:: Performance ::
In itself is enough to revive the Hacienda spirit, even in those who weren’t born during its heyday

IT HURTS
24 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Angels & Airwaves ::
Tom DeLonge continues to pronounce “I’” as “Oi”

GET RIO
24 July 2006 / CD Album :: President
:: Robots In Disguise ::
Raw new wave bites are swirled around in a fuzzy and colourful electro machine

ONE NERVE
24 July 2006 / Eat Sleep / 2 Trk Download Single
:: Clayhill ::
Gavin Clarks vocal almost threatens to break up, but surprises by soaring up with just a hint of unsure vibrato

WALKING IN THE STREETS
24 July 2006 / Demo / 1 Trk CD
:: Mad Staring Eyes ::
The tension between a runaway train and an orchestrated wig out makes Mad Staring Eyes stand out handsomely

ZESUICIDE
24 July 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Metro Music Management
::
Steve Ze Suicide proceeds to spit out 11 tracks of trashy pre-Motley Crue, LA Strip post punk rock

OLD SCOOL FEAT. TALIB KWELI
24 July 2006 / 3 Trk CD
:: Dangerdoom ::
Excellent summer vibe and genuine hip hop flavour - don’t let this pass you by

WE SHARE OUR MOTHER’S HEALTH
24 July 2006 / 4 Trk CD
:: The Knife ::
Underground refrain that makes Depeche Mode's darkest hours sound like Aqua

MOVING LIKE A TRAIN
24 July 2006 / 3 Trk Remix CD :: !K7
:: Mathew Herbert ::
The self determined title of “avante-pop professor” is an accolade that’s difficult to contest

FEEL THE ENERGY
24 July 2006 / Promo / 4 Trk CD
:: Circlesound ::
A commercial pull and sound that begs for a stadium sized opportunity

TX81Z
24 July 2006 / Memphis Industries / 2 Trk CD
:: The Black Neon ::
The TX81Z is a Yamaha rack-mounted synthesizer module from 1986

STOP
24 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Jackson Analogue ::
Jackson Analogue somehow seem to be able to understate their music but still generate a sound that grabs you round the throat

ILLICIT HUGS AND PLAYGROUND THUGS
24 July 2006 / Deltasonic / 5 Trk Album Sampler
:: The Basement ::
This album sampler gives a peek at yet more folk and Americana

SKIN
24 July 2006 / Promo / 1 Trk CD
:: Revere ::
A dramatic score, with Latino inflections and a wonderful muted fanfare of the trumpet

SNAKES * single of the week *
24 July 2006 / Promo / 3 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Stranger Son ::
What’s really important is the fact that this is the sound of salt in wounds

KICK OUT THE GRAMS
17 July 2006 / Marquis Cha Cha / 2-Trk CD
:: The Oxfam Glamour Models ::
Credit is due to these Teesside teenagers for their lyrical choice. Drug abuse for fashion’s sake and new-lad culture receive a well-deserved bashing.

MY BABY'S INTO WITCHCRAFT
17 July 2006 / Marquis Cha Cha / 2-Trk CD
:: The Yell ::
This Yorkshire sextet do a remarkably good impression of The Fall, albeit with kookier keyboards.

EP2 - *Recommended*
17 July 2006 / Demo / 3-Trk CD
:: The Nightjars ::
This is the real future of guitar pop and we have nothing to fear.

SNAKES - *Recommended*
17 July 2006 / 3-Trk 7" / Kum By Yah
:: Stranger Son ::
Leave it unattended in your CD rack and you’ll return to find it’s chewed up half your record collection and pissed on your carpet.

DIET PILLS & MAGAZINES
17 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Humanzi ::
A slight punk sensibility and the thick guitar riffs chew on the bones of T-Rex and blood soaked blues

MEMORIZE THE CITY
17 July 2006 / Too Pure (Beggars) / 2 Trk CD
:: The Organ ::
Crammed full of sparkling guitars and of course an organ

THE W.A.N.D.
17 July 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: The Flaming Lips ::
For a seasoned act like The Flaming Lips, they’re as inventive as ever

THE AMSTERDAM TAPES
17 July 2006 / 12 Trk CD :: Pop One
:: Adrian Borland ::
"The Amsterdam Tapes" is not just a fitting tribute. It very much marks the sound of the times and Borlands ambitions before his death

INISISTOR
17 July 2006 / XL / 2 Trk CD
:: Tapes n’ Tapes ::
Chews on the fat of a first album Pixies, mixing twee diversions and raw guitar slams

WE ARE THE PIPETTES
17 July 2006 / Memphis Industries / 14 Trk CD
:: The Pipettes ::
The Pipettes are deliberately and refreshingly oblivious to the world of boys-with-their-toys garage rock

REVL9N
17 July 2006 / 11 Trk CD
:: Revl9n ::
At best the seedy tag-line, the beats and the bass lines straight from a Talk Talk album, at worst...

DO WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON
17 July 2006 / Rough Trade / 12 Trk CD
:: Aberfeldy ::
With a commercial twist, Aberfeldy have come up with a convincing collection of astonishing songs.

THE GREAT WESTERN
17 July 2006 / SonyBMG / 11 Trk CD
:: James Dean Bradfield ::
JDB’s first solo album proper panders to the MOR playlists of drivetime radio

THE WORLD IS GONE
17 July 2006 / XL / 12 Trk CD
:: Various ::
A far from conventional but interesting album that dabbles in dance and folk, but not really all at the same time..

TIME OUT - THE OTHER SIDE - PARIS / BLACK STROBE
17 July 2006 / Double Sided 18 Trk CD / Interactive DVD
:: Various Artists ::
The DVD seeks to filter out the “bland, boring and average...” - what about the CD ?..

GOD LEAD YOUR SOUL
17 July 2006 / EMI / 1 Trk CD :: Capitol / EMI
:: The Sleepy Jackson ::
The important question is whether this is a classic single ?

COARSE RECORDINGS
17 July 2006 / Rawfish / 18 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
18 tracks here of new and upcoming acts that are as we speak emerging from the groundswell of local talent

PAUL SIMON
17 July 2006 / Memphis Industries / 2 Trk CD
:: The Russian Futurists ::
With the simplest of ideas, spun around some thoughtful use of sound, Hart makes a surefooted start.

PROGRESS REFORM *mini album of the week *
17 July 2006 / Fierce Panda / 7 Trk CD
:: I Like Trains ::
Astounding rock album from what is most probably Yorkshires most opriginal band

NEW IDEAS
17 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD / Dowwnload :: King Tut’s Recordings
:: The Dykeenies ::
The Dykeenies have a bloody awful name but their brand of rock is as infectious as hel

HURRICANE GLASS
17 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Tallgrass
:: Catherine Feeny ::
Feeny proves once again that she can deliver her very own edgy version of American folk

THE ERASER *album of the week *
17 July 2006 / XL / 9 Trk CD
:: Thom Yorke ::
In the absence, or indeed in anticipation, of the new Radiohead album, Yorke delivers ..

VESSELS
17 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: People Of Santiago ::
The People Of Santiago is actually made up of people from the fair city of Newcastle

THE HALO EFFECT
17 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: To The Bones ::
TTB provide enough chapters of serenity, meat grinding wig outs and floating soundtracks to make their mark

STONE IN MY SHOE
17 July 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Whyers ::
A wild, fun record with a guitar break that Chuck Berry would be proud of

DEMO
17 July 2006 / Demo / 2 Trk CD
:: Richard Rogers ::
Mersey and Mancunian melodies and folky statements, framed by falsetto highlights

EYES WIDE OPEN
17 July 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Silent Parade ::
Melodies and big guitars soar higher than the city’s Beetham Tower

THE EXTENDED PLAY
17 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Strangeworld ::
Three elder gentlemen have booked themselves into a studio and put together a classic mix of Dire Straits and an experimental version of Clapton

JUST KEEP COMING
17 July 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Black Tulips ::
From Hastings, a place famed for bloody battles, invasions and nasty things like arrows shot through the eyes.

EMPTY THREATS AND RECURRING THEMES
17 July 2006 / Demo / CD-EP
:: Ali Whitton ::
Balancing sweet confidence with a grateful bewilderment, "Empty Threats.." is the work of a determined trouper with pockets full of lovelorn, handcrafted songs

HATE THE MORNING
17 July 2006 / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl :: Squirrel Records
:: Downdime ::
As a starting point the band name is incredibly rubbish- the record however is astonishingly good

DIFFERENT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE
17 July 2006 / Demo / 2 Trk 7in / CD
:: Cardboard Radio ::
It couldn’t be more 2006 if it came with a warning about knife crime and a picture of Wayne Rooney’s foot

BACK TO BASIC
17 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Nste ::
After six credits for playing various instruments bizarrely he’s forgotten to tell us who’s playing the guitar

FAST. FASTER. FASTEST.
17 July 2006 / SonyBMG / 4 Trk CD / download single
:: Fear Of Music ::
A great big fuck-off hit, basically, and if it pisses off a few muso snobs in the process then all the better

TRICHROMA
17 July 2006 / Promo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Ghosts ::
Ghosts summon up their dreamy, hard hitting gothic influenced rock

WITH LOVE
17 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: The Crypt ::
Surprisingly the Crypts feisty r’n’r doesn’t feature any choppy guitars or hair moussed yelps

THEIR COATS FLAPPED LIKE GOD’S CHOPS
17 July 2006 / Demo / 17 Trk CD
:: Big Block 454 ::
Not so much an album as a sonic collage, combining suchlike as Faust, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Swell Maps and Vivian Stanshall

HORNY AS A DANDY
10 July 2006 / EMI / 6 Trk Remix CD
:: Mousse-T :: Vs. The Dandy Warhols ::
A mashed up Horny and Bohemian waits for a remix version to rescue it..

ALLIANCE * demo of the week *
10 July 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: Air Cav ::
The extra-ordinary Air Cav build solidly on their first demo

CINNAMON
10 July 2006 / Warner / 2 Trk CD
:: The Storys ::
A-Hoy - Radio 2 bound !

IMPEACH MY BUSH (album) / DOWNTOWN (single)
10 July 2006 / XL / 13 Trk CD (album) / 3 Trk CD (single)
:: Peaches ::
The enigmatic Peaches returns with an entire album about fucking whilst providing an electro peek with her new single

SEBADOH III
10 July 2006 / Domino / 2 x CD – 41 Trks
:: Sebadoh ::
This album demonstrates that the band were onto a rich vein of modern yearning rock, that fits right into the current sounds of 2006

L.L.ROMEO
10 July 2006 / 1 Trk CD :: Playlouder
:: We Are Wolves ::
A sort of weird mutation of the Dr Who theme tune and a horrorfest soundtrack

MESSAGE FROM YUZ
10 July 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Degenerate
:: Switches ::
South coast Switches impresses with their multi-faceted debut

MINISTRY OF SOUND : SESSIONS MIXED BY MARK FARINA
10 July 2006 / Ministry Of Sound / 2 x CD - 36 Trks
:: Various Artists ::
Farina’s influential House, informed by a late 80’s Chicago is in firm evidence

TIME OUT- THE OTHER SIDE : LONDON : DAMIAN LAZARUS
10 July 2006 / Double Sided 14 Trk CD and Interactive DVD :: Resist / Urbanation
:: Various Artists ::
Another ingenious compilation that combines a city guide – in this case London – with a soundtrack

PRAYING MANTIS
10 July 2006 / 12 Trk CD :: 64 Records
:: Rui Da Silva ::
Deliberately underdeveloped electronica with some strange undertones

THE TWO HEADED MONSTER
10 July 2006 / 2xCD 17+10 Trks :: Orson Records
:: Various Artists :: feat: Craig Richards & Transparent Sounds (Live) ::
There's actually a ton of other people on each track who’ve laboured for days to create one drum loop and one sequence of electronic sounds

4 FROM THE VILLAGE * recommended *
10 July 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Black Lab
:: Fields ::
A very English, windswept, landscape of swirling harmonies

THE KINGS OF DIGGIN’
10 July 2006 / 2xCD - Mixed Tracks
:: Various Artists ::
An exceptional collection of mellow, jazz, urban crossover sounds

DON’T LET THE STARS KEEP US TANGLED UP * album of the week *
10 July 2006 / 11 Trk CD :: Ever / !K7
:: Cortney Tidwell ::
One of the most inventive, incredible and innovative albums from a newcomer so far this year

I’M NOT USED TO YOU
10 July 2006 / 4 AD / 2 Trk CD
:: Winterkids ::
So immense it’d be fair to say it’d be hard to contain even in the Eastlands stadium.

DC
10 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Regal Bear
:: Semifinalists ::
A sensation of detached delight from the electro / indie wonderkids

I JUST CAUGHT A FACE
10 July 2006 / Deltasonic / 1 Trk CD
:: The Basement ::
Trans Irish-Sea combo produce a memorable exploit into the world of country folk.

IN MY BLOOD (EN MI SANGRE)
10 July 2006 / Albert Productions / 11 Trk CD
:: Breed77 ::
Credible long player although at one point there was the sound of the Brotherhood Of Man with a thousand volts pouring through it

CHESHIRE CAT SMILE
10 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Milburn ::
Wearing leather jackets to the 'Monkeys shell suit tops, this is an intelligent, earthy hit with muscles.

HEART ATTACKS AND SUBWAY MAPS
10 July 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Something In Construction
:: Kid Casanova ::
A chorus that kicks in like the theme to a kids TV Show..

TILL I’M DUST
10 July 2006 / 2 Trk CD :: Free Konstruction
:: The Guild ::
Pulses along on a bed of pianos that even Keane would be proud of

FALLEN
10 July 2006 / 3 Trk CD :: Too Nice
:: Vib-Gyor ::
Another rather accomplished single from Vib Gyor

BUTTONZ
04 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD :: A&M
:: Pussycat Dolls (feat, Big Snoop Dogg) ::
Relies on thickly multi-tracked vocals and carefully manicured solo singing slots

I’M READY
04 July 2006 / One Little Indian / 1 Trk CD
:: Twilight Singers ::
Twilight Singers continue to invigorate with their incendiary reinvention

LAUNCH YOURSELF
04 July 2006 / Domino / 1 Trk CD
:: Adem ::
Another odd, but effective sounding track from the master of melody

MADE UP LOVE SONG #43
04 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD :: Polydor / Fantastic Plastic
:: Guillemots ::
The rest of The Guillemots are credited with “arranging and expanding” on Fyfe's ideas

SIXTEEN CANDLES
03 July 2006 / Universal / 2 Trk CD
:: Fall Out Boy ::
It’s easy to consider the fact that the grinding soundtrack could be replaced by throat shredding vocals at any time.

N.Y.C. (THERE’S NO NEED TO STOP)
03 July 2006 / Sanctuary / 1 Trk CD
:: The Charlatans ::
Tim Burgess and Co play out their new single thinking that they’re Blondie.

RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN * recommended *
03 July 2006 / 4 AD / 11 Trk CD
:: TV On The Radio ::
Darken the room – Lay back and dream..

ROYKSOPP’S NIGHT OUT
03 July 2006 / EMI / 9 Trk CD
:: Royksopp ::
Originally released as an import only record in February “...Night Out” now gets a deserved UK release.

BODY OF WORK 1984-1997
03 July 2006 / Mute / 2 x CD - 33 Trk CD
:: Nitzer Ebb ::
From the bedroom of the then sixteen year old Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy grew, this very important chapter in modern pre-computerised music.

DEAD FUNNY + Remixes
03 July 2006 / Domino / 4 Trk Remix CD
:: Archie Bronson Outfit ::
Remixed bonuses to the rattling, jangled blues and infectious sprinkles of guitars and dead pan bass

GRADUATION DAY
03 July 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: Head Automatica ::
Head Automatica consider themselves as the anti-dote to a youth brought up with Blink-182 forced down their throat

IN THE MORNING
03 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Razorlight ::
Following up their No1 hit " I Don't Like Mondays" here's the Boomtow.....err make that Johnny and Co..

YOU CAN CRY ALL YOU WANT
03 July 2006 / 5 Trk Remix CD :: Ugly Truth
:: The Freelance Hellraiser ::
Could this actually be the first real breakthrough that The Freelance Hellraiser has been waiting for?

LOOK AT YOU
03 July 2006 / 4 Trk CD :: Rough Justice
:: Seven Days Awake ::
A valiant release, curated from a home base in Cornwall

PULL SHAPES
03 July 2006 / Memphis Industries / 2 Trk CD
:: The Pipettes ::
A potentially potent pointer to the bands album “We Are The Pipettes

DEADWOOD
03 July 2006 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Dirty Pretty Things ::
A decent taster for the current album that has yet more to reveal in the singles charts

EANIE MEANY * recommended * world cup alert *
03 July 2006 / Warner / 1 Trk CD :: Atlantic / My Dad
:: Jim Noir ::
Now famously soundtracking a sportswear TV advert during the World Cup, Jim’s rise gathers more altitude

NOT ANYMORE * seek out *
03 July 2006 / High Voltage / 3 Trk CD
:: The KBC ::
Compelling and consistently good tunes seem to just fall out of this bands pockets

LOOK INSIDE
03 July 2006 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Ian Adamson ::
A homespun budget demo with firm ideas

DRAGGING WIRES * recommended *
03 July 2006 / Fat Northerner / 2 Trk CD
:: BoneBox ::
It’s been a long time, but Bone-Box are back, wiser and with heart melting, street wise tunes.

HISTORY+3 * recommended *
03 July 2006 / 5 Trk CD :: Filthy Home Recordings
:: Danny Saul ::
Danny Saul sustains his belief in crafted themes and small musical novels, with a grace and success that stirs up new ideas, new ethics and sounds

CLASS OF 2000 * demo of the week *
03 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Amida ::
A great northern turn that soundtracks our drizzled mecca without sounding like anything from Sheffield.

STEREO SUSHI
03 July 2006 / 2xCD – 24 Trks :: Hed Kandi
:: Various Artists ::
22 tracks of entertaining, tuneful floor filling grooves

SO FAR GONE * single of the week *
03 July 2006 / Beggars Banquet / 3 Trk CD
:: The Early Years ::
Creates a wall of sound that’s possibly bigger than the one in China

ARMIES OF MICE
03 July 2006 / Demo / 4 Trk CDR
:: Mono Band ::
Oxfords Monoband release a stratospheric blend of voice and moody anthems

WIDOWS * album of the week *
03 July 2006 / 5 Trk CD :: Road Kill Records
:: Day For Airstrikes ::
If music were novels, then the current crop of indie bands are J K Rowling to DAF's J R R Tolkein

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