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BIG IDEAS * record of the month *
31 July 2012 / White Label / EFPI Records / 8 Trk CD
:: Beats & Pieces Big Band ::
The Beats & Pieces Big Band remain a fantastic prospect...

COLD CONSCIENCE
31 July 2012 / 4 Trk CD
:: Alvarez Kings ::
Sheffield’s Alvarez Kings have been knocking around in one form or another since 2007

THE START * recommended *
31 July 2012 / Cityscape / 4 Trk CD
:: Alex Hulme ::
Alongside an accessible pop outlook, lie lullabies and a folk music heritage

WEIRDLORE
31 July 2012 / Folk Police Recordings / 18 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
Starless & Bible Black plus Harp & A Monkey contribute to highlight tricks this superb celebration of the contemporary unplugged folk influenced underground

I JUST WANNA BE
31 July 2012 / Moriarty The Cat Records / 2 Trk CD
:: Born Blonde ::
A series of croons with a slightly interesting soundtrack

NATURE RECORDINGS
31 July 2012 / Folk Police Recordings / North Western Recordings / 8 Trk CDR
:: Adam Leonard ::
...amazing stuff this is, where experimentation keeps you on the edge of the seat and well away from any borders with boredom

TRAGIC LOSS; HE HAD SUCH A LOVELY HOUSE EP
31 July 2012 / Sturdy Records / 4 Trk CD
:: Post War Glamour Girls ::
A general disposition towards to intriguing wonky arthouse cabaret from Leeds wonderfully misfiring PWGG

ROCK AND ROLL VICTIM
31 July 2012 / White Label / 3 Trk CDR
:: Dirty Habit ::
Big league sounds from Manchester’s underground rock scene

WHERE OTTERSGEAR LIES
31 July 2012 / 2 Trk CD
:: Ottersgear ::
Kenney’s emotional cauldron captivates and provides a winning performance

THINK BIGGER
31 July 2012 / 25th Frame / 11 Trk CD
:: Cosmo Jarvis ::
It’s obvious that Jarvis is a master of Middle of The Road chillaxing - bit dig a little deeper...

FLOATING OMEN
31 July 2012 / Smalltown American / 1 Trk Download
:: Negative Pegasus ::
Through the sheer nuclear energy of it all, this is the sound of a band in sonic meltdown

CHEEKY FOR A REASON
31 July 2012 / Cooking Vinyl / 12 Trk CD
:: The View ::
From the Beatles to the Ramones, The View jangle this all into their meaty but smartly spun collection of chart botherers

LA TRIMOUILLE
31 July 2012 / Tape Club / Believe / 11 Trk CD
:: Peter And Kerry ::
Peter And Kerry have hit on an exciting formula

THE THREE CHORD SOUND
31 July 2012 / White Label / 13 Trk CD
:: Luke Hirst ::
Solo guitar folk album from over the Yorkshire borders...

SKULL & BONES
31 July 2012 / Ignition Records / 1 Trk CD & Download
:: Folks ::
This deserves to sell by the bucketload

BLACK CAMARO
31 July 2012 / 3 Trk CD / Tip Top Recordings
:: Ghxst ::
A doom laden crash of classic rock scuzz and shattered sonics

FAMILY * album of the month *
31 July 2012 / V2 / 10 Trk CD (Co-Op / School Boy Error)
:: The Cast of Cheers ::
“Family” is evidence enough that this is one of 2012’s better bands

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