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< < Release Reviews on Manchester Music For September, 2007

Bringing you all the Release Reviews that matter since 1999

DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER * joint album of the week *
25 September 2007 / 10 Trk CD
:: Puressence ::
North Manchester is back on the map like an a-bomb.

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 24/09/2007
24 September 2007 / Various Formats
:: The Thrills :: Fightstar :: Patrick Watson :: Felix Da Housecat :: Six Nation State :: Tom Findlay :: The Changes :: Andy Lewis & Paul Weller :: Turin Brakes :: Apocalyptica ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 24/09/07

DOS
24 September 2007 / !K7 / 15 Trk CD
:: Michael Fakesch ::
For those less familiar with Michael Kakesh’s output , he was one half of the duo Funkstörung

KALA
24 September 2007 / XL / 12 Trk CD
:: M.I.A ::
It's just a shame more stuff this fun doesn't have anything this important to say.

REMIXED
24 September 2007 / Skint / 21 Trk 2xCD
:: Fat Boy Slim ::
From chilled out stadium sounds to dancefloor classics

SAME OLD SCENE
24 September 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: The Reveres ::
A sound anchored in the over half decade old sounds of the previously resurgent Mersey scene

FALLEN ILLUSION EP
24 September 2007 / Demo / 5 Trk CD
:: Sketchline ::
Sketchline combine classic rock moves with modern progressive metal guitars

PROCESS
24 September 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: MeVersus ::
For now MeVersus make some of the most noisily romantic and thoughtful noises on the unsigned scene.

BITTER END * single of the week *
24 September 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD
:: Nine Black Alps ::
No HATE here, just plain good old fashioned LOVE

HUNTING WALES
24 September 2007 / Full Time Hobby / 11 Trk CD
:: The Checks ::
Having Ian Broudie behind the controls does them no harm at all.

FLAGS EP
24 September 2007 / Manchester Records / 3 Trk CD
:: Gecko ::
Already a Gecko live favourite, “Flags” is undoubtedly one of their best tracks

PLANET
24 September 2007 / !K7 / Sonic Cathedral / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Kyte ::
Some bright spark has come up with the term “Nu-Gaze”

HONEY SLIDES
24 September 2007 / Try Harder / 5 Trk CD
:: Adam Gnade :: Youthmovies ::
If you had to pick a freakscene, alternative poet / folk singer and attach their work to the output of a rumbling, ethereal guitar band then you’d be hard pushed to better this collaboration

ALL THE RAGE
24 September 2007 / Domino / Geographic / 3 Trk CD
:: The Royal We ::
This Glaswegian six piece are do pretty OK in their own slightly shambolic way

30th ANNIVERSARY VINYL SINGLES
24 September 2007 / Edsel / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl / Download
:: Marc Bolan & T Rex ::
The legend that is Marc Bolan, was born sixty years ago and died thirty years ago

SIX CHORDS * demo of the week *
24 September 2007 / Demo / Repeater Records / 2 Trk Download
:: The Minions ::
Minions have all the hallmarks of a classic band in the making.

JUST TELL ME I’M RIGHT
24 September 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CD
:: You-V-Me ::
The strained, sinewed sounds of two guitars on the verge of a breakdown

SECOND, MINUTE OR HOUR
24 September 2007 / XL / 1 Trk CD
:: Jack Peñate ::
Fresh from wooing the festival crowds and allegedly defacing the walls of night clubs

NICE AND BLUE (Pt TWO)
24 September 2007 / Strange Addiction / 1 Trk CD
:: mewithoutYou ::
mewithouYou stir up the interest with this fab single

RUNNING OUT
24 September 2007 / Fat Northerner / 2 Trk CD
:: Redneck Renegade ::
Gary Ross from Aberdeen is a purveyor of songs who then connected with personnel in Leeds and here in Manchester

THE COLDEST GEOMETRY
24 September 2007 / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Brenda ::
A deliberated, challenging array of accessible mini-epics

YOUR MAMA
24 September 2007 / Cordless / 3 Trk Remix CD
:: Kennedy ::
Apparently he's the cornerstone of the UK music movement “DirtyPop”

SKATING YOUR POOL
24 September 2007 / 2 Trk CD
:: The Gospel Featuring Kira ::
An efficient version of a first album Sneaker Pimps

BATTLE AND VICTORY * joint album of the week *
24 September 2007 / Leaf / 13 Trk CD
:: Nancy Elizabeth ::
Your own private treasure chest of unique, imaginative and somehow personal music.

THE STATE OF THINGS
24 September 2007 / Wall Of Sound (pias) / 12 Trk CD
:: Reverend And The Makers ::
The kind of formula that can deliver quality records and there’s more than enough potential singles on here to justify the bands mainstream ambitions

CURSES * recommended *
24 September 2007 / Too Pure (Beggars) / 14 Trk CD
:: Future Of The Left ::
Future Of The Left shift the dynamic continuously and without compromising anything give everyone a little bit of what they like

WHAT WOULD WOLVES DO ?
24 September 2007 / Wichita Recordings / 2 Trk CD
:: Les Savy Fav ::
A dizzying cocktail of post punk, alternative new wave – quite stunning.

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 17/09/2007
17 September 2007 / Various Formats
:: 30 Seconds To Mars :: Other Passengers :: Rushmore :: Fightstar :: Milburn :: The Vitamins :: M.I.A :: The Monks Kitchen :: 4th Child :: Emanuel :: Emigrate :: Gravenhurst :: Freerunner :: Malcolm Kaksois :: Prima J :: Manu Chao :: Ayo ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 17/09/07

I THINK I’M DEAD
17 September 2007 / White Label / Beautiful Prison / 10 Trk CD
:: Paul Oska ::
Searches through the depths of folk and torch songs, rustling up barren, slow motion landscapes

STITCHES
17 September 2007 / Lavolta / 10 Trk CD
:: The Dykeenies ::
As previously predicted, The Dykeenies are being groomed for chart success

YES, U
17 September 2007 / Beggars Banquet / 10 Trk CD
:: Devastations ::
This eventual follow up to Coal still has them searching for happiness

PART THREE - JEZEBEL
17 September 2007 / Demo / 2 Trk CD
:: AOMC ::
AOMC provide the third instalment in their demo series

FIVE ROSES
17 September 2007 / Rough Trade / 12 Trk CD
:: Miracle Fortress ::
Shoegazed pop for the surfing generation.

WATCH THE FIREWORKS
17 September 2007 / 4 AD / 11 Trk CD
:: Emma Pollock ::
Emma Pollock officially moves on from her band The Delgados with a collection of sparkling tunes

RIGHT TO RE-ARRANGE * recommended *
17 September 2007 / Faith & Hope / 13 Trk CD
:: Buen Chico ::
Sprightly angular guitar pop the Leeds band on a Manchester label

MY UK SURVIVAL * demo of the week *
17 September 2007 / White Label / 11 Trk CD
:: Teaspoon ::
Teaspoon stirs things up in them thar hills

M.O.R
17 September 2007 / One Little Indian / 14 Trk CD
:: Alabama3 ::
Dust off those spurs as Alabama 3 make the synth a trendy instrument in the wild west

THE WORLD IS BRIGHT AND LONELY
17 September 2007 / 12 Trk CD
:: New Idea Society ::
New Idea Society’s second album couldn’t be any different to its principal players backgrounds

YOU’RE NOT ALONE
17 September 2007 / Warner / 1 Trk CD
:: The Enemy ::
The Enemy have had a great summer and deservedly so

SUMMER
17 September 2007 / Wall Of Sound (pias) / 8 Trk CD
:: Shy Child ::
Keytar generated synth sequences that will delight students on the dancefloor of any city indie disco

COLONIES
17 September 2007 / Rumraket / 11 Trk CD
:: Canon Blue ::
A travelling songbook of space-folk and electronic tailspins

SLIDING DOORS
17 September 2007 / EMI / 2 Trk CD
:: Kid Acne ::
More Brooklyn inspired tales created with Acne's hometown Sheffield in mind

DOGS
17 September 2007 / 14th Floor Records / 1 Trk CD
:: Damien Rice ::
The third single from the Rice album “9” is a reflective, road movie affair

IN THE BELLY OF A SHARK * joint single of the week *
17 September 2007 / Warner / 2 Trk CD
:: Gallows ::
Gallows humour the charts with an important punk release

SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
17 September 2007 / SonyBMG / Epic / 10 Trk CD
:: Scouting For Girls ::
It’s not hard to appreciate the wide appeal of Scouting For Girls

LETS MAKE OUT
17 September 2007 / Virgin (EMI) / 4 Trk Remix CD
:: Does It Offend You Yeah ? ::
It’s all utter nonsense of course

METHOD-ACTING * joint single of the week *
17 September 2007 / 30:30 Recordings / 1 Trk CD
:: Kubichek ::
Kubichek! stick steadfastly to their vein of originality and mixture of atmospheric soaring rock

AFUK & I (Vol 1) : UP THE ANTI!
17 September 2007 / 21 Trk CD
:: Various Artists ::
The best policy is maybe to never embark on creating your own scene in the first place.

SPIRIT IF …
17 September 2007 / City Slang / 14 Trk CD
:: Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) ::
Broken Social Scene ensemble support Drews solo outing

AND IT HIT ME
17 September 2007 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Fallen Leaves ::
Barrow’s Fallen Leaves live very much up to their name

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 10/09/2007
10 September 2007 / Various Formats
:: Ash :: Soho Dolls :: The Noisettes :: Just Jack :: The Tacticians :: Steven Lindsay :: The Orange Lights :: Reverend And The Makers :: Blaqk Audio :: Tokio Hotel :: InMe :: King Creosote :: Bratz :: Pagan Wanderer Lu :: Steriogram :: Sunday Best :: The Dub Pistols :: The Steers :: The Shermans :: Six Nation State ::
Detailed summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 10/09/07

GET YOUR HANDS OFF
10 September 2007 / art/goes/pop :: 2 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Isosceles ::
Confusing outing that doesn’t take itself seriously but which ends up as a slice of contemporary vaudeville cabaret

I AM LEAVING
10 September 2007 / XL / Salva / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl
:: Laura Groves ::
A unique talent, who really understands her roots and the future of acoustic music.

RAWWAR EP
10 September 2007 / XL / 3 Trk CD
:: Gang Gang Dance ::
Gang Gang Dance are far from an ordinary sounding band, NYC base or not

COMBINATIONS
10 September 2007 / Warner / 12 Trk CD
:: Eisley ::
Two albums into their career and the Texan five piece now have their eyes firmly aimed at the UK

MAN ON THE ROOF * recommended *
10 September 2007 / Universal / Fiction / 14 Trk CD
:: Stephen Fretwell ::
Even the mumbling “Saturday” is reason enough to confirm that there are no duds on this, his best collection so far.

AND
10 September 2007 / Xtra Mile Recordings / 10 Trk CD
:: Jonah Matranga ::
Sharing a tour and label with Frank Turner gives plenty of steer on the kind of material that Jonah Matranga is producing

STRAWBERRY JAM
10 September 2007 / Domino / 9 Trk CD
:: Animal Collective ::
Perhaps there’s a fine line between self-indulgence and ingenuity even from a band that is now on its seventh studio album

FRIEND AND FOE
10 September 2007 / City Slang / 12 Trk CD
:: Menomena ::
A startling sense of atmosphere and almost carefree ambience that strikes both at the heart and soul.

1920
10 September 2007 / Up Next Records / 3 Trk CD
:: Darkwater ::
A pop / rock outing with heavy guitars and Eurovision synthesisers

HALLELUJA!
10 September 2007 / Warner / Fueledbyramen / 1 Trk CD
:: Paramore ::
Hayley Williams does nothing to remove herself from the fact that she sounds like Avril Lavigne

BLANKIT
10 September 2007 / 10 Trk CD
:: Blanket ::
This is fractured alternative folk

VOXTROT
10 September 2007 / Playlouder (Beggars) / 11 Trk CD
:: Voxtrot ::
Voxtrot’s refreshing blend of sprightly pop and keyboard populated sunshine sounds seem to be the perfect accompaniment to their jangly guitars

THE DECEPTION * single of the week *
10 September 2007 / Beggars Banquet / 3 Trk CD
:: I Like Trains ::
Sombre, exciting and climatic material of the highest order

YOU JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVED IS
10 September 2007 / XL / 1 Trk CD
:: The White Stripes ::
Jacks penned another irritatingly likeable slice of middle American hick-rock

KING OF ENGLAND
10 September 2007 / White Label / 2 Trk CD
:: The Hot Puppies ::
Hot Puppies captivate with this pre-album taster

IN DEBT TO
10 September 2007 / Brian Love Records / 13 Trk CD
:: Napoleon IIIrd ::
Yorkshire’s Napoleon III may be the kind of guy who likes to smoke a pipe

AND THE DROWSE (Prologue and Epilogue)
10 September 2007 / Rekabet Records / 2 Trk CD & 7" Vinyl
:: Simon Mastrantone ::
Wholesome stuff that strikes powerfully in all the right places

MARRY ME
10 September 2007 / Beggars Banquet / 11 Trk CD
:: St Vincent ::
Although supported by a cast of musicians that make up what is tantamount to a small orchestra, Annie Clark is the person behind St Vincent

I’M LIKE A VIRGIN LOSING A CHILD
10 September 2007 / SonyBMG / 11 Trk CD
:: Manchester Orchestra ::
Unavoidably, there’s a particular relevance to the Manchester Orchestra purely on the basis of their name

PROOF OF YOUTH * recommended *
10 September 2007 / Memphis Industries / 11 Trk CD
:: The GO! Team ::
The Northern Soul of “Doing It Right” and the substantial hooks of “Grip Like A Vice” offer value enough at just two tracks in

INTO A SWAN
10 September 2007 / W14 / 3 Trk CD
:: Siouxsie ::
Punk survivor releases her first solo single, thirty years into her career. Actually we always preferred Penetration, but this isn't bad.

PAINTED BY NUMBERS
10 September 2007 / Warner / 3 Trk CD
:: The Sounds ::
Simple new wave guitar strands wrap around the flighty vocal touch that uses the simplicity of the lyrics to induce a carefree and confident vibe.

WHEN DID YOUR HEART GO MISSING?
10 September 2007 / Geffen / 3 Trk CD
:: Rooney ::
Not, sadly, a record by the potato-faced footballer.

THE WEEKLY ROUNDUP :: Other Releases W/C 03/09/2007
03 September 2007 / Various Formats
:: The Proclaimers :: The Mojo Fins :: Little Man Tate :: Cat The Dog :: Brazilian Girls :: Toy Heroes :: Paul Steel :: Tepr :: Spike :: MIMS :: Soulsavers ::
Summary & review of other interesting major releases w/c 03/09/07

LETS JUST BE – album / NUCLEAR DAYDREAM – album / ENOUGH TO GET AWAY – single
03 September 2007 / 14th Floor Records / 16 Trk CD – 12 Trk CD – 1 Trk CD
:: Joseph Arthur ::
Joseph Arthur goes record crazy

DON’T LOOK DOWN
03 September 2007 / Demo / 4 Trk CD
:: Soundstripe ::
Soundstripe have the makings of a bloody good rock band.

WAKE UP SUNSHINE
03 September 2007 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Sevennilphil ::
There’s no doubt that Phil Dobie dwells on the Britpop / Oasis sounds of the 90’s

LITTLE DRAGON
03 September 2007 / Peacefrog / 12 Trk CD
:: Little Dragon ::
With the enigmatic and soulful Yukimi Nagano at the helm, Little Dragon take their folky / dance crossover and just experiment with sound

OUR SMALLEST ADVENTURES
03 September 2007 / Abeano (Beggars) / 2 Trk CD
:: I Was A Cub Scout ::
I Was A Cub Scout seem to have come up with their own anthem

SHE’S SO LOVELY
03 September 2007 / SonyBMG / 1 Trk CD & Download
:: Scouting For Girls ::
The pop trio get on their musical bus for another piano rattling whirlwind of flyaway melodies

RHINEMAIDENS
03 September 2007 / Universal / 3 Trk CD
:: The Envy Corps ::
The last time I heard an Envy Corps record, it sounded like someone else

WOLVES AT NIGHT
03 September 2007 / Favorite Gentlemen / 2 Trk CD
:: Manchester Orchestra ::
Manchester Orchestra are intelligent and impressive newcomers. They’re coming here – to Manchester – too

ACID TEST
03 September 2007 / 4 AD / 2 Trk CD
:: Emma Pollock ::
Dark, tuneful, alternative works of distant, sometimes thundery beauty.

MEMORY MAN
03 September 2007 / Universal / 11 Trk CD
:: Aqualung ::
A classy return with songs that can be explored repeatedly with a welcome ease.

SLIT SINGLE : THINGS TO SAY / TYCHO
03 September 2007 / 4 Trk CD plus 13 bonus tracks (various artists)
:: To The Bones :: Herzoga ::
To The Bones co-headline anotehr essential Organ compilation

BLACK AND WHITE FILMS
03 September 2007 / 2 Trk CD
:: The Rosie Taylor Project ::
A finger picking gentle saunter, illuminated by bits of brass and plenty of Boy/Girl duo style vocals

EP.1
03 September 2007 / Universal / 6 Trk CD
:: Malakai ::
Malaki is stuck in a kaleidoscopic time warp and he’s happy

SOLTA O FRANGO
03 September 2007 / Domino / 3 Trk CD
:: Bonde Do Role ::
Brazillian minimalists get much deserved re-release of their spicey debut single

SCAR
03 September 2007 / Universal / 1 Trk CD &Download
:: Stephen Fretwell ::
It’s almost as if Fretwell is at one with himself at last

JACKNIFE LEE
03 September 2007 / Universal / 10 Trk CD
:: Jacknife Lee ::
Garret, is also the producer of many influential and also less influential but still massive acts

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