“Here’s another lucky dip bag, filled to the brim with info on some of the best bands we’ve discovered on My Space over the last few weeks.”
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I mean being with a bunch of boys can be… you know you are on the tour bus and you have to adapt and ‘be’ on the tour bus and embrace all that life style, or you have to react and go even further the other way and be a real girl about it.
Continue reading “Incendiary chow down with Charlotte Hatherley, part one”
There he is, writing songs for Jamie Cullum and Sophie Ellis Bexter and the chick from Atomic Kitten and I was thinking, ‘what are you doing? You’re Andy Partridge from XTC!’
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Rosenvinge is definitely a chanteuse; her beguiling, heavily accented voice cracks and murmurs through a set of dark ballads and dreamy, somewhat folk-tinted introspective songs which sometimes remind me of Nico’s vocal delivery.
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We start with the Late Great Nikki Sudden laying down the sonic law with June Panic’s Seeing Double. Ohia immediately return the compliment by covering Sudden’s brilliant The Last Bandit. You get the picture.
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I could listen to this kind of pumped up, chaotic blues all day. It’s a riot.
Continue reading “PW Long – God Bless the Drunkards Dog”
It’s interesting to contrast the two versions of Cars, the 2001 take being almost baroque in its rendition. Metal is also particularly kick-ass. (Can you call Numan kick-ass?)
Continue reading “Gary Numan – The Complete John Peel Sessions”
With Western Xterminator they have taken a full step backwards into retro-rock territory, sounding not unlike a 21st Century Guns N’ Roses, and at worst, Saxon. Herrema remains a maverick, an outsider in this tame, tame world, but she needs to let it all hang out.
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Tracks dip and swirl, and seem to be happily ensconced in very organic changes of tempo and key.
Continue reading “Plate Six – Battle Hymns for a New Republic”
The Maccabees have set out with an intriguing new concept and carried it off immaculately. There isn’t a flaw on the album, which is a massive achievement for five scrubbers from the south coast.
Continue reading “The Maccabees – Colour It In”