ExLovers – Photobooth/Weightless (Young and Lost Club) 06th April 09

ExLovers’ “Photobooth” is a wonderful piece of work from a band that has been together little more than a year. Opening with a jangling, languid guitar riff, the song bounces along at a decent rate as it mixes sugary vocals with melancholic riffs. It is the vocals that are ExLovers trademark and their greatest strength. [...]

Cashier No 9 – When Jackie Shone (Only Gone) 07th April 09

Belfast’s Cashier No 9 has been generating a real buzz on this side of the water lately, and with musical genius like “When Jackie Shone” it is easy to see why. Beginning with a disciplined bassline and drums, the song opens up with the introduction of Danny Todd’s vocals into a paranoid, western-themed stomp. Imagine [...]

Introducing – My Tiger My Timing

If you like music that is dark, moody and intelligent, let us introduce you to your new favourite band. My Tiger My Timing formed in south-east London in 2008, and have just released their debut single “This Is Not The Fire”. Produced by Andy Spence of New Young Pony Club, the single is a real [...]

Queen’s Brian May to offer private guitar lesson

For the first time ever in his career, guitar legend Brian May is to give a private 2 hour guitar lesson. Fans will have the opportunity to bid for the lesson at a charity auction held later this month. The auction will be in aid of Brazilian charity A Força da Rua (Force of the [...]

Introducing – Operator Six

Yorkshire four-piece Operator Six are not exactly the new kids on the block. Formed in 2005, the band has paid their dues touring the length and breadth of the country. Made up of the brothers Boyce (Adam on guitar and vocals, Alex on guitar), Darren Akeroyd on bass and Ian Atkinson on drums, the boys [...]

Pete Doherty to Play Proud Galleries

Pete Doherty has announced he is to play a one-off gig at Camden’s Proud Galleries, on the 22nd of April. Allready this year, the ex-Libertine has completed a full tour showcasing his debut album Grace/Wastelands. Throughout, fans have been treated to guest performances from Graham Coxon and the La’s Lee Mavers. Tickets for the show [...]

Official Secrets Act – The Girl From The BBC (One Little Indian) 09/03/09

‘The Girl From The BBC’ sounds like the beginning of a good little song. A big sunny guitar hook opens things up, while Thomas Burke’s high voice lounges all over the place. “When summer comes, we’ll go to Paris or Rome”, he sings, and it is easy to be swept away by the warm wistful [...]

Rogues – Not So Pretty (50 Bones) 16/03/09

Isn’t there enough 80s tinged electro on the playlists of DJs across the country at the moment? Harrow’s Rogues don’t seem to think so, as evidenced by their debut single ‘Not So Pretty’. In all honesty, it’s a lot better than a large section of its contemporaries, boasting Metronomy-like background harmonies, MGMT-style vocals, and the [...]

The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules (Bubbles) 30/03/09

Erlend Øye’s outfit The Whitest Boy Alive is another example of the excellent music coming out of Norway in recent times. ‘Rules’ is their second UK album release and has a much more minimalist feel than previous efforts. Opener ‘Keep A Secret’ is a great introduction to what follows. There is downbeat funk here, like [...]

The Beatles Back Catalouge To Be Remastered

This coming September, the entire Beatles back catalouge will be re-released. All 13 albums will be digitally remastered, and released on September the 9th. Those who buy early, will be given an embedded link to a special mini-documentary featuring previously unreleased snippets of The Beatles chatting in the studio and archive footage. For a limited [...]