Reviews


The Brute Chorus – The Brute Chorus 19/10/2009

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Far from the finished article, The Brute Chorus’s début finds them still grappling with their own explosive rockabilly leanings and the desire to produce some seriously touching moments, but its still a lot of fun.

The Raveonettes – In And Out Of Control (Fierce Panda) 05/10/2009

Swaying between sugary melodic songs, clearly influenced by the pop of the ‘60s, and dazzling dark mellow tones, the record is far from anonymous.

The Big Pink @ The Electric Ballroom, Camden 15/10/2009

When The Big Pink make it to the stage , there is hardly room to manoeuvre your pint to your lips and the level of expectation couldn’t be any higher

My Tiger My Timing @ The Legion, London 15/10/2009

Playing for a rather small, yet dedicated crowd, The New Cross based quintet (bounced off) with a “quick and cheerful” performance, which paraded their electronic pop songs at the Old Street venue. Trekking all the way from Brooklyn, New York, indie-alternative rock support-act “The Ambassadors” and “The Vanguard”, played their shoes off with a likeable [...]

My Tiger My Timing – I Am The Sound (Silver Music Machine/ Pure Groove) 19/10/2009

Their second single I Am The Sound, mixes their up-beat synth driven sound with a narrative of unrequited love that would make the miserable Manc proud

Air – Love 2 (Virgin) Released 06/10/2009

There are some genuine nuggets of film-noir, avant-garde chic on this album, but it all seems to pale in significance to their earlier ground-breaking and genre defining wor

Ash – True Love 1980 (Atomic Heart Records) 12/10/2009

True love 1980 is a shoddy Ash track, which has been dragged through a Yamaha keyboard backwards via some clever New Order/Depeche Mode pre-set button.

Joe Goddard – Harvest Festival (Greco-Roman) 02/11/2009

Joe Goddard is a busy boy indeed. Not content with a part in everyone’s favourite dance group Hot Chip, he’s released an album of solo material.

A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart (Mute) 12/10/2009

Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury are energetic to say the least! Their crushingly powerful shoegaze/rock has seen them clear to support Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and MGMT in recent years.

Wolfmother – New Moon Rising (Modular) 12/10/2009

It’s been four years since Australian sleazemongers Wolfmother last assaulted our ears with their Zepp-heavy mayhem. And it’s great to have them back!