Single Reviews


Memory Tapes – Graphics (Something In Construction) 11/01/2010

At just over half the length of the original, the single retains the essence of the song but everything seems that little bit more slick and immediate

Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk (Kitsune/Glassnote) 23/11/09

Electro-highway thievery at its least subtle.

Jamie T – The Man’s Machine (Pacemaker) 23/11/09

One thing Jamie does better than anyone else at the moment is to sum up the dichotomy of city life

Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone (Domino) 16/11/2009

Maybe it’s Alexa’s influence, maybe Miles, or just a bit of growing up. Cornerstone finds Alex Turner beginning to fulfil the promises his early worked laid down.

Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road (679) 16/11/2009

Marina is yet another delectable beauty to add to the burgeoning indie stunner stable and her approach is an absurdly eclectic mix of pop that puts Miss Nash and Little Boots to shame.

The Plastiscines – Barcelona (Because) 02/11/2009

Their earlier singles were sung and wrote in French and subsequently sounded like four Parisian models singing Serge Gainsborough over The Strokes

The Incredible Flight Of Birdman – Where I Can’t See You/We Are Made (Wet Records) 11/01/10

Cambridge/Colchester quartet The Incredible Flight of Birdman have no desire to please the masses

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than The Stars EP (Fortuna Pop) 09/11/2009

Still considered underground by most, those in the supposed know have have found their retrospective take on indie a refreshing balm to the contrived synth-pop that has dominated the charts over the last twelve months

Adelaide’s Cape – Curled/Harbour (Dustbowl Records) October 2009

Adelaide’s Cape are a prime example of why folk enjoying such a renaissance in popularity. Intricate, intelligent and finely crafted, the potential on show here is enormous.

The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself (Kemado/Heavenly) 02/11/2009

Typically uplifting rock with a punky edge, “Answer To Yourself” pounds along, all edges and gloriously unrestrained noise.