Single Reviews


Fenech Soler – Lies (Moda) 02/11/2009

Once you discover F-S you have little option but to thirstily follow their every move

The Drums – Lets Go Surfing (Moshi Moshi) 28/09/2009

Beach Boy’s doing New Order – yes please!

The Gaslight Anthem – The Back Seat (Side One Dummy) 21/09/2009

‘The Back Seat’ is a fitting end to the summer for the band and will surely wet their fans appetite for new material.

Get Back Guinozzi – Low Files Tropical b/w ‘Police and Thieves’ (Fat Cat) 10/09/2009

Originating from France, their take on pop music is reassuringly leftfield and original

Fake Problems – Diamond Rings (SideOneDummy) 28/09/2009

Over the music lead singer Chris Farren weaves a cryptic narrative

Hockey – Song Away (Virgin) 14/09/2009

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months or just not switched your radio on, then you would have surely heard of Portland indie outfit Hockey.

Exlovers – You Forget So Easily (Chess Club) 14/09/2007

Exlovers strength an lasting appeal seemingly lies is in their depth and range of song-writing

Twin Atlantic – You’re Turning Into John Wayne (Red Bull) 07/09/2009

as he yelps ‘Yeah I know I’m contradicting, because all the things I own are made In America’, you can’t help but feel that the real contradiction is that the music he sings over is American as it comes.

Black Lips – Drugs (Vice) 24/08/2009

Still sounding like it was recorded in a mates basement after a night out at the pub it’s not going to impress many purists but it is a lot of fun.

The Pains of Being at Heart – (Fortuna Pop) Come Saturday 24/08/2009

New York’s The Pains Of being Pure At Heart have become a fuzzy beacon in the sea of musical mediocrity over the last few months.