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SurroundedThink of it as nothing more than collateral damage and the boxing about of hares, rabbits and irons in many many fires. The boss spoke, he said they were getting it done, I told him to hurry up, the Dutch were yelling at us again, he said mever mind us, the Imperials are better, get on with it we said! Man on the street, how you feeling? Busy! More days in the week please. The world is now divided in to two types of people – those who moan like boring old blobs about Airbourne being nothing but a set of AC/DC copies and those of us who jump fist in the air in to the pit and rejoice in the beer soaked fact that there’s a new band out there who are full on in your face Bon Scott good! Walls of Marshalls in the packed to bursting Borderline  - How good was that! They rocked, we want more! Interview and more around these parts in a minute – if you can't get pumped-up excited at the front of an Airbourne show then get out of here! And more Dr Slaggleberry and a new Van Der Graaf Generator album and still clearing the Mouse out of my hair and why are all these bands you put on your TV show so damn obscure yelled the man on the phone as he demanded Hard Fi and Kaiser Chiefs... Oh no, that’s not what we do... Girl on the street, how you feeling? Alright? Alright, we’re heading for the weekend... .

These are the things that have been in our ears this week, please explore and if it sounds interesting then just hit the links and make your own minds up, our reviews and thoughts are mere signposts designed to guide you to the things you might like to feast on yourselves... don’t you just love the instant hit of the www. 

IS THIS WHY YOU BOOKMARKED ME?
ANTI-RACISM EVENT IN APRIL - Rock Against Racism are to hold a thirty year anniversary celebration of the legendary Carnival Against The Nazis 1978. The event is set to take place in London's Victoria Park on 27th April. Babyshambles are expected to headline - 'expected' being a well chosen word, surely he’ll be locked up by then? Other performers include Tom Robinson, whose band headlined the event back in 1978. Derek Simpson, joint General Secretary of Unite says: "Events like these that bring people together are vital to helping suppress the threat we face from racist organisations. These organisations are attempting to gain votes by playing off people's disenchantment with politics and their insecurities".

CLUB 8 CLASSICS RE-ISSUED  Labrador  Records say they are rather “proud to present the re-issues by one of Sweden’s most influential indie pop bands. All four Club 8 albums released between 1998-2003 will be released with bonus tracks, in original artwork. The band’s most recent beautiful album was a recent album of the week around here back at the start of the year... More from www.labrador.se  "If a lover's arms were as soft and sultry as the music on Club 8, returning to them again and again would pose little conflict, and the same goes for slipping into Club 8." Rolling Stone 

THINGS TO GET SHOUTING  ABOUT? 
IF THIS WAS A TV WOULD YOU JUST PRESS MUTE?

Now look, we’ve blathered on around here until we’re blue in the face for the last couple of years about George Tabb and his appalling situation (and we ain’t about to stop yelling yet). George Tabb is one of our own. George is an activist, an old school underground zine guy, a contributor, a do’er, a punk rock writer, an NY punk rock performer, part of the original Ramone gang, Roach Motel, Furious George, the Maximum R’n R crew. It gets us that we don’t see the entire zine/punk/DIY music family/community shouting about the situation George finds himself in – some are shouting, not enough - where the hell are you all?!!. This isn’t about the politics or the rights and wrong of what happened and what or who caused it. For what this is all worth there is no excuse or defense for what happened on that day that messed up George’s life – however right or wrong US/Western foreign policy may be, what happened was wrong  – this is not about any of that though. This is about one of our zine/underground/alternative music community who needs your/our/everyone’s help and if we really are about a little more down here in the undergrowth then let’s see it! I tell you if it had happen to me or you over here in London or him or her over there where ever YOU are then people like George would be kicking in and yelling and asking why no one in power was helping. Why aren’t the US government looking after people like George anyway? Why are they saying people like George aren’t still paying the price? Why should George not be able to get the right medical help - he can’t pay the bills, so hey, let him die and pretend it didn’t happen right. God bless America, fine example the self-appointed leaders of the free world show the rest of the planet – don’t seen to care much about their own so what hope blah blah . So why was George told the air was OK and that he didn’t need to worry about what he was breathing in? All he did was stick around and try and help people caught up in the mess and chaos. And why the hell isn’t the entire punk/alternative/zine community right around the world yelling and asking and questioning and supporting and publicising the plight of one of the originals? One of the guys that helped created this whole movement in the first place – hell, without people like George showing us then there probably wouldn’t be things like Organ to tell people about your band or your zine or your little label  - if you’ve never heard of George then do it for us, George is part of the Organ family – we never met the guy, we never spoke to the guy, well not until all this happened (well we may have sent him some cash for a book or a slab on vinyl and her may have scribbled a thank you note back and said thank for an Organ). So George needs help and he need it right now before things are too late and he can’t be helped no more...publicity is his oxygen, publicity his lifeline – come on you DIY promotes, bands, webzines, activists – go explore, find out for yourselves -  www.myspace.com/helpgeorgetabb – and while you at it check out this...

VARIOUS - HELP GEORGE TABB (Psychic Hamster) - So some people are yelling, not enough, some are though, this compilation album just landed here – yeah yeah I know benefit compilations and people with their hearts in the right place – they always suck though don’t they? Second rate bands, something you buy then leave to collect dust over there in the corner. Ah shit, all my shouting, I almost didn’t want to put this CD one on. I know, I’ll just be polite and use the time to shout about George a little more – Nope! Told you about George already – put George a little to the side for a moment, forget the cause and the reason just for a second – this rules! What you have here is eighteen punk rock tracks – some of them covers of old George Tabb songs (hey I didn’t realise he wrote that one!), some new stuff, some original stuff – most of it sounds like raw 70’s NY hardcore punk rock nihilism and beat on whatever you got with that baseball bat – oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah...This is just a great punk rock album!   Most of the bands are names I never heard before (or in some cases not even heard of before). Look, never mind the cause, go get yourself the album – a punk rock treat of a collection. Then go investigate some more – go investigate the cause, the bands, Mr Tabb, then start a zine, put together your own comp, mail some money to George, read his books, bring me the head of Ben & Jerry and all that Grateful Dead ice cream had and biting that guitar head – You can’t replace Joey Ramone but he comes pretty damn close. Band and such on here are: Whole Hog, Mike Blanx (Blanks 77), Something Fierce, American Business Machines, Two Man Advantage, The Adz, Norman Bates and The Showerheads, Monica Nelson, Full Boar, Paul Ryder, Drunko, Mattithias, Nightime Dealers, Pro-Ject:Radiation, Suburban Lockdown, Last Rate Service, The Bullitts... “Comes with a really cool full color 8.5x14 art sheet. Sounds so good you'll want to buy one for all your friends. Let's help George Tabb!” – Get the album from - www.psychichamster.com
 
John on the phone... 
ORGAN ON YOUR RADIO - WEEKLY on SUNDAYS AT 9.00pm via RESONANCE 104.4FM in London and worldwide via www.resonancefm.com   more details here
ORGAN TV?

ORGAN TV  is on your screens in the UK right now. Every Wednesday evening, NOW AT THE NEW TIME OF 9.30pm on the OPEN ACCESS 2 Channel on SKY160. And now due to the fine response, repeated every Sunday on SKY883 at 9.30pm.

This coming Sunday we have the following videos...

THE LOW LOWS  - Dear Flies Love Spiders 
IMPERIAL LEISURE - In A Letter 
HERZOGA - Nice Car 
TO THE BONES - Tycho 
COLT - Never Know
ASSDROIDS - Daft Crunk 
GALLHAMMER - World To Be Ashes 
BEECHER - Function! Function! 

Next Wednesday and Sunday we have...

EFTERKLANG - Mirador 
IMPERIAL LEISURE - In A Letter 
HERZOGA - Nice Car 
TO THE BONES - Tycho 
SLIPKNOT - The Heretic 
TITS OF DEATH - Iron Nipples 
GALLHAMMER - World To Be Ashes 

What's it all about? Simple, just good music, and the art of good video making...  Same musical policy as we've always had with Organ - the labels are just handy signposts, as long as the music and video making has that X factor - expect a healthy eye/earboiling mix of metal, punk, prog, beats, post rock, post punk, post man pat, hardcore, indie, alternative, pronk, whatever..... music and creativity for the open minded
 


Want to get your video on? Well all you need to do is make us aware of what you have, send us a link to your video on MySpace or You Tube or wherever, or a VHS or a DVD and if you have something that we want to broadcast then we'll chase you for a master broadcast format and wallop, sorted 
  DEMO TIME
We're just going to tell you about the very very best once a week, no more time for the average, only the most exciting - we're very very selective, when we tell you it's good then it really is goooooooood

DEMO OF THE WEEK
THE HAROLD WARTOOTH – Now I love it when I don’t have to lift a finger, no sooner had we said we needed to go check out more on the back of tasting the Wartooth on that mighty fine Catacomb Records comp the other day than a package arrives from North America – must have cost a fortune in postage, this is seriously heavy music (from Toronto Canada). Six track cd, six full on psychedelic stoner rock monsters fuzzed up and fused with excessive amounts of wholesomely good for yer wah peddle action. They have a modern edge to them, Soundgarden or Queens Of The Stone Age (Before the Queens went way off the boil), this is full on retro stoner rock though, heavy rock! Big stuff – the full on real deal with a little edge of their own - oh yes - as good as their name said they would be! www.myspace.com/theharoldwartooth

DEMO OF THE WEEK 2
COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND - Dark twisted slightly sinister squelchy bleep and jerk electro pop from South London. They sound like they’re just as to likely to wrap you up with black gaffa tape and torture you as play their poppy synths at you. Twisted words, analogue keys, minimal hypnotic penetration, pop sensibilities, some of those horny Molloy flavours. Lola Olafisoye is the teasing voice, Issac Tucker on drums, Gabi Matzeu the synth wizard and Christina Borgi on pulsing bass. Song tittles like Gimp, Black Bag, Bus Stop add to their slightly sinister mystery – drum n’ bass rhythms, glitching, twitching, squelching... something good brewing up here... www.myspace.com/cosmicmicrowavebackground
 

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KIDNAPPER BELL – An Anglo American band from Birmingham – we’re assuming from the stamps on the package that’s the Midlands of England and not Alabama. They make intelligent colourful ambitious and rather original left-field indie rock. The three of them clearly have a little ambition and a little more desire than your average indie rock band. Hints of My Vitriol in those breezy atmospheric textures, My Bloody Valentine via some kind of alternative US feel – Fugazi, Husker Du – delicate edginess, creamy interludes, finely detailed, clever, melodic, easy... Neat packaging as well, came wrapped in a rather impressive hand-made CD cover, made out of wallpaper, wax sealed – all very impressive and well worth our time and yours – www.myspace.com/kidnapperbell

Last week's demo of the week - EATEN BY TIGERS

Previous demo's of the week - MOLLOY / THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT / 2 OUT OF 3 RULE / THE JACKPOT GOLDEN BOYS / FANTAPLASTIC / YONATAN NIV / INNER RAGE / NAVEL / FILTHY HABITS / LITTLE TROPHY / THE ORIENTALISTS

DEMO REVIEW ARCHIVES

NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
This week the best new things we’ve been listening to were... 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK
SON LUX – At War With Walls & Mazes (Anticon) - There’s an otherworldy ethereal whispered quality that eases you in to this expressively rewarding piece of work. At War is a deceptively easy knowing work that’s actually in reality is very busy and bursting with organic goodness. The artistic challenge you come to expect from the consistently good Anticon people – a label that you know are never going to settle for the same old thing. A forever evolving musical outlook, clever textures, sublime beats, classical ambience and a work that without really shifting that much and almost without you noticing, evolves in to delicate songs as those seductively  soulful vocals come in - and then, just as unobtrusively give way to lush strings and something far more avant post-rock oriented – born of hip-hop composition, revolving around single piano notes. A drawn string here an echo there, a plaintive female voice... They will wither, always.... “Classically trained and rewired by his own hands”. Ryan Lott, for this is his project, is a frequent collaborator, occasional curator and “consummate man behind the curtain”, this is him emerging at the front of something rather challengingly different – and more importantly, something rather beautifully easy to lose yourself in, something to really connect with. Operatic, classical, other-rock, very accessible high-art and the turning of ideas on to heads and taking them all in a different way – and somehow for all the rewarding challenging At War is a classical piece of other pop music - post-rock, post hip-hop, post whatever. An alternative palate, aural hues, arranged as much around rhythm as melody. Snippets of this, bites of that, filtering through the radio waves, pulsing orchestration, transcendent beauty, always the beauty shining through and pulling you up there with it. This really is something different, something special, something inspiring, challenging and most of all something to put on repeat and just simply enjoy again and again.   www.myspace.com/sonlux available in the UK via www.southern.net 
 
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TALK – Reset Start Again (Fortune & Glory) - Meticulous, rich sound, fresh, rather different, beautiful detailed. Sublime glitch and bleep - clean-cut, refreshing, tingling, delicate sound, songs that lift, coherent warmth, a refined blend of analogue and digital (and some clever use of found sound, creaky doors, gameboys, broken organs, scraping of cardboard). This is a beautiful album, a cerebral massage – beautiful voices, delicate sounds, embracing songs – compelling.  Hypnotic electronica, delicate indie rock, and none of it ever becomes anywhere near disjointed – opposing realities delightful refreshingly harmonised. Talk are clearly perfectionists - meticulously placed beats, clear attention to detail - a fine album that embraces everything and pulls it all together as one – organic soundscapes, traditional songs, refined digital glitch – rather beautiful, rather recommended. www.myspace.com/commutermayhem
 

FUNERAL CRASHERS – La Fin Absolue Du Monde (self release) – The rather fine New York post-punk dark wave proper edgy 80’s flavoured goth band have released their debut album – and good it is! Former Demo Of The Week band around these part and good to see them just getting on and putting out a top quality full on album themselves.  Think classic Cure/Joy Division/Bauhaus flavoured high adventure from these positively dangerous days before Goth became a parody of itself. Indeed they do have a New York edge, along with a little bit of knowing swagger, they know they’re good. Dark glam and Jesus And Mary Chain and songs that stick around a little longer - and yes it is a seething pit of anti-despair and auto-erotic disconnection and empty rooms and still nothing left at the murder scene and wired... so so wired - and we are all under surveillance and sticky heat. Classic forward looking goth flavoured New York post rock and rather recommended. www.funeralcrashers.com

THE HIGH WIRE – Ahead Of The Rain (Impatio Sound) – More dreamy creamy hazy pop and another chance to use all the lazy words that delightful albums and fine new bands like this require – breezy, dreamy, shoe gazing bliss and glorious soft-focus delight, warm, lush, delicately orchestral, effortless (although I’m sure it wasn’t), beautifully girl-voiced bitter sweet melancholia and just so adorably good. They’re from London and this is their perfect debut album  Gorgeous – www.myspace.com/thehighwire

THE DIVINE BAZE ORCHESTRA – Once We Were Born (Record Heaven) – Great big over the top self-indulgent slices of full on preposterously good 70’s Hammond (over)driven Mellotron fused hard-rocking old school prog action that occasionally veers off in to weird jazz-fusion. For you disciples of Deep Purple, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, the mighty Uriah Heep (or the even Mightier Boosh). They’re from Sweden – listen to those ovulating organs!  Those filthy Hammond sounds, the smell of raw Lesley speaker and burning Taurus peddle – the full on real deal, prog as f.... www.recordheaven.net

BIRDBATH – And Then (Ingue) – Slightly itchy rather twitchy lo-fi indie post-rock. Seems the Bristol band have been around (albeit rather stutteringly) since their teenage days of 1994. Rather original sounding mathy adventure of a Cove, Charlottefield, Truman’s Water, Rob Crow, Slint nature, maybe an easier far more fragile (and English) Cheer Accident, and maybe a little psychedelic in a black and white technicolour kind of way here and there when they have a mind to be. Birdbath have a little edge of their own and just when you think you have them worked out, they go and throw in a nice little alternative rewarding curveball or two – well worth your time - www.myspace.com/birdbath or www.myspace.com/inguerecords

GRAND ARCHIVES – The Grand Archives (Sub Pop) – Dreamy Americana, floaty indie pop hope and folky steel peddle guitar illumination. A brightly glowing gentle album – rather delightful in an unassuming way - www.subpop.com

PITCHBLEND – The Lines Of Unreason (Sugar Shack) - Their epic slabs of big intention have finally materialised in album form. Extremely melodic, blissful, bold, big alternative rock. Been a while in coming, quite some time (years?) since we said of a demo  “intelligent box-fresh forward looking metal-edged creativity of the highest order”.  Time has moved on and a lot has flowed under the musical bridge and right now in 2008 the Pitchblend sound may not be quite as “box-fresh” with their mix of emotional indieness and post-rock epicness as they may have been back there. A couple of years of line up problems and such and others who were feeding off the same inspirations may have got there first. Still sounding fine though, very fine. The one problem I have with this album is that every song heads in pretty much the same blissfully-epic shuddering big-rock direction - same state of anthemic emotion, same expansive textures, same moody intent, same accent on that vocal delivery – same Sigur Ros meets My Vitriol/Muse flavours –  a fine sound but of for a slight change of texture and pace - a small point though (hasn’t held back U2 has it – actually they have a bit of U2 about them). And now they’ve got the difficult first album out of the way they’re undoubtedly bursting to get on with more and make up for lost time. Great big melodic emotional indie rock slabs of uplifting hope that burns away. Nice one Pitchblend – www.pitchblend.com

ACHENAR – All Will Change (Earthen) - A body of work that takes in large scale clanking industrial soundscapes, machine driven darkness and twitching jerking machines that now and again give way to passages of more post-rock flavoured clarity – www.earthenrecords.com

FAMILY MACHINE – You Are The (Alcopop) – Melodic acoustic based English indie pop – breezy, polite, mellow, uplifting, relaxed, crafted, simple – simple in that clever uncluttered way simple things very often are – the art of good songs and sometimes that’s all you really need – www.myspace.com/thefamilymachine

TO-MERA – Delusions (Candlelight) - Ambitiously bombastic female voiced great big classical euro-prog laced with sky-high gothic intent. Powerfully good if you like you Evanescence style taken a few progressive steps further in to the land of the riff-packed over the top epic. Relentless is the word... www.to-mera.com

CITIZEN KEYNE – Ungreat Britain (DRB) - Angry rage against what ever the hell you have punk rock from Milton bleedin’ Keynes  – rant against Great Britain (“it’s a pile of shit), government, bosses, car boot sales, lager, people who don’t shut the door, reality TV, the price of tomato sauce - ranting sneering Cockney mockney voiced old school shout-a-long street punk. Pistols, Rejects, Sham. “Gordon Brown, F**king clown, B*llox”, leave us along we’ll lead our own lives – I think you get the picture, I think you know where the like of them are at. Bring back national service and a good clip around the ear, people were more respectful before that Sid Rotten, call the Daily Mail, I blame the schools and television and....  You want it, then they got it; ranting swearing angry snotty sneering riffed up punk rock. They do their basic no messing chosen thing well enough – www.myspace.com/citizenkeyne

FAVEZ – Bigger mountains Higher Flags (Gentlemen) – A bold kind of alt.rock Springsteen, Tom Petty, Hot Water Music kind of thing  - www.favez.com

OPEN THE SKIES – Conspiracies (Rising)  “Surrey-based Open The Skies describe themselves as melodic post-hardcore screamo” and I guess that’s just about right. I don’t know, why do bands want to be this obvious about everything? If you like their description then go investigate and make your own mind up, we’re out of here before something gets broken or I find that emo/scream shotgun I keep handy for occasions like this, they’re as obvious as their own description  – www.opentheskies.com

DON AIREY – A Light In The Sky (Mascot) – One of the classic hard rock keyboard players, best know for his time in Colosseum II and Rainbow as well as following Jon Lord in to both Whitesnake and current band Deep Purple. This is a mix of 70’s based instrumental Hammond led ELP style classical prog and Free/Whitesnake style hard rock songs. Nothing that ground-breaking or different, decent enough 70’s hard rock, people from Thunder and such helping out...www.mascotrecords.com

STATE RADIO – Year Of The Crow (Ruff Shod) - Great artwork, crows sharing Anarchic political literature with other garden birds, them crows know the score, ask the Twisted Crowman – we’re always up for a little crow anarchy. Now I have to say the music didn’t grab at first (and if I’m honest it still isn’t really) and I hadn’t really looked closely at that good looking artwork but then sometimes things aren’t that instant – and those lyrics started seeping through and all the questions and arguments and hang on a minute – we need a band like this. Musically we’re talking REM, the polite side of Joe Strummer, a hint or two of reggae and Bob Marley and something that people probably would have called Mid West alternative American college rock back in the last century. They sound like they would have been all over MTV somewhere around 1993. Just good to hear a politically charged American band who sound like they could get themselves right there in the middle of the mainstream and throw out a healthy question or provoke a thought or two... www.stateradio.com

MAGNUM – Wings Of Heaven Live (SPV) – A live set that takes in the entire Wings og Heaven  album along with some classics and songs from the recent to form that was the Princess Alice album – that classic English AOR pomp rock bounce that you couldn’t possibly mistake for anyone else. They’re an acquired taste, some may say a guilty pleasure  - if you’re one of the guilty then this is a decent enough double live set, decent versions of all your favourites – How Far, All England’s Eye, Kingdom Of Madness... www.magnumonline.co.uk

STIGMA – When Midnight Strikes (Pivotal) Frothing boiling puss-spurting extreme deathcore metal from Italy and a packed-to-busting throw-everything-in-there debut album laced with musical brutality.  Out on Florida’s Pivotal label, I guess if they’re good enough for the Florida death-heads then they’re good enough for you and me. OK so originality is high on their list of priorities here and the bombastic relentlessness of it does get a little tedious after a while – but hey, when your head is in gear then you’ve got some primed modern full on deathcore – www.stigmahc.com

ANDRE MATOS – Time To Be Free (SPV) – Debut solo album from the ex Angre/Shaman/Viper frontman. The Brazilian is acknowledged by those in the know as one of the finest voices in metal. Apparently he nearly got the job of replacing Bruce in Maiden back in 1993, on the shortlist of three before they opted for the far less obvious option of Blaze Bayley so it seems...   This is bombastic classically edged melodic pomp metal and if you like your Maiden buttered on the Europe/Angre side of life then I guess this is good – it wouldn’t really be first thing we’d on the CD player around these parts, but hey, it came in, we listened, we told you about it, our job is done here – www.andrematos.net
 
Last week's album of the week - SURROUNDED / ALEC K REDFEARN & THE EYESORES

Previous album's of the week - CHRIS SCHLARB / DANAVA / NADA SURF / HARLOTS / TIME OF ORCHIDS / DIEBOLD / HOLLER, WILD ROSE! / BLACK MOUNTAIN / YESAN DAMEN / CLUB 8 / OUR OWN DEVICES
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

  LIVE 
SPIT LIKE THIS / MOUSE – Diablesse @ Lark In The Park, London, 10th Feb – Oh now where the hell to start? Where to start indeed! With a mop? The London Fetish Fair happens once a month, every second Sunday, over at Shillibeer’s - Diablesse is the after-fair come-down party thing up the road at the Lark – music, bands, dungeons, red drapes, boys in high heels, girls in big boots, militant punk rock trannies in St Pauli shirts...  Spit Like This are a defiantly healthy shock rock throw back. Four of them, looking good and sounding even better. Classic punked-up no messing shock-rocking glam metal stomp – think Madam X, early Crue, Wolfsbane, Misfits, Alice Cooper, early days of Poison, Twisted Sister (before things got all MTV slick), think all that and stick in a great big blender with some London X factor, shake it all up, stir it just a little and throw it all right back up along with all the fake stage blood and the soiled tampon damage. Painted leather, big black hair, even bigger attitude - smoke machines, riffs, fluorescence colour, Ant-beats, lurid skulls, theatrics and everything as over the top as it could possible be – no one does it quite like Spit Like This! Horror glam punk rock is what they call it and on stage is where it all comes to larger than life reality. This is not twee indie music for the faint hearted! Lord Zion up front demanding attention, Vikki Spit driving things with her meaty bass lines, Cyndi Rott with the punk-metal riffs and Vile Gilez banging the beat. – the four of them are just one big brash shock-metal riot-ball rolling right on at you and assaulting all your senses at once... They roar through their short set (this is a club more than a regular full-on gig), that slice through an outrageous helping of Sweet Transvestite Rocky Horror Picture Show - riffs fly, hair flies, audience participation is demanded , strobes erupt, rock is shocked and once again Spit Like This more than live up to their growing word-of-mouth live reputation... See ‘em if you dare.
 Now last time we encountered the delights of performance artist Mouse, we were at the Ron Athey/Lee Adams curated Revisions Of Excess festival (in Birmingham), tonight she does her naughty little poodle performance again. Emerging from wherever she emerged from on all fours in pink poodle underwear - her underwear didn’t last long and the naughty little doggie proceeded to push a plastic bib from – well where could a naked doggie-girl possible keep her folded up plastic bib hidden? Oh look, I really don’t want to tell you, to know is to be warned, to be warned is to miss out on... there was a giant can of dog food that she... sparklers stuck in... soapy water squirting out of... funnels.... spraying all over the audience... those of us in the know knew to retreat just a little, those who didn’t got rather wet... she can certainly squirt that water a long way! 
           And with the entertainment over, and the mess mopped up, Diablesse kicked in again....
www.spitlikethis.com, www.londonfetishfair.co.uk
Live previously - GRANTURA / TO THE BONES /DäLEK / DESTRUCTO STORMBOTS / GUAPO / MOLLOY / CREEDLE / GOBSAUSAGE / THE BRIAN JACKET LETDOWN / CARDIACS / BEE STINGS /HAPPY PENGUIN HUNGRY BEAR

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  SINGLES
Single time...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK
SILVERY – Horrors (Blow Up) – Much anticipated new single from the London band and more of their very English fairground infectiousness – think Sparks, think spinning on the waltzers at the fair in the lights of night, think XTC, candy floss and toffee apples, brightly painted hobby horses, think Ziggy Stardust, Parklife/Poplife style Blur goodness. They’ve been one of London’s best kept secrets for a little while now, packed out gigs in Camden and such, building a genuine following and a really worth of mouth flow. Silvery make timeless English pop music, a slighty quirky edge, nothing that ever stops that pop flow though. They have a slightly eccentric charm, a bright palette, those not quite pristine bandsman uniforms and those chiming keyboards. The debut album is not far away now, this should more than wet your appetite – www.blowuprecords.com or www.myspace.com/silverytheband

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DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS – Listening To MC5 (D Wink) – Second single from Ben Nicholls’ debut album Chop – Ben Nicholls is Dennis Hopper Choppers, a modern day one man band, this is more of his psychedelic sub-terrainian garage blues and quirky keyboards and Easy Rider reverberation and every cult late 60’s / early 70’s sun-flared Woodstock generation movie ever... Road movies, Two Lane Black Top, Lee Hazelwood, Jack Nicholson on the back of that bike in the American football helmet, swinging London... www.dennishopperchoppers.com

LES SAVY FAV – Patty Lee/The Sweat Descends (Wichita) – In which they get tied to the headboard of Patty Lee’s bed and get further in to the indie pop party. Is it me or do they sound like Big Audio Dynamite this time around? The pop side of idiosyncratic? Wake me up when we get to heaven signs the voice in classic Pixies style - www.lessavyfav.com

MENOMENA – Rotten Hell (City Slang) – Doesn’t feel like any kind of rotten hell to these ears - if this hell where's my ticket please. Delicate life-light alternative brightness and classic whispered multi-voiced harmonised American indieness from Portland Oregon. A song that quietly builds and builds... www.myspace.com/menomena

Last week's single of the week - PICTURES / STE McCABE

Previously -  THE DEATH SET / KUNK / DR SLAGGLEBERRY / HERZOGA / THE DROPKICK MURPHYS / ONE MORE GRAIN / PLAAYDOH / HELLO WEMBLEY / UNDERWORLD

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CANDLEMASS – Ancient Dreams / Tales of Creation (Peaceville) – Two classic rock/metal albums from the 80’s re-issued with bonus discs, videos, demo tracks and all the whistles and bells you expect with these re-issue things. Epic doom, mighty and highly influential and still sounding as good today as they did back there (most metal doesn’t really date that well does it, only the real classic can sound really this fresh). And how good were they back there! Those doom dancing lessons from the larger than life Messiah Marcolin down Wardour Street – Candlemass at the Marquee was one of the very best gigs from back then. Their third and fourth albums then, epic atmospheres and highly influential and still rather unique – no one else has quite got near that mix of epic doom and classic atmospheric prog filled hard rock... www.peaceville.com

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