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last of the humpbacks disappearing in the rear view....
To my mother my dogs and clowns, ah what the hell, last on the humpbacks disappearing in the rear view mirror with an Enabler and cake anyone? A right two and eight I tell yer, a little more than an ‘ot dog, you know what I mean?  Centre line jacked by the CIA, KGB and the and the man in gray, wonder if we’re gonna see another day... You know this week the thing that’s been pissing me off most is bands who just can’t get their shit together beyond putting up a My Space page and a sending dumbshit spam messages that say “hey dude thanks for your support, check out our new songs”. I know they’ve been pissing of yer man in his back yard over there in Camden as well, canceling gigs at the last minute because mummy won’t let them take their shiny new drum kit to a gig. Did you hear the one about a band no one has heard of pulling out of a gig and the day of the event because they had to bring a kit all the way from Shepherds Bush to North London, demanded the promoter come over and front them sixty quid extra on top of what he's already agreed with them first. Cross them off the list of bands to bother with then. What a beautiful sunny afternoon it is, man on the street, how you feeling? Alright? Why let bands ruin the day, or that venomous guy with a blade shining oh so bright... 

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?
NEIL YOUNG AT A KENT HOP FARM? HAS THE READING FESTIVAL WORM TURNED?  Mean Fiddler founder Vince Power is returning to the UK live music industry with a new "back to basics" festival called A Day At The Hop Farm. The festival will be Power's first project in the UK festival market since selling his stake in Mean Fiddler - part of that sale limited his activity in the UK market for a time. Based at the Hop Farm at the Kentish Oast Village in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, the new festival is set to be headlined by Neil Young, and promises a totally un-corporate experience, with the press release boasting that "the event will be totally unbranded, free of registration and without any VIP areas – with the aim of being a festival for festival goers, returning live music to its roots, where you turn up with your ticket and enjoy the same experience as every other ticket holder!" All rather interesting when you consider what a hideous corporate branded crap larger mess the Reading festival was turned in to under Mr Power’s  guidance – Let us hope he makes amends...
THINGS TO GET SHOUTING  ABOUT? 
IMPERIAL LEISURE have put a home made DIY video for Man On The Street on line on their My Space page at www.myspace.com/imperialleisure. They play Koko in Camden (London) with Roots Manuva on April 12th – the confirmed festival list for Imperial Leisure so far is Blissfields (Winchester, 5th July), 2000 Trees Festival (Cheltenham, 12th July), Camp Bestival (Dorset, 18th July), Maker Festival (Cornwall, 31st July), En-Dorset (Dorset 8th Aug), Bestival (Isle Of Wright, 6th Sept). 
 
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  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
DIE DIE DENEUVE - Three girls, hang on, how did we find them? Saw they were playing a Noisestar night and knowing Noisestar are another set of promoters/label/alternative DIY music people who are usually on the case, we went on line to find out who DieDieDeneuve were. DieDieDeneuve are three girls from South London – Sian, Georgie and Bronnie – they make this low down bass rumbling new wave sound that slowly uncoils and spikes out at you, they have some excellent songs, been playing these four  to death here since we downloaded them. Jagged edgy new wave post something or other that tastes of The Fall, Wire, The Cramps and Sonic Youth without ever being that obvious, actually they share a lot of musical ground with those Riot Grrrl powered Vile Vile Creatures, or the new wave edge of those wrong pop makers Herzoga (and maybe with Gossip as well come to think of it) – classic scratchy grrrl powered agit punk that’s wound up tight and ready to strike. Songs that get in your head and make you do things exactly like dogs do, they’ll make you howl like a dog. Go explore, get involved and download them for yourself via www.myspace.com/diediedeneuve

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JUNKYARD CHOIR – Some kind polka klezmer gravel-voiced Beafheart alt.rock.blues waltz thing from the deepest London swamps out the where the crocodiles wait and the crows pick at your flesh and you’ve got no control of the situation – what do you mean there’s no crocs in the London swamps? You don’t go to the same places as us do you? A voodoo thing, go ask Dr John about it, the sun is in their sky, the moon in their heads, monkeys in the treetops and there’s no smoke without fire... www.myspace.com/junkyardchoir

Last week's demo of the week - BOMB FACTORY

Previous demo's of the week - KONTAKTE /ATLAS / THE HAROLD WARTOOTH / COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND / EATEN BY TIGERS / MOLLOY / THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT / 2 OUT OF 3 RULE / THE JACKPOT GOLDEN BOYS

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

ALBUM OF THE WEEK
LADYHAWK – Shots (Jagjaguwar) – They insist this is a night album, I don’t know? Maybe it is? Sounds good at 5.00pm on a shitty Wednesday afternoon. They sound kind of loose - yes it does sound like kicking back, pulling that tie open, undoing the top button and drinking in an empty bar all afternoon when you should be working for the man. Excellent production, apparently recorded in an old abandoned farm house behind a shopping mall in their hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia - kind of sounds like it with those creaks and that airy live raw atmosphere – you could take a pocket knife and cut those notes right out of the air. Good enough to eat. Of course none of this smart arse wordery tells you anything does it? How about a mellow at ease, frazzled at the edge, analogue-warm Neil Young being backed by Sonic Youth rather than Crazy Horse? I know, I know, damn lazy reviewing and we probably said ten other North American alt.rock records sound a bit like Sonic Youth already this week. That is the vibe here though, and damn fine it all sounds. We could talk of creaking stairways and notes that breath and words left unspoken and never having the time and how it all feels like one of those American vampire road movies where you don’t quite want to stay in the bar after dark and there’s no point calling the sheriff because he’s probably one of them. Not an ounce of fat to be found, perfect guitar sound, perfect weight, perfect timing, genuine light and shade, just the right side of raw. Neil Young fronting a mellow Sonic Youth never sounded so good. www.jagjaguwar.com
 
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YOUNG HEART ATTACK – Rock And Awe (Not On Your Radio) - I don’t know but I been told, pigheaded band got lots of soul. Word doing the rounds last year when XL dropped the Texas band from their label, was that the band had split for good. Damn we thought - well, hey, regular readers around here will know how much we love this band, their gig at 93ft East a couple of years back is still way up high on the all time best gigs we’ve ever been to list (and we’ve been to a lot of gigs!). That last album, Mouthful Of Love, was, and is, essential (and they were red hot on that Motorhead tour as well). Damn, we’re never going to hear that band live again! A million bands come and go, always a new around the corner though, very few we actually really seriously miss. Thank heavens for the unexpected reappearance, looks like their old label were spinning naughty porky pies, we were missing Young Heart Attack 
       Rock And Awe, ah yes that’s the band I love, right there with that opening shot of a tittle track – that righteous hard rock sound that’s drenched in so much soul, that twin vocal sound, that band that sound so good we can namedrop Montrose references and talk of early 70’s Tina Turner and classic American hard rock drenched in soul...  Hang on though, did someone knock their wall down? “Young Heart Attack have matured and found an inner voice which dictated slower tempos, confidence....”  so says the press release. Slower tempos? And has Jennifer Stephens become more of a conventional lead voice/front woman now? Hey don’t misunderstand me here, she has a brilliant voice and she can front a band better than most, before they had this unique balance and sound though, before they were perfect.  And are some of these songs sounding a little ‘normal’ and maybe just a little poppy where they once righteously ripped up and out-rocked everyone and everything in that essential American hard rock way of theirs. Half of it rocks like you want (and need) Young Heart Attack to rock, most of it is that brilliant band we loved with those cool as f sounding Californian harmonies and that Seventies flavoured hard rock. When they hit the spot then righteous really is the only word, when they hit the spot I love this band, when they hit the spot this band are drenched in so much soul, when they hit the spot then they’re a perfectly tuned Trans Am on an open road on the perfect day. Some of this sounds a little pedestrian and stuck in the traffic though, some of it sounds like a band lacking a little belief and a little confidence. Where last time out it was an eleven out of ten raving drooling I want all your babies and more review, this time this is just a kind seven and a half out of ten kind of review. Still, damn good to have them back and a big single finger to their old label and their poison. Can’t wait to see the band live again, can’t wait for the next album, still one of the finest soul drenched hard rock bands ever – no more of this ‘maturing’ though! Just rock like you’re meant to, rock and awe us please! Most of the time here they do just that. I love this band! www.notonyourradio.com / www.myspace.com/youngheartattack
 


FLU.ID – Iots (Exile On Mainstream) – Some kind of relentlessly brutal metal intensity that’s equal parts Unsane/Converge noise and the more recent Dillinger Escape Plan mathcore pulverisation. The Germans are relentlessly intense and they do add colour and imagination to the brutality with those little discordant (sometimes glitchy) distractions. If you like your Refused style hardcore metal with an extra hint of mathematical violence, a sprinkling of glitch and a healthy touch of grind then Flu.id are worth a moment of your no doubt very busy life – www.fluidmusic.de or www.mainstreamrecords.de

AYIN ALEPH - 1 (Audioland) - Some kind of off-hinge all has gone wrong in the toy-room and the king’s wooded horse has had his head broken off female fronted operatic/symphonic metal. A kind of Kate Bush meets Bjork voice, maybe a far more operatic/twisted Pornorphans, really rather good if they catch you in the right mood, little insane and maybe laced with cheese if you’re not in the right frame of mind – www.myspace.com/ayinaleph

LEFT LANE CRUISER – Bring Yo’ Ass To The Table (Alive) – One of them there lo-fi slide guitar street corner broken string wooden box for a drum two piece greased up whisky drenched hobo blues bands outfits. R.L Burnside, Seasick Steve, trash cans, hub caps, meth smoking two dollar pawn shop mics and all sounding as cool as that all sounds – sound, pass me that square bottle with the number seven on it while I go put this sucker on line – www.alivenergy.com

BEATUNDERCONTROL – Cosmic Repackage (Malicious Damage) – Ilf Ivarrson with some classic mellow dub flavoured space-jazz-rock for all you Ullulators and lost pilots of the Club Dog Poodle lounge. Wonderfully atmospheric, organic dub and freeform beauty that flows in such a soothing uplifting rewardingly easy way. Refined controlled experiment lushness, nocturnal floodlit back street jazz, hypno-drone alchemy and just right there in the zone... www.maliciousdamage.co.uk

VOODOO SIX – First Hit For Free (self release) - Great big blues based hard rock thing, a heavier tougher Lenny Kravitz, Guns ‘n Roses, Bon Jovi – hard rock lyrics about ships without sails lost at sea and selling your soul to the night and such... Maybe a touch of UFO or the harder end of bands like Ratt or Little Caesar, maybe the more recent modern day output of Whitesnake. Singing about someone being the moonshine and someone else being the sun now, that and coming down from the mountain to the sea – nonsense lyrics really but then that’s how things are meant to be with this grooved-out big guitar hair-metal hard rock thing. If you like this kind of stuff, then without ever doing anything remotely original or challenging, Voodoo Six do their chosen thing really rather well, check ‘em out like rain on your heart and searching in the night, take this darkness away, a rather good old school hard rock band, I’ve been polite, there’s a link, now take it out back and quietly shoot it please – www.voodoosix.com
 
Last week's album of the week - SSM

Previous album's of the week - BURMESE / CADAVER EYES / B FOR BANG / VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR / SON LUX / SURROUNDED / ALEC K REDFEARN & THE EYESORES / CHRIS SCHLARB / DANAVA / NADA SURF / HARLOTS
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  LIVE 
UNCLE PEDRO / EPIDEME – Silver Rocket RoTa afternoon @ Notting hill Arts Centre, London March 15th - RoTa takes place every Saturday afternoon over at the Notting Hill Arts Centre – free late afternoon gigs every weekend. Events start around 4.00pm, first band usually gets on around five – been going on for years now - although RoTa still seems to be a well kept secret to most. You’ll find the venue over the main Bayswater road from the Notting Hill tube station, beyond Waterstone’s book shop and just past Barclays. No sign or anything to indicate there’s an actual venue there, just some great big wooded doors and a crash barrier and maybe a doorman on the pavement outside. Let your curiosity take you down to the basement. Each week a different alternative/DIY record label, zine or underground gig promoter puts together a bill in the relaxed atmosphere that is the Saturday afternoon big arm-chaired arts centre (hard to believe this is the same place that dishes out all the YoYo bulshit and unpleasant door policy on a Thursday night). Always worth dropping in (via the Portobello Road junk stalls and the Record and Tape Exchange shops over the road) on the off chance that the bands are going to be good - there very rarely isn’t someone or something interesting waiting for you to discover them (we’ve had chance first encounters with loads of great bands down in the concrete basement – and indeed put on a few of the frantically relaxed afternoons ourselves).This week it was the turn of the ever-reliable Silver Rocket team to do the selecting of the bands and the running of things (and yes we managed to miss two of the bands what with Saturday being a religious day and an actual three O’clock kick off this week). 
       Epideme are on when we get there. Epideme are from Worthing, there’s three of them punching and kicking out their rather spiky punky scratchy post-hardcore sound (and attitude). They make an immediate impact with their somewhat 90’s sounding abrasive Jesus Lizard/Done Lying Down angles and flavours as they bounce their awkward shouty jagged twin vocal sound off walls – impressive in an understated, nothing that revolutionary, damn fine band with some tunes that instantly bite though. 
Uncle Pedro are apparently from South London and its OK man we can just be friends. There’s three of them on the small stage and their wired-up post-hardcore made for some instant lick the ground running mood enhancement – settle down, don’t forget to chill, heads are turned, ears prick up, hey, this lot are good! There’s a rumbling rolling energy here, a personality-laced sound and a self-effacing awkward slice of life. And if a cat chooses to piss on your rug then you should really consider it an honour. A kind of McLusky/Fugazi/Homage Freaks pointed urgentness that’s well worth investigating. Well worth investigating the album they released themselves last year as well – I Only Shake Hands With Mother is what they chose to call it and rather good it is. 

      Silver Rocket events are always worth checking out, that big black backdrop with that rocket flying by has hung behind loads of great bands, don’t think we’ve ever been to a Silver Rocket gig where there hasn’t been at least one excellent band. Silver Rocket have a three CD box set out right now, celebrating their 100th gig promotion, loads of good bands on there, rather essential snapshot of alternative music in this land of ours over the last five years or so. Find out about Silver Rocket and indeed buy the excellent 72 track box set for just 10.00 including P&P from www.myspace.com/silverrocketclub – loads and loads of good bands on there. Meanwhile Epideme have a new single out on the ever excellent Jonson Family label, investigate Epideme via www.jonsonfamily.com or www.myspace.com/epidemeband. Uncle Pedro can be found and heard via their My Space page - www.myspace.com/unclepedrouk
           Best place to keep up with RoTa and see who’s playing next is also via their My Space page at www.myspace.com/rotaclub. And while were here, Uncle Pedro played one of the A Badge Of Friendship nights the week after they played this RoTa show  – another set DIY/underground/alternative promoters doing things the Silver Rocket way in London right now. Here’s the inevitable My Space URL  - www.myspace.com/abadgeoffriendship – what the hell did we do before My Space mummy? We talked to each other more and made zines and did a little more than spam each other’s My Space inbox and you can’t own a cat man, a cat owns you - a real badge of freindship? Nah, that doesn't happen in London anymore.... 

        Silver Rocket’s next show is at the Buffalo Bar over in Highbury on April 18th, the bill features the awkwardly long-named 3HOS, the rather fine post-rock edge of OUR OWN DEVICES (well worth checking their album out, find an Organ review here), the intriguingly good all girl minimalist new wave/punk outfit DIE DIE DENEUVE and Newcastle’s EVER SINCE THE LAKE CAUGHT FIRE, Silver Rocket tell us they’re a “furiously noisy and chaotic post-hardcore band” Guess we’ll find out on the night... oh, no hang on, stop press, we're banned from the Buffalo Bar for giving out Organs telling people about good gigs at the Buffalo bar!
 

THE ENABLERS - Water Rats, Kings Cross, London – March 14th  - I expect we'll be just skimming the surface tonight.  Enablers are a four-piece from San Francisco; they're something special.  It's flexible, flowing, profoundly atmospheric rock - dark, masculine, brooding.  I'm quite happy to say 'Shellac' and 'Slint' if it will draw a few more people into their influence; the venue is full of hopeful people lured by similar throwaway (very throwaway) statements. They will not be disappointed, but they'll do even better if they spend some time with End Note or Output Negative Space, later. Why? Because Enablers, live, rip and crackle like a supercell storm front, blowing away the murk of a small venue's sound, blowing away the squeezed-in audience with the living, breathing dynamics of each song. Most of the words will be lost. So much of their power is tied up in their lyrics, in the spoken-word vocals of Pete Simonelli, and tonight you only get phrases, snatches of lines.  Some of these words are stories, biographies of human characters in extremis, some that may be uncompromising biography, some are vivid glimpses of near-wordless things, moments, atmospheres, and most of all, skies... all are deeply humane, unflinching and sensitive, and don't lend themselves to someone banging out some music review.  On the page, written down, Simonelli's lyrics are actual, bona fide poetry, the real deal that carry their own oomph outside the context of a band.  By some mysterious process of fate, chaos math or divine intervention, they became tangled up with three other people who seem to understand these words right down to the core, and become part of the stories and the moments. A superb drummer - Joe Byrnes, (ex Tarnation) and a guitarist and bassist (Kevin Thompson and Joe Goldring respectively) merge the words into action until it's hard to guess what might have come first.  With little slippery bits of odd times and great sways and pushes of fury and quiet, they build soundtracks around the visions that the words bring, as if they were film score conductors watching them projected on a big screen.  It's almost their own art form.
  Of course, you shouldn't get any of that in the Water Rats - not a bad venue (decent beer, for a start, and a great history) and not the worst sound, but it's loud and distorted and the PA is pretty much in the pit with us.  Simonelli introduces a number: 'This next song is for the dispossessed among you... I think you know what I'm talking about...'  not one I've heard before, still full of the implications of emotion and tension though the obvious meaning is stripped, and still powerful. The Slint-and-Shellac references are, of course, quickly irrelevant (what the hell, it got people in here, and they're not exactly leaving). The Enablers are clearly their own thing, and one of a kind.  Thompson's rich guitar work always hangs on a melody of some kind, never totally dissolving into noise even when in full distorted raging, dropping to delicacy and sensitivity as precisely as on the albums.  Simonelli is a whip-lean figure in a shirt with the arms ripped off. The last time I saw them, drums were beautifully handled by the rather wonderful drummer from Quack Quack and Polaris, but Joe Byrne is back and he has that telepathic thing going on; he's something special... all four of them are - you can talk about telepathy and bands being good or playing tight, but these guys are almost beyond that.  There's a conspiracy among them that knows what's right, some wordless agreement that knows what to do.  For a band that can reach thunderous peaks and build monstrous tsunamis of noise, they are supremely tender in the more meditative, and ebb and flow it together with a sensitivity no other can match. The Enablers can make others sound crude and ham-fisted.  There's a good chunk of support One More Grain's audience watching, and it seems everyone who came for the Enablers dragged a newbie along. After a magnificent performance of Pauly's Days in Cinema, it sounds like they get it, demanding more. Let's hope they picked up an album before they left. (Marina Organ)
- www.myspace.com/enablers / www.neurotrecordings.com / www.enablerssf.com
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IMPERIAL LEISUREIMPERIAL LEISURE – Borderline, London - 28th February - As the champagne trickled down my face and into my mouth, I casually wondered if I'd failed in my promise to lay of the drink for Lent. I quickly forgot that thought as I bounded back skywards, my fist punching the air with a big grin on my face. I wasn't the only one. The place was going crazy. It seems that this is just a typical night with Imperial Leisure. 
       I've seen them before some months ago. It was at Madame Jo Jo's. I can't lie about the night. I was drunk. Pissed. Hammered. I remember the hangover almost as much as the night itself. I think we'd gone to see a band called Union of Knives. But it was Imperial Leisure who were on after that I remembered most. I'd never heard of them before. But I certainly never forgot them. Loads of guys packed on to a  tiny stage going mental. Driving the crowd mental. And we all danced and sang  and drank and fell about laughing it was so good. 
           But I had a sneaky suspicion that the lagers had chemically enhanced the experience somewhat. Surely the weren't that good? The two mates who were with me that night  certainly seem to remember they were good. But you just never know. So this was going to be a test to see how good they really are. As usual, two tickets were bought, but my pal couldn't make it. I couldn't persuade anybody to go with me, so I was going on my own. And I really didn't fancy it. I was tired and I had to hang around in work for quite a while. I very nearly went home. 
     So I arrived tired, irritable and unenthusiastic. And I was going to stay sober. Nice. I bought a drink, then found a nice spot right in front of the stage while one of the supports, The Bookhouse Boys, finished their set. They were pretty good I thought. Nice shoes as well. I had a little sway to them. I wouldn't call it a dance though. I was far too grumpy for that. 
       Imperial Leisure came on, and because this time I wasn't sozzled, I counted them. My memory of how many there were on stage on that drunken night was a little hazy. My calculation was anywhere between 25 and 90. There are in fact 10 of them. They're all  friends from North London. There's a brass section, a DJ, guitar, bass, keyboards, bass, 2 MC's and a singer. They play a mix of hip hop, ska, and rock. But that doesn't quite capture the sheer infectiousness of the band. The energy.  Boundless energy. 
I moved a bit more for their first song. My arms  started to swing during the second. My feet were moving by the third. I leapt in the air for the fourth. I was having a full on party by the end. In between, I'd been grabbed by the lapels by the singer, ducked out of the way of a  enthusiastic trombone player and been showered with champagne. And the quality of the songs all through was fantastic. All of them without exception are sing along classics. "Landlords Daughter", "The beast" "Man on the Street", and their  new single "In a letter" all stand testament to their sense of fun. And just to cap it all some superb lyrics if you can catch them. 
        Quite why I struggle to find people to go with me leaves me at a loss. Just listen to their recorded material. Then imagine seeing them do it live about two inches from your face. And think how much fun it would be. It's ten times more fun than that. I certainly am not going to worry about going to see them on my own again. I'll tell people how good they are. I'll tell them what they're missing. It's the best I can do. But if I can't make the case for them, I'll simply go see them again and let them state their own case on stage. Loud and clear. Right where they belong. 
      I saw a girl at the bus stop who'd been there. I'd seen her jumping up and down. I'd seen her laughing, shouting, singing. She was still smiling waiting for her bus. That says it all really. (Rob Nimmo)

Hear and see it for yourself at www.imperial-leisure.co.uk
Read Rob’s rather good blog over at http://roblog.robnimmo.com/blog
 

Live previously - DAS WANDERLUST / YOU SLUT! / TRUCKERS OF HUSK / THE BOBBY McGEE’S / DR SLAGGLEBERRY / AIRBOURNE / SPIT LIKE THIS / MOUSE / GRANTURA / TO THE BONES /DäLEK / DESTRUCTO STORMBOTS / GUAPO

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  SINGLES
Single time...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK
NAVVY – 4 Songs By Navvy (Angular) – Released as a limited edition of 500 on seven inch white vinyl and use your brain, you’re no robot. Angular ulcers in your mouth, spiky indie music to break your heart, dysfunctional percussion and wrong pop things to say. They’re from Sheffield and they won’t go under because they tread water and you’re a robot. More of that angular new wave and that tightly wound elastic band sound – tense, edgy, pointy and that call and response boy/girl vocal style of there’s has a way of grabbing and demanding (and that’s a strange book). Four tracks that knock on your door while you eat your dinner off the floor. This is good, values of their own, colour in your cheeks and send your letters back and the modern world is full of horror.  www.myspace.com/angularrecords

Last week's single of the week - MAPS / M83

Previously - CATNAP / WHAT WOULD JESUS DRIVE? / FRIGHTENED RABBIT / CAVALERA CONSPIRACY / SILVERY / PICTURES / STE McCABE / THE DEATH SET / KUNK / DR SLAGGLEBERRY / HERZOGA / THE DROPKICK MURPHYS

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
We gots nothing to say about no re-issues this week, nothing inspired us enough... 

PREVIOUSLY - WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY / DEEP PURPLE / CANDLEMASS / MORVISCOUS / CURRENT 93 / TYPE O NEGATIVE / N.W.A  / STRIBORG / THE WEIRDOS / THE MOB / ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS / THE VERVE / KHAYA / GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY

  MEDIA, VIDEO, PRINT AND....
SPIRITWO videoeyesZINE: LIGHTS GO OUT #1 – How good is it to have a real proper old school zine drop through the door, flyers falling out of the envelope (were the stamps soaped? Didn’t check). There was a time when we couldn’t go to a gig without someone selling us a zine (or trading one), there was a time when zines like this would be a daily event – the lifeblood of a real alternative underground and we need more of them. (Nice to see a George Tabb flyer in the package). Classic old school cut ‘n paste hand made punk zine – little hard on the eyes, typo mistakes that are always there however much you check before you hit the photocopier. The obligatory column section, CD and live reviews, opinionated rants, personal thought, DIY punk rock goodness. Interviews with Jim from Pennywise, The Griswalds, North Lincoln, Peng, Sarah Jane Honeywell...  The web is all well and good, great for those instant links and constant updates, but we still need printed DIY zines and there’s nothing quite like reading a proper one (like this) on the train home from a gig is there? Lights Go Out is a classic messy A5 punk zine, nothing that different, nothing massively radical but so so positively good to see and yes, a fine and recommended read. Send a well hidden pound and an A5 SAE to Mr T, 19 Sorrel Close, Newbury, Berks, RG14 2NL. Or go to www.myspace.com/lightsgooutpunkzine  and find out more there...

PREVIOUSLY - LESS THAN JAKE / THE WEDDING PRESENT / PELICAN / GIANT PAW / AURAL INNOVATIONS  / PARALLEL WORLDS, PARALLEL LIVES TV documentary / NEVER MIND THE SEX PISTOLS: AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY – DVD / THE ZINE DIRECTORY / BATH BOMB / NEMESIS TO GO #4 / DVD: MIGHTY ROBOT: SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD

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ORGAN 248 - BURMESE, CADAVER EYES, CATNAP, KONTAKTE, F*CK BUTTONS, NO NO ZERO, ADRENICIDE, LUNAR DUNES, MINISTRY, BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, EIGHT PAGE PULLOUT, HELLO WEMBLEY, NFD, DEEP PURPLE, CARPATHIAN FOREST.. 

ORGAN 247 - ATLAS, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, WHAT WOULD JESUS DRIVE?, B FOR BANG., THE MONO GALAXY, NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS, BLACK CROWES, TANK 86, FOOT VILLAGE, SINE STAR PROJECT, SAHG, HEADCHARGER, GRENOUER, THE ERUPTORS, MINUS, THE NOTORIOUS HI-FI KILLERS, ETERNAL DEFORMITY, OCTOBER ALL OVER, FROM PLAN TO PROGRESS, I CONCUR, THE KISSAWAY TRAIL...

ORGAN 246 - Out in print right now, March  2008 edition

ORGAN 245 - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, YOU SLUT!, LAST HARBOUR, JENNY HUYSTON, HATE ETERNAL DR SLAGGLEBERRY, AIRBOURNE, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CRY PARROT, PRE ...

ORGAN 244 - SON LUX, TALK, THE HIGH WIRE , SPIT LIKE THIS, DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS , SILVERY, MOUSE, BIRDBATH, FUNERAL CRASHERS, THE HAROLD WARTOOTH, COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND, KIDNAPPER BELL, THE DIVINE BAZE ORCHESTRA , GRAND ARCHIVES, PITCHBLEND, ACHENAR, FAMILY MACHINE, TO-MERA, CITIZEN KEYNE, OPEN THE SKIES, FAVEZ, HELP GEORGE TABB, DON AIREY, STATE RADIO,  MAGNUM. STIGMA, ANDRE MATOS, LES SAVY FAV, MENOMENA, CANDLEMASS...

ORGAN 243 - SURROUNDED, BALTIC FLEET, PICTURES, LIGHT PUPIL DILATE, RAFTER, RICHARD SWIFT, EFTERKLANG, STE McCABE, EATEN BY TIGERS, AUTOCOIL, SEEDS OF DOUBT, STAGECOACH, ALEC K REDFEARN, CHANGING MODES, JUNKBOY, THE ALPS, FLESH EATING FOUNDATION, EBONY ARK, PORCUPINE TREE, SUICIDAL WINDS, THE CROW CLUB, GRANTURA, THE DeRELLAS, ALICE AND THE MAJESTY, MORVISCOUS...

ORGAN 242 - CHRIS SCHLARB, DANAVA, BAUHAUS, THE DEAL WAS FOR THE DIAMOND, FIGHTING WITH WIRE, THE DICKIES, TUSK. PELICAN, ORCHARD TRIP, COBWEB, THE LOVED ONES, AVERSE SEFIRA, ATLANTIS, THE HUGUENOTS, FACEBREAKER, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, THE DEATH SET. KUNK, THE BLAKES, YOUNG HOLLYWOOD, CURRENT 93... 

ORGAN 241 - Out in print right now, FEB 2008 edition 

ORGAN 240 - NADA SURF, HARLOTS, THIS IS HELL, DYNAMITE 8, TO THE BONES, HERZOGA, LOS, DR SLAGGLEBERRY, THE $HIT, MOLLOY, CHALOU SAINT JUDE, FABONACCI, AGES OF STONES, THE SOUND OF THE CATACOMBS, TYPE O NEGATIVE...

ORGAN 239 - TIME OF ORCHIDS, ATLAS SOUND, PLASTIC TOYS, EVANGELICALS, DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, ROTTEN SOUND, LOS SALVADORES, THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT, THE HYENAS, ENDORPHINS, BEYOND THE VOID, DäLEK, DESTRUCTO STORMBOTS, GUAPO, THE DROPKICK MURPHYS, INTERVURT....
 

 
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