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Sheerwater, Bush Hall 2008 (Organart) Guppies seeking oxygen from the top of a polluted musical tank, welcome to the Overlook hotel (winter season), all work and no play, waiting for the music to hit, the license to get off the tread mill, to stand and stare, blood sweat, and poetic license. Have you got a license. Mordent and ironical, peas on shovels, rats on hot bricks watching cats, and roll up roll up for your weekly Organ flow and gush and crash and crunch and worship enough to make you smile at your table. Think of this as the colours under the desk ticking your feet with the thought of whatever it is we gather here to think about, that and lots lots more as you work through you day and your litigation and. James Jamerson, what a bass player, no reason for saying that this week other than he was and he always will be and this is about music and we can say that if we want, why do we need a reason?. 
A baboon dressed as the devil as seen through the whole world window and has musical evolution stopped? Can it go any further? Joining an orgy of banker bashing? Bankers, greedy bankers and as obstinate as a bee going at a bull. This week has been chaotic and broken and we’re glad you got through it... 

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?
COP ON THE EDGE free gig and such... “They’re from New Cross, South London, they have their very own pointy bouncy wrong pop angles and infectious old school new wave that we instantly liked and so will you children of the bio-metric age...four instantly infections songs and point staccato new wave analogue anachronisms and Devo shapes, if Devo were to be very English...fine home made new wave pop full of uplifting character and infectious synth lines" Organ Magazine (Demo of the Week). That a quote we just took from their website, they took it from us firs though, must have agreed with our ears, anyway, we like them and the reason we’re telling you this is that they’re playing a free gig on Wednesday October 15th here in London at Odd Wednesdays @ The Legion, 348 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1. Hear them for yourselves over at - www.myspace.com/copontheedgemusic

8th December: Fantomas perform ‘The Director’s Cut’ – London Astoria, Locust supporting, one of those ATP Don't Look Back things, now information like that has got to be worth book marking us for!
 
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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
SID SINGS – Three piece band with an impressively busy alt.blues thing going down, feisty girl singer, think Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the run with early ZZ Top. Death Rattle Boogie opens things in a rush somewhat fitting of that song’s tasty tittle, Giddy is a seductively moody slow burner with some righteous slide guitar that really gets under your skin after a couple of spins. Way To Go doesn’t quite hit the spot like the first two do, two out of three ain’t bad though, put a red tick by them and keep an ear or an eye of some kind of eye/ear thing out – www.myspace.com/thebandsidsings

Last week's demo of the week - GIRO JUNKIE

Previous demo's of the week - THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT / SEA SICK / COUNTRYSIDE / MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN / GRASSCUT / COP ON THE EDGE / WILD DOGS IN WINTER / THE LAZY DARLINGS / DEBUTANT / ARCS OF RED / LE GALAXIE / PERHAPS CONTRAPTION / BLACKLANDS / THE SANS PAREIL

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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
RELIGIOUS KNIVES – The Door (Ecstatic Peace) – A psychedelic North American New York bent, a heavy Kraut undertone, vocal drones from Maya Miller, heavy keyboard drifts, The Doors meet the dark throbbing gristle of a blacker bleaker nihilistic Psychic TV. A brooding psychedelic sound, organ-heavy and very much tied to the bleaker here and now rather than the hopeful flower-power of back then. Heavy keys, heavy bass lines, the smoke and stench of Brooklyn 2008 rather than San Francisco 1968, a dark pulse in the crumble and the rumble, a drive to the beach in the middle of the night, past the shadows and a presence in the way. Michael Bernstein’s vocal lines are even darker, this is sinister, this is bad drugs, dark notes, psychedelia gone wrong, paranoia and dark music coursing through the veins along with the minimal synth oscillation, the slow drum lines, the machine clanks and the slow deliberate steps. This is bleak, dark, stark, empty, chilling... this is thrilling, invigorating, full. Solemn bass lines, traces up your arms, a storm getting closer, lightning and thunder, this is sitting watching, waiting for that storm to brew, watching those dark skies move, watching late night still light, this is so invigorating...  this is thrilling, this is full. Can you open the door...? Do you want to? www.myspace.com/religi0usknives or www.ecstaticpeace.com
 
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THE PRESENT – World I See (Loaf) – Lot of clever music around right now, rich creative inspiring times, cross pollination, things afresh and sounds anew. The Present is the new project from respected New York musician and producer Rusty Santos, his latest band. World I See is both delightfully difficult to pin down and delightfully easy to enjoy; improvised instrumental experimentation that’s always a joy to ride with. Rich crisp fresh sounds, uncluttered tunes, alive with detail, rich rich detail that demands attention. The World I See isn’t a ‘this’ kind of album or a ‘that’ kind of album, this is an album that welcomes everyone in, something that relates to everyone’s world both musically and emotionally. Fine instrumental journeys, alive with inviting clarity, experimentally rich yet always so accessible - unconsciously good listening. The basic elements are simple guitar, piano and drums, all put together in such a different way though, clever construction, production, manipulation, something different – minimalist innovation that’s always so intriguingly full and yes, a rewarding album that will invite you to open your ears and allow your mind, your heart and your soul to follow. A fine fine album, an album to enjoy on many levels - real challenging musical creativity that’s a simple pleasure to listen to and enjoy - www.myspace.com/rustysantos or www.myspace.com/thepresentnewyork or www.l-o-a-f.com
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PSAPP – The Camel’s Back (Domino) – Where did they get to with their cats and their balls of string and their musical strings and their lyrical string and their delightful blurring together of delicately clanking typewriter keys and their Jan Svankmajer-like tunes for cats (and people who like cats)? A new album sneaking out almost under the radar from the London based duo and more of their carefully delicately crafted warm rich inviting homemade electronics, more delightfully crafted tunes that chase you around. A more mature sound and little less innocence this times around, a fuller sound, a bigger sound in terms of production and I’m not sure if that’s cost them a little of their magic. Not all of it though, the magic is still here, just that they feel a little less like Bagpuss waking up this time. Psapp are still bursting with hope, out from under the bridge and in to the light again, riding on your handlebars and goodness in the heartbreak and that comforting rub at the back of your leg when feeding time comes around. More of their fine crafted musical illustrations, musical line drawings and cats in the sun, an album that will keep you more than satisfied. www.psapp.net
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GREGORY & THE HAWK – Meonie And Kitch (Fat Cat) – Fragile songs, so delicate and sugar sweet and to breath near them would be to break them. She has a porcelain-delicate voice, they’re from New York (or is it just “she”? Is the band-like name just to avoid the ideas a singer/songwriter conjures up?), their songs are quiet whispers, delightful treats, radiant acoustic guitar and dusty electronic atmospheres, quite as mice, sugar mice and secrets in trees and all rather captivating. Delicate songs for Nick Drake lovers. Gentle songs, delicate songs, strong songs, sweet captivating songs, songs as treats – www.gregoryandthehawk.com

TOM HEASLEY & TOSS PANOS – Passages (Full Bleed) – Tuba music, but not your regular run of the mill traditional tuba, nah, we don’t want any more of that, tuba bands are like indie guitar bands around here, far too many of 'em. No, this is something far less formal and far more experimental. Well no, actually it is quite formal, this is not some off the wall unconstructed noise fest, this is formal clever considered intelligent avant play. Tom Heasley takes his chosen instrument and coMes up with a whole, to these ears at least, a whole new language. low key warps and whorls and pharps and improvised low-end noises that aren’t far from the calls of whales. Opening track is some twenty-four minutes long, all the time underpinned by subtle percussion, loops and sundry other electronic filtering. We could talk of jazz, modern composition, improvisation, genuine avant-garde, we could stroke chin about darkness and the tuba’s blackest pitch, of soundscapes and open spaces and the sublime sparcety of it all (if indeed sparcety is a word), the strident warmth, the feather-light cymbal work and stretching the fat tuba tones outwards to the edges, we could even talk of the meditational qualities and we probably should stop talking and end this sentence now.   Panos contributes so much with his purring percussion, his caressed drums and we could talk about all these things when really alI I want to tell you is that this live album is an incredibly cerebral relaxing almost ambient utterly enjoyable rather different delight and something to just bask in. No need to analyse or stroke chins, just interact and enjoy the treat – www.tomheasley.com / www.tosspanos.com

GARGAMEL – Watch the Umbles (Transubstance) – They’re from Norway, they apparently formed in 2001 and this is their new album, you’d swear it was from 1973 though. Everything about it points to the early 70’s idea of self indulgent prog rock – the phrasing, the textures, the flutes, the Van Der Graaf saxophones, the organic Hammond keys, the slightly psychedelic slightly psychotic melancholy and the hours it takes them to get anywhere. You know us, suckers for this kind of stuff, total prog heads, this is a bit of a gloomy dirge though. The good bits fall somewhere between Van Der Graaf Generator and Amon Duul, maybe Eloy, they’ve got a bit of jazz in there and I guess if you’re in the mood for some dark dank retro prog then the Scandinavians are doing it authentically well. None of the bite or edge-pushing danger of Van Der Graaf though and ultimately this is the kind of thing people use as ammunition when railing against the glories of real cutting edge timeless progness. Gargamel have their moments, not really doing it for us though - www.gargamel.no

LAND OF TALK – Some Are Lakes (One Little Indian) – The polite North American alt.rock laid back simple sprawling oh so nice touch of a slightly more electrified Cat Power. www.landoftalk.com

MEMORY GARDEN – Carnage Carnival (VIC) – Old school melodic metal of a moderately epic Mercyful Fate meets Iron Maiden nature should you feel the need to dive in to their deep oblivion behind the door – www.memorygarden.net. Nice artwork from Hungarian illustrator Hjules – www.hjules.com

EXOTERIK – Don’t Swallow (Holier Than Thou) – Anglo-Irish four piece with some kind of female fronted melodic goth/nu metal thing that sounds a lot like many of the rather predictable female fronted moody nu goth metal things you may have heard in recent years. If you’re curious then here’s a link, kind of plodding along and sounding like they’re stuck in goth metal treacle, the flat lifeless production doesn’t help them either and no, this album isn’t doing much for us, but hey, you got your own eyes and ears and they’re only a click of your mouse away, if you’re in to that melodic female fronted Euro goth then – www.exoterik.co.uk
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HYPER – Suicide Tuesday (Killowatt) – Some kind of nailed down bleep and boost Prodigy flavoured hard-edged industrial pop rock machine-driven dance all night then dance some more dance-rock kind of thing. Oh look, Leeroy from the Prodigy in involved, what well trained ears, Charlotte from The Subways too. Here you go, link and bite if you want to, we're not that bothered either way - www.djhyper.com

FROM PLAN TO PROGRESS – Evolution In The Worng Direction (Lime) – That blustery fast US punk pop Fat Wreck thing, this time from Brighton and on Lime rather than Fat. You know the thing, you’ve heard it before, you know where it goes, you know how it works. Music that’s constantly on the move, full of energy, doing their thing well, could do with a little more identity and maybe the occasional wander a little further from home. Energetic melodic urgent punk pop, done well enough should you want more of the same done well enough but done like far too many others have already done. www.limerecords.com / www.myspace.com/fromplantoprogress

HJALTALIN – Sleepdrunk Seasons (Kimi)  - An orchestrated eight piece band from Iceland with strings and pianos and bassoons and clarinets and sometimes they’re a small chamber orchestra and othertimes they’re playing indie-pop-rock lines and.... They’re at times exquisite, sometimes a little sugar sweet twee, sometimes tiny-epic and out there in the trees and orchestrated chamber pop indieness and painted hand in hand and and and all very Icelandic in a very good way (at times)... www.myspace.com/hjaltalinband

THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD – Finished Unfinished Business (Communications Unique) – “After seventeen years of relative musical inactivity, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alan Brown (former member of John Peel favourites Big Flame, A Witness, amongst others) returns to his The Great Leap Forward musical project...” So opens the press release that accompanies this rather rich and welcome album. Not really familiar with too much of Alan Brown’s work, something that, on the evidence of this, needs to be put right rather quickly. Finished Unfinished Business is eleven slices of socially aware 80’s flavoured alternative indie pop that hints at lots of fine things without really sounding too uncomfortably close to any of them. Reference points that would include New Order, Associates, Smiths, Comsat Angels, Human League and a whole lot of bands we all know and love – nothing obvious here through, just rich enjoyable melodic danceable indie guitar pop with classic 80’s synth undercurrents and everything done just right. Socially aware lyrics, songs that say something, celebrations of those with sound ethical values (including a song about the Co-Operative Bank), imaginative use of football chants, perfectly right 80’s sounding indie pop and everything just spot on. Nothing else needs saying, just go enjoy it - www.thegreatleapforward.net

VARIOUS – All Hallows Eve (Penny For TheGuy) - Tales of pubs you never noticed before serving the blackest pint of Guinness and gone with the morning light and not there when you go back for more. Tales of sinister lands and zombies and gothy witches and howls and ghouls and chilling laughs and bells and moster mash rocky horrors. And songs about Alice Cooper that sound like the Mighty Boosh, that and worms chewing on your sins and sinister flesh eating blues tunes and dark psychobilly lo-fi horror rock tunes. Twenty-four slices and a compilation of Halloween music gathered from all over the globe and pulled together in the dark of New York City. Bands and such with names like BOX OF CRAYONS, JOE BLACK, STEVE WHITE, ROB K, SEA MONSTER, BLACK DEATH and more. It works, it flows, the perfect DIY lo-fi punky horror rock psychobilly new wave blues based goth out Party album – investigate it via www.myspace.com/1boxofcrayons

SERPENT CULT – Weight of Light (Rise Above) – Some seriously heavy sludged-out doom metal churning through tar and treacle and sticky Sabbath-scapes and witchy vocals and riffs that pass by like wizards on Monday mornings with plenty of warning. They’re from Belgium, they’re dealing out some tasty 70’s flavoured doom-laced hard rock and dark psychedelia, some tasty wah-wah bass lines and a never ending stream of good old we’ll get there sometime next week retro twisting churning slow-motion heavy heavy heavy rock Damn fine stuff - www.riseaboverecords.com

THE LIVING PEOPLE – Time Of Our Lives (self release) – Oh look, this is hippy music, that’s not meant as an insult, just as observed plain and simple fact - there’s no other way to put it, you know if that idea appeals to you or not. The Living People are from Cornwall, they sing of sunsets and stars and such. Bits of mellow country rock, bits of mellow hard rock, slight hints of funk bumping in to healthy bits of Gong or Pink Floyd or Camel. Angel Walker is band leader, one time member of respected 90’s English underground psychedelic rock band Full Moon. All a little bit too ‘hippy’ for our cynical inner city noise loving ears, but hey, love and tomatoes to all, here’s where you go to find out more. www.myspace.com/thelivingpeople

COERCED INTO BATTLE – Enemy Mine (Rising) - Whoo, went to the kitchen for some ketchup on toast and nearly missed the reflective moody tuneful come-down bit in the middle there, came back just as they started to bruise and bluster and scream and yell again. Brutal hardcore brutal thrash brutal metal brutal stomping and yelling and brutal growling and coerced into a brutal brutal assault of toast and riffs and screams (and no reprisal). Relentlessly vicious, besides the bit we almost missed what with Suzie the swimmer and her toast incident and such.  See the thing is, we can be more interested in our toast that what’s going on with this debut album because, as good this brutal metal trio from Oakland California are, we know we’re pretty safe in contemplating a visit to the kitchen for more toast, we know we're safe in the knowledge that we’re not going to miss anything we haven’t heard many times before. Good enough to keep everyone happy though, a first rate toast crunching treat of a brutal vicious angry hardcore metal onslaught (with the occasional moody melodic guitar bit), and as good as it is, nothing you haven’t heard before.  Damn good at it actually, very damn bloody good, screaming damn and bloody and brutal ... more toast Suzie, now if only they has some x factor, a finger print, a bit of musical personality, some granary in thier toaster, bit of dried fruit in the bread, something a little more than the predictable medium slice white... www.myspace.com/coercedintobattle1

EUGENE McGUINNESS – Eugene McGuiness (Domino) – Debut self-titled full length album, and he’s getting rave reviews everywhere so I guess its just us then. Rinky dinky indie pop, ‘charming’ you might say, ‘gleeful’ maybe? Oh he’s a whit and no ones going to give a flying f what we say from our rabbit hole over here and crown the disneyfied clone and does some of it sound like a Bobby Vee record from the 50’s and oh who cares, he’s acclaimed so what does it matter if we’re going to take it out of the CD player and try and erase it from our mind, especial trying to rhyme text with t.rex... Nah, can’t be having it, can’t just let it pass, what a twee gleeful irritating annoying clucker, look the indie-spindy-smindy emperor has no clothes on - www.myspace.com/eugenemcguinness85

DEAR SUPERSTAR – Heartless (DR2) - If there’s anything worse than a second hand cut price not very good second division wannabe 80’s big hair metal band then it would be one that looks like some clichéd emo hair gel advert nightmare or a bunch of annoying Bullet For My Whatever fans somehow being allowed to make records. Dear Superstar are all these things at once, like they’re having some kind of competition to see how many bad compromised Kerrang clichés they can get away with on one album and we’re out of before our snigger fits take over and we’re rendered helpless and hopeless for the rest of the day. Absolutely dreadful, possible even worse than that Towers Of London band... Someone must have sent this in as a joke, surely this is a joke? Surely? Must be? 

WITHOUT THOUGHT – Get Down And Give Me infinity (IRL) - Oh gawd, another one of those screamo emo mummy I’ve wet the bed metal bands. Irritating singer, dreadful lyrics, same riffs, same musical phrasing, same same same. Discs like this are what baseball bats are for, starting to really piss us off now, normally we'd ignore things like this but there's only so much we can put up with. Without thought indeed – www.myspace.com/withoutthought

MONTANA – Montanimals (Sound Devastation) – Abrasive, edgy and awkward and what a shouty singer man he is, all makes for some hardboiled listening and if you want some relentless off the edge man yelling while a post-hardcore band poke at you in an abrasively angular manner then here you go. We’re more than up for this kind of thing, Optimist Club and such, Neurosis can keep us held for hours, Botch do it and I really want to like this, seems unnatural to not do so, this should be doing it. But this is not doing it. Even the quite restrained bits are laced with a negative tension as you expect them to predictably explode, and here he comes again right on cue, back for more, getting so that I want to punch him. I mean I’m as up for hard boiled noise as the next person but this is jarring in such an annoying a negative way – oh for a bit of subtle brooding or abrasive colour, a different texture or mood, oh just for a little something that isn;t so obvious. Raise your arms and run with me he yells, no thanks, we’re out of here and running the other way. And the thing is, there is a good band here somewhere underneath shouty man. The album reviews are done for this week and we really did not need some of this cluttering up our time... www.myspace.com/montana
 
Last week's album of the week - F*CKED UP / NISENNENMONDAI / HILDE MARIE KJERSEM

Previous album's of the week - GRAILS / BEATGLIDER / UNIVERS ZERO / CONSTANTINES / YOUNG WIDOWS / AMANDA PALMER / LUSTMORD / SLIPKNOT / HEY COLOSSUS / ROSE KEMP / VESSELS / ELEPHANT 9 / DOSH / KAYO DOT / SAY BOK GWAI / THE KINGSIZE FIVE / SCORCH TRIO / THE REAL McKENZIES / VILE IMBECILES
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

LIVE
Been and gone and misplaced all the live reviews this week, what with the internet crunch and Demon demons and all our millions tied up in Icelandic banks and tape measures and other instructions... lots to tell you about, you'll have to wait until next week. What about you though, been to any good gigs? Why do we have to do all the telling? it has been such a chaotic fractured week, you think we have time to write gig reviews on top of everything else. 
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Live previously - SHEARWATER / 12 DIRTY BULLETS / TO THE BONES / THE BOBBY McGEES / ROSE KEMP / ANARCHISTWOOD / RUDE MECHANICALS / GIRLSCHOOL/ BONKERSFEST ‘08 - NOUGHT / GERTRUDE / BLUEZZ INTOXICATED / FIGHT LIKE APES / ZAG AND THE COLOURED BEADS / DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS / VILE IMBECILES / QUEEN ADREENA / PURE REASON REVOLUTION /HARVEY MILK / OXBOW 

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

   THINGS TO GET SHOUTING  ABOUT?
Oh we don't always shout... shout about this again, OVER THE YARD ARM - October 11th is "Freedom Not Fear 2008", an international day of action against surveillance, both government and business. With demos across Europe, find out more over at www.freedom-not-fear.eu
  SINGLES
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
THE KABEEDIES – Treasure Hunting (Cool For Cats) – Four teenagers from Norwich with some proper indie adventure and three very different versions of a song called Treasure Hunting - that middle one must deliberately sound like The Bobby McGees? This is a brilliant single actually, a proper indie single, the kind we need John Peel to still be around to do the treasure hunting for. Three totally different versions of the song, three bags of fizzbanging jangle kudos catching and a proper celebration of the glories of indie pop like they don’t really make any more – only they do, there’s lots of it if you look, there’s just no John Peel. This second version must be their Bobby McGees version, genius. OK, all very simple, that’s where the genius is  A proper indie pop DIY fanzine style piece of treasure from a treasure on an indie pop band and kudos to you dear – and don’t go thinking DIY means low quality low budget sounds, this is spot on sound, production, kazoo playing and everything else – www.myspace.com/thekabeedies or www.myspace.com/coolforcatsrecords

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THE PENNY DREADFUL – Stone Baby / 13 Bones (Ankst) – If you’re going to pull off a Nirvana thing than you need to drop it with a whole lot of front line class and a whole lot more attitude, The Penny Dreadful do it with both, they do it with To The Bones bite, they do it in a low slung bass heavy brooding kind of way. This is their debut single, they’re from North Wales and they’re apparently on the run from the wreckage that was all tied up in that rather fine and horny band called Wendykurk. 13 Bones is a scuttling kind of thing with a T.Rex get it on grab a bone undercurrent and a clanking rockabilly bass-line, Stone Baby is the one that really bites with that slow smoking brooding way it has. There’s a million bad wannabe Nirvanas out there, there’s very few good ones, this is good. – www.myspace.com/theshadowmen or www.ankst.net

LITTLE JACKIE – The Stoop (S-Curve) – Siting on the top step watching the world go by, everything about Little Jackie is cool, they are just cool – their soul is cool, their proper Motown R&B cool, their breezy New York hip-hop is cool, their hair is cool, their bass lines are cool, Imani Coppola is so coooooool, Little Jackie are cool. Second single off their fine album, not quite up there with the perfect pop single brilliance of The World Should Revolve but this is another fine uplifting breezy feel good sassy New York soul dripping slice of goodness. Little Jackie are cool – www.myspace.com/littlejackiemusic

MIA VIGAR – I Dare You (Hungry Audio) – What a Jeckyll and Hyde of a single, the lead track is frankly irritating slice of twee annoying and let’s just get out of here squeaky child-voice no thanks from the Luton born Finno-English singer. I guess a twee Bjork is kind of somewhere near where she is. The b-side Seaside is a lush orchestrated piece of delight and yes her voice and lyrics are still rather twee but this time the adventures do happen inside your head – musical boxes and dusty treasures and melancholy and simple sunshine and rich glowing strings and twinkling keys and sleepy Seaside Treats indeed – www.myspace.com/trueadventures

DEAD OR AMERICAN – A little more restrained and melodic this time around, second single from the Scottish band’s forthcoming album and some more warm intelligent alternative edgy thought about rock. Far more restrained and easy on the ear this time around. Comes with a b-side cover of Fugazi’s Epic Problem which we don’t have here with this one track promo version (why do bands and labels do that?) – www.predestinationrecords.com or www.myspace.com/deadoramerican

TITUS GEIN vs HEY ENEMY – Split EP (Predestination) - Two Glasgow bands on one cd, Titus Gein are a mostly instrumental prog-edged hard rock thing, first track has one of those electro vocoder things going down, second sounds like a galloping bass driven Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden jam, a no messing harmonised hard rock guitar thing that’s in a rush to get somewhere, wholesome stuff, bit of an instrumental prog feel which fits well. Hard to Titus Gein down down with just these two rather interesting rather contradictory tracks.  Hey Enemy are one of those post-blues Lords/Melvins type of bands, a sinister line in almost spoken word vocals and a bass-driven sound again, melodic moments - the two bands work well together, both worth keeping a spare ear out for – more from www.predestinationrecords.com

THE QEMISTS – Lost Weekend (Ninja Tune) - Some kind of heavy handed hyper electro hard rock guitar riff and machine bite thing. Flustery blustery electro rock with Mike Patton adding vocals, arrived with a lot of hype, nothing you haven’t heard before though. Hard fast electro rock and the bite of drum ‘n bass and a touch of frothing techno and probably the most straight-forward thing Patton has been involved in since Faith No More. These things turn up on a regular basis, people fusing rock and dance and claiming to be spearheading some kind of musical revolution, and it never quite is – www.myspace.com/qemists

Last week's single of the week - VOICEsVOICEs / THE QUARRY

Previously - F**K BUTTONS / THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF US / FRIGHTENED RABBIT / THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART / DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN / PRINTS / PETALS ON A WET BLACK BOUGH / LITTLE JACKIE / MARY EPWORTH AND THE JUBILEE BAND / ART IN EXILE / MOGWAI / Z's / ONE DAY AS A LION / SON VER & ELEPHANT LEAF / FIGHT LIKE APES / THE BRUTE CHORUS

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

'THIS WEEK’S FREE DOWNLOAD...
Look, we're late, you can't have something for nothing every week, you've got all that good stuff there from previous , here's that F**ked Up track again, you'll want it after last week's out of control raving a drooling pigs on a wing album review won't you? The track off the new album is called 'Twice Born' and you can get it here

PREVIOUSLY - THE BUG / TEMPORARY RESIDENCE / WOODBOX GANG / ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES / EX-GIRL / DELIA DERBYSHIREF**KED UP / THE REVELLIONS / LIZ PHAIR / OASIS / THE CLOUD ROOM / HERZOGA / THE MELVINS / SHEARWATER / THE REAL McKENZIES / VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR / SIGOR ROS / VASECTOMY EGGS NAILER / FAT WRECK, ME FIRST... / THE DANDY WARHOLS  / SKIN GRAFT RECORDS / WIRE / BUTTHOLE SURFERS  / CARDIACS

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
DEATHROW – Satan’s Gift, Riders Of Doom / Raging Steel (Displeased) – Classic raw splattered bloodied 80’s thrash metal - mutilated, lacerated, percolated. The first two Deathrow albums “remastered for optimal thrashing madness”. Typical of the time, this is raw blistering pounding German heavy thrash metal of a Destruction, Sodom, Iron Angel nature and still sounding good in a raw messy car-crash of thrashing banging horns in the air bang with us, Exodus kind of way. Both albums come with bonus demo material and rip crunchingly good for you it all still is, proper thrash metal up yer ass and F.O.A.D and more torn black jeans and whiplash and destruction and the antidote to all that damn annoying screamo emo hair gel metal – www.displeasedrecords.com

Previously: THE GATHERING / BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES / CLIFF / KILLING JOKE / THE SAVAGE RESURRECTION / BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB / DOOM / LIFE OF AGONY / DEAD HEAD / DAVID BOWIE / STUPIDS / AMEBIX / BLONDIE / THOR / STUMP / KOENJIHYAKKEI / SEBADOH / THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS  / SUN EATS HOURS / LEGION OF PARASITES / ALABAMA 3 / AHLEUCHATISTAS

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PREVIOUSLY - ACT ART 6 - DYING FOR IT! / DAMIEN HURST / JOE MEEK / IMPROV EVERYWHERE / AARON KRATEN / HURRA TORPEDO / BOOK: THE STOOGES – A JOURNEY / JUNK SALES:SLAVES OF NEW YORK / BITTER PIE / SF ZINE FAIR / GIANT PAW – ART CARD SERIES / L. GABRIELLE PENABAZ @ FIERCE / ZINE: LIGHTS GO OUT #1 / LESS THAN JAKE

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ORGAN 276 - Oh go have a look, do we have to list it everyweek, we had loads of great stuff last week, classic week for new music... 

ORGAN 275 - GRAILS, BEATGLIDER, THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT, TO THE BONES, SEA SICK, F**K BUTTONS, STE McCABE, THE BARDO, GENTLE GIANT, THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF US, HANSON BOTHERS, RUMORS OF GEHENNA, ACID MOTHER TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO, JMC, P.G.LOST, UGLY STICK, A TEXTBOOK TRAGEDY, NO RETURN, TRIVIUM,  AMANDA PALMER, THE DeBRETTS,  TEMPORARY RESIDENCE...

ORGAN 274 - UNIVERS ZERO, HAUSCHKA, COUNTRYSIDE, MANIQUI LAZER, MAB, MILK ROAR, HYDRA, MAGICIAN, KIMYA DAWSON, STRIBORG, ROSE KEMP, VOLBEAT, THE BOBBY McGEES,  THE MAY FIRE, MOOSE FACTORY, PRO-PAIN, TRIP LAVA, A POETIC YESTERDAY, LORD BELIEL, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, FROM PLAN TO PROGRESS, BOWERBIRDS, BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES, DAMIEN HURST, CLIFF'S SINGLE, ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES... 

ORGAN 273 - CONSTANTINES, WOODBOX GANG, RA RA RIOT, MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, AMANDA PALMER, BYE BYE CANDY, OF THE I, RUDE MECHANICALS, ANARCHISTWOOD, GIRLSCHOOL, ICED EARTH, ICED EARTH, BLOOD CEREMONY, TONAL OAK, SOULS, FALLEN, PURE INC, BULLET, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, THE TAMBORINES, EX-GIRL, DESTINATION:OBLIVION, JOE MEEK....

ORGAN 272 - YOUNG WIDOWS, AMANDA PALMER, EHNAHRE, GRASSCUT, PRINTS, THE FRENCH QUARTER, POPE JOAN, THE VERVE, BUFFALO KILLERS, MISERATION, DRAGONFORCE, THE MONO EFFECT, BONKERSFEST ‘08, NOUGHT, GERTUDE, TO THE BONES, ROLLINS, BOBBY BARKER, ONE TRUE DOG, BLUEZZ INTOXICATED, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, F*CKED UP, IMPROV EVERYWHERE, CLIFF... 

ORGAN 271 - LUSTMORD, SLIPKNOT, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, AARON KRATEN, FIGHT LIKE APES, TOY GUN COWBOY, IMMERSION COMPOSITION SOCIETY, PICTURES PAINT WORDS, LITTLE JACKIE, RUBY THROAT, TO THE BONES, THE MIRIMAR DISASTER, AGRYPNIE, CITY 13, LORDS OF BASTARD, THE DONKEYS, GOLDBLADE, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PRESENTS: BRENDAN CANNING, BLAND BLADEN, EUREKA MACHINES, BRIAN WILSON, PETALS ON A WET BLACK BOUGH, NARRATION, KISSING KALINA, THE REVELLIONS, KILLING JOKE... 

ORGAN 270 - HEY COLOSSUS, ROSE KEMP, MOTORHEAD, COP ON THE EDGE, GNOMES OF ZURICH, LITTLE JACKIE, JOY OF SEX, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, GEOFF SOULE, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, JAGUAR LOVE, HELLFIRE, CRUISER, THE CHAIR, GORGOROTH, SONNY, REGURGITATOR, LAGWAGON, MILLENNIA, UNBUNNY, TZUN TZU, SUPENIK, ZEBRAHEAD, MOURNING RISE, SINISTER, THE BIKINI BEACH BAND, ZAG AND THE COLOURED BEADS, WHIMWISE, SUSAN GEORGE BOOTH, SERGEANT BUZFUZ, POPE JOAN, FOUR DEAD IN OHIO, THE VIEW FROM BELOW, THE INCONSOLABLES, THE SAVAGE RESURRECTION, LIZ PHAIR, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB... 

ORGAN 269 - VESSELS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, ELEPHANT 9, ART IN EXILE, WILD DOGS IN WINTER, DISSENTIENT REVOLT, TONAL OAK, THE STRIPPER PROJECT, GUTZ, 31KNOTS, INDIAN JEWELRY, KASAI ALLSTARS, NEW MECANICA, LONELY GHOSTS, AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR, RYE, RYE, LAST HARBOUR, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE, RE-RENAISSANCE OF THE CELTIC HARP, BEN MARWOOD, VALKYR, EGEBAMYASI, THE CLOUD ROOM, HURRA TORPEDO, FIGHT LIKE APES...

ORGAN 268 - DOSH, VILE IMBECILES, QUEEN ADREENA, Z's, MOGWAI, DDD, ISOR, PURE REASON REVOLUTION, BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW, SOUTH, SILVERY, THE LAZY DARLINGS, THRACIA, LATE OF THE PIER, FANTASY BAR, BLACK FLAME, THE VERVE, HERZOGA, THE STOOGES, FIGHT LIKE APES...

ORGAN 267 - KAYO DOT, SHEARWATER, OXBOW, HARVEY MILK, ONE DAY AS A LION, KONG, DEBUTANT, IDIOT SAVANT, THE JET BOYS, NADJA, THOMAS FUNCTION, SEBASTIAN BACH, ORGHIA, SANCTORUM, GROUND MOWER, DISARM, RON FRANKLIN, BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME, SABATRON, KAROSHI BROS, THE VIVIANS, THE HAIR, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE EMERGENCY, DOOM. BIFFY CLYRO... 

ORGAN 266 - FIGHT LIKE APES, WE ARE SCIENTISTS, SAY BOK GWAI, THE KINGSIZE FIVE, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, SON VER & ELEPHANT LEAF, DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE, TRIPWIRES, DRAGONFORCE, LIFE OF AGONY, SCUL HAZZARDS, SOULFLY, RON ATHEY, ARCS OF RED. EPIPHANY, SHADE EMPIRE, YETI RAIN, SCHIZO FUN ADDICT, FAITH, SOFIA, LAVONDYSS, ROSE HILL DRIVE...

ORGAN 265 - LE GALAXIE, FIGHT LIKE APES, SCORCH TRIO, SUSAN GEORGE BOOTH, THE REAL McKENZIES, THE MARCHES, 28 DEGREES TAURUS, GHOSTED, PHANTOM FLOAT, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMIES, Marie Vesco, Bonkersfest.. 

ORGAN 264 - VILE IMBECILES, THE LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH, BODIES OF WATER, ALGHAZANTH, TEASING LULU, THIS IS RADIO FREEDOM, BLAZE BAYLEY, EMPYROS, PLASTIC HEROES, THE BRUTE CHORUS, PORT O’BRIEN, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, DEAD HEAD, junk stalls, bath bombs... 

ORGAN 263 - FIGHT LIKE APES, LE GALAXIE, CAPILLARY ACTION, PEDRO, THE PSYKE PROJECT, SERPENTONE, MOTORPSYCHO, SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB, ALLA, HARVEY MILK, ZENITHAL, L.A. GUNS, VESSELS, LESS THAN JAKE, DAVID BOWIE, STUPIDS, NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, THE 1990'S, HONKEYFINGER, SOUNDSHOK, TV SMITH, RICHARD LLOYD, THE DODOS, JAPANCAKES, SOULFLY, GLORIA CYCLES, VASECTOMY EGGS NAILER, SIGOR ROS...

ORGAN 262 - LAYMAR, WIRE. THE ROTTED, COLDPLAY, VERJNUARMU, THE COKE DARES, STONE GODS, URN, VILE IMBECILES, ROYAL TREATMENT PLANT, JESSE MALIN, AMEBIX, BLONDIE, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, DOUBLE HANDSOME DRAGONS, KANEDA, WAVES UNDER WATER, SOSUMI, IRVINE WELSH PRESENTS THE BOOK SLAM, BITTER PIE and the SF ZINE FAIR

ORGAN 261 - MARIE VESCO, RESONANCE FM IS TEN, BLACKLANDS, STRAY DOG CAFE, HIGHTOWN CROWS, WE THE FACELESS, HEAR O ISRAEL – A PRAYER CEREMONY IN JAZZ, GRAND MAGUS, Q WITHOUT U, FREE KITTEN, MAMBO MANTIS, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, GUNSLINGER, BLACK LIGHT BURNS, CALABRESE, SIX REASONS TO KILL, GIANT PAW, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, THOR, CROCUS, HADDONFIELD, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, FAT WRECK.....

ORGAN 260 - RUDE MECHANICALS, OPETH, BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES, THE SANS PAREIL, RABBIT SEASON, LITHURGY, TASHA FIGHTS TIGERS, RING, MOSS, ZERO HOUR, TREES, MOCKINGBIRD, AKPHAEZYA, THE MORE I SEE, HISTORY OF GUNS, AMBERIAN DAWN, NUESTROS DERECHOS, ZAG AND THE COLOURED BEADS,  WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY, STUMP, THE DANDY WARHOLS, THE HYENAS, AIRBOURNE, NO 2 PAY 2 PLAY.... 
 

 
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