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ORGAN #286> DEC 11th '08 - new issue here every Thursday afternoon
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Well we certainly haven't finished with this year yet, still good things coming out, not sure how all these other magazines and websites are running their best of 2008 end of year lists already... that incredible Huntsville album isn't out until this coming Monday, surely that figures? Too late, most have deamed the year already over...

Looking for new mistakes to make and specialisation is for insects and the mistake of recycled second hard worship that just won't do for You and poetry must be in motion, pregnant with words once more, whipped in to shape and sitting just obediently right. Careful steps and bugs that bite legs, pegs in place holding everything down. Lemon with your tea today? We've no time to proof read - coffee, bananas and heavy metal is what we're here for, almost Angel Witch time and Fight Like Apes are back in town tomorrow, band of the year easily don't yer think? And how good was Zack Hill and The Present last night...? And the new Jelas release. More of that next week, year far from over here....

These are, once again, the things that have been in our ears this week. Please do explore and if it sounds interesting then just hit the link and make your own minds up, make contact, go switch the other - don't let this thing blow over, we've done with undercover - 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 way this web thing works when things fall right and the doors flip open and the touch of a key....
 

ORGANS vs ORGAN READERS.... 
Yes, that’s right, us versus you time. We’re almost ready for those end of year lists and arguments and top this and best of that and such.... 

Now you know we like to publish a top fifty albums of the year at the end of every year. Last year the top three albums, in the opinion of the Organ team, were from EFTERKLANG, followed closely by UPSILON ACRUX and TOMAHAWK. You seamed pretty much in agreement with the choice last year. Although some of you said things like “no!” and felt sure the best album of the year came from William D Drake or Of Montreal or Animal Collective or Battles or Future Of The Left or Sleepytime Gorilla Museum or 65Days... actually, now, I might agree about Sleepytime, we only had it as fifth best last year. 

So anyway, pass the cake, and more jam this time please, 2008 has been another great year, loads of great albums, some possible classics. We’ve had a great album of the week every single week, all the way through the year, here at Organ. Flick through some back issues and remind yourselves, it is almost too much... We’re not going to list them all right here and now and we’re certainly not going to pick a random number of albums for you to pick from - no pre-selected hands tied behind your back shortlist and us dictating what you can vote for a shortlist list we give you! The Organ People’s vote is open to every single album that has come out in the year, every single one that has come out already (or indeed still coming out in what is left of) 2008. Go ahead, make a list, check it twice, then fire your top ten albums of the year right on at us and we’ll compile a definite Organ readers end of year poll to go along side the Organ team’s own top fifty. 

Wonder if your list will agree with ours? Bet it won’t. We’ll keep it open until the last minute of December 31st, get your list in and have a look sometime around new year’s day. 

Oh yes, and we’ll put the names of everyone who sends something in to a hat and draw out one of you, one lucky person will win copies of the top five albums from our list... Send your top ten albums in here along with anything else you see fit...X
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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 THE DETAILS, THE FACTS, THE LINKS.... Back last week after a week off making way for OTOMO YOSHIHIDE and the Resonance Radio Orchestra. There's always something Good happening at Resonance FM - the art of sound, the art of listening. 

More details of the weekly alternating Organ hour and Organ Other Rockshow herex

Last week's looked and sounded like this...

Organ OTHER ROCK SHOW with Marina, Resonance 104.4FM, 9.00PM Sunday December 7th 2008

Intro: PHANTOMSMASHER - Bishop Hopping (Ipecac)
1:  ENABLERS - Four Women (Exile On Mainstream)
2:  FANTOMAS MELVINS BIG BAND - Terpulative Guns and Drugs (Ipecac)
3:  MARVINS REVOLT - Deliberate Deeds (Richter Collective)
4:  THE CURSORS - 9/4 (demo)
5:  BOB DRAKE - Plinth Shriveller (download) www.bdrak.com
6:  WILLIAM D DRAKE - January Night (SheBear)
7:  THE LAKE SITUATION - The Trailer, The Boat and the Silver Fish  (And Then)
8:  NUB – Trawler  (Jackass)
9:  THE JELAS - Frog/Or Not To Buy A Taxi (Ingue)
10: IMAGINATION SCHOOL - Riverwoman (Sonicjunction)
11:  RUINS – Pallaschtom  (Skin Graft)
12:  ENABLERS - The Achievement (Exile On Mainstream)
13:  HELLA - Song From Uncle (download)
14: TERA MELOS - Party With Tina (Temporary Residence)
15: DARLING FREAKHEAD - Handicapped Moving Service (download)
16: TATTIE TOES - Taiko Lullaby (Stench Of Muscle)
17: UNIVERS ZERO - Carabosse (Cuneiform)
OUTRO:  TIME OF ORCHIDS - We Speak In Shardsp (Cuneiform)

This coming Sunday, Sean O with a bag load of who knows what... 
 

NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
ALBUM OF THE WEEK

HUNTSVILLE – Eco, Arches & Eras (Rune Grammofon) - Seven minutes into the second rather intriguing twenty-one minute track the female vocals suddenly kick in - just as your head is getting in to the idea of the rather different instrumental avantness and the rhythmical challenge that’s going on. The sudden arrival of vocals is almost shocking - a jolt - and then, just as quickly, they're gone, never to be heard again - on we go with compelling rhythms and the demanding forward movement, the cross pollinating, the colour, the almost African riffs that drive over the warm welcoming drones that build up and take us to who knows where – this really is a thrilling ride, first real listen and whoever they are they have me hooked. I have no idea who they are, haven’t looked at the name on the cover of the two CD set yet. And where did she go with her voice? There for a minute and then gone again – this is brilliant actually - entrancing, hypnotic, so different - fast, full of energy, new rhythms, new musical places. Seems they’re called Huntsville and this second track is heading for an amazingly powerful climax - they’ve been slowly building up in to a frenzy, not too much of a frenzy you understand, everything is in control - the power of the music they’re making is harnessed, the artists in control. So many experimental textures in there, so much going on, always controlled and considered, the music makers in control and nothing running away. Organic, tribal, forward moving.... Huntsville are a trio from Norway, twenty minutes in to this second track and we’ve kind of hit a calm bit - double bass holding the motion while things ting and chime and counterbalance – the second track is called Eco and it leads us into a delicate two minute piece of minimalism that glides along with a precisely plucked acoustic guitar. 
               There’s all kinds of instruments being played here, in fact, along with the guitars, banjos, the pedal steel, the warm resonant double bass, the variety of percussion, the tabla machine, sarangi box and the shruti box, all three are credited with playing “various other instruments”. These are groove based compositions, all strong pieces, improvised apparently – seem very focused though, improvised music so often has a habit of disappearing down the road or turning in on itself. Losing itself in some idea of indulgent self-importance, Huntsville, on this first disc of two, never do that - this is beautifully unpretentious and feels so naturally right. Others have talked of hypnotic country yoga, of abstract drone Americana, and yes to some extent that could be right - really not that easy to pin down though, nothing that obvious – drone music, folk music - some of those bright rhythms are surely born of Africa – that thing that’s bafflingly called World Music? African banjo music? This is from nowhere, this is from everywhere... this is wonderful, this is different - and we're still on disc one.... 
             Disc two is totally different, well no, not totally, a live recording featuring Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche from Wilco playing alongside the Norwegian three piece. One whole fifty-four minute piece of work that really does sound like the abstract drone Americana that others were talking of. It really isn’t anywhere near as compelling as the delights of the first disc though, back to that first one again I think, we’ll save disc two and explore it later, the first disc is calling right now, must play it again... all kinds of fresh things on that first disc, been going back and dipping in to if for days on end now...
www.huntsville.no / www.runegrammofon.com
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VARIOUS – SPECIALISATION IS FOR INSECTS (Ex Gratia) - Reviewing compilation albums is a headfunk, every track in need of words and analysis and people getting all irate when you don’t mention their band or track – never mind all that, does is work as one whole? Can you throw it on and leave it running on repeat? Are there things on here that I didn’t know about and that I need to go find out more about right away? The answer to all that is a big bad YES! Already been off to find out more about the New York Carnival punk of FLAMING FIRE and I must go explore THE DOOMED BIRD OF PROVIDENCE in a moment, that track has really grabbed me today. RUDE MECHANICALS are already Organ favourites with their aliens and their other-jazz and Ms Roberts and her theories on tube mice... Mice aren’t insects though and today BATRIDER are sounding rather good, as is the forthright English grunge of TEN CITY NATION (that track is really telling me I should get around to downloading the album they have up on line for free). CHENKO have a Lou Reed from South London feel, no idea if they are from South London, just feel like they are. ANARCHISTWOOD are having punk rock snake problems, snakes aren’t insects either... A-LINE sound good, it all sounds good, THE ELECTRIC BRAINS with their frantic 60’s meets Devo garage rock, and DISTANT NEIGHBOUR. It all works, it all sounds good, and every time I listen I have a different idea about who I like best – yesterday it was Flaming Fire, today Batrider, everyday Rude Mechancals... it works! A DIY compilation on vinyl (wrapped in good looking collaged artwork) or available to download from the Punkvert/Ex Gratia collective of London DIY movers and shakers – they got a label, they make films, they put on gigs, they’re in bands, they probably bake cakes... This is just what you want from a compilation, go explore – www.punkvert.tv/exgratiarecordings or www.myspace.com/exgratiarecordings
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ELECTRIC MUD GENERATOR – To The Disdain Of Polyhymnia (Total Prog) – Sunlight will devour you while she dances away. They come from the North West of England, they come from the 70’s and Hawkwind’s visions of the future and Grand Magus and winters that bring ice and snow and vultures that inherit the earth... Porcupine Tree for Neurosis disciples, Pagan crowns and thirteen minute doom-folk epics that give way to twenty two minute pieces that open with acoustic guitar crafted delicateness and angelic folk girl with milk white skin voice and shallow breathing and slow build up to violin textures and epic ideas once more... Who she is we do not know for the band are listed as an all male three piece – 70’s in all kinds of ways then. Oh there she is, listed as an after-thought, her name is Ellie and her voice adds so much... Towering hippy-progness and folky metal and ambitious touches or Circulus or Sabbath or Jethro Tull and those start of the 80’s heavy rock bands like Trespass or Angel Witch - and forests as far as the reach of their sight and slabs of prog-sludge and big riffs in even bigger black space rock cauldrons. Monolithic riffage and real ale drenched self indulgent henge-moving psychedelic metal reflecting the stars. Light against the onset of seclusion – monsterously self-indulgent 70’s drenched progressive heavy rock... love it (even though they should have given Ellie more credit). They open with a fifteen minute sonic attack, nail their colours to the mast and never let up - www.electricmudgenerator.co.uk

BEFORE THE DAWN – Soundscape Of Silence (Cyclone Empire) – Decent enough melodic dark wave metal. Complex, technical progressive metal undertones. Epic stuff for fans of Paradise Lost, Katatonia and such... If that sounds like you then I guess they’re worth checking out – www.beforethedawn.com

THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANK – A Briefcase Full Of Suspicion (LYF) -  Seven track CD, seven slices of organic electronic experimental noise. Kind of soothing in a buzzing clanking forward moving gentle noise kind of way, nothing too abrasive or violent – creatively subtle, imagination is their chosen weapon. Machine clanks and the music of factory machines rewired - positive repetition and found sound manipulation, are those voices underneath? Are those voices on the disc or in my head? Ah yes, both...  suspicion, paranoia, clunks and clanks - all very soothing though, in the same way that watching production lines is soothing, or printing presses are soothing, or those strange voices you hear that sooth so much – www.myspace.com/truthaboutfrank

AGATHOCLES – Grind is Protest (Displeased) - Back to basics raw brutal primitive old school grindcore thrash metal violence. Sounds like they recorded it in a cardboard box ‘round the back of Rip Cruncher’s gaff while a gang of pissed-off possessed (or at least cider fuelled) yappy dogs took turns growling at them. They should have set the yappy dogs on whoever mic’d up the drum kit, sounds like one of those plastic kiddy ones you buy your least favourite relative’s hideous offspring for Christmas.  This is either dreadful or a work of utter genius, I stuck around for the first thirty six songs, grind is indeed protest...  www.agathocles.com or www.displeasedrecords.com
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SONIC RENDEZVOUS BAND – Live, Masonic Auditorium (Alive) - So what you really have here is a slice of punk rock history. Recorded live, opening for the Ramones in Detroit on January 14th 1978 (on the very same night that the Sex Pistols played for the very last time at Spacelands in San Francisco – that “ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated” sneer of a gig - you know the one). The Sonics Rendezvous Band were Fred Smith, Gary Rasmussen, Scott Ashton and Scott Morgan and this is a legendary live recording. Spawned from the remnants of The MC5, STOOGES, RATIONALS and The UP, Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5) joined forces with Scott Asheton (Stooges), Scott Morgan (Rationals) and Gary Rasmussen (The Up), to make some of the legendary music that for the most part, at that time, remained unheard by most. Opening for the Ramones to a packed venue and 3000 people on home turf, this is simply an electric recording!  Back there The Ramones considered these guys unsung heroes – seems they mean a hell of a lot more today than they did back there in ’78. This is classic Detroit style Stooges/MC5 garage punk – right there, live and raw, street walking cheetahs all gone with the dogs. Originally recorded on a cassette tape, the quality is that of a really good bootleg – and you might say all the better for it. Just classic kicking out of the jams, what more do you need to know? Classic – www.alivenergy.com
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THE TROUBADORS – Stolen Time (Self Release) – There’s a great banjo driven version of Oh Suzanna, you know the one – For I come from Alabama, With a banjo in my knee... the version really is totally wasted as a hidden bonus track that you only discover if you accidentally leave the CD running for ten minutes or so after things have finished. I Guess it doesn’t quite fit in with an album that’s made up of eleven original songs though?  Eleven authentic sounding originals from the rather fine Alt.Americana outfit. If you like your alternative American country music and your intelligent kind of Steve Earle feel, then this rather mellow album in one you most certainly need to check out.  Impressively enjoyable stuff - refined bluegrass, gentle country rock and the finest kind of mellow Americana (all without the rose tinted spectacles). Don’t think we’ve encountered them before, reached down for the press release to find out with Southern US state they’re from – West Yorkshire! Well I guess we live in global village, and they certainly sound authentically right. Eclectic American alt.country, melancholic songs of protest, of life, of loss - fine fine songs, uplifting and inviting even when things are downbeat. Seems this is their debut album, they’ve made a fine debut – Steve Earle, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Gram Parsons and a more than healthy blend of American alt.country rock. Fine songs, fine guitars, banjos, mandolins, fine voices, fine words - oh and it seems the main man is Steve Chapman Smith, one time Red lorry yellow Lorry, Ghostdance, Fiat Lux man... who’d have thought it! Fine fine songs from a fine band with a clear love for their craft, and if this sounds like your kind of thing then this is a rather highly recommended album – www.thetroubadors.co.uk or www.myspace.com/thetroubadorscouk

VARIOUS – THE WICKED SOUNDTRACK by AL JOURGENSEN (13th Planet) – Compilation film soundtrack album put together my yer man from Ministry and throwing together a whole bag load of his side projects (along with a few guests) for some kind of alternative industrial metal buffet of an album... Tracks from REV CO, MINISTRY in the shape of a couple of cuts from that recent Ministry And Co-Conspirators album, namely banging raging industrial versions of Bang A Gong and Golden Earring's Radar Love. Oh couple of regular MINISTRY tracks on here as well, including a previously unreleased track Cuz U R Next. You’ve got things from PRONG, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, HEMLOCK, MESHUGGAH and more... A decent mix of industrial flavoured alternative metal and such. Nothing that groundbreaking here but the variety of contributors adds some spice the whole affair and makes for a rather decent collection of industrial goodness. Nothing that excitingly different, all wholesomely good, kind of what you’d expect from Al Jourgensen, Ministry, their friends and associates.  Find out more from www.thirteenthplanet.com

WEDNESDAY 13 – F**k It, We’ll Do It Live (DVE) – Proper live mistakes-and-all raw-throated no overdubs live album from the cult glam punk band. All your expletive fuelled Wednesday 13th favourites coming right at your head with relentless ferocity, that’s if you should want them relentlessly coming at your head – all sounds a little one dimensional to me, all at the same speed, all the same raw-throated vocal sounds and raw guitar textures. Heard one song, you’ve almost heard them all in terms of this live album... kind of get bored with it after a handful of tracks - probably fun if you were there in the pit with a beer or two inside you, not as a live album in your own space and time though... There’s a live DVD that comes with this as well, think we’ll pass – www.myspace.com/wednesday13

LOSS LEADER – Loss Leader (predestination) – A dark heavy set of slabs, a one man drum machine and guitar band from Scotland with a bleak Big Black, Joy Division styled sledgehammer to crack a nut. Dark, nihilistic, angry sounding - nothing subtle here - delivering handshakes like bombs. Kind of unsubtle Joy Division for Melvins fans and heading out towards death metal at times...  Not quite hitting the spot in any major way here, not bad though – www.predestinationrecords.com

VARIOUS – CARRY ON LOVIN’ (MOMT) –  A whole mix of dance, experimental electronica and things that head towards industrial metal - slices of techno and such – Audio War, Vultures, Skink, Gusto Extermination Squad, Shinji Yamashita, K-Nitrate, UCNX, Semi0n are all in there amongst the seventeen tracks. The album works as one decent enough whole, a constantly changing electronic soundscape and a rather good compilation. Nothing massively jumping out at us, decent enough though. Comes as a download or a limited edition CDr in a good looking handmade cover – www.momt.co.uk

VARIOUS – A VERY CHERRY CHRISTMAS VOL 4 (Cherryade) – The forth annual collection of home made Christmas songs from the ever productive (sweet-sending) Cherryade team. Eighteen slices of trifle, mince pie, cake and varying degrees of that trademark Cherryade lo-fi indie goodness and tweeness and scratchiness and popiness (and Ste McCabe hissing and spitting and trashing Marks And Sparks and The Daily Mail’s idea of a cosy Christmas in the middle of it all – you have to love Ste!). The Bobby McGees, Micropenis, Ten Tigers, Hotpants Romance  – our favourite is from Lovely Eggs and their song about dinosaurs – www.cherryademusic.co.uk. xxxx

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Last week's album of the week - GALLON DRUNK

Previous albums of the week - SLEEPS IN OYSTERS / THE WELCOME WAGON / AU / BLACK ELK / MOHA! / SEMAPHORE / AIDS WOLF / THE PROCESS / DEERHOOF / MARTIN ORFORD / ORIGINAL SILENCE / RELIGIOUS KNIVES / F*CKED UP / NISENNENMONDAI / HILDE MARIE KJERSEM / GRAILS
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

LIVE
South Central, Brixton 2008SOUTH CENTRAL – Brixton Academy, - Dec 5th ’08

– One of those late night Brixton gigs, South Central are first outfit on - do we call them a band? Not tonight, there’s only two of them up there. There is a five piece version of South Central that really does blur the boundary between dance DJ and live band, not tonight though, tonight is the two man DJ, laptop and keyboard set. They’re on at something like 9.30pm, most of the audience are still making their way in, preferring the decent pubs to the overpriced watered down fizz that’s your only option in this Carling sponsored venue. Pendulum are why almost everyone is here tonight, South Central are the reason we’ve dragged ourselves to Brixton on a freezing Friday though. 

         Two man set tonight then, up there on the (very) big stage with their table of delights looking a little lost in the middle of it all – re-mixing and mashing things up, frantically punching computers and synth keys, they somehow manage to pull the walls in and make it intimate. Is it me or do most of this audience not know this Killing In The Name slice of Rage Against The Machine they’re mixing up in a rather demandingly meaty way? There’s a flicker of recognition and they clearly do have their own following in evidence down the front, the place should be jumping for this though. The two of them are up there, trademark hoods up, heads nodding, climbing all over their centre stage table that now seems to be growing in size and presence at things build. Crunching on squelchy keyboards and silver laptops, demanding hands in the air, slowly warming things up and winning over the ever filling hall. Bites of Justice, Josh Wink, Prodigy’s Firestarter all in there taking things to a higher state – hardcore dance feeding in to hard rocking techno... 

    This is working, the atmosphere is building, people are reacting, the front is starting to jump, yes! There’s dozens of camera phones in the air amongst the arms catching the action – more and more arms going up in the air, people starting to jump and move further back.... Of course any historical condition can only really be understood just as it passes away, yer nineteenth century philosopher man Hegel will tell you that, he of The Owl Of Minerva – which of course is what their rather tasty new album is called – and it really is only at the end of the set as it all passes away that the main body of the now in the house audience are working out how good they are. Nu Rave really is what it feels like tonight in this big venue, new generation of Human Traffic moving through. Kind of get the feeling this is all new and fresh to most in here, teenage indie kids and emo styles discovering the delight of squelch and the pleasure of mass dance movement... The South Central two pull it off completely by the end, they turn and walk off to the cheers of lots of new friends won - the place more than warmed up in time for Pendulum. Shame then that Zane ‘Radio One’ Lowe got in the way and on to stage to bring it all back down with an hour long set of him shouting before said Pendulum then. South Central, like we said with the album review back there, they’ve got a little extra to them, something the others don’t have, a little more than just waving a glow stick here, check ‘em out, they’re worth it both two piece and five piece versions – www.myspace.com/southcentralmusic
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ROSE KEMP / HANDS ON HEADS / PLUG – Pub Pop @ The Miller, London Bridge, 29th Nov 

– A Dexter Bentley Pub Pop (rather than Sub Pop) night, brought to you by the Dexter Bentley radio show at Resonance FM. The Miller in a rather unpretentiously friendly pub venue just off Borough High Street - just south of the River at London Bridge, nicely relaxing band/audience friendly room above a pub down a side-street, a welcome alternative to the hyperbol look at me self-importance of Hoxton or the stale fly infested industry stench of dying Camden.

             Plug are on when we get there, a drum and bass two piece - no, not that kind of drum and bass... Two girls, one called Sian and one called Georgie, one playing rather forceful drums while singing, the other playing bass with her hands and lo-fi keyboards with her bare feet while adding vocal lines.  They’re kind of feisty and spiky in a new wave way, kind of life-saving if you were to be a small animal - no traps or anything. Hypnotic and stripped right back, almost tribal in a locked on punky new wave way, massively watchable despite the sparse set up and  the lack of central focal point – though you could argue the drummer was just that. Kind of lo-fi riot grrl undercurrent, a post punk feel that could almost be 1979 all over again, fresh pleasure nonchalantly played, attention demand start to the night...

             Hands On Hands next, decent DJ in between, Hands On Heads are infectious, they’re abrupt, they’re bright and sunny, pin-point sharp. Hands on heads is what happened when you misbehaved at the primary school I went to - paint spilt on the floor, squalor alive once more, stand in the corner, hands on head. Sunshine punk is there explanation, you’d get dizzy with your hands on your head while Hands On Heads played, they’re frantic and hyper in an uplifting bright poppy hello-little-doggy hand-on-heart way. Unrepetitively repetitive cardiac arrests and lines and words that keep jumping out in the maelstrom of pop and the sharpness and the jagged pointed bits that sound hardboiled and poppy - and you are not alone, brightness is real and here, keep up, keep up, nothing feels out of place. Four of them, organ, bass, guitar and drums. Rhythms that can’t be upset, and really unlike anything we’ve encountered recently, maybe bits of Ring or Gag or knowing where the manhole vandal lives, we haven’t encountered any of them recently though (especially that manhole vandal).  Four of them infectious and combusting and frantic and no wave new wave and tying perfect bows in the middle of what sounds like chaos but really isn’t. Mid 90’s TV themes?  And no one ever intended to run away and a new fiction is what they are – sharp notes, ringing notes, new fiction - tunes that jingle, new wave surf, happy sounds, a band with personality, too much orange juice, hyperactive - it really is ok, they know nothing’s wrong. Infectious no wave sharp-pop otherness, they paint frantic musical brainbows... 

             Two good bands and we like gigs like this where someone has taken time to put an inspired bill together and cross pollinate... Rose Kemp is why we’re really here though, tonight Rose and her band are a three piece – Joe Garcia on bass, James King on drums and Rose herself on guitar and extremely rich vocals. A heady blend of exhilarating old school heavy rock and folk-edged English prog. She has us mesmerised from the off, entranced in her musical seduction, her darkness when the day is done in her brooding riffs anchored down by that really strong and rather compelling, rather visual, rhythm section – colourful old school prog drumming, powerfully atmospheric, a drummer who’s entertaining to watch - hand over the top of neck inch-thick-strings bass playing holding it all in place. The three of them are conjuring some serious English sounding spot-hitting heavy rock alchemy tonight, this wouldn’t be lost sharing the same stage as Electric Wizard, Cathedral or even bands like Kayo Dot. Brooding riffs, slowly uncoiling, swooping grace, powerfully carrying all before them. None of the keyboard that’s to be found on the new album here tonight - she does sometimes play with a keyboard player in a five piece line up, she sometimes plays completely alone – there’s a sense of freedom within her structure, she does pretty much hold to the frame of the tracks as found on the albums, it would not surprise if she was to gallop off somewhere different though. You get the feeling no two Rose Kemp gigs will ever be quite the same – no automatic pilot here. Her British rock heritage is glowing up there on the stage tonight, heritage well documented - daughter of Steeleye Span’s Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp - brought up on the stage she now commands; swaying there, chewing her gum, hair and guitar swaying, all in black, lost in her zone, witchy, pagan  – powerfully heavy songs, epic songs that pull you and her in until she can’t remember who she is or where we are. Innocence shrouds the gaze of the Dirty Glow - lost in it all until she gets to the end, rubs her eyes and politely thanks everyone before taking time to tune up, grab breath and head us out there again... out in to a wholeness of sounds. Exhilarating gig, stimulating night.... 

www.myspace.com/plugddd
www.myspace.com/handsonheads
www.myspace.com/rosekemp
www.myspace.com/pubpop
www.myspace.com/dexterbentley
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Live previously - MOTORHEAD / THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP / PURE REASON REVOLUTION / F*CKED UP / ROLO TOMASSI / TO THE BONES / 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

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

   THINGS TO GET SHOUTING  ABOUT?
HOW WRONG IS THE 696 FORM?! WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS

'The 696 Form compels licensees who wish to hold live music events in 21London Boroughs to report to the police the names, addresses, aliases and telephone numbers of performers, and most worryingly, the likely ethnicity of their audience. Failure to comply could result in fines or imprisonment. We believe this places unnecessary and frankly Orwellian powers in the hands of the Metropolitan Police, an institution which does not have the best record of racial fairness. The 696 form can only serve to deter the staging of live musical events - a positive form of activity in London and all cities - stifle free expression and quite possible penalise certain genres of music and ethnic audiences. It is an intrusion too far.'

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Scrapthe696/

Further reading: The Independent

  SINGLES
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
RALFE BAND – Attics/Stumble (Loose) – Now this is good, this is a little different in a very good way. Attic is an instrumental, a folky polka stomp, a refined zig zag of polka dance, an alt.folk thing that really doesn’t prepare you fully for the wonderfully wordy Stumble and the twisted trees and the robots searching the palaces. Oly Ralfe is a musician and wordsmith as well as an artist and film maker - he directed The Ballad Of AJ Weberman, a documentary about a Bob Dylan stalker and a film that won the Raindance award at the British Independent Film Awards – he is also a Mighty Boosh collaborator, cameo appearances and his distinctive artwork can be found in that good looking new book of theirs (anyone want to buy me a Christmas present?)... How are we going to describe this? Politely restrained psychopathic zig zag folk-waltz music, a journey down a whole different side street that you never noticed was there before even though you walk down that road everyday? A side street full of all kinds of inviting colour and people dancing and all strangely different and incredibly catchy and circling around us now - calling out names and this is all very delightfully good and slightly English and surreal enough to soften the hardest of hearts while those twisted trees scowl in the breeze - www.ralfeband.com or www.loosemusic.com

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SILVERY - You Give A Little  Love (Blow Up) - Genius move from Silvery, now if Steam Punk does actually exist then this must be it, time to party like it’s 1929! That song from the Bugsy Malone movie that they do now and again live - here as a single in all their Art Deco Blur in a whirl with Sparks glory and you give a little love and it all comes back to you - and yes, the perfect antidote to all the doom, gloom and prohibition... No doubting it, it all must be worthwhile, good friends will always make you smile. Silvery are going from strength to strength with their English pop and Victorian fairground rides and H.G Wells time machines and bandsman uniforms and big flowers and... An inspired single, you’ll drive every one mad with it spinning on repeat. www.myspace.com/silverytheband or www.blowuprecords.com

SEELAND – Library (Loaf) – “Seeland were formed by Tim Felton (ex Broadcast) and Billy Bainbridge (ex Plone) in winter of 2004/05 amid the fallout from Birmingham’s ‘Retro Futurist Electronic Scene’ – a music scene inspired by space age pop, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Joe Meek and eccentric 60’s library music”, the two songs here are quiet delicate things, crisp things, fresh sounds, melodic pieces of beauty, vibrant psychedelic folk songs, glowing things. The gentle electronic edges bring them to life, more 60’s Scott Walker than Delia Derbyshire – all tingling light and slowly uncoiling words, delicate field-frozen crisp church-quiet songs, beautiful space-creating songs – www.l-o-a-f.com

LOS – Ba Ba Ba (self release white label 7”) – The impressive Surrey three piece back with another limited edition self released slice of delicious black vinyl. Fronted by the forceful voice of Helen Sargent, they’re an alternative three piece with a loose blues/grunge feel to them, a bit of White Stripe rawness (as we’ve pointed out before) and this time sinking in to the depths with their heartbroken blues. Doing their already rather distinctive and instinctive thing with bag loads of impressive edgy style – especially with the beautifully downbeat blues drenched third track What Mother Said  - something rather good starting to emerge here – www.myspace.com/wearelos or www.wearelos.com

THE FM FLASH – Being A Safe Place (Workalone) – Three track single, mid-paced instrumental post rock tunes. All very ‘nice’ in a quietly restrained slow moving minimal building Mono, Explosions in The Sky, Low kind of way. Delicate and restrained, not really taking it anywhere we haven’t already been before though (do we need it to?). All very pleasant and uplifting and all very nice and soothing  – www.myspace.com/thefmflash

KONG – Leather Penny (Brew) - Broken one track CDr in the post, just snippets of the track on line, Manchester’s Kong are good though, a Fugazi-fused gallop of Melvin-like heavy post-punk rock that’s well worth your time – www.brewrecords.net or www.myspace.com/kongdom

I AM IMMUNE – Entropy (Line Out) – Modern sounding indie electro rock with a healthy new romantic undertone – well a lot more than an undertone, massive slice of new romantic electro-glam. Electro soundcapes and textures very much based within strong songs. Not a million miles away from the (pretty much forgotten) Inaura actually with their dark Duran Duran/Cure slants and their dark forests – One for you disciples of lush electro goth pop – www.lineoutrecords.com / www.iamimmune.co.uk

BROKEN ARM - Shields Mystical (Sea) - Some kind of evil feedback and static and jagged edge dissonant noise gives way to a forcefully violent drum and we’re off and running straight in to some determined slices of short sharp secret-eyed garage noise rock wrapped in anything you damn well like. Like a dog on your leg, flailing guitar abuse and on the edge vocal lines - out of Leeds and up to their knees is punky hardcore alternative evidence burning. Tightly wound and leaving cuts, five short sharp blasts of feral wired up awkward slashes of edgy energy. Urgent punk rock straight out of the garage, not just noise though, bit of depth, not just conversation, they made a real connection  – www.searecords.co.uk

MORIARTY – Jimmy (Kartel) – Acoustic-delicate, Americana, country tales of buffalo and being what you say - roam where you roam, do what you do. Quiet Americana and folk and lead female voice and all very easy on the ear and the grass is green and as someone else said; “Billie Holiday fronting Calexico”. First breezy single off the rather fine new album Gee Whiz But This Is A Lonesome Town that’s out in February next year... www.moriartyland.com
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CHRISTMAS SINGLE OF THE WEEK

RAW POO – Raw Poo Sings Christmas (Pumpkin) - All your Christmas favourites and all your seasonal needs on one beer-splattered disc - well actually, they say they could only manage three - three slices of Sarf London genius all the same, and you can’t have too much of a good thing... They’re self confessed “alcho-punks” and they sound like the drunken younger brothers of Cock Sparrar or those Cockney Rejects messing up Christmas, kicking over your tree and “decking the halls with f**king holly!”. Oi’d up version of Jona Lewie’s Stop The Cavalry is the brilliant highlight, born again as an essential Christmas street punk anthem! Slade get mangled, as does Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. And what the hell has a pogotastic shoutalong fist-punching headbutt of a version of Abba’s Mamma Mia got to do with bleedin’ Christmas? Genius move, enough to almost make the Grinch smile, past the mince pies and wake me up when the damn thing is all over... www.rawpoo.com / www.myspace.com/rawpoo / www.myspace.com/pumpkinrecords

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DUMB INSTRUMENT – Dear Santa / Boxes (Bad Cool) -  Such gentle English sounding songs, songs of delicate times and Christmas and darkness and escaping in the batmobile – jingle bells, batman smells... Ho ho ho, and all so Scottish, and such a rich Scottish voice and words that you can’t help but pay attention to. Delicate folk songs with slightly jazzy piano, art deco piano – kind of William D.Drake meets Frightened Rabbit with a bit of Scott Joplin if you want us to be lazy about it. Dear Santa, despite some of the family darkness, is so so poignantly delightful. Boxes celebrates the delights of boxes – wooded boxes, cornflake boxes, fuseboxes – four sides, a top and a bottom... so simple, so very neat... and all wrapped in tartan wrapping paper - www.dumbinstrument.com

LOUIS BARABBAS AND THE BLACK VELVET BAND – Writing My List  - A dark Bad Seed ho ho ho of a Christmas list song, Santa’s on his way via smoked filled gin joints, with fiddles and vaudeville folk and ho ho ho... A whisky-soaked rambler of a singer interacting with an equally as strong and spirited, equally as rich female voice. The Black Velvet Band are from Manchester, sound like they need more investigating... www.louisbarabbas.com or www.blackvelvetband.co.uk
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Last week's single of the week - RUDE MECHANICALS

Previously - THE BRUTE CHORUS / TIM AND SAM’S TIM AND SAM BAND... / THE DEIRDRES / THE MINIONS / LOYAL TROOPER / ALISON O’DONNELL / SPEECH DEBELLE / OVER THE WALL / THE RAYOGRAPHS / THE KABEEDIES / VOICEsVOICEs / THE QUARRY / F**K BUTTONS

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  DEMO TIME
We're just going to tell you about the very very best demo recording 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
CHARLIE BARNES – No Offenkk - Now this is bright and bold, he certainly has a powerful voice. Strident songs, big songs, ambitious songs, great big hopeful songs. Four impressive songs, he certainly has a fine voice. Flavoured with just the right amount of restrained glitch and a few healthy slices of Radiohead without really being too obvious about it. Sigur Ros Post rock brightness, very much about the songs though, strong heroic melodic big-voiced songs - touch of Scott Walker, Rufus Wainwright, the epic range of Amplifier or Oceansize. Songs that tingle, stitching things back together, songs taking flight – www.myspace.com/charliebarnes

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THE PINE HILL HAINTS – Ghost Dance Sampler -  Scratchy skiffle and American rockabilly country. A union of junk musicians and story tellers. Not sure where they’re from, they said something about the crushed skull of North Alabama and talk of being a travelling band who never repeat the same set twice. A rambling broken down freight-train jumping band is what they sound like and not a million miles from the world of our old friend Seasick Steve. Ever lasting joy in the heat of depression, banjos and fiddles and they say they have a few old records released here and there...  in to the void you, he’s a walking talking dead man... don’t you mess around with him .- www.myspace.com/pinehillhaints

BLACK CHANNELS are from Perth, Scotland and they have three abrasive cuts of screaming hardcore punk here waiting for you. They’ve evolved out of a band called Allegro, a young band we were covering in a positive way a couple of years back – they lost their drummer to a tragic accident. Good to see they’re pulled together and are carrying on. This is an onslaught of raw Converge/Gallows style crossover metallic hardcore punk energy, tense stuff. Hardboiled, relentless, high-pitched energy – www.myspace.com/blackchannelsboat

LONG HAT PINS – Found spoken word along with Long Hat Pins tunes and rather different songs. The voice of the BBC’s Frank Gillard Describing the build-up to D-Day on a track called Men Marching, Men Running, is one of the stand outs, mixed in with that home made guitar sound that feels a little like Lemon Jelly and their Staunton Lick. Imaginative home-made collage and instrumentation, crisp lo-fi guitars that gently ring out in their own primitive way, restrained drum boxes. Long Hat Pins is Salford’s Tim Kelly. He has his own songs as well, and good they are, An Understand Of Light and people’s history being a little more than just bones. Bits of gentle dub and the sound of summer – summer rain. Songs that really don’t sound obviously like anyone or anything  Gentle sound experiments and just something enjoyably different - always off down a different route just when you think you know where things are going. Experimental songs, always easy on the ear though, experiments are almost always hardboiled, this is extremely pleasant, restrained delicate experiments, real alternatives, positive lo-fi creativity, songs that work as songs, all really rather enjoyable - www.myspace.com/longhatpins

SPOOKBOY – An album’s worth of lo-fi space dub and flowing fluid electronica. Kind of mellow home-made free-spirited thing you’d hear coming from free festival sound systems back in the day. Not a lot more needs to be said, if you like fest-dub then more than worth checking out - www.myspace.com/spookboy

LOS CONIOS - Scuzzy and frantic and a little manic and off-hinge and raving about someone being a paedophile or something or other.... Bag loads of spaced-out high-speed wired-up punk rock and swearing and yelling and who knows what. They sound like the kind of people you try to avoid meeting on the street, cross over or nip in to the shop you never intending going in just to avoid eye contact with ‘em. They’re on some kind of mission, they’re not a zillion miles away from those headcases in Poisoned Electric Head or Wizards Of Twiddly, apparently their live performance features their acid mascot Mr Mash and Roger the resident nonce demon, along with a newly recruited human lightshade (don’t ask us, we’re just reading the press release, he’s got a nice dress on in the live photo though). Bits of scratchy DIY Zappa and a touch of Butthole Surfers in their soup along with the screaming and the mixed bowl full of quirk and anarchy. The note here says they’ve sent a copy of their zine Sexy Times, no sign of that in the package, go investigate -  www.losconios.com

ANTHEMS – Confident female voiced melodic alt.pop metal, fronted by the flamehaired big voiced JoJo Gingerhead. They’re a kind of ambitious attention demanding Queens Of The Stone Age, Skunk Anansie thing out of Brighton. Energetic hard rock riffs, modern melodies, little rough right now, rough never hurt anyone though, forthright alternative metal – www.myspace.com/anthemsfordoomedyouth

BOY OUTSIDE – Polite, slightly alt.country flavoured, acoustic singer songwriter, decent enough, not really our thing, but hey, he deserves some coverage and a link – www.myspace.com/boyoutside

LOCI – Medic - Dark moody grungy teenage angst-ridden guitar rock from Bristol/Cardiff. Sometimes melodic, sometimes touching a little on the alternative nu-metal side of things, a three piece getting out there and doing it. Need a little more of a finger print in there at the moment, clearly early days... all a little kind of heard it all before and needing to be developed, there are hints though. Something in there with their Feeder/Foo Fighters/Smashing Pumpkins ambition. Not bad as early-days early-moves grungy alternative guitar rock goes, that’s all it really is for now though, worth keeping a spare eye on just in case something developes – www.locionline.com

THE DO OR DIES - Slick professional sounding radio friendly commercial indie guitar pop/rock from Surrey. Hints of Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, Cooper Temple Clause and a whole lot of commercial sounding alternative indie rock things - all without really adding anything that ignites us much. They do their slick thing rather well, wouldn’t be surprised to find them all over daytime XFM or being raved about by Zane Lowe on Radio One some day soon, go hit the link if you’re curious, mine is not to reason why – www.thedoordies.com

Last week's demo of the week - THE CURSORS

Previous demo's of the week - THE WINTER LEAGUE / JARMEAN? / RIOTGOD / CUTTHROAT CONVENTION / INERTIA BLOOMS / SID SINGS / GIRO JUNKIE / THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT / SEA SICK / COUNTRYSIDE / MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN / GRASSCUT / COP ON THE EDGE / WILD DOGS IN WINTER

DEMO REVIEW ARCHIVES

'THIS WEEK’S FREE DOWNLOAD...
Hello folks (said the e.mail from 4AD), Here be a festive treat for you all in the form of a 4AD label sampler, totally free for you to download and keep forever.  Go to this link to enjoy said treats. Featuring highlights from this year's 4AD releases, it's a pretty strong line-up. Here's who you’ll find

TV On The Radio "Golden Age" (taken from Dear Science)
Deerhunter "Nothing Ever Happened" (taken from Microcastle)
Department Of Eagles "No One Does It Like You" (taken from In Ear Park)
Anni Rossi "Ecology" (taken from Afton EP)
Stereolab "Neon Beanbag" (taken from Chemical Chords)
Atlas Sound "River Card" (taken from Let The Blind Lead Those Who...)
It Hugs Back "Work Day" (taken from forthcoming album Inside Your Guitar)
Minotaur Shock "My Burr" (taken from Amateur Dramatics)
Johann Johannsson "Melodia (i)" (taken from Fordlandia)
Bon Iver "Skinny Love" (taken from For Emma, Forever Ago)
The Breeders "Bang On" (taken from Mountain Battles)
The Mountain Goats "Sax Rohmer #1" (taken from Heretic Pride)

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PREVIOUSLY - PHANTOM LIMBS  / THE PRODIGY / KAYO DOT / BLACK ELK / MADE IN MEXICO / 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

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
THE THING – Now And Forever (Smalltown Superjazzz) - A four disc box set from The Thing, the thought of it is almost too much to take, too much to ever think about tearing in to the cellophane and breaking out the discs, where to start? Four discs, three audio, one DVD. The box contains their long out of print first two albums from 2000 and 2001 – The Thing and She knows, there’s a live DVD from 2005 where they’re joined by Thurston Moore and there’s the 2007 Gluttony set – a never before released 44 minute “improv suite”.   Where do we start? This is a free music explosion, improvised free jazz noise – “no cover, no roof, no safety, no home”. Wild sax driven jazz and once again they sail us right it the storm of their glorious art of noise. Jazz Review has asked if they are the ultimate free-jazz band of today? There certainly is an argument that says the answer to that question is yes (though I suspect Weasel Walter might like to say something about that). Ever flowing free jazz and improvised noise that knows when to slow and take a breath or two.  I guess no one but an already committed fan of The Thing (and I’d happily include myself in that group of people) is going to want to go out and buy a four disc box set – if you are already a fan then this is well worth checking out - great music, great packaging, great booklet and excellent sleeve notes – if you’re new to The Thing then I’d maybe start with the brilliant Two Bands And A Legend album, (see Organ 211 for review) and then go explore whatever else The Thing have on the always good Smalltown Superjazzz label, work yourself up to this rather tasty box sex as it were... www.smalltownsuperjazzz.com

Previously: THE ERGS / DAMON & NAOMI / MR. BROWN / SUBHUMANS / RUBELLA BALLET / BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP / MARILLION / KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS / VOORHEES / EXODUS / DEATHROW / THE GATHERING / BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES / CLIFF / KILLING JOKE / THE SAVAGE RESURRECTION

  MEDIA, VIDEO, PRINT AND....
The FRESHWHIP art collective have a rather good looking show at the Brighton Fishing Museum gallery on 12th/13th/14th December  Freshwhip was spawned in early 2008 by Katie Mac, Gavin Edwards and Phil Wayman under the guise of Popcorny, Ugbot and Mister Phil. The Freshwhip ethos evolves around the production of bright bold artworks, often involving humour – bold multi-media creativity that includes screen printing, stencils, sculpture, t-shirts - and all very striking it is, fresh whipped indeed, go explore over at www.freshwhip.co.uk

PREVIOUSLY - ANDY WARHOL'S SCREEN TESTS DVD / DVD: NASHVILLE PUSSY / BOOK: TATTOO SOUP / TAURID METEOR SHOWER / BLACK'N'READ ALL OVER  / MAXWELL DAVIES ON DUMBING DOWN / 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

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PAST ISSUES...

ORGAN 285 - GALLON DRUNK, SONVAR, MATT ELLIOTT, PSYCHIC TV, SUSPYRE, PAPIER TIGRE, RUDE MECHANICALS THE CURSORS, more on AMANDA PALMER'S beautiful belly, THURSTON MOORE's new cassette only fetish flavoured release... oh lots of stuff, DAMON & NAOMI, THE ERGS, ANARCHISTWOOD, ABE VIGODA and more, go read and see...

ORGAN 284 - Do we need to go type out a list? Just go have a look...

ORGAN 283 - THE WELCOME WAGON, TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM, JARMEAN? NASHVILLE PUSSY, RUBELLA BALLET, VOLCANO!, THE LAKE SITUATION, SUBHUMANS, GLOBO, KAYO DOT, I LIKE TRAINS, PREGO, THE VERVE, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, CRISIS NEVER ENDS, SIX FEET UNDER, USELESS ID, BITCHES SIN, SLICK'S KITCHEN, JE SUIS ANIMAL, SEVERAL UNION, GUILLOTINE, DEAD OR AMERICAN, THE JOHN HENRYS, BURNING PILOT and more... 

ORGAN 282 - Oh loads of stuff, go see....

ORGAN 281 - F**KED UP, ROLO TOMASSI, MoHa!, SEMAPHORE, THE MINIONS, CHICKENHAWK  TROST, MAGNOLIA, LEFT TO VANISH, FREDRICK STANLEY STAR, HEADLESS HEROES, TORTUGA, THE BOAT PEOPLE, BARR, SAMMY HAGAR, BORN FROM, ROB HIMSELF, THE DeRELLAS, THE RACE, CONOR OBERST, DEPARTMENT S, MARILLION, 11:59, GHOSTFIRE, HANDMADE & BOUND...

ORGAN 280 - AIDS WOLF, THE PROCESS, RIOTGOD, SLITVEIN, TO THE BONES, LOYAL TROOPER, ALISON O’DONNELL, THREATMANTICS, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, EARTHLESS, CROWPATH, THE COMPUTERS, MIA VIGAR, BRIMSTONE HOWL, SATYRICON, THE ESTRANGED, MERCURY REV, AS EDEN BURNS, SUPERSUCKERS, CARNAL DECAY, PSAPP, DANKO JONES, JOHNNY COLA & THE A-GRADES, UNFOLD PRESENTS: TRU THOUGHTS HIP HOP, KUNG FU SUPER SOUNDS, MADE IN MEXICO, KOSMISCHE, DESERT MUSIC SCHOOL BENEFIT....

ORGAN 279 - DEERHOOF, MARTIN ORFORD, CUTTHROAT CONVENTION, SPEECH DEBELLE, OVER THE WALL, SOUTH CENTRAL, MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI, DIAGONAL, CONSOLATION PRIZEFIGHTER, DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN, THE RAMPTON RELEASE DATE, NANAS REVENGE, DISTANCE TO FAULT, MARSHALL LAW, SPEED THEORY, JUD, SOLITARY, FAILSAFE, EASTER, THE ACORN, FROM MONUMENT TO MASSES, STONE GODS, VOO, EDO BRIGHTON PROTESTS... 

ORGAN 278 - ORIGINAL SILENCE, INERTIA BLOOMS, TRANSMISSION, REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES, THE RAYOGRAPHS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, THE BEDROOM PROJECT, MISPELT (TWOPOINTZERO), MONKEY FIGHTERS, EXODUS, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, PAUL J.ABBOTT, DEERHUNTER, KILL THE CLIENT, RAY, HELGRIND, MARTUTA, ROBIN TAYLOR, INCASSUM, FLOWING TEARS, DANIEL LAND & THE MODERN PAINTERS, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, I HATE KATE, AIRBOURNE, EXIT CALM, THE PADDINGTONS, SILVERY, MAYBESHEWILL, HER NAME IS CALLA, WE ROCK LIKE GIRLS DON’T, HAYMAN WATKINS TROUT & LEE, MAXWELL DAVIES... 

ORGAN 277 - yeah yeah, a non stop operation....

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... 
 

 

 
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