+ NICKIE CHARLES
14 January 2006
Tickets: 029 20304400
Chapter Arts Centre
MANIC COUGH - an all-girl, offpunk rollercoaster of a band in the style of Raincoats/Slits. Frontman Annie slinks about the stage like a cross between Karen O and Debbie Harry. Hooks, energy and excitment guaranteed, back in Cardiff after one of the top performances of last year, this time they headline and they bring cds!!!!! Peppermintpatti.co.uk
"These girls have amazing stage presence. They are totally energizing to watch. The sound is raw, you could imagine John Cale producing it. In this ragged open sound and organic-punk blitz came a waft of princess perfume, which reminded you of all things girly! 'Engerland'..
'F*** the Euro' ' hips and lips of high fashion' just some of the lyrics caught, some joking some serious, all playfull. The seven seas would never be complete without Manic Cough's wave."
From Miss Gardiner of Moles
THE LOVES -Yes they're back, it really is Cardiff's The Loves...
"'Little Girl Blues'....Ramones with added keyboards."Unpeeled
"The Loves are blessed with a rare gift for turning bad ideas into beat punk jewels" NME
NICKIE CHARLES- "songs-surfing-sensual chill-out grooves" MELTDOWN
Following The Gossip gig, Brace saw Port Talbot's Nickie Charles performing downstairs at Meltdown and was raving about her, so there's your recommendation!