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I mean, he doesn't even give a damn that they're trying to sell the thing.
most Boomkat reviews I read are absolutely glowing, and usually finish with something like "Essential purchase" or "Very highly recommended", it's impossible to browse it without buying something sometimes due to their write-ups. fair play to them for not trying to put a positive slant on something rubbish.
Perhaps slightly naive, but I tend to find Boomkat's reviews quite easy to interpret. Yes they're trying to sell product, but the person who writes the reviews has a certain tone when it's something they're not that fond of. It's the lack of exclamation marks, and a quote like 'Will keep fans of ... happy', or 'This one will sell out soon, you know how it goes' - and a general lack of personal opinions, preferring just to describe the music.
On the other hand, if it's something they actually think is good, there's a lot of 'steamin!', 'big!', 'MASSIVE!', and about six exclamation marks after the last sentence.
because of them I have no money for food.
Wanton wallet destruction on a weekly basis.
I've seen certain stuff (Type things?, maybe to do with some printing connection, idk) a lot cheaper on Boomkat (£10 vinyl/£7 cd on boomkat, where it's 12/13 for the cds on Norman; I think Zelienople + Black to Comm were recent examples of this)
So, for single 7"/12" and packaging costs, boomkat is more expensive than the others, but still worth a look. And it's cheaper than Second Layer, Volcanic Tongue, and Phonica (I would have thought).
Which is why they sell it a couple of week's earlier and for slightly less than other distros.
I'm pretty sure the same logic has held up for at least a couple of non-type releases.
Worth a check at least, and it's always a useful way to find out about music, even if you buy it elsewhere.
Who do all the press and distro for type, modern love and a load of other labels. They're a partner company with boomkat, based in the same building. Does pelicanneck still have the little shop in Afflecks? Is Afflecks still even there? Haven't been to Mancs in ages!
trying to shake their reputation for doling out lashings of effusive hyperbole on every single release. fair play. Smallfish used to give some right comedy reviews of shit records as well, haha.
Instead of about 27.
Although, for me Juno is the real wallet-killer; but now I don't live near any actual record shops anymore, I'm happy to throw a bit of money their way.
I realise this doesn't help you though.
surprised to learn boomkat is based right near piccadilly train station in manchester...and one of the dudes that writes for them is liam who plays guitar for spokes...dont cha know
it sounded good, too. :(