Night time in the city. The streets are crawling with people looking for a good time, looking to escape their lives. People just like you.
Down the steps and through the door, you push past the freaks and wind your way into the club. The walls black and sweaty, the low ceiling bristling with flashing, bright disco»
"Destiny won't speak in slogans" It's been 10 years since Alec Empire's band Atari Teenage Riot burst from the Berlin underground, spawning a record label which offered freedom for many like minded artists who were fed up with the a mucic scene on the verge of an monotonous implosion. Digital Hardco»
More incomprehensible mayhem as our ‘hero’ - the taciturn, unsmiling, shades sporting, kung-fu half-vampire, Blade (Wesley Snipes) - returns to kick more ass and shoot guns.
Good. But this time he teams up with the bad guys (who call themselves The Bloodpack, cos they too are vampires, see?) in order to de»
And so the world domination of Damon Gough begins. This is the first single to be given a full release from the Badly Drawn one's 'Stop-Gap' album. Some stop-gap the soundtrack to a Nick Hornby adaptation starring Hugh Grant is!
With the curse of the Mercury Music Prize hanging over hi»
How I long for those days! The days when Kelly and Co. used to release half decent indie-rock records!! Come back! 'Vegas Two Times' is the Black Crowes - like one that opened last year's hideous 'J.E.E.P.' album. It's alright, in a Steve Lamacq kinda way. Nowhere near as affecting as 'Tra»
All hail Atlanta, Georgia. Why? Because they spawned Outkast and you need no other reason. The bands latest single carries on from where their last album, Stankonia, finished off. Featuring Killer Mike, the duo of Big Boi & Dre again pull out all the stops for what will surely b»
Ask anyone to name their Top Ten songs about Jesus and they'd stare blankly at you and turn up their Seafood album in the hope you'd go away. But Sunderland's newest indie stars, Electronic Eye Machine have come up with a definite contender for that list. Should it ever be made. 'Jesus Song' »
There are two points to consider when listening to this album. (a) Req is infamous for two things. His unconventional and pioneering approach to spray can art and very average hip-hop production. (b) Hip-hop is one of the only genres in which the experiments of the underground don’t coax the mainstream to catch »
Like the creature from the black lagoon The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion emerge from rock’s marshy swamps with a renewed thirst to rock and a taste for blood. 'She Said' sounds as if was recorded under the light of the full moon. The howling vocals of Mr. Spencer, the black magic guitar of J»
Comebacks this year from The Chemical Brothers and Oasis have both been greeted with the question of relevancy. Are these two bands that made some of the most important music of the 90s any use in today's age of retro American guitar bands and sarf larndarn garage? This is a situation that affords Gomez<»
Hmm… where to start…? This is a pretty impossible single to review – Scarlet Soho play the kind of music that sounds completely different every time you hear it. On this one particular play through, this is what I hear… Three out of the ordinary pop-rock outbursts with a digitised modern twist that glam-r»
2002 is turning out to be the year of the landmark record. While Electric Soft Parade are making indie records that excite, Hundred Reasons are re-defining British Rock. And then, of course, there's The Streets. For as landmark records go, this is up there with the best of them. Mike Skinner »
If Richard.D.James took a long, long holiday to South America, became slightly delirious with sunstroke, developed a strong love for the trumpet and then, in his cerebrally incoherent state, decided to make an album...it might have sounded something like this... Ruisort's biography is eclectic to say »
After about half an hour into the film, two girls a few rows in front of me walked out. Then again, some bloke behind me sat guffawing all the way through. F’sho’, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ is one of those ‘You’ll either love it or hate it’ deals.
Me? I thought it was alright. Wes Anderson caught »
“I hear a new world
So strange and so real
Rod Freeman & The Blue Men ~ ‘I Hear a New World’ 1960. Beep-beep bweeep tshck-tshck-tshck-tshck dum-TEESH! Hear that? That’s the sound of the future. Or, to be more precise, electronica, and ‘Electronic 01‘»
Rhymes is back on the block, with a new record label, about to "Picasso a new picture" for us with this new 20 track tour de force featuring guest slots by Rah Digga, P.Diddy, Jaheim, Kokane, Kelis, Flipmode Squad and the diva herself, Mary J.Blige. Yet again, when it comes down to sheer rapping, Rhy»
Jazz Critic is going to love this record. Tunes like 'Welcome Home' are suave electronica painted from the pallet of Miles Davis's 'Kind of Blue' and, when grouped together with the more ambient spacey jazz sounds of 'Moon Light' and 'Spirits With Jiwe', we have a record that's certainly »
As Far as Superstar DJ/Artist/Producer albums go, this in one of those that plays in the Premiership, with a load of good collaborations and a good pop sensibility. The strong points for me are the Beck-ish 'Ubik' (I wonder if the title is a homage to the classic 808 State floorfiller?), the 'trance-»
So you start off with the image of a snake eating a pussy before you've even heard the music, get a short drum intro out of the way and get hit in the face with the yelping and thrashing Icarus Line... just under three minutes of harsh music and spiteful lyrics influenced by everything thats carnal, violent»
Although the first version of ‘In Search Of...’, released last year, was a brilliantly structured mix of electro funk and digital rock, it clearly wasn’t good enough to satisfy its creators, The Neptunes. They will surely be happy with their second attempt. The reincarnation of ‘In Search Of...' is a co»
Staring Moritz Bleibtreu,Maren Eggert Running time 118 minutes Certificate 18 (Metrodome) Based on a project conducted in 1971, The Experiment is set in Germany and centres around a group of male volunteers, who are asked to spend two weeks in a mock up prison. The men are split into two groups, prisoners and»
I’m basking in the glorious heat of a warm summer’s day, a gentle breeze softly stroking my cheeks as I lie back in a colourful flowery meadow with fluffy white lambs skipping over my feet; any elements of stress slowing being lifted from my mind. But… what’s this? It’s starting to snow and, suddenly, the sun disappear»