Judging by the noise that Bournemouth's Sludgefeast create, living by the seaside does strange things to a person. They give us what can only be described as the lowest of lo-fi garagepunkmetal rock which sounds like it was recorded in someone's bathroom with all equpment turned up to 11 and a paper »
A GUIDE TO FILMS RELEASED FRIDAY 17TH JANUARY 2003 complete with links to related websites of interest.
From afar, Metropolis looks like the ideal place to live, but deeper under the surface there is unrest. When Maria, the person who is meant to control the workers, is kidnapped and rep»
This is the first single from Sheffield ‘electro-sleaze’ rockers, Pink Grease. It’s unlikely you’ll hear a more deranged, mind-blowingly brilliant debut in the whole of 2003. ‘Working All Day’ is a delirious, incomprehensible whirlwind of fuzzy guitars and screaming vocals, played at a hundred mil»
Hear that? That’s the sound of pained middle-class indie-metal angst. Oh, apologies, it’s actually InMe. What a fucking awful cod-intellectual name incidentally. In fact it seems as though we’ve crossed into a parallel dimension here. One where stadium production values mean more than, like, a dec»
JJ72 are a strange mixture of rock and pop in equal measures. They are an old-skool guitar act, not rough enough to be Ash, and not weird enough for Placebo.
This song provides a well meaning epic slice of U2 and Hothouse Flowers style Irish lilting.
The familiar boy?/girl? vocal»
This third demo from Cardiff based WishingHour offers up four slabs of bruising metal combined with a show of hardcore anger. First track 'Gloria' comes flying at you with real power & you immediately realise that the vocals of CiCi could strip paint at 100 yards(if not more) & she could certainly»
'Fortress Europe' doesn't quite match up to the offerings on Asian Dub Foundation's second album 'Rafi's Revenge' and the beauty of the tracks such as 'Buzzin'' and 'Culture Move' but then again, nor did the wetness of ADF's third album, 'Community Music'. However, it is still»
Audioslave eh? I know what you’re thinking. You’re muttering to yourself about them being almost blasphemous compared to Rage, about Chris Cornell being a poor substitute for Zack and a few things untoward about Rod Stewart. Well hold it right there! Abandon those thoughts and take an open mind. Th»
This is the eighth studio album by Pram, the long serving, multi-disciplined electronicists from Brum. Eight albums? it's enough to send you spiralling into a cold, feverish sweat. I mean, what after eight albums could they possibly offer that was not revealed in the previous seven? Surprisingly, i»
The CD certainly looks interesting, in faded blue'n white, with a photo of what looks like a microscopic cell on the front and a scribbled ink painting on the back. So what kind of songs do green buildings inspire, I wonder? Hypnotic ones apparently, is my answer, as Ten past Ten begins to flow up and down»
Though this makes me want to spontaneously bang my (once long haired) head and jump around like a prawn, and though I have no doubt that it'll have the same effect on rock dance floors around the world, and though it brought my face out into a bloody massive grin at the sheer unadulterated, unashamed ROCK»
The songs are in the man; or the man is in the songs?… Not the most profound trueism I’ve ever come up with, but hey, it’s Ron. New Ron. Maybe someone can explain something to me. This it seems, is the rub; New Ron has just come out of a fifteen-year marriage-split-up-break-up-cry scenario and he’s reco»
This Dublin-turned-Brighton troubadour brings us the first real recorded evidence of his talents since ‘Little Miss Drunk’. Think J.Mascis’ solo acoustic stuff crossed with the intricate pickings of Nick Drake (but everyone compares anything acoustic with Nick Drake these days, don’t they?)»
Riding on the back of The Libertines' semi-success come this young SE London quintet, boasting they play on average of three London venues a month, and describing themselves as 'Garage Punk & Roll'. If I were The Base, I'd shy away from scenester comparisons and - to use an old cliché - let the music talk for it»
If there’s one thing Manchester’s finest have always done, it’s divide opinion among their fans and strongest supporters. To wit, New Order have released a number of albums throughout 20-year-odd career, on-and-off, and at best they’ve generally been… well… patchy. That’s not to say they aren’t one of the »
Hot Hot Heat are currently being big-upped by Radio 1 and Xfm (a fact unbeknown to me when I purchased this album at random yesterday, thinking I was so cool and obscure buying a CD cos I'd picked up 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' mag and basically shut my eyes and stuck a pin (OK, my finger) on a review, wi»
Before he was shouting "lager lager lager!" on that song wot became famous cos it was on a film soundtrack ('Trainspotting', lest you forget), Underworld vocalist and nutjob Karl Hyde was actually able of singing some genuinely touching songs. Underworld's 1993 debut album was groundbr»
It might be a new year but some things never change. One of those is the good old NME's crystal ball, which having predicted global domination for their "new rock revolution" now has to wipe that rotten egg off it's pasty face as one of their supposed saviours of rock and roll has to release yet an»
3:30 in the morning and still my mind won’t shut down, shut off, shut up, or do whatever it’s supposed to do. It just jabbers away to itself. So tired. I’m restless and agitated. Sleep won’t come. I get up. Pace the room.
Exhausted by my own shiftlessness, insomnia, boredom, loneliness, anxiety and just plain»
2 track sampler from hard hitting Chicago based metal band Ditchwater. Both tunes here boast pounding bass & drums coupled with crunching guitars that all get a production that's superbly crisp courtesy of Chris Dujuric who has recently worked with Soil. What Ditchwater are offering up isn't any»
It’s good to know that amongst all the "majors control music" conspiracy theorists that some people are actually getting off their fat arses and doing more than whinging about it. There are labels out there who care about the artists they unleash on us, the general public - honest. If you don’t believe»
Musically speaking, this band suffers from a severe case of Elephantiasis; everything that hangs off them appears to be these huge, grossly deformed monstrosities that bear little resemblance to their intended form. The single appears to be a reflection on the passing their erstwhile drummer, Jon Lee, and »