The very first time I heard this I thought I he was saying: “But tonight I’m coming out the closet”. Wow, if only. Then we would have something interesting on our hands, instead we merely get more of his godawful, bellicose blathering.
Anyone still interested in The Mathers Family on-going soap opera will k»
The clear vinyl, Static Caravan imprint and vintage computer punch card insert should endear this 7" release to electronica nerds everywhere before it even comes out of the sleeve. Musically it's definately in the domain of the IDM nut, although it pushes boundaries rather than falling back on more generic examp»
Before we begin, a little quiz: "Name a good band from New Zeala..." STOP!! Don't even waste time thinking about it 'cause there aren't any! But worry no longer, flying the flag, rounding the troops and preparing for attack are sleazy southern hemisphere punk merchants, The D4. Live favour»
The dust has settled and the gradually building hyperbole has already reached deafening level. But the jury is still out – are Queen Adreena the perfect femme-men post-millennial rock band or some dodgy metal chaps plus a mad bird wearing petticoats? Not quite the latter, for Katie Jane Garside is »
Although all the signs suggest Boston’s Karate will kung-fu kick your ass into US post-hardcore heaven, ‘Some Boots’ comes out fighting with an altogether more considered and worldly-wise approach. ‘Original Spies’ almost blows the album’s load inside the opening track with a loveable tu»
You've heard the hype: Essex teenagers, known each other since they were kids, blah, Nirvana, blah, Pink Floyd... Debut single 'Underdose' proved InMe could rock with the best of them, now here's the sequel. 'Firefly' is a blitz of crunchy guitars, rumbling bass, sharp drumming and Dave Mc»
Having been mightily impressed by Vendetta Red’s crazy and very destructive performance at Reading festival I was particularly chuffed to see this single exposing these perky yanks on a Virgin listening post last week. Slip it on and first track ‘Three Chord Valentine’ is immediately recognisa»
Hark back to a time when London radio really was alternative; when the Spirit of Independence wasn’t just a corporate slogan used to patronise those who still give a shit. An independent alternative radio station – it was something people stood up and called out for. That was way back when, thoug»
Coming from the Orange Goblin / Clutch school of stoner rock, relative unknowns Something In The Water have emerged from the underground in a cloudy haze of deep grooves and cracklingly heavy distortion. ‘Verbal Litter’ is the rock ‘n’ roll explosion that blows the lid off this 7” EP, l»
Someone, somewhere warned you not to worship false idols (I think it was Matt Damon in 'Dogma'), and man, are these guys setting themselves up for a major witch-hunt. Posing, attitude-laden, tune deriding, Verve deriving, funk-rock fakers from Kippax. They may set themselves out to be t»
When push comes to shove, Americans always seem to have that lo-fi troubadour thing down better than anyone else; and be assured, the spirit of Dando flows thick through this one. Released on Shoeshine Records, a label formed by Francis Macdonald of Teenage Fanclub an»
Guitars (around 432 of them), glockenspiel, weird gloopy things and kitchen sinks, all these instruments feature heavily in this glorious, progged-out pop epic, an ode to his own, intrinsically fatalistic view of relationships; "I give my all, keep nothing back, I was cynical in my own time, the»
I never really understood those artificial fruit bowl things. The need to fake something that's so natural and easy to get hold of, just for appearance's sake always seemed so stupid to me. They're the first thing that came into my head after listening to The Funeral's 'Pathetic Me' which is apparently »
After three albums of hip-hop experiments and water treading, Korn have decided to stop arsing about and just get back to doing what they do best. 'Thoughtless' is the highlight of new album Untouchables'. It's an archetypal Korn song, with a simple seven string riff and bouncing bassline bu»
People either love or hate ska.
People either love or hate [spunge].
Simple as… [SPUNGE] no idea why they have those brackets either, but they’re the UK’s most active live band, probably (if you know of any who plays more please ring the men in white coats). Skanking from 32-date to»
The sticker reads “It’s cheap. It’s good. Buy it before the world ends.” But isn’t even the debased noughties version of punk meant to help save the world? Maybe they’ve given up, what with majors buying up their bands or at least trying to and NoFx playing corporate festivals. I dunno. They prolly dunno and don»
Elaine Lachica is a quality artist. You can tell this by the press pack that accompanies her cd. Why have a cd case when you can have a clear blue document folder, why supply a photocopied press release when you've got colour printing and semi transparent film paper, why indeed. Reading her biog it's clear we»
The pairing of US math-metal bruisers The Dillinger Escape Plan with guest mouthpiece for one EP only, shit-eating former Faith No More enfant terrible Mike Patton, unsurprisingly doesn’t result in chill-out mood music. Instead, prepare yourself for an onslaught of Herculean proportions.»
Mclusky have some of the best song titles, lyrics, and kickass tunes you are likely to hear. 'Alan Is A Cowboy Killer' is another suitable feather to their bow but, unless you are some kind of moron, you will already own this track on their wunnerful second album 'Mclusky Do Dallas', yes hmm? 'A»
In a previous life, Jack White was a black blues man in the 1930s. The past two singles from 'White Blood Cells' have showcased two different sides to the band - an acoustic up-beat stomper and, um, electric up-beat stomper. 'Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground' showcases the shit side to the »
Wow, I'm being blown away as I type. This is a beautiful, extremely musical album. I'm so tired of all the bands who say they're "musicians," when really all they are is percussion-bangers and chant-shouters with swanky haircuts who wanna be on the anti-TOTP.
These Blue States people are talented, creative, in»
A three-way split CD, this disc showcases three of post-hardcore-emo’s top of the class hopefuls. Opening up the proceedings are the UK’s very own rough-hewn Rydell. It’s taken me a while to adapt to their brand of emo-rock but maybe that’s just their vocalist’s tendencies to verge on the out-of-tune on occasion»