BBC Scotland reported today that 80 graphics communication exam papers- ready for marking- were mistakenly delivered to the Edinburgh home of none other than Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite! The papers lay unnoticed for five days until the error was discovered. "I'm not impressed..I could have chucked them »
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This is a record with something of an identity crisis.Folky, americana to begin with, then a Beck-inspired brass section, all topped off with the occasional falsetto opera warblings that make it a real effort to listen to. With production credits going to the The Strokes' producer Gordon Raphael<»
“WAKE UP!! Can you hear me?!” Yelps Jim Ward on the excellent 'Cut Your Ribbon', taken, like most of the songs tonight from Sparta’s debut album, the criminally overlooked 'Wiretap Scars'.
Even though they are fantastic tonight in their own right, they start the race with th»
In terms of musical dedication and "keeping it real", The Queens HAVE to be the undisputed kings of the rock realm.
The mighty Kyuss were born when Josh Homme was only 14 years old and since then both he and Nick Olivieri have been in more bands than you can count on two hands (Fu Manchu»
Music and me have a Marmite-like relationship. No, not sticky and brown, but love or hate. There is no middle ground when it comes to records, no ambiguities, no apathy and this record definitely falls into the evil bastard camp. Sondre Lerche is a fresh-faced 19-year-old Norwegian songwriter who has »
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»
"REVOLUTION IS SILENCE"
And with Columbo's quiet network of sounds, the time for change is NOW.
This is not the backing track to a bloody empire crushing battle, but more of a gentle cycle revolution where the rallying cry is one of understated signficance, a life-affirming manifesto tha»
For tonight's trio of bands, the wooden spoon/booby prize/slap in the face with a wet fish goes, by an overwhelmingly unanimous judges' decision, to the personification of shit music - try-hard losers Coin-Op (cue muted applause and a small heckle). The oh-so fashionably sleek mullets and skinny tees form an im»
$600....What could I get for $600?
According to the poor man's ebay, buyandsell.com, for this princely sum I could have a sixteen inch fibre glass canoe or an ugly, unwanted Canadian Pug. (God must have been really pissed off when he dreamt up this dog) Or, if i was At The Drive-In, I could have record»
If the worlds of music and TV crime fighting were to ever collide, Swiss duo Colombo would be aptly named to seize the lead role. Alongside their detective compadres of Bardo Pond under the guise of Kojak and perhaps a poorly cast Mogwai as wheelchair supremo Ironside, they could use their post-roc»
This album is fantastic. Simple. Perfect. Beautiful.
Yr Money Or Yr Life is a mega debut from American alt-country trio, The Beauty Shop.
Relative unknowns to our wee shores, they look set to be huge- this even got reviewed in the David Gray-loving, Tory wank-rag that is the Daily Mail for christ»
Taken from last year's fantastic album "Cold House", "You Show No Emotion At All" is a trademark Hood track - it demonstrates their skill for barren and desperate electronica, but combines it with a unique mix of twee indie vocals that at times trespass into Lambchop territory, with bleak»
Recorded at Montreal's Hotel2Tango by Thierry and Efrim of Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Ceux qui inventent n'ont jamais vecu(?) is the second full length release from Canada's Fly Pan Am.
The album seems to be an aural excercise in post-rock chin scratching; you get the feeling that Fly Pan Am's»
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 »
"& yet& yet" is the third full-length release from Toronto noise cherubs Do Make Say Think. The album sticks to the old DMST format in that it is totally excellent, but aside from this it sounds refreshingly new and relatively untouched by the influence of their previous albums, shedding its du»
"The best noisemakers are not necessarily the best peacemakers" This mantra, played before Stars of the Lid make their highly anticipated performance, would, under normal circumstances, lead SOTL fans into discussions of their epic and textured sound that enchants and transports the list»
Don't be fooled by the title. Peeps into Fairyland's second album "Happiness" is the total antithesis, in every sense of the word. If Will Oldham were Scottish, less hairy and, er, really shit, then Peeps into Fairyland might have some copyright issues to raise. Like the backward»
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have named forthcoming album as 'Sources Tags and Codes', also the title of the closing song on the record. It is set for a UK release on February 25 and there is already talk from The Dead's camp of another record in the pipeline to be released in»
Although lauded by the likes of Radiohead, watching German group Lali Puna is akin to spending ten years tracing your family tree, only to find that you're related to the mutant gene pool of Jeremy Beadle- a bit of a disappointment.
Lali Puna describe themselves as electronic pop, citing Stere»
Yorkshire four piece Hood are not a band that can be pigeonholed easily. Their sound has been described as anything and everything varying from jazz, electronica, rock, post-rock, alt-folk... to name but a few. Tonight Hood could best be described as a well-intentioned pub fight between various members of Mogwai»