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The Horrors

Gloves (Loog)

The Horrors are less a band and more a theatrical performance. From the image to the stage show to the songs – everything about them seems practised and performed to horror-punk perfection. However, this is not entirely a bad thing. It�s been light-years since a band had the gall to dress up and challenge their […]



Wolf & Cub

This Mess (4AD)

Here�s one for all you dancefloor indie kids. These electro-garage rockers are one of the bands it�s going to be cool to like in 2007. The pounding bass line and tripped out wailing guitar resembles Primal Scream around the time of Vanishing Point. It�ll make you want to get your groove on and leave you



SubOpt

(Self-released)

SubOpt are all about the funk. Something we all need in our lives. Unfortunately, SubOpt fail to bring anything new to the funk-rock genre, sounding like a very standard Incubus. The production is flawless and there are moments of brilliance, especially in Optimystic, in which Donna Maciocia provides an air of freshness to the music […]



Plate Six

(One Little Indian)

Okay. Let�s have a swatch at our itinerary: Layers of duelling feedback signals? — Check



Smoosh

This is weird. Pre-pubescent sisters performing on drums and keyboards. You could well be forgiven for expecting some Hanson type abomination. Instead we get a record that’s interestingly all over the place.