Singles, B sides and Live

Well, the title of this one gives it away – probably not aimed at the uninitiated like myself. The first 6 songs are hook-laden mainly instrumental organ-driven pieces., and are pretty decent in an electronica-meets-ounge music sort of way more… “Electrelane”


Stop The Clocks

It’s always hard reviewing ‘´┐Żbest of’ compilations, especially when the band in question have adamantly insisted that they’ll never produce one. So what changed Noel’s mind? You have to imagine that the money came into it somewhere, as this collection offers nothing new more… “Oasis”

Fade To Sepia

Situation Hopeless But Not Serious

Combining the spit and anger of old school 70’s punk with a rumbling edge of angsty electro movers, this release is roaming for a fight and woe betide anyone that stands in its way. more… “Fade To Sepia”

The Pocket Gods

Jombal Party

Another curious one ‘ must be something in the water this month ‘ The Pocket Gods are obviously at their most vital when proffering the quirky, angular 90s punk of title track ‘Jombal Party’ and ‘VVBUD’ as opposed to ‘Telstar Gurl’ and ‘Weekend Revulers’ which are substandard at best more… “The Pocket Gods”



Imagine what appears to be the Californian equivalent of Bill Bailey banging out a Folk record with kids keyboards, drumming on hubcaps and playing Appalachian Dulcimers and you have ‘Packrat’. more… “T.Hallenbeck”

Spike Priggen

There's No Sound In Flutes!

These are hardly times for a return to old-fashioned songwriting values, and even if they were we’re already swimming in disciples. So it’s difficult to see the worth of this third solo album by the New York-based artist and sometime producer Spike Priggen, in which his lifelong quest for the perfect power-pop song continues more… “Spike Priggen”

Frida Hyvonen

Until Death Comes

It seems harsh to criticise this album for its lack of substance, especially because making it sound so sparse and thrifty was clearly a deliberate ploy. more… “Frida Hyvonen”



Worthwhile represents the debut work of electronic rock out?t Recoup. Renamed after a recent member reshuf?e (they used to be called Coup – get it?), the record represents their attempt to put their live performances on record. more… “ReCoup”

Dan Sartain

Join Dan Sartain

Oooh! Dan thinks he’s dangerous.` Just look at him pointing a gun at his head on the cover. And listen to all those songs about tattoos, skulls, murder and casual misogyny more… “Dan Sartain”