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Edward Molby

Some bands end up with their vocalist because he owns a car and not because he has an especially nice voice. I’m assuming Edward Molby are such an act. A quartet from somewhere in Yorkshire who, hilariously I can assure you, feature no-one of the name Edward Molby play guitar heavy pop fronted by a […]

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The Automatic

The Automatic enter 2007 with an albatross around their necks, their phenomenally successful single �Monster� and a set-trashing Breakfast TV appearance that went on YouTube almost immediately. This re-issue is not perhaps as catchy as Monster, unlikely to change the world, but it�s fun. And that�ll do for now. What is not explained is who […]

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Sean Lennon

Lennon Jnr could be forgiven for taking the fast track route to fame. After all, what�s the point of trying to emulate your father�s career when he has secured his place as one the greatest of all time? Surely a lost cause? Not for this single-minded gentleman. Whilst there are elements of dad�s work spliced […]

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Revl9n

The Swedish have the inimitable knack for delivering a perfect piece of pop when it�s needed most. Even in this period of nationwide, post-festive season lethargy; Revl9n (pronounced as �Revlon Nine�) manage to make a song about a Walking Machine seem appealing. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but its sultry vocals and sugary synths […]

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George Dyer

Just who is George Dyer? Tap his name into Wikipedia and you�ll come up with an 18th century English classicist. Google him and you�ll find a world-renowned tenor and, er, Francis Bacon�s gay lover. Somehow I doubt that either were involved with this lo-fi (read: cheaply produced) five-track release. Working his/their way through a sackful […]

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Joe Matson

Trip-hop has always been a mystifying genre. Too banal to be either trippy or hoppy, its protagonists sailed lethargically through the scene before shipping off to new shores once they realised no-one actually cared. So, with this in mind, the proposition of self-confessed trip-hopper Joe Matson�s new single fails to fill the heart with hope. […]

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Schizo Fun Addict / The Boy From Space

Schizo Fun Addict : It�s Ironic. Geddit? �Jericho Son Down� certainly is none of the above. Like Alabama 3 doing a Sonic Youth inspired dirge, �JCD� evokes images of murderous dessert ballads; until it whips into a feedback stomp and trumpets parp along to the out of time guitar wails. If we had a horse, […]

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Einstellung

Einstellung are something of a musical oddity. Boasting the kind of name that brings to mind wild-eyed, fire-breathing krautrockers Rammstein, their artistic debts are instead owed to the likes of The Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. �Konstant� may be lent some local colour by the Germanic spelling, but we�ve been hearing this […]

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The Maccabees

South Londoners The Maccabees not only have to contend with the hundreds of angry young men playing music in Lahndahn , they now have to live up to their tag of constantly being called the best new band in Britain. But rest assured �First Love� gives it a darn good shot. In fact, seldom do […]

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Spider Simpson

I�m not usually one to dwell on a bands� biography before listing to their tracks, but Spider Simpson�s achievements read like a leaf from the Holy Rock Bible itself. After submitting songs to a film soundtrack the guitar-based quartet found themselves supporting the Stereophonics on their 2005 tour. Not content with these mere triumphs, the […]