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Joy – Tiger's Paw

Much as I was delighted to see Snow Patrol finally getting some attention, their quality control has faltered badly in the intervening period. The Reindeer Section now look like a better bet for audio kicks if Gary Lightbody ever decides […] 

Babybird – Goodnight

Before ‘You’re Beautiful’ there was ‘You’re Gorgeous’, a much more amiable piece of subtle pop music. In the end it was Steven Jones undoing, much like the proverbial stone around an artists necks where one song dictates how a talent […] 

Arab Strap (1995 – 2006) Arab Strap – (If There’s) No Hope For Us More Info: Here They Go  

Segueness IV

[Segueness is a curious random occurrence where two tunes ultimately beat as one] Sequeness was invented for songs like this. One comes from that native language spouting Welsh collective who now take over the mantle of the quirkiest pop sensation […] 

The Sounds – Painted By Numbers

Snakes on a plane eh, what an intriguing concept. Probably prefer snakes in a submarine myself so if the plot was to submerge completely nobody would be the wiser. Anyway the good news is that our favourite band from Helsingborg, […] 

Jeff Buckley – Corpus Christi Carol

Oh I’m tired and in need of some spiritual fulfillment. As you all know by now Jeff Buckley’s album ‘Grace’ is one of those essential pieces of modern songwriting. His death was a tragedy, he is sorely missed but sometimes […] 

The Cloud Room – Hey Now Now

The Cloud Room are yet another NY band to saviour. Well, I’m being a bit underhanded here because all I’ve heard from them is ‘Hey Now Now’. But, if they were never to record another note they could possibly die […] 

Flowered Up – Open Up Me Weekender

Kasabian take note, Flowered Up are back and primed to steal the crown that is rightfully theirs. Yep, it seems that the alcohol and drugs that ravaged several minds up to 1992 has finally ebbed away and London’s answer to […] 

Damon Albarn – End Titles

I guess I’m a bit out on my own here because I just don’t get what all the fuss about Gorillaz is. The cartoons annoy me; the music is halfway to somewhere but nowhere near the outskirts of enjoyable. Just […] 

Laurel Music – No One Wants Forever

Sometimes simplicity is the key, for Laurel Music’s ‘No One Wants Forever’ read a thousand other songs. But then after a number of listens the subtleties in the fuselage start to mount a serious impression. Tobias Isaksson probably knows that […] 

St. Etienne – Let's Build A Zoo

From time to time a celebrity death affects me. Generally I am over it within a day or two but the news of Steve Irwin’s death will take longer. The man was so full of life and so passionate about […] 

The Monday Photo – Hide The Red Sneakers Song

‘Hide’ is just perfect for a relaxing Sunday night in. Light, breezy, harmony drenched with jangly chords in abundance. It’s makers are called the Monday Photo and come from Miami. They’ve only been around for 2 years and you can […] 

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