Brazenly busting out of Stoke-on-Trent, this punk-spirited rock 'n' roll bunch of boys
This is their second single, and although it is only 2 minutes 20 seconds in length,
the quality of the music more than outweighs the accompanying quantity.
Armed with a good old-fashioned punk-rock sneer, coupled with a penchant for being
ultra-melodic and effortlessly cool at the same time, Something Else is a zest-packed
anthem teeming with exhilarating energy.
With a July tour to help promote the single preceding sets at the summer's
Leeds and Reading festivals, keep as many eyes and ears out as you can possibly
muster for these geezers - for they are hot, and they show it..
Release Date: August 9th 2004.
Cherry Falls - Standing Watching
The story goes that this refreshing melodic rock quartet was signed after having
played just three gigs, and before they had even decided upon a name for the band.
Given the type of epic guitar-based songs that these guys are producing, there is
little wonder, after their astonishing For All My Sins debut single caught the
imagination of plenty of people and set Cherry Falls on a speedy enough trail to fame.
This single is much the same in spirit and tone, being majestically melodic and
passionately soulful, with frontman Joe McAdams' capabilities truly shining like a
beacon of emotional sanctuary.
He sings his lyrics with panache, and means every word, the charm of their songs
sharing much in common with Snow Patrol's sweet-natured magic.
Support slots with the likes of Ooberman and OK GO!, along with a cracking set played
at T in The Park, will have drawn even more fans into their realm.
Such fans might start out 'standing watching,' but will surely walk away from the
music of Cherry Falls utterly entranced and rejuvenated.
You might not have heard of this Italian-born beauty yet, but you will.
Having relocated from Italy to London both to help further her musical career
and to indulge in the 'weirdness' of England's mad-capital, Elena is bringing
with her style and substance in equal abundance.
Her sensual and sexy vocals are pitted against some mid-paced rock theatrics,
the net effect being sublimely melodic and wholesomely anthemic come the catchy
chorus to With Those Eyes.
Elena is pretty much in a league of her own.
She isn't in the Alanis Morissette club of angst-rock, and - as of yet - she
cannot be lumped with the brash and punk-spirited likes of Brody Dalle and
female rock icons of her captivating caliber.
Instead, Elena is letting her music do the talking, with her voice being silky
smooth one minute and coolly gruff the next.
Hmm, somehow she sounds a little like Catatonia's Cerys Matthews.
The B-side to this single is IB, which is similarly styled, being melancholic
yet uplifting: in fact, beautifully haunting.
So, with those eyes and that distinctive voice of hers, Elena will hopefully
turn heads and make her mark in the rock world, admitting that her music
is part-inspired by the work of PJ Harvey and The Velvet Underground.
Whatever you do, be sure to look out for her debut album - Glimpse -
because if the quality of this single release is anything to go by,
then it's sure to be genuinely dazzling.
Single Reviews -
Ryan Adams, The Divine Comedy and The Beta Band By Steve Rudd
Something of a bizarre choice of song for this North Carolina-hailing genius to cover,
but Ryan sings and plays this Oasis classic anthem wonderfully.. and, in doing so,
stamps an astonishingly original seal of style on the tune.
This cover version also actually features on his heart-attackingly
Album Reviews -
The harriWattsband - Comin' Out By Elsie Creek
The harriWattsband, purveyors of fine melodies, have finally decided to take the momentous
step for which we have waited so long. Comin' out.
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The Landau's - What Ya Crying For Pre-release CD Single. By Darren Bunting
The Landau's second CD single What Ya Cryin For shows quite a step forward in production,
song writing abilities and out and out confidence from their first release Sweet But True.
it is very easy to forget this band are still only teenagers on the evidence of their recordings.
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Album Reviews -
Marlowe - Popularity Gel (single/ Probe Plus) By Steve Rudd
With no fewer than eight band members involved, Marlowe songwriter and assumed ringleader
is a brave man by the name of Simon Bradshaw, who shares the vocal duties with
Chloe Mullett's sensual voice.
John Peel is alleged to be a big fan of the band, and their third album is already
on the way, so why
Album Reviews - Razorlight - Up All Night (album/ Vertigo) By Steve Rudd
The rise and rise and rise and rise in popularity of Razorlight, frankly, has been utterly extraordinary.
It seems, in just a few precious weeks, that they have been elevated way above their hard-working class
roots into relative superstars, given the huge
Album Reviews - X Is Loaded - Raw Nerve (album/ Music For Nations) By Steve Rudd
This Bath-based band is one of the hottest and most exciting rock bands to really
step-out in the past couple of years, blasting out with sky-scraping Emo-rock guitars,
beguilingly soulful vocals (delivered by photogenic frontman Jake) and plenty of
on-stage energy necessary to enthrall anyone who has ever had
Album Reviews - Salako - The Story Of Our Life So Far By Nick Quantrill
Oh, the frustration of being a music fan. After whining long and hard about how recent years have been a
lean period for good music and searching high and low for things for something to excite my ears,
it came as somewhat of a surprise to find it lurking under my nose in Hull.
Album Reviews - The Trailers - From The Top - 7 track EP - By the Sea By Steve Rudd
The DIY punk ethic is still alive and kicking, even down the East Coast of England in the semi-sunny seaside town of Bridlington.
While there aren't many great bands kicking-out of Bridlington at the moment (save for the mighty Goth-Rock spectacular that is Torso Horse)