Single Reviews - Bodyrockers - I Like The Way (Mercury)
By Steve Rudd
The type of tune that you either love or loathe, this latest anthem from this
troupe of Dance-dazed musicians is taking the nation by storm regardless, and
the Top 40 really cannot resist a tune of this calibre.
This release heaves with some epic remixes of the song, but rarely do remixes
compare to the original song, though the Tom Neville mix does force the
bass-line to stand-out like the veins on the neck of a London Marathon-running acid-lover.
Similarly, Linus Loves mix is drum-beat heavy through and through.
Still, it's the original radio edit that the majority of people come to know and love the most,
and there is little denying that I Like The Way is yet another
in a long line of dance floor-fillers that will kick around on the
airwaves only so long as a bigger and better tune isn't lurking
around the corner to snatch the glory.
The tune's vocals buzz with lusty, Barry White-esque charms, yet at the end of
the day, this type of track is really only listened to at the weekend: in
preparation for a night first on the tiles - and later in the gutter.
The vibes might make you want to dance until your heart's content, but
there is tragically no substance to this instantaneously disposable song whatsoever.
Still, I'm sure the Mercury record company behind this track will like the
way that the money rolls in on the back of this single's release and the
amount of people who somewhat inexplicably feel the need to bag themselves a copy... 4/10
Single Reviews - Wherewithal - Sixth Form Poetry (Foolproof) By Steve Rudd
This fem-fronted quintet sure isn't taking any prisoners, ballsily bursting out of the
Farnborough area with gusto. Stacy Hart is the singer, and what a singer she is.
Holding the rest of the band in check with her fantastic vocal musings, Stacy
possesses a strong and distinctive voice that dominates the music, with such
Album Reviews - Rumpus - EP By Michelle Dee
This offering from Sheffield band Rumpus - features seven varied tracks of atmospheric
unusual electro death rock.
They have managed to mix up the genres of Indie rock with a shade of electronica
and a hefty slab of death metal vocals.
This ambitious approach stands up well to scrutiny and has
Single Reviews - Ryan Adams - Let it Ride (Lost Highway) By Steve Rudd
American Country-rocker Ryan is back on the scene, and is being backed by a
new band of friends called The Cardinals.
Let It Ride is their new single, and - true to form for Ryan - lush elements
of both Country music and rock 'n' roll are fashionably entwined
in the most sublime manner.
Single Reviews - Razorlight - Somewhere Else (Vertigo) By Steve Rudd
Face it - Razorlight front man Johnny Borrell is a total
star in his own right, even without the other three lads that make up this
tantalisingly talented band... especially when he's armed and potentially
infamous with his trusted acoustic guitar.
Still, the full band sound is hard to beat, and this tune
CD Reviews - Miss Machete - EP - Wanted For Murder By Steve Rudd
For a good old all-round intense and wholly invigorating rock experience, then you ought to make
friends with Little Miss Machete, because when they cut you with their music, it doesn't so
much hurt as it simply stuns.
This fresh and frantic quartet is a fast-rising phenomenon in the Yorkshire
CD/Album Reviews - Blind Frog Ernie - Ver:5.1 By Arse-Nick Photographs by Sarah Edwards
Adorned with a picture of a blind frog, that looks a lot like a mushroom, Ver 5.1,
the new release from Blind Frog Ernie is out for public consumption this week.
Featuring a new drummer, in their ever evolving fifth reincarnation,
The Frog have gone and done themselves proud with this
Album Reviews - The Raindogs - The Adventures of The Raindogs By Nick Quantrill
Photos of Raindogs and A Certain Type of Person at The Sesh 5th April 05 by Michelle Dee
Formed in October 2004 The Raindogs comprise of vocalist and guitarist Martin Clappison
(ex King Rupert), bass guitarist Phil Ives (ex Circa 75) and drummer Dan Lydon (ex Mr Ed).
The Adventures of The Raindogs is the band's first release and having played
Music, Album Reviews - Lola Ray - I Don't Know Why (DC Flag) By Steve Rudd
Signed to the same label as Good Charlotte, this quartet is hitting the
world's airwaves hard with their sun-kissed brand of highly melodic and
supremely fashionable rock music for the masses, with John Balicanta chairing
Music News - Vote For Sworn Amongst in The Snickers Unsigned Download Festival
After months of hard graft, Sworn Amongst have been selected from thousands to
compete in this year's Snickers Unsigned Download Festival competition.
The final ten bands will appear in this week's issue of Kerrang and will be voted for at
Singles Reviews - Chart Review 21st March 2005 with DJ Chris Plant
In the land of eternal cabaret, Tony Christie is a God. Although never quite in the same
league as the likes of Englebert Humperdinck or Tom Jones, the singer had a brief
flowering of fame in the early 1970s going Top 10 in 1971 with murderers lament
Album Reviews - Sixty 6 - Crash and Burn By Nick Quantrill
Sixty6 are an exciting power-pop three-piece from York who are
starting to make waves across the country and attract the interest of major label record companies.
The band confirms this potential with the release of the CD, Crash and Burn.
Music News - Showcase Your True Talent with Selador Studios
Amazing deal for local bands/artists all for just ten squid.
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for all musical genres, promise top quality recordings for knock down price.
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Single Reviews - The Departure - Lump In My Throat (Parlophone) By Steve Rudd
These Northampton boys can't do no wrong since past singles All Mapped Out and
Be My Enemy both
crashed into the Top 40.
Likewise, this single couldn't be cooler and boasts a mesmerising chorus (I've got a bag
with no air-holes, a chair with no seat...)
Band News - 1000th Number One (Long Live The King) By DJ Chris Plant
More than 27 years after he was officially declared dead, Elvis Presley has made history
by claiming the 1000th British chart No 1. One Night is his 20th UK chart topper.
One Night, part of a weekly re-release campaign to mark what would
Singles Reviews - Chart Review 14th March 2005 with DJ Chris Plant
Comic Relief: week is upon us once again, or at least it was - Red Nose Day: having taken place last Friday.
Originally conceived as a one-off famine relief fundraiser in 1986, the Comic Relief: charity
has now evolved into a biannual televised appeal, each year featuring
Single Reviews - The Others - William (Mercury) Release Date: 4th April By Steve Rudd
These guys have been nothing but a huge inspiration to hordes of people over the past year,
not least because of the band's willingness to stage impromptu guerrilla gigs - wherever
and whenever they please.
Hell, they've even produced a short film
Album Reviews - The Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (B-Unique) By Steve Rudd
This Leeds outfit has become very, very famous in what seems like a very, very short period of time.
The scale of hype around these guys has come to rival the hype that has surrounded
Franz Ferdinand over the past year.
In a coincidental parallel
Band News - The Black Dogs - Headlining at YoYo at The Welly 2nd April
Chromium RecordsBand of the Month for March, The Black Dogs: are
four hard hitting northern
boys from Liverpool. Like their stage presence, their music is as eclectic and electric as it is loud.
The lad's music came together due to a shared passion