Single Reviews - The Ga-Ga's - Sex (Sanctuary)
By Steve Rudd
If you're fed up with second-rate rock bands that don't know a decent riff if it's injected into
their veins at birth, make a beeline for the exhilarating music of The Ga-Gas: quick-sharp.
Quite simply, it rocks like a geologist body-surfing down a scree escarpment.
Sex is the band's first commercial single, though they have previously released a double-A
side which almost immediately sold-out of its 1000 copies.
No wonder either, because these guys live and breathe rock 'n' roll of the highest order.
Sex opens their debut album, Tonight The Midway Shines, with both eyes and legs wide open.
Such an album might be stacked with sleaze-fuelled anthems that sound destined to land
in super-sized stadiums the world over, but they are in no way camp like The Darkness.
These boys deliver thrilling tunes that give the likes of The Wild Hearts a run for
everybody's money, as a wholesome and meaty rock 'n' roll guitar riff dominates Sex
like whips and chains systematically run amok amongst whorehouse.
Feel-good exuberance is the order of the day. Hey, you know what they say... sex sells.
And this sounds orgasmic.
The Ga-Gas will be performing live at Hull Uni. union Asylum on Friday 4th March, 7pm till 11pm.
Music News - Chance for Local Bands In Canada From Lazyswede Productions, UK
Lazyswede Productions from Hull has been offered a one hour weekly
radio show starting in September 2005 and running until April 2006.
This show is on the Canadian radio show The Freq (The Frequency Radio)
Album/CD Reviews The Sneaks - Bizness 2001 By Daniel Laney
Although this album may have been brought into the music scene over four years ago, it
really needs to be brought back into the light.
Down but far from out, Andy from The Sneaks maybe carrying on as a solo artist
at this moment in time but he
Album/CD Reviews Andy Cornfoot - Crosswords By Daniel Laney
Until a couple of months ago writing CD reviews was an alien technique for myself. I had always preferred going to the shows and feeding off the crowd's energy.
When it comes to writing CD reviews there seems to be several ways to
Album Reviews - Rexford - Date With Destiny (9-track album) By Steve Rudd
One of the most extraordinary and surprisingly thrilling albums I've heard in years,
this 9-track wonder comes from a man known as Rexford.
Every song tells its own story, and all the stories behind all the songs have
been inspired by Rexford's fascinating life.
Album Reviews - Vib Gyor - EP No. 3 By Daniel Laney
You're Always Alone, strains the vocalist, in the background the sounds of the rest of the group
support the Bono (esque) melodies.
A soothing and atmospheric lullaby to accompany a long look at the night's sky, a
Music News - The Ghost of Lithium Joe Past...
Remember Lithium Joe? Maybe it's time to meet Joe Solo (
read Nick Quantrill 's review here)
If you'd like to get hold of some Lithium Joe and Joe Solo recordings (Resolve Records),
CDLP's are available for free if you email your address to: .
Singles Reviews - Chart Review with DJ Chris Plant
Elvis again. We may have been spared an unprecedented three in a row last week but for the moment at least
there is no stopping the relentless march of Elvis singles all queuing up for a crack at hitting
the top for a second time. With this release we have moved into the early
Music News - Single Release - Hugh Cornwell - Under Her Spell
If you are a music lover, please read on ...
On Monday 31st January the new Hugh Cornwell single, Under Her Spell was
It's a great song by the ex-Strangler and has been on the BBC Radio2 Playlist for the past few weeks.
It's a great, great
Single Reviews - Athlete - Wires (Parlophone) By Steve Rudd
Athlete are back, and with a bang. This tune couldn't be any more beautiful or majestic,
as the Athlete lads return to the forefront of the UK's indie-pop-rock scene in graceful style.
Athlete's music, in its greatest moments as
Album/CD Reviews 59 Violets - Prime Numbers By Daniel Laney
It's always tricky to write about a group you know nothing about.
You can't call upon your knowledge of the bands touring antics, nor can you
compare previous stand out material to the CD you're reviewing, in short its
just your appreciation of music
Album/CD Reviews Jimmy Chamberlin Complex - Life Begins Again (11-track album/ Sanctuary) By Steve Rudd
Now then, here's one hell of an album to write home about, being one of the first
masterpiece albums - somewhere alongside Athlete's fantastic Tourist beauty - to arise in 2005
The JC Complex (for short) is something of a super group
Album Reviews - Holly Taymar - Less Than Nothing (GenieCake Records) By Nick Quantrill
Less Than Nothing is the debut release from York based record label GenieCake Records.
GenieCake Records is an ambitious new project created by sisters, Catherine Cowan
and Lisa-Marie Baker, with the intention of nurturing the talent
Album/CD Reviews The Sesh - Various Hull Heroes By Daniel Laney
A long awaited Hull bands compilation CD can only be reviewed track by track.
After listening to this really well compiled album by The Sesh's very own Mark Page,
it was apparent that it had to be stripped down song by song to highlight a little