The Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God (B-Unique)
By Steve Rudd
If you think you've heard this tune somewhere before, don't despair...you'll probably be right.
Yes, this was actually released last Spring as the band's debut single, but since then a lot
has happened and the lads decided it would be worth reworking the song with producer
Stephen Street with a view to re-releasing it for all the fans that they have picked
up through the past year.
Which brings us nicely up to speed.
Not quite as insanely catchy as their I Predict A Riot anthem of sheer
queer indie-pop-rock 'n' roll class, Oh My God is nevertheless an excellent tune,
propelled by funky slurps of bass and a harmoniously epic sense of production which
means that there is something about this song that might remind you of
The Damned or The Stranglers in their most commercially cool moments.
If thus far you have managed to miraculously avoid this Leeds quintet
(who played dates with the high profile likes of Franz Ferdinand and
The Ordinary Boys last year), this year's NME tour is probably the best
place to check these lads out in person.
So take the hint and praise the Lord.
Singles Reviews - Chart Review 28th Feb 2005 with DJ Chris Plant
Now let's not beat about the bush, the first couple of months of any year are
characterised by pop music being a bit shit.
Sales are always down as people recover financially from holiday excesses,
the grim weather doesn't help either and most people in the industry will
Single Reviews - Ambulance LTD - Stay Where You Are (TVT) By Steve Rudd
This fame-finding New York outfit could cure all ills, and already they are very well known
over the Atlantic - in the States - where they have appeared on both the Jay Leno
and David Letterman TV shows amongst others.
Slowly but surely the band's profile
Music, Bands - Who Is Phil Marshall? By DJ Chris Pant
In the year 2000 Phil Marshall released a solo acoustic EP entitled The Atlantic Project.
In 2003 he released an amazing album entitled Dondonisi. Most recently,
Phil recorded a Live CD at The Big Coffee in 2004 (which I had the honour of
Singles Reviews - Chart Review 21st Feb 2005 with DJ Chris Plant
A titanic tussle at the top that lasted almost the entire week is eventually resolved in favour
of the modern generation as for the third week running Elvis Presley is beaten to the top by
someone of the current generation.
For the second week running the Number One single is a
Album Reviews - Phil Marshall - Intended As Demo's By DJ Chris Plant
I sat down today and listened to an amazing album, namely Intended As Demo's by Hull born
artist Phil Marshall.
The music is special and the lyrics have a lot of meaning.
None of this crap we are hearing in the charts (i.e. - Busted - I messedRead more...
Band News - Wanted - Killer Of Saints Seek New Vocalist
Established local alternative metal band Killer of Saints recently parted ways
with their long term vocalist.
The band are now looking for a new vocalist who will fit in with their new direction.
Band and gigging experience preferred,
Age Range 18-25,
Music News - Bring a Tube of Toothpaste and Help Save Childrens Lives
Heavy metal power trio Torsohorse are collecting much needed items for children
of the Tsunami by running a series of themed shows across 2005.
Working in conjunction with childrens charity Real Aid, Torsohorse will
be asking fans to donate goods, which will
Singles Reviews - Chart Review 14th Feb 2005 with DJ Chris Plant
By all accounts we are just a few weeks away from the grand day when some form of meaning
is finally returned to the singles chart with the integration of downloaded sales.
Predicting exactly what effect this will have is actually quite tricky, as
Music, Band Biog- Red Line To Exit - Looking for Gigs
Red Line to Exit are a four piece Hull/Hornsea band that have been
together since 2003.
They have gigged in Hornsea where amongst other dates they played to a large crowd
at the Hornsea Carnival.
Having made appearances locally at The White Room with Swordface and
Music, Album Reviews - Red To Violet By Andy Dykes
The old adage, never judge a book by its cover has never meant so much to me as when reviewing
Red To Violet's eponymous offering from way back in 2000.
Why am I reviewing it five years late? Who knows.
Anyway, the front cover
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.
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
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 - 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