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 area, and
there's no wonder on the back of the three songs presented here on this EP that opens
with the magnificent Egyptian Song - a hard-driving tune that's rammed with raw emotions.
The exhilaratingly sparring instrumentation is the perfect foil for the strong and
soulfully impassioned vocals, with the band's dynamism very much in the vein of System of A Down's music.
These guys got together only last year, but the quality of the music is outstanding,
as pulsating rhythms - along with the band's manic energy and drive - ensure that this
Little Miss Machete entity is genuinely pushing Metal music forward into interesting new
directions for the better, with their Story Of My Life tune benefiting hugely from
its awesome guitar riff, before Drowning rounds off this EP leaving the listener just gagging for more.
In a live situation, this band must be amazing, and if your appetite is sufficiently whet,
then get along to their www.littlemissmachete.com website in order to hear other tunes in
the form of Bossanova, Waltz and Not My Property.
For sure, playing with knives is dangerous - but nobody in their right mind can deny the excitement...
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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...)
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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
Album Reviews - Idlewild - Warnings/Promised (Emi) By Steve Rudd
It might be somewhat incredible to comprehend, but these guys have been around now
for an entire decade, having got together as a band back in Edinburgh circa 1995.
Ten years down the line, and this is Idlewild:'s astonishing fifth album, packed
with twelve stunning tunes.
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I'm genuinely glad that Scarlet Soho: have released of album of such breathtaking grandeur.
For the past few years, this Hampshire-based band has built up something of a cult
underground following following on from their UK-roving gigs
Single Reviews - Cherry Falls - Winter/Winter (Island) By Steve Rudd
This album has to be one of the most stunning debut albums ever released by a band.
There is not one dull moment or dud note, and every last snatch of melody sets the spirits soaring.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Cherry Falls,
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If life was a film, then Face of Scars: would be the soundtrack to the scene when the intrepid
hero gets his head kicked in repeatedly. Sadly, life isn't a film, but if on the off chance
I ever get my head kicked in repeatedly, I will probably be
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Release Date: 21st March 05
This is the second single from the band's Bend To The Breaks debut album, and
by the sound of it this quartet is certainly one to watch out for.
Two of the members are British and the other two are native New Yorkers, so there
is an exhilarating melting