The VPME Review………. November 2007

We are grumpy for no good reason!!!!! Yes it's the VPME's "Time of the month" .... ...when we look back over the last four week period and cast a critical eye over the new musical releases. This months guest panel comprises Marit Bergman : One Of Sweden's biggest stars, award winning Marit has now moved... Continue Reading →

Tales From The Dark Side – Santa Dog Interview

"Chemical" By Santa Dog Bristol's Santa Dog produce an accomplished, glistening sound with razor sharp guitar riffs and have in front person and lyricist, Rowena Dugdale a vocalist who conjures up the ghosts of Harriet Wheeler and Sonya Aurora Madan. It's been said that Santa Dog sound a little like Britpop bands such as Echobelly... Continue Reading →

They Were The Pipettes – The Pipettes Interview

Because It's Not Love (But It's Still A Feeling ) By The Pipettes As mainstream "Indie" continues to drown in the self made quagmire that reflects the music industries apparent "Sorcerer's Apprentice" mindset, (whereby they seek to tirelessly reproduce band after band that conforms to the skinny lads with guitars genre) people like Pipette Puppetmaster Monster Bobby ... Continue Reading →

“Hardcore Uproar” The You/Me Interview

"To Live" By You/Me You/Me are a downbeat two piece girl boy electronic from Eskilstuna, Sweden. They first came to the attention of the VPME in spring via the influential Swedish music blog Swedes Please. The combination of Anna Berglund’s seductive vocals and Ander Nyberg’s synth wizardry creates a sombre and epic soundscape resulting in... Continue Reading →

“Sheffield’s Loveliest Band?” Monkey Swallows The Universe Interview

"Little Polvier" By Monkey Swallows the Universe Not all bands from Sheffield have a Simeon derived moniker, those that do however, are not all noisy little urchins , take Monkey Swallows the Universe for example with their acoustic indie pop. It's intelligent, its well crafted and its all very lovely and rather moving with songs... Continue Reading →

“Apostrophe NOW !” – The Hussy’s Interview

"We Expected" - The Hussy's The Hussy’s are a 6-piece band from Glasgow. Their songs recall the quirkiness and the pop hooks of amongst others, the vastly underrated Supernaturals. It will therefore come as no surprise to learn that head Hussy James McColl indeed used to be The Supers singer and songwriter. The Hussy's however... Continue Reading →

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