Screen Test – Projectionists Interview

*********************************** "I certainly don't think Thatcher is a feminist icon, she had no interest in social equality" so says Rebecca Stephens after we've conluded our interview and we can't help but think "Ahh, how we've missed you Becki!" So let's recap ! Brighton's polka dot 60's uber girl-group revisionists  The Pipettes were undoubtedly  great fun... Continue Reading →

On Tour With Dum Dum Girls.

Ok  I will accept that the title of this post might be construed as a tad misleading and has perhaps strayed over into the more  deluded realms  of ‘optimistic,’ "on tour ,with Dum Dum Girls? " Well one can dream.  For clarity what I actually mean is I caught them twice in as many days... Continue Reading →

Dum Dum Girls Only In Dreams Competition

Well we’ve raved over Dum Dum Girls second album ‘Only In Dreams’ describing it as “a genuine slice of  pop genius and as such ought to be mentioned in the same breath as canonised classics such as ‘Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes,’  Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’ or The Ramones ‘Leave Home.’  You can read the full review... Continue Reading →

Totally Wired – The Whip Interview/Album Review

‘Riot’ By The Whip. Manchester has long been a fertile breeding ground for electronic music, be it the nihilistic, heart wrenching poetry of Joy Division, set against the backdrop of a bleak, grey  post-industrial Manchester through to the pill popping hedonistic indie dance crossover championed by the likes of New Order and ACR . Such... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Ladytron, Prince Edward Island, Howling Bells, No Ceremony,The Icarus Line.

Today we feature Ladytron, Prince Edward Island, Howling Bells, No Ceremony and The Icarus Line. Ladytron. Let us be clear so there is no misunderstanding, I love Ladytron, their icy, hauntingly sinister goth electronica continues to fill my heart with unbridled joy. Their latest offering "Mirage" which appears on their forthcoming album,’ Gravity The Seducer,’... Continue Reading →

Sarabeth Tucek – Live @ Band On The Wall, Manchester 09/05/2011.

If you’ve visited this blog before you’ll  no doubt be aware of our  love for  Sarabeth Tucek and we have certainly not hid our  admiration for her stunning sophomore album ‘Get Well Soon.’  She certainly didn’t disappoint in the live setting playing a short but achingly beautiful set in Manchester as part of her UK... Continue Reading →

Tears, Fears and Beers – Help Stamp Out Loneliness Interview.

'Record Store' By Help Stamp Out Loneliness. Help Stamp Out Loneliness formed when  indie popsters ‘Language Of Flowers’ disbanded in 2007 after  Bentley Cooke (guitar) and Colm McCrory (bass) decided enough was enough and maybe it was finally time to seek the more settled life on civvy street. Being stoic chaps they didn’t seek rehab... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Scanners – Salvation/Baby Blue

‘Salvation’ By Scanners ‘Baby Blue’ By Scanners London four piece Scanners return with a dark glittering double A side ‘Salvation/Baby Blue’ from their soon to be released album ‘Submarine’.  Whereas ‘Salvation’ is a dark, sinister brooding, mini Goth pop opera  replete with menacing hypnotic bass line, sensual vocals and ominous keyboard riff  ‘Baby Blue,’  is... Continue Reading →

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