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Arctic Monkeys Singles Retrospective

Arctic Monkeys Singles Retrospective

Obviously you know who this band is. There’s really no introduction needed. However for the sake of thoroughness: Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band and have released 15 singles. If you were really into their first release as most of us were but have fallen off since then well this might work for […]

Manic Street Preachers Gig Review: The Lions Tour Hits Sydney

Friday July 5th, 2013. The sporting undertones of Manic Street Preachers’ Sydney show were established long before the band sauntered on stage. Playing only two shows in Australia as part of their antipodean tour coinciding with the British Lions tour of Australia, it’s hardly surprising the band were greeted by a sea of rugby jerseys, […]

Suede Singles Retrospective

Suede are the progenitors of Britpop; they kickstarted the renaissance of British music, effectively usurping more popular American acts. Their first single, ‘The Drowners,’ was released in May 1992. Before they even released that single, Select famously flaunted their new rentboy, Brett Anderson, on the cover as the new face of Britain. Hype from that […]

Northern Uproar Singles Retrospective

I’m a long time fan of these guys and hopefully you dig them. Northern Uproar are one of those hidden little Britpop gems with their career cut a little short before reforming in 2006.  Before the breakup they blessed us with one of the old great fan (or official?) website’s of the late 90’s, two stellar […]

Cast Troubled Times Album Cover

Cast Singles Retrospective

I’ve been following these guys for years and my favorite story about Cast is how I freaking misspelled the lead singers name for 9/10th’s of those years. “John Powers” instead of “John Power”. Laugh all you want, but it’s the truth. People make mistakes. Just like NME can on 9/10th’s of their reviews about Cast […]

The Verve Album Review: A Northern Soul

Written and recorded while on ecstasy, 1995’s A Northern Soul is the unrelenting rock follow-up to The Verve’s hazy psychedelic A Storm in Heaven. Richard Ashcroft has a face that even a mother would say “you’ve got mostly your father in ya” so he wouldn’t grace the mags as often as sexy Jarvis Cocker or […]

The Auteurs Album Review: How I Learned To Love The Bootboys

Glam bam, thank you, ma’am. How I Learned To Love The Bootboys, the Auteurs’ final studio album, made their transformation from brooding baroque pop to a sci-fi glam dream complete. A revealing lyric from Now I’m A Cowboy perfectly encapsulates their last hurrah. In ‘Chinese Bakery,’ frontman Luke Haines sang, ‘your future is just somebody’s […]