Recently I downloaded some outstanding tracks by seminal sixties pop group Gerry and the Pacemakers. The simple nature of the sound and the innocence of the scouse vocals somehow balance the sickly and quite frankly inane lyrical content, it’s great stuff you should try it. A...

Yanqui U.X.O is the bands second proper album and was recorded by the legendary Steve Albini in Chicago. The record centres around a common theme of destruction from the air, the sleeve notes inform that UXO means ‘Unexploded Ordnance’, landmines, cluster bombs and other...

The D4. Up there with the best of the right now they have the sideburns and guitar action to epitomise was is great about the new resurgence in Rock & Roll. 13 examples of effortless axe driven bliss with obvious influences thrown in, not only for good measure, but also maybe...

Prior to the gig I’d read a review by a local BBC Yorkshire correspondent whose name thankfully now eludes me. His main complaint was lack of melody and too much noise, this proved to be utter bollocks within the first few bars of the first number. If by noise he means a hard...

So there we are, Me, Ben and Graham at the Colchester Arts Centre listening to an exellent set by a band called Schindler waiting in anticipation for The Fall. Schindler finish up a little to early for most and are replaced by another band onstage. But wait!!!!! That blokes got...

Yes I fancy her, have done right from the beginning. Even that video with the orange dress, the one that two very similar girls on TV knocked because they didn’t like her legs. It showed her at the height of full on pixieness, an artist totally absorbed with the task in hand,...

I brought this record after reading an excitable, glowing review in the NME. The article used words like ‘storming’ and happily slapped a 9/10 at the end a review so good the band themselves might even have found a bit embarrassing. £8.99. I’m impressed. Relationship...

Id seen Embrace play their first single ‘All you good good people’ on Top of the pops and had been really into it, just exited you know? The buzzing feelgood factor that comes from hearing something so swaggeringly enormous right from the start. The realistic nervousness of...