Dog Gone-an interesting blend of counter culturally adrift late 60s into 70s progressive rocknroll and cheeky pop...something of Richard Thompson what with the lilt of folk in here and the clever guitar playing but it's direct and garagey too...a bit new wavey in fact. Like it. Sort of The Soft Boys meets The Monkees in garagemode! Geeq- Prog or pronk.... pig noises, laugh box sounds, a R Fripp circa Islands riff here, a cavalcade of clowns vibe there, a bit of Cardiacs but also a sugared pill in the form of some harmonies and sweet toned passages...bits of Mr Bungle, some Zappa too ...fabulous work. Ned & MDME SPKR- a not to be repeated one off not to be missed type affair in which Ned unite their hard edged punkishness of the old school (Ruts mainly) meets skifflecore agitpop with MDME SPKR's low slung narco punk, starring La Pomponette, the girl singer with deliriously nasty vocal... Voyeurz- Groovily ironic yob-rock re-write of The Saints, swaggering garagey punk with shouty "whoah whoah" choruses, possible Misfits influence too..Dog Gone- an interesting blend of counter culturally adrift late 60s into 70s progressive rocknroll and cheeky pop via punk funk dynamics...something of Richard Thompson what with the lilt of folk in here and the clever guitar playing but it's direct and garagey too...and the riddim section works it good. Nifty sweat promoting three piece of great promise. Perfect Trees- Laconic harmonising over a Slomo Lo fi waltz time rhythm...Post punk stylings.
Forget The Down- embracing melodic post Verve/U2 indie rock and channeling a little hard edged Foo Fighters behaviour within the near Blur jangle end of their work beautifully well, big live act. Chinese Missy- American honey toned powerpop meets grunge very sucessfully here...the pop Beatles end of Nirvana and a little Ramones..wonderful. Kinky Wizzards- so much going on with this band what with their virtuosity and their hard rocking edge, but suffice to say fans of Zappa, Jeff Beck and Todd Rundgren will all find plenty to enjoy with da Wizzards. I Am Super Ape-Shoegazing psychedelic indie rock but with a heavy stoner/grunge vibe, pretty mesmeric in places and rocks like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in others
Little Brain Attack- astute psychedelicists from Paris....taking the Spacemen 3/Loop post Stooges template for their trippy visuals and searing supercool drone rock. Beat Harlows- Seemingly this duo like playing in their underwear....sounding like a fooked up lofi Strokes with lots of punk rock on board...some of that Doherty vibe too, and real gone garagey vibes throughout..this works rather well, nice shoutalong quality- reminds me of stuff on Che Recs in the 90s..Columbia- Indie rock meets Britpop. Very Oasis influenced. Bit of Stone Roses, bit of Arctic Monkeys, y'know the score. Bears Of Brasov- Crisp alt pop with a husky vocal and some nice quirky neo punk funk touches. Elements of The Rapture, The Gossip, Le Tigre...but a bit more rocky and straight forward. Rocks out with plenty of get up and go. Elsewhere gets a bit Vampire Weekend like with the guitars n all. Oh and for men of a certain age (hello)... Cute girl drummer check. Rupert Stroud- is a Yorkshire based singer-songwriter on his first extensive UK tour in June and July.With his last single Playlisted at Q Radio and (before it went off air) NME Radio, his forthcoming EP has been produced by Will Jackson (Kaiser Chiefs, Pigeon Detectives) sounding like a cross between Echo & The Bunnymen + Naoh & The Whale, Rupert's going to put on a great show.
Desperate Heart- Your melodic rock band. 80s keyboard-heavy hair rock. Sounds almost like Bon Jovi fronting Journey. JunkFoxx- A commercial Brit rock sound with an appealing pop chorus and a neat ear for a catchy motif here, nice riff there... shades of Oasis, Zep and what have you but it is particularly well done, catchy, melodic, bankable. Swordinair- sounds like it should be a metal band but its a sensitive young man plucking an acoustic and his choir boy vocals will please for sure. Has just returned from a nationwide tour, supporting Beans on Toast, Tír na nÓg and Hazel O'Connor. Acrobat-Minimal pop funk with a Jamie T lilt to the vocalizing
Hannah Kessler-detuned guitar strummed and bashed by Hannah then in comes a punky indie backing band which I didn't expect...in fact the band almost get Sabs like ...a blend of folkish femme singer songer and alt rock/pop that works well. Good crunching sound and she sits on top of it all nonchalantly. Emma Stevens- much heard on Radio 2 and eslewhere, fans of Eliie Goulding, Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks will all love the work of La Stevens. Steve Rich And The Hills- Green On Red, Lambchop, Handsome Family, Lone Justice, Neil Young....Americana cum slightly narcotic country rock then...sounds great, nice feel. Bill And Murray- boy with beard plus girl , no beard...haha... synthpop with a dramatic yearning quality, works out well thanks to her Dusty Springfield meets Sarah Cracknell tones...in fact St Etiene is a bit of a touchstone, via Goldfrapp and Soft Cell.
The Intercepteurs- Salisbury's premier intelligent ska/soul/pop collision based tour de force....a ska band in the Specials/Beat mould with plenty of nods in the playing to the bedrock of the music- Skatalites, Baba Brooks, Millie Smalls et al via colourful clever pop passages that are totally 2013... uplifting n joyous with it. The Manouche- a little lilting and lovely contrast for you here....Django shaped jazz and gypsy swing that wont fail to make you grin ear to ear and will have the rudest rude boy whooping with the eclectic joy of it all. Marlin Chops- Feel good reggae ska 7 piece somewhere between Sublime and Mad Caddies. I like what I hear! Hector Bizerk- Glasgy based mighty fine sonic manipulators...hiphop and reggae melded together to make a sparse but accessible vehicle for a narration based vocal that will inevitably get people going 'Arab Strap' but his voice is more redolent of Kevin Bridges after a massive Camberwell carrot. Works a treat, likey.
Tenth Electric- Big boombastic 80s sounding power ballad rock .. Killers via Ultravox.. a bit of funk too and mix it up with some techy dance music touches... 'anthemic' chorusesagogo. Eli Stone- Pop with a funk/soul informed backdrop, some nice light touch playing, like Crosby Stills and Nash (layered West Coasting voices hither thither) getting it together with Shuggie Otis and the end result is cool as..a stoned, groovy easy on the ear soft rock groovy kinda shtick. Can also fly into a more up-tempo and more indie rocking place, a bit Beck in places. Cats On The Beach-New wave pop with driving guitars and insistent melodies, bit like the Only Ones, but with a louche Pete Doherty-esque vocal and some well placed mournful trumpet on their less edgy slower tunes. Shambala- Exhuberent indie pop with catchy sing along choruses and sort of West Coast acid pop otherworldly vibe, Lightning Seeds via Kula Shaker with Beatlesey harmonies, very pop, radiofriendly and well executed dude. Rita Payne-
Underline The Sky- very perky female fronted pop rock emo melange, done exceedingly well , big radio friendly choons-sounding strangely like The Cranberries gone punk pop metal. Sukh- Manchester based singer songwriter influenced by the likes of Dylan, Sigur Ros, and The National. Matchstick People- Slightly folky alt rock with an abrasive edgy feel... actually sounds a bit like the Cure in places but with female vocals, it's yer later period Cure though post Lovecats. Nicely meandering songs allowing the lead guitar to fly, interesting work.... Simon Foster- doing the singer songer thing fitfully only in an indie rocking post Velvets/Edwin Collins mode..
Death Ohh Eff-Smiths-ish old school indie with some lofi C86 type elements, a nice fluid hi-life style to the guitar and interesting ups and downs, ins and out sin the arrangements. And what's that weird keyboard sound thingummy?! Sound like MCarthy-The Imprints-A violinist and a percussionist playing this obscure medieval/gypsy almost folk thing, kinda like Loreena McKennit, meets Fat Freddy's Drop.Quiet Choir-dreamo meets the textural nuances of Broadcast or Young Marble Giants, that kind of a wistful female vocal, though the chiming but buried guitar is more early MBV or even proto goth in nature.The Grant Sharkey Project-A drum and stand up bass duo, sounding like a stripped down Primus with a nod to Frank Zappa in the vocal dept. Robbie Hance-Earnest and evocative modern folk, beautifully soulful voice which saw him go the distance on x factor a while back.
The Midnight Vines-Folky texture, even a nigh on Joan Baez alike lead vocal. Acoustic is strummed and various female voices interweave . She sounds like Judith Durham too. Old school folk pop then. Harper-Winningly melodic indie in the vein of The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and The Last Shadow Puppets. Dirty Words And Pictures Club-Catchy retro indie rock, pretty much a distillation of the best bits of Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene. Lucy May-String laden country pop, the production is Lush as is her voice, has the soulfulness of Dusty Springfield and the range to match, really well executed and Terry Wogan's a big fan!
Zen Death Squad-mixologists and electronica bashing trio with guests vocalising on their recorded work, so presumably similarly set up live...like David Holmes more recent indie tinged material meets a more post rnb dubby vibe...interesting, lots of minor keys, sad vox and melancholy keys...like it though....pretty influenced by the work of Dangermouse one way or another I'd say- lots of ideas.Hate Notes-drum machine set to 'crisp post JD stylee' and some urgent guitars and bass layered over the top in the style of many a post punk outfit from The Three Johns to A Witness to Gang Of Four. It's damn perky, great bass sound, some nice ethereal space noises coming and going and a very good vocal too, very assertive. Excellent. Goy- Kick ass psychotic psychedelics form former Bigots man and his new gang The Energy Practice- Irish, British, Japanese combo from the 'New Chartist' movement. Read Neo folk pop indie rock with experimenatl neo psych leanings.
CitiesWillFall-metal from the early Faith No More mould- rappy vox, proclamations a la hiphop cum MC5 stylee and plenty of guts on all levels.Mute The Maker-This journeys all over the musical map, far from straight metal...proggy it be. Then the lead git man lets rip and it's like Brian May took methedrine and condensed the whole of Don Quixote into a metal lead rip. Kinda. This is mad. Check it out. Gotta admire this! The influence of Black Sabbath enters the fray too....only with Iommi replaced by Satriani. Elevation Falls-Fizzing female fronted punk pop, with some harder edged metal nuances. Your Cat is a Landmine- Alt rock meets indie pop think Foo Fighters meets Biffy Clyro via Cage The Elephant. Mad Dogs-a three piece heavy rock outfit from Manchester with influences including Sabbath, Zeppelin and Orange Goblin. Sounds about right. Do with plenty of groove and apposite playing.
The Plot Thickens- Prog rock with a generous dose of psychedelia and a few oriental influences. I'm thinking Camel meets King Crimson via Opeth. "influenced mostly by 70s rock; including the likes of Pink Floyd & Black Sabbath, combined with present world elements". The Son- indie classique, taking in a keyboard-less Charlatans, Stone Roses and a smidge of Super Furries style psychedelic pop, not at all...in fact bloody great! Foxer- Hard rock with a stoner feel a la Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets Them Crooked Vultures. AudioWhores- Grungy vocals, fuzzy guitars and proggy rhythms all combined into this funk rock extravaganza. Pretty good job. Described as "genre terrorists", AudioWhorés are a band made up of 5 friends who put their heads together determined on delivering their own unique brand of music to whoever would listen, drawing from a gargantuan array of influences from Living Colour, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, The Black Crowes, Stone Sour, The Metres, Porcupine Tree. Blind Design - Alt noise rock in the vein of the Pixies mixed with some Sonic Youth post punk-ness and a Sigur Ros post rock vibe.
Dead Baby Birds-Punk Pop of a sum 41 via Billy Talent bent, definate commercial appeal to the tunes and plenty of conviction in the playing. Eddy String & the Naughty Step-Winningly melodic indie pop with a charismatic frontman, musically there's a possible nod to the Kooks but with a rawer punked-up approach.Root Union- got slide guitar up front slithering around nicely and a basic blues rock formula which is rendered amusing by seemingly being fronted by the fella from The Wurzels! They are from Baaaarth. This is a first I think...rootsy blues rawk music made authentic by having an ooo-aaar vocal discernible. 14 Caret Grapefruit- Old school pub rock via early punk a-la johnny Moped with the lyrical concerns of a band who by their own admission re-formed cos of "A Mid-life crisis"
Ruckus Collective-A six piece set up with drums, bass, guitar, sax and two vocals....playing a fruity forceful and cheeky chappy hiphop ...has the dynamics of NYC '70S/'80s street sounds, a bit of Last Poets, Joe Quartermain, Gil Scott Heron but via Scroobius Pipsome Brit ska hinted in the brass. Good tunes,Armchair Committee- A hard edged alt rock sound with a nice distorted fuzz blues vibe lifting it out of normal grunge territory. The gravel voiced vocal has something, and when the band let rip it's so much better than the likes of The Black Keys but in similar territory via a bit of old schoolBrit rock (Cream, Faces, Free, Stones)...good.Jack Omer-He plays very nice finger picking acoustic and he sounds a lot like Nick Drake with a hint of Cat Stevens.Sharon Rose- slick jazz infused r n b, lovely production and beautifully soulful voice, bit Mary j Blidge in fact.
Man's An Idiot-ex Sons Of The Desert- This is melancholic piano led fare on first lesson a la Cherry Ghost or even Roy Orbison as if produced by Brian Eno- see also Richard Hawley's darker moments. And a lot of Leonard Cohen. smoky late night melancholia - with balalaikas at 1 point!- it's matchless. Could do the biz with the BBC. Black Cherry- a nice naive understated indie femme vocal (like
a cutesy pie indie Suzanne Vega) and some pretty dynamic and punchy alt pop
with hard riffing techy bits, slow breaky downy psychedelic bits and gritty
grimy lofo post punk informed bits. Very American sounding...think Verucca Salt
with a bit of Pavement and a tad of Garbage but just a tad. Good tunes, this is
all goodYalta Club-French perky pop outing with a plethora of clone moustaches and a general air of metrosexual cool. Sound like a perky pop Strokes or more accurately Mgmt meets '90s Pulp.Maxine And The Minions-Female fronted punk n roll outfit, pretty energetic, catchy tunes, good effort sounds a bit like Babes In Toyland in places, but with a playful twist. Dumbjaw-Groove based heaviositywith a gritty punk edge. Dynamic stuff, like a better version of Terrorvision. Some Pistols some GnR, see also Foo Fighters.Groove based heaviosity with a gritty punk edgelike a better version of Terrorvision. via The Sex Pistols and Foo Fighters
Spizz is back in black and red and his fire still burns just as bright as it did 30 years ago...no, brighter....with classics like 'Soldier Soldier' and 'Where's Captain Kirk' (the first ever indie charts number 1 folks!) still very much in the set and rumours of swish new numbers composed with his rocknrollingly astute new improved Spizz Energi this has to be a proper post punk n roll treat. A proper entertainer is our Mr Spizz, proper....and what a thing Spizz and I Ludicrous have never performed on the same bill before! What a thing...kings of that sardonic post punk indie schnizzle (Half Man Half what?) I Ludicrous have over the years been championed by Peel, Time Out and even Mark E Smith who liked them so much he got them on as Fall supports not once but twice. Preposterous Tales still sound sweet to me, now then, now then..oops... plus!.. the supercool perky French female duo The Buns, what a fabulous sound they do make...think B52s/Cramps/Brix era Fall via kitsch twangabilly with a neo rap delivery...the riffs are garage gold, so a bit 5678s like too...mixed with a French Salt N Peppa! This all works rather well, liking it a lot. Elsewhere gets a bit Ting Tings meet Yeah Yeah Yeahs...and the words are well saucy. More griity grils with guitars what with The Feathers opening up for us tonite.. Three piece all girl outfit playing sort of space glam with a hint of punk in the rubbery bass lines and the full on feisty choruses and general spunky fizz. A little like a 21K all female Sweet really. Wowsers. Hang on ...beepity beep..news just in, one of them's a geezer, haha.
Sky Valley Mistress-Dirty low sung narco rock sounds a bit like proto grungers like Mudhoney through the Stooges amps with a girl singer (bit karen O) and almost moterik drumming, quite a righteous racket. Fools Parade-a malevolent mash up of ferocious garage punk and gothy electro, i kid you not! sounds like Jon Spencers pre blues explosion Pussy Galore via a punked up early version of the Horrors, played with plenty of conviction, a short sharp blast of something quite compelling with undercurrents of nastiness. Idle Hour- Smells like rrriot girl. Well, kinda. It's deffo alt grungy with a Verruca Salt meets Babes in Toyland meets Lunachicks vibe, but the chick's voice almost creeps into Paramore's emo territory at times, all good nonetheless.
starts off as understated polite indie pop with acoustic guitars and a campfire singalong vibe. ...though they ditch the quiet is the new loud vibe and hit a spacey pop vein that makes the icky melodies much better and makes me do a complete volte face! Comes on a bit Pink Floyd then they up the gears more and go for some nigh on hardcore dynamics via awkward squad post rock and post punkery and a touch of a grunge lunge. Now my turn around is complete- this is really rather good!The English- Vocally epic sounding indie rock with a dollop of '80s about it..the chap's voice is a ringer for Roddy Frame and Aztec Camera could be a bit of a touchstone all told....also Bunnymen, Chameleons et al..and it all prowls along pleasingly enough in a post Joy Div minimal post punk indie manner. A bit Glas Vegas too. Ziggurats-'Picture Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly jamming reggae rhythms, fired with a lyrical vigilante inspired by the likes of Plan B and The Streets. 'Ziggurats are the sound of the search for hedonistic freedom we all crave, they are a reminder that we should never stop asking questions in life'
The Dogbones- twin drummer frenzy from skool of post Stooges kool from Mr Crispin the guitar shredder that brought you Daisy Chiansaw Queen Adrena, and also starring the bewigged and benighted scarily fabulous Nomi on vox. A legendary Camden Town happening. Fucking fantastic rock and freaking roll. Death Koolaid-Dirty no frills sleaze punk a low slung raw Stooges guitar sound a pound along rhythm section and a suitably unhinged vocal. Wolf Club Lunar Society- 2 piece doing Black Keys cum White Stripes type template, and the two of em just bash out razzle dazzle rudimentary but invigorating blues punk. Laid8-stonking metally alt rock with an unexpected pop friendly vocaled female at the helm..Soundgarden meets Skunk Anansie with a like I say cute pop vocal- she can belt it out though. Beezer. The Monday Project- old school bluesy metal Brit Rock 3 piece...tight riffings and the obvious influence of early AC/DC ZZ Top, Led Zep and Nazareth. Tight and taut and crisply delivered.
Joanne Joanne are an all female Duran Duran
concept band. With a cool, dance punk orientated approach,
playing only a scattering of 'hits', and extended 'night version' takes on
early tracks, Joanne Joanne attract a diverse and enthusiastic crowd, from the
dedicated to the curious. Over the past year, JJ have lit up such prominent
London venues as the Lexington, and more recently Cargo in Shoreditch
(receiving endorsement from The Quietus who were in attendance) This time, they will be bringing their 'achingly
cool homage to DD to the DC, the finest pub venue in Camden. You can't leave it til the morningafter you know...Superb...Come along and see for yourself.
Minimum-A mesh of interlocking keys and proggy guitar sounds with indietronica pop nous and a little heavioisty on board. Klaxons get rocked up a la Enter Shikari ..epic sounding stuff, thunderous and melodic.The Omelettes-With a Britpop cum psych cum freakbeat sound these Argie Bargies are certainly fans of British pop culture- noteably Inspiral Carpets, Blur and Julian Cope...but as the latter indicates there's a lot of late '60s American grooviness about this too...Strawberry Alarm Clock, Monkees even. There are lots of little hooks, the tunes are decent and even the female singer pulls off the slightly awkward English singing. Cultural Other- Proggy alt rock... Daughtry meets Porcupine Tree. The statue Thieves-The Statue Thieves’ edge comes with it’s laboratory-esque cooking of Mod rock, roots rock and roll, soul, and the kind of grooves found in hip hop, of folk, psychedelia, and mellow funk. Nuvae- Up and coming indie quartet based in the south of England, combining airy synths, driving guitars and disco rhythms while providing influences from Bloc Party, Foals, Radiohead, Interpol and Alt-J.
Felony Disco-2 dashing young ladies doing sparky beatsy pop music with singalong capabilities ahoy. Tegan and Sara type territory.. Primal beats, good vocals with nigh on gospel bits and plenty of bite in the vocal...Red Rosé Empire-Retro pop with a late 60's acid rock vibe and an Oasis like swagger. The Baronesques -All girl pop rock band, with their Joan Jett meets The Donnas rocking out moments, and their Meredith Brooks meets Sheryl Crow catchy pop tunes as well.Dallas Frasca- Dynamic, female fronted groove rock. with a blues undertow and a nod to led zep Slash digs 'em!
The Black Mirrors- dark narco-rock with some eerie spectral guitar lines and doomy malevolent vocals, somewhere between Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Eighties Matchbox B Line disaster, nifty. Old Colours- Indi folk with a soundscapey almost post rock feel which nicely ebbs and flows beautifully with lush female vocals, it's really quite mesmeric in places. And there's a vague Arcade Fire vibe to this without really sounding like 'em, good stuff for sure. Stalker- Indie pop rock meets melodic rock basically, think Kasabian meets The Police.
Monkish make for marvellous irreverent old school punk rock utilising no more that two chords apart from when they have three...and lots of on stage comedic if embittered shenanigans too. Proper Punk Rock fun with elements of ATV, Hagar The Womb and everything in between! 'Cabaret punking it up to the max' The Great Big Bargain- youthful ska heads form the early Madness/Bad Manners school, with a hint of punk ska too...nice social commentary with wit, you know the score- parping brass and wobbly basslines and righteous English rhymin'...got some damn hot tunes as well.P45- formed by Jack Kendal star of ITV's Bad Lads' Army, a London band doing a lot of ska/punk/new wave/mod covers in a thoroughly pro stylee. UB40 style originals too, a lotta Marley... Overall I'm getting a skanking Small Faces vibe. PLMB- Tight fast paced punk with a horror element. As if the Cramps teamed up with Voodoo Glow Skulls and put Joey Jordison (Murderdolls) on the vox. Oh so pretty! Plus fire eating and other wicked waywardness!
Kate Rogers Band- Ex singer of Manchester act Aim (although she comes from Canada) and the voice on Rae & Christian's "Not Just Anybody" this is countrified Indie Folk in the vein of Beth Orton via Gillian Welch, fantastic voice, really catchy up-lifting tunes, good stuff.The Trouble Notes- flamenco cum jazz guitar and gypsy violin. All played well. 'A progressive gypsy jazz duo founded in New York City'.....not half. Monica And The Explosion- Charmingly singing like she's impersonating an old timer gold prospector Monica is in fact from Sweden and is a quirky girl singer rocking out in front of a country tinged indie rock riddim section, though sometimes live, her Explosion is just her, on other occasions like tonite she's got ex UK Subs drummer and Destructors bassist in tow. "Monica Welander has some serious attitude but is cool as hell too. Armed with an acoustic guitar that she pounds the hell out of, this is acoustic punk at its most fiery and personal... Welander pulls off the Joan Jett, "I-don't-give-a-damn sort of sassiness without any hint of contrivance..."
Sacre Noir- Female fronted lo-fi electronica somewhere between The Fizzbombs and Rough Bunnie, rather.. Foxtrot Darling- indie folk duo -with boy/girl interchange and some pointed sub comedic lyrics....Nancy and Lee it aint but it has an adequate feel...unremarkabale though. 'We are Foxtrot Darling, a Trans-atlantic folk-rock duo from London, specialising in quirky acoustic songs' Not half. The Oceans Above- indie rock fare rocking a crispness to the riddim section and the guitars are agreeably jangly and resonant. Consummately commercial rock pop.
Almanacs-They've a raw riffing garagey style, could be compared to Kings Of Leon in places, but also references 60's garage, without sounding like anyone in particular, rousing sing along choruses. All played with plenty of conviction.
Industrial progressive grindcore or something along those lines. Like a messed up Jonathan Davis (Korn) fronting Static X on dangerous narcs. They released the 1st album BRAIN DEATH ZOBMIE in March 2012. Relocated in London in Oct 2012. Band interests.... Tool . Soulfly. Korn. Killswitch Engage . Ill Nino. Ministry. Skinny Puppy. John Murphy. Portishead. Ruby Throat. Sankai Juku. 'You are invited to the mystery tour of our world of good and evil. Absorb the euphoria, lose your breath and enter the realm of the blind. Condense your anger to the max and release it! Be aware! The world has drowned you. With the newfound deadly awareness you will sleep well like a crying soul...lost'...Gulp.....
Zaphonic- grunge fuelled hip hop with big dubby basslines and space rock analogue bleeps, gets a mean groove on and rapper has previous .Michael Gabriel was heavily involved in the New York/London hip hop scene of 2000s having signed as a recording artist to Bad Boyrecords. He's also New York Citys rap battle champ at the Fight Klub. While working in New York, he found his love for producing hip hop and grunge, and he’s finally managed to fuse the two together. Very will fitted together it is too... Art.Is.Fiction-A molotov cocktail of rap metal, hardcore, and funk. Think Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) fronting Ill Nino, and backed up by a mash of Severeth and Living Colour. It's so well done too. Hats off, pretty freakin sick tunes these are! Underview-Upbeat radio-friendly indie rock with a nod to early Artic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs. Uncle Tim- Alt rock with a dark blues undertow and slowburning desert rock vibe, bit like Screaming Trees, neato. UnderView- Kaiser Chiefs emenations with lots of early Arctic Monks. Upbeat indie, all very XFM friendly...
Shoshin- 3 piece, girl drummer, perky little tunes that are half post The Music type proggy pieces with soaring vocals and half ratty scratchy post punk affairs- all melded together fitfully with some sweet toned Police type regatta de blanc nuances....it's a winning combo- a genuinely fresh and original sounding act this, get em now, dems damn good. Lord Numb- Talking of damn good...the marvy Mr Numb and his spanking riddim section. Taking the punchy techy end of '90s Fall, banging in some Kraftwerk, plenty of Bowie and some wig out guitar this is a fabulous concoction. The 'Robots Need Love Too' long player is out now and you need to bleeding well buy it coz it's grrrreat. WolfGirl- Garage meets charmingly sweet toned pop with a psychobilly undertone somewhere between The Cramps and Tullycraft. Pleasingly good! Wot a fab bill! Atticus Anthem- heartfelt, blue eyed soul with a post Elbow vibe. Cyclical Edge like riffs and emotive, stirring work all round.....here goes moi.