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Lemuria - First Collection

posted March 9th, 2008 · posted by Edd · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

This collection shouldn’t be nearly as wonderful as it is. In fact it may just be the best album I’ve heard in the past six months. From Buffalo, New York, this trio have been together since 2004, releasing a series of splits along the way with the likes of The Ergs, Kind of Like Spitting [...]

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Ettin - Rise Yourself

posted March 2nd, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Another new Do The Dog release, the label seems to have been furiously signing bands and releasing CDs while my back has been turned.
I haven’t heard of this lot before, apparently they’re a four piece from Sussex., and already here they are with a full-length They have a female vocalist, same as other recent Dog [...]

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All Idols Fall - Standing On The Brink

posted March 2nd, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

At the time of writing, this lot are on tour with Anti-Flag, and I expected them to be some kind of poppy punk thing in the same vein. Nope. They are heavier than that, and the guitars are a bit more prominent. The album chugs, whines and thuds along at a fair old pace and [...]

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This Is A Standoff - Be Excited

posted March 2nd, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

My immediate reaction to the artwork of this CD was this was it was a Drive Thru band. Well anyone who knows who they are will probably kick me. This is a release on Household Name Records, and this lot are bits of Belvedere who have come back for another round since splitting up a [...]

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Zeeb? - Starring Zeeb? As Thermal Detonator In… Gargantuan Rock Monster

posted March 2nd, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I had heard of these guys but never heard them until I got this CD. It’s sleazy garage rock’n’roll type stuff, and it’s not entirely my cup of tea but I quite like parts of it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and some of the lyrics are incredibly amusing. Take track two ‘Da Hairy [...]

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Zatopeks - Damn Fool Music

posted February 27th, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

There was a time when it seemed all the Household Name bands were an unchanging entity – Adequate Seven, Lightyear, Captain Everything!, Capdown etc. would always be touring and there was a HHN ‘type’. Recently, however, the label seems to have undergone some changes with a lot of the older bands leaving or splitting up, [...]

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Pama International - Love Filled Dub Band

posted February 27th, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Pama International know how to do a good job finishing an album, there’s no doubt about it. This is no exception, a pleasure to listen to. Produced to incredible standard giving the reggae-dub-ska infusion a fully rounded sound, this long-running collective pelts out a bunch of chilled out melodies.
Around for a while now, Pama show [...]

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Mustard Plug - In Black And White

posted February 27th, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

Once I got Mustard Plug’s ‘Pray For Mojo’ for Christmas and it immediately became one of my favourites. I listened to it a lot. Then I bought ‘Big Daddy Multitude’ from a second hand shop and acquired ‘Yellow #5’ on 12”. I was so happy. But one day I stopped listening to them and they [...]

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CourseOverGround - CourseOverGround

posted February 27th, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

I love it when things come out of Eastern Europe, as my music seems to be saturated with British and American music. This probably meant I gave a little more time to COG than I otherwise would have.
They are a noise band, with drums dominating and punctuating throughout the songs and guitars distorting somewhere behind. [...]

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The Shadowcops - Ready When You Are

posted February 27th, 2008 · posted by jas · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

The Shadowcops talk about being ‘rock’ quite a lot in the bit of paper that came with this CD, but that’s not exactly strictly true. They sound somewhere between riff-heavy punk rock and just ‘rock’ to me.
Amongst their influences they cite The Wildhearts, Dead Kennedys, and The Living End and I think they give you [...]

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