Monthly Archives: April 2010

New: The Xcerts – Slackerpop

The Xcerts are a band who are self-described as sounding like ‘a pissed off Scotland’


By Tom Price
on 29th Apr 2010
in Music

New: Tubelord – Stacey’s Left Arm

Tubelord. A band with eccentric but angrily poetic lyrics and a dislike for standard time signatures.


By Tom Price
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Interpol

One of the most mysterious and secretive bands around, Interpol return this year with their fourth, as yet untitled record. Yesterday they made the first song Lights available to download for free from their official website, and whilst they are not covering any new ground or reinventing themselves, it is a welcome return from the […]

Review: Caribou

After a three year absence Caribou returns with his new record ‘Swim’…


By Joel Chima
on 28th Apr 2010
in Music

Flying Lotus

A new Flying Lotus album emerging into the wild is always an event, but the release of COSMOGRAMMA on Flying Lotus’s myspace today quite possibly deserves a national holiday all of its own. So far Crack in the Road is on its second listen and we can confirm that the two year wait has very […]


By Joel Chima
on 27th Apr 2010
in Music

Interview: Frank Turner

‘I bought my soul back from the Devil/And now I’m keeping it all to myself‘, and so begins Frank Turner‘s most recent, and critically acclaimed, album ‘Poetry of The Deed‘. Created in his post-hardcore origins, Frank Turner‘s acoustic sound rages with the burning desire to cast aside the oppressing evils of the world, and to […]

Interview: Stornoway

Having been shortlisted on the BBC’s ‘Sound of 2010′ list, which has in previous years predicted the successful rise of Foals, Klaxons, and The Rumble Strips, Stornoway are hoping to achieve even greater heights with their debut album ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’. Their previous three single releases have all been well received by critics, with the Independent describing […]

Single of The Week: Marina and The Diamonds

Her work may essentially be a cross section of sounds taken from various female singer song writers…


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M.I.A

M.I.A’s latest single ‘Born Free’ is a stomper of a punk rock anthem, raucous and rebellious this is definitely a song you’ll be hearing a lot of this summer. No details of the song have been posted on M.I.A’s website, but with her so far untitled new album just round the corner we expect new […]


By Joel Chima
on 24th Apr 2010
in Music

Review & 5 Minutes With: Raised By Swans

No Ghostless Place is a moving, atmospheric journey through the catacombs of haunting vocal melodies and tenderly plucked guitars

Sukh Knight @ World Headquarters

Rusty Bucket Bay is back at World Headquarters (Newcastle) on the 29th of April with one of the most exciting line ups seen so far. This month see’s Sukh Knight, Funtcase and Heppy J take to the decks; and with Sukh Knight’s new record recently being played on primetime Radio 1, this could be your […]


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Film Review: Date Night

This week’s biggest release ‘Date Night’ practically screams its target demographic in your face…

New: BLK JKS – Zol!

South African rock band BLK JKS are to release a new EP just in time for the World Cup, entitled Zol!. With the title track BLK JKS step away from their usual psychedelic guitar riffs and frenetic drum solos, to produce a summery and upbeat pop song, about soccer… With “I can roll and shoot […]


By Daniel Barker-Wyatt
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5 Minutes With: The Chapman Family

From pretending to be the heirs of John Lennon’s killer, to baiting thousands of Geordies whilst on stage in Newcastle…

5 Minutes With: Egyptian Hip Hop

Quirky, original, outlandish. Egyptian Hip Hop are one of the most exciting bands of the year, despite only having recently released their debut single. Having already received coverage from all areas of the press, including NME to The Guardian, the volcanic cloud of hype which is gathering behind them is enough to rival even that […]

Single of The Week: Hot Chip

I Feel Better, the second single from the latest Hot Chip LP may not be a huge detachment from the usual Hot Chip sound, but with a sound so wonderful this is hardly a bad thing. Filled with uplifting strings and a snappy beat, the lyrics intertwine around the instrumentation with grace and delicacy. Again […]


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Film Review: The Ghost Writer

Roman Polanski’s latest picture The Ghost Writer could perhaps be his most personal to date, as he adapts Robert Harris’s bestseller in a way that is both gripping and understated. The subject matter itself, audaciously first explored in Robert Harris’s novel, surrounds a former Prime Minister’s fall from grace and ultimately his voluntary house arrest. […]

5 Minutes With: A Place To Bury Strangers

Last year saw the start of a shoegaze revival, heralded by some as the beginning of the “nugaze” movment. Whilst the music is yet to reach the dizzying greatness achieved from the late 80s to the early 90s, there has been a surge in the quality of bands taking influence from that period. At the […]

Interview: Cult Image

My first encounter with the Newcastle based band Cult Image was only 2 short months ago in the dingy underground space of the Head of Steam. Since then the band’s momentum has grown quite substantially, playing their largest date so far on the 16th of April and with their first gig in the capital only […]

Review & 5 Minutes With: The Kissaway Trail

When you think of Danish music, what comes to mind? Unfortunately for many it will be the irritating, repetitive indie disco pop of 2008s hit band Alphabeat.