Review: Hey Hey My My are all about the explosion of energy and the deceptive lightness of simple folk, as if to give more space to the words, which go right to the heart. In all cases, their love of catchy ballads always has the same devastating effect - a smile on our lips and a tune in our heads.
Review: The Hoosiers unleash the follow-up to two Top 5 hits & one of the stand out tracks from the #1 Sony BMG album
'The Trick To Life'. More quirky pop, with clever lyrics & an infectious tune. Ltd 2 track cd format. Upcoming tour in Spring '08.
Review: The Manchester-based Horsebeach are purveyors of a starry-eyed and skyward-staring brand of indie rock that can't help but summon thoughts of John Hughes soundtracks and '80s-tinged melancholy via its jangling guitar tones and winsome aura, even whilst filtered through a kosmische prism. Lead track "Disappear" exists where New Order meet Tame Impala, yet with an indelible melody to match its sense of hazy abstraction and sun-kissed abandon. The quasi-ballad "Let You Down", meanwhile, sees a slow-dance between glacial dreampop and sullen '50s stylings. As adept with pop glamour as they are with psychedelic dreamstates, Horsebeach are just the tonic for this fast-encroaching spring.
Review: Berlin based The Innits are formed around Mek Obaam, their bespectacled, bald, beer-drinking singer/drummer, a former colleague of Barbara Morgenstern and Schneider TM, currently member of The Boggs. Mek is flanked by Dirk Kretz (lead guitar/backing vocals), Vincenzo Perrotta (rhythm guitar) and Jannes Wurps (bass guitar). The noise they make - The Smiths as if played by The Velvet Underground and produced by The Pastels - dispenses with all frills in favour of a unique but effortless mixture of confessional late 80's indie, avant-garde noise, C86, rockabilly, punk and, crucially, rock & roll.