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CD Review: Shooting at Unarmed Men – Yes! Tinnitus

Imagine listening to five minutes of electrical noise in reverse, only to realise that they’ve just put the album on again after it. Read More »

Perpetuating the Kurt Cobain Legend

Spring is here again, and you know what that means: love is in the air, roofies are in the drinks, and every music publication from here to Istanbul is busy piecing together its annual "Anniversary of Kurt Cobain's Death" cover story. No foolin'; April is the one month of the year during which the Barnes and Noble periodical section looks ... Read More »

CD Review: Kite Pilot – Mercy Will Close It’s Doors

Can anything good come from Nebraska? Well, except for corn, an adequate college football team, Marlon Brando, and of course, corn. We'll let Sufjan figure that one out. But in answering the initial question, I can tell you this much: Kite Pilot is rather good and they do, in fact, come from Nebraska. Meet Erica Petersen, Todd Hanton, Corey Broman, ... Read More »

CD Review: Spank Rock – YoYoYoYoYo

Having played the name-game for a good six months with my band, I know how difficult choosing a good name can be. The 20 minutes between practice room and my house gave birth to such gems as The Fascists, Whoodini?, and Prostate. With such dazzling creative abilities, I can imagine you’re surprised we were never stars. Spank Rock clearly never ... Read More »

Thom Yorke is Not an Alien: Deconstructing the Radiohead Conundrum

...if I loathe this music so much, why am I so much more fascinated with this band in a state of what I consider to be disrepair? Read More »

CD Review: Quasi – When the Going Gets Dark

Close, but no guitar: A competent and talented alt-rock, alt-country, alt-whatever band is a bit lacking. Read More »

CD Review: The Zutons – Tired of Hanging Around

Second offering from exemplars of Scouse Rock. Read More »