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  1. The Rakes - Ten New Messages

    The Rakes - Ten New Messages

    'Ten New Messages' shows The Rakes to be a chameleon of a band that seem to be able to morph into any of their influences at will.

    Posted 15th March 2007

  2. Maximo Park - Our Velocity

    Maximo Park - Our Velocity

    'Our Velocity' lives up to its title with three minutes that speed along and leave you as exhausted as Paul Smith must be, with his impassioned and intense delivery.

    Posted 15th March 2007

  3. Bonde Do Role - Solta o Frango

    Bonde Do Role - Solta o Frango

    The single doesn't have the highly polished feel that a lot of dance tracks (and producers) pride themselves on, but this just adds to its charm.

    Posted 14th March 2007

  4. We Are Scientists, Astoria, London

    There is not much of the banter and witticism normally associated with the trio. However, even in what seems like an off-day, musically the guys are razor-sharp and tight.

    Posted 14th March 2007

  5. Manic Street Preachers - Underdogs

    Manic Street Preachers - Underdogs

    These Generation Terrorists have aged, the ride isn't what it used to be, and despite trying to get back on the rollercoaster, this (only just) fails to find it.

    Posted 13th March 2007

  6. The Answer - Be What You Want

    The Answer - Be What You Want

    Their sound evokes images of riff-laden anthemic rock acts such as Bon Jovi but provides enough originality to set them apart from their vintage counterparts.

    Posted 13th March 2007

  7. Alberta Cross - The Thief And The Heartbreaker

    Alberta Cross - The Thief And The Heartbreaker

    Although not offering anything new, Alberta Cross pay an impressive homage to their musical forefathers here, with heartbreak acting as the overriding theme.

    Posted 13th March 2007

  8. The Rumble Strips - Alarm Clock

    The Rumble Strips - Alarm Clock

    The Rumble Strips seem to effortlessly create simple, toe-tapping melodies, coaxing your feet to move and your body to follow suit, and 'Alarm Clock' is no different.

    Posted 12th March 2007

  9. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - I Spy

    Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - I Spy

    Duckworth's vocals are nothing short of mesmerising, building throughout until the song's penultimate, triumphant chorus.

    Posted 12th March 2007

  10. Electrelane - To The East

    Electrelane - To The East

    The first release from their upcoming fourth album, 'No Shouts, No Calls', sees the group maintain their impressively low-key production.

    Posted 9th March 2007

  11. Brakes - Cease And Desist

    Brakes - Cease And Desist

    There is certainly a stateside lilt to the track though, and the bands recent decampment to Nashville has obviously left a big impression.

    Posted 9th March 2007

  12. Jet, Hammersmith Apollo, London

    As Nic Cester sends his vocal chords towards some sort of surgery the band remain somewhat static on stage, due to their individual vocal duties, and let the light display provide the spectacle.

    Posted 9th March 2007

  13. Howling Bells - A Low Happening

    Howling Bells - A Low Happening

    The most striking element of the song is the silky yet sultry vocals of Juanita Stein, which in parts could easily be mistaken as being the dulcet tones of PJ Harvey.

    Posted 8th March 2007

  14. Oom - Reliable Friend

    Oom - Reliable Friend

    The beautiful, fragile vocals of Debbie Clare are teamed with chunky guitar chords and a sinister back beat, making comparisons to Massive Attack or Portishead inevitable.

    Posted 8th March 2007

  15. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

    LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

    A great second instalment from the dance producer, giving a good idea of where the evolution of the genre will be heading.

    Posted 8th March 2007