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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Rakes - We Danced Together

    The Rakes - We Danced Together

    'We Danced Together' is erratic in the best way possible, a real victory from one of Britain's most overlooked bands.

    Posted 7th March 2007

  4. Tokyo Police Club - Cheer It On

    Tokyo Police Club - Cheer It On

    Tokyo Police Club's latest single reveals a skilful, savvy band self-consciously re-working The Strokes' winning formula.

    Posted 7th March 2007

  5. Shiny Toy Guns

    Shiny Toy Guns

    We spoke to Jeremy about the forthcoming Fall Out Boy support, why the time was right to sign to a major label, and missing out on Britney Spears.

    Posted 7th March 2007

  6. The Maccabees NME Awards Show

    As the crowd bounce and sing along to favourites such as 'X Ray' and 'Lego', it is easy to see The Maccabees love what they do and are enjoying every minute of their tenure on stage.

    Posted 6th March 2007

  7. Brett Anderson - Love is Dead

    Brett Anderson - Love is Dead

    As singles go, 'Love is Dead' is unremarkable, and in terms of production it merely hints at a wall-of-sound approach without ever committing to Scott Walker style grandiosity.

    Posted 6th March 2007

  8. Leon Jean Marie - Scratch

    Leon Jean Marie - Scratch

    'Scratch' is a great debut single, proving that, as predicted, he is destined for big things.

    Posted 6th March 2007

  9. The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out

    The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out

    Although the overall sound is far less lo-fi than previous albums, there is still the impression of a garage band who have just discovered a keyboard and few new effect pedals.

    Posted 6th March 2007

  10. Mr Hudson and The Library - A Tale Of Two Cities

    Mr Hudson and The Library - A Tale Of Two Cities

    'A Tale Of Two Cities' could have been the album Mike Skinner would have made if he had been privately educated, had learnt to play instruments and had a penchant for Radio 2.

    Posted 5th March 2007

  11. Air - Once Upon A Time

    Air - Once Upon A Time

    They still use chilled out, down-tempo electronica to their advantage, and subtle cymbals and synths are there to create a celestial feel to their sound.

    Posted 5th March 2007

  12. Captain Phoenix - Living On The Guestlist

    Captain Phoenix - Living On The Guestlist

    With infectious guitar riffs, the song is catchy, upbeat and well put together. The chorus also has the nack of sticking in your head.

    Posted 5th March 2007

  13. Lostprophets, Astoria, London

    The whole evening has the feel of a house party, albeit one where you have to pay for the drinks and there's no kitchen to hide in when you get bored talking to that person who keeps crying.

    Posted 5th March 2007

  14. Scouting For Girls

    Interview: Scouting For Girls

    We chat to the band ahead of the release of debut single, 'It's Not About You'.

    Posted 5th March 2007

  15. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

    Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

    If 'Funeral' was ironic and goofily playful - enacting intensely romantic and emotional mind games in a sleepy snowed-under neighbourhood, then 'Neon Bible' is earnest and moralistically cynical.

    Posted 5th March 2007