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  1. Snow Patrol - Set the Fire to the Third Bar

    Snow Patrol - Set the Fire to the Third Bar

    Gary Lightbody’s lugubrious near-drone and Martha’s distinctive, haunting tones combine to perfection.

    Posted 23rd November 2006

  2. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Cold And Wet

    Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Cold And Wet

    In an age when we are being engulfed by 'new-rave' and multi-layered angular guitar bands, it is nice to occasionally stop dancing, remove the neon, and just sit back to enjoy a simpler pleasure.

    Posted 23rd November 2006

  3. Tapes ‘n Tapes -  Omaha

    Tapes ‘n Tapes -  Omaha

    With a sound refreshingly different from the barn-dance craziness of first single 'Insistor', 'Omaha' is a dreamy, mellow sort of track.

    Posted 23rd November 2006

  4. Oasis - Stop The Clocks

    Oasis - Stop The Clocks

    On reflection, the anthems of old, such as 'Cigarettes and Alcohol' and 'Live Forever', feel a bit stale now... you realise the (relatively) more thoughtful songs have aged the best.

    Posted 22nd November 2006

  5. Thom Yorke - Analyse

    Thom Yorke - Analyse

    'Analyse' is decent stuff, but it feels like Yorke’s just flicked the autopilot switch.

    Posted 22nd November 2006

  6. Kasabian - Shoot The Runner

    Kasabian - Shoot The Runner

    Continuing from the thankful departure from baggy indie, 'Shoot The Runner' marches on with its steady beat and hand-claps.

    Posted 22nd November 2006

  7. The Young Knives - Decision

    The Young Knives - Decision

    This is a bit of a departure from previous singles, as it's not a story as such, and the shimmering paranoia is no longer contained - it's exploded.

    Posted 22nd November 2006

  8. Air Traffic - Never Even Told Me Her Name

    Air Traffic - Never Even Told Me Her Name

    Borrowing from the jolting Britpop formula that worked ten years ago, Air Traffic’s first proper release is that shouty but earnest thing Supergrass did on 'Alright'.

    Posted 20th November 2006

  9. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier

    The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier

    Combining rasping vocals with an air of Led Zeppelin, 'Broken Boy Soldier' fuses together with immaculate timing.

    Posted 20th November 2006

  10. The Hours - Ali In The Jungle

    The Hours - Ali In The Jungle

    Having received critical acclaim from Jarvis Cocker, The Hours had a long way to go to meet our expectations.

    Posted 14th November 2006

  11. Kaiser Chiefs, Trabendo, Paris

    A short set is played tonight, but one with gusto and an obvious sense of satisfaction at showcasing what appears to be a large bulk of next year's album.

    Posted 14th November 2006

  12. Wolfmother

    As Wolfmother embark on their biggest UK tour, we caught up with frontman Andrew Stockdale. Subjects on the agenda: classic rock, Jackass tomfoolery, and Myspace.

    Posted 13th November 2006

  13. The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again

    The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again

    With the Arctic Monkeys in hibernation, The Long Blondes look like they're finally going to get the attention they deserve as Sheffield's latest export.

    Posted 13th November 2006

  14. King Creosote - You Are Could I EP

    King Creosote - You Are Could I EP

    The song itself is a bubbly tune but rather unfulfilling, as its mindless rhyming makes it sound almost amateurish.

    Posted 13th November 2006

  15. Battle, Cockpit, Leeds

    Although visually lacklustre, Battle are a good live band to catch - they just need to show the audience that they're enjoying their own music.

    Posted 10th November 2006