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APRIL - MAY 2010

Posted by Melanie Smith on June 1, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Well it's been an interesting month, full of highs and lows.On the plus side we've had some really interesting interviews, and some superb shows. There really is some fantastic worthwhile new bands out there, just waiting to be plucked by record companies.We are now reaching thousands of people worldwide - and to think it started as a little hobby. We are getting all kinds of offers we can't even keep up with, if this was a paid job I'd be delighted 


I did my second band photoshoot this week in Castlefield Manchester at 7.30am and I'm really pleased with the results. Manchester really does have some amazing places for photoshoots.

I decided to use my redundantold Myspace back up site for a photography page. Check it out

The lows this month have been that I was injured at Gogol Bordello show (stupidly in the mosh pit) but still alive to tell the tale, got the bruises to show, but thankfully no broken bones. After this I went andinjured my eye, (plant attack) resulting in me having to cancel the Die So Fluid show at Satans Hollow. No use without my right eye for taking photos. It is on the mend and hope to be back in action very soon. Meanwhile I enlisted the help of Chinners and he went to review them in Southampton.


Keep your eyes peeled on these bands ( I know we are) - The VivianGirls, The Black Belles, The Joy Formidable, Male Bonding, Red BloodShoes, Karen Elson, Kirsty Almeida (Manchester's Lady Gaga of jazz. ) Zola Jesus, The Stocks and The Dead Weather we love them.




Michael Monroe by Lorraine


Adam Ant by Lorraine


Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) by Mel


Frank Major (Disturbia Clothing) by Rachel


Gary Lammin (Bermondsey Joyriders) by Lorraine


Sarah Tonin (Alternative Model) by Mel


-XS- (Diva Suicide) by Rachel


The Revellions by Dick


IAMX (Chris Corner) by Mystery Flame


Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) by Chinners





Jesca Hoop


The Damned/Ed Tudor-Pole


Dum Dum Girls/The Switch


Gogol Bordello/Mariachi El Bronx


The Wonder Stuff


IAMX by Mystery Flame


The Alarm by Chinners


The Michael Monroe Band by Rachel


Fight The Empire by Chinners


Glamour Of The Kill


The Paris Riots




It's Queer Up North - Festival



New Reviews from Den Browne

Kelis - Flesh Tone (album)

Serena Maneesh - Abyss in B Minor (4AD)

Band of Holy Joy - Paramour (album - out very soon)

Coral -Butterfly House - free download from Coral's site

Coral - 1000 Years - download single, usual sources

Delphic - Counterpoint

Ellie Goulding - Guns & Horses

Alphabeat - Hey Mr DJ

Mondkopf - Galaxy of Nowhere


Vic Godard 'Blackpool' - Kristof Schreuf’s “Bourgeois With Guitar” by Lee


May new releases from Dick

The Len Price 3: Pictures

The Fall: Your Future Our Clutter

The Wind-Up Birds: Tyre Fire/There Won’t Always Be an England

March of Anger: March of Anger

The Vermin Poets: Poets of England

Gloria Cycles: Religious

Bilge Pump: The Fucking Cunts Still Treat Us Like Pricks

Toxic Poison: The Beast Is Back Spin

Spin The Dogs: Leave Me In Leicester

Existers: Depreciation.


The No - Ones & Exit State review by Chinners

Den's reviews of the month

Dead YoungClub II

Pete Bentham & the Dinner Ladies 'The New Underground'

Plan B - 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks'Various

Deutsche Elektronische Musik:Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972-83" The Roseville Band - 'Little Eyes in the Universe'


Pincer Movement - Jowehead by Lee


Den - Punk's not dead it just got weirder

Bitter Springs - My Life as a Dog in a Pigsty

Rude Mechanicals - The Cyclops & the Wildebeest

Patches'n'Gretchen - Music from Little Big Pink.



(Reports & photos by Mel) - Non music related.

Hope you enjoy my little diary events and photos.

Death, Desertion nd Religion  -


Incarceration  and Decay in North Wales -


Victoria Baths - Manchester -


Jeremy Gluck sings the praises of The Harbour Kings -


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