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              MUDKISS MUSIC REVIEWS 2013

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So, its our final best of the year for singles/EPS and albums, chosen by some of the Mudkiss reviewers.


  • Album of the month: The Velvet Underground - White Light White Heat - Review by Dick Porter (coming soon)

          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live from KCRW
          Beans On Toast - Giving Everything
          Rebekka Karijord - Music For Film & Theatre
          Hold The Sun - Hold The Sun
          Dum Dum Girls - Too True
          Yeah And She Has Red Lips Too - The Lost Generation Suite
          Beastmilk - Climax
          Crystal Grenade - Lo! And Behold
          Anat Ben-David - MeleCh
          The Peckham Cowboys - 10 Tales From The Gin Palace
          Larry And His Flask - By The Lamplight
          The Delray Rockets - Strictly Not Fluffy
          American Dirt - Heavy Thought And Riddle
          Trick Mammoth - Floristry
          Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven and The
          Righteous Side of Hell - Vol 2
          Housewives - Housewives
As 2013 slips away, I grieve that time can never be retraced, that in the end we must all say goodbye, that ‘I will never look into your eyes again’. But before we must part, as this year fades into twilight, a final twelve tunes for Christmas, luminous lament to what has been, blinded by the light of what will be.
  • Singles:

    The Red Paintings - You're Not One Of Them
    Andrew London - When I Saw Your Ghost
    In The Valley Below - Stand Up
    SCNTST - Self Therapy
    The Belle Game - River
    Atlum Schema - Bottom Line
    HARTEBEEST - Death
    Jane Badler - Nursery Rhyme


    Happyness - Happyness
    Eurielle - The Incarnation
    Manraze - I Surrender
    The Moth & The Flame - &

The Road Home - Too Cold
Future Monarchs - Weird Weather
Blitzen Trapper - VII
Stone Temple Pilots - High Rise
Vamps (JPN) - Sex, Blood, Rock 'N' Roll
The Bloodshots - On Fire
Ninja Baby - Blue
Kitrocket - Ants & Stars
Lydia Loveless - Boy Crazy
Northcote - Northcote
Jake Evans - Easy On My Soul EP
Kosheen - Solitude
Motorhead - Aftershock
Glassglue - Fantods (Klangbad)
Buckcherry - Best Off
Chris T-T & The Hoodrats - The Bear
Emily Jane White - Blood/Lines
Eurielle - The Incarnation EP
Jump - The Black Pilgrim
New Country Rehab - Ghost of Your Charms
Pirate Copy - The Shape Of Piracy To Come EP
The Cornelius Crane - The Cornelius Crane EP
The Rubys - Silhoutte' and 'Sell The Sun At Once' singles
Nick Raven - Love & Lomography
Grip-Like Vice – Grip Like Vice (EP, self-released)
Night Motor – Visceral Love (EP, self-released)
Symbol Six - Symbol Six
Polly Scattergood – Arrows
Tides From Nebula - Eternal Movement
Henry Priestman - The Last Mad Surge Of Youth

          Ghost Maps - Vanilla
          Sean Taylor - London
          Elika - Moving Faster / Bury
          The Daydream Club - Soundwaves Of Gold
          Novella - Follow
          Lyon Apprentice - I Will Find You
          Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Ghost Narrative
          Suzuki Method - Sherbet
          Six Years - Imagination
          Lydia Baylis - Life Without You
          George Ezra - Did You Hear The Rain?
          The Penny Black Remedy - Up To My Neck In A Hex
          Akinne - Frid
          Shy Girls - Still Not Falling
          Courteeners - Are You In Love With A Notion?
          Bleeding Heart Pigeons - Visiting Myself In Hospital
          Carnivals - In Her Eyes
          Sankofa - Guttermouth


          Truly Ford - SuperNova
          Sincere Deceivers - Once More Unto
          Sundays - Of Eros and I
          Digital Farm Animals - Bugged Out
          Only Real - Days In The City
          Bat and Ball - We Prefer it in the Dark
          Death In Texas - Pluck 

  •  Album of the month: Anna Calvi - One Breath - Review by Paul Hastings
  •  Music Reviews                                                                                   
                 The Creepshow - Life After Death
                 Dregen - Dregen
                 Those Darlins - Blur The Line
                 Thee Eviltones - Beat Macabre
                 The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns - Rockabilly Deluxe
                 Hard Fall Hearts - Die Before We Die
                 Electric Alice - The Electric Alice Xperiment
                 Ross Kleiner & The Thrill - You Don't Move Me
                 The Fallows - Liars & Kings
                 Will Pound - A Cut Above
                 John Parkes - Bleeding Edge / Distant Past
                 Sean Taylor - Chase The Night
                 The Full English
- The Full English
                 Oh Yes We Can LoveA History Of Glam Rock (Universal)
                 The Wave Pictures - City Forgiveness
                 Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
                 The Fratellis - We Need Medicine
                 Laboratory Project - Taste Masters 4
                 Francis International Airport - Cache
                 12" 80s Club Classics
                 Polica - Shulamith
                 The Holy Orders - For the Ears of Dogs to Come
                 Soulfly - Savages
                 The LeviathanIn Darkness It Crawls
                 Gary Numan -- Splinter             

              Roja - The Evil Stands High/ Oh L’amour (Part 1)
              The Wicked Venetians (Sam Pickett) - Hell/Sleepless
              Common Tongues - Solitary Thinker
              Cocos Lovers - Emily
              Alistair Griffin and Leddra Chapman - The One
              Ides/ King Of Cats - Chokehold /Bright Lightbulbs - split single
              Buzzard Lopen- East By East
              MMX - Only
              Fresh Body Shop - Rainbow Stone
              Ghost Twins (ex Crushing Blows) - Unknown Animal
              No Ceremony - Part Of Me
              Rodney P - Success: featuring Harleighblu & Renegade Brass Band
              Nick Brewer x The Confect - Ashamed
              Happy Martyr featuring Boz Boorer (Morrissey) - Empty Handed
              Junip - Walking Lightly
              Soul Saboteur - Dusted In Silver
              Flipron - Big Fat Blackberries
              Ancient Times - Nightschool/ Hieroglyphic
              Hares - Just A Picture
              Candy Says - Kiss Kill
              Deathline - Every Dying Breath
              Dreadzone featuring Mick Jones - Too Late
              The Fizzhogs (Formerly Bigshots!) - This Machine Kills
              WhiteMoor This Is....
              Foreign Television - August/To Brazil
              Atlanter - Kaktos/Tree Song
              Lamplighter - Mute
              BordellosWeird K

              Kindest of Thieves - Venus EP
              Jake Sorgen - In Transit EP
              Strange Names - Strange Names EP, re-released
              OMD - Night Cafe EP
              Face + Heel - Chipped Tooth EP
              Claire - Broken Promise Land EP
              Vision Fortune - Night Jukes EP, vinyl re-issue
              Gudjohr - In Tandem EP
              She Makes War - Butterflies EP
              Kid Karate -Lights Out EP

  • Babyshambles - Sequel To The Prequel
    Black Onassis - Desensitized
    Box Set: The Orb - History Of The Future - The Island Years
    Marc Bolan at the BBC LP
    Lisa Knapp - Hidden Seam
    Joseph Arthur - The Ballad of Boogie Christ
    The Prog Collective
    Will Varley - As The Crow Flies
    The Bedroom Hour - Themes
    The Caezars - Welcome To The Mainstream
    Hey! Hello! - Hey! Hello!
    The Crunch - Busy Making Noise
    The Knockouts - 5000 Miles From Louisville
    The Strypes - Snapshot
    Fanny Mae & The Dynamite Believers - Live Love, Give Love
    The Shakers - Rescue Team
    Sinheresy - Paint The World
    Terrorway - Blackwaters
    Ministry - Enjoy The Quiet - Live at Wacken 2012 DVD/2CD
    Born of Osiris - Tomorrow We Die Alive
    Testament - The Dark Roots of Trash
    Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
    Burzum - Sôl Austan, Mâni Vestan
Phlo Finister - Poster Girl EP
Stax Revue - In The City EP
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Dear River
Mathew and Me - Modern Life
Fuzzy Logic - March On
Roddy Hart And The Lonesome Fire - Cold City Avalanche
David Woodcock - Same Things
Miraculous Mule - Satisfied
Nothankyou - Know Yourself
Bridie &The Arbour - Prolong
Sarah Johns Music Party - Green Bud
The Fallows - Run Like A Dog
Gauntlet Hair - Bad Apple
Lizzie and The Yes Men - Unstoppable
Sally Dige - Forget Me
Marnie (Helen from Ladytron) - The Hunter
Love Inks - Solar Diary
I Am A Camera - The Legendary Children
Gentleman's Dub Club - Give It Away
Abnormal - Faye Valentine’feat Jay Lotus
Burning House - Turn Off The Robot (Shafiq Husayn remix)
Kitten Pyramid - Uh-Oh
Stalker - Kelly Brooks
Fred Scheider & Donna Destri – Feel
The Hosts - Give Your Love To Her
Carcass – Surgical Steel
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth
Equilibrium – Waldschrein EP
Bloody Knives – Death EP
Louise Distras - Dreams From The Factory Floor
Jonny Cola & The A-Grades -
Crashdollz -
Michael Monroe -
Horns and Halos  
The Gas House Gorillas -
Punk Americana  
Rocket To Memphis -
Do  The Crawl  
Rocket Overdrive  -
JD & FDCs -
Fast Boyfriends -
Derelict Aquarium
The Silver Shine -
In The Middle of Nowhere  
Ebenholt Slappers -
Downright Upright  
Lucy Ward -
Single Flame
Mike Oldfield –
Five Miles Out / Crises (special edition re-issues)
Fairport Convention -
Rising For The Moon (Deluxe 2CD  UMC/Island)
Phil Martin -
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
Rudimentary Peni -
Teeth Of The Sea -
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Gaoler’s DaughterHow To Make Time
Goldheart Assembly- Long Distance Song Effects
Dandy WarholsThirteen Tales from  Urban Bohemia
The Short Stories - Send My Love To Everyone x
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
Visage - Hearts and Knives
The Lone Ranger Wanted (Music Inspired By The film)
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbours - Good Light
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Dear River
The Quireboys Beautiful Curse
Star And DaggerTomorrowland Blues
The Black Clouds  - Better Days
Dinosaur Pile-Up - Nature Nurture
Hawk Eyes- That's What This Is- EP
Gauntlet Hair - Stills
Tyla J Pallas - Devils Supper
Hot Roddin Romeos - Booze Hound  
Hard Fall Hearts - Last 24 Hours  
Young Things - Hello Love
Screamin Rebel Angels - Hitch Hike
Two Cow Garage - Death of Self Preservation Society
Kawabata Makoto’s MainlinerRevelation Space
Sleeper’s Awake Transcension
Lord Dying Summoning the Faithless
Black Sabbath 13
Coffins The Fleshland
Noisem - Agony Defined  

Charlie Whitehead - Raw Spitt
Lightnin’ Slim - High & Low Down
Dave Davies - I Will Be Me
Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow
PAS Musique - Abandoned Bird Egg
Kine - Meditations in April Green

The Electric Soft ParadeIdiots
Grim TowerAnarchic Breezes
Seagall  - Hidden Ego
Iron Tongue The Dogs have barked, the Birds have flown
Queens Of The Stone Age - ....Like Clockwork
Erlen Meyer Erlen Myer
Hate Meditation Hate Meditation
Power TripManifest Decimation
Poltergeist - Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
The Teardrop ExplodesWilder
Black Star Riders All Hell Breaks Loose
Tim Morse - Faithscience
Caro Emerald - The Shocking Miss Emerald
The Caezars - Worth The Attention
Savages - Silence Yourself
RT-Zed - Zed Head
Reckless OnesReckless Ones
Sugar Shakers - Chin Up Pin Up
Sugar Shakers - Red Rocket Baby
Sharks - Selfhood
Jason Freeman - Hex and Hell
Billy Fury - Sound of Fury
Yma SumacMambo!
Cockney Rebel - Cavaliers: an Anthology 1973-74
V/A -  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
Lee Perry - Disco Devil - the Jamaican Discomixes
V/A - The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection, Volume 1
The Flaming Lips - The Terror
Gold Blade - The Terrors Of Modern Life
Rockats - Rockin Together
Waking Heroes - One Fight to Fight
Mars Attack - Blood and Thunder
Attic Lights - Super Deluxe
Magnificatz - Running Late
Restorations - LP2
Reddy Teddy Young - Fever Dreamin
Jenny And The Steady Go's - Sweet Nothing
Johnny Monaco And The Traitors - S/T EP
Tim Morse - Faithscience
Black Market Serotonin - Something From Nothing
Marsteller & Rhodes present - The Beautiful Old - Turn-of-the-century songs
Honningbarna  - Verden Er Enkel
Satan - Life Sentence
Kadavar - Abra Kadavar
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
Ruts DC - Rhythm Collision, Volume 2
Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind /Rat On!/ Gag a Maggot
Irma Thomas - In Between Tears
Scott Walker -
Scott: The Collection 1967-70 

Anna Lena & The Orchids- ‘Anna Lena & The Orchids’
Candy Says-Melt Into The Sun’
City Calm Down- 'Pleasure and Consequence'
Harts- 'The Music'
In The Valley Below- 'Hymnal' EP
The Kill Van Kulls- 'Wooden Heart' , EP
Little Comets- 'Violence Out Tonight'
Nicole Atkins- 'Red Ropes'
Olympian- 'Back To The Great Lakes'
Sam Lee- 'Goodbye My Darling'
Soul Saboteur- ‘Clip Your Wings’, EP
Tears for Annie- 'Purple Heart', EP
The Lost Souls Club – ‘High Noon’, EP
Eric Burdon -‘Til Your River Runs Dry
Jonny Cola & the A-Grades: Straight to Video/ Marlborough Road
Mike Tyler - Money Grows On Your Knees/ Corny Song
Patches & Gretchen - Even Breaks
Various artists - The Songs of Nick Drake - Way to Blue
The Jazzfakers - Here Is Now
Patty Schemel - “Hit So Hard” DVD
David Bowie - The Next Day
Ian Mc Culloch
- Holy Ghosts 
Jimi Hendrix
- People Hell and Angel
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
Iron Maiden - Maiden England (Reissue)
Jello Biafra - White People and the Damage Done
Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
Peace - In Love 
Fallen Leaves - If Only We’d Known  
The Drey Rollan Band - Self titled
The Pop Dogs - Cool Cats For Pop Dogs
The Computers - Love Triangles, Hate Squares
The Villenettes - V is for Villendetta
Davis Fetter - Singles
The Phantom Shaker - Self titled
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Damn Right Honey
The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F 'Definitive Edition Box Set
The Boom Boom Booms  - Self titled
Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil
For the ImperiumHail the Monsters
NailsAbandon All Life
Kvelertak - Meir
Greg Lake - Songs of a lifetime
  • Catching up with Singles/E.P Reviews by Chumi Banerjee

    No Ceremony - FEELSOLOW
    The Keys vs. Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) ‏- I Tried To Find It In Books
    Eli & Fur - Tonight
    Heads Hearts - Fear
    Kosheen - Spies
    Alek Fin - Mull
    mnttaB - mainsHum
    Gabby Young - Walk Away
    Florelie Escano - The Liberating Kind
    Josh Savage - Mountains In Hurricanes EP
    Maglia Rosa Group - Nighthawks EP
    The Ambersons - The Magnificent Ambersons EP
    Henry Green - Shipwreck/ Shapes
    Coasts - Oceans
    The Delaplains - Gypsy Blood EP
    The Vestals - Perfect Pain / Seventeen
    Arc & Stones - Arc & Stones EP
    Mark Tremonti - Wish You Well
    Lost Souls - Black Eyes
    Chronographs - Nausea EP
    Mercury Tide - Searching
    Bombers - Drawing/ Buddy’s In A Cult
  Bitter Springs - Everyone’s Cup Of Tea
  Band of Holy Joy - City of Tales, 1985-2012
  Klaus Dinger & JapandorfJapandorf
  Billy Bragg - Tooth And Nail
  Heidi Talbot - Angels Without Wings
  Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
  Steve Hackett - Dark Town
  Faustus - Broken Down Gentleman
  The Courteeners - Anna
  My Bloody Valentine MBV
  Stiv Cantarelli - Black Music/White Music
  Mad Season - Above
  How to Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion
  Pure Love -Anthems
  The Virginmarys -King of Conflict
  Pissed Jeans - Honeys
  Transvision Vamp - Pop Art / Velveteen
  Buckcherry - Confessions
  Voodoo Swing - Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos and Scars
  The Delta Bombers - Wolf
 Agnes Szelag and Jason Hoopes - October Pieces 

Snakes in the Grass - Snakes in the Grass E.P
Bastard Jet - Bastard Jet EP
Man the Machetes - Idiokrati
THENEWNO2 - Beautiful Creatures OST
Alan BonnerBalladeer
Rebecca Pronsky - Only daughter
Nightmare Air - High In The Lasers
Glowpeople - Things…
The Bronx The Bronx IV
Heavens Basement - Filthy Empire
The Ok Social Club - Nothing in Common
The Motor Inns - Rooms By the Hour EP
Richard Thompson - Electric

Feldspar- ‘The Flat And Paper Sky Vol. II’, EP
Race Car Hearts- ‘TenderViolent’, EP
Sam Forrest- 'Silo', EP
China Shop Bull- '9 Lives', Single
Syd Arthur- ‘Dorothy’, single
Heavy Petting Zoo- 'See You In Hell, Candy Boys', EP
The Hidden Revolution- 'Useless Noises', EP
Franco & The Dreadnought- 'Last Man Standing'
Mr Fogg - ‘Tightrope’, Single
ON AN ON - ‘The Hunter', Single
Bleed Electric - 'This Is My Masterpiece', EP
City Reign - ‘Ahead of Ideas’, Single
The Tricks - '49 Mercury’, EP
The Dusk - 'Falling', EP
Darwin and the Dinosaur - 'Romulus', EP
Red Bird Sky - ‘stories’, Single
London Commands You - 'Truth', Single
Bullet For My Valentine - ‘Temper Temper’, Single
Crash & The Coots - 'John Coles Park', EP
NAKED (on drugs) - ‘Death Dance’, Single
The Shindys -‘Between You And Me', EP
Chelsea Wolfe -‘Prayer For The Unborn’, EP
Seasons Collide - Horizons, EP
Uncle Paul - 'W@nk The Cat, Feed The Dog', E.P.

  • January Reviews: From Andy Barnes, Paul Hastings,Mike Ainscoe and Jared Jones,Brett Dunford and Callum Barnes.
Emperor The Stag - 'Speedwell Drive' EP
Lowlands - Beyond
HumanflyAwesome Science
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment
The Joy Formidable - Wolfs Law
The Loyalties - Til The Death of Rock N Roll
Cult of LunaVertikal
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Surgery without Research - Vengeance

The Blog Sound of 2013 poll is a survey of UK music bloggers to find out what emerging artists they think are best. The votes have been counted, the results are in and the winners can now be revealed.

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