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30 Seconds to Mars (2007)


The Kill
Formualic nu-metal on new single from highly touted 30 Seconds to Mars, which is fronted by actor Jared Leto


Annuals (2007)


Be He Me
Debut album from British group Annuals, which if one can get beyond initial Arcade Fire comparisons, proves to be thoroughly convincing


Bees (2007)


Listening Man
Exciting and thrilling new single from the Bees which shows itself to be an instant soul classic


Explosion (2005)


Black Tape
Brash fast-paced punk from new Boston outfit the Explosion, which, while falling short of being absolutely essential,often proves to be compelling


Family Rain (2014)


Under the Volcano
Epic-sounding yet minimal blues rock on fine debut album from Bath-based sibling trio, the Family Rain


Jessie Ware (2020)


What's Your Pleasure?
Positive and optimistic disco-influenced fourth album from chart-topping singer-songwriter Jessie Ware


Korn (2005)


Twisted Transistor
Strictly-by-numbers new single from ever controversial hardcore rockers, Korn



Korn (2007)


Untitled
Welcome return to form on eighth album from ever-controversial hardcore rockers, Korn


Korn (2008)


Hold On
Formulaic and instantly forgettable latest single from Nu-metal stadium act, Korn


Professionals (2016)


The Complete Professionals
Finely-packaged three CD retrospective which compiles together the complete works of Steve Jones and Paul Cook’s post Sex Pistols band, the Professionals


Robbie Williams (2009)


Reality Killed the Video Star
Accomplished and elegant-sounding first album in three years from Robbie Williams


Roger Taylor (2021)


Outsider
Reflective and versatile sixth solo album and first in eight years from Queen drummer Roger Taylor


Squeeze (2015)


Cradle to the Grave
Fantastic comeback album from Squeeze who return to the studio after an eighteen year break


Teenager (2007)


Thirteen
Dark, bu enticing debut album from new punk-electronic group Teenager whose influences include Iggy Pop, Suicide and Nine Inch Nails



Thirty Seconds To Mars (2008)


From Yesterday
Standard, strictly-by-numbers emo rock on latest single from American group 30 Seconds to Mars


Thrills (2007)


Teenager
Enjoyable and catchy third album from the once heavily hyped Thrills


Twin Atlantic (2020)


Power
Catchy third album from Glaswegian alternative rock band Twin Atlantic which is a clear change in direction


We Are Scientists (2005)


Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Debut UK CD from New York three piece We are Scientists, which comes across as a strong combination of the Chameleons and Interpol


We Are Scientists (2005)


With Love And Squalor
Enjoyable 80's-influenced post punk from New York-based trio We are Scientists which is reminiscent of the likes of the Chameleons, Interpol and the Departure


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The Tears are the new band of Suede's Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler. At a Virgin in-store gig to promote their debut single. 'Refugees', Anthony Strutt, despite hating them first time around, finds himself enjoying the "old magic"


Virgin Prunes
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In the first part of a two part series, Anthony Strutt profiles Irish new wave art collective the Virgin prunes and examines their debut album, 'A New Form of Beauty'


Virgin Prunes
Profile Part 2 Virgin Prunes - Profile Part 2

In the conclusive part of our two part feature on the experimental Irish art rockers the Virgin Prunes, Anthony Strutt looks at their three of their latter albums,'...If I Die, I Die', 'Heresie' and 'The Moon Looked Down and Laughed'







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