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Andy Gardener

Favourite Albums

Jesus And Mary Chain

When East Kilbride’s The Jesus And Mary Chain surfaced early in 1984 it changed music forever for me. Before that I’d hated the eighties mainstream music and really only listened to 60’s stuff and als




Celeste may not be signed yet. They may even claim that as long as their art remains real they don’t even care. But these rock ‘n’ roll romantics have the ingredients which could make a real-life glamour-drenched pastiche rock-movie. Phil Clements, th
Sometimes a band comes along that sweeps you off your feet but at my age it doesn’t happen so often. When it does the band has to be out of this world and Contempo are one such band. In fact I’m an


TERRIS may have been voted the 'NME's most promising newcomers recently but there's a band that are set to overtake them in the running. Devon's COLDPLAY are a sure-fire bet for stardom following in t


Franc Cinelli
Hayleys Cake
Cape Canaveral / Supercool Water

Precise, yet somewhat monotonous AOR from Italian-born, but London-based singer-songwriter Franc Cinelli, which has just been released in a deluxe edition
This was not what I was expecting at all! From something I’d read and taking the name Hayleys Cake, I was expecting something lo-fi on Invicta Hi-Fi!! What we have though is a jazzy, funky beast of a
Dickon Edwards is BACK! I liked Orlando, his previous band, but sadly, it wasn’t to be for them once apress backlash against them took hold. Thankfully, Dickon has dusted himself down and returns wit
Two new bands on a split 7” single. The first (and my favourite) are Brighton’s Cape Canaveral who are fronted by Andy Action Painting! (of Sarah records fame). ‘Someday Anyhow’ is, I think, their deb

I Am Kloot

TWP (pronounced ‘tupp’ and roughly translated as ‘stupid’) are another promising new band out of Wales. They sold out their debut self financed EP last year and this follow up appears on Kayak, a Roug
Scottish popsters Geneva burst onto the scene four years ago when they were signed by Nude after a bidding war. They then went on tour with labelmates Suede and thanks to several fantastic singles bui
Manchester’s I Am Kloot return with their second single, which shows just as much promise as their start of the millennium debut ‘Titanic’. I Am Kloot are not just any old indie band as their monik
I first encountered Farnborough four piece Inter a while ago at the Barfly, Camden when they had just appeared on a split Fierce Panda EP with Symposium and Midget. They then had an Indie chart sma

Bright Ideas

This is a real little gem from a new band I’d read good things about but hadn’t heard anything by until this, their second single from Action, the same label that first brought us the Boo Radleys.
This is another debut single from a new band out of Sacramento. Apparently this is a limited pressing of 300 copies only, which comes with a free Bright Ideas badge! Oddly, all three tracks are cr
Based in Brussels, Belgium, The Dawnbreakers are something of a multinational garage supergroup whose members hail from England, USA and Belgium. Their CVs are fairly impressive too as they have all d
Simon's done a good job on this first issue. It reminds me of the type of fanzines you used to get in the C86 period in that it really has an amazing feeling for the music it features and makes you wa

Baxendale / Ricky Spontane / Teenbeat / Abbey Grange

A four-track heavy vinyl sampler parading the promising Lowsley Sounds label ! This is the first of many hopefully. Baxendale kick things off with the best track here, live favourite ‘The Future’,

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