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Kelly Smith


Ghost of a Thousand

Up-and-coming Brighton-based group the Ghost of a Thousand speak to Kelly Smith about their frantic live schedule and just released debut album, 'New Hopes, New Demonstrations'

In Case of Fire
We are Kings

Kelly Smith chats to hardworking Irish punk pop trio at a gig in Newcastle supporting Fightstar about their heavy schedule of touring and just released debut album, 'Align the Planets'
Kelly Smith chats to increasingly acclaimed post-hardcore emo band Fightstar about touring with Feeder and their third full length album which is due out early next year
Kelly Smith speaks to Travis Clark, lead singer of excitable Florida-based pop punksters We The Kings, about touring and his band's just-released and self-titled debut album



Kelly Smith is impressed by the energy and force of Nirvana's new DVD, 'Live at Reading', which was filmed in 1992 at their headlining performance at the Reading Festival

Live Reviews

We Are The Ocean
Ghost of a Thousand
You Me at Six

Kelly Smith finds much acclaimed post hardcore band We Are The Ocean monotonous and soon becoming dull at a show at the Acadeemy 2 in Newcastle
While finding much to admire in the performances of bands such as Me Vs Hero, We Are Kings and the show-stealing Kids in Glass Houses, Kelly Smith finds one day Leeds punk pop festival overcrowded and badly organised
At the Newcastle Academy, Kelly Smith watches much hyped pop punk five piece You Me At Six play a capable, yet almost entirely formulaic set which inds them rarely breaking out of their comfort zone


She and Him
Funeral For A Friend
Jason Downs

Wonderful collection of Christmas song covers from She and Him, the project of Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel and acclaimed indie musician M Ward
Fantastic combination of new tracks, re-mixes and live performances, this is a welcome on nine track EP from Funeral For A Friend, which serves as an appendage to their recent @Welcome Home Armageddon' album
Gorgeous vinyl only comeback single from still under-rated girl group the Pipettes, who have returned as two-piece
Catchy first single in a decade from anti-authoritative American singer Jason Downs, which nevertheless finds him resting on past successes

We Are The Ocean
Wakey! Wakey!
Owen Franklin
Click Five

Fantastic second album from Essex-based post-hardcore collective, We Are The Ocean
Comforting-sounding orchestral folk-pop on debut album from Wakey! Wakey!,the project of Brooklyn-based musician and One Tree Hill actor, Michael Grubbs
Unpolished, yet highly promising second album from 19 year old Manchester-based singer-songwriter, Owen Franklin
Underwhelming and repetitive indie rock on third album from Boston-based band, the Click Five

Mojo Fury
Funeral For A Friend

Endearingly eccentric, yet unsatisfying debut album from Northern Irish rock outfit, Mojo Fury
Fanbulous fifth album from pioneering Welsh hardcore act, Funeral For a Friend
Unique disco funk on latest single from Sacramento-based collective, !!!
Predictable, but pleasant double CD compilation of tracks from some of the NME's favourite bands of the year, including Temper Trap, Enter Shikari, the Horrors, the Enemy, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Kasabian and Maximo Park

Arctic Monkeys
Frank Turner
Lauren Harris

Challenging third album from the Arctic Monkeys, which finds them growing out of and far beyond the upbeat indie tunes of their beginnings
Melancholic, but ultimately inspirational compilation album from acoustic folk punk Frank Turner, which sums up his first three years as a solo artist after leaving Million Dead
Quietly powerful and memorable second album from the Weightlifters, the project of Chicago-based singer-songwriter Adam McLaughlin
Over hyped new single from Lauren Harris, the daughter of Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, which,while radio friendly, comes across as tired-sounding and lacklustre

One Night Stand in North Dakota

Softly powerful debut album from self-labelled DIY, Feminist, Vegan, Acousti-core Durham-based two piece, One Night Stand in North Dakota
Catchy indie punk on first album from powerful-sounding American band Blackmarket
Suprisingly melodic part rock, part metal debut album from highly promising new Welsh band Lethargy
Excellent debut single from chaotic, but energetic Scottish-based five piece, the Soviets

Late Review
Black Light Burns

Stilted, hesitant ska funk on debut single from south east-based English trio, the Late Review
Excellent combination of pop punk and hardcore on constantly surprising debut album from 80's-influenced Los Angeles-based rock act Endeverafter
Passable, but thoroughly predictable low-key indie pop from Lake District-based six piece, Obrigado
Enjoyable, but somewhat mundane covers album from Black Light Burns, the current project of former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland

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