Tuesday, July 24

Why The Wombats Will be HUGE by the End of This Year...

Other than the sheer fact that they write the finest of pop tunes and have just finished up an album packed with complete and utter high-on-sugar stormers, there's another reason I reckon The Wombats will be all over everywhere by, say, Christmas, aside from the music simply standing up on its own and recieving rave reviews. Because it so will!

If you're not already aware, yesterday NME released details about its Rock N Roll tour taking place from September through late October. Now, considering indie is the new pop right now and has been for the last couple years and has now got to the point where Kate Nash is in at No. 2, the magazine kind of acts like the Smash Hits of music mags right now. In that sense anyway. Not that it's anything like it.

But they will be covering this tour in the mag all that time, which obviously means lots of great exposure. Plus, the album just happens to come out in October! Therefore, fans going to the shows will think, 'wow they're amazing, when's the album out'. Derrrr.

Also, to justify NME's huge influence right now, have you seen the Mercury Prize nominee list?! The View? Arctic Monkeys? Klaxons? Jamie T? New Young Pony Club? All of those are 'NME bands'!

What's more is that The Enemy, who right now are like the biggest band in the UK, are headlining these shows! That means lots of people=lots of people getting there early because MPs today said towns in England have now become 'No-Go' areas at night. So through a mixture of asbo culture and The Enemy with a No. 1 selling record, The Wombats will have the whole venue packed out before even Lethal B comes on.

That is why The Wombats will get lots of attention, and will simply be HUGE by Xmas. This all may seem obvious to you but as far as I'm concerned I've been a big Wombats fan for ages and have wanted them to be huge for a while. Thus this all just had to be mentioned.

Now all we need is that 'Lost in the Post' re-release to come out week before album and we're good to go! Good times.

Thursday, July 19

Alterkick-ing Back Into Action. Please...

Yeah baby! Scouse Land's finest tweeists are back on their trail to push for all things decency and justice. I just can't believe this lot haven't impressed enough people yet. They're soooooooooo good.

But anyway, here comes single number three of an album that won't sell any where near as many as it should do. I aint blaming B-Unique. I like B-Unique. Society's getting blamed here. 'Cannibal Hiking Disaster' was in fact the b-side to 'Do Everything...' (their somewhat indie stardom propella before they dissapeared for a year), and it's now the new single.

I'm guessing it's out in a couple months, but in order to do jayouessteeicee-e (justice as in J.U.S.T.I.C.E. but phonetically) then it needs a nice big huge fat push. MTV2/NME/ZANE/XFM DAY+NIGHTTIME/LAMACQ/GUARDIAN MUSIC/DiS/POPWORLD/4PLAY/ETC. All that and a whole lot more.

What happened to the wonderful Stephen Street-produced album too? I thought it was meant to be out in September?! Somebody? Anybody? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Friday, July 13

Video Cacacaraaazyyyyyyy

I'm now back from holiday - oh yeah, i went on holiday - and boy oh boy, do I have some tasty treaties for you.

That new Dead 60s song I raved about in the last post has a matching ultra-cool video to it - Watch it here

And Genuis Eugenies Eugene Mcgenuis McGuinness too made a video for his first ever proper tune 'Monsters Under The Hotel Bed'.

Plus I've even decided to chuck in The Wombats' great one for 'Kill The Director'. Oh, talking of The Wombats finally after like a year if not more NME have featured them in their new bands section. It's in the one out this week to buy or read in Borders at the back on the leather sofas for half an hour with Tokyo Police Club on your iPod while looking up at every worker go by fearing they'll ask you to leave. Oh, just me?

Some features on new new Liverpudlians bands are on the way very soon...

Monday, July 2

The Dead 60s

Liverpool's ska-est pop band The Dead 60s are back, and they're way bigger and way better than ever before - with one very sweet tune to ride with.

'Stand Up' is the forthcoming leader from their second album (untitled as far as I know). Now, considering their last album was a big slab of boring trumpets, rubbish riffs and just downright over rated, I am pretty damn excited about the new one.

The lead singer, Matt McManamon - his voice is all Morrisey'd up (in a good way), and along with jumped-up pop hooking melodical bedding, 'Stand Up' is just great.

I just wish their people, who're Deltasonic I think - would actually go out there and push this to the highest of heavens rather than sign crap local non-talent like The Suzukis. This should be in everybody's faces right now. Their last record sold 100k, and was filled with lots of shouldn't-of-been Top 40s.

But this one should be. Maybe the lovely Snow Patrol tour support later on in 2007 will help push this lot further into stardom. They deserve it now.

Stand Up - Physically out July 30

The album is out August 6

Dead 60s Website

Sunday, July 1

June - Album of Last Month

Two thousand and seven truly is turning out be to one very great year for music. So much good stuff is out and around right now, but despite strong competition from The Twang and Biffy, last month's best album goes to one winner and one winner only.

Editors - An End Has A Start - Kitchenware

Death. It’s a part of life. Some ignore it, some fear it and some even relish it. It’s there whatever, but our generations darkest of ensembles have made an album completely and utterly worth living for. ‘Depressing’ this is not. It’s the total opposite, if anything (you got that, NME?!).

Offers of hope, inspiration and everything else you’d find truly floating in and around the black parade shines through ‘An End Has A Start’ by means of big riffs and Tom Smith’s peerless voice on highlights including 'An End Has A Start', 'Push Your Head Towards The Air' and 'Well Worn Hand'.

Best Track
Push Your Head Towards The Air