CONCISE / FLAQUE
Austrian electropop connoisseurs Concise duel up with German Intelligent Dance Music project Flaque to carve a hole in the night for some truly electronic beats, enough to pulsate through every human muscle to crave the ability to dance in its entirety, so whilst Concise delivers the soft and slow dance music, Flaque implements a ambient touch to the music, whipping away the fusion of dance and electronic music and replacing it with a far more difficult beat to conquer, but whilst the dual release is electronically apt, it holds a soul-soothing ability, an essential CD for any electronic music fan.
[7.5] +  RHYS STEVENSON
Cambridge electro-industrialists K-Nitrate return with their third offering in electrifying form, with a constant stream of solid dance beats, this is an essential for all Cybergoths. Whilst on the album each track has a different time pattern and tone, the overal concept is nearly the same, adding a flow to the album, making it one for parties and clubbing. This is the sort of music expected on The Matrix trilogy soundtracks, but whilst that is not to be, K-Nitrate bring a darker feel to Cambridge, one of cyber-culture and electronic music.
 RHYS STEVENSON
'Six To Midnight'
Veteran Aussie Post-Grungers Grinspoon saw their sixth album 'Six To Midnight' take flight in 2009, whilst the genre Post-Grunge is a little on the wane, Grinspoon do their best to keep it in check, with some real get-up-and-go tracks and a vision of making even the most despairing days all the better, so it's better to be 'Six To Midnight' than lost the six minutes lost for every album the band released, with a diamond load of riffs and funky drumming, this is Guns N Roses in their afterlife.
[7.5] RHYS STEVENSON
NEW YORK DOLLS
'Dancing Backward In High Heels'
Masters of American Hard Rock, New York Dolls return with their fifth album 'Dancing Backward In High Heels' over their forty year career (though in 1976 split-up, only to reform in 2004), chock full of classic tunes and the real prosperity of old-age cliché’s being implemented, this release has a special charm to it, one that will tease and excite anyone's ears, sounding similar to Van Halen and Aerosmith, this is classic rock at it's finest, a real diamond in Rock music history, one that will live forever in existence.
 RHYS STEVENSON
'Forever Ended Yesterday'
Screamo / Popcore American mob These Hearts unleash havoc with their debut album 'Forever Ended Yesterday', with more screaming than Metalcore bands this is the hard s***. Whilst sounding pop-like in the vein of Paramore and screamo like nothing before, the quintet from North Dakota combine soft with hard to create a dynamic product of pure party and audio-pain-laden tracks, this is sure to be one of those albums that would appear at any festival like Leeds or Reading, these guys aren't your average screamo emo guys.
 RHYS STEVENSON
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