Archive | April, 2012

The Temper Trap – ‘Need Your Love’

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The Temper Trap – ‘Need Your Love’

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Mizzle

I always find The Temper Trap songs always make me smile, they seem to do feel good songs, well i think so and With a Karate Kid Style Video this is one which had to be shared!

Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’

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Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Mizzle

If you have a TV then you should of heard this on the Internet Explorer advert!

Professor Green ft. Ruth Anne – ‘Remedy’

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Professor Green ft. Ruth Anne – ‘Remedy’

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Mizzle

Here’s Professor Green’s new video, We’re off to see him tonight (Sunday 29th April)… Review soon to follow 🙂

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Thin Lizzy Review – Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Chris Knight

Are you ready? We get asked as the curtain falls and ‘boom’ the boys are back in town…..well, relatively speaking and of course minus Phil Lynott.  This current incarnation pay testament to Lynotts music writing. Dual guitars and with classic members Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton you know it’s going to be a good show!

There are no comparisons to draw between ex almighty front man Ricky Warwick and Phil Lynott perhaps other than there love for Rock and Roll, and that’s pretty refreshing! All too often bands look to drag themselves out of the grave, reform and stick a sound-alike on the end of the black spongy thing – this is not what these guys are here to do!

From the opener ‘Are You Ready’ to the beautifully delivered ‘Still In Love With You’ there was a rollercoaster of power and craft in the Wolverhampton Civic Hall that night.  It’s the sort of gig that even if you so much as place one toe outside of the auditorium to get a beer you will be sucked back in by a ‘Killer On The Loose’, beaten over the head by some ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ before witnessing a ‘Massacre’……. But that’s just my opinion.. .’don’t believe a word’?!!

Thin Lizzy Setlist

Are You Ready
Jailbreak
Bad Reputation
Don’t Believe A Word
Killer On The Loose
Dancing In The Moonlight
Massacre
Angel Of Death
Still In Love With You
Whiskey In The Jar
Sha La La
Suicide
Waiting For An Alibi
Cowboy Song
Boys Are Back In Town
Emerald
Rosalie
Black Rose

God bless Killing Joke and god bless punk rock!

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God bless Killing Joke and god bless punk rock!

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Chris Knight

30 years on and back with the original line up, Killing Joke appear as cutting edge and just as important as they ever were. Sometimes music is just about a trend or an accessory to the latest fashion but Killing Joke stand for a lot more than just a fad. It’s no coincidence that a large contingent of the Wulfrun Hall are punk rockers, a misunderstood generation of what the dictionary deems to be followers of “loud, insistent music and abusive or violent protest lyrics, and whose performers and followers are distinguished by extremes of dress and socially defiant behavior.”

Way back when this band first emerged from the dying embers of the late 70s, some critics such as Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan described there sound as “quasi-metal … dancing to a tune of doom and gloom”. One thing they weren’t doing was dancing but rather delivering a message which is as important then as it is today. Music is their parliament and their music sales are their vote! This is an institution and unlike an endless stream of dithering politicians these guys can adapt and cross over to endless generations and genres.

But let’s not play totally into the hands of these misinformed critics because Killing Joke are pioneers of their trade. Leaders not followers and a huge musical influence too many of today’s bands.

The set opens up with ‘European Super State’ from the album ‘Absolute Dissent’ and there’s a good sprinkle from the new album ‘MMXII’, including the infectious ‘Rapture’ which is lapped up from the large following contingent. It’s a battering ram of joy, where else can you get ‘chinned’ by a 6 foot punk and still be able to get up, hug and shake hands. ‘The Wait’, ‘Pssyche’ and ‘Requiem’ bring about a shuddering roar of approval and a ground shuddering stomp. The pale faced, boiler suit wearing Jaz Coleman, stomping around the stage like a delusional nutter, menacing, grimacing and totally mesmerizing. Then the encores ‘Love Like Blood’ & ‘Wardance’, yes that right as mentioned earlier delivered by a front man ‘distinguished by extreme dress’ a dressing gown!!!!

God bless Killing Joke and god bless punk rock!

Delilah – ‘Breathe’

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Delilah – ‘Breathe’

Posted on 14 April 2012 by Mizzle

Drake ft. Rihanna – ‘Take Care’

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Drake ft. Rihanna – ‘Take Care’

Posted on 14 April 2012 by Mizzle

The Video is finally here. . . Slightly late as we’re over this song now but still.

Venkman, Greg Bird, El Burro, George IV, Lichfield, Sunday, April 8. Free entry.

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Venkman, Greg Bird, El Burro, George IV, Lichfield, Sunday, April 8. Free entry.

Posted on 05 April 2012 by Mizzle

Off-kilter funksters Venkman mark a return to the stage with an Easter Sunday fun-fest in Lichfield this weekend.

The band’s taken a live hiatus since the end of 2011, after recruiting two new members on keys and guitar. The gig on Sunday, April 8, will be their first with the new line up.

Venkman, which also features ex-Mr Nobody bassist James and diminutive diva Kate McQuaide, are currently working with local producer John Sambrook, from Dusted Productions, on their first EP, scheduled for national release later this year.

Venkman have hand-picked their support slots for Sunday’s show, plumping for two of Birmingham’s brightest hopes – noisenik duo El Burro and Sunset Cinema Club soloist Greg Bird.

Bird plays a mix of synth-driven Prince-pop, interspersed with sexy bass and smooth guitars, whilst El Burro create Cardiacs-inspired cartoon soundscapes punctuated with intelligent lyrics and hilarious costumes.

George IV, Lichfield, Sunday, April 8. Free entry. Doors open at 7pm.