June 4, 2002
CD / A Long Way To Blow A Kiss / Fortune & Glory
Ant (Antony Harding) is Hefner's drummer and a songsmith in his own right. His voice is quite fragile compared to Darren's, but it goes well with his stories. He has a just in tune, borderline endearing way of singing, which fits in with his naturalistic, homemade pop.
[read more] ---Tina Glyptis
The Buff Medways
7inch / Troubled Mind b-w Leave My Kitten Alone / Transcopic Records
The Medways refuse to be written off as the nostalgic project of a washed-up pub rocker. In fact, I even prefer the Medways' version of Troubled Mind to Thee Headcoats' Troubled Times.
[read more] ---Andrew Culler
Misery Loves Company
CD / various / Ersatz Audio
Generally Eighties electro, in its quirkiness and poppiness, seems like a throwback to bygone, happier times. Oppositely, Misery Loves Company is a kind of desperate dancefloor invitation
[read more] ---Donny Mahoney
Tech-Pop: 21st Century Electro and New Wave
CD / various / Ministry Of Sound
20 track electroclash compilation with some obvious choices and some desirable new finds
[read more] ---Patrick Rands
CD / From Keflavik, ...with love / Big Beat Records
The Icelandic Beatles. that's what they were called in their native country and by the handful of people outside of Iceland who were lucky enough to have seen them perform.
[read more] ---Pip