gullbuy music review

June 4, 2002

  • Ant CD


    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

  • Buff Medways single

    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 compilation

    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 compilation

    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

  • Thor's Hammer

    Thor's Hammer

    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