DJ Grumpys Cranky Recommendations Volume 2

Posted in Music Reviews on June 11th, 2010 by Editor
The old grump points his dirty fingers at new & exciting acts that shouldnt be missed. Here is volume 2 of powerfull bands that should reach a much greater audience – all have been and will continue to be featured on – but dont let it stop there, go check out all their respective pages and give the excellent tunes a thorough listen. Its well worth your while !

Laurier Tiernan
The world’s only 6’7″ queer vegan recording artist, as he describes himself, is a completely loony poppunker from Tokyo. The lyrics are hilarious masterpieces (in english), though I have my doubts Arnold Schwarzenegger will ever replace Obama as president ! However, the raw unpolished punk riffs are capable of making any old punk thrash around in mad hysteria whilst laughing uncontrollably at the madness going on. Give Tiernan a good old fashioned kick of a listen !

The Zero Point
This danish punkband was originally formed all the way back in 1979. Whilst they never reached a commercially wide audience they have always had a solid cult following, the band has toured most of Western Europe over the years and won a variety of alternative/punk awards. The Zero Point called it a day in 1987. Now the old punks are back in better shape than ever with a selection of fresh hardhitting material. This is certainly a comeback that shouldnt be missed, on air or live at the venues. Check out their compilation of old rarities “HOOLIGANS WITH CHEAP GUITARS” and not least, get your arse out to the venues – you wont be disappointed!

A new group of captivating talents has emerged on the british indie pop/rock scene. The name is Itamar and you may not know it now, but you most certainly will. Theyre performing delicate pieces of pop/rock with a dark edge and a genuine energy that brings back memories of the qualitative height of the new wave movements whilst still presenting a unique hope for the future. Itamar have their very own style and the vocal especially isnt to be missed, though it would be a crime to label them up too narrowly – instead, go check out excellent creations such as “Mr Right” or get yourself to one of their gigs round the UK.

Tiffany Apan
Tiffany Apan has just released her debut album Poet, which is a bit of a patchy gem. She states her inspirations as Sarah Brightman & Tori Amos among others, which would usually make me reach for the sleeping pills, but luckily the grand walls of sound come with an interesting twist – a hardrocking vibe and excellently screaming guitar performances to provide the dynamics and energy so often lacking in this type of music. At her best Tiffany blows you away with atmospherical hardrock – a clear example being the wonderfully powerful Warrior (Soldier for Myself).

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MWR Top20 Listener Chart – May Week 4

Posted in The MWR Charts on May 22nd, 2010 by Editor
VoteThis Weeks Top 20Nominate * ** ***
1. Matchstickmen – Throwing Stones Visit 2 2
2. Babylon Saints – Burn On Visit 16 12
3. MC Comeczechmi – Communist Rock Visit 1 11
4. Dirt Box Disco – I Just Wanna Be A Girl Visit New New
5. Varosani – Pismo Visit 3 4
6. Back Yard Pimps – Pieces Visit New New
7. Redlight – Late Shot Visit 6 2
8. Iowa Super Soccer – My World Visit 10 10
9. Rudy Jr & The Lovepirates – Stupid Chick Opus8 Visit 5 16
10. Kitty in a Casket – Space Invaders Visit New New
11. Neongrau – Hi Level Slacker Visit 4 16
12. Krazily – Foolish Girl Visit New New
13. Cult With No Name – Blame it on oil Visit 17 3
14. Sarah Kreuz – If One Bird Sings Visit 7 6
15. Delayed – Impossible Dream Visit New New
16. Frank Palangi – One More Day Visit New New
17. Leisure Class – Jesus Visit 9 7
18. Cypher Tales – The glitchy silver house Visit New New
19. Dufus & Seth Faergolzia – Bucket Visit 14 2
20. The Phantom Keys – Stumble And Fall Visit New New
This Weeks Bubbly Upcomers      
Laurier Tiernan – Ransacked Visit
Jetson – Follow Me Visit
Nature Airliner – Painkillers Waived Visit
Rafa Saez – Besame Visit
Echo Screen – The Ballad of Jack Shephard Visit
Xio – Senses of Devotion Visit
Duo Moderato – Iga Za Dvoje Visit
The Basilisk Wears Airwalk – I’m Gonna Bite Ya Visit
The Sun Explodes – Weigh Your Sins Visit
Cotton Soeterboek Band – Pretty Maureen Visit
Arsenite – Blood On Your Hands Visit
Zombiesuckers – We’re Only In It For The Brains Visit
Chimpanbee – The Pressures of Free Money Visit
Leloftmusic – Tight Top Terry Visit
The Snakes – Gentleman Robber Visit
Bethesda – Burn These Ships Visit
Voni Crist – Lament for New Orleans Visit
Mystery Train – Keep Up the Beat Visit
Selectafari – Occult Secrets Visit
Have Nots – Anchor For A Drowning Man Visit
Lee Negin – Nothing Goes Right Visit
The Trade – Fight Club Visit
Justin Bieber – One Less Lonely Girl Visit
The National – Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks Visit
Fell On Black Days – Mea Culpa Visit
The Castaways – Iraq Visit
Arcane Roots – In This Town Of Such Weather Visit
Evil Plan – Erase and Devour Visit
Filthy Pedro – Get Your Beak On Visit
Set Fire Set Sail – She’s All Yours for the Night, Cowboy Visit
This Weeks Departures      
Bad Attitude – Audacity Visit Out 4
After The Pageant – So Hollow Visit Out 3
Weird Sleeping Kittens – Goodness Knows Visit Out 7
The Lovely Eggs – I Collect Snails Visit Out 3
Steve Bohn – Tico Testo Visit Out 1
Blitzkid – Return To the Living Visit Out 1
The Weasel Kickers – Carbon Neutral Visit Out 10
DB Doris Brendel – Work In Progress Visit Out 3

* Band Website / ** Last Weeks Position / *** Weeks in The Chart

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