Album Review: Rival Schools - Pedals (Photo Finish/ Atlantic)

Rival Schools - Pedals (Photo Finish/ Atlantic)

Almost 10 years on from their cult masterwork ‘United By Fate’ , Rival Schools have finally returned from an inexplicably long hiatus to demonstrate why they’re such luminaries for today’s post-hardcore hordes. At the very least,...

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Live Review: Gaggle

Live Review: Gaggle

At the end of last year a whole host of professional liggers predicted that 2009 would be the year of the leftfield lady. Mountains of Sunday supplement coverage later, dressing up a fun new Barclaycard-sponsored way to mawkishly exploit the...

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Rival Schools : Good Things

Rival Schools : Good Things

Less a record, more a self-fulfilling prophecy, 'Good Things' is the latest masterstroke in Rival Schools ' plot to rule over emo as a benevolent dictatorship. " Good things are coming our way/I know they always have " beams perky frontman Walter...

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Rival Schools : Bristol Fleece & Firkin

Rival Schools : Bristol Fleece & Firkin

Looks like the youthful anger which fuelled Rival Schools lynchpin Walter Schreifels' past bands - Quicksand and Gorilla Biscuits, as if you needed reminding - has long since dissipated; tonight he just can't stop beaming as he bounces around...

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Rival Schools : Used For Glue

Rival Schools : Used For Glue

The NME office stereo has been reverberating to this mighty tune since last November, when we fell in love with New York’s other greatest band – Rival Schools . Anyone’s who’s been to see A recently will recognise this as the really...

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Rival Schools   :   Philadelphia Theater Of The Living Arts

Rival Schools : Philadelphia Theater Of The...

Sometimes, the reviewer's job is just too easy. "Listen now/A sound that CAN'T BE STILL!" hollers Rival Schools ' Walter Schreifels on the sublime 'Used For Glue', their killer forthcoming single. 'Used...' isn't just one of the most...

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Rival Schools  :  United By Fate

Rival Schools : United By Fate

This is the secret rock record of the year. Secret because, by dint of its release date, Rival Schools’ terrific debut will be missed by end-of-year polls. Secret because, while Manhattan scenesters Strokes strut away with this year’s...

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