Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967-72 Part One
Hold fire, commandant! Untie [a]Gomez[/a] and back to the cells with them!...
Radio Sweethearts live in Glasgow, but every bus ride to the boozer is, in their heads, a trek across an unforgiving desert waste of Texas with only an unconsenting mule for company. They feature BMX Bandits' Francis MacDonald on drums, not so much crushed by Kylie these days as roughed-up by Dolly. Worse still, every song (called things like 'Is Anybody Going To San Antone', 'I Saw The Light' and 'I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train', rather than 'Is Anybody Going To The Offie?' and 'I Saw That Bloke From Mogwai') is a fiddly-dee, grab-your-partner hoedown complete with nasal Texan twang from singer John Miller and the nauseating tap of crocodile shoe on fake straw.
Their final request, you imagine, would be a pot of beans, a crate of Buckfast and some time alone with their dawg. DENIED! ACKACKACKACKACK!
The Strokes dabble with sounds from throughout their career on a satisfying return
Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
George Clooney and Julia Roberts bounce off each other like pros in this amusing take on fat cat greed
The hooks are plentiful and the energy’s palpable, but the Bottlemen still don’t have a ‘Wonderwall’