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The Mod On – Treibsand Genre: Post-Punk, New wave, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Einstürzende Neubauten, Ideal, Die Ärzte, Blixa Bargeld, Joy Division The Mod On seem to confuse gentle Switzerland for wild Berlin on their confrontational single…
11.8
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Vague Lanes – Here:: Now Genre: New wave, 80s Rock, Gothic / Dark Wave Similar artists: The Cure, Lowlife Vague Lanes draws upon goth-rock original sonic blueprint to good effect on the single Here :: Now. In many ways, goth music is a form of guided…
8.0
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New set of eyes: Ditz and The Planes review

The Planes – Unglued Genre: Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Dream Pop Similar artists: My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver The Planes search for the language of love in the highest places on the song Unglued. It gets easier to ignore rock n’ roll these…
7.5
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Tight jeans boogie: Kevin Rieth and P.M.Tiger review

P.M.Tiger – 8-Ball Genre: Garage Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: The Strokes, The Foo Fighters, The Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant P.M.Tiger mine modern rock sounds for their single 8-Ball. There’s never been a better time to be concerned…
7.5
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Soul glue: Jason Wade and Fake Shark review

Fake Shark – Passing Time Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Jaguar Love, Attica Riots, The Royal Foundry Fake Shark try to breathe new life into the magic of 1970s rock radio with their cover of Passing Time. The very best rock records…
7.5
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Put the shine on: Sinnet and Rubber Band Gun review

Rubber Band Gun – Cash Out Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop Similar artists: Todd Rundgren, The Lemon Twigs, Foxygen, Drugdealer, Big Star Rubber Band Gun produce moonlit power-pop of a highly sentimental nature on the single Cash Out. There are still…
8.0
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Alternative stock: The Tapples and Red Mouth review

Red Mouth – Heflin Hollis  Genre: Punk, Stoner Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, The Cramps, Crime and the City Solution Red Mouth look for quirky, barroom moroseness on the song Heflin Hollis. Playing…