September 19, 2005 | Leave a Comment

Quite simply Slut take themselves far too seriously. Soundwise they’ve the deadpan delivery of Joy Division which they occasionally carry off very well (Homesick being a good example) but more often than not, like our own Muse, Slut are the wrong side of monotonous with none of the quirky charm of other low-fi type bands […]


September 14, 2005 | Leave a Comment

Monta’s debut album opens with the languid guitar intro of ‘Farewell Dear Ghost’ which reminded me instantly of any number of Zeppelinesque accoustic songs but right there any further comparison to 70’s super rock must end.


September 14, 2005 | Leave a Comment

If Sportfreunde Stiller are Germany’s home-grown (and up-to-date) response to the 90’s Britpop of Cast/Oasis/Blur then Madsen are the Teutonic answer to the dominance of so-called nu-punk. ‘Die Perfektion’ is only a 3-track EP but even on this slim evidence the Good Charlotte’s and Sum 41’s of the world would do well to sit up […]


September 14, 2005 | Leave a Comment

Berlin punk with a raw edge and Clash-style attitude. The Beatsteaks have the gonzo, falling-down-the-stairs style of Faith No More circa Epic (without the rap) and the belting, directness of Dave Grohl on a good day (and Mr. Grohl has few bad days).

Frank Popp

September 5, 2005 | 1 Comment

Frank Popp – designer, band leader, darling of the Düsseldorf media scene and all-round clever dude – purveys the kind of music that is guaranteed to get any party going. Displaying a liking for 60’s soul and funk that quite honestly is baffling coming from any German, even a DJ as talented as this.