Monday, September 12, 2005

Hannah's Single of the Week (11/09/05)

For those of you fed up with the 'radio 2 type blandness' this week there's a change of pace. I promise. I'm actually going to see my singles pick live this week supporting the-band-who-shall-not-be-named (unless 'Dakota' is mentioned), thanks to Sarah giving me a ticket as a surprise 17th birthday present. Aww. I know she reads this if poked, so thank you, Sarah!!! Anyway...this week seems a bit of a slow one after the recent rush of high-profile new releases. So, am I missing any hidden gems?

Single of the Week:
The Dead 60s - 'Riot Radio'
The Dead 60s - Riot Radio'Riot Radio' is one in a long list of various re-releases that have been gracing the chart of late (the song having made number 30 in November of last year) but this time it's not worth complaining about. This punky, pogotastic, potential indie floor-filler is packed with spiky, urgent guitar riffs and a catchy chorus. It's like The Ordinary Boys, but not so rubbish, and thankfully without a dodgy rap. In fact it's snappy (at 2 minutes 30) and is a perfect rush of musical adrenalin. All that's left for me to discover is whether it cuts it live.
4/5


All Releases: (ones I've heard in bold)
50 Cent Ft Mobb Deep - Outta Control, Alex McEwan - Make A Wave, All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secrets, Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day, Brigade - Made To Wreck, Chus & Penn - Esperanza, The Dead 60s - Riot Radio, DJ Deekline Ft Ed Solo & Darrison - Touch Your Toes, The Doves - Sky Starts Falling, Dre Allen Project Ft Dawn Robinson - Fly, Drill - Drill, Dungen - Panda, Five Star - The Slightest Touch, Her Space Holiday - A Match Made In Texas, HIM - Wings Of A Butterfly, Imperial Vipers - Kick A Hole, Jamesy P - Nookie, Jem - Wish I, Jose Gonzales - Crosses EP [7” only], Kano Ft Leo The Lion - Nite Nite, Lee Cabrera Ft Mim - I Watch You, Lene Marlin - How Would It Be?, Millionaire - I’m On A High, My Computer - Lonely, Mystery Jets - You Can’t Fool Me Dennis, Peyton - I’ll Rise A Higher Place, Pretty Ricky - Grind With Me, Sean Paul - We’ll Be Burning, Senses Fail - Rum Is For Drinking, Not For Burning [7” only], Shout Out Louds - Comeback, Sleater Kinney - Jumpers, Son Volt - Afterglow 61 EP, Spitfire - Shake It, Status Quo - Party Ain’t Over Yet, Stephen Malkmus - Baby C’mon [7” only], Stereolab - Kybernetik A Babicka (Platic Mile Interlock) [7” only], The Subways - With You, Sugashak Ft General Levy - Sunshine Daze, Tom Vek - Nothing But Green Lights [12” only], Tony Yayo - So Seductive, Unchosen - Billie Jean, Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Tales Of Hermit Marl [7” only]