The Automatic 'Steve McQueen' vid

Mike's Mad4these w/c 11 Aug 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 - THE AUTOMATIC Steve McQueen new single 18 August
2 - CSS Move new single 8 September
3 2 JUGGANOTE! 7/7 from 'The Hold Up' EP
4 4 SONNY J Can't Stop Moving new single 8 September
5 1 KID ROCK Amen from the new album 'Rock & Roll Jesus'
6 - MYSTERY JETS Half In Love With Elizabeth new single 18 August
7 - FLOBOTS Handlebars new single 15 September
8 8 WE ARE SCIENTISTS Impatience new single 8 September
9 - SCARS ON BROADWAY Insane from the album 'Scars On Broadway'
10 - PETER RAEBURN Celebrare Layo & Bushwacker Mix new single 18 August
11 - KEANE Spiralling new single 4 August
12 - THE SUBWAYS Move To Newlyn from the 'All Or Nothing' album
12 - RED LIGHT COMPANY Meccano new single 11 August
12 12 GLASVEGAS Daddy's Gone new single 25 August

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here de lowdown on de live line-up:
coming up this week, Friday 15th August Selfish C**t
Friday 5th September Groove Joint Movement
Friday 26th September Johnny Foreigner
Friday 3rd October Wilko Johnson
TreVelyan aka Fartboy Slim aka DJ Phuquit can also be found DJ'ing on Saturday nights til 4am @ Ten Feet Tall, Church Street in Cardiff

this week's post ...

The Automatic
This Is A Fix
new album 25 August
Five superb tracks on this album sampler demonstrate a growing strength and
maturity from The Automatic. 'Monster' was such a massive hit with it's populist chant it has been an interesting ponder over how they'd follow it up. So strong was the demo of 'Monster' it was picked out by their manager Martin Bowen a couple of years before they were signed. So impressed was Mr. Bowen I well remember his spontaneous exemplar of the song by impressively singing it to me. Well worry not Automatic fans there's five great trax on this sampler starting with the superb 137bp 'Steve McQueen', then the 148bpm four minute pounder 'This Ship', the medium paced 102bpm 'Magazines', the slow 59bpm 'MakeThe Mistakes' and the 138bpm superbly titled 'Secret Police' pulling in at 3'00" maybe the next single. A brilliant return

Eric Prydz
new single 25 August
Another uplifting dance track from Eric Prydz comes with eight mixes all of which are mighty fine. Two great radio edit's the 125bpm original and the 125bpm Afterlife remix at 2'50" should pick up plenty of airplay. Also well worthy are the two 174bpm drum and bass High Contrast mix's at 3'00" and extended to 6'30". No vocals for a 'Call On Me' type number one but a definite dancefloor filler.

The Feeling
Join With Us
new single 15 September
The 95bpm title track and a fourth single from The Feeling's number one album should easily pick up airplay on radio 2 and as the vid was shot on Johnny Vaughan & Denise Van Outen's Capital Radio Breakfast Show on Capital Radio, Heart and all GCap station's too! It's a pop-sensible 95bpm medium paced chugger which alas will probably miss single chart action. Not that The Feeling should be too worried by that!

Go Square Go - Badlands Remix

Glasvegas are cool, new single 'Daddy's Gone' should be helped along by big interest in the Badlands (i.e. Does It Offend You Yeah) 151bpm remix of 'Go Square Go'. Hey there's a catchy hook in here and at just 4'13" this should see some action.

A Million Pieces
new single
Infadels have I feel been unlucky not to smash the top ten a couple of times with their excellent 2006 singles 'Love Like Semtex' and 'Can't Get Enough'. Much requested and here comes another single from their 'Universe In Reverse' album. The 148bpm 'A Million Pieces' is another impressive outing, also included here with edgy, dirty bass and distorted vocals is the 132bpm 'Shanghai Melissa', the raucous 165bpm 'Change My Colours' and the atmospheric, spooky offbeat dub-style Orb Remix of 'Circus Of The Mad'. Great band deserve success

John Legend with Andre 3000
new single 6 October
A superb hook, "Gimme the greenlight, I'm ready to go right now ..." and John Legend is about to launch his second album 'Evolver'. The quite brilliant chugging 155bpm nightclub anthem 'Greenlight' features Outkast's Andre 3000 - "Do I have a girlfriend technically no, gimme the greenlight". 10 great and thoroughly useful mixes here - the Johnny Douglas original, club remix, the radio re-edit without rap, instrumental - then Tom Neville adds a 128bpm remix and dub followed by a superb 129bpm Kings Of Tomorrow remix. Thrown in for good measure there's the 83bpm reggae-fied Afroganic remix with the song possibly sounding a little uneasy, in fact too fast for the riff on this. Nevertheless, Number One? ... Yep it could be

Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire
new single 15 September
Another 154bpm guitar ringing groove from Kings Of Leon. 'Sex On Fire' the first taste of their new album 'Only By The Night' due on 22 September. I'm constantly surprised by the growth of KOL's fanbase and this new LP will be supported by a major tour which should mega clean-up.

Dusk Til Dawn
new single 15 September
Here's another fine single from New Zealander Pip Brown now monikered as Ladyhawke. Just 2mins 50secs with a catchy moany hookline and some tasty mixes. The Linus Loves Mix at 123bpm starts really sexy and then puts some strange effect on Pip's vocal which I'm not sure is a good idea, I think he should re-mix it with the single vocal in edited form for another chance at radio play. Simon & Shaker's Mix is reminiscent of Lil Louis' 1989 'French Kiss' floorfiller, The Shoes mix is fine if you like a 128bpm stoccato choppy kinda track and then there's the slowed down Canyons mix - very atmospheric. Hit potential again

Neil Halstead
Oh Mighty Engine
new album 8 September
The title track opener sets the tone for another fine acoustic set from Brushfire Records, home of Jack Johnson. Neil Halstead, song-writer with Slowdive and Mojave 3 now in his solo artist incarnation has created a wonderful warm soundtrack. Intriguing titles 'Baby I Grew I Beard For You', 'Witless Or Wise', 'Spinning For Spoonie' and 'No Mercy For The Muse' give you a good idea where the man is coming from. Mellow moments for late night listening

Primal Scream
Beautiful Future
new album 4 August
Packed full of Primal goodies the title track leads the way, then the brilliant single 'can't go back' (with it's disturbing vid) leads into possibly a future single 'Uptown'. Already issued in a nine minute atmos remix by Wetherall the album version could easily go top 40. Titles like 'Suicide Bomb', 'Zombie Man', 'Necro Hex Blues' and 'The Glory Of Love (Single Version)' are produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and Paul Epworth of Bloc Party credit. Guest appearances from CSS's Lovefoxx ('I Love To Hurt, You Love To Hurt'), QOTSA's Josh Homme ('Necro Hex Blues') and British folk legend Linda Thompson on a duet of Fleetwood Mac's 'Over & Over' make this a treasure chest of an album.

from the 'Swings & Roundabouts' EP 1 September
Sergeant are heralded by Alan McGee as the saviour of Scottish music, a strong recommendation and their debut album is being finalized right now with John Leckie (of Radiohead and Verve credit) at the Abbey Road producers helm. Sergeant have been busy honing their live act supporting Courteeners, Fratellis, Supergrass and Pigeon Detectives. The 184bpm 'Sunshine' is a bright, breezy Summery production and will be the follow-up to their sold out limited edition first single 'K'ok'. At ease

Underground Railroad
Kill Me Now (Or You Never Will)

Underground Railroad played at a Mad4it Saturday Night in Newport a couple of years back (check the pics here). Although not greatly attended this talented three-some embarked on a set rich with aplomb and irreverence. The grungy three minute 'Kill Me Now (Or You Never Will)' is perfect indie radio pop .. edgy title, edgy lyrics, off kilter sound and the bizarre title as chorus. Track two "What you gonna do for a job, what you gonna have for breakfast" a short and sharp 1'00". On One Little Indian, a band to watch out for

new single 29 September
Weezer bossman Rivers Cuomo's had a busy year what with his essential home demos album and Weezer's bettering return. We loved the 'Pork & Beans' top 40 single and vid and here comes the lead track from the bands sixth album. Recorded in Malibu and Santa Monica with producer Jacknife Lee the 132bpm 'Troublemaker' is another strong American rock pop chune and should do well.

Xpress 2 & David Byrne
Remixes new single
The original was a bit of a lazy lob so to speak but here comes five powered up remixes. 15 years into their career Xpress 2 have hooked in Mowgli for a chunky broken up rewound effected Mr Ozio styled thang, there's the 129bpm original, a stormin' Norman Fatboy slim pounder of a 129bpm mix and the 7 minute 127bpm Moto Blanco remix which is fine in it's three minute radio edit form too. Hit pick

new cd's
our weekly a to z of new cd review's is listed below

this week
The Automatic LP
Eric Prydz 25/8
The Feeling 15/9
John Legend 4/10
Kings Of Leon 15/9
Ladyhawke 15/9
Neil Halstead 8/9
Primal Scream LP
Sergeant 1/9
Underground Railroad
Weezer 29/9
Xpress 2 & David Byrne Remixes

4 Aug
All New Adventures Of Us 4/8
The Automatic 18/8
Cold War Kids 15/9
CSS 8/9
The Delays 11/8
Flobots 15/9
Keane 4/8
Mogwai 8/9
Mystery Jets 18/8
Red Light Company 11/8
Subways LP 16/6
Subways Single 25/8
White Lies 22/9

28 Jul
InnerPartySystem 22/9
Johnny Foreigner 8/9
Maddona Fedde Le Grand Remix
The Metros 8/9
Natty 21/7
Peter Raeburn 18/8
Platnum 15/9
Sam Beeton LP 1/9
Scars On Broadway
Sharam & Daniel Bedingfield 25/8
Sonny J 8/9
We Are Scientists 8/9

21 Jul
The Coral 8/9
G Love LP
Ida Maria LP 23/7
Jeremy Warmsley
Lykke Li 25/8
Mason Jennings LP
Nick Harrison 23/6
Presets 1/9

14 Jul
Black Kids
Cut Off Your Hands
Glasvegas 25/8
Johnny Flynn
Primal Scream LP
Sharleen Spiteri 14/7
Soft Cell Remixes
Wild Beasts

7 Jul

30 Jun
Annie LP 6/10
Big Linda 11/8
Das Pop remixes 28/7
Days LP sampler
Forever The Sickest Kids 14/7
G.Love & Special Sauce 4/8
Jack Johnson 28/7
Jim Noir 28/7
Like A Fox 11/8
Madcon LP 18/8
Madonna remixes 7/7
Mason Jennings 18/8
MGMTvJustice 23/6
Pendulum 28/7
Prego 4/8
Primal Scream 14/7
Skepta 15/9

23 Jun
Basshunter LP 14/7
Black Kids LP 7/7
Cage The Elephant LP 23/6
Charlie XCX 18/8
Cut Copy 4/8
Das Pop 28/7
Death Cab For Cutie 21/7
Ida Maria 21/7
Kid Rock 7/7
Marvin LP 28/7

Raid 21/7
Rifles 21/7
Sam Sparro 21/7
Santogold 28/7

16 Jun
Annie Mixtape
Annie Remix 7/7
Cage The Elephant Wicked Devil Remix 16/6
Flobots 4/8
Hadouken 7/7
Jack McManus 14/7
The King Blues 4/8
Yoav 28/7

9 Jun
Bob Sinclair 7/7
Def Leppard 14/7
Dirty Pretty Things 23/6
Fratellis LP
Gavin Rossdale LP
Johnny Foreigner LP
Ladyhawke Remix 30/6
Madonna 7/7
Marvin 21/7
Ting Tings 28/7

2 Jun
CSS 12/7
DJQ/MC Bonez 7/7
Estelle 30/6
Leon Jean Marie 23/6
Madcon 1/8
Melee 14/7
Noah & The Whale 21/7
Primal Scream 14/7
Royal Treatment Plant 30/6
Rushes 14/7

Secret Handshake LP
Weezer LP 13/6








Top 40 - Sun 10 Aug 08

This Week ... Last Week ... Weeks On Chart ... Artist ... Title

1 4 2 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

2 1 5 KID ROCK All Summer Long


4 3 3 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

5 new THE VERVE Love Is Noise


7 10 4 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On

8 6 14 NE-YO Closer

9 34 2 RHIANNA Disturbia

10 7 6 BASSHUNTER All I Ever Wanted


11 9 9 TING TINGS Shut Up & Let Me Go

12 11 7 IRONIC Stay With Me

13 8 2 SATURDAYS If This Is Love

14 18 8 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

15 16 3 IDA MARIA I Like You So Much Better Naked

16 12 18 GABRIELLA CILME Sweet About Me

17 13 9 MADONNA Give It To Me

18 14 13 RIHANNA Take A Bow

19 19 11 CHRIS BROWN Forever

20 17 13 TING TINGS That's Not My Name


21 15 21 SAM SPARRO Black & Gold

22 21 5 ADELE Hometown Glory

23 new NELLY, AKON & ASHANTI Body On Me

24 20 15 DUFFY Warwick Avenue

25 23 3 ULTRABEAT vs DARREN STYLES Disco Lights


27 re-entry 35 NICKELBACK Rock Star

28 new CASCADA Because The Night

29 26 8 NICKELBACK Photograph

30 25 4 USHER Moving Mountains


31 24 14 SARA BAREILLES Love Song

32 27 16 WILEY Wearing My Rolex

33 28 26 FLO RIDA & T-PAIN Low

34 new SPOON, HARRIS & OBERNIK Baditude

35 29 18 SEPTEMBER Cry For You

36 30 21 ESTELLE & KANYE WEST American Boy

37 new SCOUTING FOR GIRLS It's Not About You

38 33 5 SHARLEEN SPITERI All The Times I've Cried


40 31 18 WILL I AM & CHERYL COLE Heartbreaker

The Automatic hard at work in the City of Lost Angels

You might think The Automatic in some difficulty following-up their 'Monster' success of 2006 after losing Penney an' all. Well think again, The Automatic Automatic as they're known Stateside have returned with a classic new single. 'Steve McQueen' positively exudes energy and confidence and comes with a superb new video filmed in Los Angeles. You may catch them at the launch party for their album 'This Is A Fix' to be held @ Cardiff Barfly on Saturday 23 August.

America's Hot 100

This Week ... Last Week ... Artist ... Title

1 1 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

2 3 CHRIS BROWN Forever

3 4 RHIANNA Disturbia

4 2 RIHANNA Take A Bow

5 5 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

6 6 LIL WAYNE A Milli




10 - NE-YO Closer

Credit Crunch Is Over

Great news from Cardiff where the credit crunch appears to be over. Here there is apparently limitless dosh for the council to continue to "encourage" Cardiffians to use public transport by funding main road narrowing schemes.

Unfortunately the funds don't extend to re-deeming some roads which have been desperately in need of repair since the 1970's.

Or keeping the local Post Office open.

Martin Tomlinson gets his tits out, Selfish C*nt's new album 'English Chamber Music' is out this week