Click here to see the vid for 'Hey World Don't Give Up'

Mike's Mad4these w/c 15 Dec 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 1 MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD Hey World (Don't Give Up) new single from the 'All Rebel Rockers' album
2 4 FILTHY DUKES Messages / What Happens Next from the 'Nonsense In The Dark' album 16 February 09
3 2 FRANZ FERDINAND Ulyses new single 19 January 09
4 - PRODIGY Invaders Must Die new single 24 November
5 - CAGE THE ELEPHANT Back Against The Wall new single 26 January 09
6 - LADY GAGA & COLBY ODONIS Just Dance new single 5 January 09
7 - FIFTY PHANTOMS Last Night new single 26 January 09

8 6 KID BRITISH She Will Leave new single from the 'Leave London' EP due 19 Jjanuary 09
9 - KEVIN RUDOLPH & LIL WAYNE Let It Rock Cahill Remix new single 29 December
10 - NOISETTES Wild Young Hearts new single29 December
11 8 ALL AMERICAN REJECTS Real World from the 'When The World Comes Down' album due February 09
12 - THE VIEW Shock Horror new single 2 February 09
12 - ME MY HEAD White Lights new single 21 December
12 12 SNOW PATROL Crack The Shutters Haunts Remix new single 15 December from the 'A Hundred Million Suns' album
ohell anagram Welcome to the internet home for Mike TreVelyan and Mad4it - a weekly and sometimes mobile club night. We like to raise the roof with the biggest indie & alternative hits ever and take in some mainstream & some unusual requests - click here for a recent setlist. Here's Cardiff Barfly's upcoming Friday live line-up :- Friday 19th December it's the legendary punk band formed by Animal in 1980 Anti-Nowhere League

this week's post ...

Fall Out Boy
Folie a Deux
new album 15 December
Fall Out Boy are the business and their new album further establishes their major league status. Just like in 1993 The Bates ('Billie Jean') and in 2002 Alien Ant Farm ('Smooth Criminal'), FOB have taken a Michael Jackson hit and turned it into a rock gem. As Jacko's original featured guitar from Eddie Van Halen FOB benefit from the consideravble talents of John Maher 'Beat It' in 2009 is refreshed and as ever sounds the raw classic it truly is, just watch the dance floor come alive. Brilliant

last week's post ...

The Answer with us in 2005, now supporting AC/DC in the States, click here for more pics

The Answer
On & On
new single 22 February
The Answer are a four piece from Northern Ireland who played our fine Cardiff Barfly venue for Mad4it a couple of years back ... hey, they've moved up a few gears since then. If you've been to see AC/DC in the US this year or if you're a Letterman addict you'll have seen this band. This is rock from the top drawer, hard hitting, superb riffing and brilliantly constructed. The 168bpm 'On & On' se4ts the tone at just 3'30" ideal for radio, then there's the steady 3'30" 100bpm throttle of 'Highwater Or Hell' with it's "I could kill a man" referencing and track three, the 82bpm 'Never Too Late'. Hot rockin' -
Check the pics from The Answer @ Mad4it here

Fifty Phantoms
Last Night
new single 26 January
Well this is quite brilliant, two completely different versions of the same song, both are amazing. First the slinky, meandering, funky syncopated 94bpm three minute track bound for Fifty Phantoms debut album 'Revolutionism' due on 9 February ... and then .. Soul Seekers Retro Radio Remix powers along at 136bpm but with added something ... a weird kind of phasing effect on the speede vocals which sounds bizarre and breathtaking at the same time. Watch out for these guys, Sam, Mustafa and Leo who've drawn on influences as diverse as Kanye, Dylan, Chillis and Daft Punk to create indie / r&b. A superb listen

Franz Ferdinand Singles
new single 19 January
'Take Me Home' is five years old ... ah it can't be but it is. Five years since I was playing a heavily muttilated version on Red Dragon FM, for some reason Capital
(nee GCap now Global management) cut the brilliant intro. (obviously the powers that be didn't understand - still look where greed's led them!). Anyway this promo collection is a timely reminder of FF's success prone tunes like 'Michael', 'The Fallen', 'Outsiders', 'Do You Want To' and should help give their brilliant new tune 'Ulyses' a push into the top ten

Gold Teeth
new single 23 February
Yeh man this is cool, in fact it's "Tropical, Afro-beat, Electronica" and that is an apt description of a slinky stripped back 116bpm rhythm track. 'Everybody' "you don't even laugh at me". Gold Teeth led by Jonny Tams - Bleeps & Construction and featuring Nick Rowson - Electric Twang, Will Ritson - Boom & Bap, Joe DaCosta - Mouth, George Longworth - Low Electric Twang are pushing hard for Morden and South Wimbledon on 2009's musical map! A great tune

Toronto's hard rocking 'Cancer Bats' supported FFAF at Cardiff Uni and then came to B'fly to play another set!

Ex Seahorses Chris Helme played Cardiff on Friday and Aberdare's Conway Inn on Saturday

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

this week
Fall Out Boy LP

8 Dec
The Answer 22/2
Cage The Elephant 26/1
Fifty Phantoms 26/1
Franz Ferdinand Singles
Gold Teeth
Kaiser Chiefs & Calvin Harris
Kid Crudi Vs Crookers 12/1
Lady Gaga & Colby Odonis 5/1
Lily Allen 26/1
Little Comets
Madcon Jan/09
Metro Station
Noisettes 29/12
Opera House Remixes
Prodigy 26/11
Red Light Company
Snow Patrol Remix 15/12
View 2/2/09

1 Dec
All American Rejects
White Lies

24 Nov
FilthyDukes 16/2
Franz Ferdinand 19/1
Kevin Rudolph 29/12
Kid British 19/1
Killers LP 17/11
King Blues
The Sea sampler
Tommy Sparks 3/10
Wombats 15/12

17 Nov
Bye Bye Johnny 8/12
Flobots 1/12
Fratellis 22/12
Kaiser Chiefs
Katy Perry LP
Kinkane 24/11
White Lights 21/12
Wiley 1/12
The Wireless 1/12

10 Nov
Boys Like Girls
Katy Perry Remixes 24/11
Snow Patrol 15/12

3 Nov
Clinic 24/11
Geo Da Silva
John Legend
Katy Perry LP
La Roux 15/12
Ladyhawke 8/12
Metallica 15/12
Nick Harrison 24/11
Shortwave Set
Snow Patrol

27 Oct
Barefoot Confessor
Razorlight 3/11

20 Oct
Filthy Dukes 3/11
Kanye West
Keane Remixes
Nick Harrison 24/11

13 Oct
Gloria Cycles
Josephine Oniyama 17/11
Kid British
Lucien Caine 27/10
Opera House 10/11
Red Light Company
Thomas Tantrum
The Verve

6 Oct
Barefoot Confessor Sampler
Cage The Elephant 6/10
Calvin Party 3/11
Danko Jones 24/11
Esser 10/11
Finger Eleven 9/11
Killers 17/11 LP 24/11
King Blues LP 20/10
Natty 29/9
Stereophonics LP 10/11
Wild Beasts 13/10
Will Tang 27/10

29 Sep
Charli XCX 17/11
InnerPartySystem LP 29/9
Keane 20/10
Ladytron 29/9
Lykke Li 27/10
Towers Of London

This week's Top 40 ...

Oh Boy .. Terry & Aled debut at 3 .. I know it's for 'Children In Need' but it's hard to name El Tel Sir when you know he was taking home £10k for presenting the thang ....

great to see Jeff Buckley in at 30 with his haunting classic 'Hallelujah' ...

Ladyhawke arrives at last at 33 ...

'Jingle Bells' by Basshunter in at 39? Whatever happened to Crazy Frog anyway?

11 new entries - the most in 2008 (now 6 xmas classic re-entries) 8 up, 20 down, one non-mover

Top 40 Sun 14 Dec 08

This Week ... Last Week ... Weeks In ... Artist ... Title


2 10 10 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody

3 new BANDAGED (Terry Wogan & Aled Jones) Little Drummer Boy

4 3 6 BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer6

5 2 3 TAKE THAT Greatest Day6

6 8 7 AKON Right Now (Na Na Na)

7 5 5 KILLERS Human

8 4 9 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

9 6 6 BEYONCE If I Were A Boy

10 7 6 T.I. & RIHANNA Live Your Life


11 9 6 ALESHA DIXON The Boy Does Nothing

12 17 3 MARIAH CAREY All I Want For Christmas Is You

13 19 2 POGUES & KIRSTIE MacCOLL Fairytale Of New York


15 14 14 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire


17 13 8 GURU JOSH PROJECT Infinity 2008


19 18 2 WILEY & DANIEL MERRIWETHER Cash In My Pocket

20 15 8 GIRLS ALOUD The Promise


21 16 7 PUSSYCAT DOLLS I Hate This Part

22 new BOYZONE Better

23 22 12 PINK So What

24 37 2 BEYONCE Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

25 21 4 N-DUBZ Papa Can You Hear Me

26 36 2 WHAM Last Christmas

27 23 12 KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

28 27 6 THE SCRIPT Breakeven

29 new GABRIELLA CILME Warm This Winter

30 new JEFF BUCKLEY Hallelujah


31 new WIZZARD I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

32 new SLADE Merry Christmas Everybody

33 new LADYHAWKE My Delirium


35 29 9 SATURDAYS Up

36 new SHAKIN' STEVENS Merry Christmas Everyone

37 new NE-YO Mad

38 new BASSHUNTER Jingle Bells

39 32 2 BRITNEY SPEARS Circus

40 new STATUS QUO It's Christmas Time

Click here to see The Beatles with Morecambe & Wise

Beatles Xmas 63
Hard to imagine it happening like it did for Morecambe & Wise, it took them twenty years to finally land a TV series. In 1961, their twentieth year together ITV boss Lew Grade finally offered them a series on ITV as they were not in Equity ... and Equity members were threatening strike action.

As Eric & Ernie developed their act they were able to attract bigger and bigger stars. In 1963 there were no bigger stars than The Beatles.

It was three weeks after the barbaric assasination of JFK and the world needed cheering. The Beatles became the tonic. With the definitive 'From Me To You' and 'She Loves You' topping the UK charts earlier in the year the fab four were now heading to the top with 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and with only two TV channels, BBC and ITV they were assured of a massive audience.

Paul McCartney has called it his favourite interview and it's great to watch now if only to see John Lennon laughing in a most unbecoming way. Click here to watch it on YouTube

Hear Morecambe & Wise, The Beatles, some vintage early Elton John along with Michael Franti, MIA and many more hand picked classics In The Attic on Radio 2xs, 10.15pm til midnight on Sunday 28th December 2008 ... and listen out for our Mad4these Top 50 of 2008 from 6 til 10pm on New Years Eve (repeated during the week)

This legend played Womad. click here to visit Richie Havens . com

America's Hot 100

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

1 2 T.I. & RIHANNA Live Your Life

2 1 BEYONCE Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)



5 4 T.I. Whatever You Like

6 3 BEYONCE If I Were A Boy

7 6 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

8 - KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

9 7 NE-YO Miss Independent

10 - BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer

Ta 4 da Gigs
A fab Friday former Seahorses Chris Helme played a great set for us on Friday evening before Toronto's Cancer Bats came along to play their second gig of the night, man those guys are LOUD! Earlier they'd supported Funeral For A Friend at Cardiff Uni ... MadSki

Ten Feet Tall .. 3.59am Sunday