How good are new London band Barefoot Confessor? Check their leader Mike's accoustic arrangement of the uniquely disturbing 'Camden Road' here

Mike's Mad4these w/c 3 Nov 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 1 BAREFOOT CONFESSOR Camden Road from sampler CD
2 2 THOMAS TANTRUM Rage Against The Tantrum new single 10 November
3 5 THE KILLERS Human new single 17 November
4 8 THE VERVE Rather Be new single 17 November
5 6 ESSER Satisfied new single 10 November
6 11 CHARLI XCX Art Bitch / Emmeline new single 17 November
7 - JOSEPHINE ONIYAMA Closer new single 17 November
8 - SNOW PATROL Crack The Shutters from the 'A Hundred Million Suns' album
9 10 FINGER ELEVEN Paralyzer new single 10 November
10 - KEANE The Lovers Are Losing CSS Remix new single 27 October
11 - THE FILTHY DUKES Tupac Robot Rock Club new single 3 November
12 12 CALVIN PARTY 8 Days new single 3 November
12 - KID BRITISH Elizabeth new single 27 October
12 - RED LIGHT COMPANY Scheme Eugene James Ruill Remix new single

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Here's Cardiff Barflys Friday live line-up for this week Friday 7th November the brilliant Red Light Company with support from The Hugs + Scissorkick Victory

this week's post ...

new single 24 November
Very much an aquired taste Clinic have been unfortunate bigger success has eluded them. 'Tomorrow' is another intricate 100bpm weave of sound. A seven minute
remix by The DFA (not Death From Above) and the excellent 102bpm 'Hijack' accompany. Unique sound and top quality

Geo Da Silva
Do It Like A Truck
new single
Greece, Spain, Turkey ... a massive European hit from the excellent Hard2Beat record label which has scored big this year with Basshunter and Platnum. It's another catchy dancefloor filling vocalized .. erm well I've heard it called a bunny hop ... Simple instructions "you sing Do It Like A Truck" the radio edit is 2'30" it's an easy 132bpm, easy for a community dancealong

John Legend
new album
I'm surprised 'green Light' spent just one week on the Top 40, perhaps at 155bpm it's just too fast for the RnB audience. However I think there's a pretty good chance it'll be re-released in the new year with a much improved result. it's all the more surprising for the praise heaped on Mr legend by his chart-topping prodigy Estelle, it seems she may have been lost to us without Legend's help. As you can tell from 'Green Light' this is an ambitious rnb album and deserves big success

Katy Perry
Hot N Cold
new single 24 November
One Of The Boys album out now
Here's another superb single from 'One Of The Boys', 'Hot N Cold' is just so catchy I find the melody has hooked into Mind Control HQ here, another pounding 132bpm, No.6 and climbing, a great single from one of the stand out new acts of 2008. (Even more brilliant with 'Ur So Gay' and the quite wonderful 'Thinking Of You' waiting in the singles wings)

The Kills
Tape Song / London Hates You
new single
The Kills on top form again with the 117bpm 'Tape Song' clean version and otherwise accompanied by the strange 'London Hates You' which continues 'Paris Hates You ... '. Great act, great material

La Roux
new single 12 December
La Roux, French for the red haired one - aka 20 year old Elly Jackson. Elly, a big fan of Justice and Boyz Noize alongside Eurythmics and Depeche Mode has arrived with a 137bpm electro pounder. 'Quicksand' comes with four mixes and we like the tasty bass featured on the Chateau Marmont Remix. Nice

My Delirium
new single 8 December
Ladyhawke aka Pip had a briulliant single out in the Summer called 'Paris Is Burning' and here she is with another gem from her self titled debut album. My Delirium comes in 10 mixes, our favourites are the subtle 128bpm JBag Hot Pop Remix Edit, The Sunship Remix and new 150bpm single mix. Hitt potential

All Nightmare Long
new single 15 December
Hardcore Metallica fans should love this. Another 7 minute 50 second opus with the more subdued 100bpm intro but then a far more traditional Metallica approach with a raucous 180 then 170bpm. Fast and furious, metal excellence

Nick Harrison
One Drop
new album 24 November
Nick's kinda like a Jack penate who likes old style Reggae, but paced up. Title track 'One Drop' begins with an authentic shuffling 80bpm rim shot raggae riff before powering up to 160bpm a'la as our Jack would. It's a top song as are the others featured on this sampler, the mellow 110bpm 'Plain Lazy', the 154bpm 'Honey' former single 'Oi Rude Boy' and the lush new single 'Something Special' an 144bpm hormone fuelled almost love song. Listen for his take on 'Ghost Town', 'Something Special's Nice Up' it's great - Nick's one to watch

Shortwave Set
Glitches N' Bugs
new single
Well this is an interesting mini collection of soft accoustic indie edge. The 106bpm 'Glitches N' Bugs' A track leads and has an off centre appeal. Then there's the 2 minute 40 second 'Homesick' pulling in at 92bpm with a sound I can only liken to the wasp type creature featured on Doctor Who last year - it is quite a big buzzing effect and works wonderfully. Then a 100bpm accoustic take on Grace Jones 1985 disco smash 'Slave To The Rhythm' - most bizarre! Great record

Snow Patrol
A Hundred Million Suns
new album
Biggest British band in America a few years back and this new album is filled with confidence gained. The great single 'Take Back This City' is followed by another superb 3 minute track 'Crack the Shutters', hopefully another smash, the album is a thoroughly well produced affair with titles like 'Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands' 'The Planets Bend Between Us' and 'Disaster Button. Great

Heaven For The Weather
new single
Mikee's back, he manages to include the F word in his traditional dry delivery. Not sure whether Streets star is waning, a big hit could change the pattern of descent but I'm not sure the 144bpm 'Heaven For The Weather' is the tune to reverse his chart fortune. Mikee needs another 'Fit' and you probably know it

Club Action
new single
Yo Majesty is an American hip hop group consisting of rapper Shunda K and singer Jwl B, produced by U.K. based electro group HardfeelingsUK. Yo Majesty was mentioned as one of the 'Top 11 new bands of 2008' by NME magazine as well as one of the '25 Most Exciting Bands In America'. YoMajesty, great name, alternative club rap aka electro grime the 126bpm album version, the clean edit without the F word, Matt's Helpers remix and the very bassy Sunship Club Mix infact each around 126bpm. Some tight rapping from this femme duo could see some big interest and if they can keep up the pressure a breakthrough could be imminent. Good tune

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

this week
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 LP

22 Sep
Burningpilot 27/10
Dana Nana Naykroyd 6/10
Detroit Socail Club
David Guetta & Chris Willis 27/10
Fall Out Boy 20/10
Flobots LP 29/10
Honey Ryder 6/10
Jeremy Warmsley
The Kills 3/11
Ladyhawke LP 22/9
MIA 'Kala' LP
Robots In Disguise
Sash Best Of 20/10
Team Waterpolo 27/10
VV Brown Remixes 3/11
Young Rival

15 Sep
Ben Folds 29/9
Cut Off Your Hands 13/10
Ida Maria 3/11
Neil Halstead
Primal Scream v Calvin Harris
This City 22/9
Wave Machines 27/10

8 Sep
Black Daniel
Forever The Sickest Kids 13/10
Golden Silvers
Katy Perry LP 15/9 King Blues 13/10
The Metros LP 15/9
New Education
Red Light Company
The Raid 27/10
The Rivers 6/10
Scars On Broadway 6/10
Sleepcurve 13/10
The Last Shadow Puppets
To The Bones 22/9
Towers Of London 22/9
The View 27/10
You Me At Six 29/9

1 Sep
Cage The Elephant 6/10
The Coral Singles
The Cure 13/9
Elbow 29/9
Flobots LP 15/9
InnerPartySystem LP 29/9
Kaiser Chiefs
Lykke Li
Snow Patrol 13/10
VV Brown

25 Aug
The All New Adventures Of Us 29/9
Foals 29/9
Human 22/9

More X Factor success this time for those yet to win and in the final, oh it's Karaoke gone mad I tell thee. Gals Alewd drop to two and Jacko's 'Thriller' is back 25 years on - big on downloads for Halloween

Top 40 Sun 2 Nov 08

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


2 1 2 GIRLS ALOUD The Promise

3 2 6 PINK So What

4 3 2 GURU JOSH PROJECT Infinity 08

5 4 8 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire

6 7 3 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold


8 8 6 KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

9 5 3 RAZORLIGHT Wire To Wire

10 18 6 ALICIA KEYS & JACK WHITE Another Way To Die


11 9 3 SASH & STUNT Raindrops

12 13 7 JENNIFER HUDSON Spotlight

13 12 10 NE-YO Miss Independent

14 15 14 RIHANNA Disturbia

15 16 4 SNOW PATROL Take Back This City

16 17 14 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

17 14 6 SUGABABES Girls

18 20 9 PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

19 10 3 GERALDINE The Winners Song

20 11 3 LEON JACKSON Don't Call This Love




23 new AKON Right Now (Na Na Na)

24 24 4 JORDIN SPARKS Tattoo

25 19 4 KAISER CHIEFS Never Miss A Beat

26 new ADELE Make You Feel My Love

27 28 12 MADCON Beggin'

28 25 15 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

29 26 5 PLATNUM Love Shy

30 re-entry 4 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody

31 23 8 IGLU & HARTLEY In This City


32 22 5 BOYZONE I Love You Anyway

33 27 5 MGMT Kids


35 new MICHAEL JACKSON Thriller

36 new PUSSYCAT DOLLS I Hate This Part

37 new MILEY CYRUS Seven Things

38 40 2 CHRIS BROWN Superhuman

39 33 3 FALL OUT BOY I Don't Care

40 31 8 BASSHUNTER Angel In The Night



Two for Radio 2
Hot rumour for the Radio 2 Programme Controller's job vacated by Lesley Douglas has GMG Radio founders John Myers and John Simons as favourites

members please

New member Steve Malpass & chum, nice one

re - member no. 1
Some may know that Mad4it member number one has departed our fine area. Having met the love of his life at Mad4it, Jimmy proposed to his now wife at the turn of his 50th and his now happily relocated in the land of the Geordies. Jimmy's favourite request was Joy Division 'Transmission', 'She's Lost Control' or preferably anything JD but 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'! I'd like to thank member number 2 Simon Spoonman for recalling the many many occasions on which Jimmy and member number 5 Jamesy themselves overdosed on the track.

Members in action @ The Fratellis Mad4it 05

Our humble gratitude also to member number 3 Mr Neil Mace of Snoop Dogg dom for requesting a special Mad4it Members section be set up on this site. Good idea.

Member No.3 Neil Mace @ The Features gig Summer 05

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T.I. Whatever You Like

2 2 T.I. & RIHANNA Live Your Life

3 68 BEYONCE If I Were A Boy

4 3 PINK So What

5 4 BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer

6 5 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold


8 8 NE-YO Miss Independent

9 6 RIHANNA Disturbia

10 13 JASON MRAZ I'm Yours