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 17 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 SNOW PATROL Crack The Shutters new single 15 December from the 'A Hundred Million Suns' album
3 3 SHORTWAVE SET Glitches N' Bugs / Slave To The Rhythm new single from the album 'Replica Sun Machine'
4 5 THE KILLS Tape Song / London Hates You new single
5 - STREETS Heaven For The Weather new single
6 LADYHAWKE My Delirium JBag Hot Pop Remix Edit new single 8 December
7 10 CLINIC Tomorrow new single 24 November
8 12 NICK HARRISON Something Special new single 24 November
9 12 YOMAJESTY Club Action new single
10 - NATTY Bedroom Eyes new single 10 November
11 9 JOSEPHINE ONIYAMA Closer new single 17 November
12 - LA ROUX Quicksand new single 15 December

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 Barflys Friday live line-up for this week Friday 21st November it's Kinky Wizzards + Dirty Bob + Hunting The Minotaur + Echolounge and on 28th November Fight Like Apes + The Xcerts + Telegram From The Queen

this week's post ...

Bye Bye Johnny
Take Cover With Me
new single 8 December
Manchester's Bye Bye Johnny have already earned respect from BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson and Xfm's Clint Boone and Embrace's Danny McNamara is such a fan of this band he invited them to play the opening night at his Aftershow club alongside The Ting Ting's and The Magic Numbers. Like a Mancunian Less Than Jake the short and sweet 2 minute 20 second 185bpm 'Take Cover With Me' is a fine tune which could make a big impression and 'Joan and John' sits pleasantly aside

new single 1 December
Peacenicks Flobots formidable album 'Fight With Tools' can be witnessed live on UK tour in February 09 forming part of a politically pro-active line-up alongside Rise Against and Anti Flag. 'Rise' as with 'Handlebars' and each Flobots track is direct and pointed politically, top forty maybe

A Heady Tale
new single 22 December
It's tough following 'Chelsea Dagger' eh? 'A Heady Tale' features more singalong chanting this time more towards the end of the tune, I'm thinking the excellent Fratellis must be having nightmares about how big the 'Dagger' became, 'A Heady Tale' is good but unlikely to clamber out of it's predecessor's shadow

Kaiser Chiefs
Good Days Bad Days
new single
This is a fine single, a more medium paced and cheeky song than the top five 'Never Miss A Beat' ... an excellent listen in fact for which one can easily imagine Radio 2 airplay. The 112bpm 'Good Days Bad Days' is a fine pop record which if there are enough Kaisers fans without this already should make it top twenty. However probably their thrust must be to pick up airplay and sell albums

Katy Perry
One Of The Boys
new album
You can't improve much on a ten out of ten, I give Katy's album 10 on the basis of one shocking single which is an absolutely brilliant demonstration of how pop
music works, the video for Kissed A Girl is so teasingly horny ... but that's not all... Ur So Gay is another outrageous lyric, and as for the awesome 'Thinking Of You' - how many have been trying to forget a previous lover but can't even in the throws of passion - this song captures the heartache .. and again a superb video! Brilliant, lucky lucky Travis

Still Feel The Same
new single 24 November
Kinkade are on B-unique records and the PR for 'Still Feels The Same' bodes badly for label mates The Automatic who aren't mentioned yet 2004's best next thing The Ordinary Boys are .... ??? Recorded and produced by Butch Walker at a wooden house in Malibu, Los Angeles borrowed from Chilli Pepper Flea, it's an uptempo 135bpm guitar based offering. Nothing wrong with it just not strong enough to break through. As evidenced by The Automatic's brilliantly produced 'Steve McQueen' struggling to No.15 it looks like an there's another enormous hill to climb for Kincane

White Lights
Me My Head
new single 21 December
Well now here's a tune featuring
"unsolveable are the puzzles we create, engulfed and surrounded by a hyperactive state and everything falls into chaos within four minutes ..." quite a surprise at 152bpm White Lights 'Me My Head' has a haunting up-beat quality. In the studio with Embrace's Rich MacNamara to record their debut album throughout December there's four mixes included here by Shadow Dancer, Adventure's Elephant and Masters Of The Universe. Well worthy

Wiley & Daniel Merriweather
Cash In My Pocket
new single 1 December
Wiley's inclusion of Daniel Merriweather gives this track a very pop feel which should take it high into the top ten. The 115bpm radio mix is complimented with four remixes by Out Of Office and Chew Fu around 127bpm. Pop quality grime

The Wireless
Been Here Before
new single 1 December
London's teens The Wireless are back with their second single 'Been Here Before', predictions of the next big thing abound in a spikey guitar based 147bpm three minute listen with occasional tasty femme backing vocals. 'Tis a little edgy, probably not strong enough to break through yet, but they've already run their own 'Bully The Ugly Girls' surf / grime / garage club in London so who knows, a maybe

Oh Batman, I say!







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

this week
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 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

this week's Top 40 ...
Six new entries - the highest at 4 from The Killers and Britney drops 4 ...

Top 40 Sun 16 Nov 08

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


2 39 2 T.I. & RIHANNA Live Your Life

3 2 2 BEYONCE If I Were A Boy

4 new KILLERS Human

5 8 2 ALESHA DIXON The Boy Does Nothing

6 3 4 GIRLS ALOUD The Promise

7 7 5 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

8 4 2 BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer

9 6 4 GURU JOSH PROJECT Infinity 08

10 5 2 LEONA LEWIS Forgive Me


11 12 8 KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

12 10 8 PINK So What

13 11 10 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire

14 new LEMAR If She Knew

15 9 8 ALICIA KEYS & JACK WHITE Another Way To Die


17 14 2 CHRISTINA AGUILERA Keeps Gettin' Better

18 13 5 SATURDAYS Up

19 20 3 PUSSYCAT DOLLS I Hate This Part

20 19 3 AKON Right Now (Na Na Na)


21 25 6 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody6

22 new DUFFY Rain On Your Parade

23 17 9 JENNIFER HUDSON Spotlight

24 34 2 THE SCRIPT Breakeven

25 15 5 RAZORLIGHT Wire To Wire

26 new NICKELBACK Gotta Be Somebody

27 new GUNS N ROSES Chinese Democracy

28 30 2 BELLAMY BROTHERS Let Your Love Flow

29 18 5 SASH & STUNT Raindrops

30 23 16 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl


31 22 16 RIHANNA Disturbia

32 21 12 NE-YO Miss Independent

33 24 6 SNOW PATROL Take Back This City

34 26 3 MILEY CYRUS Seven Things

35 32 4 CHRIS BROWN & KERI HILSON Superhuman

36 28 11 GYM CLASS HEROES & THE DREAM Cookie Jar

37 31 8 SUGABABES Girls

38 27 11 PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

39 37 17 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved


The Italian lover
The Italian Lover, virile, middle aged Italian gentlemen named Guido was relaxing at his favourite bar in Rome , when he managed to attract a spectacular young blonde woman. Things progressed to the point where he led her back to his apartment and, after some small talk, they retired to his bedroom where he proceeded to rattle her senseless.
After a pleasant interlude, he asked with a smile, "So, you finish?" She paused for a second, frowned, and replied, "No." Surprised, Guido reached for her and the rattling resumed. This time she thrashed about wildly and there were screams of passion. The sex finally ended and, again, Guido smiled and asked, "You finish?" Again, after a short pause, she returned his smile, cuddled closer to him and softly said, "No." Stunned, but damned if he was going to leave this woman unsatisfied, Guido reached for the woman yet again. Using the last of his strength, he barely managed it, but they ended together screaming, bucking, clawing and! Ripping the bed sheets. Exhausted, Guido fell onto his back, gasping. Barely able to turn his head, he looked into her eyes, smiled proudly and asked again, You finish?" Barely able to speak, the beautiful blonde whispered in his ear,
"No, I Norwegian

Don't Drink & Talk
Inspired by lost moments with alcohol, here are some inspiring lost moments


1 Innovative
2 Preliminary
3 Anaesthetist
4 Cinnamon
5 Chrysanthemum


1 Specificity
2 Rhipidistian-Amphibian Transition
3 Anti-constitutionalistically
4 Transubstantiate
5 Sphygmomanometer


1 Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
2 Nope, no more booze for me.
3 Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4 MacDonalds? No thanks, I'm not hungry.
5 Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
6 Oh, I couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7 I'm not interested in fighting you.
8 Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no
coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool.
9 Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to hurl in the street.
10 I must be going home now as I have work in the morning

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T.I. & RIHANNA Live Your Life

2 2 T.I. Whatever You Like

3 4 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

4 - KANYE WEST Heartless

5 5 BEYONCE If I Were A Boy

6 3 PINK So What

7 6 BRITNEY SPEARS Womanizer


9 10 JASON MRAZ I'm Yours

10 9 AKON Right Now (Na Na Na)