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Mike's Mad4these w/c 6 Oct 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 4 SASH Raindrops Kindervater Remix / La Primavera Static Shokx Remix from 'The Best Of Sash' album 20 October
2 - THE KING BLUES 'Save The World, Get The Girl' title track of new album 20 October
3 2 WAVE MACHINES The Greatest Escape We Ever Made new single 27 October
4 - BURNINGPILOT Accelerate new single 27 October
5 3 SNOW PATROL Take Back The City new single 13 October
6 1 VV BROWN Crying Blood new single 3 Nov MySpace
7 8 PRIMAL SCREAM vs CALVIN HARRIS Uptown new single 27 October
8 11 TEAM WATERPOLO So Called Summer new single 27 Oct
9 - LYKKI LI Little Bit new single 27 October
10 6 DAVID GUETTA & CHRIS WILLIS Tomorrow Can Wait new single 27 October
11 6 THE LAST SHOW PUPPETS My Mistakes Were Made For You new single 20 October YouTubeVideo
12 9 THE VIEW 5Rebbeccas new single 27 October
12 - LADYTRON Runaway new single 22 September

12 - CHARLI XCX Art Bitch / Emmeline new single 17 November

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Here's Cardiff Barfly's upcoming Friday live line-up:-
Friday 10th October -
Jeremy Warmsley
Friiday 17th October - Said Mike + Kick Box Riot + My Little Murder + Chains Of Hate

this week's post ...

Barefoot Confessor
Camden Road
from sampler CD
Brace yourself Mike, the next best thing since McFly intones the PR. Well describing Barefoot Confessor as the missing link between McFly and The Libertines
doesn't fill me with exciting anticipation ... McFly's pre-pubescent under cooked half baked songs leave a lot to be desired and perhaps The Libertine's were lucky to have an Amy Winehouse do-alike to keep them in the eye of publicity. But wait a mo, what's this lyric on track one "You don't need a man you need an animal ... " eh? Double take ... that's right what a line, what a song 'He Doesn't Love You' (150bpm). Skip to track three the 64 / 128bpm 'Camden Road' and more gems "Happy Slapper Chappies ..." and "I'm so tired of all the fists on Camden Road and when you're scared in the hou live where are you supposed to go .. ". Track four 'Urgency' "my heart is in emergency... " and yet more. Excellent production by John Fortis of Razorlight & Paulo Nutini credit. Electro seems to be the thing at the moment, but these guys exuding quality, superb lyrics, strong vocals with simple and effective arrangements should go far

Cage The Elephant
I Wanna Be Your Dog
B Side of 'In One Ear' single 6 October
Iggy Pop's eternally popular anthem respectfully treated by Cage The Elephant and with the technicla and production quality of this recording it should be a very
useful inclusion as Cage The Elephant grow their fan base, see them in Cardiff in November

Calvin Party
8 Days
new single 3 November
"8 Days since I met you ..." Much loved by John Peel and still going strong Calvin Party return with possibly their best single to date. The 138bpm '8 Days' is a
short sharp 2'40" and a real edgy arrangement, scuttling bass and drum track accompanied by a desperate vocal performance. Yes a hit maybe

Danko Jones
Code Of The Road
new single 24 november
'Code Of the Road' is the first single to be taken from Danko Jones new album 'Never Too Loud' due for release on 12 January 2009. At 150bpm a steady,
pounding standard rock arrangement which should win new fans. A fine appetizer see them touring as live support for Motorhead

new single 10 November
Esser whom you may have seen on tour with Bloc Party and The Kaiser Chiefs unleashes a tale of woe from a boy who just can't please his girl "She's never
satisfied however hard I try ...". The arrangemnt is most bizarre, a plinkety 88bpm and the radio edit is divine, a real stand out track. Then there's remixes by Sheffield's Toddla T & Ross Orton in semi-dancehall stylee and legendary dub producer Mad Professor's fine raggae arrangement. Esser's come up with a rhythm track that is so unusual it could do very well

Finger Eleven
new single 9 November
Finger Eleven already double platinum in homeland Canada and gold in the USA have a powerful 104bpm anthem in this UK debut single 'Paralyzer. Their witty
album title 'Them Vs You Vs Me' should help raise awareness and curiosity. This is a fine singlke and could well break through.

new single 17 November
Day & Age new album 24 November
A brilliant new single ... Number One. It almost goes without saying the album is heading to the same position too!

The King Blues
Save The World, Get The Girl
new album 20 October
Well not sure about the merits of landlord baiting but the title track of The King Blues new album is already a floorfiller, it's a brilliant song which includes the dumbfounding and sadly worrying
observation "Going to war to stop war is the dumbest thing I've ever heard". Top track and an album full of of dancefloor oriented reggae dub indie, brilliant

Bedroom Eyes (Remixes)
new single 29 September
Natty was so unlucky not to score a major Summer hit with 'July', what a top tune, sexy, reminiscing - maybe if we'd had Summer weather it would have hit big,
there's always next year. With the follow-up I much prefer the 120bpm 'Bedroom Eyes' mix by Roots Manuva and the 63bpm Prince Fatty. Prince Fatty in particular has created an authentic dub reggae 1970's Bob Marley feel, and Natty's song lends itself easily to such sexy production. The Roots Manuva is a little more on the edge as you'd expect however compared to original album version both are superior and make it difficult to then want to listen to the original

You Are My Star
new single 27 October
A Decade In The Sun - Greatest Hits
album 17 Nov
Included on The Stereophonics new album 'You're A Star' should see the Top Ten with ease, however I'm not sure it's in with their best material. Considering my
top three floor fillers ever for this part of the world, they always get a reaction and people know every word and sing at the top of their voices. At floorchomping number one with attitude Rage Against The Machine 'Killing In The Name Of' then at two Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' supreme and at three Stereophonics 'Thousand Trees' always gets hands in the air and noise aplenty. I was lucky enough to be sent a demo copy of 'Trees' in May 96 before The Stereos were signed, I thought it was immediately great. Although Kelly and co have had a number one single and four number one albums the euphoric reaction to 'Trees' in particular remains a staggering achievemnet. A Stereophonics Greatest Hits album is long overdue
and this is an excellent collection which demonstrates Kelly's quest to try different arrangements and topics. Well worthy and another number one album

Wild Beasts
Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants
single 13 Oct
First released a couple of years back in November 2006 .. "a bit over the head" I said at the time. This is another bizarre bunch of weirdos, a bit of an aquired taste but given a chance Wild Beasts could carve out their own niche. Trademark high pitched waily type vocal noises against a steady 120bpm rhythm track makes for a hypnotic and strange listening experience ... "The boys call the ecstatic solidarity which they create for themselves through their communal practice of support, 'the crack'... " Check 'The Old Dog' not as song about our canine friends but rather "There's life in the old dog yet". Eh? Well weird

Will Tang
Everything Changes
new single 27 November
The title track of Will recent album is released as a single and it's the kind of accoustic fayre I really like. A fine song well produced at around three minutes and a solid 56/112bpm 'Everything Changes' should be playlisted by Radio Two and Bob's yer uncle. A good record



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

this week
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

18 Aug
Billy Talent 15/9
Black Tide 25/8
CSS Remixes
Flobots DJ Shadow Remix
Goldblade LP 8/9
Iglu & Hartly
Johnny Flynn 1/9
Noah & The Whale LP
The Streets
Ting Tings

11 Aug
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

Top 40 Sun 5 Oct 08

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

1 38 2 PINK So What

2 1 4 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire

3 new OASIS The Shock Of The Lightning

4 8 2 SUGABABES Girls

5 new BOYZONE I Love You Anyway

6 3 10 RIHANNA Disturbia

7 2 10 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

8 4 5 PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

9 5 4 IGLU & HARTLEY In This City



11 9 6 NE-YO Miss Independent

12 7 2 JAMES MORRISON You Make It Real

13 11 3 JENNIFER HUDSON Spotlight

14 21 4 BASSHUNTER Angel In The Night

15 15 11 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

16 12 8 MADCON Beggin'

17 13 3 WILL YOUNG Changes

18 16 2 KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

19 14 5 FLOBOTS Handlebars

20 new PLATNUM Love Shy

21 19 4 MIA Paper Planes

22 10 2 FAITH HILL There You'll Be

23 18 13 KID ROCK All Summer Long

24 20 6 ERIC PRYDZ Pjanoo


26 26 2 ALICIA KEYS & JACK WHITE Another Way To Die

27 17 4 McFLY Lies


29 29 2 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody

30 23 6 MILEY CYRUS See You Again

31 22 7 BIFFY CLYRO Mountains

32 27 16 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

33 28 22 NE-YO Closer

34 30 2 JONAS BROTHERS Burnin' Up / When You Look Me In Your Eyes

35 32 9 THE VERVE Love Is Noise

36 re-entry 7 KEANE Spiralling

37 new N DUBZ Ouch

38 re-entry 23 GABRIELLA CILME Sweet About Me

39 new MGMT Kids

40 34 7 12 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On

Hey Pink is back with the biggest Top 40 climb ever from 38 to 1, Oasis beat Boyzone and there's two more re-entries - 'So What' Ha!

Singles Out

The demise of the single gathered pace this week with Zavvi's decision to stop selling singles instore and another album track making the top forty (King's Of Leon 'Use Somebody' at number 30) and an oldie by Faith Hill used on X-Factor. Zavvi arrived with a management buy-out from Virgin Megastores when Richard Branson decided to move on ... again

How different it was on Tuesday 5 March 1991, Richard Branson launching Cardiff's Virgin Megastore together with The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Julian Cope and myself lurking somewhere out of view. The Clash were number one 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' on CD, 12" and on the fast disappearing 7" rack. Hale & Pace did The Stonk for Comic Relief and the new post-Maggie Tory government suffered a crushing defeat at the Ribble Valley by-election where their 19,000 majority was swept away by the Lib Dems who won the seat by 4,000 votes


the first sign of Madness?
Suggs walking up your drive!

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T.I. Whatever You Like

2 2 PINK So What

3 3 KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

4 4 RHIANNA Disturbia

5 6 MIA Paper Planes

6 9 KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

7 8 T-PAIN & LIL WAYNE Can't Believe It

8 7 NE-YO Closer

9 5 TAYLOR SWIFT Love Story

10 10 ESTELLE & KANYE WEST American Boy

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