already a floorfiller, see 'Sex On Fire' the new Kings Of Leon vid here

Mike's Mad4these w/c 1 Sep 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 2 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire new single 15 September
2 4 GRINDERMAN (NICK CAVE) No Pussy Blues Adam Freeland Mix new single
3 1 SONNY J Can't Stop Moving (Mirwais Mix) new single 8 Sep
4 7 THE COURTEENERS That Kiss new single 29 September
5 - THE FOALS Olympic Airways new single 29 September
6 - HUMAN Pacey Singer new single 22 September
7 3 CSS Move new single 8 September
8 5 JOHN LEGEND Greenlight new single 6 October
9 - THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF YOU Firetruck (Doki Doki) new single 29 September
10 6 JUGGANOTE 7/7 from The 'Don't Stop' EP
11 - COLD WAR KIDS Something Is Not Right With Me new single 22 September
12 9 FLOBOTS Handlebars & DJ Shadow Remix new single 15 September
12 10 XPRESS2 & DAVID BYRNE Lazy Moto Blanco Edit 2008 new single 21 July
12 - THE STREETS Everything Is Borrowed new single 15 September

ohell anagram welcome to the internet home for Mike TV 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 - clck here for a recent setlist. Here's Cardiff Barfly's upcoming Friday live line-up:-
Friday 5th September - Groove Joint Movement
Friday 12th September - The Metros album launch
Friday 19th September - Walker
Friday 26th September - Johnny Foreigner

this week's post ...

Cage The Elephant
In One Ear
re-released single 6 October
As a pre-release we number one'd this back in January, originally released as a single back in March, one of the bands of the year return with what should
become an enormous hit for them this time round. 'In One Ear' is a storming three minute slab of pop rock, blistering vocals and supreme production. Out on CD, 7" and download, you may have seen these newly arrived Londoners supporting QOTSA, Foals, Subways, Simple Plan and Pigeon Detectives. Lured to Blighty from Bowling Green, Kentucky for the bright lights of London Town and maybe the chance of singles chart success being greater, especially as their great 'Ain't No Rest For The Wicked' itched the Top 40 in the Summer. The entire album is well worthy

The Coral
Singles Collection
new album 15 september
The floorfilling singalong 'Dreaming Of You' sets the tone on this sampler which also includes the hits 'In The Morning', 'Pass It On' and 'Jaqueline'. Perhaps
with this best of collection under-rated The Coral's best times may be about to arrive

The Cure
Perfect Boy
Remix new single 13 September
It's classic Cure again, but the punters bless 'em in large numbers simply prefer the 'Inbetween Days', 'Friday I'm In Love', and twenty five years on the
irresistable off beat 'Love Cats'. It's going to be hard for the band I fear

The Bones Of You
download only single from 29 September
At 3 minutes a surprisingly short sharp shock from Elbow, nevertheless their distinctive irony blasts away the cobwebs. Another unique sounding gem you'll no
doubt hear during their upcoming October tour, and maybe they'll win this year's Mercury Music Prize, see them in Cardiff Uni Great Hall on 10 October

Fight With Tools
new album 15 September
On Island Records say no more, Flobots new album is full of off the wall American charm and irony. Five strong trax here including the excellent single 'Handlebars', 'Fight With Tools' 'Mayday!!!', 'The Rhythm Method (Move)' and the finale 'Rise'. Fine material which should easily find a UK audience.

new album 29 September
Somewhat akin to the electro throb of The Presets, another excellent new band with a debut album are InnerPartySystem who've been unlucky to have missed out on a hit single twice recently. Interestingly, Drummer Piccone says they're much greater fans of hip-hop than you might have thought and it is producer Stuart Price who has allowed that to the fore in knocking back the production and mixing on in particular 'New Poetry' and another track simply called 'Structure'. Definately a band to watch

The Kaiser Chiefs
Never Miss A Beat
new single 6 October
The Kaisers have a unique take on stuff, there's a different approach and 'Never Miss A Beat' follows on from the rather worrying observations in 'I Predict A
Riot'. "What did you learn in school, I didn't go, why didn't you go to school, I don't know - it's cool to know nothing!" Scarey but frighteningly accurate in some parts and at 151bpm - perfect to seque from The Automatic's Steve McQueen. The chunky 130bpm Run Hide Survive Remix is a good way of stamping your authority early set too. A brilliant return

Lykke Li
Breaking It Up
new single
22 years old, Swedish and raunchy as f~ck! Following her successful Glastonbury festival debut new dates have been announced for this Autumn. 'Breaking It
Up', an edgy end of romance tune is produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John fame and a Familjen remix accompanies. Chart chance

The Day That Never Comes
new single 25 August
Another superb trademark Metallica guitar virtuoso intro, and 7 mins 50 seconds of Metalic quality. A somewhat worrying lyric with the hopeful promise "I will
make the day come", already high climbing on the singles chart from 36 to 19 on downloads alone 'The Day That Never Comes' is a dynamic first taste of their new album 'Death Magnetic' due Friday 12 September.

Snow Patrol
Take Back The City
new single 13 October
Hmm semi accoustic, perhaps not what you'd expect from Snow Patrol, whatever their mature songwriting talent shows through here. A momentous title,
challenging and at 4 minutes maybe radio friendly enough to get their message across "take back the City". Look out for the vid shot in East London by White Stripes Seven Nation Army video director Alex Courtes. Their new album 'A Hundred Million Suns' follows on 27 October

VV Brown
Crying Blood
new single
A talented lady who's provided songs for Sugababes and The Pussycat Dolls with a short sharp not so sweet
2 mins 28 seconds. Vanessa or VV Brown is letting off steam at 166bpm with a 'Bleeding Love' type 'Crying Blood' tune. It sounds like this romantic entanglement leaves her with few pleasant memories hence the heartbreaking title. 'Crying Blood' was written on Vanessa's one-string guitar about which we'll learn more later we're told, and a thumping rebuttal it is. She says that in writing this song about her ex, she realised she wasn't as liberated as she thought she was although these lyrics are easily empathised with so maybe she is.















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

this week
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

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

Top 40 - Sun 31 Aug 08

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

1 1 5 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

2 new ERIC PRYDZ Pjanoo

3 4 5 RHIANNA Disturbia

4 2 6 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

5 10 2 BIFFY CLYRO Mountains

6 3 8 KID ROCK All Summer Long

7 5 3 MADCON Beggin'


9 7 4 THE VERVE Love Is Noise

10 8 7 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On



12 new GLASVEGAS Daddy's Gone

13 11 11 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

14 21 3 LITTLE JACKIE World Should Revolve Around Me

15 35 2 ALPHABEAT Boyfriend

16 12 17 NE-YO Closer

17 16 2 THE AUTOMATIC Steve McQueen

18 23 12 MADONNA Give It To Me

19 36 2 METALLICA The Day That Never Comes

20 15 21 GABRIELLA CILME Sweet About Me


21 17 12 TING TINGS Shut Up & Let Me Go

22 14 9 BASSHUNTER All I Ever Wanted

23 new MILEY CYRUS See You Again

24 13 10 IRONIC Stay With Me

25 20 3 TAIO CRUZ She's Like A Star

26 22 14 CHRIS BROWN Forever

27 19 4 NELLY with AKON & ASHANTI Body On Me

28 new PAUL WELLER All I Wanna Do Is Be With You

29 25 16 RIHANNA Take A Bow

30 26 3 KEANE Spiralling


31 18 6 IDA MARIA I Like You So Much Better Naked

32 30 16 TING TINGS That's Not My Name

33 29 38 NICKELBACK Rock Star

34 27 18 DUFFY Warwick Avenue

35 28 24 SAM SPARRO Black & Gold

36 24 5 SATURDAYS If This Is Love

37 31 7 THE SCRIPT We Cry

38 37 2 J MAGICK & WICKAMAN Crazy World

39 new NE-YO Miss Independent



America's Hot 100

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

1 - T I Whatever You Like

2 1 RHIANNA Disturbia

3 3 CHRIS BROWN Forever

4 4 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl


6 6 MIA Paper Planes

7 5 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

8 9 NE-YO Closer

9 - PINK So What

10 8 RIHANNA Take A Bow


Sack the Self Employed

TV, radio and movie bosses will be taking a close interest in Terry Christian's claim that he was unfairly dismissed by BBC Radio Manchester. Normally this type of case is disqualified from going to a full Employment Tribunal as self employed DJ's and Presenters have learned before that even though they may have attended the same office, sat at the same desk and used the same equipment for many years - they are deemed to be not employed. Should Terry Christian win every DJ and TV Presenter you hear and see will overnight be entitled to rights hitherto denied but in principle that should be afforded to all workers under European Law. Self employed normally use their own equipment, make their own working practices and in their own time, Terry claims the BBC instructed him to 'go softly' when interviewing Council Officials and that this instruction is evidence that he was employed. Click on the Daily Star story below for more from the Manchester Evening News

radio 2xs Overdriver Caroline

radio 2xs live

Xplosure now welcomes you with radio2xs, unbridled by commercial interest and packed with top notch music from fifty years of rock & roll. Radio 2xs, the creation of Jeff Cooper, takes great pride in supporting new music and artists alongside the rich heritage of quality music our mundane mainstream has abandoned. Click on the radio button above to visit and learn about this unique institution. If you'd like to mute the sound at any time simply hit the pause button on the 2xs logo top left. Enjoy

Click here for the informative video indictment for 'Television'

Classic Album - 1992
Hypocracy Is The Greatest Luxury
Disposable Heroes Of The Hiphopracy

We pay tribute here to one of the greatest ever album's. From start to finis one of rap's most thoughtful, analytical and finest creations - so impressed was Bono he asked Michael Franti and his Disposables to help kick off U2's Zoo TV tour. Click the image above for Franti's vid of the devastating damage caused by the irresponsible and sometimes plain evil use of 'Television'. Also featured on this masterpiece a tune simply called 'Music & Politics'. A disarming, disturbingly honest knub of all that troubles, personally and politically, the lyrics reproduced here

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that sometimes it’s easier to desire
and pursue the attention and admiration of 100 strangers
than it is to accept the love and loyalty
of those closest to me

And I would tell you that sometimes
I prefer to look at myself
through someone else’s eyes
Eyes that aren’t clouded with the tears of knowing
what an asshole I can be, as yours are.

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I might be able to listen in silence to your concerns
rather than hearing everything as an accusation
or an indictment against me

I would tell you that sometimes
I use sex to avoid communication
it’s the best escape when we’re down on our luck
But I can express more emotions than laughter, anger, and let’s fuck

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that I pooped in my own dog dish
And sometimes I would rather face not eating
than face licking it clean
And admitting when I’m selfish
And I’d tell you that I’m suffering
from the worst type of loneliness
The loneliness of being misunderstood,
or more poignantly
the loneliness of being afraid
to allow myself to be understood

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
I would tell you that the personal revolution
is far more difficult
and is the first step in any revolution

If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics
If ever I would stop thinking about music and politics

I would tell you that music is the expression of emotion
And that politics is merely the decoy of perception.

Van Out'ed

GCap's new owners Global have wasted little time making major changes. The Red Dragon FM website has become a fill the gaps game with fifteen year veteren Jason Harrold removed from his Breakfast Show to Evenings before end of month exit and no permanent replacement yet appointed. At Global HQ, Capital FM in London Denise has Van Outen'd to go house-hunting with her new man Lee Mead. Her 'moving on' apparently nothing to do with the last two rajar radio listening surveys. Figures showed the new improved Johnny Vaughan / Denise Van Outen Breakfast Show dipped from 3rd to 4th in radio's premier league - it's the first time in it's eighteen year history KISS FM has beaten Capital. Sad Capital was London's market leader for fifteen years until 2002.

No Sell Out

Madonna couldn't shift all her Cardiff tickets and REM's Millennium Stadium gig was switched to the smaller indoor CIA venue after sluggish sales. Promoter Live Nation said about 18,000 tickets were sold for the stadium, against a capacity for the show of about 35,000.
Bob Gold, the band's European manager, said it was decided it was better for the band and the audience to move into "a smaller, more intimate venue". Blaming the general economic situation for the lack of sales he said tickets for REM's other UK shows were "satisfactory".

The government remains upbeat about Britain's chances of battling through recession, God bless 'em

British radio loses it's virginity

Fifteen years ago, Virgin Radio heralded its arrival with a fuzzy medium wave blast of Born To Be Wild, played by Aussie rock giants INXS.
Now it's new owners The Times Of India are changing its name - to Absolute Radio. "It's a really good choice," says radio industry expert Matt Deegan, creative director of Folder Media, of the new name. "It says 'this is what we do". Absolute say they'll drop the worst bits and increases the playlist tenfold with 9am to 5pm no repeat workdays.
Christian O'Connell announced the moniker by playing The Beatles' Revolution on Tuesday's breakfast show, his job safe for now while JK & Joel and Tony Hadley will be leaving the station. There will be a month long 'cross-fade' where both brand names will be used in order to sell the changes to existing listeners.
3 Sep 08