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

Mike's Mad4these w/c 8 Sep 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 1 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire new single 15 September
2 - KAISER CHIEFS Never Miss A Beat new single 6 October
3 2 GRINDERMAN (NICK CAVE) No Pussy Blues Adam Freeland Mix new single
4 8 JOHN LEGEND Greenlight new single 6 October
5 6 HUMAN Pacey Singer new single 22 September
6 - SNOW PATROL Take Back The City new single 13 October
7 4 THE COURTEENERS That Kiss new single 29 September
8 - CAGE THE ELEPHANT In One Ear re-released single 6 October
9 5 THE FOALS Olympic Airways new single 29 September
10 12 THE STREETS Everything Is Borrowed new single 15 September
11 11 COLD WAR KIDS Something Is Not Right With Me new single 22 September
12 - VV BROWN Crying Blood new single 29 Sep
12 12 THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF YOU Firetruck (Doki Doki) new single 29 September

2 10 JUGGANOTE 7/7 from The 'Don't Stop' EP
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 - click here for a recent setlist. Here's Cardiff Barfly's upcoming Friday live line-up:-
Friday 12th September - The Metros album launch
Friday 19th September - Walker
Friday 26th September - Johnny Foreigner
Friday 3rd October - Wilko Johnson

this week's post ...

Black Daniel
Say Hello / It Gets Cold
new single
What a superb track 'Say Hello' is, kinda Eels-ish and a rumbling 125bpm, distorted spoken vocals over an atmospheric soundtrack. 'It Gets Cold' is again 125bpm
and has drawn comparison's with Queen's 'You're My Best Friend' with it's keyboard intro, but with these ears that's where the similarity ends. Championed by MP's son Eddy Temple Morris, Black Daniel arel from South London and comprise two Londoners, one New Yorker and 'three visions stitched up with love and blood'. Black Daniel are; Craig Louis Higgins Jr on vocals, Liam May on vocals/guitar and Luke May on drums. They describe their own sound as; 'Pulling tape off a hairy chest mixed in with a little bit of Old Spice leftover from Grandpa’s treasure chest'. That's good enough for me, one to watch

Forever The Sickest Kids
Whoah Oh
new single 13 October
143bpm, think Panic at the Disco and that'll give you a good idea of Forever The Sickest Kids. Their debut album 'Underdog Alma Mata' is due on 20 October and
this charming up-beat debut single 'Whoah Oh Me Vs Everyone' arrives a week earlier. Hit potential

Golden Silvers
Magic Touch / Another Universe
new single October
Following Londoners Golden Silvers excellent 'Arrows Of Eros' here's quite a follow-up, another unusual record with a different kind of accoustic emphasis.
The 173bpm hectic Magic Touch is pleasant enough and then the surprisingly mellow, almost mourneful 62bpm piano and vocal accompanying 'Another Universe' shows plenty of Radio 2 Arts Show appeal. Golden Silvers are so different there may be a chance for them here

Katy Perry
One Of The Boys
new album 14 September
Why would Lily Allen be afraid of a chart battle with Katy Perry? Oh yeah Katy's got the lot. These lyrics are on another level, Katy's the edgy teasing temptress who's thoroughly beautiful and knows it while our Lily, though edgy is soft in comparison - still a bit of more of 'Vindaloo' Keith's daughter. "You're so gay and you don't even like boys" and a vid with a barbie like doll pulling action man's pants down to reveal ... yep dickless. 'Thinking Of You' - "Coz when I'm with him I'm thinking of you, he kissed my lips I taste your mouth, he pulled me in I was disgusted with myself". Listing her influences as Queen, Beach Boys, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Alanis, Imogen Heap, Gwen S, your mom and Rufus Wainwright, her one UK tour date at The Scala in London is obviously sold out. It's only bubble gum pop music but this girl got power! See the Thinking Of You vid here

The King Blues
My Boulder
new single 13 October
The King Blues may have a surprise hit here, a 'paen' to friendship which had a tent full singalong at both Reading and Leeds. An important referee in Zane
Lowe who has recommended it already to Sir Noel of (richest club in the world now) Gallagher. It's a good song at around the same tempo as The Fratellis 'Chelsea Dagger' perhaps not quite as easy to singalong with as the 'Dagger' but with radio repetition maybe. See them headline their biggest gig to date at Islington Carling Academy on 22 October. Hit potential

The Last Shadow Puppets
My Mistakes Were Made For You
new single 20 Oct
Alex and co. plan on taking a full orchestra on tour with them, and you can here the subtle additions on this excellent new single which should go Top 5. Sharp
writing, moody atmosphere - brilliant!
see the video here

The Metros
More Money Less Grief
new album 15 September
We helped launch this spunky, punky debut album by The Metros last Friday, an album with twelve lyrically strong if beligerent trax. Former single 'Education Part
2' is a witty little ode, another stand out in this collection is 'Sexual Riot'. Things are looking good for the band at the moment but it would be unwise to count too manty chickens before they've hatched, when they played at Cardiff Barfly recently having pulled in around eighty fans in they lost a few important ones (management / cleaners) with their Banksy like love of grafitti and dissin'. A reasonable debut, tip 'Sexual Riot' for the next single

New Education
new single 27 October
From Stoke-On-Trent come New Education with plenty of 140bpm power riffing on the new single 'Today', a Liam-esque vocal delivery 'it's time to short your
shit out', top track. Then there's the pleasantly surprisingly stripped down 147bpm self titled 'New Education' accoustic guitar and vocal only, it's good. I like it

Red Light Company
Scheme Eugene
new single October
Another fine anthemic single from Red Light Company, the clever 135bpm 'Scheme Eugene' short and sweet at around 2 mins 45 secs could pick up important radio play for the band. Hit potential

The Raid
Oh Lillee
new single 27 October
Winners of Zane Lowe's Fresh Meat, here comes an excellent single fro The Rivers. The 127bpm 'Oh Lillee' - not sure if she's related to the Lily Pete Townshends has fondly recalled pictures of but it sounds like she may be. It's a pounding track and at at around three mins, pretty well perfect

The Rivers
Love Or Whatever
new single 6 October
Brighton band The Rivers new download only single 'Love Or whatever' romps along around 120/240bpm's, very uptempo, catchy atmosphere, lyrics. Two years non stop touring, 160 shows. you may have seen them support for Kooks, maximo Park and The Enemy. It's a nice song, not sure it's strong enough to break through, second track 'Heroine Hero' is jaunty 160bpm accoustic guitar and vocal and again a pleasant enough lighter playlist item.

Scars On Broadway
Wind Long Gone
new single 6 October
A strong 161bpm, short sharp 3 minutes as you'd expect from former SOAD'er Daron - a stand-out track from the Scars debut album, this should deliver more airplay for the album and is worthy of a chart chance

The Midnight Resistance
new EP 13 October
Five tracks feature here with an strong opener 'Trinity' with it's hookline 'genocide'. South London trio Sleepercurve have invented their own genreof which to boss. Dystopian Space Rock ... yes. Influences like Interpol, Elbow, Biffy, Depeche Mode, Soundgarden and Smashing pumpkins can be heard here. Another uptempo track, the 140bpm 'Suffer', and then mmm it's a kind of spooky, keyboards to the fore with two very bare slow tunes the 65bpm 'Trust' and the very unusually titled slow/fast 70-175bpm 'Old Lady' ???. Then the 147bpm six minute finale 'Slaves'. Sleepercurve could find a home, but it's a bit grim this Dystopian thang. Unusual value

To The Bones
new single 22 September
Hey this is a good single, at 168bpm as the press release describes To The Bones - imagine Hawkwind & QOTSA or Motorhead & The Pixies. There's a bit of a hooky chant going on and To the Bones have won some important admirers - that well known UK-based charter firm Astraeus pilot Bruce Dickinson, who in his spare time is Iron Maiden bossman, Xfm's Kennedy and One's Lowe. A good ad for the band, excellent

Towers Of London
Naked On The Dancefloor
new single 22 September
Oh I really like this band but I wish Donnie hadn't gone on Big Brothel. I know his probable idol Sir Jon of Rotten did Celebrity bolloks but he's establishment inne. For me the thing is with towers Of london they're not really punk, more glam T.Rex-ish gone a bit cabaret. It's an interesting task in these I Kissed a Girl, Sex On Fire days to continue the trend by writing I saw her 'Naked On The Dancefloor', and it's a steady 123bpm, but I don't know, maybe they just missed the boat. See them on tour in October, Manchester Academy, Birmingham, ULU London, Glasgow, Nottingham, Southampton and York Fibbers. These guys will have been well worthy support for Guns'n Roses and New York Dolls and I like the sound of the new track 1984 (Nanny Nation) due when their new album is unleashed soon. Check our March 2007 Mad4it pics with Towers Of London here

The View
new single 27 October
5Rebeccas and one's a junkie ... Owen Morris has produced this first taste of The View's new as yet untitled album due in 2009. It's a bit of a surprise .. again a pacey 166bpm .. headsdown boogie or Tayside sea shanty? I'm not sure but The View are much requested and there is a certain charm here which should see Top Ten for sure

You Me At Six
Jealous Minds Think Alike
new single 29 September
Surrey quintet You Me At Six are releasing their much anticipated debut album 'Take Off Your Colours' on 6 October through Slam Dunk Records, and their new single 'Jealous Minds Think Alike' on 29 September. A spunky 173bpm, 'punchy singalong' again kind of American emo soundalike a full UK tour is due in October to showcase their album. Good name, chart chance

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

this week
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

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





















Top 40 - Sun 7 Sep 08

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

1 1 6 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

2 2 2 ERIC PRYDZ Pjanoo

3 new PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

4 3 6 RHIANNA Disturbia

5 4 7 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

6 7 4 MADCON Beggin'

7 5 3 BIFFY CLYRO Mountains

8 6 9 KID ROCK All Summer Long


10 9 5 THE VERVE Love Is Noise


11 10 8 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On


13 13 12 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

14 23 2 MILEY CYRUS See You Again

15 15 3 ALPHABEAT Boyfriend


17 new STEVE MAC Paddy's Revenge

18 39 2 NE-YO Miss Independent

19 14 4 LITTLE JACKIE World Should Revolve Around Me

20 12 2 GLASVEGAS Daddy's Gone


21 new DUFFY Stepping Stone

22 16 18 NE-YO Closer

23 30 4 KEANE Spiralling

24 18 13 MADONNA Give It To Me

25 25 4 TAIO CRUZ She's Like A Star

26 20 22 GABRIELLA CILME Sweet About Me

27 22 0 BASSHUNTER All I Ever Wanted

28 26 15 CHRIS BROWN Forever

29 17 3 THE AUTOMATIC Steve McQueen

30 21 13 TING TINGS Shut Up & Let Me Go



32 29 17 RIHANNA Take A Bow

33 24 11 IRONIC Stay With Me

34 new NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Summertime

35 new FLOBOTS Handlebars

36 27 5 NELLY with AKON & ASHANTI Body On Me

37 33 39 NICKELBACK Rock Star

38 34 19 DUFFY Warwick Avenue


40 37 8 THE SCRIPT We Cry

Leon's are King

I can't get over how powerful Kings Of Leon's new song is. KOL are always a popular request. Johnny Wing first booked them for our Mad4it night at Cardiff Barfly back in 2002, but hey this new song's on another level. Following an overwhelmingly positive response to 'Sex On Fire' I've power-played it, ie played the song three times at our four most recent nights, yep start, middle and end of night, bear in mind these are four and six hour sets - the dancefloor and singalong response is phenomenal. You may think with a title like 'Sex on Fire' the vid would be a bit tacky. No way, it's a briliant production with a simple but effect use of minimal but atmospheric images. Check out what should be a future number one here

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T I Whatever You Like

2 2 RHIANNA Disturbia

3 9 PINK So What

4 3 CHRIS BROWN Forever

5 6 MIA Paper Planes


7 7 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

8 8 NE-YO Closer

9 - JASON MRAZ I'm Yours

10 4 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

Get drunk, I'm your mate

Radio DJ's are under fire for comments which encourage drinking. Researchers from Bristol-based University of the West of England looked at 1,200 hours of output across six BBC and commercial stations.
Less than half the 703 comments made on air about alcohol encouraged drinking, but in extracts involving just presenters that figure was 73%.
Chris Moyles, BBC Radio 1's breakfast show presenter, came in for particular criticism in the report.
A Chris Moyles conversation withTV chef Gordon Ramsay, in which Mr Moyles was trying to encourage him to go for a drink, is noted in the report.
When Mr Ramsay agreed to go for one pint, the presenter responded: "One pint! [laughs]... likely. Why don't you let me take you out for a few beers and then one of the famous kebabs from the local kebab shop near me."
But a BBC Radio 1 spokesman said: "We don't agree that our presenters encourage a culture of drinking. In fact, throughout this week we have run a high-profile campaign on the radio and online asking listeners to think about the amount of alcohol they drink and how it could affect their health, looks and behaviour."
The Ofcom broadcasting code stipulates that TV and radio programmes should not "condone, encourage or glamorise" alcohol misuse before the watershed - Unless there is "editorial justification".
Some 13% of the monitored comments encouraged drinking to excess, the research funded by the Department of Health and Home Office found.
The study focused on radio programmes aimed at young people broadcast between December 2007 and February this year.
The stations included BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss 101, Key 103, Galaxy Birmingham and Kerrang! Radio.
The report for the British Sociological Association in Brighton, criticised DJs for using terms such as "ruined" and "lashed".
In total, presenters were responsible for 244 of 703 comments.
Lead researcher Professor Norma Daykin said: "Alcohol and a hangover was frequently positioned as a marker of a good night out. The notion of not drinking alcohol to enjoy yourself seemed unthinkable."