Leeds are back on top with a powering new Kaiser Chiefs single, watch the vid here

Mike's Mad4these w/c 15 Sep 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 2 KAISER CHIEFS Never Miss A Beat new single 6 October
2 12 VV BROWN Crying Blood new single 29 Sep YouTubeVideo
3 5 HUMAN Pacey Singer new single 22 September
4 4 JOHN LEGEND Greenlight new single 6 October
5 8 CAGE THE ELEPHANT In One Ear re-released single 6 October
6 1 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire new single 15 September
7 - KATY PERRY Ur So Gay / Thinking Of You / Hot N Cold all from the 'One Of The Boys' album out 14 September YouTubeVideo
8 - BLACK DANIEL Say Hello new single 20 October
9 - THE LAST SHOW PUPPETS My Mistakes Were Made For You new single 20 October
10 - THE VIEW 5Rebbeccas new single 27 October
11 6 SNOW PATROL Take Back The City new single 13 October
12 7 THE COURTEENERS That Kiss new single 29 Sep Video
12 9 THE FOALS Olympic Airways new single 29 Sep
12 3 GRINDERMAN (NICK CAVE) No Pussy Blues Adam Freeland Mix new single

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 19th September -
Friday 26th September - Johnny Foreigner
Friday 3rd October - Wilko Johnson
Friday 10th October - Jeremy Warmesley

On stage with The Metros winners @ Cardiff Barfly
On stage with The Metros winners @ Cardiff Barfly
On stage with The Metros winners @ Cardiff Barfly
On stage with The Metros winners @ Cardiff Barfly
On stage with The Metros winners @ Cardiff Barfly

this week's post ...

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

Ben Folds
Way To Normal
new album 29 September
Ben Folds third album as a solo artist since the break up of Ben Folds Five is a merry affair with the usual wry set of lyrical gems. Superb production, mostly recorded at his home studio in Nashville and produced by Dennis Herring of Elvis Costello/Modest Mouse/Hives fame. Intriguing titles like 'Kylie From Connecticut' in which Folds exorcizes the ghost of his two year battle of divorce finalized in 2007. Then there's the fearfully titled 'Hiroshima (BBB Benny Hits His Head)' a bizarre pastiche of Elton John's 'Benny & The Jets', 'Bitch Went Nuts', 'The Frown Song' and 'Brainwascht'. Then there's 'Effington' and 'Before Cologne' - which, precedes a song called ... 'Cologne'. Regina Spektor guests on the excellent 'You Don't Know Me' and The Ben Folds Five have reformed with their original line-up to play a couple of gigs for the first time in ten years. An eccentric and major talent returns with a great new set of songs

Cut Off Your Hands
Happy as Can Be
new single 13 October
Bernard Butler has produced this new single from Cut Off Your Hands. Their last single 'Expectations' was Australian iTunes single of the week in early September and the thundering 160bpm 'Happy As Can Be' should easily consolidate that success

Ida Maria
Oh My God
new single 3 November
'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked' will be a tough hit to follow, when you see a full house lapping up every word, teasing eachother with enthusiastic community singing you get a good idea what a great pop song it is. Ida's album is packed full of gems perhaps not all as immediate as 'Naked' or 'Stella' but nevertheless there's a fair chance the equally pacey 172bpm 'Oh My God' should see some Top 40 action

Death Magnetic
new album 12 September
Released on a Friday and selling enough to overhaul Glasvegas debut on two days sales to go straight to number one. It's not surprising, Metallica are back and their trademark metal has never been out of style. Already much requested 'Cyanide' is an early favourite but 'Death Magnetic' is produced by Rick Rubin, includes the eight minute number 19 hit 'The Day That Never Comes' and is flawless from start to finish.

Neil Halstead
Queen Bee
new single
Pulling in at a pleasant 102bpm stroll, 'Queen Bee' is probably too mellow to cut through but nice enough

Primal Scream v Calvin Harris
Uptown Remix Package
new single 27 October
Yep this is definately the second single. it's great in it's original album version, and now there's a superb 120bpm remix courtesy of Mr Hot Too trot - Calvin Harris. trademark 'Dance Wiv You' slow intro then the irresistable electro beat kicks in. Perhaps it's record company feeling their way a bit, but the one word chorus gets the message over and the it's a top notch rhythm track

Great Escape
new single 6 October
140bpm, again another powerful short sharp shock from The Rifles, again not sure it's strong enough to break through but it should please some of their faithful at least

This City
We Move
new single 22 September
Signed to Oxford based Alcopop Records, Brighton's ThisCity release this 166bpm 'We Move' as a limited edition single this week. You may have seen them support Rival Schools or on the Huw Stephens Radio One Introducing Stage at Latitude. A powerful, barnstormer of a tune the band use to open their live shows, I'm not sure it's strong enough to break through the pack of similars

Wave Machines
The Greatest Escape We Ever Made
new single 27 October
Based at their St Brides Church HQ in Liverpool, Wave Machines have been arranging their own multi media Art, Music and Literary events and do offer something irresistably different. As the press release says 'a ghostly pop of shape shifting white funk' ! It reminds me of a Tom Tom Club / CSS hybrid. 'The Greatest Escape We Ever Made' chugs along at around 120bpm with enthusiastic vocals 'I talked to you on telephones we made, from tin cans we found lying in the shade'. In an eye-catching move Wave Machines officially launch this new single at The Elgar Room in The Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 30 October, hmm. Well Worthy, I hope they score a lucky hit


















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

this week
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

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

Hope you had a good week ... Kings Of Leon straight to the top, Cliff Richard in at three fifty years after his debut 'Schoolboy Crush' was released in July 1958 and McFly's lowest ever entry at 23. Nine new entries and two re-entries from Elbow and Sam Sparrow. Lovely - it's a watershed

Top 40 Sun 14 Sep 08

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

1 new KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire

2 1 7 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

3 new CLIFF RICHARD Thank You For A Lifetime

4 3 2 PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

5 4 7 RHIANNA Disturbia

6 2 3 ERIC PRYDZ Pjanoo

7 5 8 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

8 6 5 MADCON Beggin'

9 8 10 KID ROCK All Summer Long

10 7 4 BIFFY CLYRO Mountains


11 14 3 MILEY CYRUS See You Again



14 18 3 NE-YO Miss Independent

15 10 6 THE VERVE Love Is Noise


17 13 13 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

18 35 2 FLOBOTS Handlebars

19 11 9 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On

20 17 2 STEVE MAC Paddy's Revenge


21 new IGLU & HARTLEY In This City

22 15 4 ALPHABEAT Boyfriend

23 new McFLY Lies

24 new BASSHUNTER Angel In The Night

25 23 5 KEANE Spiralling


27 22 19 NE-YO Closer

28 21 2 DUFFY Stepping Stone

29 new FLO RIDA & WILL I AM In The Ayer

30 20 3 GLASVEGAS Daddy's Gone


31 25 5 TAIO CRUZ She's Like A Star

32 28 16 CHRIS BROWN Forever

33 new QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS C-lebrity

34 24 14 MADONNA Give It To Me

35 re-entry 2 ELBOW One Day Like This

36 re-entry 25 SAM SPARRO Black & Gold

37 new MIA Paper Planes

38 19 5 LITTLE JACKIE World Should Revolve Around Me

39 27 11 BASSHUNTER All I Ever Wanted

40 new SONNY J Can't Stop Moving

new shops, no customers

With the credit crunch biting deeper daily it's harder and harder to have any faith in the spew that comes forth frequently from the centre of power. The far fetched nonsense we are hearing, reading and indeed seeing begs the question, was it always like this? Perhaps the past offers some kind of map to the future....

1942 Churchill in Glasgow, on Hitlers claim the Nazi's had won the war

Classic Album 1946
His Finest Hour
The Speeches of Winston Churchill

Can't help feeling that much of this would be banned in 2008 but if you've ever felt like a voice in the wilderness track two 'The Causes Of War' recorded a good five years before the outbreak of war in 1939 offers plenty of food for thought. Perhaps, just perhaps if the lone voice of Churchill had influence over Chamberlain's incompetant government of the thirties the disaster of World War Two could have been avoided. 20 million Russian, six million Jews and 100,000 British perished. An album devoid of any musical soundtrack, which is so on the cutting edge of thought : a soundtrack of spirit raising speech continues through Britain's declaration of war in 39 to the Battle Of Britain when Hitler and the Nazis were just twenty miles away in Calais. The words on these historical recordings as powerful and spirit defining as ever. Though Churchill rallied the free world to victory over the Nazi's in May 1945, he was voted out of office in a landslide general election defeat just two months later. Ominously, track twelve again features Churchill's warnings of Stalin's Iron Curtain and a new Russian Empire in Europe in 1946.
Is democracy failing? "Never despair" said Churchill - Click here for his final speech to the House Of Commons, at the end of his second term as Prime Minister on St David's Day 1955. A hopeful yet chilling vision of the future. "It was listened to with deep respect and almost total silence in a packed Chamber. It contains the last of the remembered Churchill phrases "... safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation".

The two final sentences are regarded as Churchill's farewell to the House of Commons and to the British people and have inspired the compiling of a radio return. I'm just in the process of choosing some exceptional tunes new and old to accompany some choice Churchill words for a special edition of Radio2xs' The Attic to be broadcast on a Sunday night from 10.15pm. More details on this detour coming soon

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T I Whatever You Like

2 3 PINK So What

3 2 RHIANNA Disturbia

4 4 CHRIS BROWN Forever

5 5 MIA Paper Planes

6 9 JASON MRAZ I'm Yours

7 7 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

8 8 NE-YO Closer

9 - FLO RIDA & WILL I AM In The Ayer


London's Heart Breakfast man Jamie Theakston

Have a Heart Nearly 30 local radio stations are to be re-named Heart as part of a shake-up by Global Radio, Red Dragon's owner. Twenty-eight stations across the UK including Invicta in Kent, GWR in Bristol and Severn Sound in Gloucester will be re-branded.
The new Heart stations will keep their own breakfast and drivetime shows, but the rest of the content will be syndicated across the entire network. The changes will take place over the next 12 to 18 months. Three stations in London, the West Midlands and the East Midlands currently make up the Heart network.
Other local station names to get the chop include Chiltern Radio, Coast in north Wales, Gemini FM in Torquay and Horizon Radio in Milton Keynes. The change is designed to make it easier to sell more advertising on a national level and to attract more listeners to the stations. Global Radio has predicted the new Heart network will reach about six million adult listeners per week, mostly across the southern half of the UK.
source 18 Sep 08