VV La Vida, watch 'Crying For Blood' here

Mike's Mad4these w/c 29 Sep 08
Choice new CD's - Click below for the latest on each artist

1 1 VV BROWN Crying Blood new single 3 Nov MySpace
2 12 WAVE MACHINES The Greatest Escape We Ever Made new single 27 October
3 8 SNOW PATROL Take Back The City new single 13 October
4 - SASH Raindrops Kindervater Remix / La Primavera Static Shokx Remix from 'The Best Of Sash' album 20 October
5 - THE KILLS Cheap & Cheerful (Sebastian Remix) promo
6 - DAVID GUETTA & CHRIS WILLIS Tomorrow Can Wait new single 27 October
7 6 THE LAST SHOW PUPPETS My Mistakes Were Made For You new single 20 October YouTubeVideo
8 7 PRIMAL SCREAM vs CALVIN HARRIS Uptown new single 27 October
9 9 THE VIEW 5Rebbeccas new single 27 October
10 5 BLACK DANIEL Say Hello new single 20 October
11 - TEAM WATERPOLO So Called Summer new single 27 Oct
12 - YOUNG RIVAL Too Hip from new EP
12 - YOU ME AT SIX Jealous Minds Think Alike new single 29 September
12 3 JOHN LEGEND Greenlight new single 6 October

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Here's Cardiff Barfly's upcoming Friday live line-up:-

Friday 3rd October - Wilko Johnson
Friday 10th October - Jeremy Warmesley

this week's post ...

new single
"You're moving too slow, you're off the pace.." lyrics which set the tone for another unusual record. This is quite dancey at 120bpm's and a spoken word tune
which is fairly accesible over a straight guitar based rhythm track. It always sounds appealing to me, there's quite an art to it don't you know. the Pursuit Of Happiness and A House mastered it, Flobots and erm possibly The Beatles on tunes like 'I Am the Walrus' and 'Yellow Submarine' although they had the disadvantage of strong melody too. Nevertheless Burningpilot should pick up some deserved airplay with this, that's a catchy hook that "you're off the pace .. "

Dana Nana Aykroyd
Pink Sabbath
new single 6 October
DNA are on tour with Johnny Foreigner and are about to record their debut album in New York City with Machine of Fall Out Boy, Lamb Of God and Every Time I
Die credits. 'Pink Sabbath' begins with grungey guitars at a medium 92bpm before ripping into a noisy paced up 190bpm, short sharp and not sweet but loud enough to be noticed. Track two 'Chrome Rainbow' sounds remarkably similar, like Motorhead on speed if that's possible

Detroit Socail Club
Rivers & Rainbows / Silver
new single 27 October
A steady, gruesome slab of 90bpm Newcastle
"I swear I'll always need you" leads the chorus on Detroit Social Club's debut single 'Rivers & Rainbows'. 'Silver' has a funky dark bass feel again with a very unusual atmosphere complimented by harmonic and a brief repetitious guitar line, vocals spoken as in a church prayer, very bizarre. Written and produced by David Burn at The Garage and mixed by Mike Crossley at Miloco, a stand-out from the pack

David Guetta & Chris Willis
Tomorrow Can Wait
new single 27 October
'F**k Me David Guetta's Famous' and more so with the third hit single from his album 'Pop Life' Five mixes here produced by Tocadisco and again featuring the
superb vocals of Chris Willis should see The Eggman easily hatch a Top Twenty floorfiller (sic). 'Love Is Gone' has clocked up 20 million views on YouTube so watch ouyt for this, here in five mixes The Tocadisco Evil Mix, The Arias Seat Ibiza Remix, The Sharam DG Edit and the three minute Radio and six minute Club versions. Brilliant

Fall Out Boy
I Don't Care
new single 20 October
Yeah another great tune bodes well for their new album. A chunky 135bpm, I can almost hear a little Depeche Mode Personal Jesus Riffing here. It's got great
Top Five potential even though after hitting number forty on downloads alone last week it's dropped back a little this week.

Fight With Tools
new album 29 September
An awesome work of art, a thirteen chaptered book cleverly assembled into thirteen politcal representations. Well these guys are sitting high up another four places to 14 on the top twenty, their debut album released this week. Politics and music, love songs all part of the tapestry of pop, Flobots have just supported Rage Against The Machine at the Democratic National Convention ... aren't Rage signed to Sony? And Flobots are signed to Island. I was just reading some internet gib on Hollywood importing The Beatles to America in the wake of JFK's death to further the work started by Elvis of unravelling America's 'pure' pre-rock n roll lifestyle with some evil ends. As Agatha Christie said "they ever will believe the lie, those who see with not through the eye". 'Fight With Tools' is like a new Rage / Disposable Heroes album, political and very wordy from start to finish. Titles like 'Same Thing', 'Combat', 'We Are Winning', 'Your Mind', 'Stand Up' and title track 'Fight With Tools' .... Take 'Mayday' -
"US is not US and US is not we and we are not satisfied, we are tired of the same thing and we're ready to make change ... " The only lyric missing on 'Mayday' is Vote Obama. Then there's UK bonus track 'Iraq' for which perhaps for reasons of space no lyric sheet is provided. This is strong stuff very clever, I hope it's not misguided, and leading up to what would be an enormnous disappointment. If you think McCain's the man for the job you'll probably hate it, but Barack is ahead in the polls and Flobots 'Handlebars' is up another four places to 14 on the top twenty. An essential album

Honey Ryder
Fly Away Remixed
new single 6 October
Honey Ryder aka London based Martyn Shone and Lindsay O'Mahoney scored a surprise top thirty success with their debut single 'Numb' a couple of months
back and now they're set to release their debut album 'Rising Up' on 13 October. 'Fly Away' comes in eight fine mixes from Papercuts, Fat Buddah, Howlin Wolf, the 132bpm Ortega Gold & Vocal and our favoured mix - The 129bpm MHC Vocal. Top Twenty this time?

Jeremy Warmsley
Dancing With The Enemy
new single 15 September
Indie Folk Rocker Jeremy will be at Cardiff Barfly Mad4it on Friday 10th October to purvey his eccentric humour and arrangements. 'Dancing With The Enemy' is wonderfully titled and a kind of a plinkety plonk piano rasping up to 128bpm with intimate vocals and arrangement.
"The video depicts a love affair between a German soldier and a young English woman on the channel islands during World War II. The song itself was inspired by a history book that depicted such controversial relationships that often arose during this time. Some English families were obliged to accommodate German soldiers in their houses. Whilst shamed by their communities "dancing with the enemy' sets out to celebrate such an affair as a triumph of love over circumstance. The video was also intended to be comedic and to satirise the the lunacy of war (for example the self mockery of the goose stepping), as well as being romantic and touching". Then there's the unusual topics of 'My Void' and the near six minute epic 'My Grandmother'. An aquired taste I imagine Jools Holland will be warming too. A great story song with a great vid for £500, see it here

The Kills
Tape Song / Cheap & Cheerful Remixes

new single 3 November
'Cheap & Chearful' originally released as a single back in March comes in a couple of remixes here. At around 129bpm, the Sebastian Remix is inyaface and well
groovy, the Fake Blood mix is not quite as 'pop'. Great duo, The Kills played at one of our nights five years back, these remixes hopefully available commercially soon with their new single 'Tape Song' due on 3 November

new album 22 September
This is a brilliant debut packed with possible singles ... 'Magic', 'Manipulating Woman', 'My Delirium', 'Professional Suicide' ... 'Back Of The Van, ... 'Dusk Til Dawn' I
really like this lady, Pip Brown from New Zealand. A great upbeat collection with five of the thirteen songs produced by Pascal Gabriel of S-Express, Kylie, New Order, Bomb The Bass production credit. The excellent single 'Paris Is Burning' is included - it's a four and nine tenths out of five star performance

album released March 08
Much interest in MIA now Paper Planes has scored such massive success in the USA and now at number 19 in the UK. A strangely favourable result perhaps
for a Sri Lankan lady, daughter of a Tamil Tiger who moved to Britian in childhood studied art, returned to Sri Lanka and moved to New York to start a new life and family. At 31 years of age, she's right on the edge mixing political thought with the 'pop' sound. 'Paper Planes' is a strange montage of unease, appealing and appalling at the same time. This is a powerful lady with some powerful ideas ---

Robots In Disguise
The Tears
new single 8 September
We love The Robots, they played a great set at Mad4it a little while back. Check to see the pics. This is a fine single, sooner or
later they'll be top forty, maybe The Tears will crack it

The Best Of Sash
new album 20 October
Wow it's ten years since 'Encore Une Fois' and 'Equador' and here comes a best of with a difference. These great hits are now followed by updated mixes for
2008 and each one is a gem. For 'Encore' Sash has taken a leaf out of Basshunter's book and the track now chugs along at 140bpm and features a song 'Raindrops' sung by Stunt, a surefire Top Tenner. Then there's a powering 128bpm Javi Mula and Joan Reyes remix of 'Equador', Cedric Gervais (no relation to Ricky) remixes 'Stay' again 128bpm and an absolutely superb 130bpm Static Shokx remix of 'La Prima Vera'. Tina Cousins is again in evidence on the 7th Heaven remix of Mysterious Ways, again a chunky new rhythm track and Tina's voacls make it once again a strong hit contender. Tasty DJ beats from Sash all over again - BIG!

Team Waterpolo Cool
So Called Summer
new single 27 October
Preston band Team Waterpolo have plenty of UK tour dates lined up, they play at Cardiff Barfly on Thursday 9 October. An unusual off-beat pop sound to this
and a great title. Team Waterpolo with 'So Called Summer' on YoYo Acapulco Records sounds just about right, a stand-out track that could win airplay and become a surprise hit

VV Brown
Crying Blood Remixes
new single 3 November
'Crying Blood' is a fine pop song now with four new mixes good to go. Favourite here is the 144bpm Andrew Weatherall mix, he's kind of muddied it up and
added a weird bassline. Also included are The Moody Boyz Remix and Dub and a 127bpm mix by Hannah Holland. Great

Young Rival
Your Island
new EP
From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Young Rival have recorded this new six track EP in Haboken, New Jersey once home to Frank Sinatra. With a certain different
something in their style, six songs recorded at Dubway Studios include the 150bpm 'Your Island' at 2'10", 'Poisonous Moves' at 136bpm and 2'40". The catchy 140bpm 'Too Hip' with it's lush bassline, finale the 132bpm 'The Haunt' has an intriguing accoustic intro before winding up to 132bpm. This is a good slice of work, some interesting songs and worthy of attention

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

this week
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

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
























Eleven new entries this week, joint highest of the year and the most in the top ten, three. Ah, the recession's over!

Top 40 Sun 28 Sep 08

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

1 1 3 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire

2 2 9 KATY PERRY I Kissed A Girl

3 5 9 RIHANNA Disturbia

4 3 4 PUSSYCAT DOLLS When I Grow Up

5 14 3 IGLU & HARTLEY In This City


7 new JAMES MORRISON You Make It Real

8 new SUGABABES Girls

9 9 5 NE-YO Miss Independent

10 new FAITH HILL There You'll Be


11 15 2 JENNIFER HUDSON Spotlight

12 7 7 MADCON Beggin'

13 10 2 WILL YOUNG Changes

14 18 14 4 FLOBOTS Handlebars 70

15 8 10 THE SCRIPT The Man Who Can't Be Moved

16 new KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

17 4 3 McFLY Lies

18 13 12 KID ROCK All Summer Long

19 23 3 MIA Paper Planes

20 11 5 ERIC PRYDZ Pjanoo


21 22 3 BASSHUNTER Angel In The Night

22 17 6 BIFFY CLYRO Mountains

23 16 5 MILEY CYRUS See You Again



26 new ALICIA KEYS & JACK WHITE Another Way To Die

27 25 15 COLDPLAY Viva La Vida

28 26 21 NE-YO Closer

29 new KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody

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

31 21 4 STEVE MAC Paddy's Revenge

32 24 8 THE VERVE Love Is Noise


34 27 11 NOAH & THE WHALE Five Years On

35 new IRONIK I Wanna Be Your Man

36 28 6 ALPHABEAT Boyfriend

37 30 7 TAIO CRUZ She's Like A Star

38 new PINK So What

39 re-entry 3 ELBOW One Day Like This

40 32 18 CHRIS BROWN Forever

Did You Know?

Did you know Jonathan King created The Brits? In 1987 he wrote & hosted The Brits for the BBC. It was acclaimed as the best Brits ever. He invented the name The Brits for that year's show... it was an acronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show

Great Stuff

Gordon the Great, thank you. It was global not national events that caused us to sell Britain's nuclear power industry to the French Government. As the balance of world power shifted decisively away from West to East we resemble spectators. As the world's axis moved from the world's most powerful nation to the nation with the world's largest population, from a near bankrupt USA to a cash flush China. Western powers can only brace themselves and look on as the USA's now fragile super power economy is being propped up in part by money from the China's communist government.

Ah heady days eh? I wonder what Adolf would make of it.

An unlikely civil rights campaigner has emerged in the form of Noel Edmunds (pictured above) (or is that someone else). Deal Or No Deal star Noel, the man responsible for the success of Mr Blobby is refusing to pay his TV Licence in protest at government bullying (a feature for his new Sky 1 show 'Noel's HQ'). On a fat BBC contract Noel collected a reputed £4m per annum for three years after Noel's House Party was axed early. He must have upset someone very senior because towards the end of it's run Noel was frequently humiliated on air. Each week something would go wrong. It became a series of back room cock-ups, live phone calls ringing and ringing and props not working properly as important production staff were transferred to other shows against Noel's wishes.

Edmonds has also commented in favour of stricter immigration policies in the United Kingdom, feeling that the country is "full", as well as building more prisons and reducing crime and youth violence. Edmonds says he stopped payment on his T.V licence in early 2008, in response to the way the BBC enforce collection of the licence. Edmonds declared that it is wrong to "threaten" and "badger" people, in response to large fines and jail which can be used as enforcement for non-payment. However TV Licensing claim that Edmonds does have a valid current TV licence. Noel champion of the put upon, can't fault it and a Happy 60th Birthday for 22 December

The Courteeners have been announced as The Stereophonics special guests on their greatest hits UK tour in December

Razorlight will be going out on tour from 10 November 2008 opening with a gig at Exeter University and taking in Brixton Academy, the Corn Exchange Edinburgh and Glasgow's Barrowlands along the way

America's Hot 100

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

1 1 T.I. Whatever You Like

2 1 PINK So What

3 - KANYE WEST Love Lockdown

4 3 RHIANNA Disturbia

5 - TAYLOR SWIFT Love Story

6 4 MIA Paper Planes

7 7 NE-YO Closer

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

9 - KATY PERRY Hot N Cold

10 9 ESTELLE & KANYE WEST American Boy