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The Best Of ’05 As Chosen By The Best Of ’06: iLiKETRAiNS

by Tim Lee

The Best Of ’05 Chosen By The Best Of ’06:iLiKETRAiNSiLiKETRAiNS – also fond of cheesy snacks iLiKETRAiNS aren’t exactly cheery, that’s true.But have you been…




Flipron


Flipron are a four-piece band that produce an otherworldly collision of bittersweet melody and vaudeville panache.The band’s debut album Fancy Blues And Rustique Novelties features...

Marillion


Marillion recently released their latest album, Anoraknophobia, relying on innovative techniques to get the record to their considerable fanbase, 12,000 of whom stumped up the...

Review of 2005: London Theatre


2005 has been something of a mixed year for London theatre, throwing up some real gems as well as some major let downs.Revivals of Schiller...

The Best Of ’05 As Chosen By The Best Of ’06: Guillemots


Guillemots are a London based pop quartet tipped for the top in 2006. Even if you didn’t know a thing about them, you could probably...

Interview – Killswitch Engage


Having cancelled European dates mid-tour last month, as guitarist Adam D was hospitalised with a recurring back injury, it looked like daylight was indeed dying...

Interview – Ben Kweller


Baby-faced singer/songwriter Ben Kweller has come a long way personally and professionally since fronting the teen-punk band Radish in the late 1990s, releasing 2002’s Sha...

Interview – Damageplan


On 9 December 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed by an obsessive fan as he entered his apartment building in New York City.Twenty-four years...

Interview – Amp Fiddler


One commentator called the success of Jimi Hendrix “the sideman’s revenge”.Before making it big in the UK, Hendrix had been a demonstrative and flamboyant performer...

Interview – The Crimea


The Crimea’s Tragedy Rocks is the sort of album title that immediately makes you sit up and take notice, and the same can be said...

Interview – Fear Factory


Having surfaced well before nu-metal was a twinkling in a journalist’s eye; traversed the angst-ridden movement with superior strength; and subsequently resurfaced on the other...

Interview – Indigo Girls


Atlanta’s trailblazing, Grammy Award-winning lesbian folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls, are unleashing a new album – Become You – and it’s being touted as a “back...

Interview: Aidan Moffat (L Pierre)


The dreaded side project. Many natural resources have been squandered servicing the moments when the spiritually unfulfilled members of the rhythm section decide it’s their...

Interview: Midlake


Midlake’s front man Tim Smith is sat crumpled on a rickety chair amidst the bookcases and pianos on the upper floor of the beautiful Wilton’s...

Interview: Paleday


Paleday seem to have set out to break some moulds by endorsing any they see fit to use. The seven-piece, fronted by writing partners Anthony...

Interview – Rowetta


Interview: RowettaRowetta.Eagle eyed Happy Mondays fans will have noticed a familiar face in the last series of ITV1’s hit show The X-Factor – former Mondays...

Interview – The Subways


Hertfordshire trio The Subways are taking the music scene by storm.Barely out of their teens, they’ve just signed a major label record deal and are...

Interview – Indigo Girls: Amy Ray


Let us introduce you to a taste of some of the rawest, edgiest music to hitstudios lately and to pass through Indigo Girl Amy Ray’s...

Interview – Billy Talent


Canadian punk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll band Billy Talent are making great shakes in their homeland and its geographically smaller Southern neighbour.Although they’re still a fairly...

Interview – Gratitude


Supporting South Wales’ prime exponents of what’s become known as “nu-emo” amongst those who make up music genres, Funeral For A Friend, Gratitude have much...