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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell

by David Welsh

Crashing down amid rave reviews, Fever To Tell is the first full-length album from New York outfit the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. You have undoubtedly heard…



Martin Gore – Counterfeit 2


With globe trotting stadium electro-poppers Depeche Mode in standby mode, its various members have been given time off to fill their time with whatever it...

David Sneddon – Seven Years – Ten Weeks


The easiest job in the world is to knock plucky reality television talent show contestants. Enter Glaswegian grinner David Sneddon, who basked in glory on...

Goldfrapp – Black Cherry


Felt Mountain is a hard act to follow. Rarely has a first album burst on to the scene with such force as Goldfrapp’s debut, and...

Smash Hits – The Reunion


Smash Hits. It’s been therethroughout the history of pop music, albeit in afortnightly fashion, from the heady days of Toyah,Shaky and Madness to (ugh!) Busted,...

Turbonegro – Scandinavian Leather


The legendary Turbonegro have regrouped after ten years in and out of mental institutions and jails. Dave Grohl, The Hives and current touring partners Queens...

Beck – Royal Albert Hall, London


Sea Change, Beck’s latest release is a very moving and heartfelt affair. Described by Rolling Stone in its five star review as his “his Blood...

Marc et Claude – You Own The Sound


On the face of it Marc et Claudewould appear to have missed the boat. Trance music’sheyday commercially was surely in 1999, with the likesof ATB,...

War Child – Hope


It’s often been the case with charity records that the cause tends to outweigh the music. But the tracks on this Hope album, contributed to...

Waterdown – The Files You Have On Me


The land of the Teutons is not exactly renowned for outstanding services to rock music. For every innovative electronic act, such as Kraftwerk there has...

Tes – X2


Terrence Tessora, AKA Tes, hails from Brooklyn, New York and while the city’s hip-hop heritage permeates this album, this is no old skool pastiche. Tes...

Stephen Malkmus + Graham Coxon @ Royal Festival Hall, London


Tonight’s bill provided an interesting contrast – two artists, both having been in highly successful bands (though admittedly, Pavement‘s success was more critical than Blur‘s...

The Bug – Pressure


If one sound is going to dominate this year, it’ll be the booming noise coming from Jamaica’s dance halls, from house to hip-hop and beyond....

The Donnas – Spend The Night


The Donnas have been objects of cult adoration since they were 16-year-olds playing under-produced, Ramones-styled pop-punk and wearing deliberately kitsch, matching sparkly T-shirts. Now, it...

Dead Man Ray – Cago


Hailing from Belgium, Dead Man Ray are a very different prospect from City Slang’s other two fine bands, Lambchop and Calexico. They’re still stepped in...

Loop Guru – Bathtime With Loop Guru


Salman Gita and Jamuud are the two main members and songwriters of Loop Guru, an ambient/world-music collective that has been releasing albums for over a...

Three Colours Red @ University, Manchester


Back in the country for a small bout of dates, the reformed brit-rockers live is always something special. The Academy venue in the student’s union...

Abandoned Pools – Humanistic


Abandoned Pools is the brainchild of one Tommy Walter, who previously played bass in Eels. They were very much the pet project of Mark ‘E’...

3 Doors Down – Away From The Sun


It takes a good few listens to really get into this album. These good natured Mississippi post grungers are the bland logical conclusion to a...

International Pony – We Love Music


International Pony are the new signings to Skint Records, who of course are home to Fatboy Slim. This is a different prospect though to everyone’s...

Prince – The Rainbow Children


The Purple One returns with his rightful name and a deeply spiritual album – and it’s his best in ages. His trademark funk-jazz sound is...