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Gary Numan - Exposure

Gary Numan – Exposure

by Michael Hubbard

There isn’t an electropop top 10 going that doesn’t include Gary Numan somewhere in it. Songs like Cars and Are Friends Electric? firmly established him…



Tetra Splendour – Splendid Animation


Originally hailing from Porthcawl in South Wales, Tetra Splendour have set about creating an album that reflects their need to break away from small town...

Antihero + Miss Black America @ The Dublin Castle, London


I love the idea of seedy bars with low ceilings and smoky air, cigarettesand alcohol. It’s my perfect habitat. The Dublin Castle is just like...

Jeff Martin – Still


With flowing beats and rhythmic guitar, Still is simple but efficiently produced, capturing the natural reverberation expertly. The soft flow of rhythm makes you drift...

Goldfinger @ Garage, London


I have to start this off with an admission. I am a fan of Goldfinger and have been this sorry way for about three years....

Moby – 18


For a man with an intriguingly eccentric career path, Play was manna from Heaven. Not only did it sound interesting in a chilled-out, accessible way,...

Van Morrison – Down The Road


One of several old duffers who still push out records now and again (see also Dr John, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan), Van Morrison’s effective...

Number One Son @ Barfly, Cardiff


As talk of the long awaited renaissance of UK metal rumbles on, two more preachers from the British church of noise are on the road...

The Crescent @ Barfly, London


Take a simple musical format, add the dynamics only achieved through the ease and familiarity of childhood friendships, triumph through adversity and you have The...

Doves @ Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth


There’s nothing more endearing than a little humility from a current headlining band in these days of ego-driven and media-fuelled endorsement of average indie rock....

Natalia M King – Milagro


Jazz, it has to be admitted, is pretty unfashionable at the moment. Sure,your mum and dad put on a bit of Ella and Louis from...

LTJ Bukem – Producer Vol 5


DJ, label boss, club night visionary, musical entrepreneur, standard bearer. For well over ten years now, Danny Williamson has been at the forefront of the...

The (International) Noise Conspiracy @ Garage, London


After surviving for nearly twenty years on the sparse musical heritageprovided by Ace of Base and the odd death metal outfit (well, since the demise...

Fischerspooner – #1 (Studio)


Fresh from signing a reported $2 million, one albumrecord deal with Ministry OfSound, Fischerspooner are sure to be everywhere thissummer, which is why it makes...

Tram – A Kind Of Closure


One look at the tracklisting of this, the third album from London based Tram, would make it clear that they don’t deal in shiny, happy...

Jack – The End Of The Way It’s Always Been


Followers of Jack know there are many facets to Anthony Reynolds: vocalist, poetic lyricist, frontman and co-founder of the band – with the versatile Matthew...

Four Tet – Rounds


Kieran Hebden has certainly been around the block for one so young. He started playing guitar for Fridge in his mid-teens and toured with them...

The Hives @ Brixton Academy, London


With support from the likes of up and coming funkpunk all-stars and labelmates The Bellrays, The Buff Medways (guitar and vocals courtesy of Billy Childish)...

Lambchop @ Arts Centre, Warwick


Poor Thomas Hansen. Though once a postman, the man whocalls himself St Thomas now has a better, but morethankless job. Tonight, he played lovely songs,...

Bryan Ferry – Frantic


Frantic is a curious album on first hearing. One could almost accuse Bryan Ferry of being so frantic to get some new original material out...

Edwyn Collins – Doctor Syntax


Edwyn Collins seems to have hung round the peripheries of pop success for nigh on twenty years now. Despite writing a bona fide Eighties classic...