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An Emergency - Wrecked Angles

We're going to be co-releasing the album with Faux Discx, an awesome label based down in Brighton that happens to be run by none-other than An Emergency's very own Dan Reeves.

Fighting With Wire - Man Vs Monster - OUT TOMORROW

"...a Pixies moment here and a Therapy? moment there – for fans of Jimmy Eat World, Biffy Clyro and such, intelligent indie guitar rock with something to hang on to..."

Smalltown On The TV...Well Internet...Soon...

A Smalltown Documentary?? Well I never.

Albums You Should By This Month And A Studio Update From Alan MX

I Can't Think Of A Witty Subject Line Because It's 12:15am

Fighting With Wire - Tour, Single, Zane Lowe, Your Photos!

To coincide with the tour we'll be issuing the very first single from 'Man Vs Monster', in the shape of a 7" vinyl of 'Everyone Needs A Nemesis'.

ZL Hearts FWW

"radios up, no excuses, GO!"

Awesome February News Deluge

"This is the hottest record in the world right now... "Everyone Needs A Nemesis" - the most pitch perfect example of a modern rock record you're likely to hear this year." Zane Lowe on FWW

Smalltown America Presents @ Ulster Hall - March 9th, 2009

As part of the re-opening of the Ulster Hall, Smalltown America in collaboration with Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Halls Anti Series of Events proudly present: March 9th, 11PM - Late: Ulster Hall Bar - Andy Henry (Clone Quartet), Not Squares, Halves (HL), STA DJs

Kick Out The Jams/Everyone Needs A Heineken

First National Radio Play For FWW

Zane Lowe has picked up on album track "Everyone Needs A Nemesis" and is blasting it on his Fresh Meat Segment.

The Dying Breath Of An Industry Attempting To Secure Brand Loyalty: JPL Disscusses

"It's a pointless affair, that will be eradicated sooner rather than later."

Skibunny Debut Single

The Belfast institution that is Skibunny are finally treating us with a physical embodiment of their legendary club night.

YouTubery Greatness With A Musical Theme By Jamie Burchell

"...Our drinking was proceeded by my falling 'into' the road at Blackheath Common and almost getting run over by an oncoming Mini Metro. Just Say No! Kids."

NI Hearts STA

Public Service Broadcast 9 featuring Let Our Enemies Beware has been getting plenty of spins on Irish radio over the last week

Underground Party Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcast Club Number One - was a great success I thought. Gone the decapitated chicken madness of previous PSB shows; replaced by effortless stage management and wonderful sound provided by the able hands at RoTa.

Two Thousand And Heaven

You thought you'd escaped the unending cycle of retrospectives on the year just departed, right? RIGHT?

Hooray For Humans

Aren't they pretty? Good beard too on that lad...

Watch! New! Young Playthings Video!

Catching Up With Alan MX

"like Jamie T staggering through an Edgar Alan Poe daydream, if I said it was great, I'd be lying – it's brilliant" - Unpeeled

Press Release - Fighting With Wire 'Man Vs Monster' - Release Date 03.03.08

"...vicious and stinging in parts, but applied with dexterity and finesse" Kerrang!

Darren 'Wiz' Brown Charity CD Release - Ipanema

“This is not the end, but you are very close… …this is not goodbye, those words won’t pass my lips”

Spectator UK Tour - Nepotism Alert!

“a refreshingly old school guitar band who play aggressive yet melodic hardcore...”

LoadsAFun Issue 1

Andrew's 2007 Highlights

My friend Ian said the best thing about 2007 was his girlfriend moving out; "the bitch" with that as context this is my year in review

Fantastic Reviews For Well-Oiled Machine

"In short, into this Well-Oiled Machine they put: electronic + fab vocals + some screaming + catchy tunes + noise = Sheer and utter genius." This is Fake DIY

2007 Was The Year That Saw...

Tom Morello Eats Cahir's Dust: Jetplane Landing released third album, Backlash Cop to a hailstorm of Rage Against The Machine comparisons. NME gave it 3/10; but we stayed up all night and manged rearrange the review copy to generate the 'This Album Is The Shit' strap-line.

Jingle All The Dayer

A day in Leeds helping out Nestor & Joel from The Deku Tree run "Jingle All The Dayer" with Yndi Halda, Cats In Paris, Laura Groves and a bunch of others playing in a CHURCH in the centre of LEEDS.

Watch! New Clone Quartet Video

Clone Quartet's debut album 'Well-Oiled Machine' is out now, distributed by Cargo Records, and available in all good independents nationwide.

Clone Quartet Star in Windmill Xmas Party

Sunday night's Xmas Party headliners are Belfast's excellent Clone Quartet, showcasing the electro rock of their new album 'Well-Oiled Machine'.

Jingle All The Dayer - Mince Pies Or Yule Logs?

We also caught up with Nestor, head honcho at The Deku Tree the maverick behind this whole day, and put some tricky questions to him. Just so we can bring you, our adoring public, some more key details about this event. We're nice like that!

The Young Playthings - Love In A Van

"These will be the best rock shows ever. End of quote."

STA Autumn-Winter Collection 2008

Loads and loads and loads of new music!

Oppenheimer US Tour With They Might Be Giants Continues

If they're playing in your town - be sure to message the guys via their myspace. The second album is all but complete; just some mixing left to do

The Backlash Is Building - Kerrang! Feature - Buy Backlash Cop

'The sound of a band in peak form...' Rock Sound - 8/10

Clone Quartet - Carousel - Out Now

"A stomping beat that almost buzzes under the weight of its angry tension… Bring the (highly-tuneful, electro) noise!" - 8/10 - DROWNED IN SOUND

Clone Quartet Announce Album Title & Tracklisting

Music News - 'A swirling, fantastical whirlpool of electronica...'

Jetplane Reveal Tracklisting For Third Album

The album clocks in at around 36 minutes and will represent achingly good value for money when it is released on June 4th, 2007

'Bucko' - Out Now

"Did they really just fit all of that into half an hour? What’s that ringing in my ear? Where am I? Fuck me, that was brilliant." - Rocksound Album Of The Month

'Bucko' - Rock Sound Album Of The Month

"This is exactly what pop should sound like."

Fickle Public Enter Mid-Week Charts @ #70

"The illegitimate lovechild of Rites Of Spring, At The Drive-In and Britney Spears".