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Posts tagged with "Review"

Big Cheese Magazine Review 'Backlash Cop'

'New, exciting, musically incredible and politically fervent, so it's near on perfect' - 4/5

Drowned In Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Welcome to a harmony-led paradise...' - 8/10

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'One of the finest, self-assured debuts you're likely to hear this year. Get ready to fall in love'

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'They sound like The Ramones gatecrashing the prom scene in Grease'

Playlouder Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Perfectly walks the line between sexiness and innocence' - 4/5

Comfort Comes Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Brilliant and refreshing' - 8/10

Boomkat Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Sounds like the kind of raw American songcraft of Paul Westerberg'

Tangents Review 'Who invented Love?'

'There is something so magically perfect in those songs'

Music News Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A debut album Paul Westerburg would be proud of'

Sweeping The Nation Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Weezer, Superchunk-esque power-pop outfit reimagining a David Lynch soundtrack'

No Rock And Roll Fun Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A David Lynch soundtrack for a film even he might be a little scared of'

Road Records Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The real emphasis of the album is pure fun'

Drowned In Sound Review 'Carousel'

'Bring the (highly-tuneful, electro) noise!'

Music News Review 'Carousel'

'A swirling, fantastical whirlpool of electronica'

Obscure Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The Young Playthings delivered an interesting live set by dressing up in pink trucker hats and reading erotic fiction to a crowd of sexually anxious teenagers. Even with their shocking on-stage antics and their emphatic personalities, The Young Playthings are churning out some very solid music.'

Corporate Anthems Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Playful and/or bruised Weezer/Superchunk power pop'

Sound Of The Suburbs Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Anyone know who invented love? They have a hell of a lot to answer for!'

Plan B Review 'Oppenheimer'

'When bands sound like they're living in the wrong continent, the strange becomes alluring'

Losing Today Review Clone Quartet's 'Carousel'

'A crookedly alluring portion of schizoid electro candy pop'

Corporate Anthems Review 'Backlash Cop'

'The rapid fire vocalled grab-you-by-the-throat'

Drowned In Sound Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Pop Disco for Electro Punks' - 8/10

Fun, Fun, Fun Review 'Backlash Cop'

Jetplane Lands After Long Delay

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Fantastic fuzzy noise' - 8/10

BBC NI Review 'Oppenheimer'

'An electro blast that should keep you smiling throughout summer and even beyond that'

Remix Mag Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Sugary pop hooks cause cavities'

Copacetic Zine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Fuzzed-out guitars, and breathy, youthful vocals'

Amplifier Magazine Review 'Oppenheimer'

'The manipulative songwriting smarts of Daft Punk with the elegant arrangements of The Postal Service'

Retro Low-Fi Review 'Oppenheimer'

I am still having to check those liner notes to ensure that, yes, there are only two people at the helm

Drowned In Sound Live Review Of 65daysofstatic

'Be sure to get a proper nights sleep beforehand' - 7/10

FREE Magazine Review The STA All-Dayer

'The riffs come thick and fast, accompanied by sweeping violin, and the songs sprawl out before the audience like great works of art being unfolded'

Culture Deluxe Live Review Of The Young Playthings

'Think We Are Scientists only better'

Dead Journalist Interview & Review Wither Oppenheimer

'Oppenheimer... may be the best synth-pop album of the year'

Music News Review 'Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Yr So Fit edges them close to new favourite band category' - 5/5

Jukebox Review ' Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Sunny, optimistic, romantic'

The Sun Review 'Oppenheimer'

'Irresistibly beautiful melodies from the Belfast Duo' - 4/5

New Noise Review 'Bucko'

'This patchwork of sounds and influences makes something newer and more fantastically random than the sum of their parts'

Comfort Comes Review 'Breakfast in NYC'

'Warm, fuzzy and irresistible'

Contact Music On Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer can't fail to uplift you on even the greyest day

Designer Punk Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'An incredibly catchy and sugary melody that will remain in your head long after it's turned off'

Get Ready To Rock Review 'Breakfast in NYC'

'A new Buggles?'

Tasty Fanzine Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'If you wear a lot of polka dots or baggy suit jackets from Oxfam then you will love it'

Indie London Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'A near-perfect pop moment'

Sound Of Violence Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'Les ventes suivront-elles? Ce ne serait que justice!' - 4/5

Manchester Music Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'In short it's really, really head swimmingly good stuff' - MMMM

UK Music Search Review "Breakfast In NYC"

'Songs to make you swoon, dream and melt'

Room Thirteen Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'The perfect soundtrack for the 2006 summer of love' - 11/13

Rock Sound Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

"We are forever getting people offering to play bass for us. the answer is always 'Sure, you can play bass, when we write a song that has bass guitar on it" - Rocky

Metal Hammer Review 'Bucko'

'This is what we want from British bands, loads of energy, hefty grit, bundles of excitement and truly great tunes - and newcomers Fickle Public have all - by the bucketload' - 8/10

The Venue Magazine On The Young Playthings

'A frat-boy version of the Ramones after extra guitar lessons,all spindly energy, self-deprecation, woo-hoo choruses and sensible knitwear'

Glasswerk Review 'Breakfast In NYC'

'Songs that swoop down, pick you up and give you a huge metaphorical cuddle!'