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Rooney - Stay Away

Rooney
Stay Away

Geffen

We loved this from the opening chords onwards. Then it gets better - great lyric and a great tune too....

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30 Jun 2003
Something Corporate - If You See Jordan

Something Corporate
If You See Jordan

MCA

Something corporate and something very commercial from an act whose progress in the UK alone should see them survive the...

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27 Jun 2003
DJ Galaga - It's On You

DJ Galaga
It's On You

Zomba/Jive (Holland)

Tempting to say Galaga is the Dutch DJ Otzi but actually this is an original song - as far as...

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26 Jun 2003
Praised Cats feat. Andrea Love - Shined On Me

Praised Cats feat. Andrea Love
Shined On Me

Sound Division Italy / PIAS

No soundclip today. One fifteen second vocal looped for ten minutes - that's about it. Imagine Thomas Bangalter collaborating with...

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25 Jun 2003
Jamie Marshall - Just Enough Of A Moon

Jamie Marshall
Just Enough Of A Moon

unsigned

Jamie is a regular on the London gigging circuit with a very distinctive voice. In Just Enough Of A Moon,...

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20 Jun 2003
Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go

Wayne Wonder
No Letting Go

Greensleeves/VP/Atlantic

No soudclip today. We always loved the clap clappy diwali rhythm on this record but we weren't convinced it was...

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19 Jun 2003
Ikon - The Dove

Ikon
The Dove

Jalapeno

No soundclip today. A jaw-droppingly lovely record that we've heard several times on XFM and Radio 1 but only just...

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18 Jun 2003
Despina Vandi - Gia

Despina Vandi
Gia

Mach 1 (Germany)

So the ethnic/pop crossover continues with Kiss Kiss, the Turkish Eurovision winner, Panjabi MC, Wayne Wonder, and next this. The...

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17 Jun 2003
Cosmic Rough Riders - Because You

Cosmic Rough Riders
Because You

Measured

We first heard this band when they were unsigned (they self released their first two albums) and were struck by...

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16 Jun 2003
Eye in the Sky - Himachal Express

Eye in the Sky
Himachal Express

unsigned

We're not sure whether or not this is a hit – let us know your thoughts – but it is...

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14 Jun 2003
The Mule Boom - Keep It Coming

The Mule Boom
Keep It Coming

unsigned

Unsigned band who gig regularly in London make great pop record shocker. The chorus has that great 'I want you'...

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13 Jun 2003
Flaming Lips - Fight Test

Flaming Lips
Fight Test

WEA

No soundclip today. The third single from their album is possibly the Flaming Lips' best ever pop song, this reminds...

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12 Jun 2003
Peppercorn - Hyperventilating

Peppercorn
Hyperventilating

Full On

Rosie Peppercorn was one of the first acts signed to BMG under Ged Doherty and Richard Griffiths. She had several...

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11 Jun 2003
Jack Johnson - The Horizon Has Been Defeated

Jack Johnson
The Horizon Has Been Defeated

Universal

No soundclip today. Jack is part of the same authentic US male singer songwriter movement as John Mayer, Pete Yorn...

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10 Jun 2003
Martina Topley Bird - Need One

Martina Topley Bird
Need One

Independiente

No soundclip today. Martina's vocals graced the first Tricky album. Several years later and she's still one of the freshest...

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09 Jun 2003
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine

Goldfrapp
Strict Machine

Mute

This new album has totally converted us to Goldfrapp and should do the same for hundreds of thousands of record...

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06 Jun 2003
Kelly Price - Someday

Kelly Price
Someday

Def Soul / Mercury

Kelly is a major talent who often seems to be just below the radar. Nonetheless, she has a large specialist...

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05 Jun 2003
Dandy Warhols - You Were The Last High

Dandy Warhols
You Were The Last High

Capitol

No soundclip today. It took us several listens but we ended up thinking the last Warhols single, We Used To...

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04 Jun 2003
Electric Six - Gay Bar

Electric Six
Gay Bar

XL

no soundclip today. A second consecutive great pop single from the Electric Six, this time with no allegations of Jack...

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03 Jun 2003
Annie Lennox - Pavement Cracks

Annie Lennox
Pavement Cracks

RCA

Annie covered Blue Nile's Downtown Lights on the Medusa album and the legendary Scots sound to us like they've influenced...

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02 Jun 2003