• sheepy Alarm Bells (LP, £15.95)

    label: Blang

    Sheepy are Liverpool school friends Luke Jones (guitar/vox) and Ollie Phillips (drums) aided and abetted by Irishman Villy Raze (bass). Alarm Bells is their second album. They play highly melodic punky pop. Previous records have been played on 6Music by Steve Lamacq (who played ‘Another Day’ single seven times), Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe and on Absolute by Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman. Two singles have been used on Sky Sports Soccer AM to soundtrack goal compilations. // “a melodic, hook laden classic" LOUDER THAN WAR // "Hooks as contagious as chicken pox" DO MORE // "An amazingly accomplished set of tunes" SOUNDS XP // “ I do like that!” STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6 // “I really really liked it... It’s ace” Dave Gorman’s Blog (Comedian/Absolute Radio DJ) // “effortlessly melodic and insatiably moreish… lo-fi, powerpop and post-punk with a massive pop heart beating at the centre.” SOUNDS XP // “draws comparisons to Welsh wizards Super Furry Animals.” A MUSICAL PRIORITY // “Had The Kinks begun as a Merseybeat band it's easy to imagine their psychedelic mid-period could have produced tracks like 'Glum'” SOUNDS XP // ‘a non-stop, melodic, powerpop rush....superb” SOUNDS XP // ‘a voice tailored by superior beings… brilliant… a pop classic’ UNPEELED // ‘Undertones aura with merest whiff of Nirvana, crumbs of Costello and a few milligrams of Monkees’ MUDKISS // Tracklisting: A) 1. 15 Songs, 2. Bring The Music Back, 3. Leaf Of Mischief, 4. Home, 5. Oh!, 6. Red Tank. B) 1. Bed No More, 2. I Want My Baby Alive, 3. Book, 4. Batteries, 5. One Cup Of Coffee, 6. Alarm Bells

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