Across the Pond – ROUNDUP!

Courteeners

The Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever  7″

a: Not Nineteen Forever
b: If It Wasn’t For Me
Label: Polydor
Buy: Norman Records
Listen: Myspace
Song heard: Not Nineteen Forever
Converted Price: $6.41
Worth it?: Fuck no.

You know that band The Killers? They need to be stopped, their influence spreading like cancer. This band sounds like a cross between The Killers and Snow Patrol, and as a result, I was about to turn this shit off, but the geniuses behind the band/label decided only to post a “sample” of the song on their MySpace. Lucky me!

Cheeky Cheeky

Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds – Slow Kids 7″

a1. Slow Kids
a2. Slow Kids SPA Remix
b1. Fascinating
b2. Slow Kids (The Shoes remix)

Label: Tired And Lonesome Records
Buy: Norman Records
Listen: Myspace
Song heard: Slow Kids, Fascinating
Converted Price: $10.97
Worth it?: Not quite a “fuck no,” but not a yes either

“Slow Hands” lifts some hooks from that one Libertines song that was any good (“Can’t Stand Me Now”), and so you will be into this if you are a Libertines superfan (ahem). Actually, this song sucks, and so do the Libertines. “Fascinating” is a little better, but I would rather listen to Wire, which this is very reminiscent of. For $10, no way.

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