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<center><img src="http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=MichaelDocherty/pigeondicktectives.JPG_14082007"></center> More post-Libertine indie frolics on new Pigeon Detectives single, out now, plus a competition.From the Press Release:The Pigeon Detectives return with a new single ‘Take Her Back’, hot on the heels of the amazing success of their debut album ‘Wait For Me’. It’s released on Leeds label Dance To The Radio.Watch the video here:<a href = "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/qt/dance/GB-T64-07-00050_Medium.mov">Quicktime</A><a href = "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/wm/dance/GB-T64-07-00050_Medium.asx">Windows Media Player</A><a href = "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/rm/dance/GB-T64-07-00050_Medium.ram">Real Player</A>More from the Press Release:The Pigeon Detectives have found out the other week that their album 'Wait For Me' had gone Gold. So there's quite a lot going on in their world right now. Anyway, in celebration of this, and to say thanks to all their supporters, the boys are offering a fantastic one off prize! Imagine receiving an exclusive Pigeon Detectives film personally from the band performing & dedicating to you your favourite track from the album! Cool huh? To enter simply text the name of your favourite track from “Wait For Me” to 82070They will collect all the votes and a randomly selected winner will be sent a filmed personal performance of the song along with a personal dedication from the band. This will be sent to the winner on a DVD and if your mobile phone is compatible, we’ll even send a copy of it to your phone as well! Click <a href="http://www.thepigeondetectives.com/news.htmhere">here</A> for more details.
The Go! Team return with a new single on September 3rd, prior to headlining the NME Tour. See the new video, download a free track from their forthcoming album, and check out the tour dates here.From the Press Release:Following their triumphant return on Glastonbury’s Other Stage, the Go! Team drop “Doing it Right”, another taster from their explosive sophomore album “Proof of Youth”. Possibly The Go! Team’s most anthemic moment to date, Doing it Right slams double dutch chants up against a j-pop-esque chorus with a tough laydee rap from Ninja.<center><img src="http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=MichaelDocherty/DOINGITRIGHT_02.jpg_14082007"></center>Watch the video here:"http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/wm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_High.asx "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/wm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Low.asx "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/wm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Medium.asx"http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/qt/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_High.mov" "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/qt/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Low.mov" "http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/qt/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Medium.mov""http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/rm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_High.ram" http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/rm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Low.ram" http://streaming.cissme.com/motion/rm/memphis/GB-M77-07-00100_Medium.ram"The Go! Team, who are headlining this year's Get Loaded in the Park, are also giving away a track off their forthcoming album 'Proof of Youth', out on September 10th.To get your free MP3 of "Bull In the Heather", just go here:"http://www.thegoteam.co.uk/freedownload/"The Go! Team headline the NME Tour, starting in September.Edinburgh University (September 25) Northumbria University (27) Liverpool Guild (28) Loughborough University (29) Preston 53 Degrees (October 1) Bangor University (2) Cardiff University (4) Warwick Students Union (5) Plymouth University (6) Bournemouth Old Fire Station (7) London Astoria (9) Tickets are available through the usual outlets and some tickets have been made available on the band website at http://thegoteam.greedbag.com/ Before this, they've got more summer shows:18 Aug - Brighton, Loop Festival 26 Aug - London, Get Loaded Festival 31 Aug - Scotland, Connect Festival 02 Sep - Ireland, Electric Picnic Festival 07 Sep - Isle of Wight, Bestival 12 Sep - London, Electric Ballroom 13 Sep - Manchester, Ritz 14 Sep - Glasgow, ABCFor more info: "http://www.thegoteam.co.uk" "http://myspace.com/thegoteam"
Seattle multi-instrumentalist creates wonderfully dark, deep jazz fusion masterpiece. Michael Docherty stares in wonder.
The second single from one of the finest debut albums of the year so far is solid if unexceptional, writes Michael Docherty.
The Pink Monkey Birds fail to take flight... Michael Docherty is distinctly nonplussed.
Less-than-catchy title, full of great music. Michael Docherty reviews the latest in this series of very cool compilations.
Cheeky-chappy Brit rappers return with another single, out on the 10th of October. Michael Docherty reviews.
Warwickshire unknowns record one of the year's very finest pop creations. Michael Docherty is astounded, and begs for a commercial release.