March 2008 Archives
Mark E Smith and his motley crew take their primal, minimalistic rock to Liverpool, Mike Chapple investigates.
Minister of Silly Walks and Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge, Terry Owen, reveals his loyalties with this week's single of the week, while Be Your Own Pet, Sugababes and Panic at the Disco come under the radar.
Guitar masturbation anyone? Yes please, says Matt Eland... Getintothis favourites The Mars Volta return to Manchester.
The 47th great band to come out of Brooklyn since last Wednesday drops their acid-fried debut - and what a debut - while Cass McCombs, The BJM and Girl Talk fly under our radar.
Long-been known as a genius among respected industry figures, Ben Mawdsley's prodigious talent was confirmed by that geezer Russell Brand on his Radio Two show recently...
It may be a miserable midweek, but Metronomy work their magic to leave Liza Williams close to marvelled. Mmm!
The haters are waiting, but Getintothis' Ian Doyle simply can't fault Foals' effortless charm, as SMD return with a new EP and The Enemy release their 42nd single.
Europe's finest city throws up an incredible debut while Excepter wish you were dead. Happy days.
Anyone who is serious about music, seriously loves Can.
As The Rough Guide to Rock states: 'There is a significant lobby among rock fans - and probably an even stronger one among musicians - that Can were the greatest band ever.
Or as Julian Cope, puts it in his book Krautrocksampler, 'every one of Can's members is a hero, a Wizard and a True-star.'
So when Getintothis was given the chance to interview Can founder and keyboardist Irmin Schmidt about his new collaborative record, Axolotl Eyes, with producer Kumo it really was a moment we couldn't pass up... Despite having minutes to prepare - and without hearing the new record!
Vicky Anderson presents a blow-by-blow account of the highs and lows of the Damon Albarn-assembled African extravaganza.
Whores, guns and one-eyed wierdos. DIG!!! People!!! DIG!!!
Submarine beats! Laconic vocals! Dave Friedman! It can only be the Flaming Lips... It's not! Incredible! Steve Harrison reveals his favourite new band!!!
Busking. Someone's gotta do it.
Captains Log: Stardate February 2008.
Mission: To undertake the listening of Holst's Planets.
Getintothis' Matthew Eland bravely ventures were few rock heroes have gone before.