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this self-titled EP (no label 0.. woozy rhythms and sharp rhymes. Dogs Die in Hot Cars all live together in a house in Glasgow. which must be lovely. Their debut single. 'I Love You ‘Cause I Have To' (Radiate

) is chugging guitar pop with a hint of ska. Lucky old Fuck. meanwhile. spent last November in the Adriatic sea port oi Ancona recording 'Hideout' (homesleep COO ). a breezy throb of a single.

Outlandish hail from Denmark's immigrant community (the threesome have roots in Morocco. Pakistan and Honduras). They take their cues from American R88 rather than any leltlield traditions. but ‘Aicha' (RCA 0.. ) is still a catchy beast. midway between the slush and the funk. EIectro-punk duo Client are keen to keep their origins mysterious. only naming themselves as Client: A and Client: 8 which probably means they're called Sophie and Tarquin and come from an embarrassineg middle class suburb of Birmingham - but 'Bock And Roll Machine' (Mute 0000 ) is as tense

It's a dead heat for Single of the Fortnight. tliOugh. The Memory Band were formed by Stephen Cracknell, a one-time member of Badly Drawn Boy's backing band. but the eerie. instrumental “Fanny Adams EP' (Hungry Hill 0000 ) IS wonderful enough to stand alone. Elbow. meanwhile, are slowly growing into one of Britain‘s best bands. and 'Fallen Angel' (V2 0... ) is a fine calling card fOr their second album. Guy Garvey's fragile voice reaching out over a sonic backdrop that simmers. but never quite boils over. (James Smart)

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