Cleaners From Venus: Return To Bohemia [Album Review]
Aug08

Cleaners From Venus: Return To Bohemia [Album Review]

Cleaners From Venus Return To Bohemia Soft Bodies Records [2014] Fire Note Says: A stunning return from the legendary lo-fi cult act! Album Review: Martin Newell titled his 1993 album The Greatest Living Englishman, and with Return To Bohemia, he proves that this was no mere cheeky title, he damn well might be the greatest living Englishman. By now, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to Fire Note readers that I am a pretty die-hard...

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The Cleaners From Venus: Volume 3 (Box Set) [Album Review]
Jul02

The Cleaners From Venus: Volume 3 (Box Set) [Album Review]

The Cleaners From Venus Volume 3 (Box Set) Captured Tracks [2014] Fire Note Says: The third box set from The Cleaners From Venus is far and away the best one yet, and absolutely essential listening. Album Review: Captured Tracks has now released their third box set from The Cleaners From Venus, the legendary lo-fi 80s popsters, and as good as the first two box sets were from head Cleaner Martin Newell and co, this one is by far the...

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The Cleaners From Venus: Volume 2 (Box Set) [Album Review]
Jul19

The Cleaners From Venus: Volume 2 (Box Set) [Album Review]

The Cleaners From Venus Volume 2 (Box Set) Captured Tracks [2013] Fire Note Says: The second set of reissues from The Cleaners From Venus is even better than the first! Album Review: The first volume of the Captured Tracks reissue series of Cleaners From Venus was a game changer. It came wrapped up in a great back story, British DIY band makes their own lo-fi tapes and only sell them by mail order, sold hundreds but influenced many....

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The Cleaners From Venus Vinyl Box Set Vol. 2 / Pre-Order Now

This is Volume Two of the enthusiastically-received Captured Tracks repackaging of The Cleaners from Venus. This part of the collection covers a 3-year period between 1983 and 1985 for the Brit Lo-fi combo, now being described as ‘D.I.Y Beatles.’ While the rest of the 1980s rock world had immersed itself in epic and often empty gestures, the Cleaners concentrated on neat little lo-fi pop songs of a quality and standard...

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The Friday Fire Track: RAYS – “Yesterday’s Faces”
Aug31

The Friday Fire Track: RAYS – “Yesterday’s Faces”

Oakland’s RAYS are back! The follow up to their self-titled debut will be out November 2nd via Trouble In Mind and is titled You Can Get There From Here. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Yesterday’s Faces,” is from the new album and showcases the band’s newer direction of a more refined and melodic pop that is like Cleaners From Venus, Hoops and Robyn Hitchcock. The tempo though from their post-punk...

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