Kirsten Dunst / Harlesden - Kirsten Dunst / Harlesden
Brinkman
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MP3: £0.79





** BRINKMAN live in London Town. They consist of Paul Cook (guitar / vocals), Tom Brown (bass guitar) and Neil Kerly (drums). They formed in 2005 and Kirsten Dunst is their first ever release. Label Fandango fell over the band when they played their Dublin Castle club night back in March. Team Fandango has never quite recovered.

** Small wonder, as they've had people scratching their heads have BRINKMAN. In this supposedly new (b)rave world of glowstick-hurling teenagers and smack-addled indie guitar heroes sounding like a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs, BRINKMAN remind you of a time when melodies were melodies, writing songs was a creative art rather than a career move and frontmen like Paul Cook were too cheery to pretend to be cool.

Honest, melody-drenched lyrical pop songs represent this trio's raison d'etre, and Kirsten Dunst is a prime example. With hearts on sleeves and occasionally tongues in cheeks, BRINKMAN aren't afraid to sing about their obsession with (one particular) Hollywood film starlet or going dancing on a Friday night. If you need to decide whether you think you're going to like them before you've heard them, the names of The Kinks, Lemonheads and Squeeze might just point you in the right direction.

BRINKMAN become the sixth band to step on board the Label Fandango escalator following singular releases by the likes of The Hot Puppies, The On-Offs and Air Traffic. Rather handily, just as the latter combo had signed to a major label by the time the single mastering session was complete, so BRINKMAN were hooked up with EMI by the time the ink on the label copy for this Label Fandango single had dried.

REVIEWS





Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
MP3: £4.99
Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
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409 -
409
Habitats
Vinyl: £19.99
MP3: £5.99

Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
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Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
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Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
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Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
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Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
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New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
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WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
MP3: £7.99
Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
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CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
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KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
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North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
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Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
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Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
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Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
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Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
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Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
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Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74

Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £1.58

Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
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MP3: £1.98

Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
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MP3: £1.98

'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
MP3: £7.90
CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
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MP3: £1.58

Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
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Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
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Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
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Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
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Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
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Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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MP3: £0.79

Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79