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SINGLES; MUSIC.

Byline: GAVIN MARTIN

LABRINTH

Earthquake ***

The production wizard behind Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Ms Dynamite and more has taken up with Simon Cowell for his second ever single. Tinie guests, Simon (and the folks in Buckingham Palace) get shout outs, but the juddering and disorientating soundscape, terrific voiceovers and cheeky lyrics show the Lab Man pushing sonic boundaries. Spellbinding.

BETH JEANS HOUGHTON & THE HOOVES OF DESTINY

Lilliput ****

Beth claims she put a saddle on "the guys" and rode them round the studio until the screaming stopped, to make this string-laden Cowgirl Space Opera. She's a star in the making and her musical reach is large. Screams? Only of pleasure.

MONARCHY

You Don't Want To Dance With Me **

The latest from the hit and miss mystery electro duo features Britt Love who has jumped ship from Xenomania. The shifting sands of this beat may offer something different but the song's a dud.

You can't dance in these shoes.

TRIBES

When My Day Comes **

Young rockers having a loose-limbed honest-to-goodness laugh? Or is this merely a sinister corporate attempt to lift the dire fortunes of guitar rock out of the mire? With this sub-Libertines/Strokes outing - topped with vanilla - they'll be lucky.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 21, 2011
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