Sorry guys, I’m confused. The plastic envelope tells me that this is the single Under Control by Good Shoes, but my iTunes player assures me that this is the album American Idiot by the Bee Gees.

Now I’m sure you’ll be thinking that this is just another case of iTune inaccuracy, but I actually believe that there’s more wisdom here than is immediately apparent, because, if members of Greenday and the Bee Gees were merged together in some sort of horrific futuristic matter transporter they might sound a bit like Good Shoes.

But only a bit, and I actually feel that this fictional accident is a far more interesting prospect than the reality of Under Control, which has too much of the last 5 years in indie about it to be anything but dull.

Release Date 11/01/2010


Chris Gilliver

I started out writing for the Manchester Evening News as a freelance journalist back in 2008. The idea that I would be given free access to music and gigs seemed somehow miraculous to me, and I proceeded to take full advantage of the situation. When the M.E.N. decided to constrict its coverage to only the very biggest bands, Simon Poole approached me with a plan to make sure that all the very talented musicians of this world that pass through and/or live in Manchester would not go unnoticed. As the New Releases editor here at Silent Radio Towers, it remains my proud duty to cast a critical eye over the music and reviews that come my way in a manner that is both supportive and fair. Above all, I strive to write as entertainingly possible. Favourite musicians include the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mercury Rev, Os Mutantes, The Knife, Beach House etc etc. I'm a firm believer that all genres (except nu-metal) contain music of great quality...