"Hi there,

I've been sending you increasingly desperate emails begging for coverage of the bands I work with. You have never replied to me. You must understand that my hyperbole is reaching peak levels and I am liable to actually explode at some point. You, unpaid writer, simply must facilitate my day job. You must. I have been nothing but nice to you. In fact, the first time I contacted you, I sent you an unsolicited download link with no accompanying explanation at all. Which you flat out refused to respond to. It's only natural that I got annoyed with you. Four times I sent it to you. You never once responded. This is serious for me. Bands pay me to provide a service. Fancy meeting up for a beverage? Perhaps if I bought you a drink or two we could build a sort of working relationship. You could use all of my adjectives. It could be pretty nice for both of us. Or I could even write for you? I'll provide the content, you get to reap the hits, that's a pretty sweet deal right? You can keep all the adjectives too. Think about it. Let me know. Get back to me.

Anyway. Hope you had a great weekend. Here's a bunch of singles that are out this week. Let me know if you get time for that beverage.

Best,"

Melt Yourself Down - Release! [Single of the Week]

"This song is so relentless you won't even have to try and sell the Eastern influence"

"The Video is trippier than a tie dyed pile of Magic Eye books on acid"

"WUFT"

Gunning For Tamar - Another Season

"The new Biffy Clyro get all emotional about their hometown and growing up and feelings"

"This one made me think and I had to have a sit down, there were definitely tears"

"WUFT"

Keston Cobblers' Club - Beam

"The new Noah and the Whale get all folky (Mumford and Sons) and twee (Slow Club) in the countryside (obviously)"

"At some point I realised that words were more than just sounds"

"WUFT"

Swim Deep - She Changes The Weather

"Our focus group of six 12-year-old girls said this was the bestest, most originalist thing they had ever heard"

"Chris Martin wishes he could swing around a light bulb on a string to this"

WUFT

Dot Rotten - Free

"The realist, rawest, baddest, tune ever to be sung by anyone"

"Next level existential philosophy from the streets, "Freedom IS Invisible" young man"

"WUFT"

Fun. - All Alone

"It's a perpetual chorus for the teen market, who love it, incidentally"

"The word would never end without the full stop.Fun.

"WUFT"


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