New Year’s Eve-January 6: Including the Checks and Settling the Score

By Diana Balham In Radio Week

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30th December, 2011
NEW YEAR'S EVE The Checks/Rackets, Recorded Live at Roundhead Studios (95bFM, 11.00am and Friday, 2.00pm). Apparently there is a “Devonport sound” and the Checks are at the centre of it. Considerably hairier and more grown-up-looking than when they started in 2003 as callow 15-year-olds, the five lads released a new album, Deadly Summer Sway, on 11/11/11. It’s quite a lot more sophisticated than their first effort when, in a school rock band competition, “all we had was a guitar riff with a gap where I would shout anything ...

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