Category Archives: Hope in Little Things

Unpeeled, August 2003

Not, as you might have quite reasonably expected, a gaggle of blokes with big beards and bigger grenade launchers, but a Scottish three piece with a sound that wanders engagingly from Electric Light Orchestra on heavy drugs in Nashville (see … Continue reading

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Radio2XS, August 2003

Wow! Every now and then a demo CD arrives which genuinely makes you wonder “where the hell have this band been all these years”. One such is the (debut, as far as we are concerned) LP by Edinburgh’s Northern Alliance, … Continue reading

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Leon McDermott, Big Issue in Scotland, July 17 2003

If the band name reminds you of a bunch of morally suspect Afghan warlords, then the album title ought to confirm that, rather than Northern Alliance being gun-totin’ mercenaries, they’re an indie band. A nice little indie band, with pretty … Continue reading

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Stuart McHugh, Is This Music, May/June 2003

With a line-up boasting a nuclear physicist – aren’t biog sheets great? –you might expect a vaguely technologically-driven album – aren’t most of Warp Records’ roster graduates in sciences? And this band’s seeming propensity for medical troubles – including collapsed … Continue reading

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Mark Robertson, The List, 10.4.03 [4/5]

It’s not where you are, it’s where you’re at. So, fittingly, Northern Alliance belie their east coast (Edinburgh, East Lothian) roots for some distinctly mid-west (Louisville, Kentucky) action. Many of the right buttons are pushed here as they invoke the … Continue reading

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