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Hockey - Too Fake, too good

It may seem early to be name-checking the best bands of 2009 already, but it’s not often a band like ‘Hockey’ tear through the calendar to become a worthy contender.

After a feverish and ferocious bidding scramble to sign them (Virgin won), the Oregon four-piece’s sweet-Jesus of a first gem ‘Too Fake’ sounds like The Strokes covering The Killers with Arctic Monkeys excitement and all produced by James Murphy. To quote their maverick contemporaries; “Is this it?" "It’s indie rock n roll for me”, “...believe the hype”, “Hockey...are playing at my house.”

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