By The Hives
The coolest band in Christendom this week and the saviours of Alan McGee's bacon... Given the fact that Poptones issued some rather dodgy profit-trading news the other week, it looks like the NME have been doing their bit to prop up Uncle Alan's flailing and ailing label by really getting behind these sharp-suited geezers from Fagersta, Sweden. This cool slab of thrashy garage pop (the Scanda-Strokes?) is almost as ace as their 'Main Offender' and is needless to say, utterly essential.