Action Figures - Anodize Armed with powerful guitar effects and highly charged vocals Anodize is a Hong Kong indie band that crosses hard rock and grunge. Their latest features the overwhelming Strange City, News Reporting and Let Me To The End Of The Road, while tracks like Growing Place and Companion have a softness serving as a buffer for hardcore sound. Care For - Alan Tam Wing-lun Still a beacon for pop fans, Alan Tam's (pictured) latest is another original and lyrically absorbing release. The title cut boasts a radio-ready tempo and well-crafted lyrics fuelled by Tam's strong performance. Flower Rain Night - Chang Qing-fang Taiwanese songstress returns with an adult-oriented tour de force, whose success is presaged by the ballad title track which is already a hit in her hometown. Other cuts destined to hit include Forever Smile, Cosmetic and Look Up. Lonely Tree, Lonely Bird - Wu Bai & China Blue Wu Bai & China Blue bring back their unique roots-rock, trip-hop, trance and jazz on their latest. The Taiwan-based band infuses songs with eerie and disquieting themes. The album blends witty lyrics with instantly melodic tunes. Highly recommended are Young Girl's Heart, Broken Heart Poetry, Wandering At Night City and Crush On You. A Putumayo Blend - Music From The Coffee Lands - Various Artists This compilation features melodic, uplifting Latin and African songs evocative of aromatic coffee. This appealing collection includes Cafe Tacuba (Mexico), Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica), Ayub Ogada (Kenya), James 'Bla' Pahinui (Hawaii) and Susana Baca (Peru). Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy! Clover - Suga Shikao Japanese indie rock act Suga Shikao's new set confirms his potential in both modern rock and pop. Excellent radio song Sweet Baby has a catchy chorus and fluid guitar. In My Life is a typically catchy song while Golden Moon's sing-along chorus is destined to become another classic.