Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
Bernard & Edwyn : Message For Jojo
Not the kind of coupling you imagine provoking Woolworths to clear its new releases racks, is it?
to clear its new releases racks,
is it? Edwyn Collins, the man
with a Cliff Richard-esque claim
to have been a has-been in three separate decades, and Bernard Butler, a man tunnelling so deep into the dumper that he's on
the verge of meeting Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2 at the centre of the pop earth. On one record. Together. It's the collaboration they said/didn't
care would ever happen!
But here's the crazy part: it's absolutely fantastic; delicate, charismatic and sharp with a
B-side that sounds like a Frankie Goes To Hollywood reunion.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin