Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.well, I did, until I realised that The Violets had hot footed it to London several moons ago, which I suppose is their spiritual home if 'Hush Away' is anything to go by.
Sounding like a cross between a late 60s film noir soundtrack and the morsels from Siouxsie And The Banshees' legendary show at the 100 Club a decade later, 'Hush Away' is all pointedly indirect slabs of guitar and vocal gymnastics courtesy of kohl-smeared, blonde-maned mouthpiece Alixus, which hovers in the verses and swoops like a malnourished vulture in the chorus.
B-side 'In This Way' could be the missing link between Adam Ant's bondage phase and the second coming of Toyah Wilcox as a beetle eating extra in 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here'. Whatever, it sounds crisp and wholesome like a piece of frazzled French toast. Born and bred in Southend hmmm, who'd have thought it?
Seven songs to take you to victory, or seven songs to dry your eyes to.
Idris Elba has unveiled his new indie imprint 7Wallace Music.
It's that time of year again. 'Today we celebrate our Independence Day!'
We could watch this guy all day.