Albums of Note... Heaped with praise and riding high in the UK charts, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 15th studio album, Push the Sky Away is not only an artistic triumph but a commercial one, too. Cave’s songwriting style has mutated significantly since his early days as frontman and resident wildcard of The Birthday Party; he now resembles a particularly well-dressed bar fly and his songs are peppered with his quintessentially erudite turn of phrase.
For our reviewer, Push the Sky Away demonstrates Cave and his cohorts at their finest:“Knowing when to stop and what to leave out, when adding more will lessen the quality and having the strength of character to just cut away the surplus is most definitely driven by the ever uncompromising Cave and here it has clearly paid dividends… Push The Sky Away' has a delicacy and tenderness woven through it like a fine silken tapestry of beguiling beauty but it can still be unflinching and brutal.”
Twins Miles and Mike Haughton and Oscar Manthorpe of pop trio Theme Park are currently in the studio recording their debut album due for release later this year through Transgressive Records. Their catchy latest single, 'Jamaica', has gone down a storm and has been just as highly anticipated as the string of festival shows they've performed over the summer including Latitude, Beacons, Tramlines and Lounge on the Farm (to name just a handful). They are next set to support Bloc Party on their UK tour in October.
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