“This is energy honed, owned and punked. This is New York junk trashed for the masses. It belongs in a sweatbox on hot summer eve in a downtown back avenue slam…”
Dig in and ingest and digest. Here’s this month’s high delights for your pleasure…
“It’s conviction that saves this, again and again, through the only-just-slightly too over-touched sheen of its 80s hair-glam rawk production…”
‘Dark Times’ is seething, exhausting, exhilarating. A rush of relentless raw pressure.
What could have brought this new album to life and what’s behind the eyes of Mr Richard ‘Kid’ Strange?
“There’s pop punk and glam, there’s huge swathes of pomp against orchestral swells, there’s wit not just in words but in music. It’s overblown, bloated and beautiful, with a Bat Out Of Hell next of kin.”