In 2009, he was described by Classic Rock magazine as being “like Brian Eno fronting 10cc at a cleverness convention”. He has just released a new album ‘OMG’ and quite remarkably it’s his ninth to date,
The opener All That is classic Mael brothers and would fit in with any of their most finest of works, it’s an absolute joy to behold. Wow! What an opening track to start an album with.....How on earth they are still doing it to this extremely high standard I just don’t know, but long may it continue.
It’s so very, very good to be reacquainted with White Ladder, this the 20th anniversary limited deluxe edition comes with as you would probably expect some previously unreleased tracks of original demos, rarities and B sides and for the first time ever it’s even released on vinyl.
It would appear that the word is indeed out, the Stuffies are still sounding quite brilliant and at the age of fifty three, I am not quite sure how Miles Hunt is still doing it live with so much energy
It cannot be denied that it’s the last six songs that completely blow the roof off of the LCR building tonight
The new material, in particular Kite, Tallulah, and Guillotine come over really well besides the classic Feeder material High, Feeling A Moment, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Come Back Around, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Comfort In Sound and of course Buck Rogers.
Take my advice people. Next time he is in the fine City, make an effort to go and see him, if you can get a ticket.
The very iconic music legend that is Paul Weller, ‘the mod father’ is back in Thetford Forest
Find out more about Alan's fascinating life as a musician, manager, record label boss and more
This is my first Sunday Sessions appearance at Earlham Park and I have to say I was suitably impressed with the set-up, sound quality and location for an outdoor daytime festival, the slope in the park really allowed the crowd to get a great vantage point of the stage from wherever they were positioned and this really seemed to add to the overall atmospherics of the occasion.
Kyle was still most certainly on fire, he is most certainly still the Don
If anyone needed reminding as to just how good Idlewild were and still are, then they got it this evening
Came with big expectations but didn’t disappoint at all
"I enjoy it all, writing, recording, performing, even rehearsing"
Class is timeless.
An evening not to be missed
It’s time for a break boys.
The show was certainly a Maximum High for many tonight.
Still rock music’s best kept secret.
“I’m proud that I’ve lasted so long and I'm still getting better”
A rapturous response to a huge band
The Vaccines tear up the LCR
Biggest UK band in the world at the moment hits UEA
Wow! What a night.
Wow! What a great atmosphere this evening in the LCR
The man behind Tracy Thorn’s delectable vocals, whilst not the greatest vocalist that you will ever hear, has once again written a very charming album.
They already have their own loyal followers drooling at their every move and it’s no wonder as they don’t half knock out a good tune or three.
A sound that’s as crisp and fresh as a sharp frost on a winter’s day as the wind blows in, from over the Shropshire hills.
"Tonight’s set would’ve been felt in Babylon, even if it was Norwich that was burning." - Steve reviews Misty in Roots at NAC.
Ian McNabb - Great Things.
Order Of Voices - Order Of Voices.
The end of tour frolics continue towards the end of their set as Paul Heaton and his band members appear on stage, brooms in hand in their caretaker overalls.
"The View, The View, The View are on fire. Now where are those fire extinguishers?" - Steve reviews The View at The Waterfront
Heaton the smoking woman’s crumpet, the working / thinking man’s idea of a proper bloke might just have delivered the white man’s answer to ‘What’s Going On’?
It is pleasant enough, but certainly nothing new to get too excited about. Nothing more than a Scott Walker tribute band.
Could this be the new McFly?
"It’s all far too fast, frantic and repetitive, resulting in them creating a real marshmallow of a sound..."
"Get a little closer for there is a great new British talent walking our streets..."
"The final track and also the brightest moment, with its spine chilling choral finale, it is quite simply stunning"
The energy levels remain as high as ever and Feeder are certainly still fighting fit, you will not see them hitting any walls at this stage of their almost marathon career of twenty one years.