20 March 2021
Bands: Vice Squad, The Insane, The Expelled, Chaos UK, The Expelled and many more
Album: RIOT CITY: COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION – THE SOUND OF UK 82
4 CDs – 119 songs – 4 hr 44 min
What: “Brings together every single side released by Bristol punk label Radio City,
plus the 1982 Riotous Assembly compilation album as a bonus.”
Key band: Vice Squad
RIOT CITY: Info
NME says: “The star follows up her career-high ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ with another stunning album, one the aches with meditations on fame and romance… It’s a reminder that, more than just being influenced by the likes of Joan Baez and Stevie Nicks, she’s now on a par with them. Lana Del Rey is at the peak of her game – just don’t expect her to come down anytime soon.” Score: 5/5.
Key single: Let Me Love You Like A Woman
Stream album here…
LANA DEL REY: Facebook
NME says: “The Brighton band’s follow-up finds them coming into their own and, like any great movie, offsets hard-hitting scenes with more tender moments… If Brighton’s Black Honey have always had a touch of the cinematic about them, then ‘Written And Directed’ finds them going blockbuster. Bigger and bolder than their self-titled 2018 debut, their second album has its teeth bared and snarling, ready to soundtrack frontwoman Izzy B. Phillips’ reckoning with those around her, the patriarchy and herself… ‘Written And Directed’ is a thrilling step up from a band quietly coming into their own. Score: 4/5.
Key single: Run For Cover
BLACK HONEY: Facebook