Wake Up (Brit)Pop Fans – THE BOO RADLEYS Return With Their First Album In 24 Years

7 February 2022

Who: Britpop heroes from
Wallasey, England

Active: 1988–1999, 2021-present
Albums: 7 (including new one) with Wake Up! (1995) as their
most successful one and Kingsize as their most recent one,
released in 1998, 24 years ago.

Out: 11 March 2022 – order info here

Tim Brown (bass/guitar): “The freedom of sharing files, comments, praise and
concerns made it possible to quickly make music where the beauty of the songs
shine through. As with all Boo Radleys music, there were no limitations on structure, instruments and sounds, but this time we all had freedom to express our thoughts
about the music we were making.”

TUTV: It’s almost Spring which is a good thing, and The Boo Radleys reappear
after 24 years with this new LP, out in Spring, which is even a better thing.
Their sunshine pop is most welcome in these grey times.

Singles: Keep On With Falling / I’ve Had Enough I’m Out

Simon “Sice” Rowbottom (frontman):“Lyrically, it’s an entreaty to myself and
everyone else to not be afraid to fail. Some of the most important learning in
my life has been gained through massive mistakes and failures. ”

“A statement on the disavowal of religion,
using Catholicism as its exemplar”


KEEP ON WITH FALLING out on 11 March 2022 – Order info here

THE BOO RADLEYS Released Their Bestseller Album ‘WAKE UP!’ 25 Years Ago Today…

27 March 2020

British alt pop outfit THE BOO RADLEYS released their third album WAKE UP! today
25 years ago, on 27 March 1995 via Alan McGee‘s notorious label Creation Records. Their greatest commercial success as the LP hit Number One in the UK. Their top ten single Wake Up Boo! was co-responsible for the longplayer’s triumph.

AllMusic wrote: With their third album, The Boo Radleys abandoned the overt noise that obscured the pop sensibilities of their early work and scaled back the ambitions of Giant Steps. The result is Wake Up!, a glorious, brightly colored gem of a pop record… The Boo Radleys were always a band with ambitions. The only difference with Wake Up! is that they finally fulfilled them.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5

Album in full…

Top Single…


THE BOO RADLEYS: Bio – All Albums

THE BOO RADLEYS Released Best Selling Single ‘WAKE UP!’ 25 Years Ago Today…

Top singles from the past…

27 February 2020


Band: The Boo Radleys (UK)
Single: Wake Up Boo!
B-sides: Janus,  Blues For George MichaelFriendship Song
Released: 27 February 1995 – 25 years ago today
Album: Wake Up! – the band’s fourth LP
Score: The single peaked at #9 in the UK

Here’s the original clip…

Their TOP OF THE POPS performance…

THE BOO RADLEYS: Bio – Discography

THE BOO RADLEYS Released Triumphant Album ‘GIANT STEPS’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 August 2018


Album: GIANT STEPS – third LP

Released: 31 August 1993 – 25 years ago

NME and SELECT named it both ‘album of the year

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Titling an album after John Coltrane’s masterpiece may well seem
the height of pretension, but heck, it never stopped the Replacements from a similar move
vis-a-vis the Beatles. As it is, the title is perfectly justified. Carr, a Coltrane aficionado among many other things, here finally leads his band from the promising to the truly inspired. Carr’s guitar work is much more distinctly his own throughout the album, with often volcanic, inspired soloing adding a huge, echoed sound to many of the songs. A number of guest performers help, notably Steve Kitchen on brass; his trumpet and flugelhorn parts and flourishes add jazzy touches throughout, at times reminiscent of Miles Davis’ work on ‘Sketches of Spain’.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Giant Steps was/is adventurous,
colorful and multifaceted pop music that will never age.

Album in full…

THE BOO RADLEYS: Website – Discography