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…
– WAKE UP BOO! –
Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…
26 September 2019
Band: NO SWOON
Who: Duo – Tasha and Zack – from Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2016.
Their music draws from dream pop, shoegaze, and post-punk revival
Track: ‘DON’T WAKE UP, WAKE UP’ – first single from their debut album
out 1 November via Substitute Scene Records
Score: Wow! What a jaw-dropping debut this is! ‘Don’t Wake Up, Wake Up‘ rushes and
races fiercely like if somebody chases you in a nightmare and you have no clue how to escape. Screaming guitars, ablaze percussion and urgent vocals all add to the anxious impact of this bang-up buster. Sturdy stuff! Antsy turbulence!
NO SWOON: Facebook
Self-titled debut LP out 1st November – all info here