This week: a review of former Go-Betweens co-founder Robert Forster's great new LP ’Inferno,’ early 4AD band Rema-Rema, Talk Talk's transitional album ’The Colour of Spring,’ plus Le SuperHomard and The Stroppies.
Robert Forster, co-founder of The Go-Betweens, will release new solo album, ’Inferno’, on March 1 via Tapete Records. This is his first in four years, following 2015's ’Songs to Play’ and you can hear part of "I'll Look After You"...
Irish group Microdisney were only together for a few years in the mid-1980s, but for a time were critical darlings with their mix of biting lyrics (courtesy Cathal Coughlan) and smooth, shimmering music (via Sean O'Hagan) and released a few cult classic records, including their 1983 debut Everything's Fantastic and 1985's The Clock Comes Down the Stairs which reached #1 on the UK indie charts. When the band split up, Coughlan formed The Fatima Mansions (who scored a few UK hits in the early '90s) while O'Hagan formed the great High Llamas and also played in Stereolab as well...
This week we've got a memoir from Robert Forester of The Go-Betweens, a whole bunch of Saint Etienne reissues, and buzzsaw pop from Los Angeles' Flat Worms. Plus, two premieres: one a collaboration between two French-language acts, and a band whose name sounds like they might be French (but aren't).
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