❉ A five-disc record of the rise and fall of the lipstick killers. So, strap on yer platforms, cake on some slap and let’s get into it….
❉ “Forward thinking, aware, stately and balanced – sounds like a piece of architecture to me alright!”, writes Eoghan Lyng of Nashville-based outfit Palm Ghosts’ new album.
❉ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets teams with Diva Dompé as Poptone.
❉ In every dream home a heartache? Ange Chan on a collaboration between Neil Arthur from Blancmange and Gazelle Twin’s Bernholz.
❉ It is tempting to consign Sky to that enduring but beige ‘easy listening’ category, but to leave it at that would be overly simplistic. There is much in here to beguile and intrigue.
❉ A gorgeous collage of sound myths, emboldened stories and earthly sounds; a journey through the rims and roads of Britain.
❉ Rat Scabies, formerly of The Damned, surprises and delights with his first, ambitiously diverse solo album.
❉ A conclusive round-up of the band’s first seven years, featuring much of their best work, this box set is a must for all Toy Dolls fans.
❉ The complete recorded output of the punk mischief-makers, in a new Cherry Red box set.
❉ Kim Wilde’s voice has stood the test of time on this, her first album of original songs since 1992.