“What Goes On”, opening track of Pixies first album since 1991’s Trompe Le Monde, proves a suitably thrilling beginning for a set that has been much anticipated by fans who may have been concerned that Black Francis’ crew were happy as a heritage act...
When you hear people bandying around names like The Gun Club and Gallon Drunk, you can shiver with excitement or quiver with fear… as, inevitably, bands that are compared to legends are often disappointing or relentlessly derivative.
The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett isn’t necessarily an album that heralds the return of ‘classic Eels‘, even if all the signs are present and correct.
When the Afghan Whigs returned from the wilderness in 2012, ostensibly for a series of shows celebrating their magnificent back catalogue, it was only the most optimistic of fans who seriously expected a new album from the band to emerge.
The album is dedicated to the cheery topic of romantic break-ups, with cautionary tales on how not to conduct a relationship .