Saturday, June 11, 2016

Back on the roads

As the voice of one of my favourite albums from a decade ago, the Long Blondes' Someone To Drive You Home, it's heartening to learn that Kate Jackson is performing again after a hiatus. The demise of her former outfit in 2008 felt as abrupt as it was disappointing, precipitated by the stroke suffered by guitarist Dorian Cox earlier that year, so there's perhaps a sense of unfinished business. Certainly, this Guardian review of a recent Sheffield show with her new band the Wrong Moves suggests that new album British Road Movies picks up where the Long Blondes left off: a sassy, stylish take on Pulp's romantic melodramas, with an obsession with transport. It's good to have her back.

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