Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.
Beauty & Ruin packs a staggering lifetime’s worth of emotion and experience into a 36-minute package sure to be hailed as a landmark addition to Bob’s formidable body of work.
“The music I want to hear doesn’t exist unless I create it.” Anton Newcombe NME ‘In the Studio’
“The unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together.” Q
“As notorious as he is prolific.” Record Collector
“No label has more vibrantly reflected the morphing spirit of underground dance music.” Trap
“Shatters any doubts over the label’s continuing vitality.” Clash
“Two rambunctious hours of uptemp bolts of energy.” NME
“Sometimes, in times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME
“Sleaford Mods’ world exists on a borderland between coherent and cryptic.” Mojo
“Toilets are an Inspiration.” Mojo Q&A
After almost 25 years together, Scott Hill and company return with their first full-length album in close to five years. Features a slightly more primitive, raw and ultra fuzzed-out sound than previous releases.
“Jack Ruby occupy a place right between early seventies street rock, post Roxy/Hawkwind synthesis and the future sound of Punk and No Wave.” Jon Savage.
The eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience therein see Willson’s songwriting hit dizzying heights: by turns confessional and melancholy, raucous and life-affirming; his trademark dark humour turned down a wee notch; life, in all its many facets, turned up to full.
“This Is PiL sees a shape-shifting band that has now evolved into a mischievous and settled four-piece. ” The Quietus
“It seemed like a good idea at the time…,” begins the explanation of Wire’s original motivation for ‘Change Becomes Us’