The Stranglers: Giants
"New album Giants not only confirms that feeling but announces The Stranglers have returned to being again a fiercely formidable band that easily can fire up the heart."
"With a tour, shooting a film in Spain and a new book in the works, time is a commodity for Cornwell."
Life as a Strangler
""We've been able to explore different avenues, some more successful than others. There's quite a variety in the material. If look at 'No More Heroes' and 'Golden Brown' there's no comparison. You'd think it's a different band."
Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 29 Feb 2012 Venue: Gas Lamp City: Des Moines Address: 1501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 Country: United States Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
Album Review: The Stranglers – Giants
"The combination is lacking in fanciness but for what The Stranglers lack in interesting complexity they make up for with an array of songs which are, by and large, excellently varied."
The Stranglers – Giants
"... Giants often sounds more like four session musicians engaging in half-hearted pastiche than a serious attempt to pursue new directions"
The Stranglers - Giants Review
"Baz Warne delivers a snarling performance that is a benchmark of how punk should sound in 2012. The storytelling of a road trip is thrown about with the vengeance and disdain that makes The Stranglers’ continued musical journey a fulfilling one."
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Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 28 Feb 2012 Venue: Knuckleheads City: Kansas City Address: 2715 Rochester Ave, Kansas City MO 64120 Country: United States Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
JJ Burnel and Baz Warne interview on Radio Eins. Tracks played – Adios from the album Giants, and performed live in the studio – Dutch Moon from the album Norfolk Coast. Listen online here
Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 27 Feb 2012 Venue: 3 Kings Tavern City: Denver Address: 60 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 Country: United States Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
Rugby player Brian Moore chose Always The Sun for his choice of selected records for his Desert Island Discs appearance. BBC download available here
The Stranglers - Giants (album)
"'It's greasy and it's British' was how Baz Warne once described the opening track to The Stranglers' seventeenth studio album, when it was used as a main theme in the film Suckerpunch - a soundtrack composed by JJ & Baz back in 2008."
The Stranglers - Giants (2012) - Album Review
"Adios is unlike anything else the Stranglers has done, but it might be one of their best songs."
JJ Burnel interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex, Danny Pike show to chat about The Sranglers formation and their latest album. Tracks played – Another Camden Afternoon, Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl. Listen again on BBC iPlayer until 2nd March 2012
Giants album review and JJ Burnel interview with John Robb in this weeks Vive Le Rock magazine.
Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews
"... Mercury Rising, with the latter track capturing keyboardist Dave Greenfield in particularly inventive form."
Review/Pics - Hugh Cornwell, Glen Matlock, Glass Heroes (Crescent Ballroom, PHX)
"Hugh Cornwell's set seemed a little darker right from the start. Maybe it was due to the dark blue lights, the ominous Stranglers opener of 'Toiler on the Sea', more minor chord usage in Cornwell's writing and the general menacing demeanor of this punk survivor."Glen Matlock-Hugh Cornwell (and Clem Burke/Steve Fishman) + Glass Heroes, Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, 2-25-12
"Originals from the 70s punk rock era all together on one stage ..."
Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 25 Feb 2012 Venue: Crescent Ballroom City: Phoenix Address: Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85003 Country: United States Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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