"Chatting to the original bass thing from the band Jean Jacques Brunel, it is made abundantly clear in strident tones that he has not shared a stage with his former partner in crime and has no intentions to do so, despite the money that is apparently around for such a reunion."
"Hugh Cornwell descended upon Auckland’s Powerstation last night as part of his Monster tour, which promised to deliver an evening of both his solo work and of course Stranglers hits that his name will forever be synonymous with."
"The Stranglers are mixing it up. Not, as in the past, by tying up journalists and encouraging female acquaintances to take to the stage naked. No, the 2019 incarnation is nightly mixing up the set with tracks both revered and unrecorded."
"The first of tonight’s new tracks, ‘Last Man On The Moon’, has a retro sci-fi vibe with swirling organ and twanging surf-style guitar. The lyrics give the impression of a dystopian future where mankind has trashed other worlds as well as this one."
Relentless-The Stranglers@Brighton Dome 26th March 2019
"In there 45th Year now, and with a New Album later in the year, Down with the Lights and the eerie signature tune of Waltzinblack whipped the crowd into anticipation, The Roar began as The Meninblack walked onto the Stage And umphh straight into a blistering version of Tank, Got the crowd onside straight away"
"There being no new Stranglers album to promote, not even an addition to their extensive range of archive live performances, theirs was basically a greatest hits show, but with hits like these who’s complaining?"
No More Heroes
The Stranglers , No More Heroes , Baths Hall Scunthorpe , 5th March 2019
"A special moment came for devoted fans as they are privileged enough to hear a world exclusive new track from the band. Burnel exclaims “This is the first time we’ve ever played this song live, you’re the first people in the world to hear it”."
"What a night! To see two well oiled machines deliver two sets full of uncompromising passion that the phrase “blood, sweat, and tears” doesn’t even come close. Both Dr FEELFGOOD and THE STRANGLERS produced performances that left everyone fulfilled and satisfied that they had witnessed something special."