"Time may be moving on for the guys on stage and for most of the packed crowd also, but as long as the band still tour and the public fill the venues, there will always be a few ‘Heroes’ left to worship!! And long may they continue."
"While many took the break in between bands to grab another beer, others began the scouting for a good position up front; by the time The Stranglers hit the stage the front rows resembled a – reasonably well-behaved – tin of sardines."
"As the hits bowled (sorry) out, it came time for this year’s set highlight – the metronomical drumming from Jim during ‘Bear Cage’ sets the pace – counter-pointed with an Animal-esque battering of (seemingly) every piece of percussive equipment available during the chorus."
The stranglers golden brown at head for the hills ramsbottom
"Je partirai toutefois un peu avant la fin. Non pas que la bande de Jean-Jacques Burnel ait perdu de sa poigne, mais les étrangleurs se sont un peu fait voler la vedette par les Buzzcocks. En tout cas, si le British punk a gagné une certaine maturité avec l'arrivée de ses premiers cheveux blancs (non, ce n'est pas une décoloration, cette fois...), il est bien toujours en vie, et capable encore de beaux moments de rock en trois accords !"
"The Stranglers are the new Christmas. Making their annual drop down Brighton's cultural chimney and having a capacity crowd of believers marvel as their fourth incarnation keeps true to the spirit and obtuse time signatures of the original four-piece."
"They knew their fans and they played exactly what they were looking for, as they smashed their hits, with extreme precision. I was amazed, as I heard ‘Peaches’ sound almost identically to the original which came out 40 years ago."
Go Buddy Go
GO BUDDY GO. Stranglers ,Leeds 02 Academy Fri 17th March 2017