"Tonight in Manchester it’s a sold out Academy gig, an audience of 2600 eagerly awaiting to see a band most of them will have seen over 30 years prior. As a younger music fan, it makes me question as to which bands will still be around in 30 year ..."
The Stranglers - The Raven @ Manchester Academy 21/3/2015
"‘Oh Fuck’ came the line at the end of the phone. You see at some point last week I made the mistake of calling home and mentioning to my Dad that I was off to see The Stranglers on Friday night. He had reason to be fearful."
The Stranglers - Peaches - Cambridge Corn Exchange 20/3/15
"Despite a sterling performance from Jim MacAulay on drums, he simply cannot get away from the fact that he is not Jet Black (cue much chanting of Jet Black's name). The fans' desire to see this elder statesman, whose will to play fails to diminish in the face of ill health, was satiated as he came on for four songs ..."
"For men in their 50’s and 60’s, ageing punk standard-bearers The Stranglers swagger out in front of a packed o2 Academy crowd with just enough bravado to further raise the hopes of every member of the audience."
"There are far too many highlights to go through them all but the opening of salvo of Lonships, The Raven, Straighten Out and Grip were a fantastic mixture of power and melody, and were viscerally exciting. Hearing Four Horsemen, Nice in Nice and Curfew for the first time in years was great and I was so happy that they played the amazing Baroque Bordello."
"The Stranglers never disappoint, but I seriously think this is the best performance I have seen from them yet. That is saying a lot about one of the UK’s best live bands. They are, without question, at the pinnacle of their game."
Relentless The Stranglers 17 3 15 O2 Academy Leeds
"Classic rat walking 'n' stalking from Baz and JJ during Down In The Sewer, the chant for founding member Jet Black who talk to the stage halfway through and the goosebumps as the crowd sing the final "God forbid" during Duchess."