"Always more than three-chord wonders, the once-belligerent punk veterans returned for the gorgeous harpsichord-inflected 'Golden Brown', the black-dressed four-piece and the classical ensemble weaving a bewitching tapestry of obscure time signatures."
"The Stranglers were as commanding as you’d expect but finale ‘Golden Brown’ felt more messy than it should – a near-perfect pop song that didn’t especially benefit from added depth and complexity and a bit of confusion around time signatures."
"The first 6 Music Prom saw The Stranglers smothered by London Sinfonietta, but Laura Marling shone through with songs that showed the worlds of pop and classical can do perfectly well without each other"
"We had come full-circle, and The Stranglers were back with a triptych of hit songs. ‘Always the Sun’ and ‘Duchess’ gave the band a chance to settle-in further, Jean-Jacques Burnel’s resonant vocals audience-supported."
"It was just a pity that piling the heavily-amped electric instruments on top of the Sinfonietta’s playing resulted in a somewhat cacophonous sound; the Royal Albert Hall’s acoustic was largely to blame."
"A mix of doo-wop and modern covers earned Boy(ish) band The Overtones a great reception, while other stand-outs included the rockabilly of Imelda May, Echo & The Bunnymen, Osibisa (Sunshine Day indeed), a strutting set from Wilko Johnson and punk memories from Hugh Cornwell."
Interview - Absolute Radio
Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) Interview at Cornbury Festival 2013
"Hugh Cornwell is one of those musicians that people will seemingly travel thousands of miles to see, such is the sense of history that surrounds him and the music that he has created in a rich and varied career."
"His musings on various subject matters that he sings on stage are always worth listening to as well and on a balmy summer’s evening in St. Helens, that musical grace he brings with him was evident once more."
HUGH CORNWELL of The Stranglers "Skin Deep" Live in St Helens 2013