Category Archives: Stranglers
Stranglers covered – Peaches, Toyah Wilcox, Robert Fripp
14 Sep 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Now Spinning
The Stranglers – Dark Matters – Album Review
"It’s a mature album. Policical, critical, acidic. Not that those themes are strangers to the bands back catalogue but this time round there seems an added vitriol."
14 Sep 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Benzine Mag
The Stranglers – Dark Matters : un superbe adieu à l’ami Dave Greenfield
"Le 18ème album de nos vétérans préférés du punk anglais original, The Stranglers, risque d’être leur dernier du fait de la disparition de Dave Greenfield. Profitons donc tant que nous le pouvons de ces chansons souvent superbes, où le groupe n’hésite pas à explorer de nouveaux territoires."
10 Sep 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Daily Express
The Stranglers' Dark Matters: King of the keys bows out on a high
"In all, it's an impressive testimony from a combo who always ploughed their own furrow."
08 Sep 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Gigwise
Could just as easily be a parting gift or the start of something new
"The Stranglers have been around for a while, but Dark Matters is their first studio effort in almost a decade. With nine years separating this album from 2012’s Giants, it’s the longest gap they’ve had between albums in a career that’s approaching fifty years."
19 Aug 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Uncut
The Stranglers Dark Matters
"Even punk didn’t want The Stranglers: the movement for damaged outcasts drew the line at these Surrey brutes, seen as too thuggish, ancient, sexist and straight."
19 Aug 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Echos And Dust
Review: The Stranglers – Dark Matters
"It’s hard to believe that almost ten years have passed since The Stranglers last entered the studio to lay down new material. 2012’s ‘GIANTS’ was the last offering and, since then, a great deal has happened both on and off the pitch, as you might say."
12 Aug 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Mojo
The Stranglers Dark Matters
"Today’s Stran- glersWorld is much changed since 2012's Giants: Jet Black has finally retired, while the death last year of Dave Greenfield took away another key element."
11 Aug 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Louder Than War
The Stranglers: Dark Matters – album review
"9/10 for The Stranglers first release for a decade, the aptly titled Dark Matters, is a masterpiece to get lost in and a tribute to their late and great keyboard wizard Dave Greenfield."
06 Aug 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Phil Broadhope
MATTERS OF FACT
"One thing that did strike me upon listening to this album is how it subtly picks up on themes and ideas from across all the different eras of the band. It’s very clever, and the more you listen, the more you pick up on some of these little nuances and characteristics within the songs."
23 Jul 2021 Review: Dark Matters, Metal Planet Music
Album Review : The Stranglers – Dark Matters
"A two fingered salute by the youth against the Establishment and a time of Progressive Rock giants that roamed the Earth, Punk was always something that caught the zeitgeist."
The Stranglers – And If You Should See Dave
Stranglers covered – Who Wants The World?, seethelittlenuclei
05 May 2021 The Stranglers, NME
The Stranglers announce new album ‘Dark Matters’ and share tribute single for late keyboardist Dave Greenfield
"Lead single 'And If You Should See Dave…' is a tribute to Greenfield, who died from Covid-19 last year"
05 May 2021 The Stranglers, Express
The Stranglers announce new album and share emotional tribute song to Dave Greenfield
"THE STRANGLERS have announced their new album Dark Matters and shared an emotional tribute song to late band member Dave Greenfield ahead of their 2022 tour."