The Tragically Hip (or the Hip as they are called by their fans) return with their thirteenth album and they have been going since 1983. They are massive in their native Canada where nine of their albums have made the number one spot. They are less well known here in the UK and Europe but this album may help get them a little more known.

Hard to compare them to another band as they have their own unique sound – indie pop rock although the biting rock of ‘We Want To Be It’ reminded me of the Pixies. ‘Done And Done’ is so damn catchy, nice drumming and vocals combining well. The title track has a trippy vibe, it mixes the vocals and chiming guitar well. They have enough musical variety to keep you interested and for someone new to the band like me, enough to make you want to seek out the band’s earlier albums.

If driving indie rock meets pop with a few musical curveballs is of interest then grab a cop of this album. No need to tell fans as they will already have this!


Jason Ritchie

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Pete Feenstra celebrated his 300th show in October 2019. Pete heads up a five-hour blues rock marathon when “Tuesday is Bluesday” from 19:00 GMT. Listen out also for his interview-based Feature show on Sundays (20:00 GMT)

Power Plays w/c 28 October (Mon-Fri)

COLLATERAL Mr Big Shot (Roulette Media Records)
BABY HUSBAND Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (indie)
OF ALLIES Off The Map (indie)
MARISA AND THE MOTHS – Slave (indie)
CATTLE AND CANE I Wish I Knew Jesus (Like I Do)
KING VOODOO Creep (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 28 October (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 UNRULY CHILD Big Blue World (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 REDLINE Gods & Monsters (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 WILDWOOD KIN (Silvertone/Sony)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

MAGNUM Sleepwalking (1992)

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