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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Featured Albums w/c 20 January (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 AUTUMN’S CHILD Autumn’s Child (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 THE RAGGED SAINTS Sonic Playground Revisited (AOR Heaven)
14:00-16:00 AMBERLY CHALBERG Hi-Line (indie)

Power Plays w/c 20 January (Mon-Fri)

THUNDERSTICK Go Sleep With The Enemy (Roulette Records)
BUFFALO SUMMER Everybody’s Out For No.1 (Silver Lining Music)
ANCHOR LANE Dead Run (R7 Records)
MOLLY KARLOFF She Said (indie)
H.E.A.T. Come Clean (Frontiers)
THE KENDALL COLLECTION Staring Back At Me (indie)
VOODOO RAMBLE Midnight Train (indie)

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