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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In his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 29 March David Randall featured a selection of tracks from “Albums of the Month” (January-March 2020) (29:45)

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Featured Albums w/c 30 March (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 HARTMANN 15 Pearls And Gems (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 H.E.A.T. II (earMUSIC)
14:00-16:00 GRAHAM GOULDMAN Modesty Forbids (Lojinx)

Power Plays w/c 30 March (Mon-Fri)

LOUISE LEMON Devil (Icons Creating Evil Art )
BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE Winter Keeps Us Warm (indie)
ONE DESIRE Shadowman (Frontiers)
CRYSTAL IGNITE Black Mamba (indie)
PICTURESQUE ATTN: (Rude Records/Equal Vision Records)
SKARLETT RIOT Human (indie)

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