The New Cue #309 August 11: Sinéad O'Connor, David Holmes, The Stingrays, Bonnie Prince Billy, Folly Group, The Sherlocks, English Teacher, Laura Groves, Hotel Lux, Goat...
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An Album To Blow Your Mind
The Sherlocks’ Kiaran Crook picks the You Get What You Give rockers’ sole album
South Yorkshire four-piece The Sherlocks have amassed an army of diehard fans looking for big indie anthems to holler along to since they emerged in 2014. At the time of writing, fourth album People Like Me & You is duking it out for the Number One slot and will become their third Top Ten record. Frontman Kiaran Crook took time out from their chart battle to tell us why he loves New Radicals’ 1998 debut:
Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (1998)
“I’ve picked this album because I know it’s a go to for me if I’m after an album I can listen to start to finish and enjoy every second of it. It was the only album they’ve ever did - they split up soon after but what an album they left behind. I love the lyrics, the music, the melodies… everything about the record. A lot of people only know the big single off of it but they’ve got so much more than when you actually sit down and listen to this record. Gregg Alexander is a genius when it comes to writing and he’s definitely made me think of lyrics and how to form them a little bit different since hearing this record.”
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