Went on a nostalgic Youtube trip yesterday and spent quite some time listening to a string of 80’s bands including Talk Talk, Alphaville and Visage; just mentioning a few. All thanks to receiving the information that Red Box is back and that a new album named Plenty has been released by Cherry Red Records. Greybeards like me perhaps remember the two singles Lean on Me and For America that were fairly big UK hits in the mid-80’s? If you have no recollection of neither, I can only recommend you give the two songs a listen. Should either bring back some good memories or introduce you to some true gems that have eluded you for far too long! As always I’m somewhat skeptical, when bands who have been inactive for nearly two decades suddenly decide to return as I really cannot help questioning their motives (£, $, €). But the two songs I’ve heard so far (note to self: really need to get my hands on the album) are of surprisingly high quality and raise hope that there is more to this highly unexpected and most welcomed comeback than what I’m implying.
Brighter Blue by Red Box
Hurricane by Red Box