ALBUM REVIEW: Current Affairs – Off The Tongue | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed


Tough Love Records

Released: 14.07.23







An efficient and distinct debut album by Glasgow/Berlin band Current Affairs borne of many in the ever-burgeoning UK post-punk/indie scene. My immediate thoughts were of early career Siouxsie as a direct comparison, most evident in the opener No Fuss; indeed vocalist Joan Sweeney only differs in outlook, where positivity can be an interesting personal guide to modern living.

Musically, songs like Right Time & Riled are certainly goth-tinged yet jangly enough to avoid the heaviest of eyeliner and back-combed hair of my youth. Don’t expect a clone Banshees act either, they are rather uniquely reviving a much loved genre with an angular edginess that will be on display in Newcastle at Lubber Fiend on 29th July. Gannon, get gannin’!


Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout