TRACK REVIEW: Autoleisureland – The Blue Star | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Autoleisureland constitutes a reunion of sorts for David Brewis and Paul Woods, founding members of The Kane Gang, those sculptors of Closest Thing To Heaven, infamous for their name-check on The Fall’s Gut Of The Quantifier and, along with Prefab Sprout, a bona fide addition to the soulful sophisti-pop pantheon of revered acts such as The Blue Nile.

The project is a culmination of four years of writing and amassing tracks together, with debut release The Blue Star being a brilliant continuation of the patented Kane Gang sound, whilst deploying a funkier, more 70s bent, immediately recalling the left-field grooves of Shuggie Otis’ legendary opus Inspiration/Information, with its rolling clavinets and atmospheric production, and is utterly phenomenal.


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