Review: Eye Of The hurricane

Their first album in two years is touted as showing these four Welshmen exploring their Celtic roots. Turns out though that what they’ve really been exploring is how to sound like their old mates U2. In particular the new single Rain In Summertime could have been an outtake from Joshua Tree. Not only has vocalist Mike Peters got his Bono imitation off pat but song titles like Jericho and Hallowed Ground strike a note of cod religiosity which is an obvious poor relation of U2’s. At least they don’t model themselves on The Clash any more, but with three albums down, The Alarm are no nearer establishing an identity of their own. (2 stars)

Publication::Publication:Q Magazine
Author::Robert Sandall