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Kim Wilde - Here come the aliens



80's pop legend Kim Wilde releases her new album on 16th March - "Here come the aliens". Kim Wilde fans of a nervous disposition will probably breathe a sigh of relief that it's aliens, not Lawnmower Deth (with who she released a Christmas single at the end of 2017).
While most 80s pop stars retired and have subsequently made comebacks, Kim Wilde never really went away - she may have been less in the limelight than in the past, but she's been steadily releasing albums and touring around the world. This is her first album for a fair while to be released in the UK that is new material rather than covers.

I must admit that while I'm familiar with her music from the 80s and early 90s, I hadn't listened to anything she's done since then until her collaboration with Lawnmower Deth, so I was looking forwad to listening to this new album to hear how her new material sounds.

Well the first thing that's obvious is that Kim Wilde still has a fantastic voice, whether it's on the more upbeat pop songs or the softer songs such as "Solstice".

The album was produced by her brother Ricky Wilde, and on the first single, "Pop don't stop" he duets with her - the first time they've duetted on a record.

kandy Krush is a really good catchy pop song that I wouldn't be at all surprised to see released as the second single

There's a real mix on this album, from the great pop songs to the slower ballad styles and rock. "Rock the Paradiso" is as the name suggests, more rock than pop, and refers to the famous Paradiso venue in Amsterdam.

"Cyber nation war" shows Kim is certainly not stuck in the past as she sings about the problem of internet trolls. It's a great song.

The album artwork is brilliant - done in the style of a 50's scifi B-movie poster. It's been created by her niece, Scarlett who when not working as an artist sings on stage with Kim Wilde and her band. She's also been involved in writing the songs on this album along with Kim and Ricky - a real family effort.

I'd hoped this would be a good album, but it's not just good, it's a lot better than I could have hoped for. Kim's voice is still fantastic and the songs on this album are really top notch. It's a fantastic album all round - I've already ordered my copy.

"Here come the aliens" will be released on 16th March 2018

Track listing:

1. 1969
2. Pop don't stop
3. Kandy krush
4. Stereo shot
5. Yours till the end
6. Solstice
7. Addicted to you
8. Birthday
9. Cyber nation war
10. A different story
11. Rock the Paradiso
12. Rosetta

Kim Wilde is on tour soon...

March 2018
30th Fri Ipswich Regent Theatre
31st Sat Southend Cliffs Pavilion
April 2018
2nd Mon Glasgow Old Fruit Market
4th Wed Bath The Forum
5th Thu Torquay Princess Theatre
6th Fri Yeovil Westlands
7th Sat Bournemouth The Pavilion Theatre
11th Wed Wrexham William Aston Hall
12th Thu Preston The Guildhall
13th Fri Sheffield Plug
15th Sun York Barbican
16th Mon Gateshead The Sage
19th Thu Halifax The Victoria Theatre
20th Fri Buxton Opera House
21st Sat Birmingham Town Hall
22nd Sun Salisbury City Hall
24th Tue Hastings The White Rock Theatre
26th Thu London Koko
30th Mon Salford The Lowry

Skribent: Anthony May
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