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"The End of Reason"- Kate Jackson and The Wrong Moves

Ten years ago, one of my all-time favorite bands, The Long Blondes, released their seminal work - "Someone To Drive You Home." A few years later, The Long Blondes split up, mostly from complications stemmed from Dorian Cox. Their follow-up, "Couples," was pretty forgettable save a few standout tracks like "I'm Going to Hell" and "Erin O'Connor."

Kate Jackson has ventured out on her own the past few years. Which is incredible, because this woman was SUCH a killer frontwoman. She was everything you could romanticize about '60s London in one swagger-y package. She was - and is - such a badass. And always will be.

 
 
It only made sense Kate is back. How could she stay away from music forever?! I don't even want to THINK about that, bro.
 
"British Road Movies" came out yesterday (!!!) and it seems to represent a natural progression for Kate. "The End of Reason" is the lead single, which hearkens back to a more mature Long Blondes sound. She comes across as subdued, but by no means diminished. At all.
 
I'm listening to "16 Years" right now, which sounds like she's channeling Jarvis Cocker. And it also has a similar feel to "Over the Border" by Saint Etienne.
 
"Metropolis" opens on a grandiose note, kind of anthemic really. It's uplifting in a weird, hard-to-nail-down way. You just need to listen to it. It reminds me of how I used to feel when I was walking around in New York City at night and everything was much more expansive than I ever was. "This city pulls me to pieces."
 
I've only listened to a teensy bit of "British Road Movies" by Kate Jackson, but I'm digging it. Hard.
 
WELCOME BACK KATE I MISSED YOU SO MUCH
 
 


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