Album Review: Sleater Kinney - No Cities To Love
26th January 2015
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★★★★★ After nine years on an “indefinite hiatus” Sleater Kinney are back and as badass as ever with their first record since 2005. No Cities To Love has nothing to prove but all to play for with an audience of new ears who might not have even heard of the band. They release into a generation that may not have come across their extensive back catalogue - seven records, all of which have been recently remastered and as very different people can three women, now in their 40s still provide the youthful urgency that punk requires? The answer, a resounding “hell yes”! Sleater Kinney have an opportunity to inspire this new generation and stepping into a climate of overt sexism and renewed feminist activism, their resurrection feels even more timely. None of the musical or political hunger and passion has been dimed by their absence. The title track on the record is accompanied by a fantastic music video that went viral the moment it was released. Featuring celebrities such as Gerard Way, Natasha Lyonne (Nicky from Orange Is The New Black), Ellen Page, Sarah Silverman and Andy Samberg to name a few. Its moments like this when you realise the extent to their influence in the music scene of the last twenty years - much loved by the public and celebrities alike.
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