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Made of Rain


Artist: The Psychedelic Furs
Label: Cooking Vinyl
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 31 July 2020

Post punk outfit, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years, Made Of Rain, through Cooking Vinyl...

Considering it's been almost 30 years since their last album, 1991's World Outside, Made of Rain is a spectacular return to form. This feels like a classic '80s album (but obviously brought up to date for a more modern audience). The band has lost non of its edge and Richard Butler's vocals are as recognisable as ever.

On a first play through 'Wrong Train' is one of the obvious highlights, as is 'This'll Never Be Like Love'. It has a similar construction to 'Wrong Train' and would have benefited from being placed further along in the track listing, rather than directly after it.

The first single from the album, 'Don't Believe' has that unmistakable Furs hallmark stamped all over it. 'Hide the Medicine' is another notable track, again something you can easily imagine the band releasing around the time they produced 'Pretty in Pink.'

If you grew up with the band in the '80s then this will feel like a long lost album, and it illustrates that their music is timeless. It feels just as fresh and engaging now as when they were at the height of their fame.


Nick Smithson

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