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Thursday 14th April 2016

Mainstream rockers Violent Femmes return with 'We Can Do Anything'

THE FONDLY remembered mainstream rock band Violent Femmes have returned to the scene with their 'We Can Do Anything' album. Read a review in Record Collector magazine, "Mostly plundered from front man Gordon Gano's archive of song ideas, Violent Femmes' ninth album - their first for 16 years - is very much a mixed platter. Gano's idiosyncratic, jerky yowl is surprisingly unchanged from the band's early '80s post-punk heyday. Their energy isn't quite as spiky, their intensity less urgent, but they've held on to their trademark jittering guitars and drums, sing-a-long hooks and skewed Jonathan Richman-like faux naivete. . . [The] cracking standout 'Holy Ghost' channels 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' in its verse delivery." CR

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