BlushUK - Ear Candy

Published Wednesday 6th June 2007
BlushUK - Ear Candy
BlushUK - Ear Candy

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23243-12630
RELEASE DATE: 2007-04-11
RRP: £5.99

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

This six-song EP from threesome BlushUK comes from the Manchester scene where The Message Trust are having a real impact on the lives of young people in some of the less hospitable areas. It's good, glossy pop, with shades of hip-hop and plenty of R&B. Mesdames West, Scholey and Cook belt out the numbers with the air of seasoned performers and the lyrics stab at your conscience. The harsh realism of teenage nights out ("So") or the appalling squalor of a Haitian slum ("Not Alone") is juxtaposed against good-time pop melodies and rhythms in a way that serves to heighten the urgency of the subject matter. It will certainly appeal to the current generation of teen girls, and if they stop to listen to the lyrics they will have plenty to think about. Watchman is featured on one track ("Ready To Run"), but the girls certainly hold their own and I hope we get to hear more of them.

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Reader Comments

Posted by sharmane in nantwich @ 22:34 on Jan 18 2009

how come your 2004 album is more expensive than your 2007 album.

Posted by emma in manchester @ 20:30 on Jun 20 2008

i've just seen a concert at my school with blush and they have been at my school all week. They were really good and made a really good impact and got people thinking.
Well done Blush!

Posted by Catherine in Leavenheath @ 15:32 on May 27 2008

Hey, just seen BlushUK in concert at Firm Foundations this weekend, and I would recommend this album to my friends. So, has got to be one of the best songs in the world!

Posted by sharmane in Nantwich @ 08:46 on Feb 2 2008

hello blush uk I really like your song sunshine in your other album and thesong you got nothing on me is also my favorate i really like your songs i would also like to know more about geneticks anyways God bless you
From your spiritual sister sharmane

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