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Albums Of The Week: Buzzcocks | Sonics In The Soul

Pete Shelley's gone — but the 'Cocks buzz on with this pop-punk sugar-bomb.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Sonics In The Soul, the new Buzzcocks album, is their first new studio offering since The Way in 2014!

The legendary Manchester punk band need little introduction. Back in 1977, they gave birth to a generation of independent labels with their debut EP Spiral Scratch. Thereafter, their melodic punk-pop proved irresistible, leading to hit singles and three landmark albums. They broke up in 1981 but reunited in 1989 and have been going steady ever since.

Sadly, singer Pete Shelley passed away in 2018 — but co-founder and the band’s other singer/songwriter Steve Diggle has kept the flag flying. During the pandemic, Steve and co. (Chris Remington on bass, Danny Farrant on drums) busied themselves with creating Sonics In The Soul. Recorded at Studio 7 in London, the album was co- produced by Steve and Laurence Loveless.”