Steven Adams returns with new band The French Drops – Listen

Ex Broken Family Band-er Steven Adams is back with his new band The French Drops – featuring members of The Drink – and a new album ‘Virtue Signals’ which is due out via Hudson Records on 4th May. They’ll be heading out on a UK tour in May starting off at The Castle in Manchester on 2 May – full dates are below.  He’s shared the opening track to the new album below, called ‘Bad Apples’.  “You’re part of something,” Adams sings, “the thing you tore apart” – a song about the flag-waving, supposed patriots whose voices are drowning out the national conversation. Continue reading “Steven Adams returns with new band The French Drops – Listen”

Curse of Lono “Severed” (Submarine Cat Records, 2017)

On first hearing this record without reading anything about it I thought that Steven Adams (Broken Family Band) had adopted a back to basics approach and formed a new band. It’s a thought that stuck with me every time I listen to the record and it’s certainly meant as a compliment – there’s the voice of Felix Bechtolsheimer (Hey Negrita) which is a dead ringer for Adams and then there’s the lyrics which explore the same melancholic self-deprecating squalor. CofL have an admirably broad palate, the songs spreading out across a range of styles – the opener cheekily references the Byrds with both the title and the bass line of Five Miles (add three and some altitude and you’re there). Continue reading “Curse of Lono “Severed” (Submarine Cat Records, 2017)”