Thursday, 10 May 2012
The Ever Changing Man: The Modfather's Sonik Kicks hits number one.
The new album Sonik Kicks shot to number one knocking The Military Wives Choir off of the top spot. The album has a blend of influences that each flow into the next track as the record is played through. Certain stand out tracks showcase the eclectic array of influences such as the reggae/ jazz sounding Study In Blue, the melodic pop anthem that is That Dangerous Age and the Ian Dury style spoken word track Green.
Sonik Kicks sees Weller continue to evolve further than even Charles Darwin could have predicted taking on board influences from the world of electronic music. However different the album sounds in comparison to that last (Wake Up The Nation, 2010) it was the usual suspects back to record the Sonik experience at Weller's Black Barn studios including old favourites Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon, who even tried his hand at playing the Hammond Organ.
Don't threat Weller fans as the eleventh edition to the Weller repertoire is another strong effort resulting in a first class record. He's done it again, all hail The Modfather and his Sonik Kicks.