Deacon Blue - The Hipsters (4 stars)

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Deacon Blue - The Hipsters

It starts like all the best Deacon Blue records – gradually, subtly, waiting and wondering – just like Raintown, their debut, did 25 years ago. Then it eases into the melodic drive-pop that made the Glasgow band a household name. Produced by ex-Delgado Paul Savage (King Creosote, Admiral Fallow), The Hipsters feels nostalgic and resonant, from opening hymn ‘Here I Am In London Town’ to the chiming reflection of ‘Laura From Memory’ (a perfect DB album track, and that’s no faint praise: they frequently outshone the singles). Yet it breaks new ground: ‘Stars’ is a rush of celestial piano-rock; ‘Turn’ slowly flushes with covetous wrath; the harmonic echo-pop of ‘The Outsiders’ sounds like a wistful, joyous homecoming. Let’s welcome them back with open arms.

Deacon Blue - The Hipsters

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Fri 14 Dec 2018

£37.50 / 0844 477 9000

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 25 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 29th September, 9am / 01256 844244

Sun 25 Nov 2018

£29.50–£39.50 / 01256 844244

Brighton Centre

Tue 5 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 29th September, 9am / 0844 847 1515

Wed 5 Dec 2018

£29.50–£39.50 / 0844 847 1515

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