The Alarm – Close (CD Review)

After coming back to chart success (as ‘The Poppy Fields’) with ’45RPM’ and then releasing their first studio album for over a decade (‘In The Poppyfields’) The Alarm are releasing a third single from the album. The likeness to early U2 us so strong it cannot go without mention. ‘Close’ has the earnest, and slightly warbling, cries that Bono likes so much as well as the wailing lead guitar.

That said, ‘Close’ has an energy about it that comes close to that of ’45RPM’ and the eighties stylings are back in vogue again. For those die-hard fans of Mike and the boys this will be a welcome addition to the collection.

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The Alarm are on tour in December, as special guests of Status Quo, you can catch them here,

Search for tickets for these gigs at

  • Tuesday 14th Harrogate Int. Centre
  • Wednesday 15th Scarborough Futurist Theatre
  • Thursday 16th Blackpool Opera House
  • Saturday 18th Birmingham NEC
  • Sunday 19th Newcastle City Hall
  • Monday 20th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
  • Wednesday 22nd Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
  • Thursday 23rd Edinburgh Usher Hall

Label : Snapper

Release Date : 13 December 2004

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