The Hold Steady – ‘Open Door Policy’ album review


The Hold Steady return with ‘Open Door Policy’, the follow-up to 2019’s critically revered ‘Thrashing Thru the Passion’. The now six-piece again worked with producer Josh Kaufman to deliver 10 richly developed pieces of storytelling that examine issues including wealth, power, capitalism, ambition, opportunism and survival… Gentle stabs at the piano signal the start of…

Spectral Nights Top 5: The Charlatans


With Tim Burgess set to release his new solo album ‘I Love the New Sky’ (out on 22 May via Bella Union – pre-order here) and keeping so many music fans entertained over the lockdown with #TimsTwitterListeningParty on Twitter, we thought it was a good time to pick out a Top 5 from his band…

The Hold Steady 2019 Denver Haircut

The Hold Steady – ‘Denver Haircut’


The Hold Steady have shared ‘Denver Haircut’, the opening song from their next album ‘Thrashing Thru the Passion’ (out on 16 August through French Kiss Records). The three-minute track is buzzing with energy and melody that gives a glimpse into the off-the-cuff sound the band have embraced on this new recording. Craig Finn has always…