Friday, 26 September 2014


Deacon Blue: A New House

Released just before the Referendum, Deacon Blue's latest album is a marker in time.

"Tell me once, tell me twice how it is that we begin again," is the opening lyric, "do we start by clearing up the mess or just forgetting?" Two weeks ago the songs sounded like a series of questions about a future independent Scotland. Today they seem to say just as much to a continued Union "I guess a miracle's the only thing that's ever going to work here."

A New House is the best album Deacon Blue's released since their reformation. Full of optimism and tales of new beginnings, this may well eventually join Fellow Hoodlums as my favourite release of theirs.

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