The Brothers Kane, Patrick and Greg, are back with a funky New Orleans' style vengeance, if the new songs on their recently-released 'Hot Wire' album are anything to go by. After racking up a few not-dissimilar nu-soul pop-hits back in the '80s, including the unforgettable 'Labour of Love' single and the 'Remote' album, Hue and Cry slipped off the radar in the early '90s, following fellow Scotsmen The Blue Nile onto the Linn Records imprint with the album, 'Jazz Not Jazz'.
Finally, the duo opted to concentrate on solo work before regrouping in 2005. It seemed apt that the band supported young jazz-popster Jamie Cullum at an Aberdeen music festival - there is a similarity in the respective artists' energetic and retro sound. More recently, Hue and Cry have recently kick-started their 2012 with a pair of sold-out Glasgow shows and the release of the aforementioned 'Hot Wire'. In fact, so impressed were the lads with their home-turf, they're about to reward Scotland with even more shows in the autumn.
October will see the start of another batch of 'Hot Wire' shows, this time with a full band in tow. The first show is in Dundee on 12th October, followed by Aberdeen, Inverness, Dunfermline, Hamilton and finally Edinburgh on the 21st. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £20.
Beforehand, there is the small matter of a UK tour further south, starting in Blackburn on 27th April and finishing in Islington on 26th May. The last show is a full-band show, while the preceding gigs are all 'Stripped' shows - which translates as acoustically-flavoured in intimate smaller surroundings. Tickets are still available for all shows, priced at £19.50 or £22.50 for the London show.