The Human League

Although Mr Oakey's slick side parting has, rather dubiously, been replaced with a crew-cut, the girls appear to have been cryogenically frozen.

With more of Prince Charming than Adam Ant, the Human League have all that they used to have and even more.

Although Mr Oakey's slick side parting has, rather dubiously, been replaced with a crew-cut, the girls appear to have been cryogenically frozen. Have they aged at all since 1986?

Laden with more keyboards and drum machines than a music shop, they hit the UEA stage.

The sound is much the same as it was too.

Playing the line-up of hits that we all know and love (Mirror Man, Electric Dreams, Don't You Want Me etc) they were in good form.

New material is also more than forthcoming, with choruses that stick in the mind and keyboard and synthesiser sounds that rush you back to the 80s. The Human League have bucked the trend to stick to their tried and tested format and it still holds up very well.

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With their new album, Secrets, the Human League will struggle to see another Top 40 hit.

However, this is good stuff and one can see that Phil Oakey and his pals still have a lot to offer.

 

 

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