Former pupil Alice Wigley has a debut album released tomorrow with her group Gaggle, entitled 'From the Mouth of the Cave', and for those who are still in love with vinyl, initial copies at Banquet Records in Kingston have a free flexi-disc thrown into the £6.99 cost!
The BBC review, while describing the album as 'an exercise in catharsis', spoke of how it really questions the purpose of music and whether it is a passive tool for the background or a voice for breaking down social inhibition.
Mr Mark Woodward, Head of Careers and resident teenager (sadly in mind only), who has been following the progress of the band in the pages of NME and suchlike, commented: 'If you love the sound of wailing banshees and social protest, then Gaggle is the band for you! The album really appeals to my musical tastes- there is a blend of the voices of mythological sirens, who used to lure unsuspecting sailors onto their rocks with their singing, mixed with the 4AD legends The Cocteau Twins. I can also hear the poppy Belle Stars and magical sound of Les Voix Bulgares as well as much much more in this debut from Alice and her fellow singers!'
The NME, as is its wont, marked the album with a miserly 5 out of 10 but the broadsheets have been far more accepting with The Guardian rating it as 4 out of 5! Click here for The Guardian's 4 star review of last September's 34 strong appearance at the Royal Albert Hall.