As leader of The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell was the main songwriter of all the band’s most memorable songs across ten stellar albums. Their 1977 debut Rattus Norvegicus – featuring seminal songs Peaches, (Get A) Grip, (On Yourself) and more – follow up albums No More Heroes, Black and White, The Raven and The Gospel According To The Men In Black – which Hugh cites as his favourite Stranglers album – consolidated Cornwell’s stature as a unique songwriter and musician. His lyrics to Golden Brown, from the La Folie album, and their multiple meanings, is a songwriting masterclass with the song reaching number 2 in the UK singles charts. After releasing his final album 10 with the band Hugh embarked on a solo career.
Fast forward to 2022 and Hugh’s latest album Moments of Madness is an album of acute, pithy, and witty observations which has received widespread critical acclaim.
Hugh has announced a new UK tour with support from The Primitives, coming to Holmfirth Picturedrome on January 20th.