The best thing about the ’70s punk explosion was that it encouraged people to become stars by releasing DIY records. Forty years later, the music biz now encourages DIY stars to release records. Nick Knowles, the gruff-voiced former ‘DIY SOS’ man (no relation to Solange or Beyoncé) has got an album out this christmas, called ’Every Kind of People’. It reflects a trend that started last year, when Bradley Walsh of all people had the bestselling debut LP of 2016. Frankly though we’d rather listen to a cement mixer for 40 minutes than Knowlesy having a strum.
Nan rating? 1/5
‘What’s that dreadful noise, dear?’
‘It’s Nick Knowles, Nan.’