Bohemian Monk Machine

Soldier On

Five years, sang bowie, what a surprise. What a surprise indeed. After half a decade out of the limelight - the length of some bands' entire careers, or perhaps just the gap in time between albums - Irvine 5-piece soldier on have reconvened, regrouped and rearranged themselves into action once more.

They've emerged blinking and squinting into a post-lockdown landscape armed with new tunes and new haircuts, but with still the same swagger and cocksure self-belief that saw them lauded from hither to thither as the next big things in waiting.