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Critics' Choice 2015 - Lonely Robot

Every day we’ll be bringing you some music from the 2015 Critics’ Choice…

Although equally well-known for his work as current frontman of It Bites, guitarist in Arena and as leader of the melodic prog supergroup Kino, John Mitchell decided to branch out on his own with Lonely Robot, who released their debut album, Please Come Home, earlier last year. “John Mitchell’s sturdy debut makes for one mighty statement of intent,” said reviewer Rich Wilson back in Prog 53. “Just because something’s played in 78 for six bars doesn’t make it interesting,” Mitchell told us in Prog 54. Seems a lot of people agreed, as Please Come Home was one of the year’s biggest prog sellers.

To celebrate making No. 8 in the Prog writers’ Critics’ Choice, here’s the video for The Boy In The Radio, featuring guest vocals from Go West’s Peter Cox.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.