Platinum Blonde – Now Or Never (Fontana North)

So how does the first new music in more than a decade from 80’s electro-rockers Platinum Blonde measure up? Surprisingly well. There has never really been any question as to whether or not leader Mark Holmes knew his way around a pop song but the proof of this has never been more evident than on these 10 tracks. As much as some of the songs throw off an 80’s vibe, there are also very modern undercurrents running through the songs; nothing sounds dated in a negative sort of way. This record is a great return to form for Platinum Blonde.