Last heard with Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs of Oasis fame as part of their Phoneys & Freaks collaboration, Alex Lipinski returns with charity single ‘Lonely Kid’. Recorded at the renowned Monnow Valley Studios (Oasis, Charlatans & Stereophonics), ‘Lonely Kid’ is countrified guitar driven rock n’ roll and more infectious than the winter flu bug. The fast-paced track hits the ear like a whirlwind with the chorus echoing of Jake Bugg and hooking the listener immediately. The penetrating track is intensive throughout with the harmonica in particular setting up a tasty finale to a real stonker of a track. The video also features a cameo appearance from John Gregory, the former manager of Aston Villa. You may ask...why? Alex is long suffering supporter of Villa.
The single is backed by acoustic track ‘The Great Deprived’ with the live, stripped-back song highlighting both the songwriting and colossal vocal range Alex possesses. Not surprisingly, Alex has picked up a few notable fans on his journey to date with Liam Gallagher and Steve Cradock being amongst those appreciating his talent. With a solo album recorded in Berlin and due for release next year on Anton Newcombe’s ‘A’ Recordings label, 2016 looks to be shaping up nicely for Mr Lipinski.
PH: Brian Cannon
Words: Bazza Mills