by Emily Nan Iason in New Music on Wednesday 15 August 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Patti Smith a few months ago when she handed me some pins for her upcoming album, Banga. Banga has since ben released. Patti is a legend and everything she produces is an instant classic in my book. There’s no other voice in the world like Patti’s. At times the album is mellow, deep and thoughtful, but always, it has the punk-rock Patti shining through.