Review – Here come the aliens

Kim Wilde once warned you should Never Trust A Stranger; here is another public service announcement. The UK’s green-fingered queen of 1980s new wave pop has cultivated an obsession with little green men.

“They’re out there in the stars, maybe they come from Mars”, she sings on 1969, the tacit title track to Here Come The Aliens. Pop Don’t Stop plays homage to Buggles classic Video Killed The Radio Star with piano-led intro before bursting away on an interplanetary path.

Wilde has certainly seen some extraordinary things. The real revelation here is that her 14th studio album might be the Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist’s finest non-horticultural work in decades.