There's just one problem. Suspiciously, live dates from newcomers tend to be few and far between. A couple of visits to TOTP can't tell us as much about their potential greatness as seeing them sweat it out on the tour circuit. Hopefully, Truce (right) will take the right road. Apparently, this female troupe of budding divas completely upstaged Stateside luminary Tony Thompson on a recent London support date. Their debut album, Nothin' But the Truce, didn't exactly make a huge dent in the nation's consciousness, but there was definite panache to songs like "Celebration of Life". Will their mix of gospel power and sensuality make them bigger than Eternal? If heady stardom is the goal, then a 50-date PA tour would be a step in the right direction.
Truce, Jazz Cafe, Camden, London NW1 (tickets: 0171-344 0044) 18 AprReuse content