Very sad news about Malcolm McLaren who has died aged 64 of cancer.
The world today would be so different without him. He made the dull 70’s exciting and later took Hip-Hop mainstream in the UK in the early 80’s. We are unlikely to see someone like him again.
McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joseph Corre, has paid tribute to his father who he stated was “the original punk rocker” who “revolutionised the world”. “He’s somebody I’m incredibly proud of. He’s a real beacon of a man for people to look up to,” he added.
The Guardian has also written a piece featuring his career in videos which you view here.
Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys have collaborated together on an album entitled ‘The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness’.
Tony explains: “Hello, peace my brothers, this record was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy. We are creatures of God, so there’s no death. Spirit is light, all evil won’t prevail – there’s no evil when it crashes with goodwill.”
The ‘experimental’ record will be released on 26th July supported by a handful of shows, including Camp Bestival and Field Day:
29 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30 Camp Bestival, Dorset
31 Field Day Festival, London
In other Gryff Rhys news, his collaboration with De La Soul on the new Gorillaz album is released as a single today. You can find out details about that on Gorillaz.com.
Second mix featuring the singles in order of catalogue number, this chapter takes us from 1987 to 1990. This is where we first see the label dip its toes into the mainstream, firstly the House of Love and My Bloody Valentine grace the cover of the music papers in 1988 and then in 1990 Ride and Primal Scream give the label their first chart hits in the UK following the ‘Madchester’ explosion. Continue reading
The BBC reports that Noel Gallagher stuck to familiar material at his first show since Oasis split – but promised that “brilliant” solo songs are on their way.
Despite speculation about his solo plans, he declined to play new songs at the first of two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading
Teenage Fanclub have posted details about their new album online. The post states:
“It gives us great pleasure to finally announce the release of our new album Shadows. It will be available in Glasgow, Europe, Australasia and Japan on May 31st, and from Merge in North America from June 8th. Download options will be available in all territories.”
Tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Sometimes I Don’t Need To Believe In Anything
2. Baby Lee
3. The Fall
4. Into The City
5. Dark Clouds
6. The Past
7. Shock And Awe
8. When I Still Have Thee
9. Live With The Seasons
10. Sweet Days Waiting
11. The Back Of My Mind
12. Today Never Ends
You can hear a preview of Baby Lee’ by visiting their website [click].
A few years ago Stylus Magazine wrote an article called ‘Shine On’ about the first 50 singles on Creation. Well, at last here’s a chance to hear all them tracks in a playlist. Continue reading
Teenage Fanclub have posted some new tour dates on their website along with first details about their new album. The post states:
The band (Teenage Fanclub) have been booked to play a show at Koko in London as part of the “Camden Crawl”. Our show takes place on Saturday May 1st.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce details of a forthcoming UK/Irish tour to promote our new album “Shadows”. We’ll be making a further statement later this week regarding it’s release. The dates (so far) are as follows.
May 1st – Koko, London
May 27th – The Academy 2, Manchester
May 28th – The Leadmill, Sheffield
May 30th – The Academy, Dublin
June 1st – The Warehouse, Aberdeen
June 2nd – ABC, Glasgow
June 3rd – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
June 4th – The Cockpit, Leeds
June 6th – The Academy, Bristol
June 7th – The Academy 2, Birmingham
Mark Gardener (Ride), Rachel Goswell and Mojave 3 (Slowdive) all feature on the long-awaited remix album by Ulrich Schnauss.
This is not one of your normal remix albums as he gives each track his own unqiue sound. Those of you who are unfamiliar with his work should definitely check this out. Currently playing keyboards for The Engineers, Ulrich is due to release his forth album later this year following 2007’s ‘Goodbye’ album.
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Howling Bells – Setting Sun
2. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ghost in the Graveyard
3. Katharina Franck – Faithful Friend
4. Madrid – Out to Sea
5. Asobi Seksu – Strawberries
6. Dragons – Remembrance
7. Aus – Halo
8. Mahogany – Supervitesse
9. Lunz (Roedelius & Tim Story) – Lunz
10. Rachel Goswell – Coastline
11. High Violets – Chinese Letter
12. Mark Gardener – Story of the Eye
13. I’m Not A Gun – Make Sense and Loose
14. Mojave 3 – Bluebird of Happiness
You can order the album by clicking here.
The Edition 59 series continues with the reissue of ‘Flowers In the Sky’ by the Revolving Paint Dream out today on 3″ CD single.
You can order the CD alongside all the labels previous Creation re-issues by clicking here.
You can find out more about the Revolving Paint Dream by clicking here.
Slowdive are to release a new Anthology next month on Cherry Red.
No details are listed on the Cherry Red website yet, therefore it’s not known if the tracks have been re-mastered. The album will be out on April 26th and the tracklisting is as follows:
Slowdive (Slowdive EP)
Avalyn I (Slowdive EP)
Morningrise (Morningrise EP)
She Calls (Morningrise EP)
Catch The Breeze (Holding Our Breath EP)
Golden Hair (Holding Our Breath EP)
Shine (Holding Our Breath EP)
Spanish Air (Just For A Day)
Erik’s Song (Just For A Day)
Waves (Just For A Day)
Primal (Just For A Day)
Alison (Outside Your Room EP)
So Tired (Outside Your Room EP)
Moussaka Chaos (Outside Your Room EP)
Souvlaki Space Station (Souvlaki)
Machine Gun (Souvlaki)
Here She Comes (Souvlaki)
Some Velvet Morning (Souvlakibonus disc)
In Mind (5 EP)
Good Day Sunshine (5 EP)
Country Rain (5 EP)
Visions of La (Pygmalion)
Blue Skied an’ Clear (Pygmalion)
All of Us (Pygmalion)
You can pre-order the album from Amazon by clicking here