Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love) have announced some shows in February.
They will be playing live on Friday 18th Feb at Coast Cafe in Worthing (near Brighton), Wednesday Feb 23rd in Paris at Pop In and a few days later on Saturday Feb 26th they will be at Barcelona MiniFestival.
The duo are about half way through recording their album and Pete has stated on the project “We still don’t have a band name – each track we’ve recorded has been under a different name, but we plan to spend the long train journey from Paris down to Spain productively and hope to arrive in Barcelona with a name we can both agree on. Either that or we won’t be talking to each other.”
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NME reports that Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and ex-Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs have formed a new musical project named Jonny.
The pair will release a four-track free EP, simply titled ‘Free EP’, on November 10 and will tour in early 2011.
The songs set for the EP are ‘Gloria’, ‘Beach Party’, ‘Continental’ and a cover of The 23rd Turnoff’s ‘Michael Angelo’. They are set to release a full album next year.
Jonny will play:
London Water Rats (January 19)
Brighton Ballroom (February 3)
Cambridge The Haymakers (4)
Reading Play (5)
Bristol Cooler (7)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (8)
Nottingham Bodega (10)
Liverpool Mojo (11)
Sheffield The Harley (12)
Manchester Deaf Institute (14)
Birmingham Glee Club (15)
York The Basement (16)
Middlesbrough Westgarth SC (18)
Glasgow Platform (19)
Newcastle Cluny (20)
Sunderland Independent Room 2 (21)
Primal Scream are set to take their classic album ‘Screamadelica’ on the road after confirming a nationwide tour.
‘Screamadelica’ seems to sit on its own, as an almost unique album. Indie pop icons, Primal Scream had attempted to add some raw rock action to their sound but only succeeded in alienating their audience.
With their backs to the wall, Primal Scream were re-energised by Acid House. The scenes debauchery and ‘anything goes’ atmosphere shattered the way the band wrote songs, and provided renewed inspiration.
What emerged was a remarkable document which towered over anything produced by the Baggy scene. A cohesive mixture of dance and rock, Primal Scream hooked up with some top DJs and producers but kept true to their origins.
‘Screamadelica’ is one of the ultimate hymns to the midnight hour, blending country with soul, techno with house. A stunning document, the band are set to re-visit the album on some special shows later this year.
Playing two sold out dates at London’s Olympia, Primal Scream are set to take ‘Screamadelica’ on the road next year. Running throughout March, the 20th anniversary tour opens in Leeds on March 14th.
Moving across the country, Primal Scream are set to play Glasgow’s SECC on March 18th before finishing the shows in London’s Brixton Academy on March 25th.
Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday (October 1st).
Primal Scream have confirmed the following dates:
14 Leeds O2 Academy
15 Birmingham O2 Academy
16 Newcastle SECC
18 Glasgow SECC
19 Manchester Apollo
22 Brighton Centre
25 London O2 Brixton Academy
Pete Fijalkowski of Adorable and Terry Bickers of The House of Love have announced a new date at Kranhalle in Munich on Friday July 16th. Further details of the gig can be found on Pete’s MySpace page which can be found by clicking here or via the venue website here.
The duo are currently recording an album which they hope to release next year with various live dates to follow.
Pete Fijalkowski also travelled to Berlin in autumn last year to record vocals on the track ‘Drop Hawaii’ by Mexican Elvis, which appears on their new album ‘John Frum Alaska’ due out in Germany in July. The album also features contributions from members of Lali Puna & Calexico. You can hear the collaboration via their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/mexicanelvis
NME.com reports that Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has unveiled a unique one-off collaboration featuring members of the Sex Pistols and The Who.
The side project, entitled Silver Machine, have been announced to perform a special covers show at London’s 1234 festival in Shoreditch on July 24.
Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, The Who and former Oasis sticksman Zak Starkey, plus Primal Scream guitarists Andrew Innes and Barrie Cadogan have signed up for the covers project.
The band will performing a collection of their favourite songs by The Troggs, MC5, Creation, Thr Flamin’ Groovies and The Chocolate Watch Band for the bash.
“We’re great and we can’t wait,” declared frontman Bobby Gillespie.
Festival director Sean McLusky added: “We did a show at the Whitechapel Gallery with S.C.U.M and a bunch of other artists, Bobby was playing and rocked ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs with Jamie Hince from The Kills, so I asked him if he would do more of the same at the festival, so now we have….The Silver Machine.”
Teenage Fanclub have been added to the Belle & Sebastian curated ATP this December.
Celebrating 10 years since the original Belle & Sebastian curated Bowlie, Bowlie 2 runs from 10th – 12th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. The weekend also features Belle & Sebastian / Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan / Julian Cope / The Vaselines / The New Pornographers / Vashti Bunyan / The Apples In Stereo / Frightened Rabbit / Field Music / Howlin’ Rain / Those Dancing Days / The Dutchess And The Duke / Silver Columns
Tickets are available from the ATP website by clicking 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.
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