Brian Cannon who designed all of the early Oasis sleeves alongside the cover of Super Furry Animals’ debut album has launched a new website.
The website celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his agency Microdot Creative and includes many shots of sleeves being created. You may recognise the writing below.
Click here to view the website. The Oasis gallery on his website can be viewed by clicking here.
Jim Jasmine (Jim Shepherd of the Jasmine Minks), Boyracer and The Painted Word are featured on volume 3 of the Television Personalities tribute albums released by Canada’s Beautiful Music label.
Previous versions included Phil Wilson, BMX Bandits, Biff Bang Pow! Nikki Sudden and The Legend!
The tracklisting for Volume 3 is shown in the image below:
You can pre-order the new album alongside the previous two volumes by clicking here and you can also read about how the idea for the albums was put together by clicking here.
The Jasmine Minks have released a new EP of unreleased tracks from 1992 with all proceeds from the EP going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity.
The website states: “Oatcake Records are proud to release as their inaugural record, a Jasmine Minks 4 track CD ‘Poppy White’ recorded in 1992 and never before released. This 4 track ep is dedicated to the memory of 2 guys very important in the Minks, sadly with us no more. All proceeds from this sale will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. mp3 versions are available from i-tunes, amazon, 7digital, tesco and many more places throughout the world.”
Phil Wilson has announced he is to release a new album and single in the autumn. Continue reading
Uncut reports that acclaimed UK indie label Sonic Cathedral is set to release a tribute album to former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson.
‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ features contributions from the likes of Dead Meadow, A Place To Bury Strangers and an appearance from Erickson himself.
Erickson will be backed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields and The Black Angels on a live rendition of 13th Floor Elevators’ classic, ‘Roller Coaster’.
The album will be released on June 7.
The tracklisting for ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ is:
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – ‘Roller Coaster’
The Strange Attractors – ‘Reverberation (Doubt)’
All The Saints – ‘Don’t Fall Down’
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Tried To Hide’
Dead Meadow – ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’
Darker My Love – ‘She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)’
Sarabeth Tucek – ‘Splash 1 (Now I’m Home)’
Lower Heaven – ‘Fire Engine’
Hush Arbors – ‘Dr Doom’
Cheval Sombre – ‘You Don’t Love Me Yet’
Le Volume Courbe – ‘I Love The Living You’
Black Acid – ‘Unforced Peace’
I Break Horses – ‘Goodbye Sweet Dreams’
Album can be ordered directly from Sonic Cathedral here.
Corin Ashley has just released his new single ‘Badfinger Bridge’ which features Ed Ball alongside Martin Carr and Rob Cieka from the Boo Radleys. The track was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios.
Here’s what Corin had to say about the recording:
“When I recorded this, I was thinking how much all the Creation fans (like myself) would enjoy it. I have purchased every single thing Ed has ever released, so it was a big thrill for me to get him on my record. And I was always a huge Boos fan, so to get those guys in the studio together for the first time in ten years meant a lot. We even invited Sice to sing the harmony, but he couldn’t make it and we had to “make do” with Ken Stringfellow. And to have it all happen in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, magical. I even just got a nice Facebook msg from Liam Gallagher saying the song is cool, so what more could a boy want?” Continue reading
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.
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.
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