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
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].
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.
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
Paul Weller won NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’ award last week and ended the show by performing an old hit of his from The Jam. ‘Start’ featured several guests including Kevin Shields and Gem Archer, the video of the performance is below. Continue reading
Teenage Fanclub have been added to the line-up of this years Camden Crawl. The two day event takes place on May 1st-2nd.
For more details visit the Camden crawl website here.
Ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott releases his new 3″ cd called ‘Navilis’ following his solo album ‘Navigare’ last year.
It was written, recorded and mixed by Simon on 18th/19th December 2009 during heavy snowfall at studio o3o3o in Cambridge. NIVALIS cd-r comes in a SFH-ish huge folding-poster-artwork.
“The whole time i was writing this piece the snow just never stopped falling so i had this amazing visual flow that inspired me to keep on throwing musical ideas into the track. I had no intention to venture outside so I just kept on recording for two days, mixing as i went along, until the snow stopped. I added recordings of me clearing snow and ice from my doorstep whilst my heater was working flat out to push the sub zero temperatures up a few degrees. I see NIVALIS as a tribute to the winter, the snow and the beauty of how the seasons change here in England.” – Simon Scott
You can listen to ‘Nivalis’ below.
You can keep up to date with Simon Scott on his blog by clicking here.
Solo electric show, on stage about half past nine. Advance tickets at £6:00
You can order tickets by clicking here.