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.”
The Loft return with their first date since their brief return in 2006. Continue reading
Beady Eye have announced details of their debut album. The bands website states:
BEADY EYE release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING’ on 28th February 2011 on Beady Eye Records. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and was recorded at RAK Studios in autumn 2010 with producer Steve Lillywhite.
A taster for the album, ‘Bring The Light’, was made available for fans on the 9th November here at beadyeyemusic.com and was downloaded or played over 350,000 times in 24 hours. The VIDEO has received over 600,000 hits since it was premiered a week later.
The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) also put their first UK tour on sale on 26th November with tickets selling out within 30 minutes. They will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for these dates and the European shows which follow the UK gigs. The full details of the UK dates can be seen HERE!
‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’ Tracklisting:
Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
Wind Up Dream
Bring The Light
Kill For A Dream
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Three Ring Circus
The Beat Goes On
The Morning Son
With Primal Scream’s Olympia shows just days away, a host of announcements have been made to celebrate Screamadelica’s 20th anniversary.
First there is the collectors edition of the album housed in a 12″ circular box set, this will consist of four remastered CDs, including the original album as well as previously unreleased ‘Live in L.A. 1991′, a CD of the original remixes and 7″/12″ Mixes and a remastered version of the ‘Dixie-Narco EP’. Continue reading
Ride’s debut album ‘Nowhere’ is to reissued on December 21st to mark the albums 20th anniversary.
According to Pitchfork the new edition includes a remastered version of the original album’s U.S. edition, as well as the 1991 EP Today Forever and an unreleased 1991 live show. It’ll come packaged as a hardback book, along with a 40-page booklet featuring photos and an essay by critic Jim DeRogatis.
I’m sure you all know the tracklisting for the album and the ‘Today Forever’ EP. The tracklisting for CD2 ‘Live at the Roxy, 1991′ is as follows:
01 Polar Bear
04 Dreams Burn Down
05 Like a Daydream
06 Vapour Trail
07 In a Different Place
08 Perfect Time
11 Chelsea Girl
12 Drive Blind
Those of you who are based in the UK will possibly be familiar with a nature show on BBC2 called Autumn Watch. The show features Chris Packham as he observes the changes of the season within the countryside. Chris is also a big music fan and last series managed to namecheck lots of songs by The Smiths. This series his theme seems to be the Jesus and Mary Chain and so far he has managed to drop ‘The Living End’, ‘Head On’, ‘Happy When It Rains’ and ‘Nine Million Rainy Days’ into his observations.
Last year Chris also made cue cards featuring record sleeves and included ‘Psychocandy’ amongst them and describes the album as “the greatest debut of the ’80s? The soundtrack of my life” on his blog.
The show goes out at 8.30pm BBC2 on Thursday evenings, however those of you based in the UK will also be able to watch the previous shows on the BBC iPlayer.
You can find out more about the show and watch previous episodes by clicking here. If any of you spot any other Mary Chain songs on the show feel free to keep us updated by posting in the comments box below.
Jesus and Mary Chain frontman Jim Reid today appeared on 6Music’s ‘The First Time’ show.
The broadcast which lasted an hour can be listened to for the next 7 days in the UK on the BBC 6Music website by clicking here.
In the show Jim Reid talks about his influences and first encounters with music and plays tracks by David Bowie, The Beatles, Velvet Underground and The Jam. He also talks about his relationship with fellow band mate and brother William Reid and reveals the 2007 Coachella gig was the first time he had played live sober.
In other Mary Chain news, the band are cover stars on the latest edition of Artrocker which includes a free cd with a track by the band.
You can order the latest copy of Artrocker by clicking here.