Gruff Rhys releases a new solo album on February 14th 2011. The album is themed around the Gruff’s life of living in hotels and collecting the free shampoos around the world.
The tracklisting for the album is:
Shark Ridden Waters
Honey All Over
Sensations In The Dark
Take A Sentence
Space Dust #2
At The Heart Of Love
Patterns Of Power
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme)
Rubble Rubble Continue reading
Long-term member of the Jazz Butcher, Max Eider recently released his latest album ‘Dissaffection’ via Tundraducks records.
Those of you who have followed the Jazz Butcher closely will know Max was orginally in the band from 1982 until 1986 and he later rejoined in 1995.
You can buy the album directly from Max’s website at www.maxeider.com and if you would like your copy signed, just let him know when paying. You can also stream the whole album and download the first single and video free from his site. Continue reading
Many of you may have missed the recent release of a rather excellent 160 page fanzine on Felt, the book had a limited pressing of 500 copies and sold out in a couple of days.
Due to the high volume of emails the writers received after the fanzine sold out, a second (and final) edition has been pressed which is now available to order online.
The fanzine features contributions from Gary Ainge, Paul Becker, JC Brouchard, Thomas Chatterton, Ben Clancy, Martin Davies, Anh Do & Matt Fishbeck, Dickon Edwards, Lora Findlay, Alistair Fitchett, Tim Gane, Chris Heath, Julian Hyde, Rui Kalda, Paul Kelly, Phil King, Ben Knight, Sybille Lacroix, Lucy McKenzie, Alasdair MacLean, Alan Michael, John Mohan, Kevin Pearce, Scott Portnoy, Brian David Stevens, Marco Thomas and Emily Wardill.
You can order the fanzine now for £10 (including UK postage) from the Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango fanzine by clicking here. But be quick before it sells out again…..
Phil Wilson’s new single ‘I Own It’ was released yesterday [get it here] taken from his new album God Bless Jim Kennedy [get that here] and you can watch the video to the single below.
25 years after the release of his last album (as lead singer of The June Brides) Phil Wilson is set to release his solo debut on November 8th. The album is preceded by a new single “I Own It” on October 11th on 7″ vinyl and download. The album is released on Slumberland Records in the US and Yesboyicecream Records in the UK & Europe. Continue reading
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)
November 1st marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Psychocandy, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album.
To celebrate Jim Reid has given an interview to the Von Pip Musical Express where he talks about the album comparing it to “an old photograph” and the backlash they recieved after their initial success. He also answers the inevitable question if the band will celebrate the anniversary by playing the album at some live dates… “I wouldn’t rule it out, but the truth of the matter is it’s a very hard record to play live.”
To read the full interview click here.
The band recently released a 2CD ‘best of’ which you can get for a mere £4.99 by clicking here.
The Jesus and Mary Chain release a 44 track ‘best of’ next week. Alongside all the obvious tracks you’d expect, the album also features two rare tracks including the 2008 recording of “All Things Must Pass” (recorded for the NBC TV programme “Heroes”) and “45 RPM” (previously only available on a long-deleted mid-90s XFM compilation). Continue reading
There’s been a range of recent reissues from the old Creation catalogue out again this summer, so here’s a quick summary of everything incase you want to buy any:
Edition 59 continue their fantatsic re-releases of all the old early Creation releases. Continue reading
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.