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)
After nearly a decade away, London 4-piece Arnold are working on new material & unearthing previously unreleased recordings whilst planning a series of live dates in Europe for Autumn 2010 & UK/USA for Summer 2011. Continue reading
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.
Today is 15 years since ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ was released on October 2nd 1995 and went on to sell 14.2 million copies.
The album spent 10 weeks at number 1 in the UK later becoming the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history (with 4.4 million copies sold). 10 months later they headlined Knebworth for two nights.
The album later won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.
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
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