Alan McGee has given an interview in this months Mojo magazine.
You can read the interview below.
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
Between 1983 and 1998 The Jesus and Mary Chain undertook many line-up changes from their Creation debut single until their final album back on Creation in 1998. Although the band briefly reunited for some gigs a decade later, this family tree features all the changes from that intial 15 year run. Click on the banner below and use the arrow to zoom in.
Many thanks to Julie Barber.
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
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
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.