17 June 2022
High-passionate mavericks AFGHAN WHIGS from Cincinnati, Ohio
with general GREG DULLI upfront will share their 9th longplayer
named HOW DO YOU BURN? with the world on 9 September.
Work on it was begun in September 2020 – the COVID pandemic having forced Whigs frontman/songwriter Greg Dulli to abandon plans to tour his highly-praised solo album, ‘Random Desire’ – and continued over the next 14 months. The global pandemic dictated
also that the band record largely apart from, and in different locations to, each other: Dulli,
his co-producer Christopher Thorn and drummer Patrick Keeler together in California; bassist John Curley, guitarist Jon Skibic and strings man Rick Nelson laying down and engineering
their own parts in Cincinnati, New Jersey and New Orleans, respectively.
PRE-ORDER INFO HERE
The late monumental voice Mark Lanegan came up with the LP’s title.
He contributed backing vocals to two tracks on the record before his
sudden death last February.
Singles/clips (so far): I’ll Make You See God / The Getaway
– I’LL MAKE YOU SEE GOD –
A blistering blast
– THE GETAWAY –
Sepia-colored Dulli reflection
I’ll Make You See God
Catch A Colt
Please, Baby, Please
A Line Of Shots
Domino and Jimmy
Take Me There
AFGHAN WHIGS: Website
Tour 2022 – all dates HERE
22 May 2022
Band: DUNE RATS
Who: A rowdy let’s rock til we drop trio from out of AC/DC’s country
Albums: Dune Rats (2015), The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit (2017)
and Hurry Up And Wait (2020)
New album: REAL RARE WHALE
Release: 24 June 2022 – order info here
Rough Trade says: ‘Real Rare Whale’ is Dune Rats 4th long player and was recorded
with acclaimed producer Scott Horscroft. The band relocated to Eden on the south coast of New South Wales for three months at the height of the pandemic and set out to write an album that was opposite to the negativity going on in the world. The result is an album full of fun and melodic rock n’ roll.
The band says: “Real Rare Whale is hands down the fastest, funnest and most insane
album we’ve ever recorded. It’s an album that expresses the love of music and writing
songs. Songs that will be epic to play live to thousands of sweaty bodies having a great
Singles/clips: What A Memorable Night / Melted Into Two
– WHAT A MEMORABLE NIGHT –
– MELTED INTO TWO –
DUNE RATS: Facebook – Spotify
2 September 2021
Band: SUEDE (London)
Active: 1989–2003, 2010–present
8 studio albums so far
Anniversary album: COMING UP – third LP
Released: 2 September 1996 – 25 years ago today
Score: #1 in the UK, Sweden and Denmark
AllMusic wrote: “Brett Anderson carried on after Bernard Butler’s departure, adding
a teenage guitarist and restructuring the intent of Suede, if not the sound, for their third
album, Coming Up. The most striking thing about Coming Up is the simplicity. Gone are the grand, sweeping gestures of both Suede and Dog Man Star, leaving behind the glam, which is now spiked with an invigorating sense of self-belief… Though it doesn’t break any new ground for the band — unless you count the newfound sense of optimism — it’s a remarkable consolidation and crystallization of Suede’s talents and all the evidence anyone needs that
Brett Anderson was always the guiding force behind the band.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Many thought Suede would implode after musical force
Bernard Butler left, except for Brett Anderson. His self-confidence went through
the roof with a magnificent record of glam and glitter crackers as a result.
Towering trash all the way.
Singles: Trash / Beautiful Ones / Saturday Night
– TRASH –
– BEAUTIFUL ONES –
– SATURDAY NIGHT –
SUEDE: All Albums
3 June 2021
‘Trash’ by glam rockers SUEDE
Original video clip…
From their 1996 album Coming Up
Suede’s frontman Brett Anderson about the band’s state
of mind when making the Coming Up 25 years ago…
The band will play the album in full this Fall and further in 2022 in the UK & Europe.