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  1. Morrissey debuts new song on “England’s 9/11: Silly people sing don’t look back in anger”

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    Morrissey has recently been playing a series of gigs in Las Vegas, and a joyous ‘hurrah’ must be in order, sincerely. During his sets, he’s debuted new songs from his forthcoming (yet unscheduled for release) new record, ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’, all of which have been met with the usual approval you get from admirers and lovers who ‘get’ and have a deep understanding of this most complex man. Yes, the new material is sublime and the former Smiths’ front continues to misunderstand the meaning of the word ‘disappoint’, as it’s clearly not in his arsenal. Decline comes in many forms, but thankfully, in this case, we are to be spared, for now, majestic as Morrissey’s new material is. The man himself shows no sense of letting go. Maybe the quiff could be thicker, but then, that goes for all of us.

    Amongst Morrissey’s sets, he’s played many new songs, including one which he remarked was about “England’s 9/11”. The tune was ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’, which refers directly to the  23 people who were murdered whilst attending an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. Most people didn’t and ceased to talk about the reasons of the attacks (Douglas Murray aside) at the time or since, but then Morrissey talks about everything, thankfully.

    “This song is new… it’s about England’s 9/11 and obviously, most people in jolly old England won’t talk about it… but I will”, Morrissey said.

    The words to Bonfire of Teenagers follow: “And the silly people say, don’t look back in anger…  all the morons sing and sway, don’t look back in anger… I can assure you I will look back in anger till the day I die… go easy on the killer.”

     

    You can buy tickets for Morrissey’s forthcoming shows at LINK

     

    Incidentally, Morrissey did play some other utterly tremendous tunes during his time in Vegas, so check them out via  Mitch Wight on YouTube:

  2. Something to gush about, again: Check out The Smile

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    It’s remarkable to think how 8 years have now passed since the last time Radiohead released a new record. ‘A Moon-Shaped Pool’ sounds just as fresh and exciting today as it did back in 2016, however as ever with this band, what we have is never enough.

    Over years various members of Radiohead have released varying sounds in their own individual right and indeed, ‘frontman’ Thom Yorke has been regularly teasing die-hard fans like yours truly with the odd new solo track on streaming sites. The news that Yorke and guitarist Johnny Greenwood have come back together, and recruited Sons of Kemet drummer, Tom Skinner, to bring us The Smile is news for rejoicing. The band have released their debut, and are currently touring.

    Check out some of their tracks below:

     

     

     

    The Smile will play:

    JUNE 2022
    1 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
    2 – Manchester, Albert Hall
    4 – Lille, L’Aéronef
    6 – Paris, Philarmonie de Paris
    7 – Paris, Philarmonie de Paris
    8 – Lyon, Les Nuits de Fourvière
    10 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound
    12 – Dijon, Festival VYV Les Solidarites
    24 – Reims, La Magnifique Society
    25 – Werchter, TW Classic Festival
    27 – Luxembourg, The Neumünster Abbaye
    29 – Gdynia, Open’er Festival

    JULY 2022
    5 – Barcelona, Poble Espanyol
    6 – Madrid, Noches del Botánico
    8 – Lisbon, Coliseum
    11 – Nimes, Festival de Nimes
    12 – Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival
    14 – Milan, Fabrique Milano
    15 – Ferrara, Piazza Trento Trieste
    17 – Macerata MC – Arena Sferisterio
    18 – Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
    20 – Taormina, Teatro Antico di Taormina

     

    Book tickets here

     

  3. “It’s all about resurrection and shagging…” – Arab Strap rise again

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    “Bullies, burglers, paedophiles, Bird Flu and passive smoke. Volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, heart disease and strokes. Terrorists with homemade poisons, factions everywhere. They’re drinking in the street, they could steal your home, and I don’t care!”

    It’s hard to comprehend the fact that it’s been 15 years since Arab Strap effectively signed off with their last original arrangement, ‘There Is No Ending’, from 2005’s The Last Romance. Since then they’ve came back in some form with various remixes of older tracks, the release of their ’10 Years of Tears’ best of record and of course, satisfy the band’s hardcore fanbase with the obligatory sell-out tours, the last of which took place in 2016.

    But just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any better it would appear that Glasgow/ Falkirk icons Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton are back together again. The news thus far is brief, only that they have a new tune to showcase, but a new album and dare I say live shows (Dear COVID…) are surely to follow… news of which will indeed follow.

    “The Turning of Our Bones is an incantation, a voodoo spell to raise the dead. Inspired by the Famadihana ritual of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, in which they dance with the corpses of loved ones; it’s all about resurrection and shagging.” – Aidan Moffat

    ‘The Turning of Our Bones’ comes with the band’s signature guitars, deadpan vocals, and a fresh batch of poetry. The music itself also manages to mix electro, synth and congas. And its enough to get exited about. The new record is available to download now!

    Have listen to it via a backdrop of vintage horror movie clips below: