The Blockheads to release comeback album 'Staring Down The Barrel' via EMIPosted on 12/02/09
On April 6th the punk / new wave act The Blockheads return with a brand new studio album "Staring Down The Barrel" via EMI Records. The band will also embark on a Nationwide UK Tour. Originally known as Ian Dury & The Blockheads, the current line-up, consists of four of the original members: Chaz Jankel (piano, guitar), Mick Gallagher (keyboards), Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and John Turnbull (guitar), joined by Dylan Howe (drums) and Gilad Atzmon (sax). "Staring Down The Barrel" is the second studio album The Blockheads have released since their original lead singer, Ian Dury, passed away from cancer in 2000.
The new album coincides with the 30th Anniversary of "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" that originally reached No.1 in the UK singles chart in 1979, selling in excess of 1 million copies. In related news, a film biopic about Ian Dury entitled "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" will star Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings) in the title role. Produced by Damian Jones ("Kidulthood, Adulthood"), the film will be released in 2010. Jankel has been appointed as musical supervisor, while The Blockheads have already recorded tracks for the film soundtrack.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE 54-TRACK COMPILATION "Matrix Downloaded 003" NOW !
Posted by B. Van Isacker
Posted by: testube on Feb 12, 09 | 9:52 pm
Can't imagine this band sounding anything like it used to without Ian Dury...
More related news :
Out via Sonic Groove Experiments by mid-October is the Orphx 3-track vinyl 'Sacrifice'. (...)
'Angels Of The Dark' will be the 3rd EP taken from the Studio-X vs. Simon Carter album 'Breaking The Void'. (...)
Did you get this one? 'Recoiled' vinyl, the Trent Reznor commissioned Nine Inch Nails material by Coil
The past few days people asked us where they could get 'Recoiled', a release by Coil as recorded in the early studios of Danny Hyde / Peter Christopherson. (...)
Out now is the smashing debut single for the new project Mari and The Ghost, a collaboration between Mari Kattman and Jean-Marc Lederman from The Weathermen and Ghost & Writer fame. (...)
After the release of 2004's 'Greater Wrong Of The Right' (previously reissued by Metropolis Records), Skinny Puppy returned in 2007 with 'Mythmaker'. (...)
Out in 3 weeks from now is a Clock DVA / Clock 2 USB stick box. The 4 Gig aluminium media card contains 8 x 24 bit 48 kHz non-compressed audio files (the highest audio quality possible in a commercially available format) including 3 new studio tracks and 5 remixes by respectively Frank Bretschneider (Raster-Noton label), Uwe Schmidt (Lassigue Bendthaus, ...) and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner). (...)
Cult electro act The Psychic Force remix Aesthetische for new 'Colder Lights' 4-track single - order now via Bandcamp
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER