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 :
Concert activities, signing a contract with the Nordic Records label, and - most importantly - a lot of work on new musical material. The result is the band's 4th studio album, 'Bullets & Desert Blooms'. (...)
Oil 10 recently released the brand new - and excellent - album 'Modularium'. Out now is a brand new clip for the album track 'Human Decision Required'. (...)
The Belarus based one man project Eff Dst (aka Dmitriy Stepnov) returns with 'Survey' and 11-track album holding archival material recorded during the period 2004-2014 after the launch of the debut album 'Searching for signs of life'. (...)
Iris have prepared a double vinyl release for 'Radiant', their new album. (...)
Out on October 17 is the brand new album from Belgium's electro/goth metal act Lovelorn Dolls. The new album, titled 'Japanese Robot Invasion', is the follow-up to their debut album 'House Of Wonders'. (...)
'Syro' is the title of a new album by Aphex Twin to be released on Warp Records 22/23 September. The new album will also be available on vinyl. (...)
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER