Friday, January 05, 2007

Albarn+Danger Mouse+Fela+Clash+Verve=...

Happy New Year everyone! I have been terrible about updating the site so I will do my best to keep it fresh this year.

"Herculean" MP3

This new band is a super group that I never could have dreamed of. Surely this will be the next big thing when the album drops and to prove it, here is one of the tracks. With a lineup as this impressive I can't see how the final product could be anything short of brilliant. From the bit I have heard it struck me as the love child of The Beatles and Gorillaz, especially on the track "Kingdom of Doom".
The Good, The Bad, and The Queen

Wikipedia dropping the knowledge:

"The group, which consists of Albarn, The Clash's bassist Paul Simonon, former The Verve guitarist Simon Tong (who also played guitar during Blur's Think Tank tour following Graham Coxon's departure, and played guitar for Gorillaz on their "Demon Days" album) and Afrobeat pioneer and Africa 70 drummer Tony Allen, released and deleted their first single, "Herculean" on 30 October 2006 (see 2006 in British music). The single followed the band's appearance at the BBC's Electric Proms season at the redeveloped The Roundhouse in Camden on 26 October. Three warm-up gigs in East Prawle at the Pig's Nose Inn, Ilfracombes Marlboro Club and The Exeter Cavern Club preceded the Electric Proms gig. The second major gig of the band's career took place on 12th December 2006, at Wilton's Music Hall in East London. It was witnessed by 300 specially selected fans, as the launch gig of MySpace's The List. The band will release a second single, "Kingdom of Doom", a week prior to the release of their debut album, The Good, the Bad and the Queen in January 2007. The album was produced by Danger Mouse, and features songs about London."