Release date for Blondie’s new Album ‘Pollinator’ is revealed

Release date for Blondie’s new Album ‘Pollinator’ is revealed

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Release date for Blondie's new Album 'Pollinator' is revealed

Blondie lights up 2017 with the release of their 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’ by BMG on May 5th. An incredible new record and a modern take on the classic, vintage sound of one of the world’s most influential and legendary bands. 

From the new album comes the lead single “Fun” which is available to stream and download now. 

“Fun” co writer and TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek, perhaps more a descendent of Blondie’s New York post-punk legacy, returns them to a 21st Century Studio 54 with the new single. With Debbie Harry and the band sounding better than ever, Blondie’s euphoric new track plays like the best party ever thrown, and captures that unique combination of their enviable cool and sheer melodic joy. 

Blondie’s classic writing duo of Chris Stein and Debbie Harry are at the heart of Pollinator’s creation – with “Doom Or Destiny” and “Love Level”, while keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen’s two tracks (“Already Naked” / “Too Much”) prove the band continues to evolve almost song by song. Blondie’s founding drummer Clem Burke provides the unmistakably thrilling propulsion throughout.  

Pre-order ‘Pollinator’ here.

Listen and download ‘Fun’ here.

Lhouette’s new exhibition, ‘Post Urban Glamour’ launches February 2017

Lhouette’s new exhibition, ‘Post Urban Glamour’ launches February 2017

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Lhouette's new exhibition, 'Post Urban Glamour' launches February 2017

Lhouette’s visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide, leading the way in a new wave of young British artists. His trademark fusion of gritty street art with Warhol-esque pop culture iconography is a concept he describes as “Post Urban Glamour” – a striking juxtaposition between the old and new, the raw and the refined. Using forklift pallets and other industrial throw-offs as his canvases, he builds up his artworks step by step, layering beautiful subject matter and lavish finishing techniques.

His upcoming exhibition ‘Post Urban Glamour’ at 45 Park Lane is set to be a visual explosion of works, themes and ideas from over the last 5 years of his practice.

The exhibition will run from February 1– March 26, 2017.

Stay tuned for more details on the show coming next month. 

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF  JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

The world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will take place in London’s West End at the London Coliseum, opening on Tuesday 20 June 2017 which follows previews at Manchester Opera House from 17 February to 8 April 2017.

For the stage performance, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

17 February – 8 April 2017

Opera House Manchester

3 Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3HP

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (no matinee on Sat 18 February)

Tickets: from £17.50

Box Office: 0844 871 3018 (subject to booking/transaction fees)

 

5 June – 22 July 2017

London Coliseum

St Martin’s Lane

London

WC2N 4ES

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (7pm on Tue 20 June; no matinee on Thurs 8 June; extra 2.30pm matinee on Tue 22 August)

Tickets: from £15.00

Box Office: 020 7845 9300

 

Website: www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Twitter & Facebook: @BatTheMusical

NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW ‘STRAY DOG’ BEER

NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW ‘STRAY DOG’ BEER

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NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW 'STRAY DOG' BEER

One of Manchester’s most legendary exports, New Order, have joined forces with Moorhouse’s Brewery of Burnley to launch an exciting new beer, set for release later this autumn.
 
The premium 4.2% beer, named Stray Dog (after a track on the band’s recent album Music Complete), is a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness.  Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with the finest English Maris Otter malt, it was developed by head brewer Dan Casaru at Moorhouse’s new £5m state-of-the-art brewery after a series of tastings earlier this spring. 
New Order commented : “It’s been a pleasure to work with Moorhouse’s of Burnley on our first foray into the brewing business. Even more so that they’re celebrating their 150th anniversary, and have such a rich heritage in the north west” 
 
The beer will be available exclusively in Mitchells & Butlers pubs from August Bank Holiday weekend, ahead of national availability in September.
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A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

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A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. This year, on September 16th, the band will unveil THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three that were rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.

Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” and the only recorded performance of “Sunshine Woman.”

Also included are two unreleased versions of both “Communication Breakdown” and “What Is And What Should Never Be.” Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band’s rapid evolution over a short period of time.

Jimmy Page spoke about the band’s growth in an interview with Guitar World: “The BBC Sessions show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.”