Two key drummers of the early post-punk era — The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures — have formed a new band called LXB that could release its already-recorded debut album before the end of this year, the two announced during an interview on Sirius XM’s Volume.
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Five years ago, The Jesus and Mary Chain set out to perform their noise-pop debut Psychocandy in full. Now the Reid brothers will follow that up with a tour of the U.K and Europe early next year during which they’ll perform their follow-up, 1987’s Darkands, each night. See full details right here.
Nick Cave has been ending the shows on his current tour with the Bad Seeds by filling the stage with fans during blistering performances of “Stagger Lee,” then bringing things way down with a trance-like “Push the Sky Away” in which he often climbs out into the audience. Saturday night in London, he found a friend in the crowd.
Last night, The Jesus and Mary Chain played the EDP Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal, a bill that included The Mission and Primal Scream — presenting an ideal opportunity for the Reid brothers to reunite with their original drummer, Primals frontman Bobby Gillepsie. Watch that onstage reunion here.
After scrubbing a short set of U.S. dates last year to support 2013’s More Light, Bobby Gillespie will bring Primal Scream back to North America this May for a nine-date run that will begin with a previously announced set at the Austin Psych Fest’s three-day Levitation festival in Texas alongside The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Following up a brief, four-date California tour last October, Bobbie Gillespie will bring Primal Scream back to North America next spring for a dozen more just-announced concerts in the U.S. and Canada in support of the long-running band’s 10th studio album, More Light, which was released earlier this year.
Following up on last fall’s vintage Jim Reid mix, Demon Music Group — the label behind the new Jesus and Mary Chain reissues — posted a new mix by ex-JAMC rhythm section Bobby Gillespie and Douglas Hart representing what was on their tour-bus mixtapes during the band’s early days.
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s William Reid is 52 today, and to mark the occasion, we present this clip of Reid and his younger brother Jim bringing the noise on British television in 1985, performing ‘Just Like Honey’ and ‘Inside Me’ off of their debut ‘Psychocandy.’
Less than a month after dropping its debut EP, Peter Hook’s triple-bass supergroup Freebass — which also features The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream — today released its five-years-in-the-making album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’
In some ways it’s the antidote to the schmaltzy, celeb-soaked remakes of “We Are the World” and R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”: a new Haiti benefit single recorded by iconic punk and post-figures such as The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Mick Jones of The Clash, the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.
Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records label — home to such ’80s and ’90s Brit luminaries as The Jesus and Mary Chain (shown above), Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, My Bloody Valentine, The House of Love and Oasis — will be the subject of ‘Upside Down,’ a new documentary expected to hit theaters, DVD and television next year.