Tag: Gang of Four

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Watch 16-minute trailer for post-punk series based on Simon Reynolds’ “Rip It Up and Start Again”

Nikolaos Katranis and Russell Craig Richardson are working on a four-part documentary series on post-punk music, based on Simon Reynolds’ book “Rip It Up and Start Again.”

Gang of Four ‘77-81’ box set rescheduled, will get CD release — hear unreleased demo

Gang of Four ‘77-81’ box set rescheduled, will get CD release — hear unreleased demo

Matador Records’ delayed Gang of Four vinyl box set has received a new release date — March 12 — and now also will be released as a CD edition, the label announced Tuesday, teasing the release with the premiere of a previously unreleased demo. Hear a previously unreleased track right here.

Gang of Four ‘77-81’ box set collects 1st two albums, unreleased live set, rare demos

Gang of Four ‘77-81’ box set collects 1st two albums, unreleased live set, rare demos

Matador Records will release a new limited-edition Gang of Four vinyl box set in December called 77-81 that will collect the band’s first two albums, singles, a previously unreleased live set from 1980 and 26 never-before-issued outtakes, demos and rarities from the era. Full details and tracklist right here.

Gang of Four to release EP recorded before Andy Gill’s death — hear first single

Gang of Four to release EP recorded before Andy Gill’s death — hear first single

In the wake of founder Andy Gill’s death, post-punk legends Gang of Four this week announced plans to release a new EP later this month of music he’d been working on — three re-recordings of the band’s material that will be accompanied by a pair of spoken-worked interludes from Gill. Hear a track right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 1-7, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 1-7, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. This week: News about Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, The Psychedelic Furs, Throwing Muses and more.

Andy Gill, founding guitarist of post-punk legends Gang of Four, dead at 64

Andy Gill, founding guitarist of post-punk legends Gang of Four, dead at 64

Andy Gill, the guitarist who co-founded and remained the sole original member of Gang of Four, and whose sharp-edged playing help define the U.K. post-punk sound of the late 1970s and early ’80s, died Saturday at a London hospital following a short respiratory illness. He was 64.

New releases: Howard Jones, Gang of Four, Dream Syndicate, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys

New releases: Howard Jones, Gang of Four, Dream Syndicate, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes a few that just came out last Friday, too.

Gang of Four plots U.S. tour in February in support of new album ‘Happy Now’

Gang of Four plots U.S. tour in February in support of new album ‘Happy Now’

The Andy Gill-led Gang of Four will mount an 18-date U.S. tour in February ahead of the release of the post-punk legends’ first new album in four years, a 10-song collection called Happy Now that was previewed this year via the band’s Complicit EP. Full details and tour dates here.

Listen: Gang of Four, ‘Lucky’ — off post-punk legends’ upcoming ‘Complicit’ EP

Listen: Gang of Four, ‘Lucky’ — off post-punk legends’ upcoming ‘Complicit’ EP

The Andy Gill-led Gang of Four returns this month with its first new release in three years, an EP called Complicit that the legendary post-punk act is previewing with the buzzsaw track “Lucky,” which you can stream in full below right here via Soundcloud. The full EP will be released April 13.

New releases: Swervedriver’s first new album in 17 years — plus Carter Tutti, Gang of Four

New releases: Swervedriver’s first new album in 17 years — plus Carter Tutti, Gang of Four

This week’s new releases include the first new album in 17 years from reunited shoegaze legends Swervedriver (“I Wasn’t Born To Lose You”), an album of studio reworkings of live Chris & Cosey tracks by the duo under their current name Carter Tutti, and the UK release of the new Gang of Four album.

Video: Gang of Four featuring The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, ‘England’s In My Bones’

Video: Gang of Four featuring The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, ‘England’s In My Bones’

Post-punk legends Gang of Four today debuted the music video for “England’s In My Bones,” one of two songs featuring Alison Mosshart of The Kills and The Dead Weather appearing on the band’s forthcoming album. You can watch the clip right here.

Gang of Four sets North American tour in support of new album ‘What Happens Next’

Gang of Four sets North American tour in support of new album ‘What Happens Next’

Gang of Four return next month with their eighth album and first without founding vocalist Jon King, an 11-song collection that features new frontman John “Gaoler” Sterry plus guest vocalists Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Gail Ann Dorsey, Robbie Furze of the Big Pink , Japanese guitar hero Hotei and more.

Vintage Video: Gang of Four deliver an electrifying set at Croatian festival in 1981

Vintage Video: Gang of Four deliver an electrifying set at Croatian festival in 1981

We re-christen the long-dormant Vintage Video series with this fantastic pro-shot footage of Gang of Four performing a taut, 22-minute set at the Music Biennale Zagreb festival in Croatia, on May 15, 1981. The performance comes a couple months after the release of the band’s sophomore album, Solid Gold,

Andy Gill debuts new song, album plans as Gang of Four moves on without Jon King

Andy Gill debuts new song, album plans as Gang of Four moves on without Jon King

Gang of Four today premiered a brand-new song and a brand-new lineup, with vocalist John “Gaoler” taking the place of founding member Jon King, who had participated in the group’s mid-2000s reunion and 2011 studio album Content. Stream the new song “Broken Talk,” which premiered today on Pitchfork.