Tag: The Chameleons

The Chameleons to release new live album ahead of U.S. tour with The Mission

The Chameleons to release new live album ahead of U.S. tour with The Mission

Metropolis Records this spring will release a new live set from The Chameleons featuring seven songs recorded in May 2021.

Watch: Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz perform The Chameleons’ ‘Seriocity’ on ‘Live From Here’

Watch: Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz perform The Chameleons’ ‘Seriocity’ on ‘Live From Here’

An unexpected cover can be a real delight for music fans, and as a regular Slicing Up Eyeballs reader points out to us, this one’s really out-of-the-blue: Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performing The Chameleons’ “Seriocity” last weekend on “Live From Here.” Watch it right here.

The Chameleons’ Mark Burgess mourns John Lever: ‘He was my friend and I loved him’

The Chameleons’ Mark Burgess mourns John Lever: ‘He was my friend and I loved him’

The day after announcing the death of his longtime bandmate, The Chameleons’ frontman Mark Burgess wrote a long, heartfelt and quite honest reflection on John Lever, calling the late drummer “one of the warmest, funniest, most generous, huge-hearted men I’ve ever known.”

John Lever, powerful drummer for The Chameleons, dies following short illness

John Lever, powerful drummer for The Chameleons, dies following short illness

John Lever, the longmtime drummer for Manchester post-punk favorites The Chameleons and spin-off groups The Sun and the Moon and ChameleonsVox, died this morning following “a short period of illness,” his longtime musical collaborator Mark Burgess announced on Facebook.

Mark Burgess records unfinished Chameleons songs for new EP, announces U.S. dates

Mark Burgess records unfinished Chameleons songs for new EP, announces U.S. dates

Mark Burgess will release an EP this April featuring newly recorded versions of four unfinished songs by his band The Chameleons that date back to the 1980s, then will mount a spring European tour with his current group ChameleonsVox followed by U.S. dates in September.

Chameleons Vox performing ‘Script of the Bridge’ on North American tour in 2015

Chameleons Vox performing ‘Script of the Bridge’ on North American tour in 2015

Mark Burgess is planning to bring ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — to North America next September and October for a tour that will find the band performing its 1983 debut album Script of the Bridge in its entirety each night.

ChameleonsVox to play ‘What Does Anything Mean? Basically,’ ‘Strange Times’ in Manchester

ChameleonsVox to play ‘What Does Anything Mean? Basically,’ ‘Strange Times’ in Manchester

Mark Burgess will follow up his spring European tour that found ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of The Chameleons — performing 1983 debut Script of the Bridge in its entirety by performing that band’s second and third albums on consecutive nights this December in Manchester.

ChameleonsVox to perform ‘Script of the Bridge’ in U.K., Europe this spring

ChameleonsVox to perform ‘Script of the Bridge’ in U.K., Europe this spring

Mark Burgess this week announced a spring tour that will find ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — performing 1983 debut album Script of the Bridge in its entirety at more than a dozen shows in the U.K. and another nine in mainland Europe.

Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox debuts video for ‘Sycophants’ — first new music in 10 years

Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox debuts video for ‘Sycophants’ — first new music in 10 years

Mark Burgess this month released long-awaited new music under the ChameleonsVox banner — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — in the form of the 4-song M+D=1(8) EP, and this morning he’s treated fans to a music video for lead-off track “Sycophants.”

Mark Burgess to release new ChameleonsVox 4-song EP, tour Europe this fall

Mark Burgess to release new ChameleonsVox 4-song EP, tour Europe this fall

Mark Burgess this week announced he’ll release a brand-new four-song EP this fall under the ChameleonsVox banner — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons, also featuring long-serving drummer John Lever — later this fall to coincide with a series of dates across Europe this November and December.

New releases: Mark Mulcahy, Julian Cope, The Chameleons, Steve Kilbey, Primal Scream, The Fall

New releases: Mark Mulcahy, Julian Cope, The Chameleons, Steve Kilbey, Primal Scream, The Fall

This week’s new releases include brand new studio albums from Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy, Julian Cope, Steve Kilbey of The Church and Primal Scream, plus an expanded reissue and new rarities compilation from The Chameleons and a live vinyl release from The Fall.

The Chameleons to reissue 4th album, release new rarities set with ‘Tony Fletcher’ EP

The Chameleons to reissue 4th album, release new rarities set with ‘Tony Fletcher’ EP

The Chameleons next week will reissue their fourth album — 2001’s post-reunion Why Call It Anything — in an expanded 2CD set paired with a live album, as well as release a brand new compilation called Dreams in Celluloid that will package demos and early studio takes with the rare Tony Fletcher EP.

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we travel back to London on Nov. 9, 1984, to watch Mark Burgess lead his classic post-punk act The Chameleons through a 13-song, 100-performance at the Camden Palace, focusing on material from 1983’s Script of the Bridge and its follow-up.

The Week in Rock: June 3-9, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 3-9, 2012

This week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines include news about The Cure, The Stone Roses, Pixies, The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke, Bob Mould, Meat Puppets, Budgie, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Madness, Sonic Youth, Peter Gabriel and PiL — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape for your downloading pleasure.