Ex-Bauhaus leader Peter Murphy took to his Facebook page today to update fans on a number of upcoming projects, including his surprise Dalis Car reunion with Mick Karn (sessions being “next week”) and the pending release of his new solo album Ninth (“shouldn’t be too long now”).
Murphy shocked fans last month by announcing plans to reunite Dalis Car with the ailing Karn to record a follow-up to 1984’s one-off album The Waking Hour. In a brief update today, he confirmed sessions with the ex-Japan bassist begin next week, and also will feature original drummer Paul Lawford: “All’s well that starts well,” Murphy wrote.
As for his new solo album, Murphy reported in June that his follow-up to 2004’s Unshattered had been “ready to go for a while now.” He expected a fall release, and today posted on Facebook that the record “is finding its outlet soon. Current offers in negotiation. Shouldn’t be too long now.”
Finally, Murphy also posted a new song he wrote and recorded for Paul Statham’s “travelogue album” The Dark Flowers, which also features vocal contributions from Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr. Murphy first began collaborating with Statham on 1988’s Love Hysteria; you can hear their new Murphy-sung collaboration, “Clean Break,” below.
Hear Peter Murphy and Paul Statham’s “Clean Break” after the jump…
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