Tag: The Smiths

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

The world got its first glimpse today of the much-anticipated Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” after the release of the trailer for the film that stars Jack Lowden as the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in the lead-up to the formation of The Smiths. The film, directed by Mark Gill, is set to be released in the U.K. on Aug. 4.

The absolute best of The Smiths: All 70 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

The absolute best of The Smiths: All 70 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

And now for Round 2 of our Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ ranking: After tackling the much larger, and decades-spanning, catalog of The Cure, we’ve turned to The Smiths in an effort to sort the 70 original songs released during that band’s comparatively brief lifespan. See the full list right here.

Playlist: All 70 of The Smiths’ original songs as ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers

Playlist: All 70 of The Smiths’ original songs as ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers

To coincide with our just-unveiled Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ rankings of the 70 original songs released by The Smiths during the band’s short history, we’ve thrown together this handy Spotify playlist to allow you to listen to those selections in order, from 1 to 70.  Hear the whole thing right here.

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

One day after new 12-inch and 7-inch singles of The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” went on sale at U.K. retailers, Morrissey is accusing the HMV chain of “an attempt to freeze sales” by limiting sales of new vinyl to one copy per person — and he’s urging fans to don silly costumes and buy as many copies “as​ you ​desire.”

The Smiths mark today’s ‘The Queen is Dead’ anniversary with new vinyl single release

The Smiths mark today’s ‘The Queen is Dead’ anniversary with new vinyl single release

As had been hinted at last week, a pair of new vinyl releases from The Smiths — 7-inch and 12-inch singles of “The Queen is Dead” — slipped into U.K. shops unannounced today to mark the 31st anniversary of the original release of the band’s classic third album, The Queen is Dead.

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ getting new 7- and 12-inch vinyl releases next week?

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ getting new 7- and 12-inch vinyl releases next week?

Rumors have circulated since early this year that the title track to The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen is Dead would receive a new 12-inch vinyl single release — and they appear to have been substantiated today by Morrissey’s longtime guitarist Boz Boorer through a photo he posted to Facebook.