Tag: The Waterboys

JAMC, Pet Shop Boys, The Waterboys, Crowded House, Primal Scream playing Glastonbury

JAMC, Pet Shop Boys, The Waterboys, Crowded House, Primal Scream playing Glastonbury

England’s Glastonbury festival will return this summer with sets by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pet Shop Boys, The Waterboys, Crowded House, Primal Scream and more.

The Waterboys unveil new album ‘Good Luck, Seeker’ — hear ‘7-minute mash-up manifesto’

The Waterboys unveil new album ‘Good Luck, Seeker’ — hear ‘7-minute mash-up manifesto’

Mike Scott is back this summer with a new album from The Waterboys, the 14th full-length LP from the group, called Good Luck, Seeker, that is preceded by what he’s calling a “seven-minute mash-up manifesto” of a single, “My Wanderings in the Weary Land.” Hear it right here.

Matthew Seligman, bassist for The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby and more, dies of COVID-19

Matthew Seligman, bassist for The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby and more, dies of COVID-19

Matthew Seligman, the highly inventive bassist for The Soft Boys who went on to record with Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins, The Waterboys, Peter Murphy, Morrissey and more, and who played with David Bowie at Live Aid, died Friday after being in a coma for two weeks with COVID-19, his longtime friend Dolby announced,

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

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.  This week’s releases include titles by Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting and Morrissey.

The Waterboys return with new album ‘Where the Action Is’ — stream the first single

The Waterboys return with new album ‘Where the Action Is’ — stream the first single

Mike Scott returns with a new album by The Waterboys this May, a 10-song collection entitled Where the Action Is — the title is inspired by the chorus to Robert Parker’s northern soul classic “Let’s Go Baby” — that follows up the band’s hip-hop inspired double album Out Of All This Blue. Details here.

This week’s new releases: Sparks, Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate, Living Colour

This week’s new releases: Sparks, Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate, Living Colour

Record Rack: 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. New titles out this week include studio LPs from Sparks, The Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate and Living Colour.

Listen: The Waterboys, ‘Payo Payo Chin’ — second single off upcoming double LP

Listen: The Waterboys, ‘Payo Payo Chin’ — second single off upcoming double LP

The Waterboys have offered up the second taste of the band’s upcoming double albumin the form of “Payo Payo Chin,”another example of bandleader Mike Scott’s promise to employ more modern production values and styles in his new music. Stream the new song right here.

The Waterboys to release new double album in September, tour the U.S. in 2018

The Waterboys to release new double album in September, tour the U.S. in 2018

The Waterboys will release their 12th album, a double record entitled Out of All This Blue, in September, a collection of 23 new songs that bandleader Mike Scott says show influences of soul, hip-hop (yes, hip-hop), R&B, funk and swamp-rock. Scott also confirmed The Waterboys will tour the U.S. in 2018.

The The re-enlists Johnny Marr on first new single in 10 years for Record Store Day

The The re-enlists Johnny Marr on first new single in 10 years for Record Store Day

Two years after announcing work on a new The The album, Matt Johnson is releasing his first full-band music under that moniker in the form of “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” an etched one-sided 7-inch single to be issued next month as part of Record Store Day in the U.K.

‘Best cover we’ve ever had’: Watch The Waterboys play Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ live on BBC

‘Best cover we’ve ever had’: Watch The Waterboys play Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ live on BBC

The Waterboys have a long history of covering Prince’s epic “Purple Rain” in concert, and here’s another great take on that classic: Mike Scott and Co. on Friday performed a stripped-down cover of the song live on the air during the BBC’s “Chris Evans Breakfast Show” — which you can watch in full here.

New releases: The Waterboys, Jellyfish, Pixies, Rollins Band, Information Society

New releases: The Waterboys, Jellyfish, Pixies, Rollins Band, Information Society

This week’s new releases include a brand-new studio album from Mike Scott and The Waterboys, plus expanded CD reissues of Jellyfish’s two studio albums, as well as vinyl reissues of classic albums from the Pixies (‘Doolittle’), Rollins Band (‘Weight’) and Information Society (‘Information Society’).

New releases: The Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Box,’ plus Soulsavers, Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

New releases: The Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Box,’ plus Soulsavers, Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

This week’s new releases include the slightly slimmed-down 6CD version of the new Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ box set of demos and unfinished tracks, plus a reissue of Soulsavers’ album with Dave Gahan and the belated CD release of Tears For Fears co-founder Curt Smith’s new solo album.

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

New releases: Tears For Fears, Morrissey, The Waterboys, Billy Bragg, Pixies, The Mission

This week’s new releases include box sets devoted to Tears For Fears and Waterboys albums, plus a new Morrissey concert film, a reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut, a box set collecting six Boomtown Rats albums, an audiophile CD pressing from the Pixies and live sets from The Mission and The Wedding Present.

The Waterboys roll out additional dates for band’s ‘longest American tour ever’

The Waterboys roll out additional dates for band’s ‘longest American tour ever’

The Waterboys continue to add dates to the band’s first full North American tour since 2007 — which bandlander Mike Scott has promised will be “the longest Waterboys American tour ever” — with five more concerts, including one at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, being added this week, with more still to come.