Tag: Will Sergeant

Echo & The Bunnymen sign to BMG, tease future releases coming ‘very soon’

Echo & The Bunnymen sign to BMG, tease future releases coming ‘very soon’

Echo & The Bunnymen announced this week that the band has signed to BMG, marking the group’s return to a major label for the first time since the 1990s. On top of that, the band said, in a Facebook post, that it’s “looking forward to sharing future releases very soon.”

Echo & The Bunnymen: New album nearing completion, tours of U.S., Europe planned

Echo & The Bunnymen: New album nearing completion, tours of U.S., Europe planned

Echo & The Bunnymen today revealed that the band’s upcoming 12th studio album — produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth — is nearing completion and will be formally announced soon, and that frontman Ian McCulloch “feels it’s the band’s best work for a very long time.”

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

When it came time for Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant to put together a new band “outside of the restrictive confines of Bunnymen-world” last year, he actually ended up tapping some Bunnymen for the job: namely former bassist Les Pattinson and current drummer Nick Kilroe.

Echo & The Bunnymen to begin recording new Youth-produced album in coming weeks

Echo & The Bunnymen to begin recording new Youth-produced album in coming weeks

With demos already in hand, the Echo & The Bunnymen braintrust — frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant — will begin recording their 12th studio album within the next six weeks with Killing Joke bassist Youth likely sitting in as producer, the band announced today.

Ian McCulloch: New Echo & The Bunnymen album due out before the end of the year

Ian McCulloch: New Echo & The Bunnymen album due out before the end of the year

After working on solo projects for the last couple years, Echo & The Bunnymen braintrust Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant will reconvene in the studio this summer to record the band’s 12th album, McCulloch tells The Quietus in a new interview, saying the record will be called The Garden of Meedin.'”

Stream: Poltergeist, ‘Cathedral’ — off debut album from Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff

Stream: Poltergeist, ‘Cathedral’ — off debut album from Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist — an instrumental trio that reunites guitarist Will Sergeant with former bassist and founding member Les Pattinson — today debuted one of the tracks off the band’s upcoming debut album Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder). Check out “Cathedral” via the player here.

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist announces debut album ‘Your Mind is a Box’

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist announces debut album ‘Your Mind is a Box’

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist — an instrumental trio that reunites guitarist Will Sergeant with former bassist and founding member Les Pattinson — today announced it will release a debut album titled ‘Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)’ in March then perform a series of U.K. dates later that month.

Stream: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson debut new band Poltergeist

Stream: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson debut new band Poltergeist

Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant this summer announced he’d enlisted former bandmate and current Wild Swans bassist Les Pattinson to take part in a new instrumental band called Poltergeist — and today they’ve debuted the first fruits of their labor, about two minutes’ worth of an untitled track.

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.

Stream 3 tracks off Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant’s ‘Things Inside’

Stream 3 tracks off Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant’s ‘Things Inside’

Before revving up his new band Poltergeist with former bandmate Les Pattinson, guitarist Will Sergeant of Echo & The Bunnymen recorded a fan-funded, acoustic instrumental solo album called ‘Things Inside’, which is now available for purchase — and can be sampled via the three tracks that are streaming here.

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson form new band Poltergeist

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson form new band Poltergeist

Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant has enlisted former bandmate and current Wild Swans bassist Les Pattinson to take part in a new instrumental band called Poltergeist that he says falls ‘somewhere between krautrock and prog rock,’ and which already is rehearing in Liverpool in advance of recording a four-track EP.

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 25-31, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about New Order, Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Ultravox, Peter Hook, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Lee Ranaldo, Killing Joke, ‘Dance Craze,’ Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, The Cult, Dreams So Real and Soundgarden.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant brings ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ art show to L.A.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant brings ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ art show to L.A.

Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant will bring his art to Los Angeles later this spring for his first major U.S. exhibition, a show called ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ featuring abstracts, collages, screenprints and minimalist pieces that will from May 18 through June 16 at Substrate Contemporary Fine Art.