There’s an interview with us on the Finest Kiss blog here:
I’ve been assured that the new songs will finally show up on iTunes today.
I’m a bit reluctant to believe this as they promised something similar last week, so I’ll report back once I actually see them show up.
Hank sang a duet with Eddie Argos of Art Brut a while ago – Eddie has posted it up here:
But the reason for this post is that for various reasons it took me a while to get round to exploring the rest of Art Brut’s back catalogue and now I’ve done so I think they are fucking brilliant. Evidently, plenty of people already know this, but on the other hand, why aren’t they on Top of the Pops every week??? They probably are in that wonderful imaginary universe where Top of the Pops still exists, of course.
Anyhow if you don’t know their stuff, Formed a Band is a great place to start.
Being honest, it will be ages before we get round to recording enough songs for an album, but I thought I’d put up an extremely provisional tracklist now. We haven’t actually sat down and discussed this properly so it all might change when it comes to going into the studio again.
Current provisional title (eg just thought of it and will probably go off it next week): Lost Decade, it will be our “fourth” album (a mere 18 years after the first…) The general plan would be to do a batch of two or more songs every now and then till we have it complete:
A Dark Train
The Beautiful and the Brave
Identical Twins are Monozygotic
My Invisible Friend (or Loud Shirt)
Big Cow (Falling Backwards)*
Hell is The Only Radio Station
The Right Time (Oh La La Sha Na Na)*
*Yes, I know brackets in song titles are an abomination, we can work on that later.
Sorry, the songs aren’t available just yet on iTunes.
It’s a boring story, but in order to get them out today, I would have had to tick the “iTunes Direct” box on the upload. Since I didn’t do that, the songs will take 3-5 weeks from upload. They were uploaded on 15th March so this means sometime in the 2nd or 3rd week of April. And I can’t go back and fix this for reasons that are too tedious to even explain.
Apologies for raising false hopes, they really will be out in April. And next time I’ll know how it works so will get the release date right…