Hi all – well it took this to get us out of hibernation. A steady development from outright anger to resigned dystopia, (III) beats its predecessors on atmospherics for sure. Out now, and very few remaining tics for the Nov 24th Brixon Academy gig are still available here.
The reviews are pretty bad overall, but we don’t agree. Much more coherent than the previews two albums, Fragrant World is a psychedelic onslaught that’s both a challenging listen and at the same time suitable as uplifting background music. Listen to them live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 27th. One of our favourite songs from the album is Reagan’s Skeleton:
Julian Plenti was laid to rest with the last EP it seems, and Paul Banks now operates under his own name. October 23 will see the release of a new solo album, including with Summertime is Coming a Plenti song however. So maybe he rescued something from his alter ego – certainly the best of the last EP…..
In the meantime, you can listen to a new song, The Base (it’s a MP3 download link!).
It’s already too many years since this gorgeous Plenti song – no chance survival….
The Horror’s frontman will display his ink drawings and more at the Strand Gallery between the 18th and the 30th of September. For more information and some examples see here. Creatures of Colour is the name – and it’s not mostly black….
…. but what’s not coming, or more precisely what’s delayed, is the new Julian Plenti album. Promised for release this month, we now get an EP instead, with promise of a full album around October. Still, the EP preview is promising.