James Stevenson to release career retrospective

James Stevenson 40 Years In The Rock'n'Roll Wilderness

James Stevenson is releasing a 2-CD album showcasing some of the many bands and artists that he has worked with over the past forty years. Entitled 40 Years In The Rock ‘n’ Roll Wilderness, the 32-track album features four Gene Loves Jezebel songs plus a Jay Aston solo. It is available for pre-order now at James’ website for early February release.

Full track-listing is as follows:
Urban Kids – Chelsea
Trouble Is The Day – Chelsea
Barmy London Army – Charlie Harper
Andy Warhol (live) – Gen X
Baby Sign Here With Me – Henry Badowski
Water On Glass – Kim Wilde
Tell Him – Annabel Lamb
Heat – Hot Club
Don’t Worry – The Smart
Big Tears – Gary Holton and The Gang Show
Desire (Come And Get It) – Gene Loves Jezebel
Break The Chain – Gene Loves Jezebel
Brand New You’re Retro – Tricky
Come Naturally – Gene Loves Jezebel
Who Wants To Go To Heaven? – Jay Aston
Jealous (acoustic version) – Gene Loves Jezebel
45 RPM – The Alarm
Superchannel – The Alarm
My Town – The Alarm
Move Over – Beki Bondage
Sod The War – Chelsea
Living In The Urban UK – Chelsea
Cosy Family Way – Chelsea
Home – Chelsea
Open Mind – Glen Matlock And The Philistines
Hey Mister – Glen Matlock And The Philistines
FBI – The International Swingers
Fool’s Holiday – The International Swingers
Whatever Works Now – The International Swingers
The Width Of A Circle (live) – Holy Holy
Suzi’s Problem – James Stevenson
Come On People – James Stevenson

Jay live shows

Jay has a couple of live performances booked in. The first is this coming Saturday at Nambucca in Holloway Road, London. He will be on stage at 7.45pm for a short acoustic set. Venue details are on the Nambucca website.

On Wednesday 24 September, he will be in New York for a slot at the live venue, Berlin. Get more details about the venue on their Facebook page.

Dance Underwater is out now!

Dance Underwater CD Cover

Gene Loves Jezebel’s new album, Dance Underwater, is out today.

You can find it on various sites. Buy the CD from Plastichead, or Amazon; download from the likes of iTunes; or stream through Spotify. For those who pledged at pledgemusic.com, the CD has been despatched.

The vinyl version of the album will be released on 29 September.

Furthermore, also through Plastichead, previous GLJ albums are available: Heavenly Bodies (with bonus tracks), VII and The Thornfield Sessions.

Summertime now available

The single, Summertime, is now available for immediate download. You can buy the track individually or get it when you preorder the album. Listen on music streaming sites.

James Stevenson solo album now available on vinyl

James Stevenson solo album vinyl

James has his 2014 solo album, Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over, now available on vinyl. Until now it has only been available in limited numbers – including to pledgers of the new Gene Loves Jezebel album, Dance Underwater – but is now on general sale via his website.

It is a blue vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve.

Written by James and produced by Peter Walsh, many of the songs feature Peter Rizzo on bass and/or Chris Bell on drums, with Jay co-writing one of the songs. On Go Mister, you will find both Pete and Chris alongside James.

New album, ‘Dance Underwater’, released to pledgers

Dance Underwater album cover

Gene Loves Jezebel’s new album is called  Dance Underwater, and has today, been released to pledgers. Consequently the Pledgemusic page is now closed.  Official CD and vinyl release will be in a couple of months time.

Tracklisting for the download is:
Charmed Life (Never Give In)
How Do You Say Goodbye (To Someone You Love)
Ain’t It Enough
Cry 4 U
World Gone Crazy
Chase The Sun
I Don’t Wanna Dance Underwater

New album underway

James, Pete, Jay and Peter Walsh listen to playback of the new songs.

Gene Loves Jezebel are in the midst of recording a brand new studio album.

Admittedly, it’s been a long time coming but since their last studio album of 1999, GLJ have continued to play live, touring with Spear Of Destiny, gigs at Whitby Goth Weekend and regularly in Portugal, and also in supporting The Mission and Fields of the Nephilim. Apart from the main band, Jay Aston and Pete Rizzo have released an album as Ugly Buggs; Pete has released his own solo efforts where he is now taking on song-writing; Jay has performed a series of solo acoustic performances in the UK and USA, with a voice more strident than ever; James Stevenson has toured and made music with The International Swingers, The Alarm, Holy Holy and Chelsea, and even released his own album Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over.

Now at the height of their creative power, the time is right for Jay Aston, Pete Rizzo and James Stevenson to be back in the studio to record a new Gene Loves Jezebel album. And back on drums is Chris Bell, a GLJ stalwart having worked with the band from the time of Immigrant and Discover with his solid assured style.

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Pledgemusic success

The band have successfully achieved their goal to fund the recording of a brand new album, and will head into the studio soon with producer Peter Walsh (producer of The House of Dolls and Heavenly Bodies, and also James Stevenson’s recent solo album, Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over).