James’ album out today

James Stevenson’s second solo album, ‘The Other Side Of The World’, is out today and available for streaming and digital download from all usual sources. The CD is available from his website.

The album is getting great reviews and has ‘album of the week’ at Metal Talk. Developing the intimate feel of his debut, ‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ of 2014, the new album is richer and more confident.

James Stevenson second solo album

James Stevenson will release a follow up to Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over on 9th July. The new one is called The Other Side Of The World, a reference to his brother, David, tragically succumbing to Pick’s Disease (a neurological brain disorder) last year.

Assisted by drummer Smiley and guest musicians including Henry Badowski, Terry Edwards, Jessica Lee Morgan, Elizabeth Westwood, Tracie Hunter, Mike Peters, Rana Rains and Harriet Stubbs, the album is produced by Peter Walsh.

It contains 11 tracks, and can be pre-ordered at James’ website here.

Peter Rizzo releases solo album

Pete, under the name Peter ‘Bugg’ Rizzo, has released a collection of solo work, in an album called Songs From The North. It comprises ten tracks, including those he released via YouTube in 2015-16. Pete plays every instrument on this self-produced release, with additional backing vocals from Juliette Risingham and Jay Aston. All proceeds from Bandcamp sales will go to The Rosa Fund charity, which supports women’s organisations.

The album is out now, and you can listen and download it from Pete’s Bandcamp page.

Ugly Buggs release digital album

Ugly Buggs album cover

Ugly Buggs – Jay Aston and Pete Rizzo – have reissued their self-titled album in an extended format. This features the original ten tracks plus the various singles that followed. There are also alternative versions making this a comprehensive nineteen track edition.

Available now, you can download the album or individual tracks, in your choice of digital formats, at the Ugly Buggs Bandcamp page.

Jay contributes to ReMission International

TOS2020 cover

Released today and available for immediate download is TOS2020, Wayne Hussey and The Mission’s remake of their classic Tower of Strength. Dedicated to front-line workers dealing with Covid-19 with all proceeds going to various charities, the song features various friends of the band who were invited to participate. Along with Jay, the song features a host of artists – Andy Rourke, Billy Duffy, Budgie, Evi Vine, Gary Numan, James Alexander Graham, Julianne Regan, Kevin Haskins, Kirk Brandon, Lol Tolhurst, Martin Gore, Michael Ciravolo, Midge Ure, Miles Hunt, Rachel Goswell, Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Steve Clarke, Tim Palmer, Trentemøller, and also Michael Aston – all independently contributing to the project. There are various mixes of the song available for download, CD or vinyl, along with t-shirts.

Find out more and order from The Mission’s website.

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 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.

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)
Summertime
How Do You Say Goodbye (To Someone You Love)
IZITME
Ain’t It Enough
Cry 4 U
Flying
World Gone Crazy
Chase The Sun
I Don’t Wanna Dance Underwater