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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gene Loves Jezebel will release, Summertime, on 2nd June. Taken from the forthcoming album, Dance Underwater, this will be a digital-only single. The album itself is due on 30th June, as CD, gatefold clear vinyl and download.
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
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.