Jay Aston will be interviewed on the It’s All About New Wave podcast tomorrow, Friday 16th July. The show is hosted in the Philippines by Monty Mendigoria. This weekly podcast on Facebook has featured a range of 80s and New Wave musicians. Watch the show with Jay live at 1pm UK time, 8pm Manila time, or catch up later, via the It’s All About New Wave Facebook page.
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.
With 14th May 2022 already sold out, the Cruel World festival have added a second date, 15th May. Announcement will be made on 25th June, with tickets available from 2pm PT on Wednesday 30th June, and a presale from noon. Full details will be available from 11am PT on 25th at the Cruel World website.
Gene Loves Jezebel, as Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, will be playing at the Cruel World festival in the USA in May 2022. Taking place at ‘Brookside at the Rose Bowl’ in Pasadena on Saturday 14th May 2022, the band will be alongside an impressive line-up of artists including Blondie, Bauhaus, Devo, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd and Morrissey.
Presale starts on Friday 11th June at 10am Pacific Time (6pm GMT), and tickets will start with a $29.99 deposit. You can register for early access at the Cruel World website.
For detailed ticket options and payment plans, as well as to book and find out more details go to the Cruel World website here.
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.
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.
The 40th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled again, and will now take place in August and September, starting at Newcastle on Wednesday 18th August and ending at Brighton on Sunday 5th September.
See the Shows page for all dates, venues and tickets.
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.
The Mission have rescheduled their European tour. Originally titled the United European Party Tour, it is now known as the Deja Vu Tour and will see the band resume their dates across Europe and the UK in spring 2022. Gene Loves Jezebel will be the support once again for the dates in Spain and Portugal.
See our shows page for the dates.
Find more information about the tour on the Mission’s site here.
The Mission’s tour of Europe has predictably had to be cancelled once again, in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and therefore Gene Loves Jezebel will not be playing support dates in Spain and Portugal in March. The Mission will reschedule their tour in due course, to be retitled the ‘Deja Vu Tour’.