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Blur’s Dave Rowntree announces debut album and shares single ‘Devil’s Island’

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has introduced particulars of his debut solo album ‘Radio Songs’ and shared new single ‘Satan’s Island’.

The file, which is launched by way of Cooking Vinyl on January 23, 2023, was produced by Leo Abrahams, who has beforehand labored with Wild BeastsBrian EnoGhostpoet.

“The thought of Radio Songs is me spinning by way of the dial,” he stated. “It sounds such as you’ve bought a radio tuned to some static and also you spin the dial, and the tune pops out of it. And then you definitely spin the dial once more, and the tune dissolves again into the static.”

He has additionally shared his soothing new single ‘Satan’s Island’, which you’ll be able to hearken to under, following the album’s first current taster ‘London Bridge’.


“I grew up within the UK within the Seventies and whereas there have been positively good factors in regards to the decade, I additionally bear in mind how poisonous it may very well be. The nation was deeply divided, and racism and misogyny had been the norm. The economic system was a basket case, and at one level we needed to be bailed out by the IMF [International Monetary Fund]. Nevertheless, listening to some individuals, you’d assume it was a golden age to which we should always yearn to return. This tune is a word to self, to remind me how far we’ve are available in 40 years,” Rowntree defined.

‘Radio Songs’ art work CREDIT: Press

The total tracklisting for ‘Radio Songs’ is as follows:

‘Satan’s Island’
‘London Bridge’
‘1000 Miles’
‘Tape Measure’
‘Machines Like Me’
‘Black Sheep’
‘Who’s Asking’

Rowntree began work on solo materials round 4 years in the past, penning songs in his residence studio for himself between his “day job” hours as a composer. “In my downtime, I began writing songs, assembly up with different individuals and collaborating with them, arising with concepts,” he beforehand instructed NME. “We did that with Blur and that a part of being a musician was one thing I’d actually been lacking.

“I used to be simply noodling alongside, having concepts and issues after which in fact, lockdown occurred. I all of the sudden discovered that I had a variety of time on my palms. I used to be chatting with my producer good friend Leo and we had been each locked down in our studios, so we determined to work on these songs collectively.”

The Blur drummer may even carry out his first headline present at London’s Omeara on November 2. Tickets can be found right here.

Followers who additionally pre-order ‘Radio Songs’ by way of Tough Commerce will probably be given entry to a particular launch day present at their East London retailer. You may pre-order it right here.

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