Monday, November 28, 2011

Paul Weller album coming in March

I caught Weller's memorable show at the Wiltern in LA for his last tour, so I'm really looking forward to the new material. Read more from the press release below... 

Paul Weller continues to push boundaries with his forthcoming album Sonik Kicks, scheduled for March 27 on Yep Roc Records and the follow up to the Mercury Prize Award nominated Wake Up The Nation.

Through, fans can preview first single “Around The Lake.” It will also be available for purchase on iTunes this week. 

Sonik Kicks features fourteen brand new tracks: “Green,” “The Attic,” “Kling I Klang,” “Sleep of the Serene,” “By the Waters,” “That Dangerous Age,”  “Study in Blue,” “Dragonfly,” “When Your Garden’s Overgrown,” “Around The Lake,” “Twilight,” “Drifters,” “Paperchase,” and “Be Happy Children.” Both Noel Gallagher and Blur's Graham Coxon appear as special guests.

Since Weller isn’t one to wait 20 years to be invited to perform his “classic” album, he has decided to do so now.  Sonik Knicks will be performed in full at The Roundhouse in London, England on March 18-19. Tickets are on sale now. US shows are in the works for Weller and will be announced at a later date.

2012 will also mark two important anniversaries for Paul Weller. In 1977 (35 years ago), The Jam's debut album In The City became one of the most important early UK punk albums. Since then, Weller consistently changed and evolved his sound through his work with The Style Council and as a solo artist. It was 20 years ago in 1992 when Weller released his self-titled first solo album.

With Sonik Kicks, Paul Weller once again shakes up his palate and stirs his influences anew.  He mixes pop art punch with soulful communication; jazzy explorations into psychedelia and dub with razor-sharp melodies and abstract soundscapes with clear-eyed forest-folk. 

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