Some friends of mine, Andy Whitaker and Oz Cooper, have a new album out now. Released in November 2014, the album is intriguingly called “ALBUM” and the band is called “SOUP”. Influences and sounds ranging from psychedelic to indie, pop, and heartfelt emotion are all on the album. From the first track, “Colour Coded”, with it’s eastern intro, to just an acoustic guitar, synths, the album has it all. It’s well worth a listen. The album cover is intriguing too. A few of us were invited to a photoshoot for the cover pic, and were asked to bring along out favourite album covers. So, while you listen to “Album”, you can play a “guess the cover” game…..!!!
One of my favourite bands of all time, Ultravox, are releasing their first album in nearly 30 years. The album is called “Brilliant” and is out on EMI on28th May. Here is the title track, which is due out soon, accompanied by quite a clever unofficial fan video. I’ll post the official video when it’s out. The song was recorded from the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2. Links to buy the album and for the official Ultravox website/Facebook pages are there too. The album is already Number 1 in the Amazon UK pre-release chart!
The video is embedded via Vodpod (more about how I did that in the next post).