Vashti Bunyan reveals new song ‘Across The Water’

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Vashti Bunyan has revealed a new song, “Across The Water.”

The track comes from Bunyan’s new album, Heartleap, which is scheduled for release on the 6th of October via Fat Cat.

You can listen to the new song below:


Heartleap follows Bunyan’s 1970 debut Just Another Diamond Day and 2005’s comeback album Lookaftering. The new album was produced by Bunyan herself and was primarily recorded in her own studio.

The album will be supported by a UK tour, with Vashti playing as follows:

7th of Oct: MAC, Birmingham
8 & 9th of Oct: St. Pancras Church, London
11th of Oct: The Band Room, Farndale
12th of Oct: St. Philip’s Church, Manchester

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Johnny Marr announces new solo album, ‘Playland’

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Guitar legend Johnny Marr has announced details of his new solo album.

The former Smith’s man will release Playland on the 6th of October. It will be the follow up to his debut solo album, The Messenger, that was released in 2013.

The new album was recorded in London at Tritone Studios, and the lead single, “Easy Money”, will be released on the same day.

In interview with NME, Marr said: “It was deliberate to work in London. Where you work definitely affects how it sounds and seeps into the music, and I’ve developed a really good feeling for London in the past couple of years, I like the frenetic atmosphere.”

“The album’s main themes are the atmosphere of the city, and the preoccupations of the people who live in them,” Marr continued. “Those preoccupations being consumerism, sex and anxiety, or distraction and transcendence from those things.”

Playland was co-produced by Marr and bandmember and co-producer Doviak. Mixing was handled by Claudius Mittendorfer in New York, and mastering at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright, who has in the past worked with Arcade Fire, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Coldplay, Oasis and Primal Scream.

The full tracklist for Playland is as follows:

Johnny Marr Playland“Back In The Box”
“Easy Money”
“Dynamo”
“Candidate”
“25 Hours”
“The Trap”
“Playland”
“Speak Out Reach Out”
“Boys Get Straight”
“This Tension”
“Little King”

Marr and his band will embark on a series of live dates in the UK during October, playing:

13th of Oct: Lincoln The Engine Shed
14th of Oct: Southend Cliffs Pavillion
15th of Oct: Bexhill De La Warr
17th of Oct: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
18th of Oct: Cardiff Great Hall
20th of Oct: Bournemouth O2 Academy
21st of Oct: Cambridge Corn Exchange
23rd of Oct: London O2 Academy Brixton
24th of Oct: Bath Pavilion
25th of Oct: Manchester O2 Apollo
27th of Oct: Glasgow O2 Academy
28th of Oct: Newcastle O2 Academy
29th of Oct: Leeds O2 Academy

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Vashti Bunyan to release new album in October

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Singer and songwriter Vashti Bunyan has revealed details of a new album.

Heartleap is scheduled for release on the 6th of October via FatCat records. The LP will only be Bunyan’s third studio album, following the release of her debut, Just Another Diamond Day, in 1970, and 2005’s Lookaftering.

Bunyan was discovered by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and released her first single in 1965. Following disappointingly poor sales of her debut album, she stopped releasing music altogether, but LP retained a cult following. Just Another Diamond Day was then re-released in 2000 following the use of it’s title track in an ad campaign.

The new album was produced by Bunyan herself and recorded largely in her home studio. The release will be supported by a UK tour, starting on the 7th of October.

Vashti Bunyan will play:

7th of October: MAC, Birmingham
8th and 9th of October: St. Pancras Church, London
11th Of October: The Band Room, Farndale
12th of October: St. Philip’s Church, Manchester

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