New music releases, 11th August 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 11th August 2014:

Conjuring The Dead
Conjuring The Dead, Belphegor

Get Hurt, The Gaslight Anthem
I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss, Sinead O’Connor
No Going Back, Stiff Little Fingers
Pure Raw Blues, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
Yorktown Heights, Grant Nicholas
Mable, CJ Wildheart
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Box Set), Rick Wakeman
The World Is My Enemy Now, Upon A Burning Body
Darkest Hour, Darkest Hour
Last Words: The Final Recordings, Screaming Trees
Always Returning, Engineers
The Sins Of Mankind, Cancer
Sunday ’91, Annie Eve
Platinum Hook, Platinum Hook
Volume X, Trans Am
Arise, Interstatic
Neanderthal, American Dog
Crossing The Fiery Path, Necromantia
From The Abyss They Rise, Pantheon – 1
Into The Madness, Night Mistress
Use Once & Destroy, The Rock City Angels
Concrescence of the Sophia, Mournful Congregation
One Night In The Temple (Box Set), Lillian Axe
Harvest Floor, Cattle Decapitation

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CJ Wildheart releases video for solo single, Down The Drain

The Wildhearts Perform At The Manchester Academy
Photo credit: from Classic Rock Magazine, CJ at Manchester Academy

CJ Wildheart is set to release his first solo album, Mable. You can watch the video to lead single, “Down The Drain”, below.

Following a three year break from music, during which the Wildhearts guitarist ran his own cleaning business in London, the 46 year old is now living in Yorkshire, making and selling his own brand of hot sauce, and playing music again both as a solo performer and with his bandmates in The Wildhearts.

Speaking to Classic Rock Magazine, CJ reveals that with his first child on the way, life is very different to his days partying as part of his previous groups, Honeycrack, and The Jellys.

“The Jellys were fuelled by speed,” he says. “Now I’m fuelled by good cheese and nice bread. I’m laid back and there isn’t that hectic, on-the-edge sort of sound.”

“I retired from music for three years,” he continues. “After the Chutzpah tour with The Wildhearts I needed a break; I wanted to do something I’d never done before, which is have a job. I started the cleaning company and employed a bunch of guys. At times it was great but at others it was really horrible.”

“A lot of musicians are wrapped in cotton wool – the Wildhearts aren’t massive but we tour at a level where we have a lot of crew doing stuff for us, and you’re kind of detached from reality. Doing a day job was the biggest lesson I’ve ever had. It grounded me and made me a better person.

“I’m singing about stuff that kind of pissed me off when I was cleaning for a lot of rich, snobby people who I wanted to kill. I had to suck it up; as a musician you don’t have to do that – you can rage at people and not get fired. I had to suppress all that rage and anger in my business.”

Mable – and CJ’s Devilspit hot sauce! – are available via CJ’s Pledgemusic page.

You can watch the lead single from Mable, “Down The Drain#, by clicking below.

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