FursThe Psychedelic Furs Share New Song Evergreen

Over a year after the release of Made Of Rain – a Lazarusian comeback, the Psychedelic Furs are finally hitting the road again; to rev up the excitement around the upcoming tour they have shared a brand new song, Evergreen.  (No, it’s not the Barbara Streisand song!)

It’s a brooding mid-paced groover which, it has been remarked upon, sounds even more like Bowie than normal.  Personally I love the guitar hook which has a gothic Bond theme vibe to it.

Evergreen is a leftover track from the Made of Rain recording sessions, produced by the band alongside studio wiz David Maurice and Guns ‘n’ Roses’ Richard Fortus.

Richard Butler says it is “a song about memory and the passing of time.”

The Psychedelic Furs’ 2021 tour kicks off this month, taking the band through North America and Europe. UK dates below.

It follows the news that the band’s original guitarist John Ashton is currently battling stage 4 prostate cancer. Gail Ann Dorsey, known for her long tenure playing bass in David Bowie’s band, has created a GoFundMe page after Ashton’s wife Catherine Dewson reached out for help.

“I humbly ask you to please help my friend John Ashton and his family get through this harrowing and uncertain chapter of their lives if you are able. Your donation is the way to show your love…” Says Dorsey, “Love this way… Please spread the word.”

Donate here

Buy Evergreen on Bandcamp

UK dates 

27 Sept – Bristol – O2 Academy
28 Sept – Nottingham – Rock City
29 Sept – Glasgow – SWG3
1 Oct – Manchester – Academy 2
2 Oct – Liverpool – O2 Academy
3 Oct – London  – Royal Albert Hall
5 Oct – Cambridge – Cambridge Junction

 

All words Ged Babey

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.

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