SHAUN RYDER ANNOUNCES SOLO ALBUM!! (we’ve heard it and it’s great)
‘In my delusional ADHD brain it’s my Sgt. Pepper full of different flavoured songs’ Shaun Ryder

The release date is 20th August and you can pre order the album now from here.

Shaun Ryder has announced a new solo album ‘Visits From Future Technology’ for August 20th release on his new SWRX Recordings label. We’ve heard it and it sounds great – full of the classic wonk pop that he has made his name dealing with. It’s Shaun at its best and a timely reminder of his effortless talent for great lyrics and weirdly wonderful pop music that has the mad grooves of prime time Mondays and his own personal vision.

The Sunny Levine produced record will be preceded by two singles ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ on June 25th and ‘Popstar Popstar’s Daughters’ on July 23rd.

Who would have that in 2021 that Shaun Ryder would have become a National Treasure, one of the greatest living Englishmen and UK music’s great survivor? The Happy Mondays were game-changers, Black
Grape were a celebration and his endless TV work and books have now cemented his iconic status.

Whilst spring cleaning during Covid and digging deep into his archives he found an unreleased solo album down the back of the sofa. Of course it turns out to be one of his best records and is stuffed full of the classic wonk pop, insidious melodies and killer grooves that bring the funk. It’s a pick n mix of styles from mischievous pop chops, hip-swinging bass, desert guitars and Stones swagger brought into a full Polaroid swagger by the upbeat, darkly funny, Day Glo music that will soundtrack this summer.

Every track sounds like a hit single. They are either missives from a former dangerous life, observations of the surrounding madness or a current sharp focus that finds the magic in the mundane, the poetry in the gutter and the warp on the wild side. The poet laureate of the dispossessed, Shaun is a wordsmith whose lyrics document
these times and saw the late and great Anthony Wilson rightfully proclaim his poetic genius.

As ever the new album sees lyrics that are darkly funny or deliciously deranged, full of a hard-earned wisdom and great turns of phrase and humour and sung in that compulsive leering Salford lilt that helps to make this one of the albums of the year.

The pre-order date is 10 th May 2021
25 th June 2021 Mumbo Jumbo ( Download only
23rd July 2021 Popstar’s Daughters ( Download only
20 th August 2021 Visits from Future Technology ( Download/Vinyl/CD
Vinyl: Limited edition white vinyl gatefold sleeve 12×12 art print of cover
Label:
SWRX Recordings
Producer: Sunny Levine
Track
listing:
1.MUMBO JUMBO
2.CLOSE THE DAM
3.POP STARS DAUGHTERS
4.MONSTER
5.HONEY PUT THE KETTLE ON
6.CRAZY BITCHES
7.STRAIGHTEN ME UP
8.I CAN STOP ANYTIME
9.ELECTRIC SCALES
10.TURN OFF THE AIR
11. CLUBBING RABBITS

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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