June 23, 2009

Hugh Cornwell: Hooverdam

At 59 Hugh Cornwell still has the DIY punk attitude. His new album Hooverdam is available as a free download. The former main man of The Stranglers has embraced internet technology in a big way as a means to communicate with his fans - his website is available in twelve languages.

Cornwell writes rollicking melodies, with a vintage rock 'n' roll beat mashed with his trademark street cool vocals. He knows that he is Banging On At The Same Old Beat, but there's no need to change a good thing.

Hooverdam is released on Invisible Hands Music. Physical copies will be available on vinyl and as a triple-sleeved digi-pak CD/DVD, which will contain Hugh’s film “Blueprint,” featuring live studio performance inter-spliced with an interview with Hugh at the Tate Gallery in London. Release date: September 8.

Tracks:
  1. Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge
  2. Going To The City
  3. Delightful Nightmare
  4. Within You Or Without You
  5. Rain On The River
  6. Beat Of My Heart
  7. Philip K. Ridiculous
  8. The Pleasure Of Your Company
  9. Wrong Side Of The Tracks
  10. Banging On At The Same Old Beat
North American tour:
  • 09/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
  • 09/09 Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
  • 09/10 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 09/11 Bordentown, NJ @ The Record Collector
  • 09/12 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
  • 09/13 Boston, MA @ TT The Bear's Place
  • 09/15 Montreal, PQ @ TBA
  • 09/16 Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
  • 09/17 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
  • 09/18 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 09/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
  • 09/20 Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
European tour:
  • 06/10 Frankfurt @ Nachtleben
  • 07/10 Köln @, Luxor
  • 08/10 Hamburg @ Grunspan
  • 09/10 Berlin @ Quasimodo
  • 10/10 Amsterdam @ Paradiso
  • 15/10 Vilnius @ New York
  • 13/11 Newcastle @ O2 Academy Newcastle
  • 14/11 Glasgow @ Abc Glasgow
  • 20/11 London @ O2 Academy Islington
  • 21/11 Oxford @ O2 Academy Oxford
  • 27/11 Manchester @ Manchester Academy 1
  • 28/11 Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham

» hughcornwell.com
» myspace.com/hughcornwell

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