Bad Lieutenant!

From the NME:

Former New Order members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham have formed a new band without ex-bassist Peter Hook.

The collective, Bad Lieutenant, features Blur’s Alex James on bass duties, Sumner told BBC Newsbeat that they have already completed recording an album, set for release in October.

“I’m very proud of it, it’s a very good album,” Sumner said. “It’s pretty guitary too because we’ve got three guitarists in the band.”

I’d like to think this would be great, but I ain’t holding my breath. Surprise me folks!

According to the nice folks at Domino, the new Arctic Monkeys album is being released (in the UK) on the 24th of August. It’s untitled as yet, but here’s the tracklist:

01. My Propeller
02. Crying Lightning
03. Dangerous Animals
04. Secret Door
05. Potion Approaching
06. Fire And The Thud
07. Cornerstone
08. Dance Little Liar
09. Pretty Visitors
10. The Jeweller’s Hands

Details here.

If you happen to be in Glasgow any time between now & the 31st of May, stop in at The Tramway to check this exhibition by Phil Collins (no, not that Phil Collins) – The World Won’t Listen, a karaoke video trilogy produced in Colombia, Turkey and Indonesia with fans of ‘indie-rock’ band The Smiths.

Sounds like a treat, tho I don’t know whether I’d describe The Smiths as being ‘indie-rock’, tho I don’t want to get into genre fascism…

Bill

Hmm, this just in from the NME:

…Brown’s publicist denied that the frontman had agreed to a reunion, telling the Daily Mail that he is instead concentrating on his next solo album at the moment.

“We know nothing about a reunion,” the publicist said. “Ian is working on his new studio album which is due out later this year.”

Full (non?) story here