For weeks speculation about the question of who produces the new Depeche Mode album. Since today there is finally a name to it. James Ford official confirmation is still pending. The British musician …
For weeks speculation about the question of who produces the new Depeche Mode album. Since today there is finally a name to it. James Ford official confirmation is still pending.
The British musician and producer is a founding member of Simian Mobile Disco project that the will be aware of you just at least. hand acquaintance, the artist, has worked for Ford in the past as a producer.
With the “Arctic Monkeys” Ford worked on a total of three studio albums. For “Florence and the Machine”, he produced the debut album “Lungs”. In addition, artists like Beth Ditto, Birdy, “Mumfort & Sons” and “Little Boots” are on his list.
In some exciting new release news, or more accurately.. re-release news, the amazing “Low Guns” single from Six Toes featuring Dave Gahan will be released on a very limeted 7″ vinyl single that …
In some exciting new release news, or more accurately.. re-release news, the amazing “Low Guns” single from Six Toes featuring Dave Gahan will be released on a very limeted 7″ vinyl single that will be out 01.09.16 via Aby Sho Music. Yes, there was a limited cassette single when it was originally released in 2014, but this will be the first time it’s available on vinyl with a previously unreleased versions of the song that was edited specifically for this version of the single. The Preorder date has yet to be announced, but we will update you when we get that info.
SixToes ‘Low Guns’ limited edition 7″ release by Aby Sho Music.
UK Sextet ‘SixToes’ released their last album in 2014, The Morning After, accompanied by the single ‘Low Guns’ released on limited edition cassette. The beauty of the track was especially expressed by adding presence of the Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan on vocal and harmonica.
Dave was always positive about SixToes music and their remixes of Depeche Mode tracks. Without hesitation Dave accepted SixToes’ proposal to collaborate on ‘Low Guns’.
“I always really liked the remixes that SixToes did for Depeche Mode over the years, so when Anne Carruthers reached out to me about working with the band on Low Guns, I jumped on the opportunity. The band are exceptionally talented, the song connected with me, and I think the video is inspired and fantastic.” – Dave Gahan
״Low Guns ״ single was completely sold out as a cassette release, which was issued in two batches standard and hand numbered back in 2014.
Following huge success of the previous release on cassette, which was more symbolic than audible, SixToes decided to give another life to the track on 7″ vinyl, with unique previously unreleased versions of Low Guns, edited especially for this edition.
Low Guns will be released on ‘Aby Sho Music’ records from Ukraine in strictly limited edition of 250 copies, 200 black and 50 white vinyl.
A side: Low Guns feat. Dave Gahan (Radio Edit)
B side: Low Guns feat. Dave Gahan (Full Gahan Version Edit)
Release date: 01.09.2016
Toes Music 2016 | Mute Song sixtoes/bandcamp.com
Last year in March, at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, a documentary about ’70s band The Damned was shown, called “The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead”. One year …
Last year in March, at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, a documentary about ’70s band The Damned was shown, called “The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead”. One year later, the documentary started being shown at selected movie theaters throughout the world, and yesterday on May 20th it came out on DVD/BluRay in the USA.
The documentary contains old and new interview footage of not only the band, but also of other artists on whom The Damned has had an impact. Names include Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, Lemmy, Duff McKagan, and… Dave Gahan.
Whenever Dave Gahan is asked about the artists or bands that impressed him the most when he was a teenager in the late ’70s, The Damned is one of the name that he drops. He told Smash Hits magazine in 1983, “The Damned were my favourite band at that time”. And not only that, but the first record he bought was by The Damned, he joined their fan club, and would attend one of their gigs at Chelmsford’s Chancellor Hall in 1977. He told BAM magazine in 1997: “What got me really inspired to want to be in a band was music like the Clash and the Damned. The idea that I could be on the microphone and show off for a couple of hours and get applauded for it, that really appealed to me.” Dave even covered their song “New Rose” at MusiCares in 2011. So he absolutely deserves to be in this documentary!
The documentary will have its UK release in October, and the VOD/digital release date is yet to be announced. So for now, you can only buy the USA release here on Amazon.
Martyn LeNoble, longtime friend and collaborator with Dave Gahan, has just slipped some deets via Twitter: How often can you say…Dave Gahan just sang background vocals on our track? (In this case…only once) …
Martyn LeNoble, longtime friend and collaborator with Dave Gahan, has just slipped some deets via Twitter:
How often can you say…Dave Gahan just sang background vocals on our track? (In this case…only once) It's a special one. #DavidBowie
— Martyn LeNoble (@martynlenoble) May 21, 2016
This is pretty interesting! We have yet to find out what this will be exactly, and for which band this was recorded since LeNoble is floating in and out of bands all the time, but it doesn’t seem like it was for Depeche Mode.
The connection between Dave Gahan and David Bowie is pretty clear: aside from the facts that Dave got to audition for what would become Depeche Mode after Vince Clarke heard Dave sing “Heroes” and that Dave met David Bowie at one of his concerts in 2002 (see photo below) which he proudly recounted in interviews many, many times later on, Dave also (as well as Martin Gore) left a note on his Facebook page when Bowie died earlier this year, and gave a quote on his thoughts regarding Bowie to Mojo magazine in the same month.
One month later, in February, he told the same magazine: “Martin was really shaken up [about Bowie’s death]. He doesn’t show a lot of emotion that way but he told me he didn’t sleep all night. So I told him we need to just write something, we need to express that, and he was like ‘You’re right’. Its that English thing, you hold back your emotions but when someone opens the door and says ‘we should say something’ you go Yeah, of course we should”. So could this mean that we can both expect Dave Gahan to cover a Bowie track for an undisclosed band, and also expect a new DM song that might be influenced by David Bowie’s passing? Who knows! More details will probably emerge later this year or early next year.