He releases his first solo album early next year.
Better late than never.
Looking forward to it.
From his website:
so the album is mixed ( by the lovely Steve Fitzmaurice),mastered( by the superlative Bunt Stafford Clarke) and ready to penetrate your eardrums. i've lived with the songs for so long and i still love them...i suppose that means something. the record will be released early next year on Drowned in Sound records in the UK and a major who i have worked with before ( sorry can't be specific cos we are still dealing lawyers) in the rest of the world.
as i said last time i popped on here, me, Peter saville and Wolfgang Tillmans have been squirreling away at the artwork . we have tried to create something human and vulnerable , delicate and damaged that resonates with the openness and simplicity of the music. the idea is for the sleeve to usher you into my little world . the Tillmans shots were taken in my studio at home with a million reference points dotted around me like little stars. i suppose there's a parralel with that Style Council sleeve- My Favorite Shop (get googling anyone not brought up in the 80's)..
rehearsals haver been going nicely. the band might evolve and change but at the moment we have Fred on keys, Jim Dare on guitar, Bastion on bass( although i have been recently rehearsing with someone you all know well) and Kriss Sonne on drums( incidentally...one of the best drummers i have ever met) .So there you go...cats out of bags and all that. hopefully it won't be too long before you can come along and shout for The Drowners. there will be a couple of bona fide surprises live so watch out and stay focussed.