Wendy James Announces New Album and UK Tour
Remember Transvision Vamp? Of course you do! Well the good news is that Wendy James is back with a new band, a new album and UK tour.
Her new solo LP ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ was recorded in NYC and mixed in Berkeley CA, but here’s the good bit. The players on this album come from some all time great punk and new wave bands. On guitars are Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group and James Williamson from Iggy & The Stooges. On bass is none other than Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. James Sclavunos from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is on drums, and Steve Mackay from Iggy & The Stooges completes the lineup on baritone sax. Not bad, eh?
It’s testament to the strength of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ that it has attracted such a stellar list of players. The album has a distinct and unique thread running through a collection of quirky songs infused with melody and hooks. All songs are written and produced by Wendy James, tracks 12 and 13 are cover versions of songs written Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith (MC5/Sonic’s Rendezvous Band) and Bob Dylan respectively.
The album is available for pre-order now via Pledge Music HERE
The release of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ will include all formats: LP Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. The package is presented with arresting and beautiful artwork by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij. Tracklisting as follows:
1 PALOMA’S DOWNS
2 INDIGENT BLUES
3 KING RAT
4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH
5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY
6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER
7 SCREAMIN’ BACK WASHINGTON
8 WHY OH WHY DO YOU HURT ME STILL?
9 FAREWELL TO LOVE
10 COWBOY RHYTHM
11 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER
12 YOU’RE SO GREAT
13 IT’S ALRIGHT MA
Wendy James will be touring in 2016. The first UK dates in early 2016 have been announced with more to follow. The setlist will include songs from this album, some choice cuts from previous solo work and some favorites from Transvision Vamp. The live band will feature Wendy James (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keys), Louis Elliot (Grace Jones) (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), James Meynell (Racine) (Bass), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) (Drums) and special guest players…
UK Dates 2016 confirmed so far
Saturday 6th February Leeds, Brundell Social Club
Friday 12th February Glasgow, ABC2
Saturday 13th February Kilmarnock, Bellfield Tavern
Monday 15th February London, Rough Trade East – Album Launch gig
Monday 15th February London Old Blue Last – Album Launch gig
Thursday 18th February London, Brooklyn Bowl