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Écrit par sur 16 octobre 2017

Michael Head has announced details of the release of his first album of new material in over 11 years.
Recorded under the name of Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band,
Adiós Señor Pussycat is released on Violette Records on Friday 20th October 2017.
The track listing of the 13-track album, produced by Steve Powell & Michael Head, is as follows:

  1. Picasso
  2. Overjoyed
  3. Picklock
  4. Winter Turns To Spring
  5. Workin’ Family
  6. 4&4 Still Makes 8
  7. Queen of All Saints
  8. Josephine
  9. Lavender Way
  10. Rumer
  11. Wild Mountain Thyme
  12. What’s The Difference
  13. Adios Amigo

Beautiful and evocative and recorded in his home-town of Liverpool between March
2016 and June 2017, the album is the culmination of four years of hard work. Equal
to his finest moments, Adiós Señor Pussycat will undoubtedly only further cement
his reputation as one of this generations greatest songwriters.
Since a self-imposed hiatus in 2008, Michael Head has been working with a fluid
concept of an ever-rotating band format to provide a flexible platform for the range of his new live and recorded works.
‘Under the guise of Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band in 2013, they released
their sought-after debut EP, Artorius Revisited, and followed this with a double A sided 7”, Velvets In The Dark / Koala Bears in 2015.
A soulful and poetic genius, fate, bad luck and circumstance and often conspired to
deny him his rightful dues. Loved and lauded by fellow artists and critics alike, he
started out in the early 1980s with The Pale Fountains, with whom he recorded a
brace of acclaimed albums, Pacific Street (1984) and …From Across The Kitchen
Table (1985). He subsequently formed Shack with his brother John and went on to
record five albums over almost twenty years including the much loved and acclaimed
Waterpistol and HMS Fable in 1999 which saw the band briefly flirt with
chart success and hailed from the cover of the NME as “our greatest songwriter”
He also released, what is often regarded as his classic album, The Magical World
Of The Strands under the name of Michael Head & The Strands in 1997, and with
Shack currently on hiatus he has been performing under the Red Elastic Band guise for the past few years.
Finally, now playing sold out occasional shows across the UK over the past few
years, including most recently at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge in July, Michael
Head has announced a trio of forthcoming shows, including a performance at London’s historic Union Chapel. The dates are as follows :
8th London Union Chapel
5th Glasgow Oran Mor
25th Bristol St. Georges
16th Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
Tickets for the shows are available via

The album features the following musicians:
Michael Head – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Steve Powell – Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Phil Murphy – Drums
Tom Powell – Bass Guitar
Nina – Piano
Dan Rogers – Electric Guitar
Rod Skipp – Cello
Dewi Tudor Jones – Violin
Helen Tonge – Viola
Martin Smith – Trumpet
Andy Diagram – Trumpet
Simon James – Saxophone
Steve Powell, Joanne Head, Phil Murphy, Mary McCombs – Backing Vocals
Michael Head, Phil Murphy, Karina Townsend – Percussion


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