Artist News Release Round-Up Releases

Release Round-Up: Pharrell, John Frusciante, Bo Ningen and Honeyblood

By | Published on Thursday 20 February 2014


Rounding up the latest release news…

Pharrell‘s hat has made the last minute announcement that the new solo LP from the man under it (aka Pharrell) is titled ‘G I R L’, and will come out in under a fortnight, in two Mondays time. Just look at him, bold as brass, flaunting various faces, and hats, to the sound of violins, in its accompanying clip. I ask you.

Also with his own solo LP in tow, it’s former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, who’s just introduced the world to ‘Enclosure’, the follow-on to ‘PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone’. Due to hit shops on 7 Apr, it was, says John, made at the same time as ‘Medieval Chamber’, the album Frusciante produced for the band Black Knights.

Elaborating, he adds: “As different as the two albums appear to be, they represent one investigative creative thought process. What I learned from one fed directly into the other. ‘Enclosure’ is presently my last word on the musical statement which began with ‘PBX'”. Find more ‘Enclosure’ info, and download its last track, the funky funky ‘Scratch’, at this link.

Oh and, Japan’s longhaired psychlords Bo Ningen have confirmed their third LP. Bearing a still-secret title and set to be released on a still-secret date in May, we at least have a trial play of its lead single ‘DaDaDa’ (see beneath), and this list of the band’s live UK dates, the first of which is on 7 May at London’s Heaven.

Also, FatCat’s one and only Glasgow folk-pop duo Honeyblood (pictured) have followed 2013’s nippy single ‘Bud’ with particulars on their first LP, also called ‘Honeyblood’. Produced with Peter Katis, who’s worked for The National and Interpol, in his Connecticut studio, it mirrors “good times” in the Honeyblood girls’ lives, and will burst out with the spring on 19 May. Listen to one of the songs inside it, ‘Choker’, now: