Quick Hits: Poly Styrene, Jim McTurner And The Kids That Killed The Man, Metalion, Victorian English Gentlemens Club, Beady Eye

posted March 24, 2011

  • With a month to go before the release of her new solo album, "Generation Indigo," Poly Styrene presents a personal insight into the album. The footage sees the iconic frontwoman from X-ray Spex talking to renowned journalist and rock critic John Robb and also features behind the scenes footage from the album campaign photo shoot.
  • Jim McTurner and the Kids That Killed the Man have announced the release of the first single and video from "Joie De Vivre," the song is called, "Give Up Suffering."
  • Bazillion Points Books has revealed that legendary American death metal pioneer Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess, Death, The Ravenous) has contributed a foreword to the upcoming 744-page hardcover book Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen. Reifert's connection to the Norwegian Slayer Mag dates to the late 1980s, when he and Kristiansen regularly exchanged demo cassettes and handwritten letters through the mail between California and Norway.
  • Check out the video for "A Conversation," the first single from The Victorian English Gentlemens Club's forthcoming third album, "Bag Of Meat." It will be released on April 25th.
  • Beady Eye have announced the addition of a Philadelphia date on their first North American tour. Previously announced dates in New York, Chicago and Toronto quickly sold-out when announced earlier this month. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans in Philadelphia a first live taste of their debut album, "Different Gear, Still Speeding" at Theater of the Living Arts on June 25th.