Although his concept albums on talking animals and 1970s British wrestlers were at odds with the current musical climate, as is in keeping with ex-Auteurs and Black Box Recorder front-man Luke Haines’ modus operandi, his forthcoming album may trump the lot. See the press release below for confirmations. Smashing stuff! Released on May 11th 2018.
|Following 2016’s critically acclaimed pop record Smash The System, and then taking ownership of all music ever by trademarking the frequency 43hz, the former Auteur is back with his new album I Sometimes Dream Of Glue.
It started sometime after World War II – in the late 1940’s. A convoy of British Special Services trucks had been dispatched to RAF Middlewych, their cargo – 10 tonnes of experimental solvent liquid. Sticky and deadly. The mission – to drop the toxic liquid over Germany and finish the job of carving up Europe for good. The trucks never made it to their airfield destination, coming off the road – most probably helped by saboteurs – some five miles out of London.
Just off the Westway, in the motorway sidings, you can see a small sign. Actually you probably can’t see the sign as it is the size of a child’s fingernail clipping. The sign says ‘Glue Town.’ The name of a village. There is little or no documentation of Glue Town. You will not find any information about it on the 21st Century internet. Glue Town is a rural settlement born out of mutation. Of the estimated 500 or so dwellers, no one is thought to be over 2 ½ inches tall. The citizens of Glue Town exist on a diet of solvent abuse and perpetual horniness. The residents only leave to carry out daring night -time ‘glue raids’ on Shepherds Bush newsagent shops. On a tiny screen in the town centre, an old Betamax cassette of ‘Michael Bentine’s Pottytime’ plays on a loop all day and all night. The reduced size villagers go about their daily business pondering whether the lessons of Pottytime can show them a way out of their drudge lives of sexual abandonment and human sacrifice.
This 12” vinyl edition is strictly limited to just three hundred copies worldwide. ‘I Sometimes Dream Of Glue’ is also available on CD and digital formats. Luke will be announcing UK live dates to complement the album release. Dates and venues to be confirmed.