His new album ‘Transangelic Exodus’ is still a month away from its 9th February release on Bella Union, and already Ezra Furman has released a couple of singles from it in the shape of ‘Driving Down To L.A.’ and ‘Love You So Bad’. Add to that a third now with ‘Suck the blood from my wound’, about which Ezra comments “It’s a song with enough situational detail and imagery that it could be adapted into a film or a novel. Not that it necessarily should be. It started with me writing a whole album about me and my illegal transangelic hospital-escapee partner running from a hostile government. All of my deepest concerns as an artist whirling into a bizarre dream of perpetual narrow escape”.
As ever with Furman, its packed with juicy, off-kilter melodies and wry, often funny storytelling contained within. Throw in this bouncy accompaniment, slithery synth lines and a good old white noise wig out to finish, and you have something rather good.
Saturday 3rd February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 4th February – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club
Saturday 10th February – FOLKESTONE – Quarterhouse
Wednesday 23rd May – LONDON – O2 Brixton Academy
Thursday 24th May – BRISTOL – Colston Hall
Sunday 27th May – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall
Monday 28th May – GLASGOW – O2 ABC Glasgow
Tuesday 29th May – DUBLIN – Tivoli Theatre