SLUG will return with a brand new album HiggledyPiggledy on 13th April 2018 on Memphis Industries.
SLUG is the the nom de plume of North East native Ian Black and, whereas acclaimed debut LP RIPE was made in collaboration with Peter Brewis and David Brewis of Field Music, HiggledyPiggledy was composed, produced and played entirely by Black; enabling him to give free reign to his beguiling brand of Dada-rock.
‘Lackadaisical Love’ sits somewhere all on it’s own. A bewildering mix of pop and indie, it could easily have been plucked out of a lounge club in the 60’s. Occupying a similiar area to bands like The Avalanches and Air, it’s a polar opposite to the fuzz driven sinister mania of their other single ‘No Heavy Petting’.
Black intended HiggledyPiggledy to be a more minimal affair than debut RIPE, focussed more on rhythm and percussion. Thematically the record was written against the backdrop of political turmoil but really it’s about the strange life Black leads in his native Sunderland, an autodidact outsider living his life in Wetherspoons arguing with some of the questionable attitudes of locals. Blacks stated aim to “have fun writing truly horrible lyrics,” playing characters “venting in pubs, writing in the character of how some people think and behave.”
HiggledyPiggledy is available to available to pre-order here ahead of its release on 13th April 2018, and SLUG has just announced a new run of tourdates.
27 April – Leeds, Brudenell Social
29 April – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
30 April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
01 May – London, The Lexington
02 May – Newcastle, The Cluny
21 July – Deershed Festival