Out on October 18th is Mark Lanegan’s new album, Someone’s Knocking, via Heavenly Recordings. From it the band have just released a new video for the first single ‘Stictch it up’.
Of the video Lanegan says: “I had a blast making this video. We had some friends over for dinner and Joe Cardamone met Donal Logue there and they hit it off. When I later talked to Joe about directing a vid he immediately said “Jimmy The Cab Driver” I called Donal and he laughed for like ten minutes and was totally into it. My head was pounding from laughing so hard the day of the shoot. It was extremely tough to keep a straight face when Donal was in character, he turned into an updated version of Jimmy so fast. Both Joe and Donal are brilliant. There’s a reason it’s the first video of mine I’ve been in for the last 15 years.”
It’s, by Lanegan standards, a banger – full of scuzzy, scruffy guitars and propelled by indie rock, Lanegan’s characteristic drawl sounding fantastic as he lays it on the line. In the background, there is this gospel (well, maybe more Screamadelica) vocal harmonies and its all stuffed inside the Lanegan cannon and given a chorus to die for.
The Band are hitting the UK and Ireland for shows in December. For a full list of international tour dates visit Mark’s official website.
Tuesday 10th December – LONDON – Roundhouse
Wednesday 11th December – BRISTOL – SWX
Friday 13th December – SHEFFIELD – Leadmill
Saturday 14th December – EDINBURGH – Liquid Rooms
Sunday 15th December – MANCHESTER – Ritz
Tuesday 17th December – DUBLIN – Button Factory
Wednesday 18th December – BELFAST – Empire Music Hall