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Burning Shed recently released ‘The Free Henry Fool Download EP‘, which features two tracks mixed by Steven Wilson, ‘Poppy Q’ and ‘Heartattack’. Henry Fool, a band which features Steven Wilson’s No-Man partner Tim Bowness, released their latest studio album ‘Men Singing’ earlier this month, and you can read our review here.
‘Take 60′s/70′s influences such as early Floyd, Soft Machine and VDGG and mix them with Rain Tree Crow and late King Crimson. One of the most interesting Prog bands to come out of the UK in recent years.’ – Feedback Magazine
Tim Bowness, in the role of vocalist and lyricist for progressive duo No-Man, has amassed a lengthy body of work exploring a wide range of tonalities and approaches. From dancehall electronic pop to subtle ambient movements, his twist on and contributions to Steven Wilson’s music have always been unique.
In Henry Fool, however, Bowness takes on a whole other role, nurturing along the King Crimson-esque instrumental compositions with guitar instead of his vocal chords. Specifically, I get major vibes recalling some of the ProjeKct records, as their spacey jams and odd rhythms intermingle in similar ways. On their new release Men Singing, tracks like “Everyone in Sweden” alternate between nearly ambient passages of sax soloing by Myke Clifford and funky outbursts highlighting great interplay between bassist Peter Chilvers and drummer Andrew Booker. (more…)
Steven Wilson updated his Facebook page this morning with several details including tomorrow’s world premiere of ‘Get All You Deserve’ in London (buy tickets here), the recording sessions with Alan Parsons at the end of this month, and more importantly the addition of guitarist virtuoso Guthrie Govan to the touring live band. Read the full update below, and be sure to ‘like’ Steven’s Facebook page if you haven’t already. Photo credit – Robert Grablewski.
“Thanks to everyone who attended the short No-Man tour last week, which was a lot of fun! Another quick reminder about this Thursday’s world premiere of my new concert film ‘Get All You Deserve’, directed by Lasse Hoile. Following the screening there will be a Q&A where I’ll do my best to answer any questions you may have about the film and the tour. Tickets are available from the Prince Charles Cinema website (link below) – a few special friends are in town and will also be attending. The film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 24th September. Later this month I will be in Los Angeles starting the recording of the follow up to Grace for Drowning, this time with my live band, which now includes latest addition, guitarist extraordinaire Guthrie Govan. The legendary Alan Parsons will be overseeing the recording process, and Lasse will also be there to film us at work on the album – we’ll be bringing you exclusive video footage via the official Steven Wilson YouTube channel once things are underway” – SW
No-Man began a short tour in Krakow, Poland last night to promote the band’s new live album ‘Love and Endings‘. The band, comprised of Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson, Michael Bearpark, Steve Bingham, Pete Morgan, Stephen Bennett and Andy Booker took to the stage to perform a 90 minute setlist, which you can see below by using the spoiler tag box. I’ve also added some excellent photos, taken by Grzegorz Furlaga for Muzyka.pl.
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Together We’re Stranger
No-Man’s lead singer Tim Bowness has confirmed in an interview with Progressive Rock Magazine that the band are ‘hoping to play one new song, which we finished in rehearsals this week’. No-Man have been working on the follow up to 2008′s ‘Schoolyard Ghosts’ for a while now, but no release date has been announced. In order to promote the recently released live album ‘Love and Endings‘ the band are going out and touring the UK and Europe next week. You can buy tickets from No-Man’s official website, here.
“We’ve rehearsed all the material from Love And Endings, plus quite a few more pieces, several of which have never been played lived before. We’ll be performing a full 90-minute show, but have about two hours of material at our disposal. The set list spans the band’s entire existence, from our late 1980s studio experiments through to our recent Kscope label releases.” – Tim Bowness