TUNE Joe Gideon - Rule Roost!
On 31st January 2020, Joe Gideon will be releasing his brand-new solo album ‘Armagideon’ via Clouds Hill.
The new record was written and recorded with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Grinderman), whom Joe met on tour in 2012 with his band Joe Gideon & The Shark, and their band mate Gris-De-Lin.
Joe, Gris-de-Lin and Jim play all the instruments in the densely layered arrangements, which include an army of saxophones, an antique piano, a cranky old synth-vibraphone rescued from the dumpster, heavenly choirs and a menagerie of percussion instruments.
The record’s new single ‘Rule Roost!’ is a statement of intent ahead of the new album release, highlighted by its infectious, harmony-layered chorus and off-kilter beats.
Joe Gideon first came to wider attention with his band, Bikini Atoll, signed to Bella Union in 2003. The first album, Moratoria, was critically well received, with the lead track ‘Desolation Highway’ (described by The Independent as “...an awesome, soul- searching slice of sprawling Americana”) featured in the film My Little Eye. Their second album Liar’s Exit, recorded with Steve Albini and released through Bella Union in 2005, received glowing reviews from the likes of NME and Q magazine.
Soon after, Joe decided to hone his craft as a songwriter and lyricist and formed Joe Gideon & The Shark, a two-piece band with his sister Viva. Their debut album, Harum Scarum, released in 2009 on Bronzerat Records, achieved rave reviews and a rare 6-stars-out-of-5 review in Time Out magazine, with reviewer Bella Todd observing, “To be funny and moving at the same time is one thing, but their combination of true grit and grace is rarer still.”
In a review for his debut solo album Versa Vice in 2016, Joe was described as playing “Pithy, powerful, lyrically erudite and observational, post-financial crisis English blues.” (Mike Barnes – Wire), and the record was supported widely across UK Radio.
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