And the Small Faces disbanded on a new year's eve night, didn't they?
Founded at the start of the decade by musicians Gabriel Roth and Neal Sugarman, the label puts out classic soul, funk, blues, R&B, and afrobeat. Their continued success has been largely off the mainstream radar, serving as a reminder that the soul revival of the past few years has been taking place at all levels of music, from indie-leaning clubs to the Grammys.
12 years... (Died 26 th december 1999)
Paul Weller has revealed more about his forthcoming 11th solo studio album 'Sonik Kicks', which is set for release in March next year.
Speaking to NME in a video interview, which you can watch by clicking on the player above, Weller said of the record:
It’s very electronic sounding…good melodies, quite experimental in places. I don’t think there’s anything else around that sounds like it. It’s quite unique sounding, personally. Groundbreaking maybe, possibly. For me it is.
The record, which features guest vocals from Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon, is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed, 2010 album 'Wake Up The Nation'.
When asked about any pressures from the success of his Mercury-nominated record, Weller replied: "When you get a good reaction to a record, if anything, they inspire me to do better next time. It’s nice to have a bit of recognition or a little pat on the back, because it just makes you think, 'Well, I’m doing something right'."
You can hear a track from the album, called 'Around The Lake' by visiting Paulweller.com.
Paul Weller also quelled any hopes that The Jam might one day reform, telling NME: "Personally, I’m not one for nostalgia. What’s gone is gone. You can’t recapture that time."
Xmas times can also be very tough times when it's just a way to remember you're not with the beloved ones, because you're divorced because you lost someone... So I'd like to wish a very happy Xmas to everyone with the Beatles' Xmas record, with their heavenly vocal harmonies. When someone asked Ian Dury's what gift he wanted for his birthday, he simply said "Another birthday"... so all I wish for this Xmas is another year with the beloved ones, including all the friends I've met here...
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