John Foxx and The Maths – New Album – Rhapsody! + Gazelle Twin / ISpeakMachine New EP multibuy

FROM METAMATIC RECORDS:

We’re delighted to announce 2 new releases, Rhapsody and Exponentialism, which are available as a multi-buy HERE

John Foxx And The Maths’ Rhapsody is made up of 10 tracks recorded live at London’s MemeTune Studios in late 2011, shortly after the UK Interplay tour. The Maths line-up on this session is as follows: John Foxx (Vocals, keyboards); Benge (Percussion, keyboards); Hannah Peel (Violin, keyboards); Serafina Steer (Bass, keyboards). It’s fantastic to hear a live band playing with electronics, plus the addition of bass guitar and layers of violin also creates fresh angles and edges on many of the songs. Foxx’s voice is often stripped of effects, adding an emotional shiver to songs such as ‘Interplay’, ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ and ‘Just For A Moment’. Meanwhile the opening track is an instrumental version of ‘The Good Shadow’, which features – as do nearly all of the tracks – Hannah Peel on violin. Artwork is by Jonathan Barnbrook. Pre-order HERE

Gazelle Twin, I Speak Machine – Exponentialism. This limited edition EP (only 750 copies) features Gazelle Twin and I Speak Machine (Tara Busch’s new project) who explore Foxx’s lyrical themes and ideas on 4 beautifully executed cover versions which also relate strongly to their own work. I Speak Machine’s take on ‘My Sex’ transforms it into a gigantic, cyber-sensual pop song, while ‘I Want To Be A Machine’ is a much darker, stranger transformation. Gazelle Twin has been planning a cover of Foxx/Gordon’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ for a couple of years. In 2011 she told Artrocker Magazine: ‘Never Let Me Go’ is a mirage of maternal comfort in a toxic and unrelenting world. It’s one of those songs I wish I’d made; drenched in analogue pulses and drones, a lullaby-like synth melody accompanying an android (yet emotional) dual-vocal part. I can definitely feel a cover coming on.’ Meanwhile, Gazelle Twin’s stark version of ‘He’s A Liquid’ reveals a different side to her work as she delivers the surreal, dream-like lyrics in a voice that is completely different to the lullabying ‘Never Let Me Go’. Pre-order HERE

Listen to a clip of Gazelle Twin’s cover of ‘Never Let Me Go’ HERE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2JizL3phmg&feature=youtu.be

Listen to a clip to I Speak Machine’s version of ‘I Want To Be A Machine’ HERE – https://soundcloud.com/metamatic-records/i-want-to-be-a-machine-fade

The John Foxx & The Maths/OMD tour is only just over 3 weeks away and we still have a few Gold VIP tickets for the shows. Priced at £55 the Gold VIP package includes a meet and greet with John at the venue, a VIP laminate and an ultra-rare ‘Underpass’ signed Promo CD. With artwork designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, the mixes by Dave Clarke and Oh The Gilt will ONLY be available on CD as part of VIP packages. If you want to go to the meet and greet please order HERE
Listen to the Oh The Gilt remix of ‘Underpass’ HERE – http://thequietus.com/articles/11862-john-foxx-underpass-oh-the-gilt-mix

If you only want the ‘Underpass’ CD and the VIP laminate and aren’t interested in attending the shows then you can now pre-order HERE

Please note, John Foxx & The Maths will do their best to make sure that all VIPs see the soundcheck but we’ve reduced the price to £55 because we can’t guarantee it on every occasion as they are not the headline act. Also, please note, the VIP passes do not give access to the show, so if you want to attend the concert in the evening you need to buy a separate ticket.

8 June: The Playground Festival

John Foxx & The Maths will be playing a live set at The Playground Festival in London’s Brixton’s Academy on Sat 8 June. The event will also feature a live performance by Gary Numan and DJ sets by techno pioneers Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, plus Wolfgang Flur (ex Kraftwerk), Luke Vibert and many more. More info and tickets are available from here.

Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE

Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE

Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE

Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE

Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE