John Foxx & The Maths (John Foxx/Benge/Hannah Peel/Serafina Steer) will be playing a one-off gig at Cargo in London on 5 September before their Bestival appearance the following day. These are the only UK appearances scheduled for the rest of this year. They’ll be performing material fromInterplay, The Shape Of Things and a new mini-album Evidence which is also due out in September – along with fresh analogue takes on old Foxx classics. Support is from Tara Busch who will be performing her new electronic sci-fi symphony, I Speak Machine. Also Stephen Mallinder (Ex-Cabaret Voltaire) and Phil Winter will be DJing as Wrangler.
John Foxx And The Maths are set to release a 16 track single CD version of the new album, The Shape Of Things on 19 March, 2012.
The single CD will feature ‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)’ which is a collaboration with Matthew Dear, and features a vocal by the US electronic artist. John and Benge included a track from Dear’s 2010 album Black City on their Quietus mix HERE
‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)’ will also appear on a new EP, currently being recorded at The Maths’ studio in London and due for release in the spring.
The full tracklisting for the single CD version of the album is as follows:
2 Rear-View Mirror
5 September Town
8 Falling Away
9 Invisible Ray
10 Vapour Trails
14 The Shadow Of His Former Self
15 Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) Featuring Matthew Dear
16 Where You End And I Begin Featuring Tara Busch
You can pre-order the album now for £9.99 from the Official Store at Townsend Records HERE
The double CD, featuring a bonus album of remixes, is also still available HERE
For more information about Matthew Dear please visit his OFFICIAL SITE
We’re very sorry to report that John Foxx and the Maths last two scheduled performances at Holmfirth and Sinners Day Belgium have been cancelled after John was hospitalised with a head injury. John sends his apologies to everyone but he’s been advised that it would not be sensible to play these shows.
After two weeks, the rehearsals for the tour are going really well. John and The Maths are taking as many analogues as can be carried. In many ways this is how John has always wanted the Metamatic material to sound – as well as all the analogue stuff from his more recent material with The Maths.
Plus having Hannah Peel on electric violin has added another element that dates back to the early Ultravox days. Special guest Tara Busch has a great electronic set-up too. Everyone is really looking forward to this!!
In the meantime, here’s John Foxx And The Maths performing ‘He’s A Liquid’ at the Roundhouse last year. Just a little flavour of what’s to come on the tour, starting at Leamington Spa and Poland next week . . . It’s a live band playing electronic music.