Jun 15, 2010

New Edwyn Collins

The Quietus also brings us news of the next album from Edwyn Collins. Thank god! If you follow Edwyn on twitter you'll already know about this.

Over the past couple of years it's been great to see Edwyn Colins making progress after the stroke he suffered in 2005. Now, the release date for his next solo album has been confirmed. Losing Sleep is the first record released by Collins since his illness, and features contributions from artists including Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs' Ryan Jarman, Johnny Marr and Roddy Frame, and will be released via Heavenly Recordings on September 13th, 2010. A statement reads: "In the middle of a November night 2008, the urge to write songs, which had deserted Edwyn since his illness, made an abrupt return. It happened that suddenly, to his great joy. Nowadays, he thinks about songs all the time, just like he used to before 2005." Edwyn Collins plays the London Queen Elizabeth's Hall on September 23rd

And the Vinyl Villian reminds us why we loved Edwyn's first solo records back in 1987 on Alan McGee's ill-fated & long forgotten Elevation label.

Edwyn Collins before:

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