29th September 2017
Heir Of The Dog
1. Heir Of The Dog / 2. Wasted / 3. I Don't Fear The Reaper (Just Don't Want To Meet Her) / 4. Rosabelle, Believe / 5. Man In A Bag / 6. Fingertips / 7. When I Was A Girl / 8. Yves Klein's Blues / 9. Winsome Lose Some / 10. Just Rewards / 11. Of California / 12. All I Have Is Yours (Including You) / 13. No News
It's been quite a year for Cult With No Name. Late 2016 saw the release of 'Blue Velvet Revisited', a breath-taking insight into David Lynch's masterpiece, using unseen super 8 material captured on set by filmmaker Peter Braatz. CWNN invited post-punk legends Tuxedomoon and Godfather of electronica John Foxx to join them in scoring, the soundtrack and film achieving enormous international acclaim, with Lynch himself choosing to debut the film in the US at his own Festival of Disruption. More recently, CWNN's Erik Stein contributed vocals to Rusty Egan's long-awaited 'Welcome To The Dancefloor' album, joining the likes of Peter Hook and Midge Ure in a true masterclass of synth-pop. For 'Heir Of The Dog', their 8th album, CWNN build further on their reputation for distinctive, offbeat electro-acoustic-quasi-pop. Whilst 'Wasted' comes closest to anything resembling that, other tracks eat up and spit out genres as random and clearly fabricated as Cohenesque-Gospel ('Of California'), Moot-Mutant Disco ('Rosabelle, Believe') and Cubano-Gypsy ('Fingertips'). CWNN's palette is typically enhanced with a range of guests. Steven Brown, Blaine L. Reininger and Luc Van Lieshout (of Tuxedomoon) all add their magic. Ex-Sneaker Pimp and trip-hop legend Kelli Ali is a ghostly presence throughout, and contributes the pastoral 'Yves Klein's Blues', punctuated by American vocalist Sirena Riley. The album ends with one of CWNN's most atmospheric piano pieces, the previously unreleased 'No News', which closes the 'Blue Velvet Revisited' film in serious style. So whether you choose to be thrown to the heir, or heir to the thrown, watch out... 'Heir Of The Dog' is gonna bite.