An update from Killing Joke on the almost lterally legendary “Death and Resurrection Show”.
A really quick update as we’ve been silent for ages…
After three years, it appears we have finally tracked all the music rights owners and bashed out the basics of deals with most of them; this has been a significant hold up in the release and is often the case for many music docs. KJ do control a fair bit of the catalogue, but not all of it, there’s various bits in there from other artists too.
The film has been screening to various distributors and other buyers internationally quite a bit over recent weeks, we have the basics of a cinema release predominantly UK, DVD release and TV/VOD screenings longer term worked out but are working on territories where releases aren’t currently in place. There’s lots of interest in the film, though everyone’s struggling to comprehend how large the KJ audience is; if you get a sec give us a hand and let fellow Gatherers know about the film by shooting out an invite to this page, it all helps marketing minded people get an understanding for things.
New Savages material, unfortunately only live tracks.
Savages – “Fuckers”
Released: 6th May 2014
Whether it is solely down to resources, we don’t know, but there was a time when bands were far more prolific than they are today. From 1969 to 1980 David Bowie put out a classic album every year and also threw in an album of covers and two double live albums as a bonus. The Stranglers had their first three albums out in thirteen months, Sabbath did three in seventeen months, Buzzcocks three in eighteen months, and even Led Zeppelin churned out three in twenty-one.
Interesting interview about Joy Division with legendary photographer Kenny Cummins.
The Mancunian photographer’s seminal shoot with Joy Division has been selected for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale
Kevin Cummins is one of Britain’s most acclaimed rock photographers. A former staff photographer for the NME, Cummins has taken shots of some of the world’s most recognisable musicians, including Mick Jagger, Morrissey, David Bowie and Patti Smith.
Excellent Nick Cave interview.
Nick Cave gives his band, especially the hypnotic Warren Ellis, much of the credit for keeping him excited about the future.
CONSIDERING ALL THE artistic irons he’s had burning in the fire in recent years, it says something that Nick Cave seems fixated on one thing and one thing only at the moment.
What comes through loud and unmistakably clear when the iconic singer calls the Straight from a Milwaukee tour stop is that he couldn’t be more grateful for the Bad Seeds, a group that’s seen by some as his backing band but is really something much more.