Gang Of Four, joi, 31 martie 2016, de la ora 21:00, la Control Club, Sala Berlin.
Gang Of Four live @ Control.
UK’s legendary post-punk GANG OF FOUR released their new album, „What Happens Next,” in February 2015 on Metropolis Records in the USA and Canada, Membran in Europe, Shock in Australia and JVC in Japan. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed album “Content”, „What Happens Next” features collaborations with Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Robbie Furze from The Big Pink, Bowie’s bass player and vocalist Gail Ann Dorsey, German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer and Japanese superstar Hotei.
The first album without vocalist Jon King, „What Happens Next” refers to both the outside world and the band itself: an emphatic commitment to the future. „The focus is more on universal issues, like how individuals behave in certain ways or how our world is constructed, than local issues or current affairs,” says founding guitarist and songwriter Andy Gill. „Gang of Four is anything but parochial.” When King left the project, a reinvigorated Gill seized the opportunity to re-imagine Gang of Four from the ground up. The new album is an unexpected twist that still operates as the next logical step for the legendary post-punk act.
Sandwiched between Joy Division’s landmark album „Unknown Pleasures” and Led Zepellin’s iconic „IV,” Gang of Four’s debut „Entertainment!” sits at #8 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 of the 1970s, proclaiming it „caustic and bursting with disgust for unethical capitalism, opportunist politicians and consumer society, among other things, but it’s also crafted with amazing pop sensibility — and is, of course, remarkably danceable.” Earlier this year, that same album was found on Kurt Cobain’s handwritten list of favorite albums. Echoing the singular importance of the band’s impact on music, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello told Rolling Stone in July 2014 that „there’s no one more influential on my guitar playing than Andy Gill.” Having been named a massive influence by many artists including Bloc Party, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem, among hundreds of others, Gang of Four’s legacy continues not by being frozen in a moment in time, but by constant evolution while remaining true to the original spirit of the band.
„What Happens Next” was written and produced by Andy Gill in London.
NEW LIVE ALBUM: Live…in the Moment
Gang of Four have always been exciting to watch live: edgy, unpredictable, appearing to threaten to dissolve into chaos and yet never losing the tightness and angularity that is the hallmark of their sound. During a year spent touring the world, Gang Of Four captured the experience of two of the greatest of their shows.
The band filmed their sold-out show at New York’s Irving Plaza which will be available as a DVD or download. They also recorded their penultimate show of 2015, at London’s Islington Assembly Hall. This will be available as an audio CD, vinyl and download.
The set list of each show brings together a catalogue spanning more than 30 years, from Entertainment!’s “Damaged Goods” to „Where The Nightingale Sings” from the 2015 studio album, What Happens Next.