David Gilmour Plays Two New Songs Live, New Album In September

David Gilmour, courtesy of David Gilmour.com

David Gilmour, courtesy of David Gilmour.com

This past weekend David Gilmour played the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas in Carlow, Ireland this weekend. As part of the performance Gilmour performed two new songs from his long-awaited new solo album dubbed Rattle That Lock. The album title was announced ahead of the show on Gilmour’s website. The new record is a follow-up to 2006’s celebrated On An Island. Gilmour’s new album includes long-time collaborators like Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Jools Holland and Gilmour’s wife Polly Sampson, who assisted in writing the lyrics. He has also booked fall tour dates to coincide with the album release.

The two new songs played were ‘Girl with a Yellow Dress’, ‘Boots on the Ground’.

In an interview last fall with Rolling Stone, Gilmour commented on Rattle That Lock:

It’s coming along very well. There are some sketches that aren’t finished, and some of them will be started again. There’s a few months’ work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out this following year.”


Dismissing the notion once again that he might revive Pink Floyd one day:

I’m really enjoying my life and my music. There’s no room for Pink Floyd. The thought of doing any more causes me to break out in a cold sweat.” He added, “Anything we had of value is on [The Endless River}. Trying to do it again would mean using second-best material, and that’s not good enough for me.”


David Gilmour Tour Dates:
Sept 12: Arena Pula – Pula, HR
Sept 14: Verona Arena – Verona, IT
Sept 15: Teatro Le Mulina – Florence, IT
Sept 17: Theatre Antique – Orange, FR
Sept 19: Koing-Pilsener-Arena – Oberhausen, DE
Sept 23: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sept 24: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Sept 25: The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK

Tim Bowness Recording New Album

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Tim Bowness has been in NAM Studios recording his forthcoming album, due out late Summer 2015 via InsideOut Music.

The album is a follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams and features Bowness’ live band (including Porcupine Tree‘s Colin Edwin), alongside Anna Phoebe, Peter Hammill, Andrew Keeling and other guests (to be announced shortly).

Tim had this to say:

“If Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was something of a bolder and more dynamic extension of No-Man’s ‘Schoolyard Ghosts,’ I’d say that the new album is something of a bolder and more dynamic extension of ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams.’ A logical step forward with some surprises, I hope. It’s been really exciting working with the band on most of the pieces and getting some special contributions from the likes of Anna Phoebe, Peter Hammill and Andrew Keeling.”

Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band No-Man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with No-Man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music‘s Phil Manzanera, amongst many others, and is a member of the bands Henry Fool and Memories Of Machines.

Stream the music video for “The Warm-Up Man Forever” from Abandoned Dancehall Dreams here.

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