As The Afghan Whigs release Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years, we delve into the Uncut archive to revisit the band’s dapper frontman recalling the albums and songs that changed his life (June 2012, Take 181). Includes Prince’s “laser jizz”… Interview: Sharon O’Connell
We have Bruce Springsteen on the cover of the new Uncut, so it's appropriate that the free CD with the issue kicks off rousingly with Brooklyn's The Men and a track called "Another Night from their new album, Tomorrow's Hits that sounds raucously like The E Street Band having a noisy bash at "Train In Vain" by The Clash.
The Black Keys have been announced as the final headliner for Latitude Festival 2014.
The band join previously announced headliners Two Door Cinema Club and Damon Albarn at the top of the bill.
Other acts announced today include Editors, James, Crystal Fighters, Kelis, The Afghan Whigs and Tinariwen. Mogwai, Lykke Li, War On Drugs, Temples, Parquet Courts, George Ezra, Conor Oberst and Tom Vek will also play.
Latitude 2014 will take place from July 17-20 at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk.
“On ‘Sweet Thing’, he asked me to imagine myself as a young, French drummer who was witnessing his first execution,” recalls veteran drummer Tony Newman, recalling the sessions for David Bowie’s 1974 album Diamond Dogs in John Robinson’s cover story for this month’s Uncut, which goes on sale this Friday, February 28.
Afghan Whigs have announced details of three UK tour dates to take place in July.
The band, who will release their first new album in 16 years later this year, will play live in London, Manchester and Glasgow this summer following the release of Do To The Beast in April. The three dates come as part of a wider European tour and will see the band play London's Electric Ballroom on July 15 before a date at Manchester Cathedral two days later. The short UK jaunt will conclude in Glasgow on July 18. Scroll down for ticket details.
The reunited Afghan Whigs have released a video ahead of their first new album in 16 years.
Scroll down to watch the video for the track "Algiers".
It's taken from Do To The Beast, the band's first album since their last album, 1965, which was released in 1998. Do To The Beast will be released on Sub Pop on April 14.
Do To The Beast features core members Greg Dulli and bassist John Curley, but it is the first Whigs album that doesn't feature the band's original lead guitarist Rick McCollum.