When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, little did they know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott was back with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind.
Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a 5-track, 50-minute collaborative record that cements the status of both act’s wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
‘Soused’ is out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records
As previously announced, Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance via Matador Records / Remote Control on Friday January 16 in Australia. The band have shared a peak of their album cover, track listing and more.
After a four year absence since their last Australian tour, including a performance at the Sydney Opera House, Belle & Sebastian will return to Australia this summer after announcing a spot at the New Zealand edition of Laneway Festival.
AUSTRALIAN SHOW DATES
MONDAY 26 JANUARY- Laneway Festival Auckland, New Zealand
WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY – The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia
THURSDAY 29 JANUARY- Enmore Theatre Sydney NSW
SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY – Palais Theatre Melbourne VIC
TUESDAY 3 FEBRUARY – Astor Theatre Perth, WA
The album features backing from James Sedwards, Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth accompanying Thurston’s thrashing guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.