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Echo & The Bunnymen "Siberia"

Recorded in 2005 as the follow up to “Flowers”, “Siberia” is the tenth studio album by Liverpudlian post-punk legends Echo and the Bunnymen. • “Siberia” was produced by Hugh Jones (who had previously produced the band’s 1981 classic “Heaven Up Here”) and was written by founding Bunnymen members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant. 25 years on from their debut album “Crocodiles”, “Siberia” still retains the classic Bunnymen sound whilst breaking new ground.  Their sound is so distinctly their own with Sergeant’s silvery, tight guitar work and McCulloch’s fashionable, sweet-and-sour kind of vocal charm. Siberia, Echo’s tenth studio album (including the sans-McCulloch disaster, Reverberation), is the album the two school friends have been trying to make since getting back together to record Evergreen. This 11-song set has every crass beat of Crocodiles and every sparkling thread of Heaven Up Here while the edgy pop moments of the underrated Porcupine are sprinkled throughout. And of course, Ocean Rain will not be forgotten. If anything, “Siberia” mirrors the passion of that 1984 classic most of all. Will Sergeant’s playing has never sounded better, 

Highlights include stand-out guitar playing by Sergeant on tracks such as “Parthenon Drive” and “Of a Life” and the timeless vocal charms of McCulloch on “Stormy Weather” and “What If We Are?”. Long out of print, Demon Records is proud to present the first vinyl reissue of ‘Siberia’, pressed on two 180g translucent vinyl and house in a gatefold sleeve.

SIDE [a] 1. Stormy Weather 2. All Because Of You Days 3. Parthenon Drive SIDE [b] 4. In The Margins 5. Of A Life 6. Make Us Blind SIDE [c] 7. Everything Kills You 8. Siberia 9. Sideways Eight SIDE [d] 10. Scissors In The Sand 11. What If we Are?  Format available Clear 2LP Vinyl Release Date: 1st October 2021

 Really, “Siberia” is a beautiful album. All those years ago, Echo & the Bunnymen gave the world some “songs to learn and sing.” With “Siberia”, they do it again.

Echo and The Bunnymen – the album “Siberia” Out now on Cooking Vinyl Records,

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CHVRCHES, who are preparing to release their new album “Screen Violence” at the end of the month, have covered Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1984 classic “The Killing Moon” as an exclusive for Amazon’s playlist. “We all love Echo & The Bunnymen and had wanted to cover ‘The Killing Moon’ for a long time and jumped at the chance when Amazon Music gave us the opportunity,” Lauren Mayberry says. “Screen Violence, the new CHVRCHES album, is very much inspired by movies and ‘Killing Moon’ feels almost synonymous with Donnie Darko which is a film we all love.”

Echo & The Bunnymen present an archival dig for all of the sessions they recorded for the legendary John Peel during their formative years from 1979 to 1983. Many of the 21 songs do not appear on their early albums, as the band actually used the sessions to experiment with new material.

From post-punk roots, Echo & The Bunnymen grew to become Liverpool’s second most famous foursome with music that was darkly mysterious, sweepingly romantic and increasingly ambitious. BBC DJ John Peel was one of British alternative rock’s leading tastemakers during the band’s initial incarnation; as can be heard on THE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983, their paths crossed several times.

The six radio dates with Peel take the group from its beginnings (when drum machine Echo was still supplying the beats) to its masterpiece “Ocean Rain”. Showcasing fiery performances and Ian McCullough’s talent for improvising lyrics, these 20 recordings include revelatory versions of such Bunnymen favorites as “The Killing Moon,” “Seven Seas” and “Heaven Up Here.”

Now available as a limited edition 2-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl, THE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS 1979-1983 is a collection no fan of the band should be without

Echo & The Bunnymen have announced their first new album in four years and will tour the UK in October.

The new record, entitled The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, is a 15-track collection which will feature new versions of songs from their back catalog along with two brand new recordings.

“I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it,” says Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch in a statement.

The new record is out in October and they’ve shared the lead single today which is a sparse rework of their iconic 1984 track ‘Seven Seas’.