The Good, The Bad & The Queen will today drop a brand new track titled ‘Gun To The Head’ from forthcoming studio album Merrie Land. Check out the video below..
In preparation for their shows in Blackpool, Glasgow and London the band will play 3 intimate warm-up shows in Tynemouth, at the Tynemouth CIU Club on November 26th and Cullercoats Crescent Club on November 27th & 28th – each with a rare capacity of less than 100.
This week saw the band make their first live appearance in seven years with the debut performance of album title track ‘Merrie Land’ and ‘Gun To The Head’ on ‘Later…. With Jools Holland’ (below)
Following an eleven-year hiatus since their eponymous debut, the four musical storytellers are back with Merrie Land, which will be self-released on the newly created label Studio 13. Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Merrie Land contains 10 new songs – written during the current period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union – creating a reluctant good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018.
Merrie Land’s focus moves beyond GBQ’s London-themed first album to a wider land, with a beautiful and hopeful paean to the Britain of today, an inclusive Britain, currently in an Anglo Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged. Could there be a more perfect band – with their creative symbiosis of pasts and present and shared acclaimed music histories – to reflect on the anticipation, disorientation and confusion of current life.
The full track listing for Merrie Land is:
– Merrie Land
– Gun to the Head
– Nineteen Seventeen
– The Great Fire
– Lady Boston
– Drifters & Trawlers
– The Truce of Twilight
– The Last Man to Leave
– The Poison Tree