Sonik Kicks album
arrives next March from the Modfather.
By Blurt Staff
Paul Weller’s new album Sonik Kicks is scheduled for release on March 27th on Yep Roc
Records. The album is the follow up to the Mercury Prize Award nominated Wake Up The Nation and his eleventh
solo album. The record “mixes pop art punch with soulful communication; jazzy
explorations into psychedelia and dub with razor-sharp melodies and abstract
soundscapes with clear-eyed forest-folk,” advises the label.
Listen to first single “Around The Lake”:
Sonik Kicks features fourteen brand new tracks: “Green,” “The Attic,” “Kling I Klang,”
“Sleep of the Serene,” “By the Waters,” “That Dangerous Age,” “Study in
Blue,” “Dragonfly,” “When Your Garden’s Overgrown,” “Around The Lake,”
“Twilight,” “Drifters,” “Paperchase,” and “Be Happy Children.” Both Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon appear as special guests
on the album.
Since Weller isn’t one to wait 20 years to be invited to
perform his “classic” album, he has decided to do so now. Sonik Knicks will be performed in
full at The Roundhouse in London,
March 18th & 19th. Tickets go on sale 9AM on
Friday Nov 25th. US shows are in the works for Weller and will
be announced at a later date.
2012 will also mark two important anniversaries for Paul Weller. In 1977 (35 years
ago) The Jam burst on to the
music scene with their debut album In The City, which without question
was one of the most important punk albums to ever be released. Since then
Weller consistently changed and evolved his sound through his work with The Style Council and as a solo
artist. It was 20 years ago in 1992 when Weller released his self-titled
first ever solo album.