Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers.The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers,he’s enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles,etching himself into the UK and Europe’s musical psyche with classic songs,including Peaches,No More Heroes,Golden Brown, Always the Sun,Grip,Nice N Sleazy,Duchess and Skin Deep.
Following rave reviews in the UK,Hugh Cornwell’s new studio album TOTEM AND TABOO is set to be released in the US on June 25th,via Red River Entertainment and through Red/SONY Distribution.Recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago,the album was engineered and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini.
In support of the album,Hugh will perform US dates in October and December 2013 and will feature the new songs,as well as classic Stranglers material.Dates to be announced soon.
“His gnarliest record in over 30 years….Hugh and Steve: a marriage madeinblack.”
“Thanks to a gloriously raw and vibrant sound,courtesy of the ever reliable Steve Albini,Cornwell’s endearingly sardonic observations on freedom,consumerism and Madonna Louise Ciccone crackle with energy.He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years.
It ends with the menacing sprawl of In The Dead Of Night Cornwell’s finest and most unashamedly epic moment since the Punk Era”
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