- 17 Apr 02
...because the new Reindeer Section album is en route, arriving June 14th and featuring peeps from The Vaselines, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai among others. Our sources say it's just brilliant, too
Hotpress.com can exclusively reveal details of the new Reindeer Section album, which is due through Bright Star Recordings on June 14th.
Recorded during a two-week frenzy in Glasgow, Son Of Evil Reindeer finds Gary, Johnny And Mark of Snow Patrol marshaling Astrid's Neil Payne, Charlie Clarke, Willy Campbell & Gareth Russell; Eva's Jenny Reeve & Sarah Roberts; Mogwai's John Cummings; The Vaselines' Eugene Kelly; Alfie's Lee Gorton, Sam Morris and Ben Dumville; Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat, Malcolm Middleton & Colin MacPherson; Idlewild's Roddy Woomble; Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake; Belle & Sebastian's Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke & Bob Kildea; Cadet's Iain Archer; and the unaligned Stacey Sievewright, Paul Fox and Marcus Mackay.
"After the first (Reindeer Section) album was finished, I started writing more and more songs," Gary Lightbody explains. "They weren't Snow Patrol songs, although I've got an album's worth of those too. I can't quite explain the difference. You just know. And these songs cried out for the 'Section treatment'. As soon as the first album was released, I wanted to record the second one!"
The full track-listing is 'Grand Parade', 'Budapest', 'Strike Me Down', 'Your Sweet Voice', 'I'll Be Here', 'Where I Fell', 'Cartwheels', 'Last Song On Blue Tape', 'Cold Water', 'Who Told You', 'Whodunnit' and the lead single, 'You Are My Joy', which sees the light of day on May 31st.