Welcome once again to My Four as we unveil the four tracks you need to know about and revel in their musical splendor.
Got a bit of a solo album theme this week and it begins with…
With the “will they, wont they” debate still raging about Velvet Revolver, Slash has taken it upon himself to release his third solo album, World On Fire. Conspiring once again with Myles Kennedy, this is the follow up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, and it was in the middle of touring that album that Slash appeared on BBC’s Top Gear programm standing on a destroyed Toyota doing his version of the Allman Brothers song, “Jessica”. As you do. Available on the Dik Hayd International label, this is the title track, “World On Fire”. www.slashonline.com | Get the music on iTunes
THE MADDEN BROTHERS
Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden are next up this week with the release of their album Greetings From California. The brothers first set upon making an album back in 2011 with a little help from Pharrell Williams. That never materialised but they carried on regardless. And they even found the time to coach on The Voice Kids Australia. Another record from Good Charlotte wouldn’t go amiss though, fellas. Available on the Capitol Records label, this is the single “We Are Done”. www.themaddenbrothers.com | Get the music on iTunes
Thirteen years since his last studio album, Aphex Twin makes a welcome return this week with his new album Syro. As far as the promotion went for this release, it has included using a huge blimp to fly across London with the Aphex Twin logo adorning it, spraying graffiti outside Radio City Hall in New York and “Listening events” were held in major cities across the globe. With more albums up his sleeve, the return of Aphex Twin will definitely be worth the wait. Available on the Warp label, this is the single “minipops 67 [120.2]”. www.warp.net/records/aphex-twin | Get the music on iTunes
And finally this week, it’s Nick Oliveri with the release of his new solo album Leave Me Alone. Many will know Oliveri from his days as the bassist for Queens Of The Stone Age, and indeed he has been prominent with his former band over the last year or so. But this is his third solo album to date and features appearances from Motorhead’s Phil Campbell, Dean Ween of Ween and Bruno Fevery of Kyuss Lives!, the most incarnation of the band where it all started for Oliveri. Available on the Schnitzel Records label, this is the album track, “Human Cannonball Explodes”. www.reverbnation.com/nickoliveri666 | Get the music on iTunes
And that is that for another week, join us next time on the never ending search of the four artists you need to know about. Keep on keeping on….
— Mark Sharpley