Siouxsie is back! With her first solo album! And we’ve heard it! And we kinda love it!

Try and ignore the crease in this picture…

Ooh, a butterfly

So, it’s her first solo album, it’s called Mantaray, and it’s not out until September. There are ten tracks on it and it, apparently, ‘shows her searching for a sense of her place in the world. It’s altogether a more human, humane record than she has ever made, and all the better for it…’

Here’s what we thought of the tracks we heard… Let’s just say, you won’t be disappointed.

Into A Swan

This is all about coming back with lyrics like ‘… a new awakening’ and starts with the sound of feedback… There’s a robotic feel to it and it’s totally on the money as regards a nu-rave pop feel. The rawness of her voice has us feeling top notes of Courtney Love and maybe Patti Smith. Even a female Jack White!

About to Happen

This has a Giorgio Moroder vibe to it, especially on the chorus, and is definitely more poppy. There are even handclaps.

Here Comes That Day

Bring on the horns, bring on the anger, bring on the snarling. With lyrics like ‘Your house of cards is tumbling down around you’, it’s the ‘fuck you’ song of the album. And not in an Avril Lavigne way either.

Loveless

This one is plain eerie…

If It Doesn’t Kill You

This kicks off with a very Blackpool Beach-sounding Wurlitzer before the voice – quite Debbie Harry, in a totally good way – creeps in for another blinder.

The Me-Me-Me Verdict.
We’re freaking loving it so far, bring on the rest.

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5 comments to “Siouxsie is back! With her first solo album! And we’ve heard it! And we kinda love it!”

  1. I can’t freaking bear the wait. I WANT IT NOW!

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  2. J’adore Siouxsie! Can’t wait for the album either!

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  3. At least spell the bird’s name right.

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  4. Yeah!!! Smacked wrist.

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  5. Just saw the Swan Video, Very Hot, She is the Original chameleon,
    I wonder abot the Cover of Insects, must be an ode to her Dad, very Creatures styling, Can’t wait dance at the stage, please make it the Greek in Berkeley, The Looking Glass tour was perfect there.

    Oh Ya HOWDY SIOUXSIE

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