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Ian McCulloch Goes It Alone

Bunnymen frontman to issue solo album in May

Echo and the Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch will release
Slideling, his third solo effort, on May 6th. The album
was recorded with Cenzo Townsend (who produced the Bunnymen’s
Evergreen) at Doghouse Studios in Henley-on-Thames,
England. Coldplay singer/keyboardist Chris Martin and guitarist
Johnny Buckland play on two tracks, “Arthur” and “Sliding.”

“I’m much more confident now than I was when I last did any solo
stuff,” McCulloch said. “It’s the first record I’ve made solo-wise
where I’m happy with the reasons why I’m doing it and with the way
it turned out.”

Although Slideling is his first solo recording since
Mysterio eleven years ago, McCulloch has been busying
himself with the Bunnymen since they reunited in 1997 after a
nine-year break. The group — in a slightly altered form that still
includes McCulloch and guitarist Will Seargent — released
Evergreen in 1997, What Are You Going to Do With Your
Life?
in 1999, Flowers in 2001 and a live album a
year later.

According to McCulloch, he plans to continue working with
Seargent, and Slideling does not mark a second end for the
Bunnymen.

The track listing for Slideling:

Love in Veins
Playgrounds and City Parks
Sliding
Baby Hold On
Arthur
Seasons
Baby’s on Another Train
Some Kinda Love
She Sings (All My Life)
Kansas
Stake Your Claim

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