GOMEZ: OFF THEIR ‘TROLLEY’

We've got details of 'Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline', the bizarrely-titled new Gomez album...

Gomez will release a new album, ‘ABANDONED SHOPPING TROLLEY HOTLINE’, on September 25 through Hut Recordings.

The album is made up of material recorded since the early days of the band and includes seven unreleased songs, including a cover of The Beatles‘Getting Better’, three radio sessions and a remix. The album’s tracklisting includes: ‘Shitbag Number 9’, ‘Bring Your Loving Back Here’, ‘Emergency Surgery’, ‘Hit On The Head’, ‘Flavors’, ’78 Stone Shuffle’, ‘We Haven’t Turned Around (X-Ray Version)’, ‘Buena Vista’, ‘Shitbag’, ‘Steve McCroski’, ‘Mr Jones’, ‘High On Liquid Skin’, ‘Cowboy Song’ and ‘Getting Better’.

Explaining the album’s unusual title, Gomez frontman Ben Ottewell told nme.com: “It’s a modern urban image – the shopping trolley lying in a dirty urban street, apple cores and such around it… it beats ‘Feed My Bongos’, which is always the working title for our albums.

He added: “There’s things from about five years ago when it was just these guys, when I wasn’t in them. There’s some tracks we did before we got signed and there’s some up-to-date stuff as well. There’s some stuff that Tom‘s singing really bad, just bad performances from Tom, really.”

Gomez‘s next live appearance will be at this year’s Reading (August 26) and Leeds (27) Festivals.

Following the gigs, Gomez will take six months off before beginning work on new material.

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