Death In Vegas have teamed up with Iggy Pop, Bobby Gillespie, Dot Allison and The Jesus And Mary Chain‘s Jim Reid on their second album ‘The Contino Sessions’, due for an autumn release through Heavenly.
Described by Vegas‘ Richard Fearless as “a dark and dirty garage record”, the follow-up to 1997’s ‘Dead Elvis’ has been recorded at Fearless‘ own Contino Rooms studio in east London and is the band’s first release to feature new member Tim Holmes. Founder member Steve Hellier left in 1998.
Allison‘s collaboration is called ‘Dirge’ and will be released as a limited-edition single on July 12.
Gillespie sings on ‘Soul Auctioneer’, while Reid performs ‘Broken Little Sister’. The Iggy Pop track ‘Aisha’ has already been played by club DJs across the country over the past two weeks.
DIV play Glastonbury on June 26 and T In The Park in Balado, Scotland on July 10. These will be the band’s first major live dates since their support slot on The Chemical Brothers‘ ’97 world tour.
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