The Modfather releases a dance remix EP in July...
Paul Weller is to release a dance remix EP and a new single in July.
Weller has recorded a track called ‘Helioscentric’ with longtime producer and collaborator Brendan Lynch. ‘Helioscentric’ does not feature on Weller‘s recent album, the similarly-titled ‘Heliocentric’. The track did however feature on the B-side to Weller‘s last single, ‘He’s The Keeper’.
Also on the EP will be an Andrew Weatherall remix of ‘Helioscentric’, and a Noonday Underground remix of the album track ‘There’s No Drinking After You’re Dead’. The EP is currently being played in nightclubs across the country, and will get a full release on July 31 through Universal/Island.
Inside sources who have heard the record told nme.com: “Krautrock it the term I’d use, especially for the Andrew Weatherall remix. That’s what he is into at the moment!”
Lynch and Weller have produced dance tracks before, notably the track ‘Kosmos’, which featured on the eponymous 1992 Paul Weller album.
In addition to the EP, Weller also plans to release a new single, ‘Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea’ in July through Universal/Island. A spokesperson for Weller told nme.com that the single was likely to be released in the last two weeks in July, and is about Weller‘s daughter, Leah.
The single will be the first release from the album eligible for the charts, as ‘He’s The Keeper’ had no barcode on the sleeve, and was intended as a ‘fan only’ release.
Paul Weller has just completed a UK tour, but will make three festival appearances this summer at the Dublin Witnness Festival (August 6), V2000 Festival (August 19-20) and Glasgow Green Festival In The City (August 25).
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