This is very good news.
One of my all-time favourite bands.
The House Of Love have announced details of the release of a new album. She Paints Words In Red will be released via Cherry Red on Monday 1st April 2013.
Having initially re-formed to release their warmly received album Days Run Away in 2005, She Paints Words In Red once again features original members Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers; Bickers & Chadwick had previously not played together for over a decade before the release of Days Run Away.
The track listing of the album is as follows:
1. A Baby Got Back On Its Feet
3. She Paints Words In Red
5. Lost In The Blues
6. Low Black Clouds
7. Money Man
8. Trouble In Mind
9. Never Again
10. Sunshine Out Of The Rain
11. Holy River
12. Eye Dream
“We recorded the songs in for She Paints Words In Red in ten days in November 2012, “ comments Guy Chadwick. “It was great to be recording again, and everything went to plan and gelled from the onset. Terry and I have got back to our original working relationship, with a few healthy quarrels thrown in still! We had just played a festival in Krakow, where we had a brilliant gig, so everyone was vibed up and ready to go. Pat Collier, who worked with us on most of our early recordings, was at the controls. “
“Most of the songs were written in the last year or so, and suddenly it felt like there was a set of songs that sounded like an album. The exception being PKR (Purple Killer Rose), an old House Of Love song, in my opinion one of the best songs I’ve ever written, which we reworked because I felt we didn't do it justice last time, and Terry particularly loves it.”
“The album has some epic tracks, PKR, Holy River, Eye Dream, A Baby Got Back On Its Feet, which take the group back to our roots. Everyone involved feels we've got our mojo back! The group have also revisited our subtler, ballady side with ethereal songs such as Lost In The Blues and Trouble In Mind. “
The House Of Love formed in 1986 in Camberwell, South London and released their first single, Shine On, on Creation Records in May 1987. Two further singles, Real Animal and Christine, appeared before they released their massively acclaimed debut album in June 1988.
The 10-track album, featuring classic tracks such as Hope, Man To Child & Love In A Car was quickly hailed as one of the definitive independent releases of the late 1980’s and was recently re-released by Cherry Red as a deluxe 3-cd version.
Signing to Fontana following the release of their debut album, original guitarist Terry Bickers would leave in 1989, replaced by Simon Walker, before they released their second self–titled (although often called ‘the butterfly’ album) album in January 1990.
Two further albums would be released on Fontana, Babe Rainbow (1992) and Audience With The Mind (1993) before they eventually disbanded in late 1993.
Having released their ‘re-formation’ album, Days Run Away, in 2005, the House Of Love have continued to play and tour intermittently since, including a ‘Don’t Look Back’ show at London’s Koko in 2007. UK shows will be announced shortly.