"In 2005, acclaimed Glasgow-based artist and writer, David Shrigley produced an LP-sized book of lyrics to imaginary songs called Worried Noodles (The Empty Sleeve) for the independent record label Tomlab.
"The lyrics and drawings making up the book were all drawn and worded in Shrigley’s distinctive mordantly funny style of line drawn cartoons and always bizarre and often disquieting subject matter.
"Inspired by the deranged quality of the work Tomlab immediately started approaching the crème de la crème and newest bright sparks of the indie rock world to set the lyrics to music."
...we couldn't have put it better ourselves. Crème de la crème and bright sparks located, work has finished on the record - all 39 tracks - and the Worried Noodles compilation will be released on the 15th of October.
Contributors include Franz Ferdinand, Liars, Deerhoof, Scout Niblett, David Byrne, and TV On The Radio, amongst others. Some of those others will play a celebratory launch gig for the record at the Scala in King's X, London on the 14th of October.
Upset The Rhythm and Tomlab present…
David Shrigley’s ‘WORRIED NOODLES’
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