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• Luke Haines (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder and Baader Meinhof) returns with his glorious new solo record.
• … Setting The Dogs On The Post Punk Postman follows 2020’s critically acclaimed collabor-ation with R.E.M’s Peter Buck – Beat Poetry For Survivalists.
• The new album features Peter Buck (REM) on the opening anthem ‘Ex Stasi Spy’.
• Also featuring Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) on ‘Yes, Mr Pumpkin’.
‘Luke Haines In… Setting the Dogs On The Post Punk Postman’ is the new state of the nation address by Luke Haines.
Given the state the nation is in, there is no better time for Luke Haines to speak his thoughts. These are thoughts concerning the Eastern Bloc, Ivor Cutler, the filmmaker and acid playwright Shuji Terayama, U-Boats, having no audience in Liverpool, swimming with Andrea Dworkin, and a fable about a suicidal couple (who just happen to be pumpkins).
The album is not a concept album although Luke has agreed to allow it to be adapted into a five act play by a group of experimental Japanese psychologists to be performed in Tokyo sometime in the future.
Luke Haines also has his first solo painting exhibition in Eston Arts Centre, Middlesbrough on March 4th – April 3rd 2021. Works will include new canvases of wrestlers and a Christmas tree decorated with baubles – each bauble representing a member of The Fall music group.
‘Setting The Dogs…’ also includes contributions from Peter Buck, (REM) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh).
Luke Haines and Peter Buck go on a sold-out tour of the UK in September ’21.
1. EX STASI SPY
2. U BOAT BABY
3. NEVER GOING BACK TO LIVERPOOL
4. WHEN I OWNED THE SCARECROW
5. IVOR ON THE BUS
6. YES, MR PUMPKIN
7. TWO JAPANESE FREAKS TALKING ABOUT MAO AND NIXON
8. I JUST WANT TO BE BURIED
9. ANDREA DWORKIN’S KNEES
10. LANDSCAPE GARDENING
11. SETTING THE DOGS ON THE POST PUNK POSTMAN-