Michael Head and the red rubber band announced the details of their new album, Dear Scott.
The sequel to 2017 Adios Señor PussycatDear Scott was produced by Bill Ryder Jones and will be released on May 27 via Modern Sky UK.
“I worked with Bill Ryder-Jones at his studio in West Kirby, which is awesome – freezing to death,” Head told Uncut late last year. “It’s the first time that Bill and I have worked together and it’s magic. Besides being a producer, he’s a gifted multi-instrumentalist – he played a solo and it blew my mind! I wanted Bill to bring Bill to the table, and he did, and it sounds boss. We started pre-Covid and did about six tracks, then got together a year later and listened to the six we had done and they sounded amazing, so we just continued with the others over the last few months.
The title refers to F. Scott Fitzgeraldin particular a postcard that Fitzgerald addressed to himself upon his arrival at Hollywood’s infamous Gilded Age retreat, Hotel The Garden of Allah.
As Head explained to Uncut, “I was fascinated by the early Hollywood studio system and the more I learned about the hotel, the more I realized how much the lyrical content was tied to it. Stravinsky was there, arguing with Harpo Marx – if you’re a writer that’s gold! F Scott Fitzgerald stayed there when he was sober, but I think he struggled as it was a den of debauchery.
The Dear Scott track listing will be revealed shortly, while Head has also announced a full UK tour to accompany the album reveal.
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band will perform:
Wednesday June 1 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Thursday June 2 – Newcastle, Le Cluny
Friday June 3 – Glasgow, St Luke’s
Saturday June 4 – Manchester, Gorilla
Wednesday June 8 – Bristol, Thekla
Thursday June 9 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Friday June 10 – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia
Saturday June 11 – London, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets for all shows go on general sale Friday, January 28 at 10 a.m. with ticket links available through the Michael Head website.