Former Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst, former Siouxsie & The Banshees drummer Budgie, and producer Jacknife Lee have teamed up to form a new trio. The supergroup have announced their debut collaborative album Los Angeles, which arrives November 3rd via PIAS.
The album features contributions from LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, U2’s The Edge, Mark Bowen of IDLES, Lonnie Holley, Mary Lattimore, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, Starcrawler‘s Arrow de Wilde and Pan Amsterdam.
Speaking to NME about the album’s special guests Tolhurst said “We picked the right people. We gave people free reign. They did all the lyrics – apart from ‘Train With No Station’ which I did with my son – and they were responding with whatever the music made them feel. Somehow we ended up with this very coherent album.
“We said, ‘This has to be called ‘Los Angeles’ because it’s about the place we made it and our experience there.”
Tolhurst also spoke about The Cure’s long-awaited new album Songs Of a Lost World, but didn’t have any updates:
“I saw Robert and the chaps a couple of weeks ago. They came to my adopted hometown to play. We had a brief chat about things, and I’m sure their album is coming out soon. It was a nice chat. It was like being back in the pub in 1977. We’re just excited to get this album out in November.”
In anticipation of its release, the band have shared the album’s title track featuring Murphy.
Watch the video directed by John Liwag below.
Pre-order Los Angeles here.
Aside from this supergroup, Tolhurst will publish his second book GOTH: A History, on September 26 in the United States, via Hachette. Pre-order it here.