RIYL: The Only Ones, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed

Label: Domino

If you are unaware, Peter Perrett is a UK singer-songwriter who’s known for his very distinct vocals and pungent lyrics. The former front man of The Only Ones releases his first album in about 20 years. Perrett has struggled with addiction for quite a while, so it’s nice to see him emerge from the rubble and put out an album. “How The West Was Won” takes current pop culture by storm and makes it something worth talking about. The title track is refreshing, sarcastic and the use of a jangle guitar and slide guitar fit the “California” vibe that he intended.

From the press release:

Perrett makes each song on How The West Was Won sound natural and effortless, as though he were continuing a briefly interrupted conversation rather than picking up the threads of a solo career that faltered two decades ago. He claims to have barely touched a guitar in the decade between The One’s 1996 album Woke Up Sticky and the 2007 reunion of The Only Ones; with Perrett, a hiatus could so easily turn into a hibernation. Yet Perrett’s familiar voice sounds like it simply stepped out of the room for a few minutes and popped back in again.

Backed by his sons – Jamie and Peter Jr. on lead guitar and bass respectively – and produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones), Peter’s intuitive feel for words; his flair for idiosyncratic metaphors and his deadpan wit are all still as sharp as ever.

As demonstrated perfectly by the title track and album opener which Perrett shares today. It finds him railing against American imperialism and celebrity culture. The video is directed by Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys/King Krule) and features Peter’s band with whom he recorded the album.

The Details

Released: June 30th 2017 | WIGLP382XM

Deluxe edition red LP with a signed photo print, limited to 500 copies globally.

The LP has a gatefold sleeve, 8 page booklet & comes with MP3 album download card.

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Price $20



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