Public Image Ltd: One Drop 12" EP released Record Store Day April 21st 2012

 

Public Image Ltd: One Drop 12" EP released Record Store Day April 21st 2012

Self-funded EP OUT NOW! on own PiL Official Ltd label,
distributed via Cargo Records
Artwork by John Lydon © PiL Official Ltd

 

Goodnight, good evening, good morning!

The full version of 'Lollipop Opera' is available in all its glory on the EP. Available at all good independent record stores. See Record Store Day website for stockist's. Also available outside the UK at participating stores.

See you tomorrow maybe...

 

Digital Download

The One Drop EP is also available to download digitally via iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital, eMusic, HMV Digital, Play.Com and all good digital retailers. A special deluxe edition of the digital EP featuring an exclusive 'One Drop' video is available via iTunes. Available in high quality FLAC format via Boomkat

Full track listing for the EP
1. One Drop
2. I Must Be Dreaming
3. The Room I Am In
4. Lollipop Opera
5. One Drop (video) (iTunes exclusive)

The EP will be released internationally for download this week including, UK, Europe, Australasia, and North America. Release dates vary throughout the week. If you are having problems finding it please contact us.

 

Public Image Ltd: One Drop 12" EP

Full track listing for the EP
One Drop
I Must Be Dreaming
The Room I Am In
Lollipop Opera

 

“One Drop is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country….” - John Lydon

 

PiL baptised the song live in April at the BBC6 Music Celebrations at Southbank and it quickly became a crowd favourite at the April Boilerroom TV and Heaven shows. Watch the Boilerroom performance below via Boilerroom TV...

 

PiL: One Drop: Live at Boilerroom, March 19th 2012

"The destruction of the music industry is because people can't buy records easily. A record is for life. A download is a lack of life. A poor substitute for a real wife!" - John Lydon

 

Public Image Ltd:
Confirm their first new material in 20 years... One Drop EP / This Is PiL album on own self-funded label

Press Release:
February 21st 2012

‘Public Image Ltd’
Confirm their first new material in 20 years will begin with the EP ‘One Drop’ released for ‘Record Store Day’ on April 21st

Followed by the album ‘This Is PiL’ on May 28th

The new material will be released on the bands own label ‘PiL Official’

Public Image Ltd can confirm that a 4 track ‘EP’ entitled ‘One Drop’ is set to be released for ‘Record Store Day’ on April 21st, marking their first new material for 20 years. The 4 track ‘EP’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘This Is PiL’ released on May 28th. (EP track listing revealed below)

Both the new EP and album is self-funded by PiL and will be released on PiL’s own labelPiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution. All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds.

PiL were recently confirmed as special guests at BBC Radio 6 birthday celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London March 16th where they will be performing live, including some new tracks. With their show at The Brighton Concorde on August 16th sold out, a second date has been added at the venue on August 15th.

Lead track ‘One Drop’ from the EP of the same name was given an exclusive airing by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 show last week. John Lydon describes the track as-

“One Drop is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country….”

Full track listing for the EP
One Drop
I Must Be Dreaming
The Room I Am In
Lollipop Opera

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound John Lydon guided the band from their debut album 'First Issue' in 1978 through to 1992's 'That What Is Not', before a 17 year hiatus.  John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.

Public Image Ltd live line up / wrote and recorded the new material

John Lydon- After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978.  Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses.

Lu Edmonds- Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album ‘9’ adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.

Bruce Smith- Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith brought his unique style into the fold.

Scott Firth- A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, and Elvis Costello.

For more PiL information, see www.pilofficial.com

 

 

 

 

 
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