|'Human Gold' out now!
Listening Device second album 'Human Gold' is out now.
The album is now available from download stores
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Two years since its inception the Listening Device's second album Human Gold finally sees the light of day.
As ever the music does not fit into easy categorisation. Jools Holland described it as "somewhere between Ray Charles and Nick Cave", whilst other observers have suggested it is "what would happen if Tom Waits became lead singer of Coldplay" and "Bruce Springsteen for the white collar worker".
Lyrics on the new album do not disappoint ,once again covering a wide subject matter including erotic fairy stories, the legacy of Tony Blair and the autobiographical "The Day I Became A God". There is also a track exploring the hitherto unexplained concept of why the Listening Device fan base is bigger in outer space than here on earth.
All the songs are again written by keyboardist Janet Thompson and lead vocalist Harry Worcester but, apart from drummer Phil Legende, the rest of the line up has changed since the first album. The contrasting guitar styles of Neil "Flash" Etheridge and
Andy 'Riff' Pett, along with the rock solid bass of Steve Lamb, give the band a slightly harder edge and there is also beguiling support from backing vocalists Tiggy
York and Emma Kemp.
Production duties fall to Janet Thompson, assisted by Phil Legende.
There is also additional production from Johnson Somerset, who has worked with Steve Winwood and Bryan Ferry amongst others, and he sprinkles some of his manic fairy dust into the mix.