Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Happy birthday to the legendary Siouxsie Sioux!

The iconic post-punk legend Siouxsie Sioux celebrates her 57th birthday today, congratulations! Having been a force to be reckoned with in the music world for nearly 40 years, this high priestess of punk has recorded groundbreaking and uncompromisingly avant-garde records in four different decades, and has apparently been working on a follow-up to her 2007 solo debut Mantaray (a review of it is on its way this week). That's what she said three years ago, at least, so she's certainly taking her time. On the other hand, it took Grace Jones nineteen years to make a proper comeback but the comeback album Hurricane was simply so marvellous that it was worth the wait, so that's there.

She did make a critically acclaimed live comeback last summer in the sold-out Meltdown concerts, curated by none other than Yoko Ono. But after that, there's been no news whatsoever. I've read some rumours online but as put by Siouxsie herself: "I heard a rumour / It was just a rumour" so I'll keep on waiting for any official news with great enthusiasm. I do hope she doesn't keep us waiting for too long, though...

Anyway, it's her birthday now so that obviously calls for celebration - there's always a good reason for such! Me, I'm going to have a glass of wine but you can now for example find all the Siouxsie Sunday reviews put together conveniently in one singular tab - you can find it either next to the other tabs or just by clicking here. Also, for a Siouxsie and the Banshees -themed playlist, you can head over here. Yay, am I right? There's only one studio album left to be reviewed (her aforementioned solo album Mantaray) but I might write more stuff in there, such as reviews of her compilation albums etc. so do watch that space if you're interested. 

Thank you for the music, Ms. Sioux, and do come back soon - we miss you. Meanwhile though, here's the lead single from Mantaray, titled "Into A Swan". Enjoy!

Top image via Fame Magazine.

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