Glen Matlock, Sex Pistols bassist and Rock Hall Of Fame inductee, has signed a new worldwide record deal with Cooking Vinyl and will release his new album Consequences Coming on 27 April 2023. The first single, Head On A Stick, is out this morning.
As politically passionate as ever, Matlock steams headlong in slating the current diabolical period of governance. “Peeved at the predictable but ultimately pointless political lurch to the right that has happened in the West over the past few years, one which has been aided and abetted by the vested interests of a client press, I put pen to paper and plectrum to guitar to compose a song that’s a call to arms, a wake-up alarm and primal open your eyes scream,” he says.
The video for the new song Head On A Stick can be seen below. “The video was shot on the fly one afternoon in between touring dates with Blondie in the UK,” Matlock says. “The guys who play on the forthcoming album all jumped at the chance to back me up in the video and help get this pertinent point across about the parlous state of our present position.”
Matlock has never been shy of digging out those in power who rile him. “It might be easy to be wise after the event,” he says, “but some saw where we were headed and, in the words of ‘Pete Seeger,’ attempted to hammer out a warning. We always thought it couldn’t happen here, but it sadly most definitely has and heads should justifiably roll.”
The new record deal will also see Cooking Vinyl re-releasing two of Glen’s previous solo albums, 2010’s Born Running and 2018’s critically acclaimed Good To Go, while Consequences Coming will be available in digital and specially packaged CD format, as well as limited edition signed vinyl art print.
“The album was written and recorded in Britain over the last 18 months or so with a posse of seasoned but on-point performers,” Matlock says. “All done during the debacle that is Brexit and the rise and fall of the turgid Trump episode in the US. These songs reflect my take on the whole sorry mess that has ensued.
“Now the wheels of the music business can sometimes move at a lugubrious, glacial pace, and sometimes the moment might be lost but seeing no break in the clouds or clear light at the end of the tunnel, surely the only demand on people’s lips should be that there are ‘Consequences Coming’ for the fat-headed oafs who have foisted their asinine warped sensibilities on us.
“The tunes are pretty catchy too…”
Glen Matlock plays Nell’s, London, on 17 February 2023. Consequences Coming pre-orders are available from https://glenmatlock.tmstor.es.
Glen Matlock – Consequences Coming
- Head On A Stick
- Consequences Coming
- Magic Carpet Ride
- Speaking In Tongues
- Shine Off Your Shoes
- Constant Craving
- Step In The Right Direction
- Something ‘Bout The Weekend
- This Empty Heart
- Face In A Crowd
- Tried To Tell You
- Can’t Be Myself With You
- This Ship