TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

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TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by bugman » 22 Oct 2018, 18:09

New TGTBATQ on 6 music tomorrow. Lamacq’s show

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Great! I made a new thread for this. Guess they'll announce the new album 'officially' tomorrow. -Veikko

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Re: TGTB&TQ: New music premiere on Steve Lamacq's show, 23 O

Post by Neal Zeal » 22 Oct 2018, 20:12

Ooh, that's quite an exclusive for pac-a-mac! Wonder if there will be more than one song.
If just the one, guess that will effectively be the single...

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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 15:04

tuning in now said it's on in an hour.

Said it's a personal album that touches back on Damon Albarn's britpop day's with a more mature/wiser point of view. [paraphrasing]

So sounds like a natural progression from the first GBQ album.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by rich » 23 Oct 2018, 15:14

yes - TGTB&TQ should be on at 5pm BST...

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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 15:51

About 20 minutes time...grrr. Better come on before I leave work.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Oct 2018, 16:20

I'm mixed.... that's all I can muster for now.....
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 16:20

wow tonnes of lyrics a little bit like alex turner chucking in loads of content. I'd have to listen to it a few times, but it really cuts through but definitely feeling very GBQ.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 16:22

Definitely getting a thumbs up for me, I just don't know if everyone will take to it.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by Neal Zeal » 23 Oct 2018, 16:24

Did it have a verse/chorus structure?
What was it called?
The title track (Merrie Queen) perhaps?
More info, please!

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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 16:26

- Merrie Land the title track.
- No obvious chorus
- Loads of talk/singing, and what sounds like Damon albarn giggle/singing half way through.

Sorry it's hard to really construct it as I'm supposed to be working right now. You can really hear Tony Allen's drumming coming through just as he did on the last album.

I'm sure youtube will have it on soon.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by bugman » 23 Oct 2018, 16:28

great single!
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Re: TGTBTQ: New music on Steve Lamacq's show, TODAY from 4pm

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Oct 2018, 16:28

It somewhat structurally reminded me of "There Are Too Many of Us" which happens to me my least favorite "TMW" track. I feel in both instances it go somewhere further "sonically"..... But perhaps I need to hear the track and how it fits with the rest of the album which I found was the case w/"Humanz" (even though I rate that effort lowly)......
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Re: TGTBTQ: New song premiered on Steve Lamacq's show

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 16:31

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land (Official)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p1mq19 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single premiered on Steve Lamacq's show

Post by vitekm » 23 Oct 2018, 16:36

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Re: TGTBTQ: New single premiered on Steve Lamacq's show

Post by stephen » 23 Oct 2018, 16:37

Heard it 4 times now. I think he's absolutely nailed it.
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