QOTSA's Josh Homme does spoof Scissor Sisters infomercial! UK headline tour & album 'Magic Hour' out on Monday
With the release of their blinding new album ‘Magic Hour’ this coming Monday May 28th, Scissor Sisters have confirmed an October UK and Ireland headline tour. Meanwhile, Queens of the Stoneage front man Josh Homme has delved to the very core of ‘Magic Hour’ to bring you his own hilarious track-by-track guide.
The album release follows the euphoric Calvin Harris-produced single ‘Only The Horses’, which hit the charts last week following Scissor Sisters fantastic live performance on The Voice and two intimate sold out shows at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
To celebrate the launch of the single and album, Scissor Sisters set live an interactive Facebook app that allows fans to preview clips from their new record along the theme of the album’s artwork, which has today been updated with the final remaining unheard numbers. By starting the app and listening to the tracks, fans experience a social listening party – a fan populated Zebra flamingo crowd, all tweeting #MagicHour. To use the app visit: www.facebook.com/scissorsisters/app_384040868313057
Fans can also meet the band and have their copies of ‘Magic Hour’ signed on the day of release at HMV London, 150 Oxford Street, W1. The band will be instore from 6pm. More details here: www.facebook.com/events/468113029871153/
‘Magic Hour’ is the result of a series of team-ups between Scissor Sisters - Shears, Babydaddy, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Randy Real - and a whole host of stellar artists, writers and producers, including Azealia Banks, Calvin Harris, Stuart Price, Pharrell Williams, Diplo and Alex Rihda, the German electronic music producer and DJ behind BoysNoize.
“It was a pretty collaborative effort,” says Jake of ‘Magic Hour’, which was recorded in New York and London.“We made it really fast. We had a week in June 2011 when we wrote ‘Only The Horses’ and a couple of other songs that didn’t make the album, then we started back at it at the beginning of September.”
See Scissor Sisters live in the UK in October:
1st Dublin Olympia
2nd Belfast Waterfront
15th Portsmouth Guildhall
16th Leeds O2 Academy
19th Glasgow Barrowlands
20th Manchester Apollo
22nd Bristol Colston Hall
23rd London Roundhouse
See Josh Homme’s ‘Magic Hour’ infomercial here: