On September 23rd Mortal Records presents ‘Love Hurt Bleed’, the first single to be taken from ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’, the inspired new album by pioneer, chart-topper and influential artist Gary Numan, which is released on October 14th.
Gary’s knack for aggressive, electronic anthems is evident in the pounding, growling throb of ‘Love Hurt Bleed’. His trademark vocal snarl is lashed to a heavy synth beat - massive on a soundsystem and set to become one of the big tracks on his November ‘Splinter’ Tour.
Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album ‘Dead Son Rising’ in 2011, ‘Splinter…’ is his first self-penned full album since ‘Jagged’ in 2006.
In recent years Gary has been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West, Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Prince and J Dilla, to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles.
Gary Numan: Splinter UK Tour, November 2013
7th Bristol 02 Academy (£25)
8th Ireland Dublin Button Factory (25 Euros)
11th Sheffield 02 Academy (£25)
12th Newcastle 02 Academy (£25)
13th Glasgow 02 ABC (£25)
14th Manchester Academy (£27.50)
15th Oxford 02 Academy (£25)
16th London Roundhouse (£32.50)
18th Brighton The Dome (£25)
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (£27.50)
Tickets available at www.ticketweb.co.uk
The verdict on ‘I Am Dust’, the first track premiered from the album ‘Splinter (Sings From A Broken Mind)’:
“Numan is a master of melody, whose highly aesthetic, chilling tunes have outlived many of his more human-sounding peers. ‘I Am Dust’ showcases a mix of trademark glacial synths with a modern, steelier, spikier edge” Q
“A vintage-sounding blast of epic-industrial crunch” Mojo
“Considered one of the most pioneering musicians of his era, Numan has never been shy to embrace new sounds, and the latest track, 'I Am Dust' is no exception” The Huffington Post
“An impressive calling card for the reinvigorated LA based Numan” The Electricity Club