TO LISTEN! New single ‘Saturday Afternoon’ Vivien Goldman, key post-punk reporter posts great dub pop workout
Vivien Goldman was one of the key writers of the punk and post-punk eras, and his 1978 single produced by John Lydon is one of the great lost classics of the era. After decades of writing and lecturing on post-punk in New York City, she is back with new material produced by Youth and with a concert at the IRL Gallery in New York on August 22. (https://www.facebook.com/events/362223238843848)
Before the digital release of his first solo album on Youth Sounds / Cadiz Entertainment, “Punk teacher” Vivien Goldman will share a new single on the August 6, 2021.
‘Saturday afternoon’, produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb, Paul McCartney) and edited by the legendary Dennis bovell, is a clue of what to expect from her long awaited ‘Next is now ‘ long player, which offers ten new tracks including the recent single ‘I Have A Voice’. Goldman said, “It’s a hell of a reversal to do my first album now, especially with my dear Youth brothers at the helm. I found out that I had a lot to sing about and my voice improved!
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To coincide with the release, Goldman will exclusively perform a selection of tracks from the album featuring musical conspirators. Dunia and Aram to two special live shows at IRL Gallery in Brooklyn New York which starts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday August 22, 2021.
Musician, writer, educator and host, her famous post-punk production of the early 1980s saw Goldman acclaimed for social commentary on tracks such as “Private Armies” – voted best feminist punk song by Pitchfork. This distinction led to the release of Goldman’s seventh book, the Revenge of the she-punks, which appears in seven international editions.
His musical renaissance was brought about by the popularity of “Resolution”, the 2016 compilation of his music from the early 1980s recorded with people from PiL, The Raincoats, Cracks, Aswad, Robert Wyatt and his own first group, The Flying Lizards. Goldman’s post-punk classic, ‘Laundromat’ recently featured on HBO the devil and she was sampled by rappers like Madlib and Roots, among others.
Coming out of lockdown and with the vinyl and CD release of the “Next Is Now” album slated for October, Vivien Goldman will announce more live shows in the US, Europe and UK.