The co-writer, guitarist and musical director with Morrissey and founding member of the Polecats presents his new longplayer with guest artists including Eddie Argos (Art Brut) and more! Boz Boorer is back with an epic new solo album, ”Age Of Boom” – his first proper LP of fresh recordings in ten years, featuring an array of top-drawer musical guests.
Boz can rightly be described as being at the heart of the British music scene. This brilliant guitarist, songwriter and producer has been known to music fans the world over as co-writer, guitarist and musical director with Morrissey, for over two decades, as well as being a founding member of legendary neo-rockabilly band, The Polecats. On top of this, Boz produces promising newcomers in his Portugal studio, writes songs for many other artists, and works with long-time collaborators and friends such as Edwyn Collins and Adam Ant.
The new album ”Age Of Boom” has taken shape over the last four years in Boz’s Studio in Portugal, and forms a cross section through the entire musical Boz Boorer universe. On the one hand it feels intense, energetic, and raw, but there is also style, melody and humour aplenty, reflecting the artist himself. With this new album, Boz Boorer again demonstrates his incredible versatility and outstanding skills as a songwriter, multiinstrumentalist and frontman. For some of the 14 songs, Boz has handpicked high-profile guest musicians and singers for support, who help turn ”Age Of Boom” into a true contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk.
”This is the first record I have made for over 10 years that was tackled as an album and not just a selection of songs. The collaborations and mix of styles were carefully planned out. The title song, ”Age Of Boom”, is a true story about an old bar fly who sits in a pub all day talking to anyone who will listen, and often to no one at all. He was one of the boom babies, born in the 50’s but now with nothing better to do than to reminisce about a bygone age that has passed us all by – Boz Boorer, 2016
”Age of Boom is released in September 2016 on Fabrique Records, and features guest artists including Eddie Argos (Art Brut), James Maker, Tom Walkden (Wolventrix), Georgina Baillie, ”Limey” Dave Dahlson, Sarah Vista, Tracy Vandal, Ben Mark and Alex Lusty.
PROFILE: Boz is legendary on the rockabilly scene. Among the many bands he has played with are The Polecats, Boz And The Bozmen, Ronnie Dawson, The Deltas, John’s Children, Blubbery Hellbellies, Adam Ant, Sonny George, Imelda May, psychobilly band Jet Black Machine and has even toured Japan with all girl rockabilly band The Shillelagh Sisters. He is Morrissey’s musical director, co-songwriter and guitarist since 1991.